1. The Art of Shaving

    Art of Shaving for Valentines Day x Fashionable Hostess

    Finding a Valentine’s present for your guy can be a challenge, but this year I found the perfect gift. I wanted something my hubby would find luxurious, and that he would actually use consistently. So when my girlfriends all agreed that The Art of Shaving was a big hit with the men in their lives, I began browsing the website. Obsessed with the packaging, I also loved their philosophy that ‘shaving should be elevated from a chore to a craft’ {I mean how fun and retro is a shave brush!}! I am excited to say I found exactly what I was looking for!

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    I decided to get the Full Sized Kit which includes Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, Shaving Brush and After-Shave Balm {which are all-natural}, and they come in a box great for gifting. Then I also got the Morris Park Collection Razor! My husband is all for the unscented, but the sandalwood scent is amazing too. So for those of you hunting for your gifts, definitely check this one out!

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    Thank you to The Art of Shaving for sponsoring this post.

  2. Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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    As I mentioned in last week’s Valentine’s Day Bar Cart display, I wanted to share a closer look at the specialty drinks I whipped up and it’s not just due to the recipe. The actual cocktail portion is incredibly simple, being primarily rosé champagne and a splash of St. Germain {elderflower liqueur}, which makes it just a bit sweeter. Pink, a hint of sweetness, and bubbly, that’s pretty much checks across the board! But what really makes it really Valentine’s worthy was in the way I prepared it.

    Before filling my glasses with the champagne, I dipped the flute rims in a shallow dish of agave, followed by a shallow dish of gold sugar to create a gold sugared rim. I let them dry for minimum of 10 minutes before then moving on to filling the glasses. After filling my cocktails, I took out Sugarfina candy lips and stuck tooth picks through the middle, so I could lay them across the top. Next I took XO hangtags and tied one at the bottom of each glass. The finishing touch was displaying mini bottles of rosé chandon alongside the cocktails so everyone could help themselves to a top off. Seriously in love with the girly finished product! Cheers!

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  3. My sweetest Valentine

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    In preparation of Valentine’s Day I decided to spend an afternoon decorating cupcakes with Reese to hand out to friends from school. I have been buying fun Valentine’s cake decorations and sprinkles for weeks, so it was fun to take out all our goodies and get to work.

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    It was too sweet that me and my mini sous chef matched for our cupcake date in blue stripes thanks to Abercrombie. Reese is wearing an Abercrombie Kids “Boyfriend Cardigan”, a ribbed tank underneath, and pattern leggings. My sweater is Easy Crew Sweater in turquoise paired to ankle super skinnies {hey, I am moving to Miami and am ready for some white!!}.

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    It was such a sweet day and we couldn’t wait to taste test and deliver the goodies! The icing on the cake for sure were the glittery heart toppers. Can’t wait for Valentine’s!

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    Thank you to Abercrombie for sponsoring this post.

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