Monday, July 21, 2014

Sucre Macaron - Ooh La La!

It's true, one doesn't have to fly to Paris to partake in a real French Macaron!  All one need do is visit Sucre's website to find such delectable treats as the Summer Macaron Collection (pictured above).  How about lemon buttercream with a blackberry jam center infused with balsamic & casis?  Or, munch on the flavor of  sweet vanilla buttercream with southern peach marmalade center.  Ooh la la!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Romantic Do

I learned how to create this easy, romantic do from The Daily Connoisseur.  I used a large curling iron to create some body then gathered my hair at the nape of my neck and slightly over to one side, securing with a band to create a loose ponytail.  I wrapped the end of the ponytail with another elastic band, leaving about an inch and a half of hair at the end.  Grabbing a small section of the end hair in one hand and using the other hand to slide the bottom elastic band up to meet the other band, I was able to create this  lovely, romantic look.  I simply tucked the loose strand of hair in and secured the bun with a few pins.  Voila...tres chic, oui?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bar Lingo Napkins

Okay, look at these Pottery Barn "Bar Lingo" cocktail napkins!  How funny and so stinking cute are these?  They are certainly a conversation piece at a drink & dine party, eh?
Pottery Barn Cocktail Napkins on Ebay

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Toast to Summer and flipflop Wine

I can't tell you how many times I've been drawn to the fun flipflop wine labels only to be scared off by the super low price point.  However, I was in need of a summer wine, and flipflop was the only bottle I could find in my summer-hot pursuit.

The screw top also scared me a bit, but I had to smile at the flip flops on the cap.  I was nervous to take my first sip.  Wouldn't I rather not know how the wine tasted and continue to admire the great labels?  Well, I am happy to report that I give this flipflop Chardonnay a thumbs up!  It is light, easy and I could certainly taste the pineapple notes.  I would serve this wine to guests at a beach/pool party or give as a hostess gift along with some of those cute flip flop wine glass coasters.  A toast to summer and flip flops!