Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Style is Served: Love is in the Air

Whether you are spending V-Day with that special someone, girlfriends, or even the whole family make it festive and fun this year! Now let’s not get carried away by throwing around heart shaped confetti and taping paper hearts to our front doors. Keep the kid stuff for the bulletin board. Here are a few tips and inspiration photos keep it stylish.
      1. Having a party? Set up a “sweet station” with V-Day Colors. Try putting candies in fun dishes or use cake stands or apothecary jars of varying heights.
2.   The best way to use candy hearts!
3.   “LOVE” Pillow www.needlepointpillows.com $300

Setting the Table

When it comes to holiday decorating the more you edit the better. Keep it understated! Like these gorgeous settings, use different flowers in the same colors or switch it up by using several smaller atypical bud vases. Add your classic white votives to the table for your classic romantic touch, the more the better.

Have any streamers leftover from the kid’s birthday parties?
Take a tip from Martha and use them as table runners or wrap them around hurricanes. 

Don't think that because it's V-Day you have to stick to the Pink and Red theme. Go for a setting inspired by Eddie Ross. Take Pink as a starting point and the add accents of blue or orange like he did. Personally turquoise and magenta are a favorite color combo of mine.

V-Day Goodies

Breakfast in Bed? Or Dessert for Breakfast?
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Heart Shaped Pancakes
Hot Chocolate with heart shaped Marshmallows

The Cutest DIY Gifts for Friends

1. Heart Cookie Cutters with Candies – Martha Stewart
2. Jewelry Box with Gem Candies – Martha Stewart
3. Knitted Catnip hearts – Martha Stewart
4. Cost Cutting Elegant Paper Roses - Lookiloos
5. Candy Heart Soaps – Martha Stewart

Valentine Cocktails

1.    1.   Pour 2 oz. TY KU liqueur, 1 oz. pomegranate juice, 2 oz. Sence rose nectar into a mixing glass filled with ice.

2.   Stir well
3.   Strain into a stemmed glass or over ice in an old-
fashioned glass.

4.   Garnish with a lime wedge.

1. Pour 1 oz. Blue Ice American Vodka, 3/4 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur, and 3/4 oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice.

2. Shake well.

3. Strain into a chilled, 8 ounce cocktail glass or tall wine glass.
4. Top with a pile of fresh whipped cream.

Bubbly Blood Orange Campari Cocktail


2-3 large blood oranges, juiced, about 1/3 cup juice
1 oz campari
Chilled sparkling wine – choose from prosecco, champagne, cava, brut, etc
Optional garnish – blood orange peel or blood orange slice


1. Pour 1 ½ oz of blood orange juice in each champagne flute.
2. Add ½ oz of campari.
3. Top off each drink with sparkling wine, garnish with a slice of blood orange and enjoy! 

Do you have any exciting plans, projects or ideas for Valentine's Day?