The Voveti Spring Cocktail-13022

The Voveti Spring Cocktail

Now that Spring is here, it’s time to add some serious fruit to your cocktails. I’m talking fruity infusions, fruit-themed drinks, and garnishes galore. It truly is the perfect time to celebrate the season and all things blooming. So, I was egging to get mixing when VOVETI Prosecco tasked me with the “difficult” job of creating a Spring themed recipe using their alcohol. Naturally my mind started running at 100 MPH with flavor combinations – prosecco and hibiscus, prosecco and lavender, or prosecco and jasmine. But ultimately I settled on ingredients that were a little easier to come by this season… …

Home Brewing-12995

Home Brewing

If you’re immersed into the craft beer scene, then you’ve probably contemplated home brewing more than once. It’s kind of a rights-of-passage for the artisanal hops lover, but can quickly become an overwhelming process. And if you’re not careful, just getting the hobby going can cost a few hundred dollars. So today we have taken the initial step for you and found three excellent (and affordable!) home brewing starter kits. Take a look below and then scroll down to see a brew-inspired wedding shower that will sure to get your craft beer wheels turning… Man Crates: Home Brewed Kit ($150) …

Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear-12821

Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear

There are a few foodie milestones that come with growing into a proper adult – eating your first mouthful of caviar without gagging, knowing the difference between chocolate truffles and actual truffles, and learning to pair a good wine with a yummy dessert.  Well, I can’t help you with the caviar reflex (not something I’ve mastered yet, myself), but I certainly can help you with the dessert-wine pairing.   I recently teamed up with Gloria Ferrer to create a sweet spring recipe to go along with their Pinot Noir.  But before we jump to the recipe, it’s a good rule of …

Vanilla Prosecco Cocktail-12749

Vanilla Prosecco Cocktail

With Spring just around the corner, it can only mean one thing… baby season! So today we raise a glass to one of the greatest joys in life with our Vanilla Prosecco Cocktail, inspired by this real life shower.  Try out our recipe and follow along as hostess Emily walks us through the pretty affair: As soon as Kristin told me the awesome news that she was expecting I knew I wanted to host her baby shower. After relocating back to my hometown of Salisbury NC from Washington, D.C. The planning frenzy was underway. I quickly enlisted the help of …

Apple Pie Infused Moonshine-12609

Apple Pie Infused Moonshine

Moonshine.  The not-so-sweet nectar of the North American backwoods.  Personally, I find it quite difficult to swallow, being more of a whisky gal myself.  But when I was sent today’s lovely Texan nuptials, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by their wonderfully creative favors.  Let’s be a little adventurous and take another stab at the strong beverage with our inspired Apple Pie Infused Moonshine recipe.  And in the meantime, check out Anna and Erick’s beautifully rustic day. APPLE PIE INFUSED MOONSHINE   INGREDIENTS 1 jug of moonshine 4 Honeycrisp apples 5 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon of allspice 1 tablespoon of cloves INSTRUCTIONS …

Picnic Champagne Guide-12468

Picnic Champagne Guide

Unless you are a card-carrying member of the Lonely Hearts Club, then you’re all too aware what is happening this upcoming Sunday.  It’s Cupid’s big day and we intend to help you get prepared… whether or not you’re actually prepared.  So, don’t have anything planned for your Valentine just yet?  How about an impromptu picnic?!  Get inspired by today’s dreamy couples photos of gorgeous husband and wife, Hope and Justin, during their trip to Paris.  So find an ideal setting, fill your basket with a French loaf and some cheese, and pick up one of these bubbly bottles from our Picnic …

Vanilla Infused Vodka-12351

Vanilla Infused Vodka

It’s no surprise that with the onslaught of social media obsessions would bring about the rise of social media themed parties.  This abstract concept is now permeating into a fun representation of life and style.  We couldn’t help but smile at this fun (and quite cheeky) spin on a modern birthday party inspired by a Dallas hotspot.  Photographer Misha Wynn breaks down the details: On Premise Dallas is a hidden gem in Deep Ellum. I ran into this new bar several weeks ago before the party and thought it had an awesome feel. There is a very unique combination of shades …

Classic Manhattan Cocktail-12213

Classic Manhattan Cocktail

 If you’re planning to elope, there’s two locations that are a must… Las Vegas or Manhattan!  I should know because I myself eloped with my handsome husband five years ago at City Hall in Manhattan.  We donned our finest duds, grabbed a witness off the busy streets, and said our “I dos” before heading out for a fun night on the town.  It was spontaneous and ridiculously romantic.  But most importantly, it was just what we wanted.  So if you’re not one to crave all the hoopla of a large wedding, mix up a classic Manhattan cocktail and consider today’s beautiful nuptials. …