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Links I Love - Happy Holidays!

It's a fabulous weekend for celebrating. 

Yesterday, we shared one of our favorite wintry cocktails, and it is perfect for the holiday weekend upon us. Whether you're celebrating Hannukah or Christmas, let this be a reminder to come together, to cherish those we have in our lives, and to celebrate accomplishments big and small. It has been an awfully emotional and chaotic year. 2017 has to be better, right?!

Here are nine links we loved while searching all things the holidays. Enjoy! 

1. The most gorgeous (and seemingly delicious) wintry punch

2. Ten wonderful holiday rituals. 

3. How to pack up and go on vacation.

4. Ten tips for creating the perfect entertaining environment. 

5. Best home workouts for living rooms and hotels alike. 

6. The year 2016 in pictures. 

7. A beautiful movie night.

8. An amazing guide to the best reads of 2016

9. Three quick DIYs for the perfect party wardrobe. 

Have an excellent weekend. Happy Holidays! Xx. 

Best Holiday Spritzer

The easiest, festive drink around town. 

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It is no surprise I love champagne (exhibits A, B, and C). But what I love even more? Easy peasy cocktails that include champagne and take less than a minute to make. Because Thursdays are traditionally reserved for quick tips and weekly niceties, I wanted to up your hostess game and share my favorite holiday cocktail. 

This spritzer is light, slightly tart, and absolutely festive. It's easy to stock up on the essentials, cranberries and rosemary, without fearing they will go bad in the next hour. With these ingredients, you can create a gorgeous cocktail for drop-ins and soiree guests alike. 

Holiday Spritzer


+ champagne or prosecco (any kind will do)
+ 5-7 cranberries
+ 1-2 sprigs of rosemary
+ optional: a pinch or 1 teaspoon sweetener*


1. Optional: add 3 cranberries and sweetener of choice to your champagne glass and muddle.
2. Fill your glass with champagne.
3. Top with remaining cranberries and rosemary.
5. Serve, sip, & enjoy!


*I like to use organic, vegan sugar or brown rice syrup if I have it on hand. If this is too sweet, add more of your sweetener of choice.

If you would like this to be non-alcoholic, consider using sparkling water.

+ What's your favorite way to drink champagne?

Tag @yourfriend_em on Twitter or Instagram when you make this champagne cocktail. Share this with people who could use some champagne in their lives. Hashtag #thegreatvibesguide to spread the Great Vibes! Xx.

Cheers to Great Vibes & cocktails with a twist! Xx.