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Spring Sweets + Treats: A Gifting Guide

posted on March 20th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Whether it’s Easter gifts for the little ones or a thoughtful little something for your favorite hostess with the mostest, we have you covered with beautiful bouquets of spring flowers like lilacs, lilies, and tulips; adorable and soft plush stuffed animals; and decadent seasonal sweets like cupcakes and chocolates. So this spring, let us help you with Easter basket building, floral arrangements and more. The Prettiest Flowers Around We're pretty lucky to have relationships with farmers who are incredibly passionate about what they do. Trust us when we tell you, it shows in the fresh and gorgeous flowers we sell in our stores. And right now, we're boasting some of the most picture-perfect tulips, lilies, and lilacs that make excellent gestures for your Easter or passover hostess. Seasonal Candy + Chocolate Boxes Colorful foil-wrapped eggs, bunnies as well as an array of delightful Sugarfina boxed sets are currently lining our shelves for the Spring season. Perfect… Read More

Build an Easter Basket with Bristol Farms!

posted on March 19th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Can you believe Easter is only 2 weeks away? From an amazing brunch complete with quiche, danishes, and more - to a traditional dinner with a spiral sliced ham, potato salad, and an appetizer of deviled eggs, we can certainly appreciate the good eating that comes with this religious holiday. We can also appreciate the adorable Easter basket tradition that so many kids look forward to every year. Good news for you; when you come in to buy that Easter spiral sliced ham from Bristol Farms this week - you can also scoop everything you need for your kids’ Easter baskets too! From plush stuffed animals and adorable hair clips in our housewares department to all the Easter candy your kid could dream for throughout the store, let us be your one stop all things Easter shop. Build an Easter Basket at Bristol Farms: Basket Green Grass Filler Yes, we have that fun and decorative green grass from Design Design to stuff your kids’ Easter baskets with! Plush Stuffed Animals For… Read More

For St. Patty’s Sipping: Irish Coffee with Spiked Whipped Cream {Recipe}

posted on March 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Hooray - St. Patrick's Day is on a Saturday this year! And while many of us will be celebrating the festive holiday with the kids by way of wearing green and obliging to some shamrock arts and crafts, some of us just may find the time to sneak in an Irish Coffee (or two). And then of course, there's those of us with no little ones to attend to who can celebrate in real Irish style. Whatever the case, one thing's for certain; this Irish Coffee with Spiked Whipped Cream is absolutely delicious...and maybe a little dangerous too.   Irish Coffee With Spiked Whipped Cream Ingredients: 8 ounces hot and freshly brewed coffee 1 ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream 1 teaspoon pure cane sugar For the spiked whipped cream: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons Bailey's Irish Cream 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, sugar, Irish cream, and vanilla… Read More

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… 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… 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). Click here and enter your zip. 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… 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

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