Bubbly Bar. . .

 

Yesterday, Ladybird Dy gave us some great tips on preparing a beautiful and tasty Easter Dinner.  Let’s take it up a notch and add a Bubbly Bar.  Everyone loves Champagne and there is always something to celebrate.  Whether you are doing an Easter brunch or dinner, add a Champagne bar with all the trimmings.  I first saw this idea on Barefoot Contessa’s Cocktails for a Crowd episode, and I thought what a fab idea.

What you need. . .

Champagne and/or Sparkling Wine

Juices (orange, cranberry, guava, pineapple,lemon, and lime)

Grand Marnier, Brandy, and/or Chambord

Fresh fruit (berries, peaches, pineapple, limes, lemons)

Flutes (champagne glasses)

Have your guest make their own champagne cocktails, you can use the list of cocktails below as your guide or make up your own. . .

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Here’s some more ideas for set-up and how to personalize your bar.  You can keep it simple or go Big (click on photo to see it larger). . .

Happy Easter and Happy Celebrating!

Chat later,
Ladybird J

Easter Dinner

photo credit: npr

photo credit: npr

Easter is upon us and with another holiday comes another holiday dinner. I’ll be in Los Angeles this weekend as we celebrate Ladybird J and her baby girl so I will not have to make dinner. But that doesn’t mean I can’t give you a few ideas for your meal.

Ham is generally an Easter tradition. I never pass up a holiday to have my beloved Honeybaked Ham but I think spring is the perfect time to give lamb a try. The lamb pictured above is courtesy of NPR and looks amazing. Other lamb recipes here and here.

photo credit: spoonfool

photo credit: spoonfool

To continue with the spring season, why not highlight beautiful seasonal vegetables. The pictured asparagus bread pudding looks nice and savory. You could also go the more traditional route serving the asparagus with hollandaise sauce or really highlight the veggie alone in an asparagus ribbon salad

photo credit: the kitchn

photo credit: the kitchn

You simply have to add deviled eggs to the table, since it is Easter! You can put all those dyed eggs to delicious use with this recipe or this one too. You can also use those leftover eggs for tasty egg salad sandwiches next week.

photo credit: the kitchn

photo credit: the kitchn

Not to skimp out on dessert, highlight the meyer lemon. This simple and quick recipe for the pictured meyer lemon shaker pie sounds delicious. There is also a simple meyer lemon poundcake or if you’re feeling fancy, a meyer lemon creme brulee. Yum! I’m going to make that creme brulee next week!

So, are you ready for Easter dinner?
Chat ya’ later
Ladybird D

Ladybirds Love It…

 

ZARA

ZARA

One thing is for sure, we love a print!  This ZARA dress is so great for Spring/Summer fun and at a fairly good price.  Perfect for a day with your main squeeze to perfect attire for an outdoor wedding.  Not feeling this print, ZARA has more right. . .here!

We love it, don’t you?

The Ladybirds

Mommy-Chic Monday. . .Bonjour BéBé

babyshower

photo credit: pinterest 

A baby is on the way and I can’t wait to meet her!! This week the fam-bam and I are off to my hometown for fun in the sun and a Parisian-Chic Affair! Ladybird J. is having her first and we are about to shower her with lots of amour, but what to wear???

photo credit: pinterest

photo credit: pinterest

 

I had to keep it all the way fashion, right? And, tis’ the season for a dress! Baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and all things in between; one must have the right dress! For me, I was in need of something for an outdoor, afternoon féte. I was inspired by the photo above and thought, something airy and easy to move in was the answer, so I opted for this Parker jumper, unfortunately the fit was not quite right. What’s a girl to do? When in doubt, I seek my go to designer, Tracy Reese! Hello, Baby! She always does me right.

 

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photo credit: anthropologie

This dress says it all for me! Love the african print, the A-line cut, and exposed zipper on the back!! So I was beyond amped when I found a similar style on sale-scooped it up! I also thought this or this would be perfect and not overstated, paired with these or these! Voíla! I think I’m set and ready to shower my girl with lots of love!!

Stay tuned to see how it all unfolds. . .

Chat ya’ later!

Ladybird T.

 

 

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