Saturday Sips at Six with Dianne Buckley

It’s Saturday Sips at Six and it’s time to get ready for a second round of holiday celebrations before we’re too far gone! This week’s Sip is an attempt to lighten up with a simple sophisticated red blend Spilled Sangria and a deconstructed pumpkin pie.  This Spilled Sangria can be eaten with a fork!  You read it right – blending a small pour of Greenhill Winery’s Philosophy with Grand Mariner infused cranberry compote creates an incomparable topping for a fat-free, crustless pumpkin pie that will not leave you feeling deprived. You will actually revel in this decadent treat and not feel one bit guilty!  It’s a perfect way to make sure you aren’t being to naughty before more seasonal sampling!

Spilled Sangria Recipe

12 oz. of Cranberry Compote
2oz. Greenhill Philosophy Red Blend
1 oz. Grand Mariner Orange Liqueur
Clementine Garnish


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Dianne Buckley

A Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia native, Dianne graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Maryland. Her varied development, event planning and writing experience includes: working as a Production Assistant for an Advertising Agency in Virginia Beach; Director of Development for a Private Academy in Maryland; and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for a Law School in Washington, DC. As founder & owner of STAGED ENVY®, a Boutique Professional Home Staging & Interior Decorating Studio, Dianne creates stylish spaces for homeowners who are preparing to list their home for sale, or live in it more beautifully. She’s an Accredited Staging Professional®, ASP® and a Certified Interior Decorator® CID® who knows that great decor is in the details and requires a curated approach. She has staged and decorated small event spaces, offices and residences ranging from cozy condos to fine homes. Attracted by the “Best in Class” attitude of Loudoun County Residents, she moved with her family from Washington DC to Leesburg in 2010 and has never looked back. Her favorite pastime is spending time on the weekends relaxing around Loudoun with her husband and her Black Lab Kaya, chatting with her three daughters and Curating Signature Cocktails and Vignettes for Intimate Occasions.

Saturday Sips at Six with Dianne Buckley

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