summer water

Rosé wines are back in a big way. They never truly left, but were lumped in with White Zinfandel and went the way of Merlot post-Sideways. In fact while this post was sitting in my draft folder, PUNCH just did a great piece on the making of this rosé comeback.

Rosé wines are typically dry and fruity without being overtly sweet. They’re super food friendly and with two extra large ice cubes and a little Fresca, they make for a fun daytime cocktail (don’t tell any of my wine snob friends!).

loreza rosé /  scribe rosé / jelly jar rosé / swanson rosato 

the best day ever

Here are some snaps from our wedding last month! It was truly the best, most special day of our lives. There was so much love + happiness in the air, I wish I could’ve bottled it up and saved it forever and ever. My dad, who (sometimes) has a knack for putting things perfectly described it as an epic lovefest. A million thank yous to our family and friends who helped pull this off. It was the best day of our lives. xx

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bachelorette gone mild

 

The days are just creepin’ on by and the wedding is now less than two months away!

Last weekend my 14 closest friends and I escaped to Palm Springs for a weekend at The Ace Hotel. I had given strict orders during the planning phase: no tiaras, veils, sashes or straws shaped like body parts and thankfully they did not disappoint. Instead there were incredibly thoughtful welcome notes for each room, custom Turkish towels, a little kit of sunblock, Advil, candy, vodka + cranberry juice and champagne, and best of all, cutouts of all my favorite men (ahem: John Hamm, Pharrel, Angel Pagan, and, of course, Kyle) each with a personal message for me. We had a wonderful, fairly low-key weekend lounging poolside in the dry desert heat with delicious cocktails, massages, boozy snow cones, and a dinner where I was serenaded by an elderly woman named Linda.

A sign I know I am getting older: I came home feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and so thankful for my sister + maid of honor and other bridesmaids who worked so hard to make it a wonderful weekend.

Custom turkish towels via Brandsmith, photo via Kate Franco.

fremont diner

I’d first read about The Fremont Diner when Alexis wrote about it years ago (and her description does it justice in a way that I never could so check it out) and it’d been on my list ever since. I finally had the opportunity this week when I ventured out to Sonoma to do some wine tasting with coworkers at Repris on Moon Mountain. We shared ricotta pancakes, house cured bacon, ham biscuits covered in creole mustard and ginger rhubard + sage jam. I mean…