Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cocktail of the Month: Shanghai Love

2 oz Peach Schnapps

2 oz Guava Rum

2oz Vodka

2 oz Citron Rum

1 oz Guava Nectar

1oz Peach Nectar

Splash of Grenadine

Splash of Sprite

1. Fill tall tumbler with ice. Pour liquors in first.

2. Add nectars and stir.

3. Add sprite, then grenadine for color.

4. Garnish with a lime slice, orange slice and a cherry.

End the month of February with Love....Shanghai Love and send me a tweet @savoysocialite.  I am excited to know about your drink and the results...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ingredients to Love: Asian Inspired Theme

Last week, I wrote a post about couple cooking.  What I did not share was that I was about to embark on this activity. This weekend we were honored to be in the company of Chef Sequoia Ross. She was absolutely phenomenal and witty.  As a valentine's gift, boyfriend and I had an Asian inspired couple cooking class...The menu consisted of the following:

Appetizers: Spring Eggrolls & Sushi Rolls
Salad: Thai crab & sweet mango salad
Entree: Spicy ginger chicken noodle bowl
Cocktail: Shaghai Love (Our Fav)

    I enjoyed the fresh and organic herbs, fruits and vegetables that we used in our cooking.
    As a couple we have vowed to eat and be healthy. I encourage all of us for 2012 to inspire to be committed to health, love and lasting relationships.

    Thank you,

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cooking Up Romance...

A way to a man's heart is FOOD.  We all have heard that phrase...
So why not consider a couple's cooking engagement shoot or couple's cooking lessons as a gift.  Think about how many times your man came home and saw you cooking. What was his response?  I enjoy trying new recipes and making my daddy and boyfriend sample.  For some couple's cooking can be enjoyable or a task, but there is a benefit to cooking together:
  1. Quality Time
  2. Team Work
  3. Learning Together
  4. Romance (Date Night)
  5. Eating Together
Because I love this idea so much, I thought I would feature some couple's cooking engagement shoots. Do you feel the chemistry and the love of cooking in these celebratory shoots?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Ideas

Modern couples are creating their own memories when it comes to their wedding reception.  Wedding cakes are so traditional but many of us do not like the taste of wedding cakes or the cost to feed our guest.  Wedding cake slices can range from $2.50 to $3.75 or more a slice.  Now multiple that times the number of guest and include delivery and setup. Include fondant vs buttercreme, decoration, flowers, and the intricate details of the cake. 
 The question is?
Will your cake be memorable or is it just a tradition that you want to keep? 
 Here are some ideas for the non-traditional couple:

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Cupcakes on Tiers
(Some couple have a wedding cake on top to cut)

Pie Bar
(This is such a cute idea, especially when you can solict the aunts to make their famous pies)

Dessert Station
(You can have all of your favorites desserts for guest to try)

Ice Cream Truck/Bar
(My Absolute Favorite Idea)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Cocktail: Valentini

Every girl wants a little cocktail to finish the day or start her night.  This is a light refreshing cocktail to try with the girls or with beau.

Ingredients: (Makes 1 cocktail)
  • 1-1/2 ounces raspberry, strawberry, or plain flavored vodka
  • 1 ounce raspberry schnapps
  • Squirt of lime juice
  • A few fresh raspberries
  • Champagne

Combine vodka, schnapps, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and gently shake. Strain into a Champagne glass with a few raspberries in the bottom. Fill glass with Champagne.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Virginia Wives Themed Event

Q: What is a Virginia Wife?
A: Homemakers, businesswomen & philanthropist who are wives, girlfriends, partners, lovers, in   relationships, dating. This theme party was taken from the reality tv shows of Beverly Hills, Atlanta Housewives, Basketball wives, Mob wives and Love and Hip Hop.  The women of Virginia had a ball.

There were over 30 women that turned out to the Virginia Themed Party. 
Thank You...

Thanks to Virginia Wife Felder for the great wine selection...

True enough but Virginia is for Lovers and the chocovino, fruit and moscato cupcakes from KeshaJoBakes were amazing...

One of these remarkable ladies is a football wife. Ashley, Tiffany & TaRhonda, thanks for the participation. 

Virginia Wife Allen...Red Hot

Virginia Wife Hayden-Fletcher raises her glass and toast to the amazing event.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

With all my heart...

Valentine with Boyfriend

Valentine's still carries the meaning "Special"...As a girly girl, you want very much to dress up and be presented with flowers, candy, balloons and hopefully a ring.  My Daddy made all of my holidays perfect for me & my BF does too.  I am such a romantic and I will be celebrating the entire month of February in Love...Stay tune to see what I do...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Valentine's Dinner for Two

We are in love with the designer Mochatini, featured in Bright Bazaar...
The Chevron look is so amazing this year.  I am stopping myself from being obsessed with the pattern.

The mixture of patterns for this tablescape is meaningful...Who would not feel loved...