Category Archives: Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday: Party Like a Pineapple

It’s almost Friday, but let’s start the weekend a little early, shall we? A time change and Halloween recovery does tend to throw one out of whack, and nothing can remedy that like bright colors, big gems, and a jigger of rum (or two.) It’s November, so around the country things are cooling off. In South Florida, this is when things just start to heat up. “Season” is upon us, and in flock our annual snowbirds; friends from up North we haven’t seen since they fled the mugginess in May, ready to celebrate the holiday season with the flair that Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Your Lips Taste Like Sangria

Ah, sangria. That most perfect vehicle for day-time wine drinking. That epitome of grown up juice. That classiest of liquids you can imagine drinking from a solo cup. Whether you’re at a backyard barbecue or a cozied-up hayride, sangria is the ideal early fall drink. It’s warming in a way that won’t overheat you (save the bourbon for December, y’know?) It’s a fantastic way to use up the 10 pounds of apples you accidentally purchased at the store (and really, something needs to wash down all that pie, applesauce, etc.) And, if you’re into this type of thing – which you almost Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Lollipop + Lemon Drop + Lime Coat

Whew, today’s happy hour is a doozy. I’m mixing lemon and lime with my favorite lollipop flavor – Ippolita. Ippolita is having a moment, and arguably started off the slice jewelry trend a few years ago. We still aren’t purchasing many pieces from their Lollipop collections, and that means it’s still hot hot hot – typically I’ll start noticing more and more of a certain style or “it piece” in the showcases as its popularity wanes and the owners sell to RLJ or come in to trade for something new. So current Ippolita pieces are diamonds in the rough at RLJ. Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Blue Christmas

Happy Happy Hour! It’s the second best time of the week, Thursday evening, with Friday about to dawn in all of its TGIF glory. But let’s kick off the merriment early – I have the perfect thing to celebrate. This is an impeccable, jaw dropping, 66.05 carat aquamarine, certified by the GIA as octagonal, step cut and transparent. I know, gemstone reports just don’t have the same cache as diamond reports do, do they? But no matter – look at that color! And transparent isn’t effusive enough to describe the clarity. It’s D&D certified as crystal clear, like looking into the Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Purple People Eater

Well, it’s happy hour, despite what the foreboding snow clouds outside my window are saying. For a transplanted Floridian, you need to forgive me, but the phrase “Happy Hour” still conjures images of swaying palm trees, an ocean breeze (or ripples in the pool at The Colony), and wedges and a sun dress. So while faux fur vests are incredibly adorable and cabernet (along with its warming effect) is, indeed, my grown up beverage of choice, happy hour by a fireplace still feels weird. Especially in the week leading up to the day we honor prints, sunshine and white after Read More →

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