Champagne Cocktails & Cupcakes

As you prepare for a splendid celebration later this week, be it dazzling or quiet and cozy, take note of these delicious treats. Perhaps you have time to create such treats. Click the blog links for the recipes.

Here’s to a year of champagne and cupcakes. Cheers!

C H A M P A G N E  C O C K T A I L S 

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Blackberry Ombre Champagne Sparkler  •  The Cookie Rookie

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St. Germain and Champagne Cocktail  •  Kitchen Confidence

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Holiday Champagne Cocktail  •  Love You Mean It

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Peppermint Champagne Cocktail  •  Freutcake

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Winter Champagne Cocktail  •  Style Within Reach

C H A M P A G N E   C U P C A K E S 

Champagne Cupcakes For A Sweet New Year's Celebration

Champagne Cupcakes with Rose Hibiscus Buttercream
The Seaside Baker

Champagne Cupcakes For A Sweet New Year's Celebration

Champagne Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Best Friends For Frosting

Champagne Cupcakes For A Sweet New Year's Celebration

Champagne Cupcakes  •  Life Love Sugar

Have a safe, smart celebration.

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ARTmonday: 12 Masquerade-Themed Artworks

I’ve never been to a true masquerade ball. The closest I came is a school fundraising auction I chaired with a Carnivale theme. I have a cute photo of myself and my friend/co-chair, artist Lee Essex Doyle (you can see her Venetian interiors here), but I can’t find it right now. She invited me to a Save Venice masquerade ball, but we skipped it. Oh well, there went my chance.

I started noticing a lot of photography featuring people with elaborate rubber animal masks, which I’ve been putting aside for a later post. As I collected those, all masked figures made their way into my folder. So I’ve pulled out a dozen masquerade-themed artworks, including, a simple linocut of a mask sold on Serena & Lily; a woman masked in sawdust (not quite masquerade-worthy, but you know how I love what I’ve come to call obscured portraits); mod photos that appeared in the New York Times in the 1960s and brought to light by Jonathan Adler; a fashion shot of Kate Moss.; and others.

Enjoy these 12 masquerade themed artworks; perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your own year-end celebration.

Black & White Photo Of Three Women Going To A Masquerade Ball

Gloves and Masks, 1965  •  The  New York Times

Masquerade Photo Affordable Artwork Society 6

Sammy Harkin  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Mask Masquerade Ball Portrait By Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick  •  Masquerade  •  Artsy

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Jennifer Ament  •  Mask  •  Serena & Lily

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Godfried Donkor  •  Jamestown Masquerade IX  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Artwork At Society 6

 Courtneeeee  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Kate Moss in A Masquerade Ball Mask B&W Photo

Anton Corbijn  •  Kate Moss New York, 1993  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Five Foot Three Photography  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Masquerade Ball Masked People Painting

Ann Devito •  Masquerade  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Antonio Jose Guzman  •  Nancy  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Photography

Azarii Gorchakov  •  Mask Graza  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Anna Ullman  •  Woman In Mask  •  Artfully Walls

Masquerade Ball Group Portrait Lady In Leopard Catsuit

Larry C. Morris  •  Leopard People, 1966  •  New York Times Store

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Sunday Bouquet: Shaggy Green Mums and Art

Green Mums WIth Landscape

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz / StyleCarrot

I love to buy these green mums from Trader Joe’s. They’re not expensive, they last a long time, and the crisp, fresh green looks great with my favorite vase, purchased years ago from The Society of Arts & Crafts. Woodblock artwork on left is an Etsy find and the landscape painting on the right from the now shuttered Judi Rotenberg Gallery.

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Saturday Say It: Just In Time For A New Year’s Celebration

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Oops! Did I buy champagne instead of milk again . . . ?

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Get the Look: 30 Perfect Pairs of Party Shoes

Is your New Year’s Eve outfit all squared away. I did the hard part for you, narrowing down your party dress choices from everything on the Interwebs to 75 perfect party dresses. If you missed it, click back because I know you will definitely find one (at least one!) you like.

What? You need shoes too? Must I do everything for you? No, that’s fine; that’s why I’m here. Here are 30 perfect pairs of party shoes from StyleCarrot partners. I went heavy on the glitter, but seriously, when else do you get to pretend your’e a princess? There are a few sexy blood red heels too, as well as cobalt blue, and the prettiest shades of pink pumps.

Dancing, dancing, dancing. I’m a dancing machine. (That’s sung. If you don’t know the tune, you are not a child of the ’70s.) Have fun!

P.S. The purse and jewelry are on you.

Holiday Party Shoes Dressy Heels

1 Hoss Burgundy Velvet Heels, $326 at Anthropologie

2 Jeffrey Campbell Gold Peep Toe Heels at Bloomingdale’s

3 Paola d’Arcano Cobalto Pumps, $398 at Anthropologie

4 Badgley Mischka Nude Peep Toe Pump, $245 at Zappos

5 Kenneth Cole Metallic Cage Pumps, $150 at Bloomingdale’s

6 Burgundy Glitter Pumps, $348 at Anthropologie

7 DVF Black Suede T-Strap Pumps, $262.50 at Saks.

Holiday Party Shoes Dressy Heels

8 Tracy Reese Glitter Heel Pumps, $278 at Anthropologie

9 Ted Baker Sequin Ballet Flats, $100 at Nordstrom

10 Topshop Dark Red Cutaway Bootie, $90 at Nordstrom.

11 Gunmetal and Gold Ankle Tie Pumps, $288 at J.Crew.

12 Paola d’Arcano Gold Pumps, $398 at Anthropologie.  

13 Studded Velvet Chunky Sandal, $450 at Tory Burch

14 Loeffler Randall Wavy Mirror Sandals, $295 at Saks

15 Turquoise Suede & Patent Pump, $248  at M. Gemi

Holiday Party Shoes Dressy Heels

16 Anaconda Printed Lace Up, $425 at Loeffler Randall

17 Dark Red Fringe Pump, $175 at Loeffler Randall

18 Cutout Peep Toe Metallic Heels, $298 at M. Gemi

19 Blush Slingback With Glitter Heel, $994.95 at Zappos.  

20 Pink Suede Pumps, $238 at J.Crew.

21 SJP Pink Satin Bow Pump, $395 at Neiman Marcus

22 Red Ankle Bow Strap Pumps, $328 at Kate Spade.

23 Silver Glitter Kitten Heel Pumps, $138 at Ann Taylor.

24 Via Spiga Platform Glitter Heels $275 at Bloomingdale’s

Holiday Party Shoes Dressy Heels

25 Nicholas Kirkwood Pearl Platform Pumps, $629 at Barneys.

26 Glitter D’Orsay Flats, $158 at J.Crew. 

27 Green Sequin Pumps, $328 at J.Crew.

28 Lauren Lorraine Rhinestone Bootie, $ 149 at Zappos

29 Jimmy Choo Floral Pump, $1,495 at Neiman Marcus

30 Giuseppe Zanotti Blue Mule, $450 at Neiman Marcus

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