I was so fortunate and excited to be a part of a special invite-only Holiday Sparkle Party here in town this past weekend (at the very fabulous Vault Lounge), for a tasting of Missouri sparkling wines paired with specialty cupcakes prepared by the pastry chef at Bleu.
You might think it an easy task to eat, drink and rate desserts and sparkling beverages. But it’s not. I had to eat tons of cupcakes and drink lots of wine. It was grueling WORK, but someone had to do it. Who am I kidding!? It was amazing fun and a great event to meet other local bloggers and Twitter’ers. Is that the plural?
Now about those cupcakes…
The cupcakes in the last picture are actually a dark chocolate with chocolate ganache and BACON bark. Not normally a fan of bacon, I had a bite and although it tasted fine, the thought of bacon in a dessert was a little too much for me, I would have preferred a salted toffee or caramel instead. When is the weird bacon craze going to be over?
No event would be complete without swag and boy did we ever get swag. A bag filled with tons of goodies including Patric Chocolate and Les Bourgeois Brut, samples from Makes Scents and many other treats and guess what!? I got an extra one for ONE LUCKY READER!
That’s right! Finally, our first giveaway! If you couldn’t make it to the event, you still have a shot to win your very own swag bag. It is stuffed to the gills full of not only the goodies I listed above but many more and the giveaway starts….right…NOW!
Here are the Details:
TO ENTER: Leave a comment with the word SPARKLE in it and tell me…How do you make your holidays SPARKLE?
GIVEAWAY ENDS: Tuesday, December 21st at 9:00PM CST
PRIZE SHIPS: In USA only.
TO WIN I NEED: A valid email address to reach you!
LEGAL STUFF: One entry per email address is allowed. Winners will be selected using a random number generator and announced Wednesday, December 22 before 12:00 PM CST.