Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sweet Treats

As I was checking out the Coldstone website to order a cake and see what new creations they came up with, I found these cupcakes. Coldstone now offers ice cream cupcakes. The cupcakes come in a pack of six, two of each flavor. These are a great treat to serve at a shower or for a girls night out.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Photo Cards

Timeless Vertical Card

Rectangular Quad

Square Quad

Bridal Inquirer had a contest giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to Photo Card Creations. I am happy that I won the gift certificate. Photo Card Creations is a company that makes custom cards using your digital photos and printing the photos on card stock. There are several cards that I like which are the Quad Jigsaw, Rectangular Quad and the Square Quad. My absolute favorite is the Timeless Vertical Quad. If you are in need of beautiful thank you cards or want to annouce your engagement or birth of a child, please contact Photo Card Creations.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


In celebration of my birthday today, I am sharing a few cocktails that I have found and enjoy.



*note: 2 tablespoons=1 ounce…and drink responsibly!

2 tablespoons cocoa powder, for rimming
2 ounces dark creme de cacao (recommended: Dekuyper)
1 ounce Irish cream liqueur (recommended: Bailey’s)
1 ounce hazelnut liqueur (recommended: Frangelico)
1 ounce light creamMint sprigs, for garnish
Dip the rim of each glass in water and then in the cocoa powder; set aside.
Pour the remaining ingredients, except for the mint, in a cocktail shaker, half-filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glasses. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint and serve.
Makes 2 servings. *This is a great substitue for the chocolate martini.

Pomtini (Pomegranate Martini)


2 oz. Citrus Vodka

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/4 oz. fresh pomegranate juice

1 oz. simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Coconut Grove

· 1½ ounces Malibu (or other coconut-flavored rum)
· ½ cup coconut sorbet or gelato
· 1 ounce fresh lime juice
· 1 ounce coconut milk
· Pineapple wedge
· Dusting of ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients but the garnishes in a blender with ½ cup ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the pineapple, and sprinkle the top with nutmeg.

Anyone of these cocktails can be used for a signature drink during your wedding or event.




Coconut Grove

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Logo

We have a new logo. Our logo was created by Nicole at Pink Design Events. Nicole designs beautiful custom company logos as well as monograms, wedding invitations, programs, stamps and other accessories. Nicole is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Nicole to anyone that is planning their wedding or an event. You will not be disappointed. Check out Pink Design Events blog here. Here are a few of my favorite designs from Pink Design Events.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hosting a Weekend Brunch

On March 15, Pottery Barn is having a class on hosting a weekend brunch. This class will feature entertaining ideas and recipes from Frandango: Recipes, Parties & License to Make Magic by Sandy Hill. You will learn how to host a unique easter gathering, have an easter egg hunt for the entire family and how to hold a spring luncheon for your friends.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you can meet the author, Sandy Hill and her executive chef, Stephanie Valentine at the following locations.

3/14 10:00 am at La Cumbre Plaza

3/14 2:00 pm at Sherman Oaks

3/15 10:00 am at the Beverly Drive location

3/15 1:00 pm at 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Monday, March 2, 2009

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Blackwell Necklace

Blackwell Earrings

I know what you are thinking I can’t afford diamonds right now and my budget is already tight. Last week I was introduced to Adorn Brides. Adorn Brides rents gorgeous diamond jewelry for weddings and other special occasions. Adorn Brides allows you to have the red carpet look and feel like a million bucks without the red carpet price tags. Adorn Brides has been featured on The View, CBS News, New York Times and other media outlets.

Beckford Necklace: Sapphires & Diamonds

Valentine Earrings: Sapphire & Diamonds

In case you need something blue and want something that stands out, the sapphire and diamond Beckford Necklace is gorgeous and can be worn with the Valentine Earrings.

Lloyd Bangle

Hartley Earrings

Stevenson Earrings

Spencer Necklace

The Lloyd Bangle and Hartley Earrings are perfect if you are going for a classic look on your wedding day. The Spencer Necklace is fabulous and reminds me of the Fred Leighton necklace that Taraji P. Henson was wearing on Oscar night.