Happy 2012!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our week of New Year’s Eve-inspired goodness. From the festive Royale Resolution to the {amazing!} Three Little Pigs dessert and our entertaining tips, we wanted to inspire you for the mark of a new year. Here’s us tipping our hats and saying thank you so very much for being part of making […]

New Year’s Eve Desserts

Three Little Pigs Dessert

Can you feel the anticipation for a new year? Are you looking forward to tearing the last page off of the 2011 calendar or are you approaching 2012 with haste? Whatever you’re doing, we’ve got you covered in terms of decor, entertaining tips, and cocktails. Earlier this week we shared some deliciousness with you and […]

New Year’s Eve Party Planning


We’re pulling out all of the stops for you and sharing our best New Year’s Eve party planning tips just in time for the clock to strike midnight! There’s so magical about New Year’s Eve as Christmas. The fun, the cheer, the memories. Oh, the memories. While most years when the clock rings in a […]

New Year’s Eve Cocktail

Royale Resolution

Did you have a most wonderful Christmas celebration? Ours was filled with Christmas magic and family. That’s what life is all about. Our heads are still dreaming of sugar plums and our stomachs are full of fantastic oh-so delicious food {corn flan, roast “beast,” leek soup, gourmet cheeses, cocktails, and lovely brunches….}, and our faces still hurt […]

Merry Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas. May your days be merry and bright…may visions of sugar plums dance in your heads… From Valley & Co. to you and yours, here’s wishing you all a most wonderfully marvelous Christmas. Thank you for the support, the friendship, the readership, and inspiration, and the continual cheer this season […]

Holly Jolly Cocktail Welcome

Cocktail Welcome Tray

Merry almost Christmas, friends! To those of you still Pinning away, scrambling for recipes or entertaining ideas, or perusing for holiday inspiration, we’ve got one last pre-Christmas entertaining post for you {stay tuned: next week will be so festive as we share New Year’s Eve ideas and recipes}. Today our idea is simple: greet your guests […]

Recipe: Tropical Harvey Wallbanger

POG Juice Harvey Wallbanger

Wow. We’re well into Hanukkah and this close to Christmas and 2012! We’re busy prepping our home for family and getting ready to head to visit family, too. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. In continuing our Holiday Cocktail Week, we’re sharing our spin on the classic cocktail Harvey Wallbanger. We’re […]

Recipe: Cranberry Sparkler

cranberry sparkler

What’s better than a enjoying a cocktail while visiting with family and friends, nestling up by a roaring fire, or while laughing and enjoying delicious bites and the holiday festivities? Something about festive cocktails drums up a desire to get together and to be merry. And jolly. And to make new memories and reminisce about old ones.    As […]

Make it at Home: Spiked Egg Nog

egg nog

Monday. The official countdown to Christmas begins…are you ready? We’re so excited to spend Christmas hanging out with family enjoying laughter and good company {we seriously have the best time with our family}, family traditions, noshing on the delicious menu Aleah’s parents have put together, and sipping on some most excellent cocktails. Aleah and her […]

DIY: Mossy Ornaments

moss ornament

Well we’ve officially enjoyed our Holiday DIY Week and are thrilled to hear you’ve all enjoyed it so much. Putting a personal stamp on the holidays needn’t be challenging or pricey; with come creativity you can dress up gifts and cocktails, create thoughtful place settings, and to make celebrations a reflection of you.   For […]