Cheers to Champs!

I haven’t blogged in a while, and it feels good to start again. Writing has always been one of my favorite things and I definitely want to prioritize it as an important part of each day.

And since this is the first post in a while,why not make it something totally fun?

Champagne is my favorite beverage (by far) and I love that it is a symbol of celebration. Lately in life, there has been so much to celebrate! Hellos, goodbyes, new experiences, special days, regular days…they’re all worth celebrating! So why not do it in one of the best possible ways?

I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to this bubbly drink, and it’s so fun to pin cute finds to it…whether they be champagne drink ideas or champagne quotes or just cool pictures of the cocktail. Super fun to pin, look back on, and find uses for. Definitely one of my most exciting boards!

Some of my favorite finds:

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I hope that you have been finding many, many reasons and ways to celebrate! Cheers.

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Champagne Cocktails

This weekend, I am planning on celebrating a lot. Celebrating the end of senior year, good friends, great times at Quinnipiac, four years of accomplishments, failures, triumphs, met goals and future ones set. It is a big weekend here at QU – the last big one, really – and definitely one worth enjoying.

And, what’s a celebration without champagne? A lot of it. As you’ve probably figured out about me, I love some bubbly. It’s my favorite (adult) beverage and I can’t wait to indulge this weekend.

In preparation, and for your drinking pleasure, I’ve put together a guide of some yummy champagne drinks. I think it definitely goes well by itself, but making cocktails is super fun and deviantly delicious. Check out my recommendations:

Here are links to the recipes (also to be found on my Champagne Pinterest board!):

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Classic Mimosa |Honeydew Mimosa | Champagne Punch |Pomosa | Champagne Pink Lemonade

What’s your favorite champagne cocktail? I’d love to try something new!

Beauty Blitz: Rub-a-Dub-Dub

Baths are so relaxing and a great way to refresh after a long week – on a physical and mental level!

A bath is a fun and easy way to relax and put your mind at ease. Here is everything you need for a perfect bath:

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  1. Cooling eye mask – I love these eye masks! They are so relaxing and fun to wear and they make you feel rejuvenated.
  2. Champagne – I mean, what isn’t made better with champagne?
  3. Bath soak or salts – I really love this Eucalyptus Stress Relief bath soak! It smells so good and is supposed to be really great for relieving any tension and stress.
  4. Music – I love these little Lilly Pulitzer speakers that you can plug right into your iPhone to play some relaxing tunes!
  5. A good read – the bath is the perfect time for some light reading that you’re sure to enjoy! Nicholas Sparks books are perfect for the occasion!

What do you need for a relaxing bath?

Words of the Week: Gossip Girl Inspired

Gossip Girl is not only a fabulous show but it is now over for good, as the series finale aired a few weeks ago.I’ve been loving GG since middle school when reading the books and then fell in love with the show when it began (although I haven’t watched the final season yet).

Besides being a dramatic, juicy, and scandalous show, it is also filled with great quotes.

Here are some of my favorites:

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I love the first quote, as champagne is probably my favorite beverage ever, besides coffee.

With that said, I can’t help but totally agree with the Gossip Girl state of mind that says champagne and mimosas are always appropriate.

Something about champagne and mimosas makes them fun and celebratory no matter when you’re having them.

Whether the situation is good or bad, champagne can make anything better.

Next, the second quotes is one of my favorites ever. It reminds me so well that there are so many times where life gets too crazy and you simply have to step outside. There are so many days where I am so caught up in the madness that I begin to lose site of who I am and where I want to be going.

Finally, the last quote is perfect. When you find something you truly love – whether it be a person or a thing – you should never, ever, ever give up on it.

Blair Waldorf has the best advice, in my opinion.

Pop, Fizz, Clink

One of my favorite beverages in the entire world is champagne. I’m not quite sure how this obsession started, but it exists nonetheless.

There is something about champagne that is so appealing to me. The taste, the bubbles, the elegance of it, and just the feeling of being celebratory is fun and exciting.

Since I love Kate Spade and all of their bags, shoes, and accessories, I also enjoy their “always in the mood for champagne” attitude. Their Instagram is filled with pictures of champagne and they often use the saying, “Pop, Fizz, Clink” about this classy cocktail, which is so clever and cute.

As much as I love champagne, I also love the fact that it reminds me that there is always something to celebrate!

Cheers!

a little bubbly, anyone?

Must Follow Instagram Accounts

This summer, I began loving Instagram after my sister’s incessant preaching about how great it is. And guess what?! It actually is really fun! It makes me feel like a professional photographer when I put up pictures of the fall foliage even though I can barely hold a camera straight.

Anyways, there are some really fun accounts that I follow with a range of different pictures – some preppy, some artsy, some funny, some adorable. I really enjoy looking at all types of photos and having a variety on my Insta-feed.

Here are my five favorite accounts to follow (in no particular order):

  1. Most Adorable Puppies – I love following this account because the pictures are soooooooo adorable! I love puppies and the photos that this accounts puts up on them always make me smile and brighten my day.
  2. Elise Francesca Joy – I love the brand Francesca Joy that makes all hand painted accessories. They are really stylish and unique and the customer service is great. Also, you can get them personalized which is awesome. Anyways, the creator of the company has an Instagram and posts all sorts of artsy photos which I find fun to look at – especially because I have zero artistic ability.
  3. Kate Spade NY – First of all, one of my biggest addictions on earth is to handbags, and Kate Spade bags are among my favorite. I literally have an endless supply of them in my closet. Another one of my biggest addictions is to champagne. I love not only the taste but the celebratory feeling you get while drinking it. Kate Spade’s Instagram account usually pairs the two of those with such elegance, adding in sweets, fashion, and parties.
  4. Kiel James Patrick – not only do I love this brand, but I love following the actual person on Instagram. He puts up so many picture-perfect shots. Lately he’s put up gorgeous autumn photos and he has put up many, many great ones of his cat.
  5. LynBacca- this account is girlie, preppy, and adorable. A mix of photos of outfits, beauty products, and her adorable pooch, I love looking at this one to add a little more preppy to my day.

 What are your favorite Insta accounts to follow? I need to add some humorous ones to my feed, so give me ideas!!