2015 was an amazing year, friends. I said yes to my the love of my life, visited some incredibly beautiful places, and moved into our new home, just for starters. That’s a lot to toast to. Thankfully, our spare fridge is stocked with bubbly for days, so we won’t be short on sparkly stuff to properly celebrate all that goodness. But if you know me, I have to spice it up a bit. Plus, I love Chambord added to just about anything. Enter, the Pomegranate-Raspberry Sparkler. Three simple ingredients and your on your way to a colorful cheers! Happy New Years Eve!!!
1 oz. Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur)
Handful of pomegranate seeds
Champagne or Prosecco (anything bubbly will do!)
1. Pour Chambord into a coupe or flute.
2. Top with bubbly.
3. Toss in pomegranate seeds and cheers to the New Year!
When it comes to holiday gifting, I do things a little backwards. I tend to have all of my wrapping essentials picked out, purchased and in-hand before the Christmas shopping is even done! And this year I went a bit nuts because my most-loved stationery company Sugar Paper partnered up with Target to offer everything a gift-loving-girl could want. Classic reds, golds, blacks and whites come in the form of bags, boxes, tags, wrap, ribbons, glittered goods and gift toppers. It’s looking like Santa’s workshop around our house and I’m loving every second.
Anddd, I’m even more excited because I’m giving one of you lucky ducks a $100 gift card to Target so you can stock up your gift wrapping arsenal! Trust me, it’s easy to spend it all on paper, but if you don’t use it all on wrapping essentials, the gift card can be used for any Target products you wish.
My kitchen is where I spend 80% of my time. Whether I’m writing a blog post (I do most of my work here!), making a meal, chatting with my husband when he gets home, or entertaining family and friends, it’s my favorite room in our home. I think for me, it’s the idea of the creating and gathering that happens in a kitchen, that feeling of home, and that feeling of designing an experience.
We spent a couple of days enjoying the hospitality of these incredible brands. My favorite part was our cooking class with Chef Thomas McNaughton at the original Williams-Sonoma flagship store, which was insanely gorgeous. Think five-inch-thick gigantic marble countertop extending 20 feet long. A dream. After Chef McNaughton taught us how to make the most delicious cappelletti, he signed each of us a copy of his book, Flour + Water.
If there’s one thing that elevates an event, wedding, or simple gathering at home for me, it’s hands down beautiful lettering. OK, and pretty blooms, too. But when I spot gorgeous fonts and calligraphy, I’m hooked.
With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m always looking for ways to infuse little bits of lettering into my gatherings, from place cards to charming bar signage to savory cheese boards. So, I like to keep an arsenal of favorite fonts to choose from, particularly calligraphy style. Easy to print up last minute if you’re in a pinch, but still really lovely and will wow your guests. Head to Style Me Pretty Living today for some of my recommendations! Font shown above is Bombshell Pro.