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Eat {And Drink} Like The Irish: Here’s Your St. Patrick’s Day Shopping Guide

posted on March 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

This Saturday, round up the friends and fun-loving family members and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with essential Irish fare and adult beverages like sausage and mashed potatoes (aka: bangers & mash), corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and of course, some awesome ales and stouts. You can find all of these St. Patty’s staples and more in our stores right now. So go on ahead and indulge a little this weekend...and don’t forget to wear green either! Here's Your St. Patty's Day Shopping Guide: Irish {Adult} Beverages Whether you fancy whiskey, beer, or spiked coffee, we have the perfect Irish libation for your palate! Our favorite Irish beers are pretty obvious but they're also delicious. Guinness Stout is a go-to on this holiday but don't forget about Harp if you're looking for an easy to drink lager. But if you've got a hankering for the "hard stuff" then look no further than Jameson Whiskey. Great served neat, it's even better mixed in your coffee with some spiked… Read More

Your Awards Show Party Guide

posted on February 26th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

For many of us, this upcoming Sunday means watching the biggest and most esteemed awards show of the season with our friends and loved ones. And whether you’re throwing a huge party or hosting an intimate gathering, we have your guide for all things sparkling, sweet, savory and of course, delicious. We also have some fun little party extras too - like party hats, poppers, and more. Here is Your Awards Show Party Guide: Something Sparkling Because you'll certainly need some bubbly to cheers your friends with when your favorite actress or director wins! And in true old Hollywood style, we're suggesting a classic like Tattinger Champagne Brut. Something Savory Your friends and family will certainly be anticipating some awesome awards...but also, some awesome food at your party. So make it easy on yourself and order from our exclusive awards show catering menu - click here to download this tasty menu that's loaded with crowd pleasers like bacon-wrapped shrimp, chips and… Read More

Pose with Your Rose {An Instagram Contest}

posted on February 7th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

We have our 120 cm. roses landing in stores on Tuesday, February 13th! These enormous roses are a fun way to show that special someone just how much you care. And since these roses are so uniquely tall, we're putting on a "Pose With Your Rose" Instagram contest, which will last 2 days. There will be 5 winners receiving a free 1 dozen rose bouquet delivery to any U.S. address. Here are the contest rules: Pose with Your Rose {A Valentine’s Day Instagram Contest} Contest Guidelines: 1. Come in and purchase one of our exclusive 5 ft. Ecuadorian Roses on 2/13 + 2/14 2. Take a fun and festive photo with your giant rose and post it to Instagram. Tag @BristolFarms and use hashtags #PosewithyourRose and #BristolFarmsgiantrose for your chance to win. a very special delivery of 1 dozen roses, shipped to any U.S. Address. 3. 5 winners will be chosen based on creativity of photo. *Please ensure all posts are "PG" please. Contest is 2 days only. You will be notified via Instagram… Read More

Double Dozen Ecuadorian Roses For Your Valentine

posted on February 7th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

ORDER NOW with 2-hour delivery On Amazon's Prime Now (Available for Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, La Jolla, and Newport Beach). Enter your zip code here. Then search for "Double Dozen Roses." ***** Our beautiful buds have officially made it into stores! And dare we say ours are far larger, longer in stem, and more vibrant in color than what you'll find elsewhere? These gorgeous roses come from an amazing farm in Ecuador where the high elevations provide the flowers with ideal weather conditions. Because of this, these roses truly are more dramatically beautiful than what we've seen around town. These Ecuadorian farmers have been in the rose growing business for over twenty-five years and have extreme passion for the flowers we so often associate with romance and of course, Valentine's Day. Producing over 20 million rose stems a year, these farmers have a strong focus on organic and sustainable practices. They are also proud members of the rain forest alliance, so needless to… Read More

Give Love + Roses: A Valentine’s Day Gifting Guide

posted on February 6th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

February 14th is but just a week away. If you haven't started looking for a special something for that special someone, look no further. We have everything you need to show her or him...just how much you care. Starting with...a Double Dozen Roses for less than $40 Yes, you read correctly. We are selling bouquets of 2 dozen roses for $39.99! We have our exclusive Ecuadorian long stem roses in stores and are they more beautiful than ever. With a variety of colors to choose from, these picture-perfect buds are a fool-proof way to show your love. Thanks to the very special weather conditions and high elevations in Ecuador, these roses are simply so much bigger than the rest. They will also last much longer than other varieties too. Bakery Sweets For Your Sweetheart Whether it's our decadent Valentine's Day cupcakes or some of our extra special chocolate covered strawberries from our bakery, we have the perfect treat for their sweet tooth. Fun + Practical Gift… Read More

A Valentine’s Date Night In…

posted on February 3rd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Avoid the crowds at the restaurants this year. Save an evening out on the town for another day. Valentine's Day should be relaxing and intimate anyways. How about surprising your very special someone with a perfect date night in? Or vowing to cook an elegant meal together this year? Either way, spending time at home away from the hustle and bustle just seems so much more pleasant than sitting in a busy and loud restaurant, right? Here is our guide for the perfect Valentine's Date Night In... Bubbles (Lots of bubbles) What better way to set the mood than with a pop of a champagne bottle? Enjoy some of our favorites this year like Poema Cava Brut (2 for $15 right now, by the way) or Le Grand Courtage Brut for just $14.99. A Surf + Turf Dinner For all you meat eaters out there, can you think of a better dinner for a romantic night in? We suggest pairing one of our perfectly sized 4 oz. lobster tails (currently on sale for $8.99) with either a juicy, flavorful, and lean… Read More

Valentine’s Day Decor is Here!

posted on February 1st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

The Valentine's Day decor has made it to stores and it is cuter than ever. With sparkly heart garland, bright red lip plates, cupcake kits and cake toppers, Valentine's card sets, and plates and napkins galore, our favorite cute and kooky decor vendors like Meri Meri, Design Design, and Fringe have outdone themselves in the cuteness category, yet again. So whether you're a school teacher wishing to spruce up your classroom for the holidays or you're throwing a fun "Galentine's Day" themed party, we have everything you need to make everyone go "aww!" Because it's a delightfully cheesy holiday so why not have fun with it? Read More

Your New Year’s Eve Party Guide

posted on December 27th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Whoa, that happened fast! 2018 is just upon us, can you believe it? Time to pack away all of the holiday decor, eat through the rest of the delicious leftovers, and of course, formulate a game plan for New Year's Eve. Whether you're throwing your own party or you've been invited to a friend's or family member's shindig, you'll most likely be picking up some champagne, snacks, and/or party decor. Here is your guide to all things New Year's Eve! Bubbles, lots and lots of Bubbles Oh, do we have you covered with endless varieties of sparkling wine and champagne. From Brut to Roses to everything in between, you can pick your absolute favorite variety. And since we want you to really just choose the very best and not worry about price, many of our most-loved varietals are on sale this week too! Oysters For Those Bubbles What hors d'oeuvre goes better with champagne than fresh shucked, raw oysters with a side of lemon and mignonette? We can't think of a better pairing. Pick from… Read More

Your Last‑Minute Gift Guide

posted on December 20th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Holiday stress is a very real thing. Never mind wrapping presents right now - many of us are wrapping up all the loose ends at work and are making sure the kids have things to do on break so we can find the time to go on the many errands that Christmas demands. From multiple grocery trips to ensure everything has been bought for the party and/or Christmas brunch or dinner to more mall trips than we'd like to admit, the hustle and bustle is being felt by all. And every year, without fail, there's always at least 1-2 people we need to find a last-minute gift for. Not to worry; we have something for everyone at our stores between our quite extensive housewares department and of course, our lovely wine and spirits section too. Here's your guide to last-minute gift shopping at Bristol Farms. For The Christmas Obsessed: We all have that friend or family member who lives for decorating their home this time of year. What better gift than an adorable and unique Old World Christmas… Read More

Your Guide To Holiday Gift And Decor At Bristol Farms

posted on November 29th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Wow, where has the year gone? We finally have some crisp cold air to remind us of the time of year and of course, holiday tunes playing in just about every store we shop too. It's that time of year again! With Thanksgiving already behind us, it’s officially time to start shopping for gifts as well as fresh and festive decor like wreaths, garland, poinsettias, and more! Let us help you get in the season spirit with greenery for your home, ornaments for your tree, gift wrap for those many presents, and of course, boxed chocolates galore. We truly have it all. Natural Decor: We are proud to carry the most vibrant and fragrant natural greens for your home from our amazing vendor, Continental Floral Greens. These guys are passionate and committed to bringing their gorgeous greens to us from their Watsonville, California farms. Select harvesting goes on at their awe-inspiring fields of lush landscape. While they now have a few farms around the country, this company had some humble… Read More

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