One of the greatest treasures I have ever picked up from my wanderlust adventures has been a love for new and exciting foods. There is nothing like presenting your friends and loved ones with a meal that reminds you of your favorite vacation and there is no better way to honor the places you’ve visited than by cooking the local food. Whether your travels take you to India or Austin, Thailand or Baton Rouge, a good meal is the one thing that unites all of us. I, for one, know that when cooking a special meal for anyone (myself included) I bust out any and all fancy serving dishes and trays I can find. Such occasions call for fancy, don’t you think?
Ceramica Botanica is the kind of shop you add to your wishlists and registries. Susan Rodriguez handcrafts gorgeous and functional pottery that is destined to land smack in the middle of all your celebrations. Rodriguez’ natural ability to create stunning original graphics blended with the clean, simple lines of her pottery is rivaled only by the chic sophistication of her line. These are the kinds of pieces you want to put on your table. The Lime Triangles ceramic serving tray and Goldenrod ceramic serving tray are exactly the dishes I need for my next dinner party. Now it’s just time to travel through my cookbooks and pick a destination!