Gold Leafed Champagne Flutes

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in DIY Style | 0 comments

Gold Leafed Champagne Flutes

This is a simple, yet sublime way to dress up any glass item, with gold leaf. Once you try this, you’ll say, “What the heck was I afraid of?” My long-held impression about gold leafing or gilding, was that it was a process shrouded in mystery and should...

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Decorative Sprinkling Sugar

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in DIY Style | 0 comments

Decorative Sprinkling Sugar

Decorative sugars are pretty much food glitter and do a great job at adding some playful sparkle to all manner of desserts. But they can be a bit pricey. Sold mostly in gourmet shops, a shimmering, little 2-ounce bottle can cost over $3 –  – that works...

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Gift Wrap a Bottle for a Man

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in DIY Style | 0 comments

Gift Wrap a Bottle for a Man

It’s difficult finding good gifts for men, ‘cause, according to my niece, “Girls rule and boys drool.” While there is an argument to be made for that sentiment, there are some guys that we like enough to give presents to.  But navigating the...

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Sabering a Champagne Bottle

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in DIY Style | 0 comments

Sabering a Champagne Bottle

It’s the holidays, so ‘tis the season for celebration and good cheer. Whether you’re commemorating Christmas, or opening a bottle to revere the New Year, instead of just popping a cork, how about trying something with a little more panache? I’m here...

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Lampshades

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in blog, DIY Style | 0 comments

Lampshades

I’m rushing to make some great food with a beautiful atmosphere for my Thanksgiving guests. The table is set with adorned napkins, glasses and very special china on which we will be serving dinner. The problem? The china has a pastel color palette. It...

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Glögg & Prague

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in blog, DIY Style | 0 comments

Glögg & Prague

One late spring a few years back I was traveling in London and got a wild idea to check out (or is it Czech out?) the city of Prague. I’d been told by a friend, “Prague looks just like Disneyland. Except it’s the real thing. And I had one of the best...

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