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No Boys Allowed: Fabulous Girls’ Night In Ideas

Who said you had to go out to have fun? This weekend, get rid of the boys and plan a girls’ night in! ~Set a girls night in theme When it comes to setting a theme for your fabulous gifts night in, the sky is the limit! Is this a pajama party? A pink-themed party? […]

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The Clever Chocolatier: 6 Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

“Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.” – John Q. Tullius Almost as soon as the page turns into a new year, sparklers and party hats are replaced with red hearts and chocolates for that special Hallmark holiday that comes every February 14th. An astounding $13.19 billion dollars is the […]

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Doomsday 2012 Party Planning Guide

5 Ways to Party Like it’s the End of the World (Because It Is) With December 21st, 2012 less than two weeks away, the coming apocalypse is just around the corner. In the words of an American scholar and poet, “It’s time to party”. I know, I know, Doomsday prophecies have come and gone throughout time, […]

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10 Hilarious Secret Santa Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for your Secret Santa? Here are 10 hilarious gift ideas all under $40. 1. Boozie Bear Flask It’s a flask…but it looks like a gummie bear! No more boring trips to the zoo. Now you can take along an adult beverage to liven things up! $9.95 Find it here 2. […]

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Choosing The Best Wine Aerator

They say what you don’t know can’t hurt you, and while popping open a bottle of your favorite red wine five minutes before you drink it won’t hurt you (that is, unless you nail yourself in the eye with the cork), wine experts would argue that what you don’t know about aerating wine properly can most […]

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The History of a Pumpkin: Decor, Dessert & Drinks

pumpkin: noun–a large, edible, orange-yellow fruit borne by a coarse vine. Of the gourd family. It’s hot. The air conditioner blows day and night, and you still can’t stop sweating. And then, in one gust, fall blows in with changing leaves and shorter days. You pull out your jeans and sweatshirts. You stock up on […]

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3 South American Wine Regions To Visit Before You Die

Mention “fine wine regions” to most people and you’ll get a few responses… Bordeaux, Napa, Burgundy, etc. But what about South America? While aficionados have been “in the know” for years now, regular wine drinkers – the types who don’t sniff and spit – are just coming around to South American wines. With Chile leading […]

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A Sample of Europe’s Best Cities for Beer

Recently we covered the best American cities for beer. But Europe offers hundreds of beer styles – ranging from uber-light pilsners to dark Trappist ales – you’ll never find in the United States. Here are seven European cities well known for serving the best… #1. Brussels, Belgium Sure, neighboring France may take credit for wine. […]