Friday, December 19, 2014

Snowman Spa & Bourbon Brunch

Mugs ℅ (also love this set)  // Glassware set // Tray(similar) // Jeweled Glass Stopper // Votive Set // Stag DecanterStag Bottle Stopper  // Cocktail Shaker // Bar Tool Set // Glass OrnamentBottle Stopper 

Tis the season for holiday gatherings and cozy evenings by the fire. Today I've teamed up with Pottery Barn to share one of my favorite holiday drinks and one of Kiel's with a twist. I was excited to take on this project. I love the excuse to entertain with our Pottery Barn barware for holiday gatherings. The glassware, trays, and stag decanters add a festive touch to any holiday cocktail.  Here's how to make the drinks featured in this post:

Drink 1: The Snowman Spa

1 shot of Baileys per mug

To make the Marshmallow snowman you will need:
2 Regular Sized Marshmallows
1 Square of Chocolate
1 Orange Starburst
1 Powdered Chocolate Truffle
White Frosting

With a toothpick poke a hole for two eyes, one for the nose, and four holes for the mouth in the first marshmallow. For the second marshmallow, poke three even holes down the middle for buttons. Melt a square of chocolate for 30 seconds. Dip a toothpick into the chocolate and fill in the holes for the eyes, mouth, and buttons. Take one orange Starburst and cut an angled silver for the nose. Let the chocolate dry for 5 minutes and then assemble the marshmallows on a peppermint stirrer. Spread a layer of white frosting on top of the marshmallow before placing a chocolate truffle hat on. Place peppermint stirrer in hot chocolate filled mug. Stick two toothpicks in the back of the bottom marshmallow to keep the snowman secure in mug. Enjoy!

Drink 2: The Bourbon Brunch

I4oz  Bourbon Whiskey
4mml pure maple syrup
2oz apple cider
1 oz Goslings ginger beer

Garnish with thick cut candied bacon. (Cook bacon on rack at 350 for 25 minutes. Rub with cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and mayple syrup and bake for another 5-10 minutes in oven). Slit mini Eggo waffle and toast until golden brown. Served over ice.

                              Special thank you to Pottery Barn for sponsoring this post.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Poolside Drinks

Dress: Ted Baker  Shoes: J.Crew  Bag: Ferragamo Glasses: Tory Burch Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick

Today I'm sharing more images from my Four Seasons Costa Rica vacation and hosting a Four Seasons giveaway for a $250 gift card. The card can be used towards an overnight stay, spa treatment, dining, and more. There is nothing quite like a Four Seasons tropical getaway in the dead of winter. After this trip, I will be dreaming about being poolside with a delicious tropical drink in hand for months to come.

Enter with Rafflecopter below and leave a comment about who you would give the gift of Four Seasons to and why.The contest begins today and will end on Monday 12/22 at Midnight. Good Luck!

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                         Special thank you to Four Seasons for our wonderful stay!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dress up the Season

Sweater: Vince Turtleneck: Kate Spade Skirt: J.Crew Boots: Hunter Bag: Mulberry (also love this one) Socks Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Hat: Nordstrom Tights: DKNY
Kiel: Jacket: Barbour Shirt: Gant 

It's finally starting to feel like winter in New England. I layered up today with a Vince sweater and Kate Spade Turtleneck from Nordstrom. (In case you are wondering if I'm cold, I'm wearing a pair of sheer tights with this outfit.) While  I was in Nordstrom I also couldn't resist stocking up on winter wear for an upcoming ski trip. Here are some of my favorite cold weather items this season:

Special thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria

Dress: Camilyn Beth ℅ Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Bag: Mulberry Necklace: Baublebar ℅ Lipstick: YSL // Red Indocile Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick

Location: Waldorf Astoria // NYC

Traditional holiday cocktails prepared at the Peacock Alley by Frank Caiafa. In case you are wondering, they taste as good as they look.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday at the FlatIron Shop

Dress: Brooks Brothers (similar) Sweater: Brooks Brothers Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Belt: Anthropologie Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Ring: Tory Burch

Brooks Brothers is having a Red Fleece sale. 40% off today only. Here are my picks from the sale: