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Sunset and Summer: Strawberry Honey Banana Creamsicles

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strawberry, honey and banana creamsicles

Summer has settled in over the last couple of weeks, brilliant clear skies and ever-lengthening dusks. Water parks have opened for the season and county fairs abound. I’m dressing Isabelle in t-shirts and shorts so I can enjoy her chubby arms and legs before they lengthen and thin away into little-girlhood.


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sunset celebration weekend

One very warm (shall we say hot)weekend we made it down to Sunset’s Celebration Weekend in Palo Alto. This yearly event has the magazine throwing open its doors for the public to visit its gorgeous, California ranch-style campus, see food demos, get home and garden inspiration from exhibits and talks, and enjoy some wine and music. Basically, a great kickoff to the summer festival months.

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sunset’s outdoor kitchen

Sunset’s amazing outdoor kitchen where they were serving up pizza from their wood fired ovens. Total envy for this gorgeous space.

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Fabio’s cooking demo

Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani does a cooking demo for an adoring crowd.

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 Water fountain play

Kids found plenty to amuse them; here they turned a fountain display into a toddler water play area. It was toasty hot – could you blame them?