Msg 4 21+ “This post is sponsored by Day Owl Rose, as always my thoughts and opinions are my own”
Who is excited for the holidays? This is my favorite time of year as it’s always spent with family in the Bay Area. My parents almost always host our very big extended family and we’ve been doing that ever since my brother and I were little tots. I can’t wait to get up north with Boo for the copious amounts of homemade food I’ve been missing.
Trace is staying in LA with his family, so we’re splitting up this year, but before I leave, I’d like to share with you a wonderful Friendsgiving event that I attended with Day Owl Rosé to kick off the holiday season in style. For those, like myself, who aren’t so much of a night owl, this one is for you. Day Owl’s California Rosé is light and crisp, and something you really can drink during any day party or get together. I hope you find this post helpful if you’re needing new cocktail ideas, festive table inspiration, and food pairings, because I know I will be trying to recreate a few myself.
Tablescape- Let’s talk tables. I love nothing more than a beautifully set table for the holidays. My Auntie, who absolutely loved to entertain and host parties when I was younger, would specifically enjoy this tablescape. But then again, how could anyone not? Want to try making this at home? Here are a few things you’ll need:
*Flowers cut short, which you stick into the hollowed-out pumpkin
*Candles of any height, but taper candles work just fine
*A table runnerFood Pairings- You all know I live to eat. Our spread consisted of prosciutto-\wrapped asparagus, endives stuffed with goat cheese, pomegranate and brie filled puff pastry cups, grilled cheese with jam on top (my favorite) and sweet potato skewers which naturally paired really well with the Day Owl cocktails. I’ll get into that more in a minute. Oh and can’t forget about dessert, pumpkin cheesecake anyone? Here, I’m holding their bottle, which I love. Their logo and label is beautiful and stands out from others on the market.
Cocktails using Day Owl Rosé – Have you had cocktails using Rosé? Aside from having their crispy Rosé straight, which is delicious in its own right, we also had options at this Friendsgiving. They included a Rose Apple Sangria and a Grapefruit Rosé Cocktail. The Ruby Rosè includes wine, gin, Lillet Blanc and grapefruit juice, and is garnished with rosemary. Check out the recipe for this and other fabulous cocktails at the Day Owl website.
For those who do know me, you know that I love citrus, and grapefruit is a favorite of mine. It’s not overpowering in this drink and the rosemary is a really nice touch. Since I do have their bottles at home, I may be making these more often!
There’s so much to be thankful for and I’m very thankful for you all, my readers, who have stuck by me through all these changes in my life. It’s because of your support here and on Instagram that I’m able to do what I love full-time, which has led to amazing opportunities outside of both platforms (more to come on that, *wink *wink.) I’m also thankful for my health and family who I miss in the Bay Area, however Trace (and Boo) are really enjoying life in LA and I’m so happy that I get to be back working in the city I love so much.
Day Owl, thank you so much for letting me help kick off a beautiful holiday season. Cheers everyone!
“This post was sponsored by Day Owl Rosé, thank you so much for having me. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”