Happy Monday everyone! I hope your weekend was spectacular. My Saturday was spent
What I wore:
dress - Ann Taylor Factory
belt - H&M
bracelets - Kate Spade
feather earrings - Forever 21
hat - Banana Republic Factory Store
A long, easy maxi dress was perfect for a relaxing Sunday. I was able to kick off my sandals with no one noticing. Well, until we came inside and I hopped up on the bar. I love myself a perch - it's the only time I'm taller than everyone.
What we drank:
Berry Pom Ginger Sparklers
This week I made a non- alcoholic cocktails. Whether you're entertaining and need a fun option without alcohol or just something refreshing for a mid-afternoon sip, this is a great option.
I threw this together with no real recipe.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add a few quartered berries (I used strawberries). Throw in a dash of Honey-Ginger syrup, pomegranate juice and a squeeze of lime. Shake. Pour (I was too lazy to strain) into an ice-filled glass and top with sparkling mineral water or club soda. Add a lime wedge.
On the menu:
Grilled bone-in veal chops. lemon steamed broccoli and portabello mushroom ravioli (tossed w/ shallots, olive oil, red pepper and blue cheese)
Dinner was done in 15 minutes. No joke.
I'd also like to report that the cherries have officially arrived!
I have a love/hate relationship with the cherry tree in our backyard.
shades the entire patio (no umbrella needed)
the cherry drop. -You can't possibly pick them all. They drop. You step on them, they splat on your car.
Last year the tree didn't really produce cherries. It kind of did but they fell to the ground before they could completely ripen. Someone came out and told us it was because of the extremely rainy spring we had. We had the tree sprayed for fungus and it worked! This year they're back.