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Wondering how to transform a cheap bottle of wine into something more palatable? This quick trick is #GoodToKnow.

12:01 am Feb. 6, 2015

Hey Socialites!

I love me some wine. Also, I love clothes, making rent AND supporting charities I believe in so my wine budget is… limited. No worries though, I learned of this quick trick and I am now a FAN.

On a personal note: this is totes a legit excuse reason to upgrade my blender to a Vitamix yes? That makes sense right?

Try it out and let me know what you think.

#WTFwed: game on at Four Seasons, Cautiontape’s record release party (whoop!) and Le Garage Sale.

12:01 am Jan. 21, 2015

Hey Socialites,

It’s another great week to live in Austin!  Thursday night particularly. 1st up, and just a teeeeny bit reminiscent of The Hunger Games… The Four Seasons’ Trio is offering up Fun (and Game) – ha! play on words – five course meal as the latest installment in their Out On The Lawn Dinner Series. Five courses with wine pairings for just $95. Hurry up and

This SWEET trick to frost your cupcakes (beautifully!) is #GoodToKnow

12:01 am Jan. 16, 2015

Hey Socialites!

If you know me you already know my cupcake philosophy: The cupcake exists to support and complement the frosting (because eating frosting by the spoonful doesn’t have the right mouthfeel). That said, I’m always so sad when otherwise overachieving and well-meaning friends serve cupcakes that have just the tiniest dusting of frosting.

Put ye butter knives away people!

Heather McClure, Owner and Head Baker of