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

Fig recipe fizzy

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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7 Things You Should Know About Tequila to Celebrate National Tequila Day Right

Deleon tequila

      **we preempt our regularly scheduled Fizz Friday post in honor of National Tequila Day** Everyone knows that The Bubbleista loves a good tipple {a peak at my Instagram page will show you that}, including those of the non-sparkling variety. If I’m going to have a cocktail I want it to be a…

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Fab 4 For Friday: Spring Where are You?

Seriously, spring? This is starting to get ridiculous. {image courtesy of weather.com}

Supposedly today is the 1st day of spring. At least that’s what the calendar says, but I’m just not buying it. I mean, I don’t know how it is for you in your neck of the woods but where I am the traditional signs of the season are a bit scarce. Flowers blooming everywhere? Nope. Sweet,…

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It’s a Food Holiday: National Absinthe Day

Absinthe during the louching process.{Image courtesy of theframedtable.com; photo credit: Paul Bartholomew

Never had absinthe before? With the spirit being dubiously dubbed as “la fée verte,” or the “green fairy,” I’m not exactly surprised. Although absinthe originally rose to fame in New Orleans (Sazerac, anyone?) and was in vogue among the poets and artists of Paris’ café society, it was eventually vilified in the 18th century with unfounded beliefs that it caused hallucinations,…

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Start your tequila drinking engines: Sunday February 22nd is National Margarita Day

Blueberry basil margarita

Start your tequila-drinking engines! This weekend is National Margarita Day, so get your salt, limes, and lips ready! I love a good “food holiday” (proof here; here; and here, in case you don’t believe me), especially when it  involves wine and/or cocktails. So, with the desire of fully “getting into the spirit” of this, well, spirit-fueled…

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WWOD: What Would Olivia Drink? How to Host The Ultimate Red Wine-Fueled #TGIT Scandal Watch Party

Olivia Drinking red wine out of a bottle

In one week, on January 29th, Scandal returns to television. And if you’re a Gladiator, you’re going absolutely c-r-a-z-y with anticipation. That final scene in the last episode showing Oliva’s glass of expensive red wine spilled all over her beige couch where she has suddenly, and mysteriously, disappeared from…noooooo! What has happened to our Liv?! I have…

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Yeah You Rite: Eating, Drinking and Jazzing Your Way Through New Orleans

Deanies NOLA collage

I just spent 5 full, glorious days in New Orleans…and it was not enough! I’ll be honest though, no matter how many hours, days, or weeks I spend in NOLA, it never seems to be enough time. There’s always one more meal to eat; one more bar to linger in; one more shop to duck into; one more…

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Cocktail Tales: One of The Best Spots in New Orleans to Make Your Drink Dreams Come True

Apolline facade

I have no hesitation in admitting that I am a bit of a cocktail snob. Marachino cherries? I’d prefer Luxardos. Concentrated juice from a plastic lemon? Thanks, but I’ll pass. Weird “cookies and cream” artificially flavored liquor? Uhm, no. Hyped up beverages made by rappers and celebrities? Not in my glass. Although I typically know what I…

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Welcome to The Bubbleista Blog: January sneak peek

Hello Bubbly People

Welcome to 2015 and to the launch of The Bubbleista website and blog! I’m glad you’re here. I know we may be just getting to know each other, so here’s something you should know about me from the jump: I am a big fan of the unconventional—a quick look at my manifesto will reveal that. With…

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