Here’s a yummy recipe for a great cocktail. Remember no Memorial Day picnic should be without strawberries!!
450g strawberries, sliced and diced
1 tbs icing sugar
Crushed ice (optional, but refreshing)
2/3 cup (165ml) vodka, chilled
1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
Place the strawberries and icing sugar in a blender or food processor and blend or process until mixture forms smooth puree.
Pass the puree through a fine sieve into a bowl and discard the seeds in the sieve. Cover the puree with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.
Half-fill 8 champagne flutes/ or other tall glass with the crushed ice, if using. Divide the chilled strawberry puree among the flutes, then top each with a splash of vodka. Top up with the sparkling wine.
Notes & tips
You can make the strawberry puree up to 2 days ahead
Our Madison Avenue retail store celebrated the unveiling of the Jubilee retrospective with a jam packed week of in-store events! Madison Avenue has partnered with the Union League, Big City Moms, and St. James Church to host events this week. Most notably, Madison Avenue partnered with Big City Moms for a Shop and Share event this past weekend. The shopping event was in store and the brought the whole family in for the festivities. There was cookie decorating, face painting, and musical entertainment for the Minnies. These ladies sure know how to shop. But don’t worry we’ll be restocking for the rest of you- haha!
Just stumbled across this AWESOME website targeted toward travel philanthropy- how fun! I’m dying to go on the tour in India with the grandsons of M.K Ghandi! They are all about promoting responsible tourism; giving back to the communities you visit and taking care of the natural resources you’re there to enjoy. This sounds right up our alley! Find GO Philanthropic in this month’s Travel+Leisure named one of the “Hottest New Travel Trends”.
See their mission statement below:
Golden Ticket #45 was found at Palm Place in Manasquan,NJ. A BIG congrats to Diane Leppert who bought the coveted Regency Bubble Dress and drew a winning ticket for a 2 night vacation in Palm Beach with a guest of her choice. Congrats again Diane!! ***hint, hint if you need someone to show you around Palm Beach….
Our last night on the shoot we treated ourselves to some window shopping in the West Village :)
You asked for it and I’m giving it… one more… but that’s it I swear!! haha.
Last night in New York City, Lilly Pulitzer received the “Spirit of a Woman” Award from the American Apparel & Footwear Association. The award was presented by a true Lilly Pulitzer fan, designer, and current Liz Claiborne Creative Director, Isaac Mizrahi. Scott Beaumont, Lilly CEO accepted the award on behalf of the company. The AAFA American Image Awards honor this year’s true icons in the fashion industry. We are so thrilled to be included. I’m putting Isaac’s speech below:
Just a little teaser…this stuff is ridiculous…. I’d love to share more but you’re going to have to wait until November..
Happy Belated Mother’s Day!
Yesterday the Lilly Team hit the Art Musuem area here in Philly for the ”Race for A Cure” a walk to raise awareness, funds and remember those lost to Breast Cancer. We are always so thrilled to be a part of this amazing day and share in the strength of survivors and families. Attaching a few photos for everyone’s viewing. For more info on the Race For A Cure and the Susan G. Komen Foundation go here.
We are in love…with the True Summer 2009 Catalog!!! We are back in the office today after an early morning (3:34 am to be exact) press check. All we can say is you should be stalking your mailmen for these to arrive. They are stunning.