April 2, 2018

Little White Dress Roundup

I'm always a fan of a good little white dress. This was especially the case for me last year. Pre-wedding me was all about white dresses. The only problem was I had so much trouble finding a specific dress. My goal was to find and wear the perfect one for our engagement photos, but I struggled to find a dress that was simple, elegant, and timeless at a reasonable price point. I scoured every last shop and purchased a few options, but ultimately ended up wearing my favorite blue maxi for the shoot. Maybe it's because I was looking for something too specific that I couldn't find what I was looking for, or maybe it was because I was a season away from the perfect dress - it hadn't been made yet. But, this year I seem to be finding pretty LWDs everywhere I look. So, I've rounded up a few of my favorites at different price points incase you find yourself in a similar boat, or if you just love a good little white dress too!

February 21, 2018

Dinner Date Night

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February 20, 2018

Spring Inspired Stripes

The details:
Coat: Reformation - Similar here & here. Sweater: J. Crew - Similar here & here. Denim: American Eagle. Bag: Mansur Gavriel. Boots: Sam Edelman

Hello, Again

Hi friends, 

It's been a long time. I mean a loooong time since the last post. A lot has happened and changed since then, but that's life, isn't it? 

I have decided after much back and forth and a few Instagram polls to brush the dust off this old thing and start writing/blogging/sharing again - at least in a limited capacity for now. A few posts here and there. I'd love to share some of our wedding photos and the stories behind them, as well as create a more shop-able space for my Instagram feed. 

My reasons for calling it quits were fairly simple. Maintaining the blog had become much more of a chore than something I enjoyed doing, so far from where I had started. I felt frustrated and stuck so I took a break, as one should at that point. Since then there have been a lot of moments where I missed blogging and having a space to share parts of myself, new things I have discovered (like my new/current skincare routine which has completely transformed my skin!), and more than one photo of the same place or thing. Instagram is wonderful and I obviously love it, but let's be honest, no one wants to read the really long caption to a pretty picture or see a different angle of the same shot in your next post. It's a tough crowd. But a blog, a blog post can be whatever you want it to be and that's why I've decided to revive Prosecco in the Park, and why I can't promise that it will be your typical "life + style" site. I could say that this will be a beautiful, carefully curated list of things I love (which I fully hope it will be), but I refuse to add the pressure that comes along with such lofty aspirations. Instead, the plan is to simply share what feels right, when it feels right to create a more open space.

I truly hope you will follow along.

Let's give this a try, shall we?

October 23, 2015

bourbon pumpkin pie ice cream float

bourbon pumpkin pie ice cream float | prosecco in the park
bourbon pumpkin pie ice cream float | prosecco in the park
bourbon pumpkin pie ice cream float | prosecco in the park
bourbon pumpkin pie ice cream float | prosecco in the park
Last year I came up with a very similar recipe that you may remember, a seasonal variation of a whiskey smash called the "smashing pumpkin". It tasted so much like a liquid version of pumpkin pie that I ended up topping it with vanilla ice cream. I wanted to do something like it again this year but not quite the same thing. With the sudden rise in temperature I decided an ice cream float might be a fun idea and so I altered the recipe slightly, making a few changes to the measurements, ditching the brown sugar, adding chocolate bitters, chocolate ice cream, more cinnamon and soda. 

Dare I say I like this variation even more? It's decadent, a dessert in it's own right, and really easy to make. It will take you no more than five minutes to whip this drink together. And just about the same amount of time to drink it.

1 tbsp pumpkin puree
1.5 ounces bourbon
1 ounce simple syrup
1/2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of vanilla
dash of chocolate bitters
1 scoop chocolate ice cream
soda water

Drop a tablespoon of pumpkin puree into a large glass. Add bourbon, simple syrup, honey, and cinnamon. Stir until combined. Add a dash of vanilla and chocolate bitters. Stir once. Add one scoop of chocolate ice cream to your serving glass, pour pumpkin bourbon mixture over it and top with soda water. 

bourbon pumpkin pie ice cream float | prosecco in the park