All posts tagged: roses

Masquerade, Masquerade!

  Who doesn’t love a Masquerade Ball?  A night filled with mystery, intrigue and enchantment.  On October 11th, The Cayman Islands Humane Society held their first “Tops & Tails Masquerade Ball.”  It was an honor to be a part of the CIHS Fundraising Committee, together we created a spectacular event to benefit the cats and dogs at the shelter.   I met some of the most amazing people, and everyone was so lovely to work with.  A great team effort! As part of the CIHS Fundraising Committee, my best friend Michelle, and I volunteered to help with decorations.  We make an amazing creative team and had a blast working all hours of the night making these decorations. Our Masquerade Inspirations & Decorations The Teasers As a means of promoting the event, I came up with a series of promotional teasers to add to the element of intrigue about the event. Teasers Gallery   Setting The Stage Michelle came up with the fantastic idea to put together a montage of masquerade scenes and make our very own …

Repurposed Roses Part 2: How to make homemade potpourri

    Part 1 of repurposing roses was my 50th post! So blessed to have 50 posts on the blog, and I hope all of you that support Eco Chic Cayman are enjoying the posts. xo. So round 2 of repurposing roses. In addition to making rosewater you can also choose to make homemade potpourri.  Potpourri can easily be incorporated into your home decor. Steps to making homemade potpourri  1. Allow roses to dry over a period of days. 2. Remove rose petals 3. Place in a fun bowl or vase to change things up 4. Optional- Add Essential Rose Oil to fragrance the dried petals.   Alternatively, you can always keep the dried roses in a vase or recycle a wine bottle as a feature piece in your kitchen, living room or guest room.

Repurposed Roses Part1: How to make homemade rosewater

As promised here is my post on how to make homemade rosewater.  Rosewater acts as a natural facial cleanser and toner.  Some say that rosewater helps keep you looking younger… who knows.  One  benefit of using rosewater as a part of your daily beauty regime is that it can help reduce redness from irritated skin.     Steps to making homemade rosewater  1. Remove rose petals 2. Boil rose petals until the color is drained from the petals 3. Strain the water to keep petals out 4. Pour into a recycled/repurposed glass bottle 5. Store in fridge to keep cool (lasts probably about 3 days or so)        Have a lovely weekend! with love xo  

Eco Chic: 4th of July Brunch with Sangria

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Fireworks, yummy food and time well spent with friends and family.  Over the weekend, I tested out some ideas for the quickly approaching 4th of July Holiday,- this Wednesday!  (not a public holiday here in Cayman).  So here are the goodies I came up with…. 1. Eco Chic Table Decor Every now and then it is nice to incorporate fresh flowers into your brunches, lunches, and dinner parties.  In the picture above are some fresh coral pink and white roses perfect trending summer colors!  The great thing about choosing roses is that later the roses can be repurposed to make potpourri and/or rosewater. 2. Sunday Brunch Sangria This was my first time making Sangria and thankfully it turned out pretty good. Ingredients: 1 Bottle of Red Wine ( I used an unfinished, half a bottle of Red Wine) 2-3 slices of orange 2-3 slices of lemon 6-8 slicked strawberries 1 small diced apple Chill overnight, and enjoy the next day! 3. American Flag Inspired Fruit Platter On …