Looking for a no-fuss yet still sophisticated centerpiece for your wedding, bridal shower, or upcoming dinner party? Fresh fruit + ribbons + a pretty vessel = our foolproof formula for a simply lovely (and super easy) centerpiece. In this version, Amy Nichols used lemons, black and white ribbon, and a textured white bowl to create a bright and clean look, but we want to know: how would you make this formula your own?

Photography by: Christina McNeill.

 

Changing something as subtle as the ribbon pattern can change the entire effect of the centerpiece. First, we used classic black-and-white stripes, for a more preppy modern look. Then she switched it up and used black and white gingham for sweet, country chic. Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!

(Oh and if you like the bowl we used here, it’s on sale!)

 

 

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Photography: Christina McNeill / Styling and Design: Amy Nichols / Bowl: West Elm / Dinnerware, Silverware: Williams Sonoma / Ribbon: Amazon

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This month’s Signature Cocktail is a Plum Brandy Sour. With brandy, fresh lemon juice, homemade plum simple syrup and ice, it’s all you need to create this tart treat. Cheers!

 

 

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Cocktail by Mint & Mirth.  Artwork by Milkfed Press for Snippet & Ink.

 

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I love the look of the classic cat eye (hello Bridgette Bardot!) but have never been able to pull it off.  Perfecting symmetry was one thing, but I’d always end up with one eye smudged. That is until Skyla Arts shared her tips on creating the perfect cat eye, and I’m telling you it works like magic!

 

 

Tools:

Eyelash Curler
Eyeliner Gel
Limitless Eyeliner
Q-Tips
Mascara

 

Directions:

1. Curl your lashes!
2. For the perfect symmetry, look in the mirror straight on. Put a dot where you want your eyeliner to connect.
3. Start in the inner corner, and drag your pencil as close to the lash line as possible. When you reach 3/4 of the way, start lifting it upwards and connecting the dots.
4. Repeat steps two and three for the other side. (If you mess up, get a q-tip with lotion and clean up the edges.)
5. Fill in the inner rim (also named “waterline” on youtube)
6. Finish with lots and lots and lots of mascara

Photography: Christina McNeill / Hair, Makeup: Skyla Arts / Styling: Angela Hassan
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We’re taking things tropical with the first Signature Cocktail of the year — Hula on Ice! Made with pineapple juice, rum and crushed coconut, this beachy drink has us dreaming of white sandy beaches and sunshine!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Cocktail by Mint & Mirth.  Artwork by Milkfed Press for Snippet & Ink.

 

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Our last Signature Cocktail of the year is full of love — and by love, we mean pink grapefruit juice, hibiscus syrup, gin and champagne. Cheers to a fab 2015, and to a beautiful 2016! Xo, and enjoy!

Recipe from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, photography by Josh Gruetzmacher.

 

Ingredients: 

1.5 oz. gin
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz pink grapefruit juice
.75 oz. hibiscus syrup
Top with 2 ounces Champagne

Directions: Combine gin, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and hibiscus syrup, shake well with ice and fine-strain into a flute, top with champagne, or your favorite sparkling wine!

 

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