party provisions from Food52

Whether you’re setting your table for Easter, brunch, or just cocktails with the girls, serve it up in style with these adorable and handsome party provisions from Food52. With the goal of “better kitchens for everyone” in mind, Food52 has carefully curated an assortment of serveware, barware, and even party decorations that make for great gifts (or a treat for yourself…). I love the amount of detail on these pieces: from a gentle swoosh of glaze on a platter, to pony-topped drink stirrers, these pieces are like modern heirlooms.

party provisions from Food52
I love the idea of setting a table and using such a wide range of materials, like copper, clear and colored glass, brass, even dipped enamel. Plus, it’s always nice to throw in a punch of color to perk up a neutral and sophisticated table.

party provisions from Food52

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sequins and cashmere from Calypso St. Barth #calypsostyle

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that I popped up to New York last week for some shopping, visits, and way too much eating. I started off the day shopping at Calypso St. Barth, where I was lucky enough to pick out two of my favorite pieces. I ended up walking away with this goooorgeous hand-embellished sequined tank and a dreamy ivory cashmere cocoon wrap. I’ve been wearing the cocoon non-stop — it’s seriously just like wearing a cloud. Now I just need a fancy occasion for my sequins…

mexican sushi
While in New York, we stumbled upon Taka Taka, a Mexican + Japanese restaurant. The concept is pretty funny, but I loved it because it combines two of my favorite types of food. Most of the sushi rolls were spicy, which I loved, and the michelada was awesome (I got the cucumber version). Plus, you can’t go wrong with conveyor belt sushi.

wine at all'onda in new york city
The last stop for my New York trip was a visit to All’onda, a recently opened restaurant by Chris Jaeckle. The food is to die for (um, hello squid ink pasta), the ambiance is gorgeous, and the drink menu is spectacular. I highly recommend visiting this Union Square spot immediately.

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Cookie Exchange Party #ziploc #holidaycollection

‘Tis the season for parties! I like to shake things up a bit though. Potlucks don’t feel so special anymore, so this year I thought of a fresh idea… a holiday cookie exchange!

I invited each of my friends to bake their favorite cookies and bring them over! We had a blast sharing recipes and munching on mountains of cookies (we even gossiped a bit). I highly suggest inviting your girlfriends over for this super fun seasonal party! Your tummy will thank you!

Head over to Ziploc to see more of my guest Creative Director posts, including the Cookie Exchange Party and a really awesome video, my first ever!

Cookie Exchange Party #ziploc #holidaycollection
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ziploc and inspired by The Holiday Collection. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

3 Party Perfect Appetizers #ziploc #holidaycollection #recipe // www.jojotastic.com

My momma always taught me: be sure to bring something when you’re a guest in someone’s home. I swear, even now I feel like she knows if I forget. That being said, here are some of my go-to recipes to bring to any occasion. From the perfect cheese plate to drool-worthy spanakopita cups and ooey-gooey cheesy pull-apart bread, these recipes will carry you through the holiday season (and get you invited back for more)! Head over to Ziploc to see more of my guest Creative Director posts, including the 3 Party Perfect Appetizers!

3 Party Perfect Appetizers #ziploc #holidaycollection #recipe // www.jojotastic.com
3 Party Perfect Appetizers #ziploc #holidaycollection #recipe // www.jojotastic.com
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ziploc and inspired by The Holiday Collection. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

Scrumptious Gingerbread Bundt Cake #recipe #ziploc #holidaycollection // www.jojotastic.com

Nothing says “the holidays” quite like gingerbread, and this recipe is no exception! I collaborated with Adrianna of A Cozy Kitchen, and let me tell you, it’s absolute perfection. Your entire home will be fragrant with the smell of freshly grated ginger, brown sugar, and orange zest. Plus, the recipe calls for extra glaze, perfect for pouring over pancakes on Christmas morning! Head over to Ziploc to see more of my guest Creative Director posts, including the Scrumptious Gingerbread Bundt Cake!

Scrumptious Gingerbread Bundt Cake #recipe #ziploc #holidaycollection // www.jojotastic.com

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ziploc and inspired by The Holiday Collection. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

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Here are a few gift ideas for the budding mixologist in your life. Or maybe you’ve got somebody on your list who’s looking to stock their bar, not only with delicious booze, but with essential barware too. Give a gift that will be festive and merry all year round!

  1. A roll of cloth napkins from Casa
  2. Anthropolie’s Wishbone Bottle Opener
  3. A bottle of tasty Chartreuse Liqueur
  4. Tovolo King Cube Ice Tray from Sur la Table
  5. Scrappy’s Bitters
  6. Engraved and hand turned wooden muddler from AHeirloom
  7. Double old-fashioned glass from Crate and Barrel
  8. Dutch copper mug
  9. Clear bottle from Ikea for homemade simple syrups and mixers
  10. Brushed gold cocktail shaker from Crate and Barrel

Chin Chin!
Eva

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buttermilk biscuits

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! My friendsgiving here in Philly was awesome. Lots of laughs, champagne, and wayyy too much food. Seriously, my friend and I made enough food for 10 people. It was pretty awesome to spend the day cooking and drinking, all in my favorite vintage flannel shirt and yoga pants. No expectations, no manners. Pretty damn fun.

bacon weave turkey
On twitter, a lot of you asked me to share my recipes! Can’t say that I really came up with my own this year, but I took lots of liberties with these:

for pretzel stuffing

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