Fab Four for Fizzy Friday: The Best Champagne-centric Links for September 2016

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Welcome to the latest edition of Fab Four for Friday where I give you the best and most interesting tidbits of news and inspiration from the world of champagne and sparkling wine! As per usual I have spent the last few weeks scouring the *internets* to provide you with awesome links perfect for your weekend reading,…

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Babies, Breezes, Birthdays, and (Glorious) Bites: What A Fabulous September

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September is one of the best months of the year in my {un}humble opinion. It’s still technically summer, but the weather has cooled a bit. The flow of energy shifts a little to a less hectic pace as things wind down. And with the impending changing of the season, the atmosphere itself just seems to…

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Vive La Rebellion! A Bubbly “Coupe” d’état: 7 Fabulous & Chic Champagne Coupes

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I once told a friend of mine that I consider myself a peculiar kind of rebel. You know what I’m talking about: that one person who shows up “looking out of place” to the “Save the Whales” rally wearing an absolutely adorable sundress; hair in a neat little top knot; wearing those cute Longchamp sandals picked…

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What’s the Fig Deal? Figs, Fizz, and a Fab New Adventure

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Greetings, bubble lovers! Things have been busy on a personal front over here in #BubbleistaLand. One of the biggest changes is that Mr. Bubbleista and I recently moved into a lovely, updated 1960’s abode that was absolutely built for entertaining {perfect for a effervescent-lifestyle living Bubbleista!}. Housed on a corner lot at the beginning of a quiet…

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Fizzy Friday Fab Four Links Round-up: July Champagne & Food News Edition

Moet Watermelon Mint Mojito

Is it just me, or does the intensity to eat and drink well intensify during the summer? I chalk it up to the fact that people are generally feeling more social and convivial during the warmer months. After all, with all of the hanging out pool side; summer holidays; picnics; celebrations; and gatherings, food and…

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Throwback/Flashback: That Time The Bubbleista was a Finalist in Beringer Wines “Great Steak Challenge” Cooking Competition

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I know what you’re thinking: “What? The Bubbleista…cooks?” Yes darlings, it’s true–this girl can really rock it in the kitchen. You didn’t think all I did was sip bubbly, did you? {wink} Here’s a bit of the backstory: my mother taught me how to cook, and I loved it right from the start. I had…

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Independence Day, the Remix: Host a French-Inspired Bastille Day Party

Bastille Day (great table display w cheese)

Didn’t get your party on quite enough in celebrating the red, white and blue? How about celebrating the bleu, blanc, and rouge as a festive reprise? Although we Americans certainly know how to revel in our Independence Day festivities, the French aren’t too shabby in hosting their own independence holiday festivities called Bastille Day. It…

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15 Fabulous Champagne-centric Instagram Accounts You Must Follow Now

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Whether it’s Moet Monday; Taittinger Tuesday;  Wine Wednesday; Thirsty Thursday; Fizzy Friday; Sipping Saturday; or Champagne Sundays {detecting a pattern here?}, everyday is the perfect day to drink bubbly in The Bubbleista’s book! Because I’m #ChampagneObsessed, I follow a ton of champagne-centric brands and feeds on Instagram in my quest to live #AnEfervescentLifestyle. Instagram is definitely…

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Fab Four For Friday Links Round-up: Champagne on Ice Edition

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Just in time for your Fourth of July holiday grilling activities are some “hot links” {Get it? Hot links? People barbecue for the 4th? Ah hell, never mind.} for your long weekend reading pleasure. I just made a post on Instagram this week about trying Moet Ice Impérial for the very first time and then, as kismet…

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Will Travel For Champagne: A Night of Champagne With The “Nuit du Champagne” Tour

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What do you do when you’re a staunch believer in, and advocate of, the philosophy of convincing more people that they should be drinking more champagne more often? If you’re The Bubbleista you get wine education and certification; host champagne tastings; drink bubbly every week {strictly for learning purposes, of course}; write blog posts about champagne and…

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“Sugah” & Champagne: Bubbly and Donut Pairings for National Donut Day

Schrams Creme Brulee (revised 2)

**Thanks to National Donut day always being honored on the 1st Friday of June, it will always fall on a Fizz Friday! Check out my re-post from 2015! So what do you do when #NationalDonutDay {or #NationalDoughnutDay} falls on a #FizzFriday? If you’re The Bubbleista you effortlessly combine the two and do a champagne and doughnut…

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Stop and Smell the Rosés! The Bubbleista’s Rosé picks of the Season, PART 1

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The weather has gotten warmer… The sun is making regular appearances… Sleeves–and hemlines–are getting shorter… Thoughts are irresistibly turning to sitting pool and ocean-side… Yep, it’s officially rosé season! I attended my 1st {of many!} rosé wine tasting of the season recently and came across some real gems! I’m always delighted by the fact that there are always…

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A “BEY-SCHOOL” EDUCATION: 4 CRUCIAL BUSINESS LESSONS FROM BEYONCÉ’S IVY PARK LAUNCH

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*Original article written by Davon D. E. Hatchett {that’s me!} published on Blavity.com prior to the release of #LEMONADE. Blavity is a community of the best multi-cultural creators and influencers in the world.*   Who needs an MBA from B-School when you can get an education from “Bey-School” instead? In case you haven’t fully grasped the…

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Wine Wednesday: Ask the Bubbleista!

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I get questions about champagne all the time–in my inbox; via social media; over text message; and even in person. It happens all. the. time. “How do I open a bottle of bubbly without spraying champers everywhere?” “Isn’t all champagne the same?” “What kind of bubbly is the best for making mimosas?” “How do I…

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Fizz Friday Fab Four Links Roundup

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Happy #FizzFriday, darlings! Check out this week’s links round-up with the latest and great info, tidbits, and fun going on in the world of champagne and sparkling wine! {1} Italian Police Uncover Counterfeit Champagne Scheme Champagne Industry Rule no. 4080, Champagne counterfeiters are shaaaadddyyyy {classic hip-hop lovers will get that reference}. This story is proof positive…

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Bottles Over Bouquets: Give Your Valentine a Dozen Rosés

My own, current, rosé bubbly stash. Proof positive that I put my money where my mouth is...or my mouth where my sipping is...or my words where my sipping is...ah, you get the gist.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and all over the world florists are in full-on hustle mode trying to fulfill the quadrillion orders for floral arrangements that are being placed ’round the clock. This holds especially requests for the quintessential bouquets of pink and red roses, color that quintessentially say “Valentine’s. You know what I…

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Maverick Monday: The 7 Secret Business Lessons from Beyoncé’s Formation Video

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*Today’s Maverick Monday post is being brought to you by my alter ego, the Principal Attorney of “Creative Counselor at Law,” a Boutique Trademarks law, Branding, and Business law firm for creative entrepreneurs and business visionaries. Yep, The Bubbleista is also a lawyer.* Unless you live in a cave in the Antarctic; have sequestered yourself…

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Effervescent Musings: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

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 **For the month of January I’ll be re-publishing some of my most popular posts from 2015 to celebrate my 1-year blogaversary. Enjoy this Monday Motivation repost!* Beyonce’s oft quoted lyric “I woke up like this” took on new meaning for me when I woke up one morning recently in a very unhappy, disgruntled, discontented mood. Nope, this…

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The Bubbleista Lifestyle: Are You a Bubbleista?

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**For the month of January I’ll be re-publishing some of my most popular post from 2015 to celebrate my 1-year blogaversary. Enjoy!* So you’re chugging right along, reading The Bubbleista blog posts, taking it all in, when all of a sudden you say to yourself: “Wait a minute. What exactly is a ‘Bubbleista’ anyway?” Well my…

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Well helloooo January 2016! January Sneak Peek

HELLO JANUARY 2016

Welcome to “20Sweet16,” my darlings! We’ve made it to the beginning of another new year with fresh opportunities to embark on things we’ve never done before; have always wanted to do; and even things we never dreamed we could accomplish. The same sentiment holds true for things here in Bubbleistaland, too! There are so many…

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