Monthly Archives: February 2011

{Fabulous Cocktails Friday…}

My darlings, can you tell that I am SO ready for Spring by looking at these DELISH cocktails?  After a truly stressful week, what better way to celebrate the weekend than with a few FABU~licious friends and these pretty potions?

Green Appletini

Ingredients
 
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz.  Apple Pucker Schnapps
1/2 oz. Apple Juice or Cider
 Directions
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 
Garnish with an Apple Slice.

The Clover

 

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces gin
1 ounce triple sec
3/4 ounce lime juice
Dash of Pernod (or other anise-flavored liqueur)
Dash of green crème de menthe

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass.

 

 

Sangria Blanco

Ingredients

 

6 to 8 ice cubes

4 1/2 teaspoons (3/4 ounce) cachaca

4 1/2 teaspoons (3/4 ounce) Pisco

4 1/2 teaspoons (3/4 ounce) St Germain (elderflower liqueur)

1/4 cup (2 ounces) semisweet white wine such as a Riesling or Gewürztraminer

1/8 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice plus 2 thin slices lime

1/4 cup (2 ounces) soda water

3 thin slices kiwi

3 thin slices apple

3 thin slices cucumber

3 green grapes, cut in half

2 fresh sage leaves

1 sprig fresh thyme

 

Lawnmower

Ingredients:
1 cup diced, ripe honeydew, cantaloupe or seedless watermelon
1 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh mint
About 1/2 cup cold brut Champagne or dry sparkling wine
 

Directions:
Puree the melon in a blender (add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water if necessary). Press the melon mixture through a strainer into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add the vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and mint. Shake vigorously to infuse. Strain the mixture into the chilled glasses and top with Champagne float. Stir once. Garnish.

And these garnishes…simply delightful!

Cucumber Slice Skewer

 

Mint Leaf Ice Cubes

{via Real Simple}

 Have a lovely weekend my treasures! Wishing you love, light and many blessings.

 xoxo

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{Digging myself out…}

Ok, so I’ve been MIA for a few days and I feel absolutely dreadful that I haven’t been able to post.  I promise, my darlings, that I will get back into the posting swing of things as soon as I am able to get out from under all of this paperwork on my desk.  Until then, here is the latest bedroom that I am drooling over. 

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{inspiration for the day…}

“Life is too short to live the same day twice.”

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{Oh Joy! The Weekend is here}

Happy Friday, my darlings!  Sorry for the late post.  My schedule this week has been extremely hectic. Between work, projects and family commitments, it’s a wonder that I’ve been able to share with you this week.  But thankfully, here we are at yet another glorious weekend and I am truly looking forward to it.  I’m planning on dedicating much time to a few pleasurable and mindless activities.  What are your plans for this weekend?  Whatever you do, make it a great one!  Smooches!

Image sources:  Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet ; FotobankTaste of Park CityScheys Bouquets;   Tinned Tomatoes

Wishing for the beach…

I want to be here, alone with my thoughts, with a few good books and a couple of great mags.  I would send out cute post cards that would say, “Wish you were here” and write a few thank you notes that are way overdue.  I would unplug and disconnect. Lay low and resurface later.   I would play in the waves and dwindle the hours away.   Ahh! To be at the beach…

 

Photo via: Chic Coastal Living

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Vintage Balenciaga

 

 

 

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Think Pink…

My beautiful sister called me today with extreme angst over the color of her new Dining room and Foyer walls.  After talking her down from the ceiling and making soothing “everything-is-going-to-be-alright” sounds, I started thinking of Spring and immediately on the heels of that thought…redecorating.  Spring fever always does that to me. I get the urge to purge the old and revamp with something new.  I was inspired today by the alluring power of pink.

What inspired you today?

 

 

Images:  House Beautiful | lilleashop

 

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