Fab Find! Godiva Truffle Flights!

Godiva has long been the gold standard of wedding favors, in their little gold ballotins with the pretty ribbons, and I LOVE how brilliant it is for the Godiva team to create Truffle Flights for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, guest welcome baskets, gifts to bridal party members, gifts to wedding coordinators and other wedding experts. So check out the new Truffle Flight flavor collections — my perfect pick today on International Chocolate Day!
”The inspiration behind truffle flights? For truffle lovers to savor
their taste experience, starting with a lighter, delicate truffle
and venturing to the strongest flavors and textures.”
Dark Decadence Truffle Flight

Get ready to embrace your dark side. Make your way from Dark Vanilla Mousse all the way to our new Aztec Spice Truffle, crafted from an ancient recipe that blends 72% cocoa with exotic spices for an intense and unforgettable finish.

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Small, Dark & Handsome
The 72% Dark Chocolate Truffle
”Chef Muret creates his own adventure with this flight by tasting from most intense to milder instead of the other way around. He says, ‘If you love dark chocolate, start with the darkest, most intense and then ease back toward sweeter.”

Nut Case
The Pecan Caramel Truffle
Nut Lovers Truffle Flight

Discover a world of rich roasts and satisfying crunches. The new Salted Almond Truffle kicks off a flavor-filled experience that peaks triumphantly with Maple Walnut and Pistachio.

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”Each flight takes you on a journey, building in aroma, texture and flavor. Enjoy the adventure.”
Heavenly Mousse Truffle Flight

Savor the light-as-air fillings of heavenly mousse.  Start with Dark Vanilla Mousse and end with our divinely inspired Café Au Lait Mousse.

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Espresso Yourself
The Cafe Au Lait Truffle
”Overall, this flight experience provides a different type of up and down, starting off mellow, intensifying to a bright fruit profile, mellowing down, and then spiking back up with an intense coffee finish.”

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The Chocolate Eclair Truffle
Milk Chocolate Lovers Truffle Flight

Delight in rich and creamy milk chocolate. From Chocolate Éclair to Hazelnut Crunch, prepare to be amazed.

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”Truffle Flights require your attention: This is a conscience eating and savoring experience. To taste and enjoy everything, you have to be in the moment.”
Cake Truffle Flight

Have your cake – now in six bite-sized flavors. Revel in festive flavors. Start with the celebratory Birthday Cake Truffle filled with vanilla cake mousse and finish with a dreamy Lemon Chiffon CakeTruffle — as the perfect end to the party.

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Smile and Say Cheesecake
The Cheesecake Truffle
”Every truffle tells a story™ of heritage, craftsmanship, flavors, and an occasion that’s about to become special.”

Lava at First Bite
The Chocolate Lava Cake Truffle
Ultimate Dessert Truffle Flight

Inspired by the finest desserts from around the world, this flight begins with Chocolate Éclair before presenting four more sweet creations, leaving you to savor the final Strawberry Crème Tarte Truffle.

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”With each truffle in the flight, imagine yourself rising up a flight of stairs as your taste journey brings you from light and delicate to bold and strong, finishing at the very top. ”

”For more than 85 years, we have been crafting exceptional, high quality chocolate, yet we never grow tired of introducing new, exciting products, like our groundbreaking Truffle Flights. ”

Fab Find! Zippo Lighters for Personalized Groomsmen’s Gifts

zippo custom striped

Looking for groomsmen’s gifts they’ll really be able to use? My Fab Find is the Zippo® lighter, a classic essential that the company has evolved into an impressive array of designs, from sleek and professional polished chrome to more personality-driven designs like the ones I’ve chosen here. Now, the groomsmen’s gifts don’t have to match; you can pick the design that’s most him.

Your groomsmen will appreciate that you’ve chosen a design that suits his interests, perhaps even his humor, and they’re really going to appreciate that you got them a lighter that works, not some cheap lighter that never goes aflame when you need it to.

The Zippo® lighter makes my Fab Find list because it saved the day for us during Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath, when we had no power for a week, our grill lighter ran out of gas, and you couldn’t find any lighters or even matches in the stores, let alone D batteries for flashlights. People were actually selling lighters on the street for $100 a pop during that traumatic time. But we had my husband’s Zippo in a cabinet, and it worked. We had candlelight for the whole house. The neighbors saw the glow in our windows and asked if they could use our Zippo. So if your groomsmen ever find themselves in a natural disaster or even just your garden variety blackout, they’re going to love you even more for giving them a gift that saves the day, comforts their families, and rescues them.

Check out the many styles of Zippo® lighters here: http://www.zippo.com/lighters.aspx?c=1230

And here are some of the cool, new styles that stood out to me:

Zippo Jeep

zippo jeep

Zippo takes to the road in style, with this promotional vehicle that turns heads wherever it goes. This high polish chrome windproof lighter features the Zippo Jeep, a 2011 Jeep Wrangler modified by West Coast Customs to embody the attributes of the Zippo brand, which is overlaid against the engraved image of the Zippo office building. Comes packaged in an environmentally friendly gift box. For optimal performance, use with Zippo premium lighter fluid. http://www.zippo.com/product.aspx?id=1025964

KISS lighter

zippo kiss

This Street Chrome™ KISS lighter is a collectible piece that will impress any KISS fan. This lighter displays the members of KISS on this windproof lighter in their representative band colors and costumes. Comes packaged in an environmentally friendly gift box. http://www.zippo.com/product.aspx?id=1025866

For your veteran or active duty groomsmen, check out the lighters customized to branches of the military: http://www.zippo.com/lighters.aspx?id=1226&c=1230&p=2

zippo navy

And a sweet one for Dad: http://www.zippo.com/product.aspx?id=1025611

zippo dad

You can also get Zippos to customize with your choice of saying, perhaps an inside joke, or just your groomsman’s name or monogram.

zippo customize

Give a one-of-a-kind gift with Zippo’s Classic High Polish Chrome lighter. The clean, sleek look of this lighter makes it the ideal piece for a customized gift. Zippo’s Classic High Polish Chrome lighter is suitable for gift giving in its environmentally friendly gift box and comes with a lifetime guarantee. http://www.zippo.com/product.aspx?id=1023830 These also come in brushed chrome, satin chrome, red matte, black matte, white matte, and an ornate Venetian.

I especially like the look of this Striped, customizable Zippo lighter: http://www.zippo.com/product.aspx?id=1023917

zippo custom striped

Don’t let anyone tell you that lighters are too old-world, groomsman gifts of the 1950s. Today’s modern designs bring this groomsman gift right into trend, and it’s something your guys are going to keep forever, thinking of you every time they use it…and every time it saves the day for them.

Best of all, they look way more expensive than they are. Check them out.

Fab Find: Blossom and Bee Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Stick with local floral designers, people! For your wedding and especially for any flowers you’ll send or give as gifts, like Valentine’s Day presents or thank-you gifts for your wedding coordinator, vendors, parents and, yes, you can give bridesmaids pretty florals as their thank-you gift, too! When you buy from local floral experts, you support the local economy and keep their fabulous, personalized businesses going strong. One of my favorite floral artists is Pennylyn Kaine of Blossom and Bee, and I’ve re-blogged her recent post here for you!

How lovely are these flower arrangements?

Flowers are a timeless tradition for Valentine’s Day. Visit our retail website to order something special for your sweetheart this Valentines Day! http://www.theblossomandbee.com. We strongly urge our clients to pre-order their desired floral designs, things get a little hectic the closer we get. Orders may be submitted online or by calling the design studio at 973-874-0302.

We are happy to help you design something special for your valentine :-)

Fab Find! Blee Inara Alphabet Necklaces and Bracelets for Bridesmaids

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I’m wearing my Blee Inara monogram necklace right now, and it’s my pick this week for my Fab Find bridesmaid’s gift — and Moms and flowergirls love them, too! Weddings are all about personalization, and so are bridesmaids’ gifts, and this pretty initial piece on a chain, cord or suede is a gift your bridesmaids will definitely love and use all the time! Take a look through the Blee Inara site, and you’ll find a fabulous collection of stylish jewelry pieces that’ll get you shopping for yourself as well. And I love this comment from a bride-to-be that I spoke to at a big bridal industry event, who saw me wearing my ‘S’ necklace: “That would be such a terrific gift for my groom’s young daughters! We’re planning to include them in our ceremony, take vows with them, and give them little jewelry gifts of their own after we exchange our rings…and these necklaces would be perfect!” How sweet is that?

Fab Find! Little Black Dress Vodkas

I love these kicky vodka flavors so much, I included Little Black Dress Vodka in my recent roundup of the Best Bridal Party Gifts on BridalGuide! The flavors are fabulous, with just a touch of blueberry pomegranate, black cherry vanilla, and pineapple honey, and the site has some fab recipes that you can use for your pre-wedding parties, the wedding itself, or the after-party! And of course, your bachelorette party gets tasty with recipes like the Black Cherry Latte, Pineapple Honey Mojito, Blueberry Fresh Smash, Blueberry Lemonade and More. Here’s a recipe from their site:

Little Black Dress Fresh Squeeze (220 calories)

1 1/2 oz Little Black Dress Classic Vodka

Splash of Cointreau

3 oz cranberry juice

1/2 oz agave nectar

1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients, roll to mix and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

Check out www.lbdvodka.com for more recipes and great ideas on their blog! This is one fun and festive drink collection, for your own bar, entertaining and as gifts!

Fab Find! Shimmer and Bliss Scarves

Shimmer and Bliss is a name you need to know…they’re a fabulous company creating gorgeous, air-silk scarves in stunning colors — mine are in Sage and Amethyst! Wear them as a traditional scarf, as a hair accessory, even a waist wrap and in so many other ways, including pairing them with other Shimmer and Bliss scarves for a multi-hued effect.

Scarves are the In accessory for budget-revving your wardrobe, and I’ve picked them as one of my Fab Finds for bridesmaids’ gifts…personalizing the color choices to your bridesmaids. The whole idea of ‘friends’ is a big one with this company. Owner and designer My-Cherie (coolest name ever!) names each of her designs after one of her best friends. So you may find styles bearing your own bridesmaids’ names! Or just pick the colors you love for each of your girls, or let them pick from your thank-you gift display at a bridesmaid luncheon. They’re a terrific thank-you gift your bridesmaids will definitely use again and again.

I’m also thinking these would be great gifts for the moms, and for your wedding coordinator and other vendors!

Even better, Shimmer and Bliss is a charity minded company, with a % of their sales given to a collection of charities they love. Check it out here: http://shimmerandbliss.com/community-giving-back/

The container above is how your scarf will arrive…

And the scene below shows how you can get a few Shimmer and Bliss scarves to wear on your honeymoon! Love it!

The team at Shimmer and Bliss also suggested something I think is marvelous, especially for a destination wedding: these scarves would be fantastic sashes that bridesmaids can wear for a color pop on their bridesmaid dresses! That’s brilliant, just like the colors in the Shimmer and Bliss collection. Visit www.shimmerandbliss.com to see all of the wonderful styles that My-Cherie offers…

Love It! Paloma’s Nest New Ringbearer Bowls

Oh, how I love Paloma’s Nest’s new Ring Bearer Bowls! What a fabulous style element that departs from the same-old ring bearer pillow that’s just going to be stored on the top shelf of your closet…to this wonderful piece that’s definitely going to be put on display in your home. Especially since you can personalize the message on the bowl itself! Paloma’s Nest has knocked it out of the park with this one, and I’m a dazzled fan.

Here’s some info on the Ring Bearer Bowls in general…

Photos courtesy of Paloma's Nest

Paloma’s Nest is home of the original Ring Bearer Bowl™, a small ceramic dish designed to replace the traditional ring bearer pillow in a wedding celebration This beloved piece has quickly become a lasting standard in modern wedding ceremonies around the globe.

Our Ring Bearer Bowl™ has two little holes near the top rim, through which we lace a silky cotton cord to hold your rings for your wedding ceremony. This cord can be easily switched out by you for a ribbon that matches your wedding style, if you wish.

After the ceremony, the cord can be tied into a loop or a bow, and the bowl can hold jewelry, mementos or other treasures. The tiny dish can also be hung by the cord, on the wall next to your wedding photo, in a shadow box frame, or on your holiday tree. This piece is intended to become a family heirloom.

Ring Bearer Bowls are available with our selection of original texts, or with the Custom words of your choice. Names, dates, and meaningful phrases are sure to make this piece one that is passed on for generations.

Here’s what sent my fanhood through the roof…part of my own wedding ceremony was a traditional Native American reading that ends with ‘may your days together be good and long upon the Earth.’ I absolutely love that reading, and I’m thrilled to find that Paloma’s Nest now has a Ring Bearer Bowl bearing that part of the proverb! I may just order it to have on my nightstand!

Introducing the Leaf-shaped Ring Bearer Bowl™ , a special Limited Edition design of 200 pieces. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted of fine white clay and handstamped with the words:
MAY YOUR DAYS TOGETHER BE GOOD AND LONG UPON THE EARTH (a Native American Proverb). As a special touch, included are two smaller leaves, attached with the silky cotton cord; one leaf is stamped with your wedding year (2012, other years available upon request).
Measures approximately 5” inches across…every piece is hand cut and formed and thus will have a slightly different shape.

Price:

$72.00

Paloma’s Nest has so many pretty Ring Bearer Bowl options, including silver or gold edging, the ability to write your own custom wording, and more…so check them out now for your wedding ceremony plans…or if you’re already married, this would be a spectacular anniversary present to your spouse, or just a fab little decor item that will remind you of your Big Day every day!