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

Moet Ice Imperial Bubbles Bar Liverpool

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

Rose Chateau Thuerry

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

Beyonce Ivy Park Promo shot

*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!

Ask The Bubbleista (main)

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

{image courtesy MarthaStewart.com}

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

7 Brilliant Bey Business Lessons

*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

Treat yo self! {image credits: left picture Mohigantimes.org courtesy of NBC}

 **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?

Are you a Bubbleista image

**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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2015 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Recap

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After having scheduling conflicts for the last 2 years, I was finally able to attend one of the two Veuve Clicquot Polo Classics the Champagne House hosts each year and, as promised, here is the lovely recap. Read on to get the skinny on the event details! Veuve hosts one polo classic event each on the East…

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas {The Bubbleista Champagne Remix!}

Santa Champagne Flute

  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, The Bubbleista was trying not to wake up her spouse. I hung all the stockings by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas would put champagne in there. I knew it was time to get all snug in my bed; But visions of champagne cocktails danced…

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“Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” art exhibit Sunday Brunch Soirée Hosted by Afro Bohemian Snob and The Bubbleista

Kehinde table set up

The Bubbleista co-hosted an event with Afro Bohemian Snob in September, and it was only the first of many fabulous events to come! We held a Sunday Brunch soiree at The Modern Museum in celebration of the opening of the exhibit Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, and needless to say it was simply spectacular. After all, what else would you…

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‘Tis The Season To Drink Bolli! Fizz Friday Holiday Edition

Bollinger Special Cuvee

My bubbly lovers–hello, darlings! I hope this holiday season is going swimmingly for you so far. Indeed, ’tis actually been going swimmingly for me as I’ve been happily up to my ears and doing the breast stroke in champagne! As you may know, last week I attended the first of several champagne tasting events that are typically held…

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Wine Wednesday: “V” is for “Vertical Tasting”

Wine Wed Word Vertical tasting (gen)

Welcome to what might be that last Wine Wednesday Wordologie posts {at least for 2015…maybe…}, my dears! If you read my “Hello December” post from a couple of weeks ago you know that things are in a bit of intentional transition here on the blog for the next few weeks, so the routine is definitely not…

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The Bubbleista interviewed for “An Appealing Plan”

Krayl Funch wearing memories

I’m so accustomed to being the interviewer–but last week I got the chance to be the interviewee for the blog of one of my Champagne Sisters, Krayl Funch of “An Appealing Plan.” Knowing that Krayl loves champagne like I do {she authored a lovely book on entertaining of the same name as her blog}, it took…

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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide

Double Champagne Travel Case (resized)

You confidently pride yourself on your gift-giving abilities. In fact, you have a well-earned, sterling reputation for always finding just the right distinctive, amazing gifts for your family, friends, and colleagues that delights and excites the recipients every. Single. Time. You, my dear, are “the gift whisperer.” But this year there’s one gift recipient that has…

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