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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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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