About a month ago over at The Southern Belle Blogs, I posted about my BPI Sports Board on MavenX. MavenX is this great new site that is like Pinterest but with the opportunity to potentially earn money back when someone purchases an item you shared. So I’m back with another great board to show you! MavenX recently partnered with DRINKS.com to share some great deals with several wine sites: Wine Insiders, Heartwood & Oak, and Barclays Wine.
The assortments include great deals like the Winter Wine 6 Pack shown below which comes with a variety of wines making it the perfect package for your upcoming Ladies’ Night! The 6 pack includes wines from around the world and would make a great package if you were hosting a wine tasting event.
I’ve also created a Pinterest board that features some great recipes for using your wine as well as some neat food and wine pairings that are guaranteed to make your next Ladies’ Night a success.
There’s a sneak peak below of some of the other great assortments I feature on my MavenX board. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to purchase one of the larger assortments to have a bottle on hand just in case you needed a host/ess gift or a last minute birthday gift.
What is your favorite wine, beer, or cocktail to serve at Ladies’ Night?
Let the good times roll! We are celebrating Mardi Gras on the blog this week. What better way to start off the celebration than with a king cake?
Sales for king cakes typically start on January 6th – Epiphany or Three King’s Day (the 12th day after Christmas) and runs through the duration of the Mardi Gras/Carnival season (ending on the day before Ash Wednesday). It is my understanding that the day celebrates the visit of the Magi to baby Jesus. Typically a small baby is hidden in the cake to symbolize baby Jesus. It is a sign of good fortune (and that you’ll supply the next king cake) if you find the baby.
I ordered my king cake from Sucré. Located in New Orleans, Sucré was established in 2007 and features macarons, chocolates, cakes and so much more delicious goodies. Their king cake is a danish pastry is sweetened by cinnamon and cane sugar, baked with a light layer of creole cream cheese.
The king cake was delivered on Friday and it didn’t take long for my boyfriend and I to dig in. Per Sucré’s instructions, we microwaved each slice for 10 seconds, which really gave it that delicious fresh-out-of-the-oven taste. Sucré’s king cake is delicious. The cinnamon and cream cheese isn’t overwhelming, instead it is a delicate whisper of flavor. It worked well as an after dinner treat or even first thing in the morning for breakfast. The king cake is beautifully decorated. Sucré even includes a plastic baby for you to place inside.
While my boyfriend technically found the baby (he sliced a piece and noticed it sticking out, so he brought that piece of me), I may be feeling generous next year and order another king cake out of my own pocket.
Check out The Southern Belle Blogs tomorrow for a review of “The Casquette Girls” by Alys Arden or back here on Wednesday for my delicious shrimp poboy recipe!
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