Be the Cat's Meow

Archive for July 2010

It’s summer summer time and what better way to cool off than with an ice cold cocktail. Here are two refreshing drinks containing two liquors that (I feel) often go forgotten- Alize & Hypnotiq.

Thug passion:

2 oz Alize, 2 oz champagne, ideally shaken not stirred.

These can be as ritzy as you like- use a more expensive champagne like Cristal to achieve baller status, but something like Jacquart or even Moet works just as well. On a limited budget? Sparkling wine also works in lieu of champagne.  Some people prefer serving over ice, but my preference is without.

Electric Lemonade:

1.5 oz blueberry vodka, 2 oz lemonade, .5 oz Hypnotiq, shaken  & poured over ice. Fresh lemonade is super yummy if you have the time to make it.

Homemade sangria is always a win win during these hot months. Here is a super sweet recipe:

Sangria Liqueur:
2 bottles red wine
1 cup sugar
2 cans Fresca grapefruit soda
several apples (and/or pears), oranges, peaches, lemons & limes*

*use as much or as little fruit as you like!

Melt the sugar in a couple of cups of hot water, this will keep you from having undissolved sugar in the end. Cut apples & peaches into small chunks (1″ or so)the apples absorb the wine the most- pears are also a good alternative or addition.

Peel the citrus fruits if desired and cut into wedges. I like to slice some of the oranges for visual appeal. Mix the wine, sugar, fruit, and Fresca and put in the fridge for at least a few hours.

You may choose to remove lemons and limes before serving- they get slimy and your guests will most likely prefer to eat the other fruit. Serve in a wine glass or a tall glass with ice – have cocktail swords available so your guests can enjoy the fruit without getting their fingers sticky.

Advertisements

I apologize for the lack of updates- I have been out of town for a wedding between two of my closest friends. This was the second set of close friends of mine to tie the knot & I was grateful to be a part of both of these beautiful ceremonies.

You always hear the term “bridezilla” come up when discussing weddings. It is assumed that any bride to be is simultaneously morphed into some estrogen-driven beast that will stop at nothing to ensure her perfect wedding. I have to say neither of my lovely lady friends were like this. Naturally, some stress will arise, but who wouldn’t be stressed by planning a ceremony & gathering for 100 plus people.

All the ladies involved in a wedding always seem to understand this pressure. This past weekend it was an amazing sight to see all the bride’s maids and close friends drop whatever to help the bride. Whether it was making sure she ate, finding her flowers, getting her in her dress, it was a perfect symphony of friends working together to achieve a common goal- an unforgettable day.

This past weekend’s ceremony was beautiful in so many ways. It was a rainbow wedding, which meant every color detail was meticulously planned (eg. bride’s maids & groom’s men wore ROYGBV & stood accordingly). From ribbons, gemstones, M&Ms and colored lights, every spectrum of the rainbow was appropriately represented. As I took in the beautiful vision of all the colors that surrounded me I realized that the true beauty lies within. As I watched people interact from my post at the wedding party table I saw family & friends meshing smiles, laughter & tears during this joyous occasion. The intricate decorations provided a surreal backdrop, but had that been taken all away it still would have been an equally beautiful day.

So brides to be- don’t sweat. It’s okay to stress a little, we all do, and it’s okay to ask for help- no need to carry the world on your shoulders. Just remember your family & friends love you and all have the same goal in mind for your wedding day- to have a memorable and beautiful day. Oh ya and don’t forget to breath and eat ❤

I must confess, Lady Gaga has started to grow on me. I am still not her biggest fan, but her catchy bubblegum songs do get me in a dancing mood.

Hello Kitty, however, is something I have adored since I was in diapers. Therefore I was giddy, yet jealous that Lady Gaga was lucky enough to do this. Damn you, Lady Gaga, you lucky bitch.

Hello lovelies!

This blog is intended to help bring a slice of fabulosity into your life. I will share life lessons, thought provoking art, make-up tips, new music or anything else I feel is the cat’s meow or more importantly that which will make YOU the cat’s meow. Girls just want to have fun, so why not share the fun and the love with the world?


Advertisements

  • None
  • saracfry: Good post. Thank you. I think that you might appreciate an article I just wrote titled "The Purity of Love"
  • fullblather: Ugh. I'm happily married but I really hate Valentine's Day and the way it feels so forced. I also hate how people make it seem like something is "wron
  • matt: Be the right person, instead of looking for the right person.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: