Hostess with the Mostess: How to Win Money by Serving Wine!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess After years of serving as a punch line for jokes about tacky parties, wine in the box is finally coming into it’s own. To prove it, this summer Black Box Wines launched the “You Got Boxed” contest to challenge its fans to share boxed wines with their friends. For a chance to win, contestants secretly serve guests Black Box Wines (in lieu of traditional bottled wine) and capture their reaction on camera when the box is revealed. There is a monthly...

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Surprise Your Man With A Romantic Date (Without Breaking The Bank)

by Azure

This past Saturday, I planned a day of fun for that special someone in my life. I don’t claim to be a planner… in fact, I’m more of a “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of gal. So, I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about how it would all go down. Luckily it was a success, and a fun, romantic date that can be easily recreated, no matter where you live! 1) Art:We hit up four or five art galleries in Chicago, each with a different look and feel.Art galleries are...

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Pre-Wedding Party Idea: A Wine Tasting

by Azure

Are you looking for a way to make some of your wedding planning decisions a little more fun? Why not involve your friends? When my friends Michael and Matthew were getting married they were lucky enough to have a venue (Chicago’s Newberry Library) that allowed them to provide their own bar. We’ve written about this idea before, because it’s a great way to save money. Michael and Matthew both like a nice glass of wine, but neither of them are exactly Alpana Singh. So, to...

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A Gift Registry Anyone Will Love

by Azure

Are you (or your guy) tired of walking around department stores looking at china patterns? Here’s a gift registry idea that anyone can appreciate, WINE! Lux Wines lets you register for wine. You don’t have to be an oenophile (bonus points if you can define the word), the site is so easy to navigate and understand you’ll be choosing wines like an expert in no time. Hmmm, can I start a registry even if I’m already married?

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Ever After Wedding Market: Beautiful Bordeaux

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Whether you’re planning a wedding at a vineyard or simply love a fine vintage, this inspiration board is for you! Burgundy and gold are a beautiful color combination to pair with ornate and elegant details. Surprise your guests with a wine tasting or test your abilities as a sommelier by carefully selecting a wine for each course of your wedding dinner. Wine bottles have beautiful decorative labels and a favorite design might inspire your wedding...

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