Gina’s caramel french toast

It’s good to have talented artist friends! I first met Gina Sekelsky 20 years ago when she created our wedding invitation. Since then, she’s done all of our holiday cards, baby announcements and personal stationery. She makes the world beautiful (check out her Etsy shop, lettergirl). 

She’s also multi-talented! We love her overnight french toast, it’s easy and looks fancy, just the thing to impress brunch guests. It perfectly captures her elegant but simple style. I love that some of the pieces get crunchy on one side and others stay soft. A compromise for those who prefer one texture over the other. I used french bread but whatever you have on hand works.

Just look at this gorgeous handwriting (hers, mine is illegible!):

And all of our holiday cards displayed make me smile:

Cheers to 2016!

As part of 2016 resolutions, my friend Robin and I are getting together monthly to make the featured drink from my fantastic artistic friend Gina’s Cocktail of the Month booklet (buy it at her Lettergirl Etsy store).

This is a delightful, easy-to-make and easy-sipping celebratory drink. A great excuse to spend time with a friend!

Bee Sting

  • Champagne
  • Honey liqueur
  • Orange bitters

Fill a champagne flute with 2 oz honey liqueur (more or less depending on your sweet tooth), top with champagne and a dash of bitters. Garnish with orange slice.