Easter Weekend Agenda

Easter Weekend

Happy {Good} Friday and Easter weekend, lovelies! I’m off to Vegas early this morning for a best friend’s birthday and will be enjoying Easter brunch at the pool. Sun and relaxation have never sounded so nice.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend with friends, family, good food and some sun. If you need a little Easter inspiration to get you ready for the weekend, take a look at some of my Pi…

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Istanbul In 3 Days. What To See + Do.

Travel on the mind. Istanbul In 3 Days. What To See + Do.

Istanbul In 3 Days

Last August {yes, I’m incredibly late writing this}, I traveled to Istanbul. Hands down the most amazing place I’ve traveled to. Seeing glimpses of both India and Western Europe in this single city, plus with all it offers in the way of cuisine, architecture, culture and shopping, I wish my stay had been longer. Istanbul in 3 days was amazing, but there is so much to see and do. Planning the…

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Easter Bunny Cronuts. Perfect For Brunch.

Easter Bunny Cronuts. Perfect For Brunch.

cronut, Peeps, Easter, Breakfast

With the upcoming Easter weekend, the arrival of spring and these cute little marshmallow animals known as Peeps, comes one spiffy looking {tasting} cronut. Last summer’s ‘it’ food, the cronut craze started in NYC and has now invaded every city. Good news for us. This Easter weekend brunch, make or buy your cronuts and add the finishing touches…because what’s an Easter without Peeps, right?


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Time For A Mad Men Recap

Spoiler Alert. Time For A Mad Men Recap

Mad Men Recap,

Publicity Photo: Frank Ockenfels / AMC

Grab your coffee, it’s time for a Mad Men recap. Some questions answered, some not…like what is Betty doing? How is Bob holding it together in Detroit? And, what is going on with Roger!?

Peggy’s not happy to be a landlord or to see Ted, plus her new boss {Lou} isn’t impressed with her ‘charms’. The year isn’t starting out great for her. Pete loves LA minus…

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Be A Guest Blogger At TonieGirl

Be A Guest Blogger At TonieGirl

guest blogger

My niece working on her guest blogger debut

Dear lovelies,

I’ll be traveling a bit through spring + summer and would love to feature guest bloggers while I’m away. If you would like to be featured or know someone who would, send a note to tonie@toniegirl.com. My two year old niece is currently working on her guest blogger debut with a makeup tutorial, ‘Clown At The Zoo’. How cute is she?


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Spring Party Cocktails

Perfect for tonight’s Mad Men Premiere! Spring Party Cocktails

allyson wiley, spring party cocktails, pimm's cup, the old fashioned

Photo: Courtesy of Allyson Wiley Photography

This is the first full week of real spring that we’ve {Portland} had. By real spring, I mean the sun is shining, the temperature hit 70s and I’m wearing Sperrys. Which is also what you need to get the Spring Party Cocktail Season started. Or, you at least need the sun and warm weather. Boat shoes are a plus. This is a season of festive drinks to…

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Mad Men Weekend Agenda

A Don Draper approved Mad Men Weekend Agenda with cocktails and @birchbox

Mad Men, season 7

Happy Friday! The sun is shining here which is amazing! Not to rub it in for those with rain, clouds and cold. It will warm up for you soon…right? And in other good news, Mad Men season 7 kicks off this weekend. It’s 1968, and we are waiting to see what Don does after {spoiler} hitting an all-time low. So, rain or shine, here is your Mad Men weekend agenda.

Mad Men Weekend Agenda


Mad Men,…

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Parfait Cake. Eat Colorfully.

Parfait Cake. Eat Colorfully.

Parfait cake, color, spring

“Let them eat cake!” …I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks that when they see / eat / serve cake. A spongy, moist breakfast dessert, cake makes any occasion perfect. So, to celebrate all things spring, a colorful parfait cake is on the menu.

Parfait Cake. Eat Colorfully. Author: TonieGirl Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 45 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix

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Not Your Usual Grilled Cheese

Not Your Usual Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese, white cheddar, avocado, kaleWhoever said a grilled cheese sandwich is a kid’s food, hasn’t tried one of these. The grown-up versions pack more than just cheese…like avocado and kale {yes!}. And, since April is Grilled Cheese Month, it’s the perfect excuse to eat up!

White Cheddar, Avocado and Kale Grilled Cheese Recipe Type: Main Author: TonieGirl Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 2 Whoever…

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Final Four Weekend Agenda

Final Four Weekend Agenda

Big Dance, Final Four Weekend

Pour. The. Wine. It was that type of week. But, today is Friday {cheers!} and it’s not the start of just any weekend. It’s the Final Four weekend! Going down in Dallas, all that is left of the Big Dance is four teams. And, now that my bracket dreams are crushed, I can enjoy the games for what they are.

Final Four Weekend Agenda


Final Four. You must watch. We are down to the last three…

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