Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Movies For A Rainy Day

MOVIES FOR A RAINY DAY
Rainy days are hands down the best day to watch a movie! After all who wants to get out in a storm when they don’t have to? In Nashville and in many other parts are the South this week it has been raining like crazy; believe me, there is nothing I’d rather do then put on some yoga pant, cuddle up with the coziest blanket I can find, pop some popcorn, and watch a movie. Since it has been raining pretty much everywhere so far this week I thought I would share a few movies that would be perfect for a rainy day!
You’ve Got Mail – I first saw this movie when I was in the sixth grade and have loved it ever since, it is without a doubt my favorite movie. You’ve Got Mail is one of those movies that never gets old; I have to admit I have watched this movie twice in one day.
Rear Window – Grace Kelly is my style icon and my favorite actress, plus Jimmy Stewart is also my favorite actor of this time period. This movie has everything: fashion, love, and suspense.
Forrest Gump – This movie is a classic and if you haven’t seen it you seriously need to rent it!
Enchanted – I used to watch this movie all the time in college, before I went to bed – is anyone ever really too old to enjoy a good Disney movie…I think not! The music and story line is bound to leave you with a smile on your face.
Amityville Horror – Sometimes a rainy day calls for a scary movie, besides every now and than it’s fun to be a little afraid. Amityville is the scariest movie I will do and quit honestly the photo in this post alone is giving me a little case of the creeps.

What are some of your favorite movies to watch on a rainy day?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rain, Rain, Go Away

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY
It is safe to say that it has been raining cats and dogs in Nashville so far this week. I absolutely love a rainy day when I am able to stay in, pop some popcorn, watch a great movie or read a book, and just curl up under a cozy blanket and listen to the rain fall. Most days it seems like there is always something that needs to be done or somewhere to be rain or shine! On those terribly rainy days I always break out my favorite pair of rain boots and grab an umbrella on the way out the day, after all, who wants to be cold, wet, and stuck with a bad hair day. Above are a few of my favorite umbrellas and rain boots to survive the rainy day and of course maintain a good hair day!

Here’s where to shop for my above rainy day picks. Click on the name of the item to be directed to the website.
1.               TravelPocket Umbrella
2.             BlackEvedon Rain Boots
3.             NavyHorse Welly
4.             PolkaDot Dome Umbrella
5.             EverhamRain Boot
6.             HunterRain Boots
7.              TravelUmbrella

Monday, April 28, 2014

Race Day Dresses

RACE DAY DRESSES
With the coming of the first weekend of May approaching means that it is the week of the Kentucky Derby! One of my favorite parts about horse races besides seeing the outstanding and creative hats people come up are the dresses. For any of you attending the Kentucky Derby here is a last minute derby dress inspiration. Below a few of my favorite dresses that would be perfect for the races! Click on the name of the dress for the link.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Perfect Mint Julep

THE PERFECT MINT JULEP
In honor of the Kentucky Derby being only one week away I thought I would share the official Mint Julep recipe of the Kentucky Derby! Enjoy!
The Early Times Mint Julep Recipe
2 cups sugar
2 cups water Sprigs of fresh mint
crushed ice
Early Times Kentucky Whisky
Silver Julep Cups
Make simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with 6 or 8 sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make on julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, ad one tablespoon mint syrup and 2 ounces of Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy Hour Time

HAPPY HOUR TIME
Well Hello there Friday! Where have you been all week, it has been far too long since the last time we met! I don’t know about you all but this week it seems like it has taken forever and a day to finally get to Friday; thank goodness the weekend has finally arrived. I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and will have an even better weekend. Cheers!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I has that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Drink Special!
Lawyer’s Revenge
½ ounce regular water
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 piece orange peel
Ice cubes
1 ounce port wine
1 dash vichy water
Combine the sugar and the orange peel with the regular water and mix well. Pour this over ice in a cocktail glass and add the wine.

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Coffee & Classics – Mozart Masterpieces at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Friday, April 25, 10:30am
Seaside, FL: Seaside Farmers Market at 30A, Saturday, April 26, 9:00am
Hilton Head, SC: The Art Market At Historic Honey Horn, Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, April 27
Little Rock, AR: Main Street Food Truck Fridays at The Corner of Capitol and Mail, Friday, April 25, 11:00am
Birmingham, AL: Spring Festival at Grace Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 26, 9:00am

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mint Julep Desserts

MINT JULEP DESSERTS
This morning I looked at my monthly calendar and I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw that next week we will be heading into May! If you live down South or basically anywhere in the United States for that matter you know that next weekend is the Kentucky Derby. I think that we can all agree on the fact that Mint Juleps are synonymous with the Kentucky Derby and horse races in general. Above are a few Mint Julep inspired desserts, which to me is a pretty clever twist on this classic cocktail; Mint Julep Cupcake – ummmm…sign me up for that!

Here’s where to get the recipe. Click on the name of the dessert to be directed to the website where you can find the recipe.
1.             Mint Julep Cupcakes
2.            Mint Julep Granita
3.            Mint Julep Sorbet