Hooray for the weekend! Matt and I are off to dinner tonight with another couple and we are going to try a new restaurant called here on James Island called the Screen Door. I love trying new restaurants and I am so excited for a date night.
First things first since it is Friday I want to share a new favorite cocktail. It is so easy and resfreshing:
Vodka + Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice + jalapenos + salt rim
Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice is key, don't use store bought. It tastes so much better if you juice a fresh grapefruit.
I don't even like a salt rim on a margarita but I love it on this cocktail. It just pairs perfectly with the citrus and jalapeno.
I have no actual measurements but this is an estimate of what I did.
In a martini shaker add ice. Add a doubleshot of vodka per person, add the juice of 2 grapefruits, and one sliced jalapeno. Shake all together. Rim glass with kosher salt and pour drink and enjoy!
Who has been watching the Bachelorette? I am so glad Kaitlyn won, I just love her personality.
What do y'all think about the bromance on the show?? It just seems so staged me, I bet they are actors. I have a few favorite guys and look forward to seeing who wins. On another note who is shocked Chris and Whitney split? Not me, she seemed way more into him than he was into her.
I can't wait to pick up this issue of Vanity Fair. This is all still a bit shocking to me, but I am so incredibly proud of Bruce for being true to himself. I am also proud we live in a world today where this is accepted. Everyone should be who they are at heart. I know this was a tough decision for him to make, but also so brave and empowering.
One of my favorite lines just got picked up at Nordstrom. Cooper and Ella was started by a fellow mom friend Kara, and I am so happy for her!
Last night I enjoyed one of my all time favorite meals : Tomato Pie and Kale Caeasr Salad. A perfect meatless meal. Both recipes are under the recipes tab up top and I just updated it with all my recent recipes.
We leave for our vacation in a week! I am so excited for some rest, relaxation. and adult only time- although I am already stressing about leaving my kids. They are with me all the time so I know I am going to miss them like crazy.
A few pretties from JCrew coming with me.
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These two melt my heart. Now that Frances is getting a bit older they play together all the time and have the best time together. I just love hearing them laugh and play.
If you are looking for a great Father's gift, check out JL The Brand socks. These are Matt's favorite socks. The quality is amazing and we love all the fun patterns. You can use code SOCKS4POPS to get 25% off any purchase.
Rodney has been fitting right in over here. He is such a sweetheart. He loves to lay his head in your lap.
I have a new favorite lip color, thanks to Laura Mercier. At my event last weekend the girls talked me into trying on this coral color and I fell in love with it. It goes on like a lipgloss but lasts like a lipstick. It is such great color for Summer.
I need sone fun beach book recommendations for our trip. Anyone read anything good?
I have been slowly reading books from this list Erin from Elements of Style recommended.
Any favorites on this list? I love the Language of Flowers and The Light Between the Oceans.
Have a fabulous Friday!