Tuesday, May 3, 2011

cup of tea.

here are a few of my favorite things: tea, friends, and fairy tales.  conclusion to be reached: the royal wedding provided the perfect excuse to co-host a little tea party with my good friend caroline this weekend.  we had a lot of fun with it!  i borrowed my mom's tea set, we made tons of finger food, and added a few little british touches. 




and, by special request:

the barefoot contessa's granola
2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds
6 T. vegetable oil
4 T. honey

preheat oven to 350 degrees.
mix dry ingredients together, set aside.
in separate bowl, whisk together oil and honey. 
pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients, and mix to coat completely.
pour onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and place in oven.
bake 15-20 minutes, until golden brown, stirring every 5 minutes. 

careful: the granola tends to burn quickly, so pay close attention towards the end!

remove from oven and stir occasionally as it cools.

right before serving, alternate layers of granola, yogurt, and mixed fruit.

xo. di.
*all images by me!


  1. Can you move closer to me so I can be invited to fun parties like this?

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  2. What a fabulous party! You look great in your Liberty of London shift. I should've thought to wear mine. ;)

  3. I die. That party looks fantastic. I wish I could have been a part of it :)

  4. a party fit for a new princess:) i ADORE this :) love your blog too!

  5. aww this is TOO CUTE! you ladies put together a lovely party! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  6. Everything was so beautiful! Looks like it was a great girlie get-together!

    - Ashley

  7. so cute, di! sorry i missed it!


  8. Wow! You did a fantastic job... what a beautiful spread.

  9. OMG!!!! this looks absolutely perfect. i wish i had done something like this. best way to get in the spirit. loving that you are wearing the ring too haha xx

  10. Oh my gosh - your party looks like it was nothing shy of fabulous! Your lucky guests!!

  11. confession: I didn't even watch it.

    Sigh.. I know. Super lame.

  12. Can we do this EVERY weekend?

  13. what fun! i wasn't really paying all that much attention to the royal wedding but now i am mesmerized by it!

  14. this is simply adorable! i am going to feature on my friday faves post tomorrow :)

  15. WOW, thanks for all the love guys! glad you guys could come to the party virtually ;)

  16. How fun this party looked! What a great idea to do, looks like you girls had a blast :)


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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