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CHANDON’S ‘AMERICAN SUMMER’

CHANDON | NOTHING BUNDT CAKES | THE CONTAINER STORE

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handon, the first American sparkling wine venture established by a French champagne house in Napa Valley launched their third limited-edition bottle. “American Summer” comes in one of Chandon’s most popular sparkling wines, Blanc de Noirs, which is the bubbly served at all White House receptions. Fruit-driven and full-flavored, this wine features Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, offering dark cherry, currant and strawberry aromas and flavors, with hints of cassis and blackberry. chandon.com

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ATHOME reviously launched in Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, the

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Container Store is now offering its ATHOME personalized design and organization service to customers in Houston. As families prepare for important transitions and milestones, ATHOME® organizers can develop an organization plan for closets, home offices, craft spaces, garages and other storage areas in the home. The new program will provide customers with expert advice, organization and innovative products to transform any space into an organized oasis. containerstore.com/athome >> FOR THE NOTHING-BUT-CAKE LOVER

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES ne-of-a-kind Nothing Bundt Cakes—a bakery

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specializing in nostalgic yet modern bundt cakes—is spreading its wholesome goodness all across Texas with its newest store opening in Houston. They are reintroducing an old family favorite to cake lovers everywhere—the bundt cake. Their cakes are handmade daily using only the freshest ingredients and are available in numerous sizes from bite-sized Bundtinis, to single serving Bundtlets, to larger 8- and 10-inch cakes and even double-tiered cakes. Nothing Bundt Cakes combines great taste and creative presentations that appeal not only to taste buds but also to all five senses. nothingbundtcakes.com

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S’MORE lthough it might have

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started out as a fireside dessert beloved by campers, the Girl Scout’s recognized its easy-to-makedeliciousness and published the recipe in their 1927 handbook. Since then, variations to the original recipe have expanded to include the likes of peanut butter, cheesecake and ice cream. S’mores have elevated their social status and can now be seen served tableside at fine restaurants. Create your own variation of the traditional s’more on August 10 in celebration of National S’mores Day.

We’ve compiled our favorite versions of the s’more on prime-living.com JULY/AUGUST • 2014

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PRIME Living's 2014 "Food & Wine" Issue  

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