Fourth of July (Dessert) Ideas

Trying to source all the awesome fourth of July ideas from pinterest and realizing most of them were, err um, desserts. Well we’re running with this sweet tooth and bringing you our super sweet fourth of July party dessert ideas. After all, dessert is the most important meal of the day, right?!

Fourth of July | the white dahlia How awesome are these free printable ice cream cup wrappers? found here.

Fourth of July | the white dahlia | popsicle cakes These super cool ice cream cake “pops”. found on Studio DIY here

Fourth of July Dessert | the white dahlia Also, this super awesome flag cake. found here

Fourth of July | the white dahlia And napkins to eat and clean it all up with! found here

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Montage Beach Wedding

Happy June! We are so excited that Summer is right around the corner, how about you?

We started our June off with a gorgeous beachside wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach. This Hotel is top notch when it comes to elegance and treats its guests like royalty AND not to mention, the panoramic ocean views (its killer)!  Even if you don’t have the luxury to stay overnight at the hotel, its worth your while to at least wine and dine at one of the onsite bars and restaurants at least once!

Brides Bouquet | Montage Beach Wedding | the white dahlia

Our client requested a bouquet filled with red peonies and wanted something summery and chic.

Brides Bouquet | Montage Beach Wedding | the white dahlia

We decided to mix the red peonies with complimentary pink peonies too, added white lisianthus, spider mums and filled the bouquet with accenting red spray roses. We then wrapped the stems in a satin black ribbon to match accents on the bride’s dress.

Brides Bouquet | Montage Beach Wedding | the white dahlia

Brides Bouquet | Montage Beach Wedding | the white dahlia

We think this bouquet came out just stunning! What do you think?!

* Visit our website for info on wedding consultations or contact us to schedule your own!

Photos By: The White Dahlia

The Real Deal Cinco De Mayo Margarita!

The REAL DEAL Cinco De Mayo | the white dahlia

We named this margarita The Real Deal because it’s just that!

Every Cinco de Drinko party (see what we did there?) needs a killer margarita and this one is positively a good choice. Seriously, this margarita is not for the lightweight and it will get the party started (haha)!

The REAL DEAL Cinco De Mayo | the white dahlia

No margarita mix needed here…

What you’ll need:

2oz gold tequila (use 1.5oz if you’d prefer to start slow)
1oz triple sec
Juice from 2 limes

The REAL DEAL Cinco De Mayo | the white dahlia

What to do:
In a cocktail shaker combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice and shake for 45 seconds. Rim a margarita glass with salt. Add crushed ice cubes. Pour margarita mixture over ice and enjoy!

The REAL DEAL Cinco De Mayo | the white dahlia

Recipe by: The White Dahlia | Photos by: The White Dahlia

*remember to drink responsibly and always have a designated driver!

Fragrance of The Month: May 2014

It’s already May and that means it’s time for another Fragrance of The Month!

Fragrance of The Month // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

This month we are inspired by this warm, almost summer-like weather. Which is why we chose our Monticello Pomegranate fragrance part of our Fairfax & King collection by Found Goods Market/ DPM Fragrance!

Fragrance of The Month // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

Monticello Pomegranate is filled with the essence of pomegranate, lemongrass, rose and tart grapefruit – all things that scream spring and summer!

3wick Bowl // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

This scent is great because it’s a bold fragrance that will fill the room without being overpowering. Also, our favorite part about the candles by Found Goods Market is that everything is made from recycled glass so it’s super eco-friendly.

Diffuser // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

This fragrance is available in the Glass Reed Diffusser, 3-wick Glass Bowl, Boxed Tumbler and the Soap Bar with Shea butter!

Boxed Tumbler // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

Soap Bar // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

Which style will you try?! Get 10% OFF this fragrance all month long when you enter code: MPFOTM at checkout on our website!

Fragrance of The Month // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

Found Good Market Fragrance of The Month // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

Fragrance of The Month // Monticello Pom | the white dahlia

Photos by: The White Dahlia

Make It: Moscow Mule

Make It: Moscow Mule | the white dahlia

Lately we’ve been loving these Moscow mules! Have you tried them ?! If not, you’ve got to make one; here’s our recipe. They are the perfect springtime vodka-based drink – they remind us of a vodka margarita, if that was a thing.

Anywho, here’s how to make them…
What You’ll Need:
1.5 oz vodka
1 oz lime juice
Ginger beer
Soda or soda water

Make It: Moscow Mule | the white dahliaDirections:

Add ice to a highball glass (or the iconic copper mug, if you have one – we don’t.)
Pour in vodka and lime juice. Top off with ginger beer and soda.

Traditional Moscow Mules don’t use soda water but we like the bubbles it adds!

Enjoy!

Make It: Moscow Mule | the white dahlia

Photos By: The White Dahlia | Recipe By: The White Dahlia

Earth Day Daydreaming…

Its Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day we are offering 20% off any purchase on our website – perfect timing to snatch the doormat you’ve been eyeing for the courtyard or the garden pots for those new spring plants!

Also, in honor of Earth Day, we’ve collected some amazing images from around the web that make us truly appreciate mother earth.

Australia | Happy Earth Day | the white dahliaAustralia found here

Bora Bora | Happy Earth Day | the white dahlia Bora Bora

China | Happy Earth Day | the white dahliaChina found here

Indonesia | Happy Earth Day | the white dahlia Indonesia found hereYosemite | Happy Earth Day | the white dahliaYosemite found here

Use code: EARTHDAY at checkout on our website for 20% off your entire order!
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Happy Easter!

Just hopping in to wish everyone a Happy Easter! (pun intended)

Easter via Oh Happy Day | the white dahlia

We love spending Easter with friends and family, just relaxing. We’re also looking forward to a big home cooked meal!

Do you have any special traditions for Easter??

 

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Easter Note Printables!

Free Printable: Easter Egg Notes | the white dahlia

Just as Santa Clause wraps presents the night before, we suspect the Easter Bunny fills eggs with candy the night before the big hunt too!

We’ll, the Easter Bunny is in luck because we’ve got the perfect last minute Easter Egg filler to accompany your candy!

Free Printable: Easter Egg Notes | the white dahlia
Free Printable: Easter Egg Notes | the white dahlia
Free Printable: Easter Egg Notes | the white dahlia

All you have to do is cut out the little messages and stuff them inside your plastic Easter eggs!

We filled our eggs with sour watermelons and sour grapefruits, have you tried these?! They’re seriously addicting! (If you’ve never had them run, don’t walk, to the candy store and grab a bag of each!) Yum!

Free Printable: Easter Egg Notes | the white dahlia
Free Printable: Easter Egg Notes | the white dahlia

Free Printable: Easter Egg Notes | the white dahlia

Download the Easter Egg Notes here.

What do you guys think? Will you be using these in your Easter eggs?

Photos By: The White Dahlia | Design by: The White Dahlia

Easter Flower Guide

It’s that time! Time to share our go-to holiday florals. This time, Easter.

Easter Flower Guide | the white dahlia

1. Tulips: We love colorful tulips for Easter; think yellow, pink, and purple.
2. Lilac: Lilac isn’t in season long, so when it is we like to use it as much as possible! It has a beautiful purple hue and a sweet fragrance that is amazing.
3. Daffodils: You really can’t fully enjoy spring without garnishing the house with this iconic spring flower.
4. Sweet Peas: Like lilac, sweet peas have a short season so we love using them when we can. They too have an intoxicating smell and beautiful vibrant color. We also love their wildflower look.

For pricing or to order Easter bunches and arrangements be sure to visit our website or email us for a quote!

Wear These: Bunny Ears!

DIY Printable Bunny Ears | the white dahliaWe are mad about Easter around here – thats why we’ve brought to you these super simple and easy bunny ears!

These make the perfect craft for kids of any age with supplies you already have at home!

DIY Printable Bunny Ears | the white dahlia

What you’ll need:

Plain headband
Scissors or x-acto
Cardstock or heavy duty paper
Bunny Ear Printable

What to Do:

Its SO simple. Basically, cut around the bunny ears on the template. Fold on the dotted line around the headband and tape the back. Done!

Click Here to Download: (Bunny Ears Download)

Bunny Ears Download

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