If you are a fan of whiskey, you will quite enjoy this infographic from The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. In addition to some of our favorite recipes, there are also some interesting facts regarding this time honored spirit.
Coming up with a signature drink can be hard. What if you don’t want to venture out on a limb with a cocktail that will be a complete bust to guests? That’s alcohol wasted and a few unhappy guests. Or, if you are just in love with some of the classics– like mojitos, cosmopolitans or margaritas and want a way to make it unique and memorable, Molecule-R is here to help.
The molecular gastronomy kit is perfect for your wedding or holiday party (hello– Christmas is right around the corner!). This modern trend takes a classic cocktail and turns it into a contemporary experience that will be the talk of your party. Wow your guests with floating flavor pearls, fruit foams or encapsulate and serve the cocktail in a bubble that pops in your mouth!
The kit is great for at home mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts as well! Each of the new Cocktail R-EVOLUTION kits come complete with the necessary molecular tools – 1 silicone mold, 1 slotted spoon and 2 pipettes – to create the ultimate cocktail. Also included in each kit are 10 sachets of additives of sodium alginate, calcium lactate and soy lecithin that each serve 6-10 people.
Quite possibly the most feminine gowns that will grace wedding ceremonies next year, Isabelle Armstrong’s wedding dresses range from the whimsical and ethereal to the glamorous and chic. With flowers serving as the main inspiration for the line, you can see the details in the texture of laces, silks and lines. The beadwork is exquisite and is truly the cornerstone of the Splendor, Passion and Grace line.
Finding ways to incorporate sentiments or honor lost loved ones into your important day can be hard to think. Not Just Any Old Day has come up with a beautiful commemorative charm that can be on your wedding bouquet or cake server for your wedding. It can be your wedding date, parents’ wedding date, a lost loved one’s birthday or some other very special date.
Worn by celebrities like Ariana Grande, Vivica Fox, Ariel Winter, Malese Jow, and Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, there are options that would make for beautiful gifts for your bridesmaids or groomsmen.
Looking for something unique for your upcoming holiday social events? Madonna & Co. has unique items that will make you the star of the room. Featuring luxury items that range from edgy to ultra feminine, their items appeal to everyone who wants to add unique styles to their wardrobes.
Featuring fur scarves, capelets and an intriguing mix of lace, leather and prints, Madonna & Co. utilizes fashion forward pieces through texture, color and a stunning appreciation for the feminine form. I simply adore this lace dress– it would be perfect for a wedding rehearsal dinner, while the leather skirt is perfect for a Girls Night Out.
The Madonna & Co. Vintage NYC boutique is located the heart of SOHO at 284 Lafayette Street. Want to shop online? Use code BLOG2 for some of your favorite pieces at a 15% off discount. Keep up with them on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.
One of the hardest gowns to find for most weddings isn’t just the wedding dress. The mother of the bride dress is just as important as the bridesmaids dresses and sets the tone for the mother of the groom’s dress. These gowns need not be frumpy, plain or drab. While they should over power the bride’s gown, she also shouldn’t blend in with the bridesmaids. It’s an important day for her– your mom deserves to look and feel her best, too!
Teri Jon offers some beautiful options for the 2014 wedding season for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. They range from classic and elegant to sleek and sophisticated. These gowns are absolutely stunning statement pieces that can be worn to other weddings (depending upon the style, color and formality of the event) or other formal events.
What’s your favorite style for a mother of the bride or groom?
White by Vera Wang captures the essence of all the gorgeous fashions that we saw grace the red carpet at last night’s Emmy’s. Fit-and-flare silhouettes ruled the red carpet, as well as deep v-necklines, high-slit dresses, short sleeves and one-shoulder styles as featured in an array of blue, blue and red hues, and accessorized with embellishments from head-to-toe.
MIYU is a beauty brand that pairs the tea with their innovative skin care, infusing beauty from the inside out. MIYU Beauty is offering our delicious and skin-enhancing hydrate mi beauty tea as a gorgeous wedding favor. Not only that, their ‘a prettea little quartet’ introductory kits are perfect as bridesmaids gifts – or for all occasions, as wella s some other great options for favors. With two different lines to hydrate or destress, there is something for everyone who wants to be pampered.
We are so very excited to announce our newest baby at Cocktails and Details!
Being a Saint Simons wedding planner, we have planned all types of weddings, worked with some of the best wedding photographers and designed with talented wedding florists in the area. We also know how hard it is to plan a destination wedding in Saint Simons Island or Jekyll Island being far away. You are struck with so many questions:
Who is the best wedding photographer in Saint Simons Island?
How do you have a Jekyll Island Beach Wedding?
What should you look for in a wedding caterer?
What Saint Simons Island wedding venue is perfect for me?
We’ve taken a lot of the guesswork and stress out of planning a wedding in the Golden Isles, with The Little Blue Wedding Book. This sweet little book outdoes any preferred vendor list you will receive from wedding venues that tend to be outdated and sparse. It also goes beyond what any online directory can give you. It tells you which vendor would be perfect for you, which hotels are in close proximity to create your room blocks and so much more.
The book is filled with our go-to wedding vendors and professional services that are in our “little blue book”, put together in a easy to understand listing that gives you everything you need to know to narrow down your decisions. It is also filled with design ideas, planning tips and other resources that are crucial to your wedding planning. In the iPad version, you can highlight, make notes, share notes and have access to the vast in-book glossary of wedding lingo that you have to know while planning your wedding. The alternate digital version allows you to view on your computer, phone, tablet, mobile reading device or app, as well as print out necessary pages.
Fall is my absolute, hands-down, favorite time of year. Notwithstanding that my birthday month is snugly nestled into this time of year, It’s just something about the change in colors, temperature and scents that does something to me every time. With Autumn quickly approaching, I anticipate there will be a get-together or two in our home, and I’d love to share some ideas with you.
Love this set up from Everyday Occasions using seasonal gourds and pumpkins. Love the pumpkin candle holders (tutorial on how to make them are at the link)!
The use of lanterns to illuminate your space is awesome. Bringing in a mix of different styles makes it less put-together and very relaxed. You can use other festive items for decor as well– like nuts and berries. I know that sounds trés squirrel chic, but toss in a few well placed pillar candles, hurricanes and some height. You’ve got magic, baby. Just see what Trésors Deluxe did:
Now you know I’m all about a good drink, honey. Which one of your guests do you think could NOT fall in love with being welcomed by these cored and cut apples filled with aromatic apple cider, with a cinnamon and orange garnish? If you can think of one, unfriend them now. As the cooler weather creeps in, this would be a welcome and impressive treat. If your cider needs a little kick, add brandy and a smile.
Everyone goes nuts each year when Starbucks releases their Pumpkin Spice each year. Here’s a great recipe from The Grant Life that you’re sure to love: