This calls for a Champagne Celebration!

There's nothing like opening a chilled bottle of Champagne. It's the sound of celebration! Now, most of us are quite familiar with the standard 75cl bottles that serve 6-8 people and those extra special Magnums, as well! However, did you know that some Champagnes range from 20cl to 15 liter bottles?! And to make it even more fascinating, each of these gorgeous bottles are named after biblical figures! (I'll save that odd fact for another day and another post.) ;) 

The Nebuchadnezzar, the largest of all Champagne bottles, holds an average of 20 standard bottles and stands at 31 inches high! A joint effort will certainly be required when it comes to serving that baby at your big event! 

The following is a super cool list of everything in-between when it comes to the discussion of oversized Champagne bottles; their intriguing names, sizes and equivalents:

Bottle                       Size              Equivalent
Magnum                 150cl             2 Standard Bottles      Serves 12
Jeroboam              300cl            4 Standard Bottles      Serves 24
Methuselah            600cl            8 Standard Bottles      Serves 48
Salmanazar            900cl           12 Standard Bottles      Serves 72
Balthazar               1200cl          16 Standard Bottles      Serves 96
Nebuchadnezzar   1500cl         20 Standard Bottles      Serves 120

So the next time you're planning your big event, don't settle for anything less than the best. Cheers to Champagne and reach for the Nebuchadnezzar! :) 

Love Life & Love Big, #happygirl

It's Summertime!

What makes you happy in the summer?

At the moment, the only sound I hear on this warm summer evening, are the songs of cicadas. Living in Alabama, I know no other way to go to sleep this time of the year than listening to the off-beat yet synchronized chirps of these amazing creatures!

It wasn't until, I moved to Europe for several years, that I realized how unique this summer sound was. I'd forgotten about it until I visited the South of France in July, 2005. The hot afternoon in Sisteron was turning into a warm evening when I began hearing the strangely recognizable sound. I couldn't believe my ears! How could I possibly have forgetten that phenomenal music performed by insects?! And how was it possible that just one small town in France had the same interesting bugs found all over the Southern States? It was truly fascinating. I realized at that moment, just how special this sounds had become to me over the years and how much they made me happy! Since then, I never take those, albeit weird, but amazing creatures' songs for granted!  

Love Life & Love Big, #happygirl

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