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Champagne Saturday Turns Vodka Tonic with a Twist

Don’t miss out!Β  We have a gorgeous Kate Spade ring giveaway here and a hapari swimsuit giveaway here!

Phew, its been quite a week! Between our site transition (thanks for making the move!) and accidentally showing up at a swanky all white party in bright purple (I know, why do these things happen to me!?!), I am so ready for the weekend. Unfortunately, instead of having somewhere fabulous to share with you, I have three contractors in my house patching up nail holes. Its been a year since we moved into the new abode and that means our one year check-up complete with all the fixes. The end result means I can finally start painting rooms again and doing fun projects around the house, the immediate however means a whole lotta banging and feeling trapped in the house on a Saturday. Le sigh. I think this calls for making a fun cocktail don’t you? When we were in Tanzania last month, Floyd and I were greeted at one hotel with a yummy frozen drink. After slurping it down, we officially agreed that from this point on, all house guests would be greeted accordingly.Β  We tried to pinpoint what exactly it was, and when I asked the manager, was told it was a frozen vodka tonic. Genius! So last night I broke out the limes and got Champagne Saturday started a bit early…

Vodka Tonic with Crushed Ice

Yum! A Vodka Tonic Slushee!

All I did was throw some tonic water, vodka, ice and a squeeze of lime into a blender. The result was both tasty and pretty. I still think I’m missing a key ingredient from my African concoction, but it was pretty darn close. On a hot summer night, sipping on the ice chips is part of the fun regardless of the cocktail!

In trying to spare you my “around the house” shorts and tee, and without a fabulous outfit to play in this weekend, here is the little BCBG number from Nordstroms I picked out, as if I was going to a great rooftop party in the city. And while we’re dreaming, I also lost 10lbs so it looks really fabulous on me, ha!

BCBG Belted Strapless Dress

BCBG Belted Strapless Dress

How about you? Any fun Champagne Saturday posts to share? Just send us a link and we’ll put you up! Cheers!

Here’s how Phoenix Peacock’s Fiery Inspirations interpreted Champagne Saturday!

  • J.

    I wish I was getting ready to have cocktail! Instead I’m going to pilates then work! So much for my Saturday!

    June 12, 2010 at 9:13 am Reply
  • PinkBow

    mmm, that cocktail looks divine!

    June 12, 2010 at 9:27 am Reply
  • Vanessa

    cute dress, i love the pattern! i bet your purple dress is gorgeous

    June 12, 2010 at 9:29 am Reply
  • kristin

    A vodka tonic twist alternative is not a bad thing. Our drink in the house is the vodka tonic but great to fancy it up a bit.
    Have a lovely Saturday. I am out to try some wedding dresses:)

    June 12, 2010 at 9:45 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    You so don’t need to lose 10 pounds to look fab in that!

    Hope all turns out okay with your projects. I just love all your DIY posts.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:04 am Reply
  • Silver Strands

    LOVE the dress! And thanks for the giveaway opportunites (here’s hoping I win!)

    June 12, 2010 at 10:19 am Reply
  • Chelsey

    I think what’s missing from your drink is Tanzania. Sounds tasty. πŸ™‚

    June 12, 2010 at 10:30 am Reply
  • savvygal

    OH I really like the belted dress. Too bad my waist is too short for wide belt. : (

    June 12, 2010 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Phoenix Peacock

    oooo. I am excited you have a champagne saturday. My grandmother, who is a very proper lady, always has a glass of champagne in her hand; I decided to model myself after her!

    And… a frozen vodka tonic = genius!

    June 12, 2010 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Nikosmommy

    That Vodka tonic cocktail sounds divine!!!! Will have to try it! (P.S. I love how you appreciate a good cocktail!)

    June 12, 2010 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Stephanei Congleton

    What party did you show up to in a purple dress? That’s too funny, definitely something that would happen to me as well. I will be joining you for a cocktail as I watch the World Cup at Solly’s. Cheers!

    June 12, 2010 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Grace

    I’m in shorts and a tee too! But that dress is pretty cute.

    June 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • Bonjour Romance

    You’ve done such a marvelous job on the new site. ANxious to hear about all the new features you have planned.
    Have a great weekend,

    June 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • Dany

    wow the vodka tonic slushee looks so good! I want one now!

    June 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • J

    That is a GREAT idea.

    I love summer…I can freeze ALL my alcoholic drinks and pretend there isn’t a lot of alcohol in them…which there is.

    June 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • southern hostess

    Yum! This looks fantastic!

    June 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Cheryl

    the bcbg dress is killer! i think you’re getting all your former followers again! that drink reminds me that it’s saturday, which means it will soon be saturday night! yay–par-tay. gotta check out the kate spade ring giveaway.

    June 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Diana

    Thank you again for your email…I am so happy! That dress is so pretty! I just love summer and it’s the best time to put on a cute dress and have cocktails πŸ™‚
    Kisses darling and enjoy your weekend πŸ™‚

    June 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Style, She Wrote

    That cocktail looks delish. Cute dress too. Lyn and I are a bit traditional — we love a good mimosa on a weekend morning.

    June 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • misslikey

    okay I need a cocktail now

    June 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    Ooo, looks like a delicious cocktail! Hope you have a great weekend!

    June 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    Fab cocktail! (And I’m sure you looked great in your purple dress at the party. This way you stood out among the crowd – let’s pretend it was intentional.)

    June 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Jacqueline

    The cocktail sound’s delish….I love a good cocktail. I love the dress as well. Have just ordered a similar one from All Saints.
    Not too many cocktails now, Megan !!!! XXXX

    June 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • Anna

    The picture of the vodka is really nice it’s interesting.

    June 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • theUngourmet

    That cocktail sounds yummy! It’s finally sunny here. Yay! I must go and check out the Kate Spade Giveaway! πŸ˜‰

    June 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • Josie

    That is a very pretty cocktail, my dear — and what a darling BCBG dress!
    xo Josie

    June 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Olivia

    Hey girls!
    I love your new blog everything looks so neat!
    have a nice weekend πŸ™‚


    June 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth

    cheers! happy slurpy saturday *-*

    June 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • Christen

    I have to admit that my heart broke and I laughed out loud at the same time when I read about the purple dress at the all-white party. I have SO been that person. I hope next week makes up for this past one. You deserved that cocktail!

    June 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    I have a lot of nail holes and places where the former owner must have just been angry that the walls exist. They need patchin’ but I think we’ll wait until we can no longer spend long lazy days outside where they were much kinder to the facade.

    Have a happy weekend in your lovely dress.

    June 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    Your drinks look so yummy – a blender that can actually crush ice instead of just spinning it around is definitely on my list, preferably to be obtained sooner rather than later so that I can enjoy tasty drinks all summer.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    Love the dress! The pattern is so awesome. Doesn’t BCBG make the best dresses? Most of my favorites are from there πŸ™‚

    June 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm Reply
  • rachel

    Mmm, I could use one of those cocktails right now πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    June 13, 2010 at 12:04 am Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    That cocktail looks marvelous! And what a fab dress!
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Love and hugs!
    B xx

    June 13, 2010 at 2:53 am Reply
  • joei

    that vodka tonic slushee looks tempting!

    sorry, no champagne saturday stories to tell. been under house arrest because i hurt my back during a volleyball game. so even if it’s a holiday (independence day of our country), i’m stuck at home doing a vampire diaries marathon πŸ˜‰

    β™₯ joei

    June 13, 2010 at 4:50 am Reply
  • Caitlin

    The site looks great! I want to hear more about this all-white party and purple dress… and hey, may not be the “swankiest” but home repairs are always fun πŸ™‚

    June 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • garden state prep

    I love the idea of a frozen vodka tonic – it sounds so yummy!

    June 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    I have GOT to try this. I drink vodka tonics like it’s my job.

    June 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm Reply
  • jasna

    It looks soo divine!! xxxx

    June 14, 2010 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Daisy

    Vodka tonics are my drink of choice. I need that slush martini ASAP. yummm.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm Reply

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