I have admired Jo Packham for years, ever since I met her at Junk Bonanza in Minneapolis way back in 2011. And I’m lucky to call her a friend now! Her beautiful magazines, Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, and Where Women Work, have long been an inspiration to me and I look forward to every issue. So of course I was thrilled when Jo asked me to contribute to a special fall issue of Where Women Cook!
The only problem is that I don’t really cook…so I went to my favorite neighborhood bakery and let them do the cooking and baking for me! A huge thanks to Angela and the whole team at Devil’s Food Bakery on Gaylord Street here in Denver for the beautiful (and delicious) desserts that took center stage in our feature. When I was growing up, my mother would always make homemade desserts, so dessert holds a special place in my heart and is a reminder of happy family time around the table. My mother also taught me that you don’t have to be the best chef in the world to create a beautiful family gathering.
I loved writing about my favorite ways to design a fall tablescape for family gatherings, to create an invitation to linger for family and friends around a beautiful table. You can read all my tips for styling a beautiful table, the Old Glory Signature Style way, in the feature! And a special thank you to photographer Susie Brenner and stylist Elaine St. Louis for collaborating with us on this project.
You can pick up your copy of this special issue of Where Women Cook today at Barnes and Noble, or head over to Jo’s website to order your issue. There are so many great features, recipes, and other creative women in this issue—it is another beautiful publication from Jo and the Where Women Create team and I am so honored to be a part of it.