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Office Crush - Bobbi Brown

A recent NYMag article highlighted the renovation of Bobbi Brown's Soho HQ. Designed by the fabulous John Eaton [design director at Bobbi Brown], the offices are simple + classic and I have a major office crush on them.








My favorite part is how Eaton created an open yet workable space within each office. It's the perfect combination of individual space paired with room for collaborative work.

I am in love with the metal industrial banker's desk in the first image.

The original article from NY Magazine can be found here.

New Year's Eve

So you've decided to have that New Year's Eve Party after all? But really, who doesn't love a little spontaneity, because I surely do! The only problem with planning a bash at the drop of a hat is gathering all the essentials.

Need a little last minute NYE party planning inspiration? Well, look no further. With these easy go-to's, you can start planning that party without chaos ensuing. Welllll, there might be some chaos, but at least the party will be planned oh-so fabulously ( + just in the nick of time).

So stop worrying about finding that champagne recipe and start thinking about with whom you'll share that midnight kiss. Wink wink.


Over at Haute Chocolate [images from here] you can find a collection of perfect party printables for covering champagne and wine bottles as well as scripted confetti that can be thrown or added to cake toppers and placed atop some sparkly cupcakes.




EAT

What New Year's Eve party would be complete without a few goodies to nibble on? There's always the easy go-to of a baked brie with red pepper jelly atop crostini. Instead, try this Herbed Goat Cheese + Roasted Beet Tarte [picture + recipe from here].




DRINK

Now for the bubbly! When all my siblings and I get together for the holidays at our parent's, we are almost always drinking this Cava cocktail (Cava is the Spanish equivalent of Champagne). It's delicious and refreshing and so easy to make. Purchase two bottles of St. Germain's and eight bottles of Cava for sixteen to twenty people.

Del Fresco
per glass

1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liquer
3 oz. Cava
1 Smashed Basil Leaf

Smash basil leaf in between your palms and drop into champagne flute. Add St. Germain's, then add Cava. Toast and enjoy!



Pumpkin Pie



Yes, yes, I know that Thanksgiving was two (almost three) weeks ago, but here I am, studying for final exams dreaming of this delightfully spicy pie. I should probably get back to work, but not without sharing my recipe for my favorite seasonal pie ever.

Enjoy your December and get excited for many much more appropriate seasonal posts to come in the next few weeks!

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles



Now that Thanksgiving is over, we're supposed to be trading in our spicy pumpkin flavors for cool peppermint, but I'm having a bit of separation anxiety. I'm just not ready to let go. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors and I would use it all year if I could. Maybe not in the summer. What better place to put a little pumpkin in than a minxy cookie filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice. What's not to love? I love sweet eats as much as the next gal, but sometimes I could use a little spice in my life and these cookies are the ticket.