I am the Foodie Fashionista and this blog is a forum to express my idea of living life in the best way I know how. Whether it be by eating great food, drinking delicious wine, wearing amazing clothes, spending time with inspiring people, or admiring beautiful places, I want to explore it all!
It’s the freaking weekend! Friday’s are just so sweet. I thought I’d whip up a couple of these babies I found on my favorite recipe site, MyRecipes, tonight to enjoy it a little more.. Enjoy your weekend!
·1(0.75-oz.) package fresh mint sprigs
·12(1/4-inch-thick) cucumber slices
·2(6-oz.) packages fresh blackberries
·3/4 cupfresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
·8to 12 tsp. turbinado sugar*
·1 cupplus 2 Tbsp. gin
·1 cupcold club soda
* Super fine or powdered sugar will work too
Place first 5 ingredients in a large pitcher. Gently press mint leaves, cucumbers, and blackberries against side of pitcher with a wooden spoon to release flavors. Stir in gin and club soda. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
I travel A LOT, and when I say a lot, I mean it - At least every other weekend. Traveling can be super fun, but can also cause a serious lack of style sensibility. I find myself feeling lazy and disorganized when it comes to packing. Since I love fashion and putting outfits together, this can be a problem, which is why I came up with these 5 packing stand bys. When getting ready to zip up my weekend wardrobe, I make sure to check off every single one of them, that way I know I’m ready for whatever Saturday and Sunday may bring..
1. Pack at least 1 tried and true option
*If you end up hating everything you brought, you have at least 1 thing you know you love and looks great!
*Jewelry and scarves are great options to spice up any outfit, and they are very easy to stuff into your bag.
3. Pick a color
*Choose one pair of shoes or handbag and build your outfits around it. This way, you don’t have 4 different pairs of shoes taking up room.
4. Plan out your outfits
*It may take up a little extra time, but you’ll be happy when you don’t have 6 shirts and no pants. You can even try them on to make sure you like them!
5. Choose the travel size
*Toiletries are usually the items that take up the most room in my suitcase. Instead of bringing your full size gallon shampoo, opt for the travel size to save room. Now, I have 3 Henri Bendel bags (with cute little images to denote what goes inside) that I use for all of my essentials.