Taste | Rustico

Tiramisu recipe from Rustico! This is by far one of my all time favorite desserts on the face of the earth! 

  • 2-3 cups espresso coffee, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Tia Maria or other coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 ⁄2 cup caster sugar
  • 250 grams mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 250 grams ladyfingers
  • cocoa powder

Put the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until the mixture is pale and thick. Add mascarpone and beat until combined. Whip the cream until stiff peaks hold, and fold gently into the egg mixture.

Beat the egg whites to soft peaks in a clean metal bowl. Fold the whites into the cream while retaining as much air as possible.

Combine coffee and liqueur into a large shallow dish. Break the ladyfingers into pieces that will fit in your glasses, and dip them into the coffee mixture one at a time. Drain well.

Alternate 4 layers in the glasses beginning with ladyfingers, and topping with cream mixture. Smooth surfaces and dust with cocoa. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Published // The Shore Life

Amy Abrams

So excited for award-winning author, Amy Abrams and her new novel Schenck in the 21st Century and coffee table book The Cage and The Key! Amy and I shot this portrait of her that is now published in her books!



Amy Abrams is an award-winning author, widely-read journalist and former publishing executive at national magazines (including Art & Antiques). She has published over 200 stories, both fiction and non-fiction, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Art in America, and Village Voice Media.  She has appeared on TV and radio programs including NPR and SiriusXM, as well as lectured about publishing, art and the media to university, museum and writing conference audiences across America. Her two new book releases, The Cage and The Key (a novel), and a 220-page coffee table book, Schenck in the 21st Century—The Myth of the Hero and the Truth of America (about famed Pop artist Bill Schenck), are showcased at a book signing on:

Saturday, December 14th 

11:00am -  1:00pm

News Center

218 N. Washington Street, Easton, Md.

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The Shore Life // Nina Thomas

A Tribute to Audrey Hepburn

20 Years After Her Passing

“I believe in Pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

–Audrey Hepburn


Photography // Angie Myers

Makeup // Elizabeth Johnson Hymas

Model // Nina Thomas

Jewelry // Liljenquist & Beckstead

Published // The Shore Life 3.2


Coastal Isles // Alexandra Victoria

Annapolis Lifestyle // Mikaela Schipani

Photography // Angie Myers

Clothing // Diva, Annapolis

Hair & Makeup // Elizabeth Johnson

Model // Mikaela Schipani

Jewelry // LittleTreasury Jewelers

Location //  The William Paca House and Gardens

Cars courtesy of Omid Shaffat of Prestige Annapolis 

The William Paca House & Garden in Annapolis is a National Historic Landmark, restored by Historic Annapolis to its colonial-era splendor. The house is one of America’s most impressive restored 18th Century  mansions. When built by Paca in 1763-65, it was one of the first five-part Georgian homes in Annapolis.


The William Paca Garden is two acres of natural beauty in the heart of historic Annapolis. It is filled with plants of the 18th Century known from books and letters.


Multi-tier terraces define the garden. The upper terrace provides a space for entertaining and viewing the garden terrain. On the middle terrace, precise geometric parterres show off three seasons of colorful blooms, heirloom roses and period-styled topiary. The lower terraces feature a fish-shaped pond, whose bridge leads to a two story summer house, plus serpentine paths through lush lawns and beds of native plants. 

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The Shore Life // Jenna Wickstead

Photography // Angie Myers

Model // Jenna Wickstead

Makeup & Hair // Melissa Mangrum

Lighting Engineer // Joe Bissett

Jewelry // Kuhn’s Jewelers, Salisbury MD

Wardrobe // Amber Nicole’s, Salisbury MD

Location // Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Published // The Shore Life 2.6


The Shore Life // Reka Reyna

Photography // Angie Myers

Model // Reka Reyna for The Artist Agency

Hair & Makeup // Elizabeth Johnson Hymas

Clothing and Accessories // Tiger Lili, Rehoboth Beach

Photo Assistants // Dustin Short & Shane Palamaras

Location // The Rehoboth Art League

Published // The Shore Life 2.5