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Mother’s Day Luxury Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is closer than you think, hello May 11th. Now we all know about cards, and taking her to brunch but how about this year you get her something unforgettable. Let’s go luxury. Let’s get mom something over the top. Why not? Check out BusyBeeBloger.com’s 2014 LUXURY Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Lush robes, champagne, vacations, and more.

     Cuvee Rose Cage

- Cuvée Rosé Brut “cage”  Indulge Mom’s sense of whimsy with a lovely bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut set in a decorative, limited-edition “cage,” evocative of an elegant jewelry box or perfume bottle.  Pop the cork and the Champagne releases its enticing fresh aromas, delightful red fruit flavors and exquisite depth.  There’s even a bonus “mini-cage” included – a charming Champagne re-corker in the same shape and rose-gold color, for Mom to enjoy as a keepsake.  The Cuvée Rosé Brut “cage” is available nationally, and the suggested retail price is $100.

 

 

 

essio aroma therapy shower diffuser

- Essio Shower Aromatherapy Diffuser   Bring the spa to mom! ESSIO, an aromatherapy diffuser than blends 100% organic essential oils into the shower water to create an at home spa experience. ESSIO makes a great gift for busy moms who don’t have the time to go to the spa all the time but want that daily relaxation time to unwind. You can learn more about them with this video. Essio has six blends available that all differ in scent, ranging from Passion (mandarin orange and rose) to Unwind (eucalyptus and mint.)  EssioShower.com

Se more extravagant Mother’s Day Gift Items after the jump.

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SoCal: Where to Go and What To Do For Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras, arguably one of the biggest celebrations of the year, is Tuesday night! What are all my little bees going to do with themselves? This little SoCal pinup has a few suggestions if you are going to be in the Southern California area. Beads optional of course ;-)

See what we have in store for you after the jump!
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What about WINE For The Big Game?

The Super Bowl is THIS SUNDAY! You know that means more food than you can handle and usually lots of beer. But what if you are just not into beer? Or want to save the calories for the food! Or maybe you just prefer wine all around, but are not sure if it will pair well with any of your food.

This SoCal pinup has you covered on all fronts when it comes to game day food and the wine that goes with it!

Burger and Dolce Rosso
Burgers and Sweet Dolce Rosso – Hmm nothing says game day like a big juicy burger. If you plan on bracing the cold and grilling up a few burgers for the big game, pair it with a rich and sweet Dolce Rosso. The deep flavors will enhance your succulent burger.

Chips and Pinot
Chips & Dip & Pinot –Sip on some light and airy Pinot Girigo to wash away the abundance of salt that comes along with an addicting chip and dip platter.

Moscato and Wings
Hot Wings and Moscato – This is where you will find this little pinup. I love a giant plate full of hot chicken wings!! Mostcato’s sweet and tangy flavor is perfect for cutting through the acidity and heat that comes with eating buffalo wings.

Sub and Prosecco
Subs and Bubbly Prosecco – Unexpected, I know. Who would have thought Prosecco would pair will with a sub? But it balances quite nicely. Bubbly Prosecco is perfect for a lighter option to go with a sub’s heavy cold cuts and thick Italian bread.

And don’t worry TOO much about the calories with the wine. Voga’s Baby Sparkling Wine is perfectly portioned at only 155 calories!


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NUNSENSE Has Begun At The Avo Theater in Vista

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As this SoCal pinup was hanging out in downtown Vista on Sunday, I was surprised to see a HUGE line outside of the Avo Theater on Main Street. I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised, the Avo always has a nice turn out when they have shows scheduled.

The sign said it was Nunsense that was showing!

Schedule:
January 16 – February 9
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm
(no matinee performance February 8)

Ticket Information
Subscriptions: $72 for three show subscription
Single tickets:
$30 for adults
$28 for seniors 60+/students & military dependents
$22 for juniors (12 and younger)
$15 student rush
$25 group rate (call 760.724.2110 to order)

How to Order Tickets
In person: VisTix box office, 200 Civic Center Drive (corner of Civic Center and Alta Vista Drives).
By phone: 760.724.2110
Online: VisTix Online
VisTix hours are weekdays from Noon to 5 pm. Subscriptions are sold in person or by phone only. Student Rush Tickets are on sale 30-minutes prior to every performance at the box office. Current student I.D. required. One ticket per I.D.

Stop in at Fifty Barrels Urban Winery and Tasting Room with your Nunsense ticket and you will get a “buy one get one free” on wine tastings or wine by the glass the same night of the show!

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Winter Cocktail Recipe – Mulled Wine

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What a bad hostess I am. I completely missed Cocktail Thursday!

To make it up to you, I am giving you a party cocktail recipe for wine. While I like my wine from the bottle (just half a glass please) most of the time, I am intrigued by wine cocktails! Today’s recipe is for mulled wine. It’s warm, and perfect for winter.

 

 

 

 

Mulled Wine

Serves 6-8
4 cups apple cider
1 bottle red wine (Fifty Barrels Cabernet suggested)
1/4 cup honey
4 cloves
3 star anise
2 sticks cinnamon
Juice of 1 orange

Warm over medium heat for 10 minutes. Serve in heat safe mugs. Enjoy!

Recipe via Ina Garten

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