Posted February 21, 2012 by Stephanie Ginzburg
Mardi Gras translated in french means “Fat Tuesday”. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the weeklong Mardi Gras celebration and is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, it also marks the beginning of Lent. Its origins lie in a week of decadence and before the sacrifices of Lent, when followers of Judeo-Christian religions are required to give up something they enjoy until Easter. Traditional colors for Mardi Gras are purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power. Deck out your Fat Tuesday themed party in these colors. Popular party favors include Mardi Gras beads, fancy masks, jester hats, and noise makers. Try an easy centerpiece of assorted feathers and beads.
Greet guests with an Absolut French Quarter Cocktail: 1-1/3 oz. Absolut Vodka, 2/3 oz. Midori Melon Liquer, a dash of Rose’s Lime Juice and Champagne. Add the Midori, Vodka and Lime to a chilled champagne flute – Fill the rest of the glass with your favorite Champagne and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Traditional dishes of Gumbo and Jambalaya compliment your theme followed by yummy King Cake, thanks to Epicurious!
Wishing all those that adhere to Lent an easy, yet thought provoking 40 days!
Posted February 17, 2012 by Stephanie Ginzburg
Some of you were so excited about our Wedding Blog post yesterday that we thought we’d give you a little more insight into some of our favorites. Wedding Blogs are a great way to keep up with trends, discover creative ideas and DIY projects, reception themes and a great place to get some helpful etiquette tips when dealing with the multiple issues that arise for your big day.
We wanted to share a great site outlining many of our top picks again here: Weddingblogs100.com
We love that everything from The Offbeat Bride to Budget Planning to DIY’ers and every wedding extreme between exists. Who knows, maybe one of you will feel the desire to start a Nautical Bride Blog, we’d be happy to assist.
AND – if any of your single, but looking bridesmaids are in need of an alternative to catching a bouquet, check out Evan Marc Katz, Dating Coach extraordinaire. He’s local and yes, he’s for real.
Posted February 14, 2012 by Stephanie Ginzburg
With a little help from Cupid, The FantaSea Team shares Music Picks for Valentine’s Day;
Jasmine Lee - Power of Love – Celine Dion
Stephanie Ginzburg – Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
John Jacob – I’ve been watching you – Parliament
Teresa MacPherson – Leather and Lace – Stevie Nicks
Kelsey Ray - Crash – Dave Mathews
Leslie Fernandez - The Kiss – Faith Hill
Maureen Ness – Eternal Flame – The Bangles
Chef Eddie Valles - Always & Forever, Heatwave AND Reasons – Earth, Wind & Fire