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Hostess with the Mostess Provides a Sweet Escape
By Valis Vicenty January 10,2013
I know I’m not the only one who goes completely fangirl when it comes to the Hostess with the Mostess, Jennifer Sbranti; we could spend hours fawning over all of her creative entertaining ideas. Luckily for a group of Glam bloggers, including Tineey, Glamamom, the Knotty Bride, Pretty Connected and much more got the lowdown on snagging those special touches from the hostess herself with Café Escapes Tuesday night.
As soon as we walked in, we were all instantly mesmerized by the beautiful book club-themed décor throughout the space that we did our best to capture via iPhone. We began the evening by sampling the brand’s variety of flavors, including Café Caramel, Café Vanilla, Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa, Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa, Chai Latte, and Café Mocha paired sweet and savory delights that we couldn’t help but Instagram every step of the way. After indulging during the holidays, we were happy to find out each serving was only 60 calories!
Sbranti then gave us a demo on creating some of the pieces she crafted for the evening. The beautiful white flowers that each sat in a Café Escape Keurig cup was made simply by taking a coffee filter, folding it into a thin triangle to create the bloom, wrapping in around some flower wire, and gluing a jewel or sequin in the center to serve as the stamen. The book page blooms were made with the help of a circle die cutter and some flower wire. You can find all of the tutorials on her site. We continued the fun by getting silly in the photo booth and sharing our favorite books to benefit Urban Librarians Unite. Which reminds me, I might need to renew my library card!
Café Escapes are available at GreenMountainCoffee.com for $17.49 for a 24 K-Cup Pack.
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