Skye McAlpine is the perfect person to turn to if you’re looking for inspiration in the kitchen or setting your dining table. The stylish home cook and author lives between London and Venice and whips up the most stunning meals you ever did see (and lucky for us, shares many of them on instagram!). How scrumptious does the asparagus and egg tart above look?! Skye has lived in Italy for most of her life (her family moved there from England when she was just six years old) and growing up she learned to make all the best local dishes from her Northern Italian neighbors. Below, I’ve shared some snippets of Skye McAlpine’s inspiring European life. If you’re intrigued be sure to check out her beautiful cookbook, A Table in Venice: Recipes From My Home. I hope you enjoy!
Skye and her son enjoying a picnic in Venice.
A gorgeous pappardelle with courgette and burrata dish that Skye whipped up for The Sunday Times.
The formal dining room in Skye’s home in Venice where she lives with her husband and their two sons. Can you even imagine?!
Wild strawberry Eton Mess prepared by Skye for her (very lucky!) dinner guests.
Skye’s charming kitchen in London complete with fresh flowers and hanging copper pots.
A canal scene from Skye’s colorful life in Venice, Italy.
Pasta with lemon and buttery melted burrata sauce on a charming blue and white gingham tablecloth.
Peonies in the kitchen! Aren’t those buttercup yellow cupboards fun?
The prettiest meringue cake with whipped cream and summer berries.
“A panettone, whipped cream and soft meringue confection.”
An Antoinette Poisson print framed on Skye’s mantle in her lovely London living room. Note the reflection in the mirror of a fabulous Murano chandelier.
A lovely candied orange treacle tart.
I can’t get enough of the red toile wallpaper, parrot prints, and cane headboard in Skye’s bedroom in London. So cozy!
“…the aftermath of a good supper party” -Skye
(images courtesy of Skye McAlpine’s lovely instagram)