Fizz & Fancy Feet

It’s true I’m all about the shoes…

Okay, and maybe the booze too. Well, I will be in December at least for now I’m going to vicariously drink through you.


I talked about feathers on Monday for my Dior Dictionary Word and wanted to keep it going because of my deep love for feathers. The runways have been completely taken over by feathers on feet and I am totally here for this fall trend! But from Valentino to Koché these pieces can come with a hefty price tag. So today, I’m sharing my fun and chic DIY to get on board my favorite fall trend for a very minimal cash.

I was just about to get rid of these shoes when I decided to give them another life. Here is what you need to fancy up your feet:

A pair of shoes (they don’t have to be a heel)

Four packs of feathers (mine from Hobby Lobby)


A glue gun


1. Glue two of the four feather pieces together so that you have two altogether.

2. Decide where you like the feathers best and how they’ll fall and look.

3. Put together the small Velcro pieces.

4. Glue to the inside of the shoe.

5. Strut your stuff!


On to my drink recipe of the week! Guys, I’m in love with this one. My version at least. Very jealous of you who get to drink the non mocktail version. However, one of my favorite combinations is lime and strawberry and this drink has all the flavor!

What you need:

Fancy Cube:

Fill mold with blueberries, strawberries, lemon and lime peel.

Strawberry Simple Syrup Recipe:

3 tbsp finely chopped strawberry, water, stevia

This recipe is all about the syrup so don’t skip this step. Throw all three equal parts into a small saucepan and simmer for about five minutes. Strain into glass. Add in lime juice, vodka, Cointreau, top with your favorite Rosé, add fancy cube and lime. For the mocktail version just skip the booze and use Strawberry Perrier instead of the Rosé.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend full of fantastic fashion and delicious drinks!


Fresh & Bubbly

Hello, hello!

We made it to Friday which most certainly calls for a drink! But first, I wanted to share my favorite herbs that I plant every single year and how to cook (or drink) with them.


Here are some of my favorites and what to pair them with when you’re cooking or drinking:

Rosemary: I always throw this in when I make a roast. When you cook lamb, pork, chicken or roasted veggies this is your go to. Also I love this for drinks too! Back in March I did a Martini Moment where I made an apple, pear, and rosemary simple syrup. So delish!

Basil: pairs with tomatoes, seafood and really any kind of meat. I like to make pesto with it and use a little in my pasta sauce.

Mint: This is my favorite to throw in my summer drinks. Adds so much freshness! It also pairs well with fruits, veggies and lamb.

Oregano: Use this one with anything! Meats, fish, or veggies.

Parsley: This is a great garnish if you need a finishing touch. Mine is “curly parsley” which is best used for this. Think some color on your potatoes.

Now on to our drink for the week! I was so excited to make this one for you guys because it is my summer staple! Obviously mine is a mocktail but it works both ways and it so refreshing either way.


This has been my drink for so many years so I hope you make it and love it as much as I do!

Have a fantastic weekend Friends!


Smart Sips

For my first Martini Moment of 2019 instead of a drink recipe I though it would be great to start the year out with some ways to keep your drinks smart and low cal. Typically I try to save my wine and those calories for the weekend. One of the reasons I started drinking martinis in the first place was a low calorie content. So today I’m sharing 5 tips to drink a little smarter.

1. This might be the most important one: never use those sugary drink mixes! Juice lemons, limes, or grapefruits as they are much, much lower in calories.  

2. Pick a “going out” drink. I never drink wine when out because I’m not paying $10 for one glass when that’s more than the bottle they have (I’m talking bars and such not nice restaurants). So I always order a Vodka Soda with lime. Not much sugar and not $10. 

3.  Stock your house with drink fixins’ that you know are low cal. La Croix is a good option or I also use flavored Perrier. I’ll mix that with vodka and splash with Pomagranet juice. 

4.  Drink lighter colored liqueurs. Think vodka, gin, or white tequila. Your body can process these easier. 

5. Know the exact calorie count. For example, 2 ounces of gin or vodka has 130 calories in it. If you’re splashing a little La Croix in there that’s nothing. If you wanted to sweeten up a drink 1 tsp of sugar is only 16 calories. 


So let’s get this weekend started! Now we can all sip a little smarter and have some guilt free cocktails!