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More than what we’re sipping, the best part of having a drink with friends is the get-together. The wine we have and the spirits we savor are second to the stories we tell and the laughter we share. But we can still enjoy a little drink here and there, so here’s our take on everyone’s favorite social drink: the sangria. Make a batch and toast to your time together!

More to love: new arrivals for a night out are here.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

1 750 ml bottle of white wine (Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.)
1 orange sliced into wedges
1 lemon sliced into wedges
1 fresh pineapple diced into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup of sugar
4 cups of ginger ale or lemon lime soda
1/2 cup of coconut rum
1 bunch of fresh mint leaves

HOW TO MAKE

Pour wine into a large pitcher, squeeze in the juice from the lemon and orange wedges (don’t discard wedges), add sugar, and stir. Toss in fruit wedges (removing seeds) and pineapple, then chill overnight.

Add soda, rum, and ice to pitcher just before serving. Muddle clean mint leaves into each serving glass and pour sangria over leaves. Enjoy.

Let’s go back. Waaaay back…back into time–

–And back to the beach. With artists like The Beach Boys, Bob Marley, and Francois Hardy, this week’s playlist is full of chart toppers spanning decades of bonfires and boardwalk bashes. Give it a listen and live out your endless summer.

And then check out these timeless styles, here.

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August 8, 2014

We have mixed feelings about August. While we find ourselves happily settled into the slow-groove of summer, thoughts of future hectic schedules in the fall begin to cloud our sunny skies. But we won’t let our endless summer, end, so we’re getting lifted by this soulful summer mix. Give it a listen: that’s the sound of your worries going away.

Soul to sole: uplifting New Arrivals are here.

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July aka National Blueberry Month is almost over, but not without one last hurrah! Blueberries and lemonade have always been high on our list of refreshing treats, but we found a new love when we teamed them up with a little bit of vodka. Light, sweet, and slightly tart; you’ll want to savor summer with each sip.

The blue crew: Trista, Sammy, and Loyita.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 4-6)

15 ounces Vodka
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup carbonated water
13 ounces Lemonade

HOW TO MAKE

Put blueberries in a 1 quart mason jar and fill jar with Vodka. Tightly place lid and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Blend 2 cups of lemonade with 2 cups of ice into a slushy consistency and pour into a pitcher. Combine 15 ounces of blueberry vodka (including blueberries) with carbonated water, stir, and serve.

Who doesn’t love a tasty mojito? Sweet and tart, our Cranberry Mojito is just what you need to top off a summer celebration. Best enjoyed in your favorite sandals, with your favorite people. Cheers!

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Cranberry Mojito (Paired with Hadria in beige)

(Serves Two)

Ingredients

8 ounces of fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
10 mint leaves
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 ounces rum
Seltzer water

Directions

Create a cranberry simple syrup by adding fresh cranberries, sugar, and water to a sauce pot. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a simmer and then reduce heat to low, cooking for 10 minutes. After the mixture takes on a pink hue and reduces to syrup consistency, remove pot from heat and let cool.

Into 2 tall glasses, add mint leaves (slightly muddled to release flavor) and lime juice. Fill each glass with ice and add in 2 ounces cranberry simple syrup and 2 ounces rum. Top with seltzer water.

If you’re looking for us, you can find us chilling on white sands with a Blue Lagoon in hand. We’ve fallen in love with this cocktail, so we thought we’d share it for this week’s Thirsty Thursday. Give it go–it won’t disappoint!

Blue Lagoon (Paired with Tia in chartreuse)
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Blue Lagoon (Serves One)

Ingredients

Pineapple juice, 2 oz.
Cream of coconut, 1 oz.
Curacao blue, 1 oz.
Rum (light), 1 oz.
Ice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake, or stir in a mixing glass.
Place ice in a serving glass and pour cocktail over ice. Add hibiscus flowers for garnish.

If we were on a week-long cruise, we’d loop these tunes to get us into that chill boat-life groove. Here’s a list of songs we think would probably play at least once while on a cruise-trip. But instead for this weekend, we’re just going to listen to them at the beach or maybe the local park, and it’s going to be just as good.

Wherever we go, we’re wearing something like this.

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In summer, we reaaally like to slow things down and take it easy. That’s when we start to enjoy the simpler things in life, like this recipe for a popsicle cocktail. You just need two ingredients to make it─ so simple! Enjoy.

The Lacka Sandals also make for a simple choice.

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PopTail

Makes One

Ingredients:

Champagne of your choice
Fruit flavored popsicle

Directions

Place popsicle in glass
Pour champagne over popsicle
Serve immediately

This week we’re listening to a diverse summer selection of seaside tunes. We’ve gathered up sounds from all corners of the world for an eclectic mix of music. Check out the playlist for something different!

Check out our summer selection of styles here!

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