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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Hello December!

Hello December (bigger)

Only 31 days left, my dears–31 days!–in 2015. I know that many people wait until January to change things up, but I’ve never been one to do things the typical way. For me, December is my coveted month for making plans and putting new actions and plans into play. This way I can roll into the New Year…

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Maverick Monday: “The Roaming Chef” Dawn Sloan

Chef Dawn Sloan (cropped)

What do you do when you’re about to turn 40 years old and you feel deeply in your heart that you need to shift gears in order to find and fulfill your purpose? If you’re Dawn Sloan you: put on your “grown woman undies;” quit your job; enroll in culinary school; graduate at the top…

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Maverick Mondays–A New Blog Series

Mondays are for Mavericks

Welcome to a new week, my dears! As you know, Monday’s around the blog typically mean a big dose of motivation and inspiration designed to encourage you towards your goals and help you get through the week. I decided I wanted to kick the inspo levels up a notch, so I created a new series…

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Fizz Friday: Fab Four Roundup

Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs

It’s “Fri-Yay,” my dears! With Thanksgiving being literally right around the corner, this week’s Fizz Friday fabulousness is perfect for gearing you up for celebrating the holidays in effervescent style. Let’s get on with it, shall we? {1} ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE SIPPING Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? Even though it snuck…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “V” is for “Vintage”

The elusive, often heard of but seldom seen 1985 Rare Vintage Rosé {photo © Jamie Glover Dabbs}

Have you ever looked at a champagne label, seen the word “vintage,” and thought to yourself “Why in the world would I want to drink wine that was 20 or 25 years old?” Couture lovers know that the typical rule is that clothing is considered vintage once it hits the 25-year mark. But we’re talking…

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Fizz Friday: Jean Laurent Blanc de Noir Brut

Jean Laurent Blanc de Noir

Happy Friday, my dears! It’s the end of the week, so it’s time to talk fizzy fabulousness. The holidays are quickly approaching {Can you believe they are almost here already?}, so I’ve decided I’m going to focus Fizz Friday posts for the next several weeks on the holidays. For example, the bubbly picks will be…

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Motivation Monday: Ain’t Nothin’ To It But To Do It

Aint Nothin to It

There are 53 precious days left in 2015. What in the world are you going to do with them to catapult yourself towards your goals and dreams, my dears? Listen, I totally get it. It seems like there are a million and one impediments and obstacles that seems to slow you down or prevent you from…

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Fizz Friday Fab Four: Links Round-up

Woman chugging champagne

We made it through another week, loves! Time to celebrate by diving right into another edition of link love for Fizz Friday that’s sure to tickle your bubbly fancy: {1} It seems that popping the cork on that bottle of bubbly just may have more benefits in store for you that you think. Can you…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “V” is for “Vigneron”

Champagne de Vignerons sign

Happy Wednesday, my bubbly loving darlings! Today’s Wine Wednesday Wordologie is connected to not 1 but 2 previous Wordologie posts. I just love it when the “effervescent education post fairies” link things up like that! Read on to get the gist of what I’m talking about: So remember that Wine Wednesday Wordologie post I did on…

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Motivation Monday returns next week!

Hello, my dears! I just wanted to drop you a quick post to let you know that Motivation Monday will be making a return soon! I know these motivational posts {which I hope are just as inspiration to you as they are to me} have been, well, intermittent at best these last 3-4 weeks, but just be…

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Fizz Friday Prosecco Facts & Find: Cavicchioli 1928

Cavicchioli bottle in hand

Hello bubbly lovers! Today’s Fizz Friday post is a bit of a mashup between a Fizz Friday link round-up and a Fizz Friday Find by combining the 2 into 1 Prosecco post…a bubbly hybrid, if you will. The lone round-up link comes to us from one of my favorite reads, the champagne and sparkling wine bi-monthly magazine known…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “T” is for “Transversage”

Wine Wed Word Transversage gen

Happy #WineWednesday, darlings! I’m finally recovering and getting back into the blogging swing after having a gloooorious holiday in Los Angeles to attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic {recap coming soon} and galavanting around the city of angels. Now that I’m back in Bubbleista work mode, let’s jump into today’s Wordologie lesson! If you’ve been…

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Fizz Friday: Global Champagne Day 2015

Champagne Day ecard

Yes it’s Fizz Friday, but did you also know that today is Global Champagne Day, my dears?! While it’s true that a real Bubbleista never really needs a special holiday to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne, Global Champagne Day is a wonderful reason to have for raising a glass {or three} in festive celebration. Created just…

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Fizz Friday: The Bubbleista’s LA Takeover

{image courtesy of Upscale Living magazine}

  Hello my bubbly loving darlings! Today I am preempting my regular Fizz Friday post to do a little travel–I’m LA bound, baby! I’m headed to the West Coast for a fun weekend to include attending the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles.Wondering what’s in store for me this weekend? Here’s a little synopsis:…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “T” is for “Tête de Cuvée”

Wine Wed Word Tete de cuvee gen 2

It’s Wine Wednesday my dears, and that means it time for another Wordologie terminology lesson to help you step up your effervescent vocabulary game! Today’s term is: In French the term “tête” means “head” and the term “cuvée” means blend {well come through then, high school and college French lessons!}. Therefore, Tête de Cuvée = “head…

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Motivation Monday: Discipline + Effort = Amazing Things

MyTaughtYou

It’s Monday, darlings…welcome to a brand new week of possibilities! As promised in last week’s Transformation Tuesday post, for this week’s Motivation Monday I’m going to update you {as promised} on what I accomplished  from committing to 5 straight days of self-discipline–and keeping the promises I make to myself–during the #OverHereBeingDisciplined challenge put together by…

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Transformation Tuesday: The Power of Self-Discipline

Believe You Deserve Dream

I was recently considering attending a workshop for women entrepreneurs and in doing my research on the event {listen, I’m a lawyer–I’m trained do research} I stumbled across a website called Think & GrowChick. Doesn’t the name of the site just make you want to click the link and check it our further? Well I was intrigued…

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“The Veuve of My Life:” The Veuve Clicqout 2015 Mail Truck Tour Recap

Veuve Perfect Pic Grove

*I’m thinking about launching a Periscope channel to scope my champagne adventures. Scroll to the end of the post for more details* Who needs a food truck when there’s a champagne truck rolling through town? Well you’ll be thrilled to know that Veuve Clicquot is on the move again with it’s 2015 National Tour. Of course…

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Word Wednesday Wordologie: “S” is for “Saignée”

SAIGNEE BUBBLY

Today’s Wine Wednesday Wordologie is a term that pertains to rosé sparkling wine and champagnes {as well as still wines} with regards to production methods–and on a side note I must say there’s a bit of a battle about said production methods, and which one produces a superior product. In any case, let’s get right into today’s…

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