Effervescent Lifestyle Tips: Wardrobe Essentials for What to Wear to Food & Wine Festivals

WHAT TO WEAR TO WINE AND FOOD FESTIVALS

Coachella has come and gone and that means one thing: spring and summer Festival Season is here! Yep, I love, love, l-o-v-e a good fest, and it should come as no surprise that I especially love the ones that are food, champagne, and wine-centric. Quite a few of them will be occurring over the course of the next…

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Effervescent Travels: Altra Winery in Napa

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I am feeling a bit wistful. This time last year I was preparing to embark on a marvelous week-long visit to Napa, California and I was absolutely giddy with excitement. It was a girls trip–I was traveling with one of my wine-loving girlfriends, and the plan was to experience as much relaxation and wine country…

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The Year of The Rooster: 8 Ways to Fabulously Celebrate Chinese New Year All Yearlong

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Happy Lunar New Year, Year of the Rooster, bubbly lovers! It’s time to celebrate Chinese New Year, but it should come as no surprise that in #BubbleistaLand we’ll be commemorating it in our own special fashion. There are several traditions that are observed in honor of the Lunar New Year such as New Year’s Eve Dinner and…

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What’s Poppin’ In 2017: Expect Bubbleista Land Fun In The New Year

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What’s poppin’, my bubbly lovers! Welcome to 2017! Whether your 2016 was glorious or, well, less than so, there’s one undeniable fact: you made it through to see a new year. In addition to a brand new 365 days, guess what else there is to celebrate? It’s my 2-year BLOG-A-VERSARY! That’s right, on January 5, 2014,…

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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide Volume II

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  IIIIIIIII’m dreaming of a buuuuu-bbly Christmas…and I bet you are {or someone you love is!} dreaming of one, too. Well, my loves, The Bubbleista to the rescue to help you achieve all your Christmas dreams! Last year I created what I dubbed as  my Christmas gift to you, “The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide,” where I…

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Fizz Friday: Gloria Ferrer “Glorious Bites” Appetizer Challenge reacap

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Hello, my bubbly loving peeps! If you’ve been keeping up with me the last couple of weeks the you know I was selected as one of six regional semi-finalist for the Gloria Ferrer Winery “Glorious Bites” Appetizer Challenge. The event was held in Austin, Texas 2 weeks ago and it was truly a wonderful experience! Here are all six of…

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

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

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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”

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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

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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!

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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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