Cranberry Margarita


Happy One Week Before Thanksgiving… pressure!! Stacie from Southern Sophisticate our reigning Queen of Cocktails is back this month with a truly Thanksgiving inspired cocktail.  I, myself, am not a big fan of cranberry sauce, but I think I could probably get on board to drink this tasty Cranberry Margarita!  Take it away, Stac!  Hey […]


Dream Team Martini


Hi everyone! This is Stacie from Southern Sophisticate. I’ve been friends with Amanda for such a long time. We’ve both been through major life changes over the years, and it’s been a treasured process to grow together.  One thing that hasn’t changed is meeting for cocktails at my place, although that location has changed multiple […]


Food, Friends & Fireworks 4th of July Party

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For my most recent article for Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, I featured a patriotic party perfect for the 4th of July.  A few local stores helped me pull together the tablescape and a cozy firework watching spot and I created a fun drink, pre-meal snack and even a “mock”tail for the kiddos.  There were also a […]


Watermelon Mint Tea ‘Tini

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Summer is upon us and that means warm weather and iced tea on the porch!  The Republic Tea has outstanding iced tea blends that are perfect for a hot Summer day and can even be used to create a refreshing cocktail for those muggy nights.   This cocktail made with their Watermelon Mint Iced Tea […]


Strawberry Bellini

strawberry bellini

It is that glorious time of year where the strawberries are in overabundance and the stores practically give them away.  They are ripe and delicious and can be used for so many dishes.  Before Steeplechase this last weekend, we had our crew over to our house for brunch and we got the day started with […]


French-Inspired Crafty Mother’s Day Luncheon


I originally featured this party in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine in May 2011 and is making a reappearance on the blog to help get your creative energy flowing for your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch!!! “When it comes to party planning, I say it’s better to make it than to buy it.  Digging into your own creativity allows […]


Derby Day Mint Julep

mint julep

It’s Derby Day!!! From the looks of things here in Nashville, I’m pretty content to not be at the races, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate with a Kentucky Derby classic the Mint Julep!!!! My aunt and uncle come rain, shine, weddings, or floods have a derby party every year and if the […]


Happy 1-year Blogiversary to High Heels to Hot Wheels!!!

Strawberry Basil Mimosa

I absolutely can’t believe that we are here at the 1-year mark of High Heels to Hot Wheels!!  Not only does it seem impossible that an entire year has gone by, I am also completely blown away with the growth of the blog from all the love and support from my family, friends, and readers. […]


Easy Fruity Sangria

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I recently shared this Easy Fruity Sangria that my sister-in-law brought to our Easter dinner this year for my monthly contribution on What’s Cooking with Ruthie.  Angie is usually always told to “just bring a bottle of wine” to contribute to family meals because her lovely sister-in-laws (who will remain nameless) tend to take over […]


Easter Crafts & Cocktails

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  So I had this great idea a couple years back to have an “Easter Crafts and Cocktails” party, but as life would have it, the invitations were made, but never sent due to – you know – life getting in the way and it not working out; however, I haven’t let go of the […]