It’s no secret around here that I am a huge fan of my alma mater, UVA, and it has been especially exciting to see our football team off to such a great start this year! In college, I loved tailgating all the home games with my friends, and even though we didn’t win as often back then, we rarely missed a game.
Fast forward six football seasons later, and my friends and I are equally as passionate about gameday—only now, we take our tailgate spread much more seriously. And that’s where America’s #1 cocktail mix brand, Master of Mixes, comes in. Their Big Buckets make game day cocktails easy and delicious—they’re the only cocktail bucket with a patented Dispensa-Rita spout for frozen or on-the-rocks cocktails! And, because of their portability, it’s easy to enjoy refreshing drinks whether you’re tailgating outside the stadium or having friends over for a watch party at home.
To make my game day cocktails extra festive, I love using the Big Bucket Mango Mixer and the Big Bucket Blue Hawaiian Mixer as a nod to UVA’s colors—blue and orange. Master of Mixes Big Buckets come in a variety of tasty flavors, so it’s likely you can make these easy, festive drinks in honor of your school, too! (You may remember that I love using Big Bucket Margaritas in the summertime!) Read more “Festive Drinks for Football Game Day”
This time of year is one of my favorite times to dine al fresco. Though it’s still warm during the middle of the day, as the sun begins to set, it cools off to the perfect temperature. Before long, restaurants will be packing up their patio furniture for winter, so I am soaking up every temperate opportunity to sit outside with friends and sip on a glass of rosé. That’s exactly what I did last Thursday when I went to Chez Billy Sud with my friends Monica and Kim, the same girl gang I went to St. Michaels, Maryland with last year.
Located in Georgetown—speaking of which, you can see all my favorite Georgetown picks here in my Georgetown local guide!—Chez Billy Sud is a white table cloth French restaurant, that would be perfect for a special occasion. As I mentioned above, we really wanted to soak in the remaining days of summer, so we opted for a table outside on their patio, which feels a little less formal and a little more magical thanks to the beautiful twinkle lights they have strung.
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TGIF! I am so glad it is the weekend—and very excited that I have no plans tonight so I can take it easy and work on recapping the rest our southern road trip for you all.
I’ve had a lot going on the past couple of months, and know it’s going to be a busy fall—so I am trying to pull back and just relax when I can. I feel like I have been overbooking myself during the work week, so I am really making the effort to limiting my plans after work to no more than two times a week so that I have time to work out, eat at home, and just be a little lazy sometimes. This weekend, I am most excited to see the Downton Abbey movie with my mom! I loved the TV show and was sad to see it go—and I am glad the early reviews of the movie are positive.
Next weekend, I’m heading to Charlottesville to hang out with my best friends from college and I can’t wait. Nothing beats fall in Jefferson’s Virginia—and I desperately need some Bodo’s in my life. The picture above was taken last fall when I visited Charlottesville around the same time—the second verse of the Good Old Song really says it all, “What though the tide of years may roll, and drift us far apart, for alma mater still there’ll be a place in every heart. In college days we sing her praise, and so, when far away, in memory we still shall be at the dear old U-Va.”
I hope you have an amazing weekend! x
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