weekend wishes

weekend wishes perfectly pink peoniesHappy weekend lovelies! A little break yesterday is exactly what I needed. My brain was in need of a day to adjust to my surroundings and all the moving that has been going on. And to be honest living in a new city has made it pretty difficult to stay on task when all you want to do is explore. We spent our first Friday evening on SoCo having dinner and walking around… A first of many more to come. Now for a Saturday full of more unpacking and hopefully an ice cream break in between! Wishing you all a wonderful and keep reading for my favorite links…

I’m learning that it’s all about breakfast tacos and burritos in the ATX, and I’m going to need a recipe in my repertoire.

How delicious does this ice cream look!

Holy piñata!

Love what Jordan did with her dining room!

Some beautiful storage inspiration is exactly what I’m in need of as we empty out box by box.

*image via sorakeem

the style list : bikini fun

the style list | bikini fun

I know what you’re thinking… Seriously, a bikini post after yesterday’s bon appétit on national ice cream month? Yes I know, and I couldn’t agree with you more. But to be quite honest I have yet to soak my feet let alone go for a swim in any type of body of water, whether it be the ocean or the pool. And now that I’m officially an Austinite that’s about to change with all the local watering holes. So it’s all about bikini fun on the style list and some of my current favorites around, from classic black to geometric fun. Now to just getting around to making a splash…

{1} feminine and flirty

{2} geometric fun

{3} classic black

{4} french twist

{5} bright and vibrant

bon appétit : national ice cream month

bon appetit | national ice cream month 1{Chai Latte}

Happy National Ice Cream Month! I simply can’t wait to get a scoop or two from Amy’s or Lick this weekend to participate in this national celebration and as a treat for all the hard moving work! And since my ice cream maker is still stored away in boxes, along with my entire kitchen, I wanted to share some drool-worthy recipes for this installment of bon appétit. There were so many out there that I had to sadly narrow it down. The chai latte has my name written all over it, but who am I kidding I’ve never met a scoop I didn’t like. Any favorites you care to share? Hopefully I’ve inspired to make a batch of your own!

bon appetit | national ice cream month 2{Strawberries and Angel Food}

bon appetit | national ice cream month 3{Roasted Peach}

bon appetit | national ice cream month 4{Toasted S’more Chocolate Fudge}

bon appetit | national ice cream month 5{Strawberry Pretzel}

pretty palette : austin state of mind

pretty palette | austin state of mindGood morning lovelies and a happy Monday to you all! Well, time has finally come for the BIG move this week and today’s board reflects my current state of mind. Excitement lies within all the new places to see and some of my favorites to revisit. We are thrilled and honored to call this city home and can’t wait for the adventures to begin!

{row 1} roadhouse relics, san jose hotel {row 2} frankiln barbecue, la condos {row 3} jm dry goods, elizabeth street café {row 4} contigo, jo’s

weekend wishes

weekend wishes savoring moments

We are savoring moments of our very last weekend here… Spending some quality time with family and a couple of visits to our favorite local spots tops our list. I know we will be back seeing loved ones and the city often, but visiting Las Vegas will be a new experience for both of us. So on the agenda will be a trip to the cafe and hopefully squeeze in some pizza time at this place between all of our “see you laters” before we head out to The Lone Star State next week. What are you up to this lovely summer weekend? Anything fun on the agenda? Have a happy weekend and keep reading for my favorite links…

Loved getting to travel around the world through all these gorgeous images.

Next on my breakfast smoothie list involves a little matcha.

Some inspiring words on setting your mind to be your best self.

Thinking this jacket needs to be apart of my fall wardrobe.

One of my favorite gals shares a few summer party planning tips.

*image via remain simple

with a twist : the hurricane

with a twist | the hurricaneHappy Friday my dears! When in New Orleans a must stop is Pat O’Briens for the famous hurricane cocktail. What was created in the mid 1940′s to use up excess supply of rum is now the official-unofficial drink of the Big Easy city. And you know I couldn’t wait to get home to mix up my own version of this cocktail! I kept it pretty close to the original recipe but of course added a little twist. Hope you all enjoy and keep reading for the recipe…
with a twist | the hurricane 2


with a twist | the hurricane 3

The Hurricane

*makes 1


  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce passion fruit liquor
  • 2 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Fill a hurricane or tall glass with 3/4 full of crushed ice and strain hurricane over.
  4. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.