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A quick guide to 6 types of wine

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A quick guide to 6 types of wine

As the holiday season approaches, you'll likely be shopping for wine to bring to gatherings or serve to your guests. Wine can be a good addition to any meal, but it can be confusing to keep track of the different varieties and which foods they should be paired with. Here's a quick guide to consult before you head to the store: Merlot: Known for its drinkability and well-rounded, fruity flavor, Merlot pairs well with almost any dish, but especially with red meats like beef and lamb. Look for notes of blackberry, black cherry and plum. Cabernet Sauvignon: Merlot's sassier cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon...

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6 tips for creating a wedding registry

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6 tips for creating a wedding registry

If you recently became engaged, you may be wondering exactly how to create your wedding registry. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you begin the process: Do register: Registering makes gift giving easy for friends and family members, especially those who might not be confident that they know your tastes well. Registries let loved ones know exactly what you want, removing the guess work. Be tactful: Instead of referencing your registry on your save-the-date card, include a link to your wedding website and link to your registry there.  Include all price points: The gift your mom's coworker sends will...

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Throw a garden-themed baby or bridal shower

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Throw a garden-themed baby or bridal shower

Are you in charge of throwing a friend or family member a wedding or baby shower? If so, consider using a garden-theme for a fun and flower-filled affair. Here are some tips:  Arrange fruit: Set out this beautiful basket and fill it with fresh fruit for your guests to snack on. Invite them in style: Send mailed invitations that are in keeping with your garden theme. You might choose a floral stationery or tuck a silk daisy inside the envelope.  Make floral straws: We love Martha Stewart's idea of using pretty paper to turn your straws into awesome centerpieces. For the "stems,"...

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Thank your wedding guests with thoughtful favors

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Thank your wedding guests with thoughtful favors

If you're getting married, remember that thoughtful wedding favors can really set your special day apart. This detail is too often overlooked, but it is crucial to acknowledge the time and money your guests have invested in celebrating the start of your new life. Show your appreciation with a special gift that will always remind them of your wedding day.  "There's something extra memorable about any occasion (wedding, baby or bridal shower, birthday party) that sends you home with a special treat," says lifestyle magazine Real Simple.  Favors are often arranged as part of the place setting, allowing them to...

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Five gifts for newlyweds

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Five gifts for newlyweds

Summer is on the horizon, and that means wedding season is also fast-approaching. According to online wedding-authority The Knot, June was one of the two most popular months for weddings last year. But if you haven't already begun brainstorming wedding gift ideas, don't panic! Check out these elegant, timeless items that will help the happy couple start their new life together in style: Champagne bucket: Give them a bottle of bubbly in a tasteful, stainless steel champagne bucket. After the wedding festivities, it will make a handsome addition to their dining area or bar cart.  Flower vase: Deliver a bouquet...

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