it’s friday, ladies! another week has come and gone. it’s in the books for good. now it’s time to usher in the weekend, put up our heels, and relax. oscar is here, ready to do just that. if you ask me, every day is friday in his eyes. or maybe sunday, boy does he love to snooze throughout the day. in between chasing squirrels, begging for treats, and keeping ollie in check. not a bad life no matter what day it is!
as you know, fridays are the day we dish up a delicious and healthy recipe along with a refreshing cocktail. asparagus frites and a winter Aperol are certain to chase those january blues away.
fridays always call for a casual ootd. blue jeans and a sweater fit the bill this time of year. sneakers too. i’m sporting a new pair of blue jeans from Madewell with a relaxed fit and utility pockets. Madewell or J.Crew are my go-to brand for jeans although Talbots and Ann Taylor have upped their denim game in the past few years. Wit and Wisdom have caught my eye for comfort along with Liverpool Los Angeles. as far as trends go jeans are becoming looser, with a wider leg and cropped. utility details, high waists, and boot cut are also trending. what are your thoughts?
Alex Mill has definitely caught my attention. this brand is fairly new but i like what i see. how adorable is this striped sweater with the buttons going down the back?! honestly, you could easily flip it around and wear it as a cardigan. but i love how it looks as is. a pair of platform sneakers polish off today’s outfit. all-in-all i’m a little bit trendy, a whole lot casual and definitely ready for the weekend.
i’m always on the lookout for healthy recipes. many times we think it’s challenging to whip up something delicious and healthy. but asparagus frites and creamy chipotle dip might change your mind. asparagus is a great source of nutrients and fiber. plus it’s a rich source of anti-oxidants. greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and loaded with probiotics which support a healthy gut.
there’s never been a better time to learn how to be a home bartender. am i right?! since i introduced cocktails to the blog in 2019 i’ve had loads of fun researching not only the drinks i serve week after week but the necessary tools to make better cocktails at home. who doesn’t want a good drink now and then?
to enjoy a shaken or stirred cocktail you will need a jigger (a good cocktail needs exact measurements) a cocktail shaker and a mixing glass. a hawthorne strainer with tightly coiled springs is invaluable for drinks shaken not stirred. it’s important to strain the ice. but in order to make a stirred cocktail a bar spoon that has a long thin handle is key. think dirty gin martini. if you want to expand your home bar i suggest a vegetable peeler for perfect lemon, lime or orange twists. it’s the little things that make a cocktail look sexy. bartending basics begin with shaking, stirring and garnishing. if you master all three it will make the difference between a good cocktail and a great one.
happy Friday, gang! oscar and i wish you a lovely weekend.