Foraged Holiday Wreath

Foraged Holiday Wreath

It's December!  More than Christmas I love the energy and feeling in the air throughout this whole month.  It's pure magic.  The snow and cold, having a calendar filled with weekend plans for holiday drinks and dinners with people you love,  the sparkly lights, the smells of pine and cinnamon, saying "Happy Christmas" to strangers. It's all perfection.  

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Entertaining // FLWRS

Entertaining // FLWRS

This post represents three of my favourite things: Sarah, Entertaining, and Flowers.  Luckily for me, Sarah and these two things go together very naturally.  Let me explain.  I met Sarah on Instagram a few years ago.  We started following each other and then eventually decided to meet for coffee.  We slowly got to know each other over coffee dates during the next few years.  At our coffee date at the beginning of 2016 Sarah announced that her, her husband, Sam, and their son, Zeke would be moving back to their homeland - Aus.  Maybe it was the awareness of limited time with each other that accelerated our relationship with them, but within this year Sarah, Sam, James and I spent lots of time getting to know each other and they quickly became very close friends.

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#FLEURLAUNCHPARTY

#FLEURLAUNCHPARTY

A few weekends ago we celebrated Fleur's launch.  In planning a launch party I knew I wanted to keep it authentic, intimate, and include the people who really understand and support what I am trying to create.  These friends have spent countless amounts of time listening to me and helping me go through the process of deciding I was brave enough to start Fleur, and then fully supporting and encouraging me when I took the first few steps.

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Entertaining//Cocktails

Entertaining//Cocktails

As a part of Fleur's launch party (which I will be posting about soon!) I wanted to create and serve cocktails.  Whenever I am entertaining for more than a few people I like to have a cocktail/drink prepared for when guests arrive.  It's a little extra work in preparation but makes things far more simple and allows for less work once the dinner party begins.  It can be as simple as having a tray of bubbly poured, or going to great lengths of researching, trying and mixing some fancy cocktails.  I'm fortunate to have a brother in law who bar tends and feels pretty passionate about experimenting and creating cocktails so when I asked him to come up with some cocktails for the launch party he nailed it.  This is one of the first drinks he concocted and mixed for me as we were deciding on the menu.  Just in time for summer!  Having a few of these mixed and ready to serve at a bbq or backyard party would be perfect.  

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