Let’s Party | Happy Joeywarming!

September 29, 2014


It’s true that being a great host can involve a lot of moving parts, but I’m a fan of making life MORE fun and LESS frantic whenever I can.

We recently had a little “Joeywarming Party” at Casa de Pepper (welcoming my little brother into our home and celebrating the new space that the 3 of us now share!), and Santa Margherita helped us make sure that all of the guests has something special to sip on.

IMG_3470 Mr. Pepper and I are big fans of serving tasty, pre-mixed cocktails when we’re hosting a crowd, and keeping our hands free from playing bartender all night gives me a chance to hug and dance and have a great time at our own parties. ;)

Creating a simpler version of something seasonal can absolutely feel festive enough to skip a more complicated drink menu, and this Apple Ginger Fizz that Mr. Pepper and I mixed up was happily a big hit (Have I mentioned we love making things together?)


Apple Ginger Fizz:

+ 1 bottle of prosecco or sparkling white wine
+ 1 cup of ginger ale (we use sugar-free)
+ A splash of apple cider vinegar

Serve by stirring in a dollop of fresh apple puree, and garnish with an apple slice! 

IMG_3508 We also had plenty of Santa Margherita chianti on hand for those who prefer something a little darker (like me!), and everyone was SO generous in bringing along extras, that our barcart is practically stocked for the rest of the year!

Ps. – Want something alcohol-free that feels just as fun for Fall?  Take a peek at my Healthy Cider-ade recipe, and add a dash of cinnamon for an extra super-food boost! ;)

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  • Reply KATERINA September 29, 2014 at 7:52 am

    You are so pretty in the last image, love your dress!

  • Reply kelsey September 29, 2014 at 10:07 am

    yum! that apple cocktail looks lovely
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  • Reply Sam September 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

    It was a fantastic party, and that prosecco cocktail was super tasty! xoxo

  • Reply Bibi September 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Looks like fun!! X


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  • Reply Sarah October 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Hi! I have a pixie cut too and I was wondering if you could share how you styled your hair in that last frame? I can’t quite seem to master it yet! Thank you!

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      Ahhhh, to be honest, Sarah – I feel I’m still learning how to master it, myself! In these photos, it had air-dried the night before and because I don’t wash it more than once every few weeks, the product tends to make it easier to style over time. Usually just a spritz of water and scrunching/fluffing in the morning will do the trick. Ever since going this short I’ve been wishing that it had more texture, but it’s just so straight! Sorry to say that I don’t have more helpful tips, and good luck with your darling ‘do! XO

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