Brides.com is a wealth of inspiration – whether you’re planning a wedding or not! Check out these gorgeous cocktail/mocktail presentations – just a few images & ideas from a stunning online drinks & cocktails gallery that features lots of differenty artsy drink displays and garnishes. (Those cool cube-things in the 2nd row of the image […]

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Daily Candy Deals announced a great discount today for everyone out there that’s planning a bridal shower or looking for a cute congrats gift for your favorite bride-to-be! They’re offering a special discount code for 30% off Eleni’s wedding themed cookies – which include this adorable “I Do” gift tin and tons of great designs […]

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oh my goodness…style me pretty posted one of the most fantastic cake galleries I’ve ever seen today – 31 different designs! this is a can’t miss visual treat…had to share! click here to ooh and aah to Abby’s picks too :)

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Looking for some great wine that won’t break the bank? Then you might want to check out Red Diamond next time

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Whether you’re having an intimate dinner at home, a romantic night out, or a Sex and the City marathon (and Cosmos!) with your favorite single girlfriends…hope you a fabulous Valentine’s Day! some valentine treats for your viewing pleasure…{from marthastewart.com; scroll down for links to recipes} {clockwise from top left} Pink Meringue Drops, Dried Cranberry Shortbread […]

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For more cupcake inspiration, check out these great cupcake-themed blogs! You’ll find loads of recipes, wonderful photos, and step-by-step instructions at Cheryl Porro’s cupcake bake shop blog…. …and at cupcakes take the cake, you’ll find “everything you ever wanted to know about cupcakes from true cupcake fans” (and I have to say it all looks […]

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{click on images to view larger} This Valentine’s day, up the wow factor on your edible gifts by choosing creative alternatives to the typical heart-shaped box of chocolates. Here are a few yummy Valentine’s gift ideas with unique packaging and presentation! Product Resources:1. From Eleni’s Cookies: Sweethearts Red gift tin, Love Birds gift tin, and […]

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Zanisa has their wonderful annual “Share the Love” campaign going on right now – where 20% of every “Share the Love” product purchase goes to a designated organization – which this year is Doctors Without Borders. There are lots of great Valentines gift ideas featured in the campaign – including jewelry, red travel chopsticks, letterpress […]

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Sonny and I had the best time last night at a cooking class by Sam the Cooking Guy – a self-proclaimed “regular guy” from San Diego who also happens to have a popular TV show, a book deal, and more exciting ventures coming up including a new show on The Discovery Channel and a promotion […]

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Need to send a gift but tired of the typical (and expensive!) flower bouquets and fancy gourmet gift baskets? Well, how do Fudge Nut Brownie, All-Butter Almond, and Chunky Chocolate Cookies sound for starters? Hungry, yet?! Then check out this next pic and keep reading… I’m excited to introduce you to Michael’s Cookies – a […]

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These holiday goodies are almost too cute to eat! Scroll down for a {very yummy} visual feast to tempt your sweet tooth this holiday… {shown above} This Martha Stewart igloo cake with marzipan penguins is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen… {shown above} Seasonal treats from cake designer Peggy Porschen… {shown above} candy […]

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Hot apple cider has always been a holiday tradition, but here are a few savory ways to get even more creative with apples this holiday season…fun recipes from Rachael Ray – who seems to be taking over the world lately – and yummy spiced apple cocktail mix & rimmer from Stirrings. {shown above, clockwise from […]

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Reasons why I love CBJ: 1. The obvious: they even spell “Jenn” with 2 “n”s!! 2. The individual little bottles are just way too cute. 3. Adorable packaging with built-in carrying case (no gift wrap needed!) 4. Chocolate + Peppermint = YUM. Cheers! {available at most grocery stores for around $14.99/4 pack}

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Get your Starbucks™ fix in a whole new way for the Holidays! Here are some yummy holiday cocktail recipes – and fun signature drink ideas for your next party – using Starbucks™ Coffee and Cream Liqueurs. I have to say the Coco Café sounds particularly good now that the cold weather is here! (yes – […]

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Boxed wine has never looked so good! These adorably-packaged premium French wines by French Rabbit come in an eco-friendly Tetra Pak™ container – so they’re environmentally friendly too – I’ll toast to that! {via fishtank}

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In the past few years , the Mojito – a lime flavored rum cocktail garnished with fresh mint sprigs – has seemed to garner a popularity and status that rivals the oh-so-chic (thanks to the Sex and the City girls) Cosmopolitan – or “Cosmo” for short. From an entertaining perspective, what I personally love about […]

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Trick or Treat? If you’re looking for something good to eat (or drink!) this halloween, here are a few tempting ideas…Goodies seen here include: (starting from top)Pumpkin Patch and Monster’s Ball sugar cookie tins from Elenis (yum!), Assorted Halloween Petit-Fours from Grandin Road, and Halloween Bat Crackers from Plum Party (love the packaging!). Now for […]

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The gorgeous and artful chocolates and chocolate elixers from chocolate moderne are a feast for the eyes AND the tastebuds! Many assortments to choose from – all of which would look amazing arranged on a tray at your next soriée or would serve as a delightful “thank you” or any-occasion gift for a deserving someone. […]

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This fabulous circles tabletop collection with coordinating "fab bachelorette" beverage napkins and invites makes a great foundation for a very mod bachelorette party! The palette of lime, green, purple and chocolate is an fresh change from the usual pink and black and looks great with pink cosmos served in clear plastic martini glasses or these […]

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These “candy mail” yum box invites by Jill Smith Design are way too fun. Personally, I would be so excited to receive one of these 3-D invites in the mail! Each invitation includes 1 box, 1 invitation card, 1 envelope sticker and an edible treat..what a great first impression for your next party! Available at […]

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