Saturday, July 4, 2020
Happy Fourth - And Clothes & Cocktails
Even though with this pandemic I am not eating out or entertaining, I do have to hope I will be doing those things again, in the not too distant future. So I decided to spruce up my wardrobe a bit, Florida style.
J. Crew is having an amazing sale, and lots of sale items are 70% off the sale price, so they are incredibly well priced. I do hope they come out the other end of bankruptcy and perhaps get Jenna Lyons back for the reboot. Their style has not been overwhelming since her departure, although this summer their selection has been a pleasant surprise.
Tell me these won't all be fabulous in my new digs. The first four are silk. And BTW, dry cleaning is crazy expensive here. I have no idea why.
And, I've decided I need a new cocktail. Except for a great Bloody Mary at brunch, I am a Manhattan drinker. If a bartender can make a great Manhattan, he is a keeper. But I'm beginning to feel that they are 1. Too alcoholic in this heat and 2. Too heavy in this heat. I am primarily a wine drinker, but have gotten into the habit of a cocktail in the lanai before dinner. It has made GG much more tolerable.
So, I need suggestions for the perfect cocktail for Florida. This past week I made strawberry daiquiris and mojitos. They were both yummy, but I'd like to experiment more.
The worst scenario is me sitting in my beautiful lanai in my new home in these great clothes sipping a tropical cocktail.
I am all cleared to close on Wednesday and on Thursday I have painters, plumbers, and roofers all teed up, the latter two are just little repair jobs.
I hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend as much as possible.