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A MOTHER’S DAY FLORAL-INSPIRED DESSERT COCKTAIL: ‘VANILLA PINK ROSE’

A FLORAL-INSPIRED MOTHER'S DAY COCKTAIL: 'VANILLA PINK ROSE'

If you haven’t read yesterday’s post, I rounded-up a mouth-watering collection of floral-inspired desserts to try for Mother’s day. Today, I’m sharing a cocktail that is also floral-inspired. Roses are meant to symbolize LOVE and that was the reason behind sharing my cocktail recipe to be served on Mother’s day.

A FLORAL-INSPIRED MOTHER'S DAY COCKTAIL RECIPE: 'VANILLA PINK ROSE'

A FLORAL-INSPIRED MOTHER'S DAY COCKTAIL RECIPE: 'VANILLA PINK ROSE'

If you’re hosting a Mother’s day brunch, make it fancier by treating mom to my ‘Vanilla Pink Rose’ cocktail…perfectly paired with one of these floral-inspired desserts! A dash of rose water to the cocktail mix, a drop of pink food coloring, and garnish with an edible rose petal – transforms the appearance of this cocktail to a dainty and may I add, girly one..a beautifully simple and sweet cocktail for spring! My recipe can also be served alone as a dessert cocktail. If you’re going to serve it like this, than do what I did…in these pictures, I actually used my mini coupe glasses!

This refreshing cocktail is sweet but light and tastes even better when you pre-mix. Let the chocolate bean flavor with vanilla scent of the Creme de Cacao, the creamy flavor of the Whipped Vodka and dash of rose water combine longer.

A FLORAL-INSPIRED MOTHER'S DAY COCKTAIL RECIPE: 'VANILLA PINK ROSE'

A FLORAL-INSPIRED MOTHER'S DAY COCKTAIL RECIPE: 'VANILLA PINK ROSE'

 -Photos + Recipe by Rose Angel Lopez

Wishing all mom’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday! xo

 

A MOTHER'S DAY DESSERT COCKTAIL: 'VANILLA PINK ROSE'
 
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Recipe type: Mother's Day Cocktail Recipe
Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • 1½ oz. Whipped Vodka (I used Pinnacle brand)
  • 1 oz. Creme de Cacao (I used Jacquin's brand - white color not dark)
  • 1 tsp. Rose Water
  • 1 drop, pink food coloring
  • 1 edible rose petal to garnish

Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add all the above ingredients
  3. Shake, Pour, and Garnish
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

 

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At Home: ‘DANCING TULIPS’

If someone was to ask me what’s my favorite room of our house, I would have to say “our living room” and my second favorite is definitely the master bedroom! We have a few projects on our ‘wish list’ that we would like to tackle in the living room and hopefully can start by the end of this year. I love that our living room is wide in size – which helps in creating different zones and this is what we would like to achieve in the near future.

When you walk into our living room, you will always see a fresh flower arrangement taking center stage on a tray stationed on the ottoman. I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to being able to have fresh flowers every other week…it’s one of my guilty pleasures! Fresh blooms simply brightens my day, they never disappoint, they are perfection in every way and it adds such prettiness to any room. This week, I received a spring bouquet of pink tulips in different shades. I decided to not peel off all the leaves and didn’t cut the stem too low. I love when a floral arrangement is not too structured and when working with tulips, especially, I let its natural beauty flow freely as they perk up and point in different directions. I call it ‘dancing tulips’ as they appear to go where they want amongst each other. Oh, what boquet excitement!

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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ELEGANT TEA PARTY IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year? If you need a few ideas, we’ve got you covered today with these elegant tea party ideas!

Mother’s Day is all about showing mom just how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you.  Therefore, what’s more perfect than showering her with an afternoon of delicate pastries paired with her favorite teas? Plus, a tea party is the perfect opportunity to put on those sun dresses you’ve been saving for the spring!

To help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day celebration, FTD curated the best tea party ideas around. They created these mood boards featuring ideas for unique centerpieces, creative finger foods and drinks to serve, as well as elegant tablescape ideas to impress mom!

Check out the ideas below to get started on planning the ultimate treat for mom this Mother’s Day!

ELEGANT TEA PARTY IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Top right Photo by: Kristyn Hogan , Florals & Styling: Cedarwood Weddings | Middle left Photo by: Tiny Tots Toy Hire | Middle right Photo by: Pinwheel Collective | Bottom left Photo by: Claire Macintyre Photography |Bottom right Photo by: Ken Kienow Photography

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A EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION PERFECT FOR A BRUNCH OR LUNCHEON

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRIATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

EASTER TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

I came across these pictures in my photo library and noticed I never posted about this Easter tablescape! So of course, I had to share a little of what I created here.

This tabletop is perfect for an Easter brunch or luncheon celebration! My inspiration came from an array of tulips I had picked up at the grocery store. A large centerpiece filled with an abundance of light pink, dark pink, and white tulips adorned the table. I dressed the table with a neutral colored table linen – in a light taupe, I then layered it with white & gold polka dot placemats and napkins, I chose coordinating colors for the dinnerware and flatware.  I added my vintage gold-rimmed teacups and blush glassware to complete the look. I ran two pieces of pink satin ribbon along the center of the table – this was to mimic a table runner so that I can use the center of the table to display my candy dishes and tea candle holders. To coordinate with that, I tied a piece of ribbon around each dinner napkin.

I love how it turned out…it’s such a sweet and festive way to celebrate the Easter holiday.

Cheers!

-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez 

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Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

With the spring season officially here, let the Easter planning commence! I’m kicking things off with floral vase ideas that are perfect for both Spring and Easter.

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

I found this $3 Easter bunny at Target (in the dollar section) and thought it would be cute to use it as a floral vase versus the traditional candy bowl. For a springy touch, I added white tulips and yellow daffodils.

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Combine this cute themed floral-filled bunny with a second vase filled with yellow roses and you have an adorable centerpiece for your Easter table or vignette!

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

I found this white ‘cracked’ egg vase at Pat Catan’s and I knew I could transform it to something a bit more glam that complements my home decor. A little DIY using Martha Stewart Decoupage Gilding Sheets and her Gilding Adhesive transformed this ordinary egg to a chic one!

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Even though the weather here in PA is not feeling exactly like springtime, adding a few festive touches around the house, makes me feel like it’s spring.

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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