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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Whether you’re going fancy-shmancy or hip and casual, wine & cheese parties are always a great way to entertain and sure to be a hit with your guests because of all the interactivity and excuses to mingle. Here are some fun products to liven up your next wine and cheese soirée…

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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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Looking for a conversation piece to add to your bar? Then strike it up with this Bowling Ball Ice Bucket and Bowling Pin Cocktail Shaker! With their witty concepting and cool minimalist design, these clever fab finds are guaranteed to get noticed! **Great idea for a “host” gift or bachelor pad housewarming!** (although as a […]

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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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A few months ago, I was on the lookout for a unique, stylish thank-you gift and just about did backflips when I stumbled upon the Eleni’s website. I mean seriously, the “thanks again” sugar cookie gift tin could not have been a more fabulous find! Bright, modern, fun….and edible! Of course, I couldn’t resist browsing […]

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The STAR Martini:• Start with a classic Blue Curacao Martini: – 3 oz vodka – 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur – Dash of Angostura Bitters®• Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake well.• Strain the cocktail into a clear or blue martini glass rimmed with red cocktail rimming sugar.• For the […]

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