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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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Looking to add some sparks to your Fourth? Fireworks and loved ones will all shine brighter with a glass of our July 4th Sparkler! Pour some for your Independence Day. You’ll love it. <3

What to wear for 4th of July? Check out Linnie!

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July 4th Sparkler

Serves 6

What You’ll Need:

3 ice cube trays
1 bottle of cranberry juice (at least 20 oz)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 starfruits
1 sweet watermelon
Champagne

Directions

1. Make fruit ice cubes by filling 2 ice cube trays with raspberries and blueberries. Top off fruit with drinking water and place tray in the freezer to freeze.

2. Make cranberry ice cubes by pouring cranberry juice into a another ice-cube tray and freeze.

3. Slice starfruit into 1/2″ slices width-wise to create star shapes. Dice watermelon into 1″ cubes. Set aside.

4. Once fruit and cranberry cubes are frozen, alternate placing cranberry cubes, starfruit, fruit cubes, and watermelon into tall clear glasses to create a gradient effect. Fill each glass with champagne and enjoy!

We LOVE 4th of July! Stars and stripes team up with red, white, and blue hues as we come together with the people we love to celebrate the country we love. America, here’s a playlist just for you.

Pretty & patriotic! Check out Chika.

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