Holy Shortcake… It’s National Strawberry Day!
Why is National Strawberry Day in February when these bite-sized beauties aren’t even in season yet?! Maybe cuz they’re shaped a bit like a heart and this is Valentine’s month? Anyhoo, you’ve got another 5 months to go before you can pick up a basket at a roadside stand! Luckily, you’ll find them in grocery stores year-round thanks to greenhouses and big boats that import ‘em from South America where our winter is their summer and having two hemispheres makes everything all good!
National Strawberry Day Blog Confession!
I love ALL berries. But strawberries are my FAVE berry in all the land because they work well in cocktails or a glass of Champagne, blended in smoothies, dipped in chocolate—even on top of salad greens when I’m having one of those “I must be healthy” days I’m happy to ditch 24-hours later!
Berry On My Mind
Once I got to thinking about National Strawberry Day, a bunch of other things I stumbled across started reminding me of… you guessed it, strawberries. So here’s a juicy, succulent inspiration board filled with fresh-picked goodness inspired by nature and put together with love.
Ripe With Color
My amazingly talented friend Ceci, the mastermind behind Ceci New York, creates the most gorgeous works of art. The floral design and color of this invitation felt reminiscent of berries and spring and lush luxury.
If Strawberry Were A Color It Would Be A Shoe
I’m constantly feeding my shoe addiction. These Aquazurra beauties, featuring tassels and bobbles and a fresh strawberry hue, look festive enough to eat anything in.
Strawberries (genus Fragaria) is actually a member of the rose family. (Who knew?!) Maybe that’s why they’re so fragrant! Just a little National Strawberry Day trivia for ya.
Every Mixology Monday (yes, that should be an official holiday too!) my “friends” (that’s Goddess speak for booze-hounds and a bartender) and I prepare several rounds of drinks. Sometimes we try new concoctions. Other times we pour tried and true recipes we love. This drink was knee-buckling delicious and features today’s guest fruit.
Strawberry Hors D’Oeuvres Skewered
Food items on sticks… they’re not just for carnivals anymore! Now we do ‘em up all nice and fancy for weddings and events and they’re gorgeous and way more delicious! This was from my daughter Coco’s birthday, photographed by the illustrious John Chapple.
Strawberry Fields Forever
The stem in this piece of art tells you everything you need to know about its origin and inspiration. Or maybe they’re just fans of The Beatles!
Strawberry Donuts… A Dozen Please!
Umm… so this should be one of the four food groups. I don’t have to tell you how much I love donuts, my blog is named after them. I also love Brit + Co so I’m doubling down.
What will you make to celebrate National Strawberry Day? Let us know in the comments below!