happy friday, gang! i hope everyone had a fantastic fourth of july. funny story. at least my family thinks it’s funny and they’ll never let me live this one down. but long story short, guess who had the wrong date for the fourth of july barbecue and fireworks at the georgia club? guess who decided not to read the email copy about the festivities? guess who made the reservations but didn’t check the date? yep, yours truly had it firmly fixed in her head the holiday cookout commenced on the 4th. logical right? wrong! so around 5pm on the 4th we were scrambling for dinner options. ‘cuz the georgia club kindly let their staff have the evening off due to the shindig being held on july 3rd and all. options? fire up the grill? or find an open restaurant? what about fireworks? first things first. dinner is the priority. we’ll worry about the rest of the evening later. much later. to our delight and amazement, we discovered our local sushi and hibachi restaurant was open! so the djalali’s enjoyed lobster, filet mignon and fried rice instead of hotdogs, hamburgers, and chips. ha! i may have had a sake (or two) plus a beer to
calm my nerves celebrate. but hey problem solved.
needless to say, i’m thrilled friday is knocking on our door. and oscar showed up for his weekly gig per usual. i like when things happen according to plan. but let’s keep things low key today with a yummy salmon cucumber appetizer and refreshing cocktail rosé berry bliss. both are perfect for serving on a hot summer evening when friends drop by or family is in town. and you don’t have to worry about dates and reservations when you’re entertaining at home…
salmon cucumber bites
today’s ootd starts with a pair of pink gingham shorts that i kept from being too girly and sweet by pairing with a sleeveless black top. a black belt (old, similar here) and black slingbacks last seen here reinforce the color scheme. as does a black bracelet (old, similar here).
these slingbacks from DVF have seen lot’s of action this summer. and they’re so comfortable to wear.
rosé berry bliss and salmon cucumber bites
cheers to friday, gang! oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.