Bon Weekend, Paris ‘Love Locks’ and Couture Cocktails ~

I hope everyone had a fabulous week!  I certainly had a fun, busy week with my kids and, thankfully, the heat wave broke. 
I took my daughter to see her favourite band, Big Time Rush, and my car thermometer read 108 degrees on the way to the concert!  Her happiness and great seats made up for the several times I thought I was going to faint due to the sweltering heat.  I’m being dramatic with the fainting statement, but it was terribly hot!

Leave your heart in Paris ~

Paris has long been the destination for lovers, and the Pont des Arts bridge is the place to leave your heart in the City of Lights.  For the past few years couples have been attaching thousands of padlocks to the bridge and throwing the keys into the River Seine as a sign of their never-ending love.  Although it’s being deemed an eyesore, I think it’s quite romantic.  You can read the story here.


Couture Cocktails ~
Fujiyama Saketini Recipe

• 1½ oz. Hangar One Mandarin Blossom Infused Vodka
• ½ oz. plum Saki
• 1 oz. POM Pomegranate Juice
• Splash Cointreau
• ½ fresh squeezed lime
• ¾ oz. homemade lemongrass syrup
• Lime wheel, for garnish
• Orchid, for garnish
Place ingredients (except garnishes) in mixing tin over ice; shake till your hands freeze. Strain into martini glass; garnish with lime wheel and an orchid.
—Courtesy of Dashi Restaurant, St. Croix

Wishing you a beautiful weekend of sunshine and happiness!  What are your plans?
xoxo, B

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  • Reply High Heeled Life August 6, 2011 at 7:14 am

    That does sound so romantic with the locks .. only in Paris … 😉 … you always share such wonderful beverages …

    As you read we are on a road trip .

    Little Dolce is traveling with us … he is so excited ~ he has been traveling with us since he was 15 weeks old. He is a great little traveller. When he sees his napsack packed at the door he knows he is coming and sits by the door waiting .. its really sweet.

    We are currently in Montreal, Canada .. and will be making our way to Stowe, Vermont later today to stay with friends.

    Have a great trip and enjoy family time… its the best memories … safe travels XO Celia.

  • Reply Castles Crowns and Cottages August 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Darling friend,

    I REMEMBER YOU SAYING that the heat index in your car was so high! This has been one HOT summer that warrants a COLD ONE on the spot! You always offer the most BEAUTIFUL cocktails to sip on and enjoy in the slow comfort of the moment..thank you for visiting…Anita

  • Reply Elaine Biss Designs August 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Wow!! Love the lock thingy! How sweet! Bon weekend!

  • Reply Loree August 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I agree that it is romantic. Hope you're keeping cool and, if you have any rain, send it our way 🙂

  • Reply Fashion, Art and other fancies August 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    The locks are so romantic and mysterious; leaves everything to one's imagination.
    That cocktail looks very glamorous indeed.
    Enjoy your travels.

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