Happy Friday, gang! If you have a sweet tooth, you’re gonna love today’s post. What’s better than hot chocolate with a dessert charcuterie board to boot?! Yes, I’m doubling down on chocolate today so prepare to indulge. Both are easy to have on hand, prepare and serve. And we all want easy this time of year!
Oscar, Ollie, and I have been enjoying our new digs downstairs. It’s been so nice to crank the fireplace and have a rosy glow throughout the room, especially when watching TV at night. I didn’t realize how much I missed having a working fireplace! It kicks out quite a bit of heat which hopefully will lower my heating bill ‘cuz gas prices are sky-high this year and everything else. When I went to the grocery store, I noticed the price of heavy cream has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year. Yikes! I will enjoy every last drop of the whipped cream on top of my hot chocolate…
Today’s ootd is perfect for a casual Christmas party or Christmas brunch. Pops of color always brighten my day. It’s been a bit gloomy in this neck of the woods the past few days, so it’s time to go for bold, bright colors. And I love to look festive this time of year. Time for a colorful striped sweater (limited sizes similar here, here, and here) from Anthropologie paired with a red velvet blazer from Talbots. Don’t be shy about owning a red or velvet blazer. There are multiple times to wear one besides a holiday party. Last week I wore it with red velvet pants from J.Crew this week, it’s a pair of humble blue jeans (old, similar here). In both cases, I decided to wear red shoes (affordable options here and here) with a rhinestone buckle from Frances Valentine to add a hint of sparkle.
This dessert charcuterie board is so easy to put together. All of my favorites from Trader Joe’s are on hand. Yogurt Pretzels, chocolate-covered blueberries, pirouettes, chocolate-covered toffee, peanut butter cups, chocolate-covered marshmallows, and chocolate wafers. Two flavors of cocoa from Starbucks are on hand, classic and peppermint, and chocolate stir sticks from Williams Sonoma. Didn’t I tell you this was easy to put together?
Happy Friday, ladies! Oscar and I wish you a lovely weekend.