The month of May. so. much. going. including the fact that the IRS is no longer banging on our doors! Let’s celebrate with cocktails and this week’s list of Friday Faves.
Every year, the beginning of May is packed with events to celebrate with a few clinks of the glasses and shots to be shared. Pass the lime and salt please.
Mother’s Day = champagne bubbles, languid brunches and mama love tributes.
We may have to call Betty Ford before we’re even into mid-month. Oh but, why not enjoy? May only comes once a year.
How about some Friday Faves friends?
This video warms my heart. You could probably use a warm up too, so check it out.
An interesting perspective: The future of food writing and how food bloggers have changed the reporting game.
I know, I know…Do we really need one more keep-in-touch-with-your-friends-and-blow-their-minds-app? This one might be worth the time investment for the halfsies (pic above) alone!
Love the two toned look of this summer sweater. Maybe I could transition from my all black wardrobe. #boringme
Hey you food blogger picture takers, you should totally check out these 10 step-by-step examples of how to light your food photos. Or, how to manipulate your light completely with foam core boards. Bravo on real life set-up examples.
Have you ever run around the Maypole? Time for some DIY-ing here.
Really? This is fashion? Maybe for a convict.
I would think the refrigerator of food stylist / recipe creator / backbone of Gwyneth’s food glory would be way fancier and stocked than it is. Voyeur alert: a look inside hers and wife Grace’s whole (little) kitchen here.
These texts between parents and kids are the funniest ever. LOL. (that’s laugh out loud, mom.)
Such cute iPhone cases. I’m partial to the pink crystal agate myself.
This will be the shower of my next house. Husband, ready yourself.
37 ways to have the best picnic ever,
Share your vino while enjoying it! I saw these while dreaming of cocktail creations a month ago in Nevada.
Travel season is here! And I’m totally crushing on this travel bag. So chic and it’ll never go out of style.
Okay, this DIY business card holder is the best.
One of my very first posts was for what to cook and eat for The Kentucky Derby. Let’s update our menu today and get us our horses on! Trifecta!
Strawberry Mint Julep
Strawberry steeped in bourbon is the secret to this sweetly infused julep-ish drink.
Sparkling Ginger Mint Julep
We’re forgoing fresh ginger here in favor of ginger beer to create a sparkling minty sipper.
Pomegranate Cranberry Mint Julep
Fresh Cranberries, cooked down and pureed with pomegranate juice and fresh mint then topped with bourbon. Pour me another bartender.
Blood Orange Mint Julep
Time for old dogs to learn new tricks. This is where blood oranges trump regular oranges every time.
The Menta Julep
Developed in 1865, this recipe has some serious legacy to it’s dark minty liquor taste. And plenty of sippability.
Blackberry Mint Julep
Homegrown blackberries are the star here, but feel free to buy them at the store if you’re not feeling like 4 and 20 blackbirds.
Orange Mint Julep
Ready to get your Southern drawl on? This here drank is yer ticket to fun.
Mint Julep Fudge
Enough booze, let’s dig into the sweets. Andes mints are lend the minty flavor to this sweetly decadent julep treat. Why doesn’t the Derby come every week?
Have a fab weekend friends, julep it up and here’s to winning some money on the horses.
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