Happy 4th of July, Bon Weekend, Plus Couture Cocktails

Happy 4th of July, mes amis!  I hope you had a great week.  What are your plans for the weekend?  I hope you will be enjoying a long holiday weekend if you’re in the US, and a wonderful weekend every where else.  We began our 4th of July celebrations yesterday by spending the day in downtown St. Louis and Forest Park to kick off Fair St. Louis.  The weather has been delightful this week, perfect for long walks around the fountains and dining at one of our favourite establishments in the park.  I took a few photos to share on Instagram.

Salty Dog


  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. grated white grapefruit zest
  • 1 (2″-wide) strip grapefruit peel
  • 2 oz. fresh white grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. gin or vodka


Combine salt and zest on a small plate. Rub grapefruit peel around rim of a glass; rim glass with salt. Combine grapefruit juice and gin or vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into rimmed glass; garnish with peel.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!  I hope it’s beautiful where you are…


If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com


Fireworks photo here, recipe here

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  • Reply VM Creation Atelier July 5, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Hi,hi,dear Brenda!

    Coming by to say you HELLO and wishing you beautiful weekend,dear friend:)*
    Thank's a lot for your always elegant posts and for your lovely recipes here…..

    Just pretty,pretty always you are!

    My sunshine hugs,

  • Reply Vannessa@Luxuria July 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Gorgeous images and will certainly try that recipe (as never heard of it before being a Brit 😉
    Thank you so much for your comments over at mine too; really appreciated x

  • Reply Champagne Macarons July 8, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Thank you, Violetta! I hope your weekend was wonderful. xx, B

  • Reply Champagne Macarons July 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Thank you, Vanessa! I'm certain you will love the cocktail. Your blog has so many beautiful things. xx, B

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