It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. On one hand, I feel sad...I love the long days and laid-back, good times vibe of the season. On the other, I'm thrilled for fall, my favorite season! Style-wise, I feel way more inspired by fall, and it ushers in the Halloween season. Yippee! But, as warm temperatures linger, I'll continue to reach for easy breezy pieces like loose camis and cloth pants.
This is one of my favorite records ever...a dreamy, dynamic masterpiece without a single track that I'm tempted to skip. And, the accompanying cocktail was such a treat! Combining the fresh flavors of a Moscow Mule with the decadence of a float, I highly recommend making it during the sliver of summer we have left.
Moscow Mule Float
Stir together 1.5 oz vodka, a few ounces of ginger beer and a squeeze of fresh lime in a tall glass. Add a scoop of lime sherbet or sorbet and enjoy!
The day I wore this, I had initially put on a fussy, somewhat ill-fitting dress. Quickly realizing I wasn't comfortable, I opted for a soft tee, elastic waist skirt and sneakers. This easygoing ensemble was infinitely superior. Don't get me wrong -- I still love pretty dresses, but as I get older, I'm valuing practicality more and more. And I've realized that if you don't feel great in what you're wearing (for whatever reason), it probably doesn't look great either.
It was fairly loose inspiration to be sure, but the album name called to mind a pineapple margarita, so I went with it. Read on for the recipe, and note that the photographed version is served up, but I recommend it on the rocks!
Rim a glass with a combination of paprika, salt and sugar. Combine 1.5 oz reposado tequila, 1.5 oz pineapple juice, .5 oz lime juice and .5 oz tripel sec in the glass and stir. Fill with ice and enjoy!
Union Station is one of my favorite spots in Kansas City. The soaring ceilings, magnificent detail and stately air make me feel transported to a different time and place. A fancy workday lunch at Pierpont's proved to be a lovely respite from an otherwise average day. Speaking of feeling upscale, I finally invested in a good handbag. I've never been a bag person, and my thriftiness makes it hard for me to shell out the cost of quality. To a seasoned collector, this may seem like a modest bag, but it's a big deal for me!