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TURN UP THE BEET :: BLOODY MARY

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It really only makes sense that New Year’s Day be National Bloody Mary Day. For those of us who partake in festivities, and those of us who are in bed by midnight, we all deserve a nice, lazy brunch – and a delicious recovery drink – to kick off the new year, don’t you think? […]

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  1. Cathleen K

    I was visiting my parents in Minnesota over the holidays and my mom and I had lunch at the American Swedish Institute. They had a lovely beet bloody mary on their menu. It was served with Aquavit and not only was it delicious, as the server said, “it’s a beautiful drink.”

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL…

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Life in the loft has never felt so cozy as it does right now. It’s my first Christmas here, with ceilings high enough to accommodate the tree of my dreams, and a table setting with my favorite pieces… it’s feeling pretty magical right about now, and I’m feeling quite blessed… I hope this holiday is finding […]

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  1. franki

    OH, MY…girl…this fellow must be pretty darned “special”… Your loft is a vision of beauty… HAPPY, HAPPY NEW Year!! franki

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Thank you m’dear! I’ve been so jealous of your travels this year, I think after this move, I’m going to need to get a major on the books. Here’s to a fabulous 2015 for all! xo

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  2. Victoria Ross

    Hope your Christmas was splendid! I adore your photos. What kind of camera do you use? All I have is a small Canon digital camera but if I want to start taking worthwhile photos I need to step my camera game up.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

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  3. Victoria

    Fantastic! I love the plate’s colors, match perfectly with the bronze. It looks so chic and koket, I want a collection of it in my home!!
    Thank you for share.

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  4. Lesley Metcalfe

    Congrats on your news! Hope the move goes well, that will be a very exciting time for you and the bf. I hope we will be treated to some posts about the decoration of the new house on here. :)

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!

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THREE WINTER COCKTAILS, ONE WHISKEY.

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One of the greatest challenges of entertaining is coming up with a signature cocktail that appeases the pickiest of drinkers. Those who prefer something sweet and those who prefer something strong will likely never agree on just one drink. Which is why it’s much easier to pick one spirit and find different ways to serve it – […]

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RECIPE :: ROSEMARY PEAR PIE

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You may remember this delicious recipe from my collaboration with Starbucks this past fall. Well, since the inspiration site we put together was seasonal, it’s since been taken down, and a few of you have asked that I now post the recipe here – a request I’m more than happy to accommodate! A perfect mix of […]

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HOLIDAY COCKTAILS :: THE MINT MERRYMAKER

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While I’m not usually one for sweet sippers, ’tis the season for indulging! And this festive and minty little holiday cocktail recipe is just what your guests ordered… The Mint Merrymaker // serves 1 1 oz. white crème de cacao 1 oz rain city coffee liqueur ½ oz. creme de menthe 1 oz. heavy cream chocolate wafer, fresh mint […]

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