Monday, November 29, 2010

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit(s)!

I love mojitos and the smell/taste of them can instantly transport me to Carribean vacations and warm summer nights. I'm dying to try this holiday version - the Depaz Winter Mojito. Simply replace the palm trees for a Christmas tree and you've got yourself a drink!
Depaz Winter Mojito

8-10 mint leaves
6-8 cranberries
1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz. Depaz Cane Syrup
1 3/4 oz. Depaz Blue Cane Amber Rhum

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. The cranberries turn the cocktail red as they break open during the shaking. Strain the contents into a tall highball glass that contains ice. Drop in a few whole cranberries. Garnish with a mint sprig and coat the top of the mint sprig with powdered sugar (snow!!!). ENJOY!

(recipe and picture courtesy of

Cheers! xoxo

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fighting the Winter Blues - Island Dreaming and India Hicks

Today is a cold windy day in Boston. I'm sleepy from a weekend of heavy eating, running around, and shopping. And the heat isn't working very well in my apartment so I'm snuggled up on my couch with a blanket and a cup of tea. I have about half of Christmas decorations waiting to be put up, a pile of engagement party thank-you notes that need to be written, and some work that needs to be done on my work laptop. Oh and a sink full of dishes and a basket full of laundry. Instead of any of that, I'm sitting here, cozy under my blanket watching "The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth" on the History channel - not my typical choice in programming, but nonetheless a good excuse to lay around.

On top of all that, I've been looking at vacation homes in the islands. As I mentioned, it's COLD here and I have a long week of work to look forward to. I'd love to be lying on a warm sandy beach, my eyes closed, the sound of the ocean lulling me to sleep. Oh and a beautiful house designed by India Hicks to return to at the end of the day...

The Cricket Pavillion is located on Harbour Island in the Bahamas.

The Guest House, located near the Cricket Pavillion, features 40 feet long verandas that overlook the beach.

King's Treat is located on King Street in Dunmore Town and contains furniture and artifacts from Africa, France, India, Egypt, Italy, China, Cuba, England, and America.

Not too shabby, huh? I would have a hard time deciding where to stay. India Hicks (and partner David Flint) have beautiful taste and style. Fun fact - India Hicks was one of the bridesmaids at Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding!

Where do you dream of going when the weather gets cold?

All photos courtesy of the Hibiscus Hill/Harbour Island website.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Very Preppy Christmas!

To all Kiel James Patrick, Tucker Blair, and Southern Proper fans - all three fabulously preppy companies have teamed up to offer a great holiday giveaway! One lucky guy or gal will win a $400 gift certificate to each store!

Click here to enter.

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I already have visions of proper pearls, Vicker Leed headbands, and needlepoint belts dancing in my head!

Early wishes for a very preppy Christmas! xoxo

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Soon-to-be-Royal Style

I'm so excited for Prince William and Kate Middleton! They seem like a wonderful couple and Kate seems just lovely. I can't wait to hear more about their wedding over the next year and I really can't wait to see what wedding dress she wears!! She has fabulous style - see some of my favorite outfits below.

I love this pink dress. It's so pretty, elegant, and girly. Kate can definitely pull off the long gown look - a must for a princess!
I love this periwinkle coat that Kate wore to a wedding.
Love this look AND it's easy to emulate! A navy sweater, a white collared blouse, khaki/white skirt, brown belt, and brown boots - I bet most women have all of these items in their closet!

Another perfect casual yet elegant look!

Congrats Kate and William!!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...