Happy Friday!! I hope you all have something amazing planned for Memorial Day weekend!! We plan on spending most of the weekend by the pool only stepping away to celebrate our cousin's high school graduation and my brother-in-law's birthday. How many of you will be by the water? I feel like Memorial Day and 4th of July are meant to be spent poolside or at the lake.
I do admit that in addition to doing a whole lot of nothing this weekend, I'll probably do a little shopping because the sales this holiday weekend are just too good. Obviously my favorite sale right now is the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, but I've listed some of my other favorites below for you to take advantage of!
Memorial Day Sales:
- ACCESSORY CONCIERGE - 30% off entire site
- NORDSTROM Half Yearly Sale - 40% off
- LOFT - 40% off everything with code "VACA>"
- ANN TAYLOR - 40% off full-price styles + 50% off sale
- LOU & GREY - 30% off all sale styles
- NORDSTROM RACK - additional 25% off clearance + free shipping on orders over $100
- T3 MICRO - 15% off sitewide (I have this hair dryer!)
- URBAN OUTFITTERS - items up to 50% off!
Today's post though is all about Rose!! We're taking this Rose theme two ways today - rose colored dresses and my favorite dry rose this summer.
A couple weekend's ago the hubs and I traveled to Bowie, TX for a college friend's wedding. The weekend was so fun and no doubt that a large part of that was due to celebrating with two of my very best friends - Erika and Sarah. We decided - or I decided rather and they just obliged me - to them our outfits. We chose rose colored dresses and I loved seeing what we picked out. Each of us ended up picking a different shade and a different style. What I love about these two girls fashion-wise is they know how to dress their bodies. I always say this, but we look our best when we adapt the current trends to fit our body type and our personal style. I wanted to share with you all the different styles we all chose as well as some of my favorite blush dresses for the season.
I love too that each of us chose a dress we could wear to multiple functions - weddings, showers, or even date night. Which dress is your favorite?
As for the other type of rose in today's post - it's my new favorite wine! Travis and I aren't really big white wine drinkers, but because it gets so hot in Texas, we've been trying to learn more about rose. We both tend to lean more toward the dry rose and this past Tuesday we got to try an amazing rose at Savor Gastro Pub. This part of the post is for my Dallasites, but I'll give you a bit of background for those that don't live here but may visit in the future!
Savor Gastro Pub is the beautiful restaurant located in the heart of Klyde Warren Park. It's architecture mimics the nature it's surrounded by and the sleek design with glass walls allows you to soak in the beauty of being in a park right in the middle of the city. Klyde Warren Park is a major Dallas hot spot for every walk of life - kids enjoy the playground and green space, others enjoy picnics and the food trucks, everyone enjoys the concerts and fitness classes held on the main stage, and Savor Gastro Pub provides a slightly more upscale place to sit in the shade, have a bit, and drink rose!
This summer Savor Gastropub is offering a new wine by the glass special: Savor the End of the Day with Rosé beginning Tuesday, May 23 for a limited time only. You're invited to "wine" down your day with small bites and a delicious glass of Rose - Terlato Wines’ Mathilde Chapoutier Cotes de Provence Rosé Grand Ferrage by the glass, specially priced at $12. Savor Gastropub is the only place in the United States that you can drink rose poured from chilled double magnums. So, be sure to stop by their Happy Hour from 4-7 - you might see me there!
For all my wine-o's out there, here's a bit more about this rose... Mathilde Chapoutier, creator of the Cotes de Provence Rosé Grand Ferrage was inspired by her travels through various wine regions in France and around the world, to create a delicious Rosé at her estate in Cotes de Provence. This Rosé features aromas of peach, citrus and exotic fruits and is a clear pale pink color with a purple highlight. The Rosé Grand Ferrage scored 90 points by Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate and is a fan favorite throughout the world. Y'all, it's amazing!!
We got to try the wine with several cheeses and they were so good I just had to get the name of them for you. Here's what we paired with the rose:
• Bayley Hazen Blue – Made with cow’s milk, this cheese has a fudge-like texture with a toasted nut and peppery flavor from Jasper Hill Farms in Greensboro, Vermont.
• Challerhocker- From St. Gallen Switzerland, this cow’s milk cheese is creamy and mild with an aroma of truffles.
• Brabander Gouda—Created with goat’s milk from Santpoort Noord Holland, the flavor is mild, but decadent. This cheese has a buttery and nutty caramel flavor with hay notes and a hint of gamey goat.
Please feel free to email me if you have any additional questions! Hope to see you at happy hour!