After a week filled with family, celebrations, and delicious dish after delicious dish, Aaron and I landed back in LA late last night. Can we all just agree that there is no sleep like sleeping in your own bed. I start my third trimester this week, so sleep is beginning to elude me all together, but it still felt really good to wake up this morning tucked into my own sheets with my head on my favorite down pillow. Since New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, I thought we should squeeze in one last cocktail hour post before we bid this year adieu. This ombre-colored bubbly cocktail is just as delicious (or so I hear) as it is easy on the eyes. Keep reading for the recipe below and hop on over to Mark + Graham for the full post!
We first used this acrylic tray for our fall sangria post and it has continued to come in handy ever since. A little bit of gold star confetti and voila: a total NYE appropriate serving tray. I had these luxe leather coasters sitting out during our TEC holiday party and just about every one from our team commented on how great they were. They’re classic and chic and add another layer of texture to a table.
Blackberry Thyme Sparkler(Makes 4 Cocktails)
- 1 c. blackberries + 8 more for garnish
- 1 c. Water
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 bottle of champagne
- 4 ounces or 1/2 c. gin
- 4 long sprigs of thyme
- 1 c. ice
- gold baking sugar for the rim
Bottoms up! Be sure to check back in tomorrow for my final style post of the year– à la New Year’s Eve!
Photography by Melissa Valladares
Dress by Ingrid and Isabel