Happy New Year


What better way to ring in the New Year than with rich food, good friends and epic flowers? We celebrated by cooking an eight course meal with some of our nearest and dearest including florists Holly and Becky of Holly Flora.  And here’s a news flash: being friends with florists has its perks.


The plan was for each couple to cook two recipes from The Mozza Cookbook, which the six of us would enjoy together. I’ll be posting sumptuous pictures and details about this sicko meal later in the week but for now, it’s all about how flowers.


Holly walked in with two boxes filled with vases of brightly-hued poppies, ranunculus, and anemones and began laying them out on the table and around the house (yellow for the kitchen, purple in the bedroom). How gorgeous is this table? I’ve been friends with these ladies for years and I still can’t get over it.


How did you celebrate this holiday weekend? Cook anything great, do anything great, see anything great? I’ve been seeing movies, watching Downton Abbey, knitting, doing yoga and generally staying off the computer, which has felt really nice. Hope you’ve had a good start to the new year.