Friday, June 17, 2011

[dreaming of] summer cocktails

I want to start organizing my blog a little bit better,
and I'm going to start with a [dreaming of] feature.
This feature will highlight things that I'm excited for in the future
and any little spin on that :)

This week's [dreaming of] feature is all about summer cocktails!
I'm turning 21 this Monday, June 20th
so all I can think of is the unlimited amount of summer drink options I'll be able to try
starting Monday and on to the rest of my years at restaurants & bars across the world.

Here are some delicious beverages that are perfect for summer
and that you can make at home:
 Cucumber Ginger Fizzes
1 1/2 cups vodka
2 English cucumbers; 1 peeled and coarsely copped, 1 left whole
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
2 bottles (750 mL each) sparkling water
1/2 to 1 cup Ginger Simple Syrup
Put vodka and chopped cucumber in a container.
Refrigerate 1 hour. Strain; discard cucumber.
Regfrigerate, covered, for up to 2 days.
Using a vegetable peeler, shave the remaining cucumber lengthwise
into wide strips, discarding the seeds.
Fill 8 tumblers with ice. Add 3 cucumber strips & 3 tablespoons infused vodka.
Squeeze, then drop a lime wedge into each glass.
Top with sparkling water; stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons syrup.
 Peach Margaritas with Peach Wedges
3 ripe peaches, plus 2 more for garnish
3 tablespoons orange liquer
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 cup silver tequila
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups bottled peach nectar
8 mint sprigs for garnish
Cook 3 peaches in boiling water for 1 minutes.
Transfer into an ice-water bath to cool & remove peaches.
Peel and halve peaches, remove pits, and slice into wedges.
Toss with orange liqueur, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Cover,
and set in a warm spot for about 20 minutes.
Puree peach mixture in a blender until smooth.
Stir in tequila and lemon juice.
Transfer into a pitcher, and stir in peach nectar.
Fill 8 tall glasses with ice, garnish with a mint sprig.
Use the 2 remaining peaches to cut wedges for each glass.
Pour & enjoy.
 Lemon Drops on the Rocks
3 cups vodka
2 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (from 10-12 lemons)
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
Ice, for serving
Thin lemon slices, halved, for garnish
Combine vodka, lemon juice, and sugar, stirring occasionally 
until sugar dissolves.
Transfer to a pitcher, add lemon slices, and serve.
Watermelon Punch
3 cups seeded watermelon, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups white vermouth (or any alcohol of your choice--mine's vodka!)
1 1/2 tablespoons superfine sugar
3 cups crushed ice
Place watermelon, vermouth, and sugar in a blender;
process until watermelon has been liquefied--about 10 seconds.
Add ice; process 3 seconds more.
Serve in a chilled glass.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

our night at the MTV Movie Awards

Yesterday, Brooke and I got the lovely opportunity 
to attend the
like idiots we didn't bring our phones or cameras...
so this is sent from a lovely man that sat next to us :)
We had an amazing time and were lucky enough
to be second row from where most of the presenters presented.
We were literally no more than 10 feet from these amazing people:
I had the time of my life.
So thank you Brooke for working at LA Models this summer,
because without you, we would have never made it to the awards!

Oh...and I'm pretty sure Josh Duhamel smiled at me :)
Like 99% positive, which made my night and year...obviously. 
images via

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

long time no see

I haven't blogged since May 4th...
that's almost a month.
This post should be the start of set of consistent new posts :)

Brooke and I have been super busy.
We've now been LA summer residents for two weeks
and we're having the best time ever.
My internship at Bollare is going very well, 
and I've even made a new friend out of it!
So far I really like the fashion PR who knows?
Maybe I'll make it into a career!

The past two weeks have been filled with exploring,
going out to eat, going out, visiting friends at UCLA, 
visiting the valley, beach days, & other festivities.
Here's a little look at what we've been up to & more pictures are coming soon!!
beecher's madhouse with chanel & brooke
malibu memorial day party with Jaime & Brooke's coworkers :)
arizona reunion in redondo beach! :)
Thanks for reading and still following me 
even though I fell of the face of the earth.
I really appreciate it :)
And I really am going to try to get better at blogging consistently,
especially now that we have internet in our apartment!


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