Thursday, August 14, 2014

{what i loved this week}

on instagram:  The chicest engagement party outfits I have ever seen!  The perfect tee shirt. How cool is this magnetic hourglass?!  Fun retro inspired "mine" and "ours" cocktail glasses. 

on pinterest:  I went on a little bit of Pinterest overload this week!  I love these oversized DIY doorstoppers (especially for the doors in our place that laugh at regular ones).  The spicy salad version of last week's friday cocktail!  I would die to have this massive ice cream sandwich cake for my next birthday.  Baked zucchini chip flavors sound delicious and healthy. 

on the blogs:  A truly adorable engagement party on 100 Layer Cake featuring the gray version  of our outdoor cabana. 

on the internets:  I agree with everything on this list about Paris except for the part about the love locks-  as cheesy as they might be they are also very romantic and don't require long wait times like every other touristy thing in Paris. 

on my wishlist:  Revolve is just killing it right now and making me want everything like this simple black jumpsuit, this insane gold sequined maxi and this cutout dress from Rachel Pally.  I would also love to add this glam ice bucket and cheeky cocktail napkin set to our bar accessories. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{a palm springs playlist}

{image via Chelsea Foy}

We are heading out to Palm Springs this weekend along with some friends from Chicago so of course I have been making a little poolside playlist to accompany our day-drinking festivities.  I really enjoyed putting together the playlist for the posts I did with Pier 1 at the beginning of summer so I thought it might be fun to share a playlist inspired by a Palm Springs getaway.  It's definitely an eclectic mix of music (which is totally my listening style), but I assure you it is perfect to turn on while lounging on an inflatable swan sipping a spicy marg or mimosa.  Click here to access the playlist in spotify or play it directly from the player below.  Enjoy!


Friday, August 8, 2014

{friday cocktail: smooth burn}

More often than not I will order the cocktail on the menu that has some sort of spice especially if it includes jalapeƱo.  I like spicy foods, but I'm not a fanatic about it so it's odd that I always prefer a spicy cocktail.  In less than two weeks, I'll be back out in Palm Springs again with some friends from Chicago and we generally find ourselves mixing up some form of spicy margarita or spiked aqua fresca.  For this Friday's cocktail, I decided to try out marrying the two vacation drinks by making a spicy watermelon margarita and I'll be honest it is nothing short of amazing.  The absolute perfect poolside drink: it's refreshing from the watermelon, spicy from the jalapeƱos as well as the cayenne salt rim and it includes tequila.  Short of adding a cocktail umbrella I'm not sure what else this drink really needs!