Happy Weekend!

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Yay, it’s Friday! We’re counting down the hours until our G&M weekend in Boston! Our friend Brittany (last seen here), will be joining us, and we literally can’t stop talking about how excited we are to get Union Square Donuts, ha! Christa cut out treats for the month of January, but obviously this is the 1 exception, and how sweet it will be!

For all of you out there getting hit with the massive snow storm, stay warm and safe! We’re a little sad we won’t be getting much (or any) snow, but our time will come. Cheers to a fabulous weekend! xo G&M


cct // How is it almost Valentine’s Day already?! Get prepped with 3 cocktails for your sweetheart

rkv // Quinoa and chai? Yes, please

cct // I’ve always been an advocate for leggings as pants, IF they are styled well. This girl knows what I’m talking about…

rkv // Calculate how many hours you will spend on this winter’s shows

cct // Gotta love a good decoupaged chair

rkv // Is Katy Perry behind this?

cct // This little blurb about a bison who was stuck by lightning from the WNPR science blog, The Beaker, is just adorable. I know, it sounds weird, but it’s great! *Also, spoiler alert, in case you were worried about him, he’s doing great!

rkv // The best beer gardens in America


 

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Happy Weekend!

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Today and tomorrow are 2 very specials days…today is National Donut Day, and tomorrow is Reg’s birthday! We get to spend the weekend together with our guys, good roomies and delicious food – aka the perfect birthday. We’re hoping to pop over to Harpoon for a brewery tour on Sat, have a fancy-pants seafood dinner that night, and enjoy another tasty brunch on Sunday morning. Cheers to that!

cct // How two Etsy sellers are revolutionizing female nudity

rkv // Because I have no shame when it comes to getting free stuff — 18 free things you can get on your birthday

cct // I’m attending 2 weddings in 1 day this summer (!!) and have been searching for a dress. I’ve been debating Rent The Runway, have any of you guys used it before?? I have my eye on this dress and this dress!

rkv // I’ve had a handful of life changes going on recently, and have been feeling like my brain just can’t calm down because of it. I mentioned it to Christa and she sent me this helpful little article.

cct// Adorable & delicious looking vanilla tapioca pudding with floral sprinkles

rkv // The perfect cheese for your zodiac sign

cct// DIY painted cat nails?! The cutest!

rkv // Speaking of nails, I’m very into this color and this color for the summer months


PS. Did you guys get a chance to hear our interview on The Dinner Special podcast?? Learn all about how we met, our favorite places to grab a bite in our two cities, and what our last meal would be (hint — it’s covered in cheese and sauce)!


Are you following us on instagram? What about twitter? Whatchya waiting for??

Birch Hill Tavern Beer Dinner

We’re stickin’ with the alcohol theme going on, and I’m here to tell you about the most delicious beer/spirits dinner I have ever been to! I guess the Birch Hill Tavern has had quite a few beer dinners, but this was my 1st and I’m glad it was — because besides tasting Maine Brewing Company‘s beer, we also got to try 3 spirits from the New England Distillery.

Birch Hill Tavern curated a delicious menu to go with the 3 delicious MBC beers — Another One, Lunch & Dinner, and the 3 NED spirits — Eight Bells Rum, Inginium Gin & Gunpowder Maryland Rye Whiskey.

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We started off with Maine Beer Co.’s 1st beer “Another One” to go alongside some awesome appetizers — meatballs and bruschetta. Next up was an antipasti plate which consited of smoked gouda, prosciutto, hot peppers, capicola, olives & a pickled medley (cauliflower and carrots) which went fantastically with MBC’s beer “Lunch”. To be honest I was a bit skeptical after tasting these very vinegary, salty foods, but this beer was paired perfectly.

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Next up was my favorite of the night, butternut squash ravioli with a brown butter rum sauce, parsnips and raisins topped with crispy shitake mushrooms paired with the Eight Bells rum. The surprise of the night was that each liquor drink came 2 ways, straight up and in a mixed drink form (holy amount of drinks…)! I’m not usually a fan of rum, but damn this was good. It actually tasted surprisingly similar to whiskey (but still rummy) because it is aged in bourbon barrels. So. Good.

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Once we settled in after the delicious ravioli, we were presented with the amazing beer battered eggplant with smoked mozzarella and sweet marinara. Holy hell this thing was HUGE and went extremely well with it’s paired beer, “Dinner”. I had never had smoked mozz before and it is really good! I almost didn’t finish it I was so full, but I managed 😉

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Before dessert, came a fruity and refreshing Gin drink which tasted like a strawberry lemonade (with gin of course). By this time in the evening, the place was loud and happy!

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And for dessert, we had layers of fried dough with whiskey soaked berries, sweet mascarpone & rum whiskey cream paired with the Gunpowder Maryland Rye & a Manhattan style cocktail. The dessert was so light and fluffy (thank god, I really wanted to finish it, but damn was I full), and wrapped up the meal so perfectly.

As I had mentioned before I had never been to a beer dinner, but boy do I recommend them now! These people know what they’re doing, and anytime you can experience the genius of a kitchen matching food and booze so perfectly, I say go for it!

Have you guys been to any good beer or liquor dinners?

 

Happy Weekend!

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Reg and I are both planning on hitting the beach this weekend and are pumped about it (get that summer glow!). Doing anything fun? Have a great few days off! xo G&M

cct // A potentially awesome project for you ambitious DIYers out there

rkv // Intrigued by the idea of making my own headboard

cct // Those French ladies do it right

rkv // Cappuccino? Are you serious? Gross.

cct // Two things that need to get in my belly right now – Turkey Santa Fe Zucchini Boats & S’mores Popcorn

rkv // 10 words to know when talking about beer

cct // For all you Gone Girl fans out there, did you see this connection? (PS – pretty self explanatory, but don’t click until you’ve read and finished the book!!)

rkv // Contouring basics

Happy Weekend!

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Sorry for the cheeseball pic, we’re just excited to be having a girls weekend together in Boston! Christa is heading up with our friend Brit after work for a grand ol’ time! Another cool thing about today is that it’s pi day! (get it, 3.14??) and we’re using it as an excuse to literally eat pie. Anyway, we hope you all have a fantastic weekend friends, and enjoy our Friday links!

rkv // Because I love Beyonce, and I love emojis, this Drunk in Love emoji video pleased me very much.

cct // What is your stance on the “Ban Bossy” Campaign? There are so many opinions and reasons for & against, you can read some here & here.

rkv // April 6th is coming at warp speed. Some of you know exactly what that means… GAME OF THRONES SEASON 4. In case you’re like me and pretty much forgot all of season 3 already, here’s the entire season in one 25 minute clip. (PS – so excited for the return of Jon Snuhh)

cct // Oh my god guys, this might be my dream dessert

rkv // I’m a big fan of tasty beers, so I’m really appreciating Treasures and Travels’ A Month of…Beer. They’re using March to learn all about the art of brewing, and I loved this little infographic to help learn about the different types.

cct // Being a designer, typefaces and fonts are important. Learn (watch) a little more about one of the best type houses in the world!

rkv // Mmmm Greek yogurt coffee cake

cct // While our awesome friends Cheerleader are off playing at SXSW, we’re at home… jelly…reminiscing about our past Bonnaroo trips. And while SXSW isn’t quite as rustic and camp-y as Bonnaroo, here are some tips on having “the best music fest ever“.

PS – we made our Irish Soda bread a looong time ago, but if you’re looking for a delicious treat for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, make sure to check out ours!

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St.Patty’s Day Get Ups

With St. Patty’s weekend almost in full swing, we realized adding the appropriate amount of green to an outfit can be hard. It’s fun to get a little festive, but green isn’t always the most flattering color. Luckily army green and hunter green are in right now! We’ve put together a few outfits for some very possible St. Patty’s day activities that require a little green, so it won’t look like a Leprechaun attacked you…

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Parade // St.Patty’s Day in New England can still be a little chilly, especially when you’re outside all morning watching a parade. But this actually can work in our favor, because our bit of green is in this awesome army green parka. So throw this on after you’ve crafted a cute but comfy outfit to walk around and drink beers in. This tote is big enough to toss the jacket into if you’ve warmed up (liquid jacket anyone?) but make sure to keep it poking out a bit so you don’t get pinched!

// Peter Pan Tee // Sunnies (which I’m obsessed with and need to buy asap) // Parka // Vegan Leather Tote // Baseball Cap // Flats // Boyfriend Jeans //

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Brunch // For the ladies who brunch, it’s all about comfort and ease. These cargo pants and their jazzy little zippers stand out, while the flowy tank will allow lots of leeway for your big Irish breakfast. Sneakers tone down your gold hardware, and a brown oversized cross body will make it easy to steal the extra biscuits from the bread basket.

// Jean Jacket // Tank // Cargo Pants // Necklace // Cross Body Bag // Sneakers //

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Drinks // This lacy frock is easy to dress up or down, and perfect for a night of drinking some green beer with friends (last year we went with green champaign, because we’re classy). You’ll feel slim and sassy in some black skinnies and ankle booties, while staying practical with a light jacket and satchel.

// Lace Shirt // Quilted Jacket // Leather Booties // Necklace // Black Jeans // Cross body Bag //

How are you guy celebrating this year? Let us know!