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Happy New Year! Hopefully your 2014 ended with a bang and not a fizzle, because we were actually saving the ‘fizzle’ for your 2015. Allow us to present to you the Blackberry Bourbon Fizz: a light and refreshing cocktail that’s easy-to-make and easier to drink. Absolute perfection at a post New Year’s brunch.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (makes 1)

1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
4-6 mint leaves
1 tsp sugar
2 oz bourbon
soda water

INSTRUCTIONS

-Muddle orange slices, blackberries, mint and sugar in a shaker or mixing bowl.

-Add bourbon and shake or stir.

-Strain over ice and top glass off with soda water.

-Garnish with mint and an orange slice, if you’re fancy.

December 30, 2014

So many tunes, so little time. Another year of music is coming to an end, while an entire new year of tunes is waiting for its turn. So let’s hear it for two-thousand-fourteen: a great year for new favorites, most-certainly worthy of another listen. Scroll below for this week’s newest Tuesday Tunes playlist, and let it help you ring in the new year!

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Photos c/o What Courtney Wore

Sweater Dress: Line & Dot

Booties: ShoeDazzle

Bag: Nasty Gal

Necklace: Bauble Bar

Ring: Henri Bendel

Watch: Michele

Screw Cuff: Henri Bendel

Earrings: Gorjana

Sunglasses: Burberry, old

Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

 

 

December 25, 2014

Looking to add more holiday cheer to your day? Then why not give this classic Christmas cocktail a try? Everyone knows and loves the sweet taste of holiday eggnog, so you know it’ll taste even better when you make it from scratch. Make a batch and share with your loved ones for an easy way to spread some real holiday spirit!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

4 egg yolks
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
½ cups white sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup rum or brandy

HOW TO MAKE

-To create the milk mixture, combine the milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook on medium low heat until it comes to a low boil, stirring occasionally.

-To make the egg mixture, combine the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl, and whisk until fluffy.

-Slowly add the milk mixture to the egg mixture and whisk it until the ingredients are mixed well. Pour the combined mixture back into the saucepan and cook it over medium heat for 3 – 5 minutes until it becomes thick. Stir frequently and do not let the mixture boil.

-Remove the eggnog from heat and Let cool for about an hour or two.

-Stir in the cream and rum or brandy; mix well.

-Tightly cover the eggnog with plastic wrap. Refrigerate it overnight to let the flavors mingle. Garnish with a dash of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. Done.

Happy Holidays! It’s the only time of the year that holiday music is socially acceptable, so we’re going all-in with this week’s tunes. Whether you’re taking care of some last-minute shopping or getting ready for the big holiday party, these jingles will help you make it happen. So come celebrate the season and all its good tidings with these festive faves from the past and present.

Wishing you the best!

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Check December New Arrivals for more Holiday Cheer!

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Dress: Hazel & Olive c/o, $22

Pumps: ShoeDazzle “Alycia” c/o

Clutch: Limited, $15

Necklaces: My Stella & Dot,  My Stella & Dot

Earrings: My Stella & Dot

December 19, 2014

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Deck the halls with style and grace! We rounded up our favorite Instagram looks for the week!

Cryskay shows us how to keep it classic and chic in the Alycia pumps while Carasantana gives us a taste of her holiday vibes in the Shari sandals.

Fashionbyally steps up her #bootgame with the Stephanie boots and Melaniepace21 is holiday party ready in her gorgeous navy Jasmyne heels.

Where are you off to this weekend?

P.S.  Don’t forget to check out our Instagram page every morning to see which item is being featured for our #12DaysofShoeDazzle giveaway!  You still have a few hours to regram THIS for a chance to win it!
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In the mood for something tart and tasty? Then it’s time to try out this elegantly simple recipe for Cranberry Champagne. Perfect for holiday parties, this drink is sure to bring good tidings to everyone this season.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 1)

1 ounce of cranberry juice
5 ounces of Champagne
Frozen cranberries
Lime wedge

HOW TO MAKE

In a chilled Champagne flute, add cranberry juice and just a squeeze of lime. Top off the glass with the Champagne and garnish with a few (or more) cranberries.

That winter magic is in the air! Spirits are high for the holidays, so it’s definitely time for some seasonal sounds. Whether you’re at work counting the days until holiday break, busy at home wrapping everyone’s presents, or you just really want to listen to something festive, this week’s Tuesday Tunes has got you covered!

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December 15, 2014

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