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We’re excited to show you what’s inspiring our New Year’s Eve plans — and it involves our friends at the Owl’s Brew!

Wise Cocktails is a new book by Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, the founders of Owl’s Brew, a delicious blended tea concentrate designed to pair seamlessly with a variety of spirits (including champagne, wine, and even beer!). Wise Cocktails features recipes for brewing and mixing your own tea cocktails and tea-based beverages.

And naturally, we’ve got you covered with some beautiful linens to set the festive mood. Read on–we’ve included three cocktail recipes from Wise Cocktails at the end of this post!

 

 

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Set your scene with our Lamour Sapphire under our Paris gold overlay.

 

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Pair bright colors with our Metro Fuchsia (available only in 90″ square). (A great alternative is the Metro Orange, too!)

 

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Pair our Coco Champagne table linen (available in 108″ round and 132″ round) with some sleek Lamour Ruby Slippers napkins (also available in 108″ and 132″ round, 90″x 156″, and 108″x 156″), and you’ve got a swanky setup.

Next, create your cocktails using the Owl’s Brew tea mixers. Here are a few recipes from Wise Cocktails to get you started:

 

Sweet Nothings Toddy

Tea Base
1 1/4 teaspoons rooibos
1/2 teaspoon chopped vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cocktail
3 oz. brewed tea base
3 oz. milk
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1 tablespoon sugar

Directions
Heat 6 oz. of water until hot, but not boiling, and pour into a heat safe container. In a tea linen or tea ball, combine all of the ingredients for the tea base. Brew in hot water for 5 minutes, gently agitating from time to time. Remove the tea sachet/ball.

Pour 3 oz. of the ta base into a saucepan. Add milk, bourbon and sugar. Let sit over low heat, stirring from time to time, for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Pour into a heat-safe mug and garnish with the a cinnamon stick and ground cinnamon.

 

Winter Soda

Simple Syrup
8 oz. Water
8 oz. Sugar

Tea Base
1 teaspoon green rooibos
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon chopped dried apple
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek

Tea Soda
1 oz. tea simple syrup
6 oz. sparkling water

Directions
To make the simple syrup: Pour the 8 oz. of water into a pan and ring to a boil. Once the water boils, immediately stir in the sugar until the mixture is clear. You’ll use only 1 oz. per soda. Use a tea linen or place the green rooibos, ginger, apple and fenugreek directly in the pan with the simple syrup. Let sit for 1 hour, stirring from time to time. Remove the sachet or use a tea strainer to strain out the added ingredients. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Pour 1 oz. of the tea base-infused syrup into a glass over ice. Add 6 oz. of sparkling water and stir.

 

White Mule

Tea Base

1 teaspoon white tea leaves
1/2 teaspoon chopped lemongrass
1/2 teaspoon dried peach

Cocktail
3 1/2 oz. brewed tea base
3/4 tablespoon agave nectar
3 oz. ginger beer

Directions
In a cup, place 5 oz. of room temperature water. In  tea linen or ta ball, combine all the ingredients for th tea base. Brew in the room temperature water for 10 minutes, agitating from time to time. Remove the sachet/ball.

In a shaker, combine 3 1/2 oz. of tea base, vodka and agave nectar. Dry shake until the agave dissolves. Pour into a glass over ice and gentry swirl to chill. Top with ginger beer and gently swirl again. Garnish with a fresh ginger slice.

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Table Top Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

Wise Cocktails and The Owl’s Brew Tea: The Owl’s Brew

This gorgeous and rustic Big Sur wedding combined a natural setting with beautiful blush and gold tones, accented with a blue that matched the mesmerizing Pacific ocean below the cliffs of the Wind and Sea Estate. Wedding planner Jutta Lammerts, from A Day Like No Other worked with Krista and Benjamin long-distance to capture the essence of the beloved state where Krista and Ben met.

Family and togetherness was the focus of the day, with a cocktail hour and oyster bar following the ceremony that provided guests with unobstructed views of the sun setting over the ocean. A farm-to-table dinner by Amy Padilla of Feel Good Foods Catering brought focus to the simple goodness of dining–which was accented by our Chevron white and blush table runner, and set with our Lamour Glinda napkins. Settings were topped with whimsical gilded Australian animals, giving the event a truly glamorous feel at this naturally stunning location on the rugged California coastline.

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PHOTO CREDITS –

Wedding Planner: Jutta Lammerts, A Day Like No Other
Photography: Sandra Fazzino
Floral Design:Green Petal Designs
Wedding Dress: Nouvelle Vogue
Cake: Layers Sensational Cakes
Catering: Feel Good Foods
Hair + Makeup: Miabel Artistry
DJ: Richard DeVinck
Transportation: Discovery Charters
Wedding Venue: Wind And Sea Estate
Animal Figurines: Catharine Klepac
Chiavari Chair Rentals: Chic Event Rentals
Photography – Assistance: Cyntia Apps
Signage: Sugar And Chic

The best thing about stripes is how versatile they are – whether you’re going for a fun and playful look, or a classic design. Today’s black and white stripes inspiration combines bold patterns with soft white florals and bold jeweled details for a gorgeously timeless shoot!

Chic Black and White Striped Wedding | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacStripes and Dots for a Kate Spade Inspired Wedding | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacVintage Glam Bridal Hair and Makeup with a Classic Wedding Dress | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacBlack Tie Wedding Portraits | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacArt Deco Inspired Cake in Emerald Green and Gold | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacElegant Vintage Inspired Wedding Cake Display | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacEmerald and Diamond Engagement Ring | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacGold Sparkle Rimmed Cocktail with a Rock Candy Stirrer | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blacWhite and Gold Striped Centerpieces | Britt Rene Photography | http://blog.nvlinens.com/classic-blac

To make our designs pop against the bold, retro styling of Berkeley’s historic Hotel Shattuck Plaza, this amazing Bay Area team focused on textured details and pops of bright color. Our black and white stripes and damask velvet linens perfectly fit the chic color combination while adding luxe texture to the tabletop. The Petal Company created chic square mono-floral arrangements of roses and hydrangeas, with a hint of color from blushing anemones. Potted ferns made for adorable escort cards and favors all in one, paired with our Polka Dot Domino napkins!

That palette of black and white created a dramatic backdrop for pops of brilliant jewel toned color! To play off the jeweled theme, blush pink cocktails were rimmed in sparkling gold sugar and topped with a rock candy stick. A bold emerald ring and square cut earrings drew the eye as stunning contrast to the bride’s retro inspired wedding dress. Her finger waves and smoky makeup perfectly suited the vintage setting!

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Photo Credits –

Photography: BrittRene Photo
Venue: Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Coordination: LVL Weddings & Events
Floral Design: The Petal Company
Stationery: Aerialist Press
Dress: “Charlotte” by Trish Lee San Francisco 
Cake: Torino Baking
Hair: The Betty Agency
Makeup: Nikol Elaine Makeup Artistry
Model: Lindsay Howard
Groom Attire: Bonobos, H&M
Jewelry: Deja & Co Exquisite Jewels

Every time Mary Phan contacts us to be a part of the Sketchbook Series, we can’t wait to see what concept she will come up with! At the Sacramento event, bold fall florals were the way to go, and we loved seeing them accented with our gorgeous Brighton Cayenne linens! The clean, industrial style of Studio 817 Events was such a perfect fit for the bright and bohemian pattern, with a dramatic paisley print in vivid colors. The linens made an incredible statement against the white brick walls, especially when paired with hanging floral garlands by Bloomers Floral Design!

Attendees learned to bring their vision for client’s weddings to life, drawing detailed vignettes that help couples planning their big day envision colors, textures, and materials. Having our linens included in such an amazing resource for our creative community is always a delight!

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Host: The Sketchbook Series

Located: Studio 817 Events

Event Design: 2Chic Events & Design

Photography: XSight Photo & Video

Floral Design: Bloomers Floral Design

Cake: Pretty Sweet