Holiday Cocktail: Blood-Orange Mimosa



Happy Holidays lovelies!

We’ve almost made it, just a few days left… Christmas morning always feels like a perfect time to begin the unwinding process, and so around here Mimosa’s are a must 🙂

Thought we would share our fave Blood Orange Mimosa recipe with you, it’s bubbly, sweet, citrus perfection!


Blood Orange Mimosa


San Pellegrino Blood Orange

Blood Orange Juice (or regular orange juice)




Grate some orange peel, add it to white sugar and use it to rim your glasses.

Pour the juice, followed by the San Pellegrino, then top with your favourite bubbly.

If you pour gently, you’ll have a lovely layered cocktail that’s as pretty as it is tasty.






Hope you all have a wonderful holiday, we’re SO looking forward to 2017 (isn’t everyone?). Look for some what’s new and what’s coming design and color posts in January…

xo am




Fall Edit: Our Fave Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

In keeping with our let’s-embrace-fall-and-try-not-to-cry-because-summer-is-over theme, I’ve been making our favourite comfort foods, and this one tops the soup list.


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It’s thick and hearty, with a sweet and spicy flavour, perfect for warming up on chilly fall days. we usually serve this with cornbread muffins.. another fave,  you’ll probably find that one pop up here at some point as well! Ready for flavour? Read on, my friends…



10 Rooms Design | Fall Edit | The Spiced Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients

10 Rooms Design | Fall Edit | The Spiced Butternut Squash Soup Chopped

10 Rooms Design |  The Fall Edit | Butternut Squash Soup Puree

10 Rooms Design | The Fall Edit | Butternut Squash Soup Bowl

10 Rooms Design | Fall Edit | The Spiced Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

You may have noticed that my “food processor” was a blender 🙂 I dropped and subsequently broke the canister for my food processor as I made this soup.. I can now say that I’ve made soup in a blender, lol! If you don’t have have a food processor, you can also use your blender, safe in the knowledge that it works – just add a little water to loosen it up a little before blending.

The Fall Edit recipes (there’s also an amazing Caramel Apple Cocktail recipe to try out) and Floral Harvest Thanksgiving Table were featured in our fall newsletter. You can sign up here if you like. We don’t share emails addresses with anyone, and each newsletter contains special offers for our online design services.

Cheers! am xo


Fall Edit: Introducing Our Fave Fall Drink, The Caramel Apple Cocktail

It’s Fall. Last week we packed away the paddle boards at home, and a few tears may have been shed, lol. This week, however, I added a new velvet quilt to our room, made butternut squash soup (a family favourite), came up with (and tested, ahem) a delectable fall cocktail to drown our sorrows in, and dressed the table for our Thanksgiving dinner. Small silvers of happiness as we practice acceptance of our fate! As we settle back into newsletter writing and blogging, I thought perhaps some of you could use those little moments of happiness as well 🙂

First off, the Caramel Apple Cocktail, because we always start with cocktails, yes?


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Once upon a time I was a bartender, as was D., and we’ve never lost our passion for mixology. Any occasion around the house involves us in the kitchen, “testing”, which in turn becomes it’s own occasion!

I saw a few apple cider sangria concoctions floating around pinterest, which brought me to the fall cocktail search. A apple-based cocktail sounded nice, still crisp enough for the warm days we’ve been having, but seasonal. We took classic Strongbow Cider (alcoholic) and added some caramel-infused apple goodness, then amped up the flavour with a cinnamon sugar rim. It’s delicious. De-licious.






Here is the recipe, in case you’d like to try it for yourself, which of course you will! It’s perfect as a greeter cocktail, for when guests arrive, or a dessert cocktail, after a savoury dinner…


10 Rooms Design | Fall Edit | The Caramel Apple Cocktail Recipe


This cocktail was featured in our newsletter this fall – if you’d like to sign up, you can do that here. We don’t share your email with anyone, ever, and each newsletter offers discounts on our online design services – yay!

Cheers! am xo