Sunday of Summer

August is like the {Sunday of summer} – trying to squeeze everything in before the chill of fall sets in.  I’m taking advantage of each sunshine-filled day that’s left!  I’ve gone on some great {adventures} this summer and look forward to packing in a few more!  Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Summer 2014

1. Crossing {homemade martini} off my 25-year bucket list with these mango cosmos

2. Luke Bryan at {CUSA}

3. Birthday cookie delivery from my BFF in Seattle

4. Reunion with old co-workers in La Crosse, WI for Rockin’ the Docks fundraiser

5. Visiting my favorite {hole-in-the-wall bar} for the best bloody mary

6. Celebrating my 26th birthday with a backyard patio happy hour


Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! xo


Skinny Dip

DLUXFresh {blueberry} purée, blueberry {Stoli} and house lo-cal blueberry lemon soda…these are the ingredients in my go-to drink, the “Skinny Dip” at my favorite aprés work watering hole, DLUX.  “Burgers, Cocktails, and General Swank…” is this bar’s tagline.  Now, I can’t speak to the food because I have only been here for drinks, but the cocktails and the atmosphere are what make this place so appealing.  Lighting at DLUX gives the place a soft glow and the retro art makes it lounge-style.  I’ll call it {scaled-down upscale.}

Rarely do I pass up the opportunity to grab drinks with friends especially when this is the chosen place for happy hour.  Take last week for example, after a happy hour event, I was persuaded to join Dr. X, The Sizzler, and Braveheart at DLUX for drinks (they chose these names, not me).  Ok, so they didn’t really have to “persuade” me – just say DLUX, and I’m there!