I love coming across business owners that combine their passion and creativity to provide unique and memorable experiences for wedding/event guests everywhere.  Fresh Pours is a luxury bartending service that takes a refreshing approach to cocktail catering.  Elizabeth, Baylie and Kirsten are the three super talented mixologists behind this Toronto brand, and using only the freshest ingredients, homemade syrups and locally grown herbs, they are reinventing one classic cocktail at a time.  Read on for more details on how you can wow guests at your next soiree, PLUS a fun little Valentine’s Day recipe to try this upcoming weekend!



COCKTAIL HOUR & FULL BAR SERVICE:  Offering standard bar set-up solutions as well as bartender service, Fresh Pours will make your event a spectacular and memorable experience.  You may also choose their Cocktail Hour service, offering a variety of custom cocktail stations including Margaritas, Mojitos, Ceasars, Martinis and so much more!  And for a completely unique experience, Fresh Pours will work with you to develop themed bars and signature cocktails.  Yum!!

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MIMOSA BAR:  What’s better than a perfect sip of champagne with a splash of your favorite juice and delicious fruit garnish?!  This is such a beautiful treat to enjoy on your wedding-day morning, bridal shower or birthday brunch.  Complete set up and clean up is included with this service, so you can simply sit back and enjoy!

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SIGNATURE COCKTAIL CREATION:  What better way to clink on your wedding day than with a beautifully crafted signature cocktail?  Fresh Pours will work closely with you to develop your very own recipe and they will deliver all of the fresh ingredients, such as juices and syrups, to your venue on the morning of the event.  They will even teach the in-house bartenders how to mix and serve your drink perfectly.  So stress-free, right?!


If you would like to get in touch with the ladies bosses at Fresh Pours, you can contact them here.  And be sure to follow along here and here as well for updates.  A special thank you to Elizabeth, Baylie and Kirsten for sharing a fun (and brand new!) cocktail recipe.  Check it out below.  Enjoy, and please drink responsibly! xo




1.5 oz Vodka
3 oz Strawberry Purée
1 oz Rose Simple Syrup
0.25 oz Lemon
0.5 oz Egg White

For the Rose Simple Syrup:

  • Combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add 1/2 cup of rose petals (pesticide free) and bring to a slow boil.
  • Remove from heat and allow contents to cool.
  • Strain simple syrup and discard any remaining pieces.

For the Strawberry Purée:

  • Blend 8-10 strawberries together with a splash of water.

For the Martini:

  • Pour vodka, purée, simple syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  • Now add egg white to shaker and shake until foamy.
  • Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a rose petal or strawberry slice.


Photo Credit:  Kelly Cartney for Fresh Pours.

I love all of the little, special and intimate details that are shared between a couple in love on their wedding day.  I think one of the sweetest keepsakes from the big day is the set of toasting flutes used to clink that first toast as husband and wife.  Such a lovely little treasure!

Think about it?  If you carefully select a beautiful pair of champagne glasses for the big day, you will have something that you will want to use again and again for years to come to celebrate all of the other special occasions that await.  Whether it be an anniversary, the birth of your first baby, a promotion, getting your first puppy or simply having a romantic dinner on a chilly Monday night, clinking and sipping on bubbly from your wedding toasting flutes will make any moment that more special, and will remind you of the day you said “I do!”.

Here are a few lovelies that are at the top of my favorites list.  Cheers and happy Thursday! XO







Product Links:  1 – Kate Spade NY Grace Avenue Toasting Flute Set / 2 – Kate Spade NY Gardner Street Toasting Flute Set3 – Royal Doulton Celebration4 – Vera Wang Wedgwood / 5 – Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence6 – Personalized Stemless Champagne Flutes

Three years ago today, I watched along with millions of others all over the world as Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot at Westminster Abbey.  So in honor of the anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I got to thinking…what would the version of my Royal London daydream look like?

Although quite different from the grandeur of Will & Kate’s big day, I think my charming soiree would be quite lovely.  Inspired by tea parties, scones with a spot of jam and a love of vintage charm, here is my London daydream, perfectly suited for any celebration of love!





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I hope you are having a lovely week and until next time, remember to “Keep Calm and Marry On”.  XO

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