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The Beijos Cocktail + A Delicious Valentine’s Dessert

The ladies behind Beijos Events are some of my faves. They totally have the art of the party down to a science. From full blown fiestas to the yummy details that make up a great get together like this Valentines cocktail and dessert power couple photographed by Yasmin Sarai . One sip/ taste and you’ll be hooked. Plus the presentation is so on point. Roses floating in champagne infused beverages? BIG fan.

I’m sure you have notice by now, us Bejios ladies love a good cocktail or a glass of vino…. or two. Well, we thought it was only fitting to come up with our own cocktail, Meet The Beijos. Its a fun (well cause we are just flat out a fun time to be around, duh), fruity (who doesn’t love a little fruit), and pretty looking thing you and your tastebuds will want to party with! 

The Beijos Cocktail

Ingredients:

For Mixed Fruit Syrup:

1/3 cup water
1/3 cup mixed fruit: we like the mix of raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries
1 Tsp orange zest, we like using blood orange or cara cara oranges (optional)- its just gives a fresh citrus note
1/3 cup sugar: we like to use organic coconut sugar

For the Cocktail:

1 bottle of Brut, we use One Hope Wine’s Brut

Garnish:

loose edible flowers in pretty pink and red hues

Instructions:

1. In a small saucepan, bring the mixed fruits + orange zest, water, and sugar to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain mixture and let syrup cool.

2. Once cooled, pour about 2 tablespoons of the syrup in each glass. Top with champagne and garnish with flowers.

 

Couer La Creme

Ingredients:

12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean

Instructions:

1. Place the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Scrape down the beater and bowl with a rubber spatula and change the beater for the whisk attachment.

2. With the mixer on low speed, add the heavy cream, vanilla, lemon zest, and vanilla bean seeds and beat on high speed until the mixture is very thick, like whipped cream.

3. Line a 7-inch sieve with cheesecloth or paper towels so the ends drape over the sides and suspend it over a bowl, making sure that there is space between the bottom of the sieve and the bottom of the bowl for the liquid to drain. Pour the cream mixture into the cheesecloth, fold the ends over the top, and refrigerate overnight.

4. To serve, discard the liquid, unmold the cream onto a plate, and drizzle Raspberry and Grand Marnier Sauce around the base.

Photography: Yasmin Sarai | Brut Champagne: One Hope Wine | Dessert: The Sugar Studio | Menu: Meghann Miniello | Styling And Cocktail: Beijos Events

Champagne Filled Galentine’s Day Bash

Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking + Kasey of Styled By Kasey know just how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your nearest and dearest girlfriends. It entails M&M cookies, a gorgeous cheese spread and endless supplies of champagne. Ohh and cute little pup too. Pore through this inspiration captured by Thomas Dawson and get ready to celebrate with the ladies in your life that appreciate a “Press for Champagne” button as much as you do.

Regardless of if you’re married, in a relationship or single, it’s nice to throw a little Galentine’s Day bash for your nearest and dearest! This year Kasey and I decided to host a girls afternoon soiree for some of our favorite girlfriends complete with a gorgeous cheese board, all the flowers you could possibly imagine, polaroid cameras, chick-flick movies and Valentine’s Day M&M cookies!

Regardless of if you’re married, in a relationship or single, it’s nice to throw a little Galentine’s Day bash for your nearest and dearest! This year Kasey and I decided to host a girls afternoon soiree for some of our favorite girlfriends complete with a gorgeous cheese board, all the flowers you could possibly imagine, polaroid cameras, chick-flick movies and Valentine’s Day M&M cookies! It was perfection and a great way to kick of Valentine’s Day week! In fact, we even want to re-create it for Valentine’s Day so we can avoid heading out to restaurants and dealing with an onslaught of people! That seems reasonable, right?

Photography: Thomas Dawson | Food: What's Gaby Cooking | Blush Pillows: West Elm | Burlap Gift Bags: Michaels | Champagne Flutes: Crate and Barrel | Design and Florals: Styled By Kasey | Drink Bucket: Target | Heart Handbands: Target | Heart Napkins: Target | Lip Sticks: Etsy | Love Sign: Target | Polaroid Camera: Amazon | Press for Champagne Frame: Etsy | Themed Mustaches: Target | Tic Tac Toe Game Set: Crate and Barrel | Valentine's Day Socks: Target | White Mason Jars: World Market | XOXO Balloon : Target

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Card

Friends, it’s Friday and we’re in a freebie kind of mood! With Valentine’s Day a bit over a week away, it’s time to bust out your pretty pens and start tackling those love letters. And if you haven’t made a trip to your local stationery yet, not to worry. We’ve got what might be my favorite ever blooming heart card and you can print it (for free). Voila, problem solved—you’re welcome!

Materials8.5 x 11 white card stock paper
Scissors
Printer
Pen
Valentine card download

instructions

step-1Print out the valentine onto the card stock paper.

step-2Cut out the card along the gray lines, then fold in half.

step-3Write a note inside to your sweetie!

Photography: White Loft Studio | Design + Styling: SMP Living | Illustration: Jess Blazejewski | Calligraphy: Becca Joas

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