Oh man, guys. I think I lost my marbles last week. I had this post scheduled to go live and by some crazy blog fluke, it was stuck in drafts limbo. I don’t want to leave you high + dry so let’s just have an Aperol spritz and make up?
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Longest. Short week. Ever.
Am I right or am I right?
After a gloriously quiet August, it was back to work this week and the blisters on both of my heels sum it up quite nicely. I put on pumps for the first time in over a month and my feet were like “Nope nope nope nope.”
Vacation’s over but this weekend calls for a little staycation in DC. Brunch at Dacha + White Ford Bronco at U St Music Hall are just what the doctor ordered. Oh, and continuing my noble quest to eat as many summer tomatoes as possible.
I’ll probably end up turning into a tomato a la Violet Beauregard.
I’m okay with that, I think I could pull off red.
Well, that got off-topic real quick.
This week I lived vicariously through a very lucky friend who’s traveling through Italy. The gelato snaps killed me…
If I can’t venture to Italy (hurry up, Pay Day!), then Italy’s just going to have to venture to me.
The good news: If you can’t afford a plane ticket to Italy, you can afford market summer tomatoes, fresh basil, crusty bread, mozzarella + a tangy balsamic.
Since we’re going for an Italy-themed staycation here, it really only makes sense that you wash down your bruschetta with Italy’s signature cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!
Aperol kindly sent me the 3 ingredients for this awesome drink and I know you’ll love it!
Bittersweet + bubbly, Aperol Spritz has become my summer’s last hurrah cocktail. You know I can’t resist bubbles + bright colors. My two great weaknesses joined together in cocktail form.
The Aperol Spritz is a great cocktail if you have friends over to grill out…or if you’re alone and you need a pick-me-up due to your blisters getting blisters. I’m not talking about me, I swear!
- 3 Parts Cinzano Prosecco
- 2 Parts Aperol
- 1 Dash Soda
- Ice and a slice of Orange
- Add ice and a slice of orange, pour in the Prosecco, the Aperol and add a dash of soda. (This order avoids the Aperol settling at the bottom)
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