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Category Archive: Holidays

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Holiday Cocktailing // Gluehwein

 

The Holidays are SO here you guys!!!! I’m sure you’ve already figured out your menu for the celebratory days & nights…but what about some delicious, heart-warming, and more importantly extra festive libations?! May I suggest a steaming cup (or 3) of old-fashioned German Gluehwein (or Glogg/Mulled Wine as some of you may know it as) with a twist? Trust, this stuff is delicious and perfect for this time of year! I love serving it on New Year’s along with the usual champagne options.

Happy Holidays, Lovelies! Cheers!!

XO

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Gluehwein Recipe by Miss Renaissance
 
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Gifts for a cause

 
Gifts for a cause by Miss Renaissance

You know what’s more fun than shopping?!? Even more shopping Shopping for a cause, of course!! This roundup of gifts that give back doesn’t compromise on style & taste either – it’s a win – win. I mean, how beautiful are the hand-embroidered & dyed throw pillows by Elephant Landing (all made with love by a group of women in Southern India, to help them earn money to support their children.) Or did you know that major hottie Hugh Jackman is behind Laughing Man Coffee, which helps support communities & small farmers worldwide? Cool stuff! Move over, Toms, there’s a new crop of charitable gifts in town!

Happy (guilt free) Holiday shopping, Lovelies!

XO

Get it all here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

 
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Individual Baked Apple Pies

 
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Who doesn’t love a good Apple Pie?! Now, let’s take this old fave to a new, Holiday entertaining-worthy level! These individual Baked Apple Pies are super simple to make, delicious & perfect for a festive end to a Holiday dinner. Everyone always loves these, trust me…add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each apple if you want to kick it up even more! YUM!

XO

Individual Baked Apple Pies
 
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Color Story – Winter White & Gold

 
Color Story - Winter White & Gold

 

This week’s Color Story revolves around one of my favorite combos for Winter. White & Gold just feels so fresh and festive, doesn’t it? These are just a few things in this glam color scheme that I’m lusting after right now…they’d make great gifts for friends & fam!

Get em’ here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

XO

 
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Pumpkin Buttermilk Bundt Cake

 
Pumpkin Bundt Cake by Miss Renaissance Pumpkin Bundt Cake by Miss Renaissance Pumpkin Cake by Miss Renaissance

Thanksgiving. The Holiday of being thankful major gluttony is almost upon us, people! This means, my mind immediately goes to “what’s for dessert?!?” While a great Pumpkin Pie is one of my all-time faves, I decided to switch things up just a little bit this year. And so I give you what may be the best Holiday cake I’ve ever made/eaten! This Bundt Cake is moist, rich, and it has all of the spiced pumpkin goodness we crave around this time of the year. Try it simply dusted with powdered sugar…or lightly drizzle the cooled cake with an easy glaze of equal parts skim milk & powdered sugar. Or go for both, like I did! This one will make everyone around your table happy & smiley. Promise.

XO

Pumpkin Buttermilk Bundt Cake