I just returned from the Atlanta International Gift Show and I'm feeling so excited and inspired. I'm so grateful about our new stores who have joined the family, our reorders, and new custom projects! I've already started designing for some of these projects and can't wait to see the finished product!
For those of you who have never been to the show, AmericasMart (the show venue) is absolutely huge! It's literally 59 miles of market and 7.2 million square feet!
I was lucky enough to be in the Toss Showroom (building 2, 813A) and was among some pretty great brands (and people). It was a preppy paradise!
Here are some picts of what my section looked like:
Next up: Toss Designs – they have cute/witty accessories for women – many of which can be customized with your hometown, initials etc!
Haute Diggity Dog – the snazziest toys for your dog! (Also the maker of the Barkin bag - my personal favorite!)
Next, Clairebella – such beautiful and preppy stationary, wallpaper and other gifts designed by Kathy. Literally obsessed with all of her designs!
Next stop: Fornash – super fun, bright, and preppy jewelry and accessories! I love all of their bright colors!
Finally, DefineMe Fragrance – a fun, fresh, and empowering fragrance brand for women! My personal favorite was their hair perfume!
Of course, we had zero fun! Love this picture of Connie sporting Haute Diggity Dog's Rolex watch dog toy, a perfect compliment to her outfit. Wouldn't you agree?
And no day was complete without some champs/wine at happy hour! It was so great getting to know everyone – from pow wowing about our businesses and sharing ideas, to sharing our (mis)adventures from the night before...
See you all next month at the NY Gift Show and get ready for round two this summer in ATL! If you're going to the show, make sure to stop by the Toss Showroom – not only do we have the best group of designers, but we also have the most fun!
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!
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!!!)
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!
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!!
Read Ladyhattan's blog post on the shower here: http://ladyhattan.com/manhattan-new-york-rooftop-bridal-brunch/
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!
What You'll Need (Recipe serves uno)
What To Do: