On the Rocks: Chocoletto

Kelly
February 13

This week we’re getting our cocktail on early (who else is excited that this is a long weekend?) and I have one more spiked hot chocolate idea that I’m calling the Chocoletto. To make it you need:

- glass of your favorite hot cocoa

- 1 shot of amaretto

- 1/2 shot tres leches

Garnish with some shaved chocolate and enjoy!

Photographer: Anna Costa

Shoesday

Kelly
February 12

I’m seriously in love with these gold dipped heels! And they’re avaliable right here.

More gold patent leather shoesday goodness:


Entertaining: Lady-Like Hot Cocoa Bar

Kelly
February 11

So last week I showed a more “manly” mid-century hot chocolate bar for Valentine’s Day and this week, we’re getting all fancy and lady-like up in here with a tea party inspired, hot cocoa bar. Jessica Foster made cinnamon milk hot cocoa, cinnamon sugar dusted marshmallows, heart chocolates and of course truffles.

Tricia Fountaine kindly provided the beautiful tea cups and fine china (which are available for rent right here). We kept the hot chocolate warm in Town & Country’s copper coffee urn.

Red toile plates were set with Jessica’s truffles and the most amazing cinnamon sugar dusted marshmallows (I indulged in more than a few of these…)

Invariably, a heart chocolate or two made an appearance.

Thanks to Jessica for the amazing hot cocoa (not to mention those insane marshmallows & of course truffles) and to Anna Costa for shooting (and indulging) in the chocolate-y goodness.

 


On the Rocks: Spiked Orange Hot Chocolate

Kelly
February 08

With Valentine’s Day just on the horizon, how about a spicy dark hot chocolate (this one by Jessica Foster) spiked with Cointreau to share with your beau?

Simply mix up your favorite hot cocoa and add a one shot of  Cointreau for a burst of orange flavor. Garnish with a marshmallow and orange twist. Enjoy!

And more chocolate and Valentine’s Day goodness can be found right here:

A mid-century hot chocolate bar

A pop up chocolate shop by Elizabeth Colling is coming to Santa Barbara!

Chocolate ice cream float with eggnog

A DIY valentine’s day table

A French Chocolate & Blue inspiration board

Brown butter chocolate chip cookies stuffed with caramel

The art of handmade truffles

Mudslide Milkshake

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

 

Photographer: Anna Costa

Let’s Shop: Geometric Black, White & Gold

Kelly
February 07

To me there’s nothing as classic as black and white, add in a hint of gold with geometric details (hello Rachel Zoe cuff I think I love you) and you’ve got one seriously sophisticated look.

Shop the look:


Shoesday

Kelly
February 05

How stunning and unique are these peacock blue shoes with purple suede accent? These were a part of the limited edition Jimmy Choo “Icon” collection, and I can see why.

More blue shoesday goodness right here:

Photographer: KT Merry

Entertaining: Mid-Century Inspired Hot Chocolate Bar with Jessica Foster Confections

Kelly
February 04

You all know how much I love Jessica Foster’s truffles (remember this editorial?) and now she’s offering hot chocolate bars for weddings and events. With Valentine’s day around the corner I thought it would be fun to show two different ways you could style a hot chocolate bar. This version, is my “manly” version, lots of brass, decanters and, of course, vintage 60′s glasses. (And yes, there will be cocktail ideas with hot chocolate, check back on Friday for those ideas).

Vintage heart shape plates from Tricia Fountaine, layered with mid-century glassware and of course a few of Jessica’s truffles make for one delicious looking plate.

For this setup, Jessica made a spicy dark hot chocolate and we kept it warm in a copper round chaffing dish from Town & Country Event Rentals.

And of course what hot chocolate bar would be complete without marshmallows? These are made by Jessica and are so light and airy they’re like eating a cloud. Stay tuned for the “lady-like” version of a hot chocolate bar next Monday and of course cocktail ideas this Friday.