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Deck the halls

My interior design project with our architects, Albertsson Hansen, was completed just in time for Christmas, woo hoo!  (see post-remodel but pre-decorating pics here) I decided we’d have to host a little holiday get together  – it would force me to get everything wrapped up, otherwise these things just drag on. There are so many beautiful options available, but at some point you just have to decide.

image{family room, complete with wreath, stockings, garland, new rug & sofa!}

wpid-IMAG2200.jpg{so happy with the window treatments, new table & chairs, and side table}

wpid-IMAG2206.jpg{O Christmas Tree! The glass and silver ones are from CB2}

wpid-IMAG2207.jpg{only thing we did here was add the roman shades, Marimekko Kirsikka fabric}

Despite my new cook’s kitchen, we decided to treat our friends to food catered by a local food truck, Gastrotruck. They were great to work with and the food was outstanding! My personal favorite was the pork belly… mmm mmm good.

gastrotruck foodTop to bottom: crudites with garlic spinach dip, dates stuffed with blue cheese & crispy prosciutto, roasted potatoes with sour cream mousse, and Thai beef salad in a cucumber cup.

Wish I had a pic of the hot dishes, but I was too busy eating to grab one!  The Gastrotruck crew also served us chicken skewers with caramelized onions and blue cheese sauce, smoked pork belly mini slider with kimchee and ginger aioli, and beer braised brisket mini slider with horseradish sauce and arugula.

We definitely kicked off the season with eating, drinking, and yes, merriment. But before we can go for round two, I’ve got to finish menu planning for Christmas Day dinner (can’t outsource everything to food trucks!) 😉  So, in case I don’t make it back to the blog before Christmas, enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family!


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