Kendahl’s Kitchen.

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KENDAHL’S KITCHEN – Houston, TX.

French-Inspired Bridal Shower.

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Design + Coordination | Jacquelyn Nicole Weddings
Venue | Sweet Paris Creperie
Floral | Maxit Flower Design
Rentals | Bourbon and Bloom
Hair + Make-Up | Sunkissed and Made Up
Paper Goods | Lindsay Ann Artistry
Photographer | Kimberly Chau

I had the wonderful pleasure of working with these talented ladies in our French-inspired bridal shower. The lovely NICOLE of JACQUELYN NICOLE WEDDINGS designed and styled our shoot at SWEET PARIS and I love the pretty details she came up with. She shared:

“I have always been drawn to the elegance of French culture ever since I started ballet training at age three. While enjoying breakfast and coffee one crisp spring morning at SWEET PARIS CREPERIE, I realized that the cafe would be a lovely location for an intimate, French-inspired bridal shower. KIMBERLY CHAU captured this bright and airy soiree perfectly with lots of laughter and smiles. I believe in utilizing pretty spaces with simplistic designs and hints of rustic charm, so the bar cart and farm table provided by BOURBON AND BLOOM proved to be a beautiful contrast to the polished tufted seating and classic Tolix chairs of SWEET PARISS. As a fresh reflection of the spring and summer seasons, MARIA MAXIT created brightly colored floral pieces infused with greenery. The vintage eclecticism as seen in Parisian couture inspired the chic hair and makeup styles by the girls at SUNKISSED AND MADE UP. LINDSAY ANN ARTISTRY designed a custom paper suite incorporating the cafe’s signature whisk and “no passport required” tagline. Inspired by a quiet breakfast at a cafe, I enjoyed taking a brief trip to Paris during this shoot, highlighting friendship and the delicate art of French cuisine.”

Thank you STYLE ME PRETTY for featuring this beautiful bridal shower on your blog! You can view the full feature HERE.

SWEET PARIS – Houston, TX.

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler.

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Ingredients:

8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water

MIX TOGETHER:
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
4. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

For more details about this recipe, visit HERE at ALLRECIPES.COM.

Goals #21.

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1 \\ Throw a bridal shower at the house.
2 \\ Travel to Denver, CO.
3 \\ Attend the FIND Workshop.
4 \\ Enroll for Chinese IV/V at RICE UNIVERSITY.
5 \\ Plan for upcoming trip to Austin, TX.