Literally!!! Is this not the best DIY ever??? As you probably know, I am obsessed with fun in the sun...and with the sun comes my sunglasses. This is the best way to store multiple pairs and keep them handy when I am getting dressed so I don't always wear the same pair. With spring just around the corner, I can finally say Surfs Up!!
Two more months of winter...sigh..well if I can't escape physically, this mixture of eggnog and a classic rum punch will help me escape mentally as I envision myself on a Caribbean beach...I wonder if this is really going to work?
2 oz Cruzan Single-Barrel Rum
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1/2 oz lime juice, freshly pressed
1 oz grapefruit juice, freshly pressed
1/2 oz simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
1 small egg white
Edible silver flake for garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously for six seconds without ice. Add ice and shake again for six more seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible silver flake.
Since it's too cold to lay out at the beach, I am focusing on building my beach wardrobe for the warmer months. I love this DIY bleach tie die for my shorts...they are my fave cover up, and what boho girl doesn't like tie die! I can't wait to see what creative pieces you create! Surfs up (soon)!
Supplies: Denim shorts, 2 buckets, bleach, hanger
1. Fold your shorts in half, then clip onto the hanger.
2. Fill your bucket with bleach, then dip the shorts directly down. Be careful not to touch the side of the bucket. If you need to push the bottom down into the bleach use a plastic gloved hand. Hold for 3 minutes.
3. Next I hung over another bucket (filled halfway with water) for 30 min. Then dunked the bottom of the shorts in the water to rinse out the bleach. Let dry.
4. The color bleach may take an hour or so of drying to reach the final color (my jeans looked ombre at first). To get the bleach smell out, wash in a machine separately in cold water.
Sigh...Winter...My least favorite time of year...no flip flops, no beach...no surfing...Unless you make a trip to Florida's hottest city...Miami. Now Miami has more to offer than just beaches, with some restaurants that will excite the foodie in all of us. Check them out here...
Images: Adeline Ramos
So sad...I had to retire my surfboard for the season. Thankfully I found this amazing coffee table book to inspire thoughts of spring. Mary Heilmann: Good Vibrations is available December 1st, and is a mixture of art and california surf culture, influenced by her formative years on the beaches of Los Angeles. Mary Heilmann has been making her name with her abstract paintings, ceramic works and distinctive furniture. Not to mention...she is the BACA (Biennial Award for Contemporary Art) 2012 to the American artist Mary Heilmann, for her exceptional oeuvre and her great influence on younger generations of artists.