HOLIDAY SIP AND SHOP + PHARMACIE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPE

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

We co-hosted a Holiday Sip & Shop with our BFF's Beth Riesgraf and Marissa Ribisi, to benefit the local women's shelter in Downtown LA. I am so excited to share images of the event with you today! We teamed up with so many amazing artists and vendors for this event. It was truly a magical day. 

Sis & I created a girly & whimsical holiday wonderland table filled with delicious treats by our fave, Whisk & Whittle. And we are truly still gasping from the beauty of the garland MV Florals created for us.

Our guests enjoyed their bite-sized treats and handcrafted holiday cocktails from Pharmacie, while shopping from so many incredible artisans and companies including Bare Collection, Beautycounter, Entertaining Elephants, Jen’s Pirate Booty, Lovelybird, Makers Mess, MB Surplus, Mariah O’Brien interiors, Michele Miskovich Photography, Odd Bird Company, Pade Vavra, Red Car Wine, SKJ Sunkissed by Jenni, Sweet Mary’s, Tracee Nichols, Tysa Designs and 901too.

Pharmacie served three gorgeous seasonal cocktails and I was particularly obsessed with their "St. Nick's Tonic" -- which I have lovingly renamed "THE MOST DELICIOUS HOLIDAY COCKTAIL. EVER." Founder, Talmadge Lowe, was kind enough to share his recipe for the drink with us today! Read on for all of the details...

We went super feminine with the copper, pinks, red and white palette. The fresh greens brought in that Christmas tree vibe that we all love. We went crazy with bottle brush trees, in a mix of metal colors, and glittery birds to amp up the "glamorous wonderland" feel.

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

PHARMACIE'S ST. NICK'S TONIC

Gin - 2 oz

Cinnamon Syrup** - 1.5 oz

Lime - 3/4 oz

Cranberries

Muddle a handful of cranberries in the cinnamon syrup. Add this mixture with the gin and lime and ice in a cocktail shaker.

Shake vigorously. Pour the entire mixture into a hi ball glass. No garnish. Let the muddled cranberries float in the gorgeous pink drink. OR, maybe put a tiny branch of fir in it!

**Combine equal parts water and sugar (I cup of each) in a small pot and heat until the sugar dissolves.  Add 8-10 cinnamon sticks to the syrup while hot and let steep for 2-3 hours. Always let it cool to room temperature before using. Refrigerating over night is preferred.

 Tracee Nichols Jewelry. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Tracee Nichols Jewelry. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Odd Bird Company. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Odd Bird Company. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Beauty Counter. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Beauty Counter. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 Bare Collection. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Bare Collection. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 MAKERS MESS. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

MAKERS MESS. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

 MB Surplus. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

MB Surplus. Photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Credits:

Designed by: Twink + Sis

Photography: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Florals: MV Florals

Linens: Classic Party Rentals

Cake Platters: Borrowed Blu

Drinks: Pharmacie

Desserts: Whisk & Whittle

Christmas Decor: Anthropologie

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible!! xx

 

 

VISITING A CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

I've been on the hunt for a Christmas tree farm since Mila's first Christmas, so I was excited to finally find Peltzer Pines (through JL Designs on Instagram). We visited their Brea farm location, which is less than an hour from Los Angeles.

Mila loved leading the way through the rows of trees. 

As a note, these trees are pines (not the firs that we're used to).

Choose your tree and they cut it down for you to take home. That's pretty fresh!

Visiting a tree farm was a fun family activity that I could easily see becoming an annual tradition. 

Mila's dress is Tutu Du Monde via Thumbeline and her moccasins are Lil'fut and Company.

TWINK'S FAVORITE SUMMER PARTY PINS

I loved Sissy's summer party pins in yesterday's post. For me, this month is all about enjoying amazing food, drinks and ambience with the people I love (but frankly, when is it not?). Here are the pins that inspire me to revel in this final month of summer.

Half Baked Harvest's Cherry Ginger Beer Vodka Soda

Flowers and tablescape from The Lane Floral & Food Styling Workshop

Naco Party via Camille Styles

Dinner party in Sweden via Renée Kemps

The Judy Lab's Woodland Forest Cake

Happy August! xoxo!

TWINK'S JULY FAVORITES!

Summer really is the best. It feels like a 24/7 party and everything is just a little more fun. So in my summery state of mind, here are my picks for July. xx

 

Givenchy stud-embellished sunglasses via Barney's New York

 

Photography by Beau Patrick Coulon

 

Half Baked Harvest food blog & recipes

 

Wax & Cruz Ixchel Beach Blanket

 

Mario Luca Giusti Acrylic Tumblers via Maison Midi

SIS'S JULY FAVORITES

I'm feeling super into summer! So I'm excited about these pieces to really get you in the mood for July. 

Brass Pineapple Tumbler with Straw via Food 52.

Bloomingville Striped Hammock via Smallable

Sunnylife Watermelon Inflatable Float via Fawn Shoppe.

Silver Dipped Belly Basket via Olli Ella.

Victory Tailgate Cornhole Set via Wayfair.