Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lately Loving

Kerrygold Cheese. After reading Meghan's constant high praise of Kerrygold products for months, I finally picked up a block of their cheese. Imported from Ireland, affirmation came in the form of a high quality block of Dubliner, a specialty cheese providing a distinct mature flavor with a hint of natural sweetness. Spring Seasonal Ales. (with said cheese)I realize Miller High Life isn't a seasonal spring. I'm talking specifically about Sam Adams Noble Pills. Brewed with the 5 Noble hops providing flavors of citrus, floral and piney notes, this is a deep golden "Bohemian" pilsner. It's refreshing in its own right, but also heavier than a typical spring ale. The High Life balances out the ratio of cravings. Champagne of Beer one night, Sam Adams the next. Well played.

Winning Blog Giveaways! My most recent win is this Wrapped To Wear leather and pearl bracelet (or necklace, or anklet) compliments of the Kirsten over at Triple Max Tons.

Wrapped To Wear sells handmade jewelry based out of Austin, Texas in their Etsy Shop. Made from high quality leather and beads, their versatile pieces can be dressed down for an earthy whimsical feel or dressed up as elegant eclectic.

Manicures. Loving a fresh mani is nothing new and neither is bright green in my polish repertoire.
But I've never worn essie's Pretty Edgy so that counts for something. Plus, green reminds me of spring. So do pastel colors, which I think are more in right now. So next time remind me to tone down the brights. Pastels are where its at. (Easter nails for sure.)

Plaid shirts. Are plaid shirts in style? Fashion trends are not something I'm always on top of.

But I like them, especially in the awkward transition from winter to spring phase. Too warm for wool sweaters, too cold for light tee shirts? Perfect weather for a cozy long sleeve shirt, preferably a plaid button down. I got this particular shirt at Urban Outfitters.
Cucumber Collins at Franklin Cafe. From the hours of 1-2am after a few drinks and then some, a night out in the South End often ends at Franklin Cafe. Usually with a water, maybe a glass of wine, but last Friday saw a refreshing blend of Rain-Organic Cucumber-Lime Vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and soda gracing me with its presence.
The moments fuzzy and the photo quality equally as blurry, but the drink a solid memory. In addition to mixing up signature cocktails Franklin Cafe also serves food until the wee hours. But I'm all about the cocktail.
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What are you loving lately?

21 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I'm loving sunshine...lots of sunshine! I'm also obsessed with Sarabeth's Strawberry Raspberry Jam.

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

I need a manicure! I am loving the fact that I have a girls getaway to Austin, TX this weekend. 85 degrees and sunny!

In and Around Town said...

I am with you on the plaid shirts, I just bought a couple - I needed something to wear before spring and was just way too tired of my winter clothes!

MelissaNibbles said...

I love the nail color! Have you tried OPI's black shatter? It's awesome1

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

Ooooh I love that bracelet!! Lately I'm loving dark chocolate almond milk hehe. I drink it every chance I get!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i'm ready for Sam Summer! :)

Elizabeth said...

I also love the Dubliner cheese. I wore my red plaid shirt one day at the Foodbuzz festival last fall and I think someone referred to me as a farmer or something of the sort. I heart it.

Meghan@travelwinedine said...

I love your nails and your style in general. We need to go shopping together!

Betsy said...

high life!

I love that green nail polish..and wicked cute bracelet.

Megan said...

I keep seeing the Noble Pils but have yet to try it. Sounds like something I would like. I am loving that the sun is actually out today!

Katelin said...

i need to try that cheese! it looks so tasty! and love that bracelet you won, it's so chic and cute and just so fun.

Michelle Collins said...

I am loving Belgian ales and Ethiopian food - I finally tried it for the first time earlier this week and fell in love with it!

Ameena said...

I love the bracelet...so pretty! And I love the cheese...so delicious.

Lately I am loving the fact that I get to travel all the time. Before, when I worked in entertainment finance I didn't get a vacation for 5 years! And now that I consult I can go pretty much anytime I want. I'm off in a week again, and I can't wait!

Amber Blue Bird said...

I have never heard of Sam Adams Noble Pills but I do love their lager....I will have to try this new seasonal variety soon

Simply Life said...

I think plaid shirts are great -but I'm the last person to ask about style :)

carlys27 said...

numero uno- loving the pearl bracelet/necklace how chic i need to buy myself one of these!
numero dos- green polish rocks! i like that better than pastel i think.
numero tres- that pic of you is just gorg and you look as beautiful as ever!
please keep rocking in the free world and keep putting a smile on my face as to every time i read your post!!!
love my cousin!

Jen said...

How do you take such cute self portraits??

Noble pils! I am such a sucker for Sam Adams seasonal brews.

Christina said...

i love love love the nail polish. i'm obsessed with easter colors too! i secretly want to paint each finger a different color. yes i'm a 5 year old.

TheHOchieS said...

Kerrigold's cheese is the best. Next you will have to try Kerrigold's butter. Thinking about it puts my mind in a happy place.

Corinne said...

whipped cream vodka and orange soda, feta cheese, flats (NOT boots yay), daylight savings time AND your nails (per usual) :)

Kirsten said...

So glad you are enjoying your Wrapped To Wear bracelet - they really are super gorg in person, and it looks great on you!
xo Kirsten