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Cocktail Recipe du Jour: Peach Wine

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

Hey guys,

So this is sort of cheating since it's not a technical cocktail recipe, but peach wine is almost no work, super refreshing +delish, AND you're getting an extra serving of fruit! Win-wn-win! Let's be honest, sometimes during the week (begrudgingly) we don't have the energy to make an elaborate cocktail. I often want something more than just wine before dinner. Don't get me wrong – we normally opt for wine during dinner, but we like to have something different while we're cheffing.

While on our honeymoon in Italy, our concierge told Apops and I that we must try the wine with peaches. It was a local specialty. As there was a pretty strong language barrier, I didn't get an explanation, but I was obviously curious to try it out. Was it sangria? No. Was it super sweet with fruit juice? No. It was just dry, white table wine with fresh cut peaches. It wasn't life changing, but it did add a subtle extra layer of flavor that jazzed up the wine. And obviously, minus pouring the wine and cutting the peach, it's almost zero work.

I tried peach wine for the first time at a tiny restaurant in Amalfi that was on its own little island. They sent their boat to get us, which was so cool in itself. And after that, I was hooked. I had the peach wine everywhere I could (especially when the sun was blazing and we were taking a pool break – I had to rehydrate, you know?)

As it is still technically summer, I'm going to hit up the farmer's market in town today and add some peaches (while I still can) to tonight's white wine! Bonus: wine with peaches also goes super well with all things BBQ!

Cheers, guys!

Miriam

As I didn't have peaches last night, I added 4 raspberries to my dry rosé and it was also awesome!

Tending to our garden with the rosé w/ raspberries (look how domestic I've become!!!)

Posted in cocktails, fruit, garden, italy, recipe, summer, travel, wine

Life Lately (Summer 2018)

Posted on September 07, 2018 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

Hey guys!

I haven’t written a blog post in a little while here because it’s been prettyyyyy busy around here! If you’re not following along on my adventures, you should, btw, (@lazyjackpress on Instagram) then here's a little update.

So first, Apops and I moved back to my hometown of Belvedere (in the SF/Bay Area). It’s absolutely the opposite of New York, but at least we finally have a little outdoor space.

 

Kitty is adjusting also! (Minus trying to get her to walk on a leash – she did NOT like that!)

 

LJP moved headquarters also. New address: 114A Main Street in Tiburon – cross street Via Davina! Hehe. Those of you who know me, know it's my middle name. It’s definitely nice not to have dozens of tie and sock boxes taking over any and all available floor space.

 

Next, our wedding weekend. I’ll do a more in depth post about the wedding later when I get the official wedding picts back, but it was awesome having all of our friends come to Cali to see where I grew up/where we live…(love you guys!) 

The weekend started off with a small welcome party at the San Francisco Yacht Club (pre-gaming at our house first).

 

 The next night was our “rehearsal” dinner in Napa w/ lots of vino!

 

 Finally, the weekend culminated in our wedding at Meadowood in St. Helena. It was absolutely the most amazing night ever. The food, Scott Beattie’s curated mixology cocktails (especially the MirPops – recipe coming soon!), the flowers, the setting, and the love – I hope I never forget how magical it was!

 The next morning, Apops and I left for our honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast. Take me back (although I guess it is good I'm not eating pasta 2x a day anymore! lol)

 

That’s the update for now…lots of life changes! But I’m excited for the new adventures ahead. I have lots of new ideas and excited to be back and getting ready for LJP and the holidays!

Cheers, guys!

Miriam

 

Bridal Shower

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

Hi guys, 

My bridesmaids threw me the most beautiful shower ever! I'm still so excited thinking about all of the thoughtful details that went into making the day so special. Lazyjack Press is obviously a men's accessories brand, but I do love sharing some exciting personal moments (and milestones) with you all! 

Can't even imagine competing with Ladyhattan's post of the shower - especially since she included my dating rules I gave her before she married Prince Erik! 

Thank you to my ladies!! 

M

Read Ladyhattan's blog post on the shower here: http://ladyhattan.com/manhattan-new-york-rooftop-bridal-brunch/

Posted in bridal shower, bride, brunch, friends, nyc, wedding

Cocktail Recipe du Jour: Double Pepper Margarita

Posted on May 03, 2018 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

Hey guys! 

It doesn't need to be Cinco de Mayo for us to enjoy a marg! This recipe is one I've been making recently on Sunday nights - definitely a cure for the Sunday blues! Also, this recipe calls for multiple veggies so it's a great way to knock out those pesky veggie servings. #amiright? It's definitely a winning cocktail that has a little bite  – perfect for Cinco de Mayo and beyond! 

Cheers, guys!

Miriam

What You'll Need (Recipe serves uno)

  • 1/4 of a bell pepper
  • 1 lime
  • A segment of cucumber (about 1-2 inches depending on preference)
  • Bunch of cilantro (optional)
  • Serrano, jalapeno or fresno chili pepper (optional)
  • 2 shots of your favorite blanco/silver tequila
  • Honey/agave
  • ice

What To Do:

  1. Add the cucumber, bell pepper, cilantro, chili pepper (if you're using the last two) to a tumbler with ice and muddle very well.
  2. Add the juice of one lime to the mix.
  3. Add a drizzle of honey or more to taste.
  4. Add the tequila and shake, shake, shake!
  5. Serve in your favorite margarita glass and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a lime wedge!

    Trip to the Tie Mill in Italy (And Other Shenanigans)

    Posted on April 25, 2018 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

    Hi guys! 

    I just got back from an amazing trip to Italy. While I was there, I visited the mill where the ties are made. I knew making ties wasn't the easiest thing, but seeing the process really made me appreciate every little detail that goes into making them from beginning to end.

    Below is where The Mullet tie silk starts getting produced!
         
           
            
           
       
    Apops checking out some swatches. Side note: Apops was wearing the Camel Toe pocket square. #dapper            
                
    How I pick out colors for each tie!
         
           
    It was also super fun to check in on one of our custom projects in progress. 
          
           
    Quality control - everything the mill puts out is so exquisite but the lady in the picture is sitting there scanning endless yards of fabric to make sure it's all good to go!
         
          
    It was great meeting everyone at the mill and it was truly astounding how many people it takes to make the operation run! Besides Jim in NYC, I do most of my work with Francesco and it's always great seeing him!
               
    After the CAD gets made, Italy gives me a printed out strikeoff or silk blanket, if you will, with all of the designs that I have in production to see the color combinations and details of the design before it goes into production.
                   
    So many fun designs on that blanket. I made changes to some and approved others. Can't wait for them to get developed further! 
        
           
    It was really cool to see the shipping department get all of these huge boxes ready to send to me. The order coincidentally beat me back to NYC. When I opened the box, I definitely had a different appreciation for each and every single tie in there! It also contained a new design that I'll be launching later this week :) Stay tuned.
                 
    Besides the mill, we had a wonderful time exploring Como, a quick day trip to St. Moritz + Venice. Here are a couple of photos from the rest of the trip. 
    Our hotel with a beautiful view of Lake Como
                
    So much amazing local wine (and grappa!)
          
    Such a magical view of Lake Como from dinner.
             
    What became a VERY vertical climb to get to a tiny restaurant run by a husband/wife team on top of the hill.
          
    The climb was worth it for the tour of their private grappa collection!
        
    11,000 ft high on top of the mountain in St. Moritz! Yikes!! (I am awful at heights)
          
    Last night in Como, our hotel wrote us this beautiful note + gave us some grappa noting it was no surprise this was our favorite! (Oops!) 
           
    Venice!
         
    Apparently my grandfather was a big fan + would go behind the bar and make his own cocktails. This explains a lot. 
         
    Drinks at hotel Cipriani!
        
    Cheers, guys!

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