Gourmet Italian Pizza & Sriracha Bloody Mary

gourmet italian pizza

I’ve been shopping at World Market forEVER, so when they invited me to be part of their Trendsetters group my answer was a resounding “YES!” I have to admit working with companies and brands I already love and use is a wonderful perk of being a blogger. For this project I was given the opportunity […]

Fun Ideas For Setting Up A Bourbon Tasting Bar

ideas for a bourbon bar

Saturday is the Kentucky Derby which kicks off the race for the triple crown. Although I’ve never been to the derby, I have been to a few steeple chases here in Virginia and in North Carolina, and I certainly love watching that iconic 2 minute race on the tv screen. With that in mind, what […]

How To Host A Stylish Cinco De Mayo Party

cinco de mayo party ideas

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Mexican food & drink, and celebrating cinco de mayo. It’s also the perfect time to host a ladies night gathering with a few girl friends, mix up some margaritas, and serve up the chips and salsa/dips. I had the pleasure of working with Sauza blue tequila to come […]

Peach Fizz Cocktail Or Mocktail

peach fizz

I’m so ready for Spring weather! This has been a very rainy and dreary winter, and just when it seems to be drying out, the wild winds are whirling about {very tough to get photo shoots done outside if you know what I mean}. But this yummy drink definitely gets me in the mood for […]

Cocktail Time – Limoncello Grapefruit Punch

lemoncello grapefruit cocktail

by Aleah and Nick Hello! We’re in full-on spring mode at Valley & Co. mixing up cocktails, sampling springtime menus, and knee-deep in planning festive and creative details for our upcoming client events. Did we mention mixing up cocktails? We’re lucky ducks as a big part of our job is taste-testing food and drinks {and […]

Bourbon Lemon Iced Tea

bourbon iced tea

Growing up in the South, iced tea was as common as feathers on a chicken …and the sweeter, the better! It was the quintessential “social” beverage at cookouts, reunions, birthdays, showers, and Sunday Suppers, and when I went to college I was friends with a lot of Northerners who quickly learned the virtues of sweet […]

Make Your Own Drink Stir Sticks

make your own stir sticks

As I always say, it’s the tiny little details that people notice most when a party is creatively designed. In my own creative process I always start out by seeing the big picture first, and once that’s established I start looking at places where I can “guild the lily” so to speak, and add little […]