We’ve already mentioned that one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago is Au Cheval. The cheeseburgers and crispy fries are killer, but they also make a mean Hemingway Daiquiri. It’s been one of our favorite cocktails from first sip.
When we wanted to make a cocktail for Valentine’s Day we thought doing a twist on the Hemingway would be perfect. It’s pink, flirty, and not too sweet, so you will be able to save your sweet tooth for that box of chocolates.
Channel your inner Hemingway (he was a romantic right?) this Valentine’s Day and shake up a couple of these drinks for you and your sweetie or best friend.
Make sure you check back in with us Friday where Chloe from Boxwood Avenue will be showing off the coolest Valentine’s Day craft. You guys are going to love it!
Today for Friday Favorites I turned to ModCloth, one of our favorite places to find one of a kind dresses. I picked out a few dresses that are more on the sassy side and some that are a little sweeter so you can decided what look best fits your night. xo
You know your best friend knows you when she purchases you a shrug sweater that you’ve been wanting forever. She also knows you when she gets it from your favorite boutique, Tigertree!
So needless to say, this outfit was inspired by this gorgeous shrug by Tulle (a brand we adore as well). This black and cream cardigan is perfectly slouchy-a must in a good shrug.I paired it with my favorite Dolce Vita booties and a collared button down to give it a slightly dressier look. But really, you can dress this shrug up or down as much as you want. I actually just wore this with a pair of pajama pants recently….yeah, it’s that comfortable.
I wanted an outfit that would be ideal for a coffee outing or a laid back Valentine’s date, and this ensemble certainly fits the bill.
If you’re on the lookout for more Valentine’s inspiration, no worries, because we’ll be featuring more outfits, food, and much more — including a super cute Valentine’s DIY from this fabulously creative lady!
Over the holidays I infused some vodka with rosemary to make moscow mules for the family. Four weeks later, I still have a few bottles of left over ginger beer that has made me question…what the heck do you do with ginger beer if its not in a cocktail? It’s a little too potent to drink straight up, at least for me. Do people drink it straight from the bottle? Bleh.
I’ve heard of people using 7-Up to make cake, so why not ginger beer? Well, I tried and found out you can! Not only is it possible, it is almost necessary, because this cake is so, so good. To give it a little extra somethin, somethin, I drizzled it with a grapefruit glaze.
The ginger beer gave this cake a slight zing factor. It is subtle, which I think is a good thing. You don’t want to be the person serving super zingy cake. The grapefruit glaze is light and really gives it a bright finish. Zingy ginger beer with bright grapefruit? Talk about a combo.
While I was eating this I thought it would go perfect with a mug of hot tea. If someday I ever get it together enough to be the woman who has her friends over for a grownup tea party, this is the cake I will serve alongside it.
Today for Friday Favorites I’ve rounded up some of my favorite black and white pieces for the home and kitchen. Color is great and all, but you can’t go wrong with the classic, clean look that black and white brings to the table. I am loving that chair. Black and white plaid? Perfection.