Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cheers...Happy New Year!

image via Delish
I wish all of my readers a Brighter, BIGGER,and Better New Year! Enjoy the festivities and be safe!!
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday Raspberry Sparkler

I am a HUGE fan of mixing up a quick spritzer/sparkler for a party. It's simple, tasty and always a hit at my get togethers! Try one for New Years Eve, your guests will love them. I usually use mango, cranberries, or pomegranate with Champagne or Sparkling Wine. This recipe calls for Raspberries.. yum!

1/2 cup chilled champagne
1/2 cup raspberry syrup
Fresh or frozen raspberries
1. In a champagne glass combine chilled champagne and raspberry syrup. Garnish with raspberries.
This recipe makes 1 serving, but you can always adjust it to your fit needs.
Recipe from Bgh

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Hosting a New Years Eve Party? Here's some inspiration to help you with your decor. I grabbed these from Made by Girl's blog.
I love the modern tableware's in this photo!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Chic Water

As I browsed the aisle of one my favorite stores(Home Goods),I came across a 1Litre bottled water display and immediately thought.. how cute, how chic! I would love to use this at a bridal or baby shower. Personalized water bottles are a popular choice that adds a special touch to just about any event. But this water bottle has that extra Flair. Each bottle includes a cup! I love the sleek, clean, modern design. This would be a dainty update to the widely used personalized water bottle.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

From our home to yours... Have a Merry Christmas, and enjoy the time spent with your loved ones!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

O Magazine Swoon Worthy Desert Table

The one and only Amy Atlas created this swoon worthy desert table for O Magazine Holiday party! I'm tellin' you, many try to duplicate her tables, but Amy truly has her own special touch that all her own. Check out more sweet details on her blog!

I'm loving this piece, accented with candy canes!

I'm a huge fan of cupcake wrappers!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Foodie Friday :Christmas Treats

Don't feel like doing the baking this season? Well let William Sonoma do all the work!
Perfect Ending Present Cake

Holiday Petit Fours

Holiday Tree Whoopie Pies

Find these yummies at William Sonoma

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Modern Holiday

This Asian-inspired table setting is so fun! It pairs square lime dishes, chopsticks and sushi accessories atop a red mosaic tabletop. Crisp white napkins and a simply decorated glass complete the modern look. You can achieve this look simply by keeping it simple. For a similar look, pair a dotted red tablecloth with angular dishes.

From Fine Living
Place stainless steel balls in glass cylinder vases for modern edgy holiday decor. Or use whatever Christmas balls you have hanging around.

I love the understated elegance of these glass ball ornaments and glass snowmen.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Creative Menorahs

Happy Hanukkah!
Menorah of and Beads
Build a luminous menorah throughout the eight nights of Hanukkah using sherry glasses

Glass Menorah
For Hanukkah, set out a menorah composed of mini bottles clad in ribbon.

Martha Stewart

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Candlelight Creations

I love the soft ambiant lighting of a candle when illumining a room. Candles makes great accents to your decor. Add a bit of texture to your candle for an eye catching display. Check out these candle creations from BHG.

The bowl with the floating candle reminds me of the one I did last New Years Eve.
I used purple tinsel and a votive, without water. Here are examples of mine..

Love this idea, add a pillar to a vessel that houses some x-mas balls and wha-la!

Look how simple this one is to recreate.

This wine glass candle display is really pretty

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Festive, Fluffy, & Flavorful

How fitting for the season is this white desert buffet created by Kelly over at yes,please blog. The desert buffet included russian tea cakes,gingerbread men,and a load of that meringue topiary! Paired with a soft green and white color combo, festive greenery mixted with fluffy textures, these confections are beyond cute and looks delicious to boot!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tis the Season for Sequins

We are officially in the season for sequins, and I am loving it! If you don't have a single sequin's piece in your waldrobe, you need to add one or two! They are everywhere! You'll have plenty to choose from. So take your pick,from hats,tanks, leggings, or even shoes. You don't have any excuse not to own at least one piece. If you are not into wearing sequins, you can simply include it into your holiday decor. Unless it's just not your thing. But here are a few pieces to inspire you from head to toe.....
Sequin Beret

Arden B
Sequin Dress

Sequin blazer.. I'm loving this blazer!

Sequin Cardigan
Boy Shorts

Arden B
Sequin Leggings
Can you pull these off?

Victoria Secret
Shoes.. a bit much for me, but I'm sure someone out there can pull it off!

Neiman Marcus

Funky Trend
Don't want to wear sequins this season? Then don't,let your sofa wear it..
Sequin Throw Pillows

Or your X-mas tree

The Beadin' Path
Ok, that's enough for a sequin's fix, or should I say overdose! Go on...take your pick!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

After Giving Thanks Remix Continued....

Below are the "remixed" dished included in the buffet

Turkey Caesar Lettuce Wraps

Shepherd's pie

Cranberry Butter

Cranberry Spritzer

For desert..
Pumpkin Cheesecake "Remixed" Pops

Ice cream

Guests went home with pumpkin crunch popcorn

Cones made from gold doilies
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