Easter weekend always conjures memories, whether it’s from my youth shopping with my mother for my Easter dress, hat, and handbag (yes, all three were required) or Easter brunches celebrated with mr. style and my three cherubs. even last year, when the world was temporarily falling apart with Covid restrictions, my small tribe put together a virtual Easter. and guess what? i bought a new Easter dress both last year and this. some things never change. join us today, for fridays with oscar Easter edition 2021.
oscar is back for his weekly gig. although last week was more fun as his buddy pax stopped by to say hello. this week he’s flying solo. while i’m not dishing up a traditional Easter brunch recipe, i do have a delicious dish that’s perfect for a Spring day – Salad Nicoise. and if you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail, look no further than a GinGin Mule, which is a spin on the traditional Moscow Mule. so come on in! we’re waiting for you.
today’s blue and white shirtdress is from Talbots. all shirtdresses come with a self-tie belt, but typically i exchange that for one of my own. i kept it simple with a skinny white belt with a gold buckle. white sandals (old, similar here, here, and here) seemed like a no-brainer, but navy would look stunning too. and, yes, the adorable white satchel from Ralph Lauren is back in action. i always love to wear dresses as their one and done. no muss and no fuss.
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Place the oil, white vinegar, cider vinegar, Dijon, and garlic in a blender or small food processor and process until the dressing is thick and creamy. Add the mustard, and a generous amount of salt and pepper and process briefly to combine. Taste and add more vinegar, and salt as needed.
This dressing will make more than you need for one salad; the remaining vinaigrette can be refrigerated up to 1 week.
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover the potatoes by a few inches. Add a generous amount of salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and simmer over low heat until the potatoes are tender and can easily be pierced with knife, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to a medium bowl and set aside to cool.
Return the water to a boil and add the green beans. Cook until bright green and crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and place in a medium bowl.
Cut the potatoes crosswise into thin rounds and return to the bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine; set aside. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to the green beans, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Place the drained tuna in a medium bowl, add a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette, and toss to combine. Taste and add more vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper as needed.
Arrange the salad greens on a serving platter. Arrange the potatoes, green beans, eggs, tomatoes, tuna, and olives if using on the lettuce. Serve with the remaining dressing on the side.
shirtdress | belt | similar shoes similar here, here, and here | handbag | earrings | bracelets
Combine the lime juice, simple syrup, and mint in a cocktail shaker; muddle well. Add the gin and ice, then shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with the ginger beer. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
oscar and i wish you a lovely weekend. Happy Easter! He is Risen.
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You look lovely, Beth, as always.! I love Tuna nicoise and will definitely try that dressing. Happy Easter to you and yours.
Your featured photos this morning are simply heartwarming! The Easter season always brings a feeling of hope and this year in particular. I look forward to your blogs that are always sprinkled with positive messages.
Thank you for all you do. You have no idea how much your words can help, not only in the good times but when the road gets too rough to travel.
Hello to a fabulous weekend and a much better 2021!
Good Friday morning Beth…Blessings to you and yours.
You have a lovely and very informative web site. I so enjoy the content and your words of wisdom through out. Thank you for your willingness to share life’s lessons. Its been such fun and I have learned so much as I read along. Have yourself a wonderful day.
He is risen indeed ! Jayne
You look lovely! Thanks for sharing the salad recipe. I’m always looking for new recipes.
Have a beautiful Easter weekend,
P.S. Some of my best memories are shopping for Easter clothes with my mom. A hat, dress, gloves, and handbag were required.
Love your dress and ensemble. Oscar is as handsome as usual. Nice dinner and table setting you have planned also. Have a blessed Easter.
Beth, you have set a beautiful table for Easter! I only wish I still had a dining room. But, I’ll add a few festive touches to our small kitchen table.
Like you, I have wonderful memories of Easter. I remember Mom, my sister and I buying our Easter oufits which included hat, gloves, shoes, ruffle anklets, white straw handbag, and of course, THE dress!! Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, I have to say that there weren’t too many Easters we got to actually wear our Easter outfits. If Easter fell later in April, then usually it was a go! I now live in southern Missouri. It will be sunny and 70+. Can hardly wait even though we’re still attending church online. I just got my 2nd COVID shot yesterday. After 2 weeks I’ll be freer to attend church and other activities. HAPPY EASTER to you and your family!
Food and drink look delish! Enjoy your day. Happy Easter….He is Risen Indeed!!
I just love Beth’s blog and always have to click in and read it. I’m a huge Talbots fan also and her style and choices are impeccable (for dress and home). BRAVO, Beth (and Oscar)! Happy Easter: Christ is risen!
Enjoyed today’s post so much.
My childhood Easter’s were similiar to yours but I also had the wrist length white cotton gloves. Every Sunday.
I am buying the white belt from Nordstrom.
Plan to make the salad, and had the drink at a dinner party and loved it.
Happy Good Friday!
You’re so pretty in your blue Easter dress. Ocsar’s looking handsome as always. Your Sping door decor is lovely. Happy memories of Easter for me too.
Always had to have a special ensemble. I well remember as a 10 yr. old a navy & white dress with a sailor collar and white straw boater with navy and white grosgrain ribbon. My precious mama kept us going pretty fashionable 💟
We have 3 sons and they got spiffed up too!
Such a precious celebration.
I hope you and your family have an awesomely blessed weekend. 🐇
Happy Easter to you too, Beth. Lovely dress and table setting. I too have so many Easter memories with my parents, husband and three kids. I’m alone now as the kids have launched, and my husband didn’t pass away but decided to come out of the closet 6 years ago at age 65.
He left home 2 weeks after my youngest.
Too much info, probably, but just wanted to let you know I find these holidays hard as you probably do. Hope you get together with the family as I am!
it’s hard flying solo. but we will continue to make the best of being single. God Bless!
everything adorable for Easter!!!
Lovely dress on you and I adore that satchel purse too!
I love your website i enjoy it a very much.
I am 73 years old, not very good with this
web, I leave short messages but is that is a problem, let me know
always love to hear from you, gloria!
I’ve been enjoying your blog and YouTube videos for about 2 years now and getting so much inspiration from them. Thanks so much for all you do. I wish you a blessed Easter with your loved ones!
He is Risen, indeed!
He is risen indeed!
Blessed Easter to you friend!
Happy Easter, Sheri!
And Happy blessed Easter 🐣 to you!
Happy Easter, Linda!
You look beautiful and so does Oscar. Your table settings are always inspiring.
My husband passed on February 2 so Planning Easter is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle with a main piece missing.
it’s so hard, Eve. one day at a time. God Bless!
Happy Easter Beth. Glad to see you looking so well. Thank you for the amazing style you bring to us each and every week. And of course the inspiration to live a better day!
thank you for your sweet words. Happy Easter!
That heavenly blue frock is a timeless treasure. Perfect on you. I love seeing you celebrate all the holidays. It is so important and life-affirming. I hope Oscar, Oliver and Pax enjoy their Easter baskets. My mom did Easter gifts for me until she passed away at 89 back in 2006. Such great memories. Happy Easter.
such a simple dress perfect all spring and summer. Happy Easter!
Agree with your memories of Easter-similar to mine. Still love an Easter dress. Happy Easter to you and your family including Oscar, Ollie and Pax. He is risen!
Happy Easter, Cheryl!
You look lovely, and Oscar is handsome as always! Thank you for the Easter greeting. God bless…..
Happy Easter, Kathye!
Happy Easter, Beth. Love your table, always so chic and inviting. Gorgeous door decor too.
I know what you mean about traditions. Easter, was the one time, as a child, I could count on a new dress, hat and, sometimes new shoes! Love blue and white. Those shoes are the perfect touch of feminine.
happy easter, andrea!
That shade of blue is so nice on you. It works for many different complexions, too. What a wonderful spring and summer dress.
i just loved the colors! and you’re right, blue looks beautiful on everyone.
Piękna sukienka i piękny wystrój stoł.
You’re an incredibly beautiful and classy lady. I love your dress and shoes.
thank you so much! Happy Easter.
Just signed up to your blog and so enjoy your style and product and recipe recommendations! Love Oscar! I grew up with GS’s. What a wonderful breed! So loyal and loving! I too am in my early 60’s. Your Easter Table is lovely!
welcome, kim! i so appreciate you being here.
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