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. …

Terlato Wines & Camille Styles-12007

Terlato Wines & Camille Styles

Are you looking to spoil your girlfriends for your upcoming bachelorette weekend? Or send newlyweds a special treat to welcome them home from their honeymoon?  Then you’re going to want to pay close attention to today’s post.  Terlato Wines has teamed up with published entertaining author, Camille Styles, to create the dreamy wedding inspiration kits.   To our delight (and farm animal-like squeals), we received two of these packages.  Filled to the brim with thoughtful details, these kits take a wedding theme to the next level.  Curated by Styles, each kit highlighted a different milestone, from a summer bridal shower …

Woodland Brandy Cocktail with Libbey Glass-12017

Woodland Brandy Cocktail with Libbey Glass

    Baby it’s cold outside… so why not cozy up to the fire with loved ones and a unique cocktail in hand?!  With all the family get-togethers, secret Santas, and rendez-vous under the mistletoe, it’s a great season to show off your mixology skills.  As a frequent party hostess, I make sure that every event has a signature cocktail to go along with the night.  Not only is it a fun way to incorporate a theme, it also serves as a memorable conversation starter for your guests.  That’s why I was thrilled to team up with Libbey Glass for …

Curtis Stone & the Ocean Spray Bog-11672

Curtis Stone & the Ocean Spray Bog

The bucket list… most people’s list include things like skydiving and swimming with sharks.  Mine?  Well, mine has more food-centric goals like diving into a tub of jello and eating a full size chocolate sculpture of Marie Antoinette.  So you can imagine my squeals when I received an invite to eat lunch with Curtis Stone in a cranberry bog created by Ocean Spray in Rockafeller Center.  Not only did I get to eat a Thanksgiving themed lunch with Curtis Stone, I got to do it while wading knee deep in a cranberry bog.  This is stuff that foodie dreams are …

Bites by Chef Quezada-10371

Bites by Chef Quezada

Oh boy, do we have a special treat for you today!  Chef Sandra Quezada of Tunnel Bistro in Texas is sharing with us some of her favorite summer dishes.  And the best part?  She’s even given us some of the delectable recipes.  From an ingenious tequila shot in a hollowed out cucumber slice to a mouth-watering shrimp cocktail served in a coconut, these are the dishes that warm-weathered dreams are made of.  So get ready to jot down these exclusive recipes and feast your eyes on these scrumptious plates, it’s time to sit poolside with Chef Quezada! TAMARIND MARTINI     INGREDIENTS 1 …

Dinner with Giada & Frangelico-10547

Dinner with Giada & Frangelico

There are magical milestones in a person’s life… falling in love, eating a croissant in Paris, having a baby, binging wantonly during the holiday season and not gaining weight.  You know, the basics every self-respecting dreamer fantasizes about.  Well, I just had one of these moment.  As if the spatula gods looked down on me with favor, I received an invitation to an exclusive dinner party hosted by Frangelico and Giada De Laurentiis.  How did I receive such an invitation, you ask?  Why do unicorns poop rainbows? I have no clue!  But like all of life’s mysterious moments, you don’t question …