As many of you know, G and I recently moved into our new home and have been working really hard to finish every room! This past week we added all the finishing touches to our dining area, including a chic bar cart and thought it would be perfect timing to celebrate with Ecco Domani’s new limited edition Pinot Grigio designer label! I’ve always loved entertaining, so one of the the things that sold me on this house was it’s flow and open floorpan which couldn’t be more perfect for parties and family gatherings. With summer in full swing, we’ve already hosted a few dinner parties for friends and family, so this time we wanted to do something completely different and loved the idea of having a little wine and sip party! I thought it would be so fun to get a little messy, bring out the paint and canvases, sip my fav wine, and let the creative juices flow! It was also the perfect excuse to show off our new bar cart featuring alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio designer label. I’ve always been a fan of styling my home with classic and stylish bar accessories and collecting limited-edition designer label bottles like this one which was inspired by designer Stacey Bendet’s first-ever pants design! This limited-edition designer label bottle is everything you’d want in a summer wine; timeless, elegant and bold for any summer entertainment you have coming your way whether it’s a casual barbecue, or dinner party. Not only is the bottle timeless, but the flavor of the wine just gets better everytime you take a sip. It’s refreshing and crisp with notes of light citrus and tropical fruit aromas that are reminiscent of summer!
This was my first time planning something other than a dinner party, so I wanted to make it as special and unique as possible! I really wanted to transform my dining area and create the perfect environment for my guests to feel inspired by their surroundings. A little escape that allowed for freedom of expression. First and foremost, I created a dreamy tablescape filled with fresh fruits, colorful flower arrangements, desserts, and of course the statement piece of the room, the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet’s limited edition design for Ecco Domani. For florals, I decided to create monochromatic arrangements of sunflowers, hydrangeas, roses, and carnations in bright pops of color to reflect the eclectic world of Alice & Olivia. To dress up the room even more, I made colorful fruit parfaits in champagne flutes as a yummy dessert and bright display for the tablescape. I also scattered a bunch of loose flowers around the table to tie in each of the elements and bring some life into the room! As for my look, I wore a white lace blouse and cropped denim by alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet. Not the most paint-friendly color choice, but I really wanted my outfit to stand out against all the colors in the room!
Since it’s summertime and LA is in the middle of a major heat wave, I wanted to make a beverage that is refreshing, fruity and delicious! One of my favorite wine cocktails is Peach Sangria which couldn’t be more perfect for a hot summer day. Since the Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio already has subtle notes of citrus and tropical fruits, it’s the perfect base for making this cocktail! The bonus part is the fruit notes from the wine combine perfectly with all of the other ingredients so you don’t have to worry about kicking up the sweetness. This gorgeous peach sangria is a hit at every party and only takes 5 minutes to prepare. To see how I made it, head over to Ecco Domani’s website!
Another long-time favorite dessert of mine is chocolate covered peaches! Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits because they’re so juicy, sweet and refreshing. Plus they’re super easy and quick to make and are always guaranteed to elevate your table setting! Head over to Ecco Domani’s website to see my signature recipe for these fail-proof chocolate covered peaches that are guaranteed to impress everytime!
With summer in full swing, I hope you guys are inspired to create your own paint and sip party! Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio is the perfect statement piece you need for any upcoming occasions! Today I’m giving you a chance to win all my chic essentials to host your very own paint and sip soiree by going to Ecco Domani’s Instagram or Facebook and commenting on their sweepstakes post. Good luck to all of you!
A special thank you to Ecco Domani for sponsoring this post.