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Bombettes Guide to Brunch

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When it comes to brunch, we don’t mess around. Find out how to properly set a glamorous and elegant table that will have your guests talking for days.


Because a beautiful presentation gives everything a little extra flavor.


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Things you’ll need (left to right):

Salad fork

Dinner fork

Service plate

Salad plate

Napkin

Dinner knife

Dessert knife

Soup Spoon

Wine glass (for red)

Wine glass (for white)

Champagne glass

 

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  1. Brunch should not have a water glass. Sundays are a time for conserving water and drinking wine. Lots of it.
  2. For every two place settings there should be a small vase of fresh flowers. We love to use either roses or peonys for our table.
  3. Silverware and flatware should always match.
  4. Pretty place cards make a difference. (We recommend separating couples and placing quiet individuals next to livelier personalities to get conversations flowing.)
  5. Always remember that “BRUNCH” is the socially acceptable excuse to drink before noon.

 

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A Cluttered Home Is A Cluttered Mind

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Ever heard the saying: “a cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind”? Well, often times more than not, the way we think becomes the way we live. And too much clutter in ones life is a reflection of a chaotic mind. If you can’t organize yourself from the inside out, don’t worry, organize yourself from the outside in by starting with your workspaces and bedrooms. We hold onto the most stuff in these areas and decluttering them is one of the most simple and profound steps to having a more organized life. Get inspired below!

 

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The 3-Step Skinny Pink Margarita

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Not to get technical… But according to chemistry, alcohol is a solution.


 

Recipe

  1. Rub the rim of your glass with a lime if you will be adding salt.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine:
    1. A shot of tequila
    2. 6 ounces of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
    3. Juice from 1 lime
    4. Perrier Grapefruit Sparkling water.
    5. Ice
  3. Shake and serve with a side of mint or lime.

Pink Hot Chocolate

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Tis’ the season for Pink Hot Chocolate! This mix is also a great gift for the holidays. Simply layer the ingredients in a mason jar and decorate as desired:

  1. 6 TBS powdered creamer
  2. 6 TBS powdered milk
  3. 3 TBS sugar
  4. 6 TBS strawberry cocoa powder
  5. 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  6. 2 TBS chopped candy canes (optional)
  7. 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Coffee Table Etiquette

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Ahh the perfect coffee table. They say simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and this could not hold more truth for when it comes to designing your home. Coffee tables are a very personal thing and they are the first thing a guest will take notice to when seated in your living room so you want to make sure it a) represents your personality and b) is organized. Less is more. Follow these three guidelines to creating the perfect coffee table:

  1. The basic principle for a coffee table is the rule of threes. This means you should have at least three different items on your table. If your coffee table is larger, however, you can add more.
  2. The next thing are levels. Levels attract the eye and make a space visually interesting to look at. Play with how you stack books or place an object on top of them. A vintage magnifying glass, paper weight or candle looks great on top or next to stacked books.
  3. Once you’ve gotten your books down, the third item is an element of nature. This can be in the form of a small vase of flowers, a large orchid plant, a giant seashell, an arrangement of succulents, a candle, etc.

Coffee tables are a way to express, impress and spark conversation with guests. Have fun with it.

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Everything You’ll Need for a Stylish Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and a beautiful presentation gives everything a little extra flavor. This year we are all about bold and rich hues, incorporating just the right amount of gold to make it an elegantly dark and intimate affair. I recommend matching flatware with glassware, placemats with napkins and leaving the plates to stand on their own.

Here is a quick and easy breakdown of how to get this elegant aesthetic:

  • Gold Flatware
  • Gold Rimmed Glassware
  • Black Placemats
  • Black Linen Napkins
  • White Embossed Dinnerware

 

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HOME DECOR: IF WALLS COULD TALK

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It’s a new year and many of us are making life changes to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.  Buddha once said, “we are what we think”.  Visualizing positive affirmations is the key to positive thinking.  We found these fabulous pieces of wall art that will brighten any space, and brighten your day.

HEALTHY HOMEMADE HOT COCOA RECIPE

ecc16b89cf17d259a5e8a5de647fab9dIt’s not the holidays without warm mugs of hot cocoa to sip on.  This tasty treat can be a bit of an indulgence with all the sugar, so we thought we’d give this healthy version found on toneitup.com a try.  It has all of the taste and none of the guilt. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond mild
  • 2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs. stevia
  • 1 cinnamon stick

DIRECTIONS

  1. Warm up almond milk and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a light simmer.
  3. Slowly stir in the cocoa powder stirring continuously until completely dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into a mug.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick

 

CASHMERE THROWS: THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE & ANYONE

c2a6a0f609c0fff402a5e96066991c72There’s always so much pressure during the holiday’s to find the perfect gift for friends and family.  And nothing is harder than picking out something for the In-Laws.  A cashmere throw is the perfect gift because it feels personal. Make it extra special by adding a monogram to it.  If you don’t know the person’s personality that you’re buying for, just stick to neutral shades.  Gilt always has markdowns on cashmere throws, you can shop them here.