All posts tagged: champagne

The Roaring Twenties: Glitter and Candy Cocktails

                     Two posts in one day? Just trying to make up for lost time. I just wanted to thank everyone who reached out to wish me a happy birthday! It was happy indeed, thanks to my lovely friends and family. Pictured is a scalloped magnolia cake with gold foil candles and a Slate + Willow glitter romper. My favorite cocktail for this weekend was candy champagne! For a candy store champagne, pour champagne (for the 21+ guests!) over cotton candy or a stick of rock candy.  You can take pieces of either for a beautiful garnish!  Thank you again for the birthday wishes! Xo, Julia 

Garden-Fresh Macaron Fillings: Blueberry, Cassis, and Strawberry Champagne

Hi everyone! So I posted my macaron recipe a while back (the link will be at the bottom to my vanilla macaron post), but I’ve been experimenting more and more with different fillings! These fillings can be used for macarons, but also for tons of other things (I topped a fresh donut in my next post with this cassis filling.) Strawberry Champagne: For cookie, add 1 teaspoon of champagne to cookie right before piping. For filling: Mix 3 cups of powdered sugar with 1 cup of softened butter (I recommend using a mixer!) Muddle some strawberries, and if you don’t have a muddler like me, just crush them with the backside of a spoon! Mix slowly into the buttercream and enjoy! Lemon Blueberry: For cookie, crush a view blueberries with a spoon and more about a teaspoon of juice into cookie. Add blue food coloring for fun! For filling, either make lemon curd yourself (zest, lemon juice, and sugar on a saucepan) or just use a lemon curd at home like me. Mix with 3 cups …

Queen of Coney Island: Outfit of the Day

Happy Wednesday! Because I am in between the end of school and the beginning of interning (I got an internship doing paralegal work at a small corporation!), I’m finding ways to spend time without actually working. Before my boyfriend leaves for LA to do movie things, we went to Coney Island for some sunshine and funnel cakes. I’ve never done “Outfit of the Day” posts before, mostly because so far I’ve only posted in winter, when my uniform consists of a down coat and barely-salvaged-by-high-heeled Uggs. I bought this coordinate outfit at Necessary Clothing, a local boutique in NY with an online store as well. And no outfit is complete without a sorority tote and a bag of cotton candy. “A Twist of Lime” flip flops are Kate Spade, found at Marshall’s for $20! XO, Julia

Spring Recipes: Sparkling Grapefruit Tarts

Hi darlings! I am so excited for spring that I’m already coming up with amazing new fresh and fruity recipes. This grapefruit tart is refreshing and sweet. Perfect with a light white or oolong tea! Crust: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter Filling: 2 eggs zest of 1/2 a  grapefruit 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice 1/2 cup sugar squeeze of lemon 2 Tbsp all purpose flour Set the oven to 350. Combine the butter, flour and sugar and press the crust evenly into the pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour the filling onto the hot crust, and then return to the oven for another 25 minutes. Cool completely in the refrigerator, and then dust with powdered sugar before serving. xo, Julia

DIY Fairytale Canopy

Mes lecteurs, A DIY glitter canopy is a really simple way to add glamour to an otherwise dull bedroom. I started out with a mosquito net from Sear’s (they range from $15-25) and pulled back the opening with old clip-on earrings. I found fake flowers ($2 at Michael’s) and sewed them into the mosquito net. I tied ribbons to the base of the net so they would cascade down, adding depth to the colors. I tied a bow (from a Christmas gift basket) and a flower crown on different sides. Really anything goes! Try to reuse gift ribbons, earrings, and fabric. I even took the hem of my golden dress and turned it into a ribbon! I found that it adds a really magical touch to the bedroom. Happy New Year et bonne chance! xo, Julia

Farmhouse Chic: French Cottage Bedroom

I decided to de-clutter and focus in on an exact theme for my bedroom upstate.  I started with clipping Christmas decorations (the sparkly butterflies pictured) onto my chandelier (Ikea). I painted a stool a light blue and added floral details with some craft paint and concentrated all of my crystal trinkets onto one tray. A white basket filled with a pillow and little toys made it look a lot more “quaint” and beautiful lace cloth kept it from looking stark. Cheap flea market crystal and lace are a beautiful way to add a “le midi” touch to any room. (Also, shoutout to my mother for creating the oil paintings pictured). Bonne chance! xo, Julia

Cookie Carnival

        Bonjour mes amis! And happy holidays! Celebrate with 2 new variations of Christmas cookies and serve with champagne over tangerine or pomegranate sorbet. To decorate cookies, section off vanilla cookies and color. Use colored dough to create christmas trees and candy canes. Cover dark chocolate cookies with powdered sugar! I will post DIY gifts tomorrow, and thanks to winter break, I’m cooking up homemade bath concoctions out of household ingredients! Joyeux Noel! xo, Julia