MDW Classic Potato Salad

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to the summer, backyard barbecues, and park picnics! Fire up the grill and get the side dishes ready!




What You'll Need

5 large white potatoes, peeled and cut
1 cup of  sweet onion, diced
1 cup of celery, diced
1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
2 tablespoons of salt
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

What You'll Need to Do

Peel the potatoes and cut each one into 4 to 6 large chunks.
Place potatoes in a large pot of cold water making sure they are covered by at least 2 inches of water.
Add 2 tablespoons of salt to the water and bring to a boil.
Turn heat down to medium and vigorously simmer potatoes until a fork easily goes through (about 15 minutes).
In the meantime, dice onion and celery and set aside.
Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, and yellow mustard in a small bowl.
Drain the potatoes and let them cool for about 5 minutes or until they stop steaming.
Mash potatoes very lightly keeping some larger chunks.
Add onions, celery, sea salt, and water pepper.
Add in the dressing slowly folding in until incorporated.
Cover and chill before serving.
ENJOY!




A Royal Baby Boy!

It's a boy! Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby boy, their first child, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz on Monday, May 6th at 5:26 am.


After family members were notified, the first official public announcement came via the couple's Instagram account @sussexroyal. Shortly thereafter new dad Prince Harry spoke to a single reporter outside at Windsor Castle regarding the birth. Harry confirmed that the baby was overdue and he was present at the birth, and reported that mom and baby were doing well. Harry said of the experience, "It's been amazing, so I just wanted to share this with everybody." It is said that Harry's televised update came nine hours after Baby Sussex's arrival.


Following the Duke's interview,  and following tradition, an official birth announcement was placed outside of Buckingham Palace. The announcement was available for the public to view for 24 hours. The Palace released an official statement saying, "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer were informed and delighted with the news of the birth."


It is still unclear and unconfirmed whether The Duchess had a home birth at Frogmore Cottage. Some media outlets are reporting that the couple were secretly taken to The Portland, a private hospital in London, for the birth and whisked back home with their new baby without being noticed. It is unknown if Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, was present during the birth, but she has been a fixture at Frogmore Cottage and Windsor Castle, offering the new parents support and help.


Two days later, on Wednesday, May 8th, the new parents presented their newborn son to the world at Windsor Castle. The new family a three met with a small television crew for a very brief interview. The couple described their son as having a "sweet temperament" and being "really calm." The Duchess described becoming a parent and having a new baby as "magic" and stated, "I have the two best guys in the world, so I'm really happy." The couple thanked everyone for their well wishes and said they were looking forward to watching their little one grow.









Baby Sussex was presented to his great-grandparents, The Queen and Prince Phillip, immediately after the short press conference. Meghan's mother was also present for the historic meeting.



The baby's name was revealed approximately 2 hours after The Sussex's Windsor Castle interview. Baby Sussex is officially Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It is said that the couple chose the names simply because they liked them. Archie will not have a royal title such as prince, earl, or lord or be known as 'His Royal Highness,' but is 7th in line to the throne. Mountbatten-Windsor is the legal last name on the Royal Family, but Archie Harrison may simply go by Archie Sussex.



Congratulations Harry and Meghan!


2019 Met Gala Fashion

Every first Monday in May the most high profile celebrities of the year gather for The Met Gala which takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Gala benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. This year's exhibit and theme is "Camp: Notes in Fashion." The Met Gala is where the weirder and wackier the fashion is, the more it's celebrated. Let's take a look at five of my favorites from the night...

Jourdan Dunn in Zac Posen


I have never seen anything like this before! Zac Posen teamed up with GE Additive and Protolabs to bring 3D printed works of fashion art to life. I love that she's a rose and the sheen and reflection off the dress is stunning. This color is stunning on her and I like that she kept her hair long and straight to really let the dress do the talking.


Constance Wu in Marchesa


I love the steely blue/gray and all the jewels and embellishments. The nod to the 1920s is my favorite part!


Danai Gurira in Gabriela Hearst 


I love how this is masculine and feminine at the same time. The two-tiered train/cape, cane, hat, and that deep V. Damn. The fit is out of this world.


Henry Golding in Versace


A metallic, sparkly tux? Why the hell not? It's The Met Gala! I love shiny things and if any guy was going to pull it off it's Henry. He's been so hot this year. The suit is cut perfectly for him from cuff to hem. 


Demi Moore in Yves Saint Laurent


I love that Demi kept it elegant and simple. It's the perfect combination of a tuxedo jacket with a column skirt that's styled to perfection. Love the diamond accessories!

There was so much weird sh*t, but it's the Met Gala. I thought Katy Perry's chandelier dress was really unique (and she looks great as a blonde!), was unimpressed by Gaga's theatrics, and was uninspired by Gemma Chan's Tom Ford dress. It was beautiful, but looked very similar to the Tom Ford dress Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the 2012 Oscars. Jared Leto carrying a decapitated head of his own likeness just really creeped me out. It was so disgusting up and unnecessary.