Wednesday, September 24

Fall Harvest and Family Time

Urban Farmhouse living is about enjoying life, slowing your pace to relish moments with family and friends. As the end of summer fades and we are ushered into cool Autumn nights, we think of the things that bring family together... a game after dinner, a walk to the park, and of course food. Eating together can be a simple way to spend time with one another. We all know dinner can sometimes be a rush to feed the family after a day of work, school and soccer practice, but often this the only time the whole family has a moment together before another busy day, why not make it special? We also think of extended family, of community, and hope that we will take a moment to do something to honor the people we love and cherish the time we have together.

Need an idea to make dinner extra special? Check out this recipe we love for an heirloom tomato tart. Visit a local open air market to purchase seasonal produce. A trip to the Farmer's market can be a nice way to bring children into event of cooking a meal, and a chance to taste local produce. Sharing a meal can be an extra special treat!

Thursday, September 18

Fall Plans and Ideal Bite Article

An Autumn chill is in the air, and we at Maison Reve are preparing for the upcoming Fall season with an expansion and a new greener look! In just a few weeks, Maison Reve moves from its 11 Throckmorton location to its new home at 108 Throckmorton (just down the street). With the hustle and bustle of back to school and the general whirlwind that Fall brings, we hope to be settled into our new home by mid October and are excited for the community to come visit us at our grand opening weekend event the 10th-12th. With all the things to do from now until then, we hope that we all take time out to relish the change of the season and the coming of Autumn. Here are a few inspiring ideas from us to you to help you enjoy this special time of year...
  • Take an afternoon stroll to enjoy those last summer rays.
  • Curl up with a good book before dinner. Need new material? check out paperbackswap to recycle old books and receive new ones for free. (we love the greenness of this site)
  • Get new Urban Farmhouse living ideas from our Ideal Bite article here.