Eye Swoon

August 19, 2013

Athena entertaining main

I love design and I love food – for me they go hand in hand.  I never quite realized how I approach both in exactly the same way.  Adding layers and textures and unexpected contrasting elements can work in both a room and on a great plate of food.  EyeSwoon is the truest representation of all the various bits of myself…at my core I just like to make things beautiful and I LOVE food!

I also swoon over the magical quality of togetherness that springs up around a bountiful table. Food changes people – there is a commonality…a sharing…laughter…a relaxed environment. It’s around a table that conversation is shared and idea’s are born. Food is certainly an essential greatest common denominator!

A beautifully set table, moody lighting, seasonal local food, your sensed heightened – nothing is more elegant & intriguing that being invited to an intimate dinner party with friends. As a host, first & foremost you want to keep a casual & fun atmosphere for your guests!

I would never call myself an expert on the matter….on the contrary, I often get overwhelmed when things aren’t organized and prepared.  Timing is absolutely everything when your cooking & serving food. Getting everything on the table at once and looking beautiful is essential and often those last moments and finishing touches can get stressful. These are my humble tips & tricks plus my favorite halibut recipe to create an effortless summer soiree with friends!  I guess you can say…..I’ve been SWOONED : ))

Photography by Chloe Crespi for Camille Styles Blog

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