Archive: February, 2012

27 Feb

Drink of the Week: Citrusy Champagne Sangria

Drinks 1 Comment by Nicole

I have an Oscar’s party every year because I secretly wish that I was up on that stage reading my acceptance speech. This year, one of my lovely guests make a cocktail with champagne which inspired me to find a lovely champagne infusion for this week’s drink of the week. When I stumbled upon this lovely concoction you can imagine my surprise to find something that not only includes champagne but could also be considered a sangria?! Am I dead? Is this heaven?!

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Citrusy Champagne Sangria

Recipe can be found at


22 Feb

Drink of the Week: Riesling Strawberry Slushies

Drinks 2 Comments by Nicole

Well it’s supposed to be 64 degrees here today. I’m digging it. I’m ready for summer….. and slushies filled with alcohol. I’m sure your guests will appreciate me for this :)

 Photo Credit: With Style and Grace

Riesling Strawberry Slushies


  • 2 cups hulled strawberries
  • 1 bottle [750ml] dry Riesling
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


Reserve 1 cup of the Riesling – cover and place in the fridge to chill.

In a food processor, puree strawberries with the remaining wine, lime juice and sugar. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. When you’re ready to serve [or drink], puree the ice cubes with the remaining wine in your blender.

Serves 6.


Recipe Credit: With Style and Grace
17 Feb

Things We Heart: February

Behold the month for love! Not that every other month isn’t, but what girl would turn down flowers, chocolate and jewelry just because it’s Valentines Day right?

I love hearing stories of things that are sent to the bride or groom prior to the ceremony. It’s such a great reminder of the purpose of the wedding and can help bring things back into perspective. It can be an extravagant display of flowers, a gift of some sort or even the most simple note or card. It’s something shared between just the two of you. I know I have always dreamed of sending my Mr. a fancy watch so he always remembers he’s stuck with me for ALL time :) But it is also something special for him every time he wears it he can think of our wedding day.

Photo Credit: Jasminecherie Tumblr

This beautiful necklace by Rivini can be found at Gabriella New York and will set you back $1,075 buckaroos. I think if I had an extra grand laying around it would definitely be worth it.

 Photo Credit: Rivini via Martha Stewart Weddings

How amazing are these escort cards? They are the perfect blend of vintage romance. They run $1 each and can be customized with your wedding colors and flowers!

 Photo Credit:  Parchment Posies

$55,000 cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. Did anyone get one of these Tuesday night?

Photo Credit: Brides 


15 Feb


I love Twilight. Don’t hate.

Alfred Angelo created a beautiful replica of the vintage dress Bella wore in Breaking Dawn: Part One, which is available for sale at an affordable price.

 Photo Credit: Alfred Angelo

The theme of the wedding was very natural, outdoorsy and whimsical. This can easily be created in an outdoor space using huge amounts of flowers, twigs and hanging lights.

 Photo Credit: Flores Del Sol

The shoes that Bella wore in the movie were made my Manolo Blahnik (who else?) and will run you around $1,295 big ones. Chump change right?

It is rightfully named the Swan Embellished Satin pump. They are made in Italy (again, couldn’t be more perfect for the story) and feature a 4 1/2 inch heel. With the exception of Bella’s coordination (or lack there of) this is probably why she had trouble walking in them, and why a pair of back up flats would be a great idea!

 Photo Credit: Neiman Marcus 

Check out these beautiful vintage garters. This definitely would have been something Bella would have worn in keeping with the vintage theme for Edward. Wow. I can’t believe these words are coming out of my mouth. I think I have a problem.

Photo Credit: Emily Riggs Bridal 


And for all of you ladies who fell in love with Bella’s honeymoon dress, I have some bad news. You can’t buy it. Let’s just leave it at that. Trust me I’ve tried selling my kidney’s and it’s just not in the cards. But….. I did stumble upon this lovely dress by Banana Republic that I found to be very similar.

Photo Credit: Banana Republic

The dress is a little different, it feature’s a print, but the shape is very similar. All you need is to add a thin black belt with a bow on it and you’re set!

If you were silently judging me throughout this entire post, please go here and do yourself a favor.


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