Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book of the Month: SEPTEMBER

Last month we ventured into the deceiving world of TifAni FaNelli with "Luckiest Girl Alive", which we will be chatting about on our August Google Hangout linked below!

This month,with an overwhelming nomination response, we travel back in time to World War II Paris with our September book, All the Light We Cannot See 

As Always, you can find the book at your local bookstore, Amazon.com or Audible.com if you want to listen to it instead.

Add our Google Hangout date to your calendar by clicking the button below!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tipsy Tuesday: Famous bars in Literature

Real places have inspired some of the the greatest literary works in history. From entire cities to restaurants and bars, setting some of our favorite fictional books in very non-fictional places.

Continuing our love for all things Books&Bubbly, we take a look at famous bars and restaurants in literature and first up in our series is a location that most of us have heard of through our childhood fictional bestie, Eloise.


Where is it: Located in the heart of New York City, Midtown Manhattan

Why?: Most of us were first introduced to the Plaza Hotel as the home of our beloved Elementary school fictional character, Eloise. Through her extravagant lifestyle, we fell in love with the thought of living in a luxury hotel and going on adventures like her. 

However, the Palm Court is regarded as a symbol of the Roaring Twenties and hosted literary royalty, the Fantastic Fitzgeralds- F. Scott and Zelda. Fitzgerald frequented the Plaza Hotel so much that he even set a famous scene from The Great Gatsby there. 

What to drink there: Indulge in a glass of Champagne and take in the luxury and history that is encapsulated in the breathtaking hotel.

What else?: If you visit, be sure to take a photo in front of the hotel's massive fountain. Legend has it that F. Scott Fitzgerald once plunged in the fountain, fully clothed and fully inebriated as well! (I bet his Instagram photos would've been entertaining!)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunday Summaries

Another summer weekend has come and gone, leaving us an inch closer to Autumn temperatures. Am I the only one that prefers Spring/Autumn to Summer? 

Whilst we dream of pumpkin spice and everything nice, check out whats new around the web:

Infinite lessons from Harry Potter

A BRAND NEW Dr. Seuss book!  Maybe this should be our next book club choice

Straight out of a feel-good movie, a California teen collected a record amount of books during a drive

Have you bought our August book yet!? I'm so excited to read it and decided to buy a hard copy instead of relying on my kindle to read it.

Have a great week ahead!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tipsy Tuesdays: What the Author drank

Writers have long been attributed to having a good cocktail to help them write. From the classics to our contemporary authors, each have a signature libation of choice to lubricate their literary process.

In our first installment of What the Author drank, we spotlight the creator of the eternal happy hour, Ernest Hemingway. 

Hemingway penned some of the greatest novels in literary history including The Old Man and The sea, The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable feast. 

His love for drinking, however, led him to write his memoir To Have and Have another in which he revealed that he never drank while writing and due to his diabetic condition, ordered his mojitos and absinthe without sugar.

Drink like Hemingway

Ernest enjoyed many libations in his time but, a dry martini rang supreme on his list. 

What you need
  • Chilled martini glass ( the colder, the better)
  • 3/4 oz Tanqueray gin
  • 1/8 oz Noilly Prat Vermouth
  • frozen Spanish onions or garlic onion for garnish

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."- Ernest Hemingway

My first question at any bar is "Do you have St Germain Liquor?" and a St. Germain Cocktail always does the trick for me. 

What is your favorite go-to drink? 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Summaries

I have had a long-standing love affair with Sundays. There's something about the stillness of the week's end that helps me clear my mind and gather my ammo for the upcoming week. Sundays are also my favorite day to catch up on my blogs. In case you need some light reading. . . 

This couple's proposal is super sweet.

Waterproof books for the beach, pool or just clumsy readers like myself.

How to Kill a Mockingbird sequel could have us re-thinking our views on Atticus Finch.

Hold on to your L.A Gears! Your beloved Goosebump series is coming back to screens near you! What was your scariest R. L Stein read?

I love the cinematography of Wes Anderson so, its no surprise that I love this supercut of his ode to books in all the movies he's made: 

Have a great week ahead!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tipsy Tuesdays: Gadgets

Tuesdays; the first real day of the work week and potentially the first that makes you realize the weekend is still so far away

Putting the Bubbly in Books&Bubbly, each Tuesday will focus on the tipsy side of things whether it be a cocktail recipe, tool or fun fact to make you more savvy around the libations.

We start off our series with a non-alcoholic treat yet a necessary pairing when it comes to reading: tea. 

Nothing goes together better than a good book and warm mug of tea. 
Novel Teas feature quotes from your favorite novels and the authors who wrote them. 

What's your favorite tea to enjoy with a good read?