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Eye Candy

As I have mentioned before, I think dessert buffets are one of the prettiest, tastiest things around!  So, when one of my favorite cake designers, Anita Gupta, told me about her new venture, EyeCandy, I was immediately head over heels!

Together, Anita and Ami Smith have teamed up to offer Central Virginia brides their styling and baking talent. From a bridal shower to a wedding celebration, EyeCandy offers custom desserts for each event…hot chocolate pops to warm up the evening in the winter,  custom cookies for each guest at a shower, and finally to breakfast inspired cupcakes…think french toast cupcakes with maple buttercream and bacon!  YUM!

For more information, contact Anita at

Beer Inspiration

It is Friday and I am looking forward to relaxing later…which may or may not include a beer or two!

Charlottesville is certainly known for it’s fabulous local vineyards but there are also some great hops options, too!  I am a huge fan of both Blue Mountain Brewery and Starr Hill – whether you serve this at your wedding or visit for your bachelorette or bachelor weekend, both breweries offer an awesome local element.  Cheers!

Afternoon Tea at Keswick Hall

Charlottesville certainly is pretty this time of year with the sparkle and lights…but, it is c-o-l-d!

To warm up, I suggest an oh-so-lovely Afternoon Tea bridal shower at Keswick Hall…You, your girls, and even the mothers are sure to all enjoy such an elegant and civilized afternoon!

Photography Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

Afternoon Tea in Villa Crawford is such a treat!  Enjoy tea of your choice brewed in a silver teapot, taste warm scones, clotted cream and jam, lemon curd and preserves, fruit and assorted pastries served on elegant china, and add traditional tea sandwiches, champagne or truffle as you wish.

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