So... spring? From the looks of some photos turning up on my Instagram feed, spring may have lost its way to a few parts of the world. And after a beautiful weekend here, the cold, blustery, soggy grays are back. Maybe we just need to make sure spring knows it's invited to the party. Should we try raising a few glasses in its honor?
While we wait, how about a bundle of bright pink tulips, some delicate grape hyacinth and sweet English daisies? They perfectly brought to life the blues and pinks that were the inspiration for my spring party. Add some vintage Booths Real Old Willow (found on One Kings Lane) and some Royal Albert Memory Lane (collected when I was a child) to set a pretty table.
For cocktail hour, a bit of Rosé Lillet, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and gin, topped with a viola blossom, was a hit (you can find the recipe here).
Homemade Gruyere-chive scones (adapted from the Barefoot Contessa) were just the right savory complement to the sweet sips. They moved to the dining room table when lunch was served to go alongside a quiche Lorraine (from here) and a spring vegetable salad found in the current issue of Domino.
And for dessert - cherry blossom cookies. From this recipe and a little inspiration from Ina, they paired perfectly with white chocolate mousse.
And there you have it, a lovely spring lunch!
Here's hoping for more sunny days to toast soon. How will you celebrate? XO