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:
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!
|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!
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|
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?