Red Wine Sangria

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by contributor Lisa Thiele {photography & styling by With Style & Grace} Whether or not spring has made its appearance where you are, I can give you at least one excuse to prepare a big batch of this delicious sangria, Cinco de Mayo! Make a big pitcher of this red wine sangria, invite over some […]

DIY Ice Bottle Cooler

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This icy bottle cooler as seen on my Holiday Bar Design, is a stylish way to present vodka or white wine on the bar while keeping it cold at the same time.  It’s a simple project but you need to give yourself a couple of days to freeze the layers.  This works well for vodka because it […]

I’ll Drink To That! {Glass Stenciling}

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After learning about stamping your party plates with food coloring gel, you can imagine my jubilation when I found this equally fabulous party project, for your glasses! This genius idea comes from A Subtle Revelry, and was done for a Roast & Toast Housewarming party. She simply used stencils, corn syrup, and cinnamon to ‘etch’ […]

Cheese, Glorious Cheese! {And Wine}

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Simple-Elegance doesn’t get much better than Cheese & Wine. The pairing of the 2 works equally well for a rustic picnic, or a glamorous soiree. The photos above offer some great suggestions for serving your cheese with style. Consider slicing your hard cheese into ‘sticks’ and laying them in a criss-cross form…adds height and interest. […]

Amazing Wine & Chocolate Tasting Party

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I cannot say enough good things about this AMAZING Wine & Chocolate Tasting Soiree hosted by Heavenly Blooms! Have you ever seen a more beautiful display of rustic-meets-elegant?! I think not! This is just a sampling of all the fabulous details. Head over to Heavenly Blooms blog to see 4 posts worth of photos…you don’t […]

White Peach Sangria

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This morning I asked my husband, “Why don’t we ever make Sangria’s?” I mean it’s a perfect combination of wine, liqueur, fruit, it feeds a crowd, and you can make ahead! It’s not New Year’s, but I’m going to make a resolution to make a pitcher of Sangria. Soon! Here’s one I want to try….maybe […]

A Wine & Cheese Gathering

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 I recently hosted a Wine & Cheese themed gathering for the ladies. I decorated with earthy colors and natural/rustic elements (the center dish in the photos held cheese cubes but I took photos before putting them out).  Some of the details I added are:  Paper cones filled with snacks and inserted into a wine bottle holder. […]