Jun 9, 2016

A Sunday in Spain



Well, not Spain Spain (but wouldn't that be nice?). Last Sunday, I had a tiny gathering at my place featuring tapas, my favorite cava, other traditional Spanish things, and the perfect dinnerware and drinkware from Snowe. Kristy and I had been wanting to do something Spanish-themed forever, ever since I brought home some beautiful vacuum-sealed Iberico from Barcelona, and we finally got to make it happen. We picked up a lot of our goods from Despaña, which is one of the cutest food stores in the city – their shopping bags are sweet little straw baskets. Though most of the treats we enjoyed came from there, we also were treated to the most delicious Spanish tortilla I've ever had in my life, made by the talented Fred from Té Company.



I don't have a proper dinner table, so this kind of casual entertaining is all I can really pull off. Everyone can gather around the coffee table and I don't have to worry about proper place settings. The little appetizer plates from Snowe were a great size for this kind of gathering. Perfect for a slice of Spanish tortilla and perfect for the almond cake (made by Kristy) that ensued. They also feel nice to the touch. I'm very picky about my dinnerware, and these are thin enough that they don't feel clunky but not so thin that they feel precious.

We also used Snowe's essential glasses, which are also a nice weight and shape, as well as their white wine glasses, which feel durable but again, not clunky (that is so key). Oh, and their cocktail napkins are also super appropriate here and crinkle nicely too.



If you're not familiar with Snowe though, I'd totally recommend getting lost in their site and offerings for a bit. That's certainly what happened to me the first time I stumbled upon it. I immediately fell in love with their photography and content. They'd be a great source for all your entertaining needs without breaking the bank, or for prepping your guest room, or just for a very useful housewarming gift for a friend. For a limited time, you can use code LingeredxSnowe on checkout for 20% off your order. Happy browsing!!

In collaboration with Snowe


24 comments :

  1. So beautiful. Alice! It would be a dream to have you documenting my life like you do yours, haha. So well done. Hope it was fun!

    Em

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  2. do you have the recipe for the almond cake?

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    1. Ah I don't unfortunately! We used an almond flour base that already was sweetened, so I believe it was a very simple box recipe after that.

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  3. Alice, these photos are just gorgeous! Do you mind if I ask if you used a specific vsco preset as your base? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! For these, I didn't use VSCO but just started with super moody light to begin with. Then just upped the contrast as I usually like things quite contrasty.

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  4. Everything looks yummy! The pics are amazing!

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  5. Amazing! Do you mind letting me know - what's the style/label of the blue striped shirt?

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  6. 1.) where was my invite?!?! ;)
    2.) that shot of the wine glass is stunnnning
    3.) who needs a "proper table" when one has that amazing marble coffee table?

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  7. Everything looks absolutely delicious! ~ Christa

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  8. I'm having trouble understanding why this blog is relevant. No amount of washed out photos of quartered artichoke hearts on porcelain plates from Crate and Barrel are going to convince me that this stuff is artistic or poignant, or rich. Nervous postures with carefully placed food on a spoon remind me more of a wax museum, or middle school, but in no way art or fashion.

    There's no doubt some textbook complex behind all of this. Maybe an unquenched longing for a fancier life, coupled with an endless appetite for clichés and 13 or so pandering comments?

    This is nothing but another 'cars and cigars' of douchey blogs, now funded by mainstream merch and cultureless comp trips. Sorry.

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  9. I adore this, and your photos are simply stunning! <3

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  10. (Oh, and I've just read the terrible comment above mine... your blog is gorgeous as are your photos, Alice. I love beautiful things and you are one of the first photographers I discovered online - if not for your inspiring images and photographic skill I would probably not be studying for a photography degree now at an art school. Lingered Upon will always be relevant to me, if only because the world needs this sort of loveliness to drown out and lessen the pain of the negativity and sadness that is an inevitable part of life.)

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    1. Super sweet of you to say. Everyone's entitled to his opinion, I suppose. I think this commenter misses the whole point of blogging, hah. I can only laugh about the effort s/he put into writing such a comment.

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    2. This blog is so relevant! Your blog transports me to another world but I love that it's still very grounded. If it wasn't for you, I would not have taken up photography again (even if it is an amateur photographer). You definitely have a huge talent for this and I think the person that wrote those negative comments should try creating their own blog perhaps and doing what they think is 'artistic' or 'poignant' instead of wasting time saying negative things about your blog? Perhaps it would be a better use of their time.

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  11. Fabulous images and styling, and the food looks delicious!

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  12. Hi Alice, beautiful photos. Mind to let me know which camera you use? Cheers!

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  13. It looks so great meal. Nice to try its taste.

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  14. Come to Spain, Galicia! The seafood is great!
    Your photos are fabulous!

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