Tonight I am heading to the Soia & Kyo show for Toronto Fashion Week and I couldn’t be more excited. I decided not to take part in the entire duration of fashion week this season, and I am really pleased with my decision. Not only have I been extremely busy lately, but I also came down with a cold a few days ago, so even getting around this week was difficult. My cold has not put a damper on me wanting to dress for spring, and I have been all about light layers and neutral pieces lately, that’s why I am so excited to wear this Soia & Kyo trench again tonight.
I grew up in a household that celebrated basically every holiday, my grandma especially went all out with decorations from everything from St. Patrick’s day to our Graduations. Even after I became older, my mom would still send easter packages filled with chocolate and treats for spring. I think that I will always love making the most out of every occasion and celebrating it to the fullest extent. This adult easter basket is the perfect way to bring back the old familiar feelings of being a child with the practicality of being an adult. This easter basket is actually a pot and can be used afterwards to plant the carrot seeds that have also been added. Plus, how cute is the fluffy bunny hand cream and the bunch of carrots bath bomb?
– White Lace Planter
-Carrot Seeds (local market)
-Assorted Chocolate (local grocers)
-Clear Plastic Bags
-Carrot Bath Bomb
I’ve never been much of a burbon or whiskey drinker. Except for the occasional sip with my boyfriends brother, I usually stick to red wine and margaritas on Taco Tuesday! However, the other day I was in the grocery store looking for a fruit to inspire my next cocktail when it hit me that I have always wanted to try a burbon smash. I picked up a pile of plums, made a plum based simple syrup and voila. The sweetness of the plum syrup paired with the sour lemon and fresh mint really helped me enjoy burbon much more easily than sipping it straight over ice, and the pretty pink color of the drink didn’t hurt either.
What you will need: yields 1 cocktail
1. 1/2 cup of sugar + half cup of water + 1 plum makes enough plum simple syrup for 5 drinks
2. 1/2 oz triple sec
3. 1oz burbon
4. 6-10 mint leaves + mint for garnish
5. 1 plum
7. Martini shaker
How To Make:
1. Bring sugar, water and chopped up plum to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from stove and let sit until syrup is cooled down (about 30 minutes). Strain syrup into a jar.
2. muddle or “smash” 2 tbsp of simple syrup, mint leaves, triple sec, burbon and ripe plum in a bowl.
3. Pour mixture into a martini shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into an ice filled glass.
4. Garnish with a plum slice and mint.