Buon Anno

Happy New Year to all!  I hope you had a great time last night.  Here is s little taste of what we were up to over Christmas and New Year's.

The chocolate cake I brought for New Year's Eve was a hit. Here is the recipe in case you are not juicing right now:)

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake- by Cucina Lisa
Serves 8-12
10 oz  Ghirardelli 60% cacao chocolate chips
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter cut into pieces
4 eggs, separated
3/4 c. sugar
1 T. flour
pinch of cream of tartar

-Butter a pan w/ removable sides
-Melt chocolate in top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and whisk in butter, then sugar.
-Add egg yolks and then flour.
-Beat egg whites with a pinch of cream of tartar then fold them into the chocolate mix.
-Bake at 375 for approx 20-25 min.
-Dust with powdered sugar.

2014 promises to be a big one! I have been working hard on a Florida project to be completed in the Spring. The clients asked for a modern Italian seaside villa, with lots of COLOR. Here are some of the fun things that we will be using throughout the house:

The Missoni rug is killer, right? Colorful it will be! 

Here is the design plan for one of the guest rooms:

And the accessories for that room, above. 

Another guest room, above.

Also in the works for 2014, finding a college for my baby...

 Where did the time go?

to ALL OF YOU IN 2014.



Unknown said...

Happy New Year dear friend! Don't forget your work was published THREE times this year, with TWO covers cover girl!!! So happy and proud to know such a beautiful and creative soul. Wishing you all good things for 2014!


Unknown said...

Wow, I love every room in that home. Her use of color is fearless. And she executes Florida style to perfection! I'm looking forward to seeing more of her work.Home decorating

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