Monday, February 10, 2014

10 on 10: South Africa Edition


I flew thru the 9th, literally. 
Landed in Johannesburg and started my day with a can of sass.

Boarded our 3rd plane for our 21st & 22nd hours of flying time. 

And finally got to see Africa from the plane. I was looking for herds of buffalo. And cheetahs. I did not spot any from 50k feet up.

More Africa.

Cape Town!!!

Spotted: Table Mountain 

Exploring on foot. 

Home away from home. It's a happy place. 

I missed her!!!!

After two nights not in a bed, this is a beautiful sight. 


Linking up with Rebekah for 10 on 10!
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Gold Medal Sochi Mule

If you've been around this blog for a while, you'll know I'm obsessed with the Olympics.

As in, 2 years ago, I created a life size red phone booth and giant double decker bus.
I had a theme party, complete with a mandatory dress code. It was fabulous.

Before I knew it, winter of 2014 had arrived, and Sochi was around the corner.
This year, I'm toning down things, there will be no giant buses or phone booths, but I am going to have one of these, the Sochi Mule.

I've been dreaming up a spin on the other famous Russian bev, the Moscow Mule, but adapted it to my taste buds (ginger beer ain't my thang).

Root Beer (diet or full sug)
Vanilla Vodka (1 shot)
Grenadine (1 tablespoon)
& a Maraschino Cherry Garnish.

Served in a traditional copper mug.



So mark your calendars, and your shopping lists - the Opening Ceremonies are Friday night at 7:30pm.  

Pour yourself a Sochi Mule, wear your red, white and blue, and have your own Party in the USA.