a dwell gathering

An idea turned into a reality on this very special evening.  Not just a Dwell Dinner, but a Dwell Gathering.  A Dwell Gathering is a special event I host for someone else.  I’m like the caterer/host, but I do it the Dwell Dinner way; with […]

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Dwell Dinner No4

There are lots of aspects of Dwell Dinner…ideas, planning, list making, grocery shopping, prepping foods a night or two before, cooking, setting up, designing, printing, communicating, thinking, and conversing.  I love it all, I really do, but for this time around I would have to […]

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Dwell Dinner No3

Dwell Dinner number three is in the books!  Nov 20th was another night of stories, laughs, and taste bud explosion.  The word for the night was Pilgrim, not just because it was around thanksgiving but because it’s one of my FAVORITE words.  I go through […]

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Karvin+Cali

I took engagement pictures for two of my very very close friends and roommates!  It was so fun capture these two together.  They are just so perfect for each other, I can’t wait to see them grow closer together over the course of their life. […]

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Dwell Dinner No2

This dinner was different that the first, which is why I call it “An ever changing gathering of people“.  No dinner will be the same, people will be different, the conversation unique.  The table was full with a total of eleven people.  We didn’t all […]

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a menu to share

The menu of the first Dwell Dinner was simple yet unique.  It consisted of quinoa crust pizzas, a fresh salad, and apple crumbled dessert with homemade ice cream.  All nourishing and filling while tasting spectacular.  Click on links below (all underlined words) to see original recipes. […]

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Dwell Dinner No1

I am overjoyed at Dwell Dinner number one.  It was a magical night with wonderful people and wonderful weather (we were lucky on that one).  As guests were arriving I pulled the last of the four pizzas out of the oven and made the finishing touches on […]

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why gather?

WHY GATHER?  Here are some quotes that inspired me to do Dwell Dinner. The Kinfolk Table puts the emphasis back into the relationships that surround eating. Let the people sharing your dinner table be the foreground and superficial details such as fancy recipes and table decorations can […]

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THE MAP YOU MAKE YOURSELF

You have looked at so many doors with longing, wondering if your life lay on the other side.  For today choose the door that opens to the inside.  Travel the most ancient ways of all: the path that leads you to the center of your […]

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a new home

This is not just my new house, this in my new home.  Home is a much fuller meaning.  It is not just a house I live in but a home where I belong, live life with others, and foster a community.  I have high hopes, […]

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