Written by AmicitaLuisa, SarahFairah and LisieMarie while eating a meal of fresh tostadas with lime-cilantro rice, ground turkey taco meat, chopped tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, cheese and mango-lime salsa. This was followed by a simply fabulous dessert of homemade whipped cream and berries.
Once upon a time, 7 single women gathered on Valentine’s Day. The night was filled beauty, encouragement, food and, well, love. We cooked rosemary lemon chicken, asparagus, and cheesy garlic mashed potatoes. Both lemon and pomegranate italian soda complimented the dinner, while a dessert of rocky road sauce over chocolate frozen yogurt topped it off perfectly. Our attire for the night exemplified the beauty inside each of us and our unique personalities. AnnaBananaBread wove our hair into braids and SarahFairah led us in creating the atmosphere of the room, worthy of a Valentine’s Day date. After the meal there was a photo shoot where we modeled with increasing confidence in ourselves. We then circled on the floor and took turns sitting in the hot seat and receiving encouragement from every one of our closest friends. We allowed one another to smile when being complimented, exchanged bear hugs and recognized the depth of each friendship and soul in the room.
It was this night that showed us how much we love both one another and every aspect of hostessing, spurning the idea of themed dinner parties, rotating the hostess and blogging about the process. Every woman who has become a part of this blog is learning about presenting herself to the world in confidence. This blog is about that journey. The journey through fashion, in allowing ourselves to shine and being well put together. The journey through cooking, and loving others through delicious food. The journey of creating an atmosphere, whether for a home or a party. The journey of friendship and enjoying one another’s presence. The journey of becoming women. The journey of making life beautiful.