Your invited to join us for our

Hospitalidays Party!

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Join us for some holiday fun, darlings! We hope you can join us to ring in some cheer! Drop in for a few minutes or the whole event!

Here’s a rundown of what we’ll be doing when (all times are EST):

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Networking and cheer
4:20 PM Interactive cocktails with Whitney Bradley
4:40 PM Interactive cookie baking with Andrea Brenes
5:00 PM More cocktails!
5:20 PM More baking!
5:45 PM Silent auction ends
6:00 PM Event ends, auction winners announced!

During our networking time, we hope that you’ll share your holiday traditions and other fun things for Kelly McAlister (Maui Jim)!

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Hospitalidays Party

Silent Auction to benefit Auberge Assistance Fund

On Monday, September 28, the beloved Calistoga Ranch was destroyed in the Napa Valley wildfires. As a result of the outpouring of support that has been expressed for the resort, Auberge established the Auberge Assistance Fund, a relied initiative that will help to assist valued team members in need.

Take a sneak peek at the fantastic packages we have so far!

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Here’s what we’ll be baking!

  • Snowglobe Sugar Cookies

    Snowglobe Sugar Cookies

    Yields 2 dozen cookies

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb 4 oz cake flour (can also use all purpose)
    • 10 oz sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 egg
    • 2 sticks butter
    • 2½ tsp vanilla
    • 1-2 oz milk
    • Snowflake sugar confetti

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
    3. Add egg & vanilla, mix until combine.
    4. Scrape sides of your mixing bowl to ensure everything is mixed together
    5. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt until combined. If needed, add milk
    6. Roll dough to ¼ inch think. Cut out cookies and place on baking sheet lined with parchment
    7. Cut a small shape of dough out of each cookie and fill with crushed candies
    8. Chill cut cookies in refrigerator for 10 min.
    9. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Semi-Homemade Apple Pie Cookies

    Semi-Homemade Apple Pie Cookies

    Yields 12 cookies

    Ingredients

    • Pillsbury Rolled Pie Crust
    • McCormick Apple Pie Filling
    • Salted Caramel
    • 1 Egg + 1 tbls water whisked
    • 2 Tbls cinnamon sugar

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350
    2. Line baking sheet with parchment
    3. Roughly chop apple pie filling in a chopper until apple pieces are about the size of a nickel
    4. Unroll pie crust and lightly roll out of remove any creases.
    5. Cut 2” circles out of one of the pie crusts. Cut the other pie crust into ½ strips.
    6. Add a small amount of salted caramel to the center of each pie cookie. Top with 2tsp of apple pie filling
    7. Using the pie crust strips, create a lattce top on each pie cookie.
    8. Using a fork, seal each pie cookie.
    9. Brush the top of each cookie with egg wash & sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
    10. Bake for 20 min
  • Holiday Cake Pops

    Holiday Cake Pops

    Yields 15-20 cake pops

    Ingredients

    • 6” Baked Cake (Flavor of choice)
    • 2-3 Tbls Frosting
    • 8 oz White Candy Melts (No chocolate chips)
    • Holiday Sprinkles
    • Cake pop sticks

    Directions

    1. Place cake into a bowl or food processor. Crumble until fine crumbs.
    2. Add frosting to cake crumble and mix until a “dough” is formed.
    3. Form 1tbls of dough mix into balls. Place onto a baking sheet. Chill for 5 minutes.
    4. While cake pops are chilling, melt candy melts in microwave until smooth. (Tip: melt at 30 second intervals. If chocolate is too thick, add a little bit of vegetable oil to thin)
    5. Remove cake pops from refrigerator, dip one end of cake pop stick into melted chocolate and insert into the tops of each cake pop.
    6. Dip each cake pop in the melted chocolate. Repeat until all cake pops are covered in chocolate.
    7. Decorate pops with decorating icing & holiday sprinkles.
Virtual Christmas shower for Kelly and Jessica

Kelly’s ‘Christmas in July’ Wedding

Kelly McAlister of Maui Jim just got engaged! She and Jess are planning a ‘Christmas in July’ themed wedding, and we want to help!

Share your favorite Christmas tradition, story, ornament, decoration, or recipe... and we’ll compile everything and present them to the brides to be for their wedding!

Each week for three weeks - December 9, 16, and 23 - we’ll carve out a ‘Snow and Tell’ portion at the end of the call so you can share your items with Kelly. Afterward, we ask that you mail your ornament or decor item to Carol, or that you email your story, recipe, or tradition to Whitney. We will compile these things into a keepsake box and book for Kelly & Jess.

Maui Jim

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Pittsboro, NC | Greenville, SC
Carol Owen: (919) 259-9051
Whitney Bradley: (864) 420-5986

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