Friday, May 30, 2014

Five on Friday {May 30, 2014}

Hey Gals! We hope that you enjoyed a short work week thanks to the holiday and that this Friday is the start of a fabulous weekend. Our blogiversary giveaway ended earlier this week, and the lucky winner was Leeann of Join the Gossip - thanks to all who entered! As always, our weekend festivities begin with five things we're loving this week:



ONE | Memorial Day picnic


We all love a long holiday weekend, and this one was no exception! New York City was blessed with gorgeous weather on Memorial Day, which perfectly lent itself to a potluck picnic in Central Park. We feasted on pasta, cheese, wine, and salads, while occasionally throwing in a game of Celebrity or tossing around a football (I may have sat out that particular show of sportiness and helped myself to some extra cheese instead!). A day full of sun, delicious food, and the best of friends...can't really ask for anything more than that!



TWO | Fage yogurt

I've mentioned before that breakfast isn't really my thing, but I've made a big effort this year to find some quick and easy breakfast options for my on-the-go lifestyle. I've always been a bit wary of yogurt and was never a fan of the texture, until I discovered Fage...is it just me, or is this seriously the best yogurt ever? The Cherry Pomegranate is my favorite flavor, though sometimes I'll switch it up with Blueberry or Strawberry. As much as I love the Fage flavor, the thing that caused me to fully hop onboard is the company's choice of celebrity spokesperson:




True confession - I've had a celeb crush on Bobby Flay for years! In fact, I once dorkily ordered an autographed photo of him from Ebay and hung it on my fridge all through college to serve as my culinary inspiration haha. Basically, if it's good enough for Bobby, I'm happy to be on the Fage bandwagon!



THREE | Summer hair
All hail LC, queen of the side braid!
























Lauren Conrad has come a long way from Laguna Beach and is an indisputable style icon for California beach chic looks (even though I still can't keep myself from humming the "Come Clean" lyrics every time I see a photo of her on a beach). One of LC's signature looks is a slightly messy side braid accent in her long, tousled waves - we love to recreate this warm weather look with a fishtail or chain link, and have been experimenting with other new braid styles to jazz things up. Let us know if you have any new favorite braid looks - we'd love to try them out!



FOUR | Jumbo wine bottle




Two very generous friends of mine gifted me with this enormous bottle of wine when I recently hosted a dinner party, and I couldn't help but chuckle over the hilarity of its size. I've visited this vineyard (Wolffer Estate) during two previous trips to the Hamptons and sampled this particular rose, which has been nicknamed "The Gatorade of the Hamptons" due to its widespread popularity. This big novelty bottle made me smile, though I'll definitely be saving it for a night when I have a few guests over to help me work my way through it!

One of my friends who gave me this comical wine bottle, showing off its jumbo size




























FIVE | Summer cocktails


In keeping with the drinks theme, I'm so happy that the weather is finally warm enough to bring back some of my favorite summer cocktails! My most popular creation of last summer was my spiked raspberry lemonade, and I'm pleased to report that I recently stirred up another batch and it's just as tasty and refreshing as I remember. Try it out at your next barbecue or outdoor gathering - your guests will thank you!

What's your favorite summer cocktail?


We are linking up today with DarciNatashaAprilChristinaAmandaJennie, and Lauren!


xoxo
B

34 comments :

  1. ohmygosh that wine bottle! need it. and LC, stop it with the gorgeous hair, right?! the picnic looks like tons of fun :)

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    1. Oh it was, we ate way too much and had a great day!

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  2. I dont think I will ever be able to make my side braid look that amazing!! Your memorial day picnic looked like so much fun!! Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail - yum!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Love a good picnic - it was the perfect way to end the long weekend!

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  3. Thats a big bottle of wine!!! I like! :) Have a great weekend.

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  4. That drink makes me wish I liked lemonade. And raspberries. But it's pictured in a mason jar and that's awesome so maybe I'll try it anyway.

    Cherry pomegranate yogurt sounds delicious.

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    1. Actually, I don't like lemonade on its own either but for some reason, I love this drink!

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  5. Jumbo bottle of wine?!? Yes please!! That spiked raspberry lemonade cocktail sounds amazing and refreshing! And just stop with LC and her amazing hair. So unfair! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. Has LC ever had a bad hair day?? She always looks so polished!

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  6. sangria is my cocktail of choice but this one looks deeelish so i'll have to try it out!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  7. Oh man that raspberry lemonade cocktail looks so good! Enjoy your weekend :)

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    1. Thanks - hope you're having a great weekend too!

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  8. My husband and I love that yogurt and Bobby Flay but the name is so weirdly pronounced. Every time we pass it at the store we both say it's name over and over. Fi YAY! Hehe! Summer cocktails are the BEST! I am planning on making some moscato sangria in the semi-immediate future. Have a fabulous weekend! xo

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    1. Thank goodness for the handy pronunciation guide on the side of the yogurt, otherwise I'd definitely be going around saying it completely wrong!

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  9. I love the raspberry cocktail and the massive wine- nice! And totally with on LC's style- love her Kohl's line :)

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    1. Yes, I have found so many great (and affordable) items in her Kohl's line!

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  10. I need that wine bottle!! I mean could LC be anymore gorgeous? Thanks for linking up! xoxoxo

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  11. haha, I say the bigger the better when it comes to wine!
    I'd skip the football too, cheese is always the answer!
    I had the same issue with yogurt texture, I hate thick yogurt...gross. I've never tried fage but I do like chobani...also I totally had a bobby flay crush too!

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    1. I'll have to give Chobani a shot...and I'm glad to know I'm not alone with my Flay love!

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  12. I heart LC.
    And jumbo bottles of wine.
    And cocktails, anytime of year :)

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  13. LC can do no wrong. I am loving that side braid! Also- Fage has changed my life. I love it and could probably eat it every day and not get sick of it.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. I'm not sure why Fage is so much better than other yogurts, but I now crave it every morning!

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  14. I love Lauren Conrad's style. I go to her site all the time for hair pictures x). That cocktail looks so good, I would love to down one this weekend.

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    1. I don't know how she always comes up with new ways to make her hair look so amazing, but it's always perfect!

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  15. Your Memorial Day picnic looks perfect!! And that raspberry lemonade cocktail sounds so good!

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    1. Thank you - I could definitely go for a mason jar full of it right now!

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  16. I absolutely LOVE Lauren. Why can't my hair ever look like that? LOL. My side braids always end up tiny...

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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    1. I've come to find that I need to use more hair than I think in order to make the braid more dramatic - otherwise, mine comes out looking pretty thin too!

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