Archive for January, 2014

January 30, 2014

Simplicity

Simplicity

This suit from H&M ended up fitting me perfectly, no tailoring required.  The pair of nude pumps I own is more of a basic pump with no ankle strap, but I liked how this one looked with the set.  Because I’m always on my motorcycle, I rarely use a real purse, but if I did, I’d add a beige/nude leather one to match the shoes.  Maybe something like this D&G bag.

January 29, 2014

Winter tweed

Winter tweed
This is a cozy outfit to wear to work on a cold day.  The Lo & Sons bag is my absolute favorite – I’ve had it for over a year now, used it heavily, and it still looks brand new.  It’s also great for travel.
January 27, 2014

Wine of the week: Monte Antico

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Monte Antico, Toscana

This wine is a blend from Tuscany, and we featured it because it’s yummy and reasonably priced – average $11.

January 25, 2014

Vivid Karet Vodka Series: Strawberry, Part II

So after a few hours of making our strawberry vodka, the strawberries started looking icky and white.  So we poured the vodka sans strawberries into a cute decanter.

vodka decanter

Instead of mixing with sprite or ginger ale as planned, we decided to mix with coconut soda.  It tastes exactly like strawberries!

strawberry vodka

January 23, 2014

Black and Blue

Black and Blue

I wore this on a Friday when not many people were in the office, because I wasn’t sure about black with the blue pinstripe.  The sweater I wore was a little darker gray, and I wore a long silver necklace instead of a long pearl one.  I think I like the pearl one better with this outfit.

January 21, 2014

Vivid Karet Vodka Series: Strawberry

strawberry vodka

We go through a lot of vodka, so it was time to make another one.  This time, we infused our vodka with organic frozen strawberries from Whole Foods.  If you are using a wide mouth container, be sure to cover it so it doesn’t evaporate.  We plan to mix it with ginger ale, sprite, or seltzer.  We’ll to add a splash of lime. 

Happy snow day! 

January 20, 2014

Wine of the week: Chateau des Leotins

Chateau des Leotins

Château des Léotins, Bordeaux

Wine of the week is courtesy of my dad, who has a much better appreciation for wine than I do.  We’ll feature a few wines that are yummy but reasonably priced.  This one costs about $10.

January 17, 2014

Your Friday Jam

I have usurped Klar’s “Your Friday Jam” today to post a video by my favorite band ever, The Sounds.

January 16, 2014

La soirée d’hiver

La soirée d'hiver

The leather panel skirt I have is from Caché, and the woman I bought it from has a husband who rides a motorcycle.

January 12, 2014

Vivid Karet Vodka Series: Grapefruit and Raspberry

Grapefruit and raspberries

This week, we made vodka infused with grapefruit and raspberries.  We used a cup of frozen raspberries, because it’s what we had on hand, and we peeled one grapefruit before we put it in our handle of vodka.

We recommend using Skyy vodka, because it comes in a blue bottle.  The raspberries will turn white and look gross, and the blue bottle will hide them.  After you put in the fruit, we put the little plastic piece at the top of the bottle back in.  This kept stray raspberries from coming out when we poured it.

grapefruit raspberry

We mixed with one-part vodka, one-part ginger ale, and added some more frozen raspberries. Enjoy!