Every time I see an ad for the Food & Wine classic in Aspen (it’s in June!), I picture myself nibbling amuse-bouche, wine in hand, chatting with Tom Colicchio. I think after I’ve stuffed myself silly, I’ll head back to the Hotel Jerome for a little R&R. The hotel, which was originally built in 1889, re-opened in December of last year after extensive renovations and a redesign by Todd-Avery Lenahan.
Check in for around $350.
I’m always trying to think of healthy ways to spice up lunch, even more so now with summer, long hikes, and beach days around the corner. (You may remember this quick wrap or this healthy egg salad.) I decided to give chicken salad a facelift, inspired by one of my favorite arepa’s at a shop in Chicago. It’s a simple chicken salad recipe, perfect for spring’s fresh produce. Held together by greek yogurt with added creaminess from the avocado, wooing even the mayonaise lovers.
Spring Chicken Salad
1/2 c. potato, peeled and diced
1 1/2 c. (12 oz.) shredded cooked chicken
1/2 c. peas, thawed if frozen or blanched if fresh
1 large carrot, peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
squeeze of honey
1 large avocado
1. Add potatoes to a small sauce pan and barely cover with water. Add sea salt. Cook on medium-high heat until just soft, about 4-5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, mix together chicken, peas, carrots, and greek yogurt. Season with a squeeze of honey and sea salt, to taste.
3. Once potatoes are cooked, drain and run cold water over.
4. Carefully fold potatoes into the chicken salad. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
5. Serve on a wheat wrap, toasted bread, or a pita. Top with avocado and lettuce.
6. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week, stirring well before serving.
Cute maternity swim suits are a little more challenging than regular suits, but there are still some great options out there (also be sure to check out Old Navy for inexpensive basic suits… I bought the black halter tankini and black cinched bottoms this Spring and loved them). Here are a few of my favorites:
1 / 2 top & bottom / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 top & bottom / 7 top & bottom / 8 / 9
You can also save by buying a basic pair or two of bottoms and switching up the tops… several mix and match suits for less!
It’s summertime and the living is easy.
1. tank / 2. sunglasses / 3. pouch / 4. shoes / 5. shorts
I get asked this question a lot – so I thought I’d share – my number one tip for setting up a baby’s room.
You don’t need to buy a changing table. Take any dresser, add a changing pad, and when your little one is finally potty-trained, get rid of it as fast as you can. (Keep the dresser, of course!) To be safe, I recommend using velcro-strips to secure the changing pad to the top your dresser).