Peach Bellini

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This upcoming weekend marks the unofficial transition to Fall (Labor Day), but let’s use it to stay summery instead – because Fall isn’t technically until September 22nd! We’re not quite ready to pack away the sandals and bathing suits just yet (especially because the weather in New England is crazy unpredictable). 

With an extra day off on Monday, grab some sparkling wine & peach purée (or in our case, the delicious Powell & Mahoney Beach Bellini mix) and stay summery for a couple more days🙂


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Instructions:
01. Pop bottle of sparkling wine! We loved our bottle of Schlumberger Grüner Vetliner Brut  from Niche Import Co.
02. Pour sparkling wine into glass
03. Top off with peach purée (we love the Powell & Mahoney Peach Bellini Mix!)
04. Garnish however you see fit! Raspberries or lemon and orange peels are great toppers.
05. Enjoy🙂


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Special thanks to Niche Import Co. for the delicious Schlumberger Grüner Vetliner Brut & to Treasures Old Lyme for the beautiful glasses. 

Etsy Round Up // Vol 26

Welp, it’s the last week of August, how did that happen?! We’re feelin’ the end of summer vibes with graphic, geometric motifs and crisp clean designs that will transition into Fall oh so well. I know, I said Fall…let’s pretend I didn’t😉

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^ How amazing is that shelf – it has such style and functionality!


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^ Makes me want to wear turbans and get bangs🙂


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^ Guys – I’m obsessed with these ladies. I want everything. This tray/wall art is gorgeous, and I’m eying this headboard real hard.


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Old Lyme 2016

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Happy Friday, friends! We’re getting back into the swing of real life, but we’re still wishing we were back here! We had such an amazing time playing games, making food, puzzling, swimming and just hanging out (all 11 of us!). Take a peek at our 5 days in Old Lyme heaven🙂


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^ Our tasty Sparkling Elderflower Frosé


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^ Feeling patterny!


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^ Get ready for this fun cocktail coming soon!


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^ And last but not least, we had to pop into Lobster Landing after our friends over at CT Eats Out did such an amazing interview with the owner. The lobster rolls were fantastic and we saw Enea in his little uniform running around talking to people and making things happen!

And incase you missed our last couple Old Lyme trips, you can check them out here & here!


 

Sparkling Elderflower Frosé

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And we’re back!! We’re happy to be here, but we’re sad to not be waking up to the sound of waves and watching sunsets like these (below) every night, womp womp. We are excited to share our first post in collaboration with Our Niche Spirits, who were kind of enough to send us some alcohol to play with🙂

We’re starting off with a cocktail that killed it with the ladies this weekend – frosé.


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Our tasty cocktail used Schlumberger Sparkling Rosé as a base, along with a bit of Elderflower Lemonade to add a little sweetness and flavor (which we added before we froze). We then topped off the slushy cocktail with more of the Schlumberger Sparkling Rosé to make sure we felt some of the bubbles!


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Making the drink is pretty easy, you just need to take your time freezing. We chose to use the Chef John method of freezing (pour your rosé + elderflower lemonade into a shallow dish and freeze, taking it out every so often to stir with a fork, creating the texturized pieces) but you can also do it this way.

Easy, right?! Serve up in your cutest glasses and top with more sparkling wine, and fruity garnish of your choosing!


Special thanks to Our Niche for the tasty Schlumberger Sparkling Rosé & to Treasures Old Lyme for the complimentary glasses. 

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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🙌 Yes, please! What a perfect little treat on a hot & humid day! As you’ll see below, things are pretty self explanatory in the homemade ice cream sandwich world – 2 cookies of your choice, ice cream of your choice, and toppings of your choice. We went with chocolate chip cookies with fruity pebbles, froot loops and traditional sprinkles.


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Our only tips are:

+ work fast, the ice cream will start to melt stat.
+ if you’re planning on serving these, make them and freeze for a couple hours so everything can set. This will especially help when biting into a hard cookie with soft ice cream……
+ go wild with your flavor combinations and toppings – the options are endless!


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Enjoy, and have a great rest of the week, friends! We’ll be back next Wednesday – but in the meantime, make sure to keep up with us on the G&M instagram and our personal instagrams – Christa & Regina. xo


 

Sweet Beats // August 2016

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We are so very close to our vacation time in Old Lyme, CT with our old pals, and we are beyond ready to soak up that sun with the gang. This kind of vibe definitely gets us into an upbeat poppy kind of mood, with of course a splash of indie because I just can’t help myself.

Click here for some ill beats, yo


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reaper // sia

hold on (feat. sampha) // sbtrkt

i won’t take you for someone else // fantastic mister zguy

love that girl // raphael saadiq

town & country // bibio

1998 // chet faker

hanoi cafe // bleu toucan

the call // a rainmaker

black memories // the growlers

pretty girls // little dragon

rendez vous // la plage

way to be love // tops

hold on we’re going home // astr

400 lux // lorde

too good // drake & rihanna

say you’ll be there // mo


 

Happy Weekend!


Happy Friday, loves! What a week! All we can think about is how we’re only a half week away from next week’s annual friend beach hang in Old Lyme (previous posts here & here), and we’re dreaming of total chill. We’re trying to stay cool with this outrageous New England humidity, but it’s been hard. Looking forward to being near the coast and soaking up some friend time! We’ll be posting on Monday & Wednesday, but you won’t be hearing from us again until the following Wednesday, so keep an eye out on instagram for beachy pics🙂 xo


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*Getting Inspired*

Happy hump day, friends! We’re back :) We were just so beat from our weekends away that we didn’t get our sh*t together for Monday morning. Oops. On a high note, my trip to New Hampshire with Brittany was fantastic. We used it as a way to step back, clear our heads and really get our creative juices flowing. We decided we wanted to take some creative photos, so we packed a million outfits and took a million photos. Some highlights of the trip included going to the top of Pack Monadnock for a gorgeous views and lovely light & staying up until 2am on Saturday night creating videos for Brittany’s dance instagram, haha.

Here are our favorite photos from the weekend…NewHampshire_1NewHampshire_5NewHampshire_13NewHampshire_22NewHampshire_3NewHampshire_10NewHampshire_18 NewHampshire_2 NewHampshire_6NewHampshire_15 NewHampshire_12NewHampshire_11 NewHampshire_8 NewHampshire_19NewHampshire_21 NewHampshire_17NewHampshire_14

Happy Weekend!

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This weekend is a weekend of travel for us ladies. Reg will be heading to the Cape, while Christa will be in New Hampshire. We’re making sure we’re taking advantage of every last summer weekend, y’know?! What are ya’ll up to?


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August Moodboard

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These summer months just fly by don’t they?! We’re pretty excited about August because we’ll be meeting up with our closest friends for our annual Old Lyme long weekend away (last seen here & here).

August to us is fun, quirky, and full of ice cream, tacos and cocktails, hehe. Our moodboard is full of bold, bright statement images and we’re trying to live similarly – bold & bright ;)


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