malibu engagement session: jackie + ian

Two major babes.  Magic light in Malibu.  

holiday cheer cocktail recipe

Recently featured on Style Me Pretty Living: holiday entertaining inspiration with Stella Bloom Designs, Vanessa Noel Events, and MJB Cakes!  And the lovely and talented Marlene Bernstein of Savour This Kitchen offered her expertise with a recipe for this yummy holiday libation.

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"Cocktail Cheer"
with Pomegranate-bourbon reduction & lychee

To make pomegranate-bourbon reduction: Combine 1 cup of pomegranate juice, 2 tablespoons of Kentucky bourbon, and 1/4 cup of sugar in a saucepan.  Heat for 6-7 minutes, stirring constantly to keep from burning sugar.  Should reduce by half.


1) 1 tablespoon of pomegranate-bourbon reduction
2) 1 ounce of vodka
3) 2 tablespoons of lychee syrup and 3-4 lychees
4) 1 teaspoon rosewater
5) top off with champagne and pomegranate seeds
6) garnish with strawberry
7) stir and enjoy!

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We're still hosting the giveaway for a couple of the 31 Bits pieces featured in this shoot!  Head over HERE to enter.

Vendor credits from our inspiration shoot //

photography // anna delores photography
styling + coordination // vanessa noel events
floral design // stella bloom designs
cake + desserts // mjb cakes
cocktails // savour this kitchen
location // whispering rose ranch
decor // pottery barn
tabletop rentals // borrowed blu
furniture rentals // pretty vintage table
calligraphy // jamie ellen paperie
models' jewelry // 31 bits