Now for a drink that spells R-E-F-R-E-S-H-I-N-G for the summer months. Plus it is easy peasy to make. Heres how you do it:
1. Cut up some watermelon peices.
2. Put in blender and blend to a pulp
3. Strain through a fine mesh seive
4. Pour juice into ice cube trays, freeze overnight
5. Return cubes to blender and mix until smooth
6. Add vodka and a squeeze of fresh lime and serve in chilled glasses.
My favorite envelope-pushing Monday night in fashion occurred this week and though I got so pumped when I realized the theme was "punk through the ages" I feared it may not produce the most elegant looks. That was an understatement. The red carpet was really not as fun as it had been in the past, so much bland black, and some people just looked plain gross and greasy. Before I share my favorites, let me just get something huge off my chest right away. WHERE THE HELL WAS KATE? I mean I know Kate Moss is kind of above it these days, and maybe she got a heads up from Gwyneth that the whole gala is a drag, but she was the one person that could show up and school everyone in the whole punk chic thing. Also Rihanna should have been there too, but seeing as its a big model night, Kate was noticably absent and the fashion blogs are suffering for it.
First up: WHAT I WOULD HAVE WORN
If I had an invite, I would have taken my partner-in-crime Elise who is the only pal I know that would even care about the whole dressing to theme thing as much as I do. And we already had it worked out. Since we dont have Beyonce status, we can't rock Beyonce trains that would necessitate a team of five to help us up the stairs. So we would err on the side of the "short fab frock" She in Erdem, Me in Matthew Williamson. Done and done. She: in some kind of wild eyeshadow and side sweep to the hair, I'm sure, Me: in black liner, red lips and rumbled bed head locks.
Ok back to reality. Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne rocked it in Burberry. I never thought Kate Mara would be on my faves list and Diane Krueger would not, but I guess life is unpredictable. Also I think I have a major crush on Eddie Redmayne. He's got that effortless British elegance and boy-next- door thing going simoultaneously. Not to mention he had some well dressed ladies on his arm- Mamie and Zoe.
Who did you think was best dressed at Met Gala? I'd love to hear about your fantasy dress choice! Its very fun and a lot cheaper than actually attending!
Since Mother's Day is just around the corner I thought I'd put together a list of gift giving ideas inspired by my one and only mama. A green juice drinking yogi who can usually be found painting, head standing or beach strolling, she is no stranger to the statement accessory. A lover of color and anything small business or sustainable, she has got that "I just got back from the caribbean" look down to a tee. She is the kind of lady magazines want to write about, women want in their book group and daughters want to call for sage advice. Love you mama!
3. Card by Rifle Paper Co
6. iPhone case
Happy almost Cinco De Mayo everyone! I wanted to share with you a recipe from a book in progress. The photos are by the very talented and lovely Lauren Volo. Perhaps you want to mix up some fresh Blood Orange Margaritas to celebrate this weekend? Delicioso!
Blood Orange Margarita
2 oz fresh blood orange juice
2 oz lime juice
3 oz reposado tequila
1 oz simple syrup
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Garnish with salt and a blood orange slice.
I just returned from a lovely little jaunt to Tulum, Mexico. One day as I was sitting sipping a cocktail at an inappropriately (or appropriately) afternoon hour, I said to my sweetie "Mexican food is probably the only cuisine I could eat every day and not ever get sick of it." Then stuffed my face with more deep fried tortilla chips. Lucky for me, I ended up eating more mexican food last week than I had bargained for because we left that trip and landed in Nashville TN headed directly for my friend Teresa Mason's place, Mas Tacos Por Favor. Basically the best tacos I have ever had and holy pozole! I'm so proud of her, she has had countless articles written about her and has a line out the door every single day. She is a hard worker and all around passionate lady. This year marks her 5th Cinco De Mayo in business and I can't believe I was with her for the very first one juicing limes by hand and slinging tacos for the masses. Congrats, T!
Check out my 8 tracks mix for a sampling of the songs I have on repeat recently. This past weekend I got a chance to see BOY live at Union Hall and they were really wonderful. They are a girl duo from Belgium and it was so sweet to see the lead singer tear up when she heard the crowd sing along to "Little numbers". It got me thinking that is a first that only happens once in a bands career and I was excited to be part of it. This photo isn't of her, it just a very chic lady with a Chanel guitar- see video below. I'd love to hear from you, any bands you recently discovered that I should know about?