Rosemary Citrus Spritzer

2 lemons/2 oranges
4 (4-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup honey
Soda water
Rosemary and lemon for garnish (optional)

Peel off thick strips of zest from 1 lemon.

Juice the lemons and oranges into a liquid measuring cup – you should have about 1 cup of juice. Top off with water if necessary to make 1 cup. Combine zest, juice, rosemary, sugar, and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugars. Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes. Strain, discard solids, and let syrup cool completely. To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add 2-3 tablespoons syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and/or lemon slices, if desired.

Lavender Mocktail


3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

3/4 ounce Lavender Syrup

2 ounces chilled club soda

1 basil sprig

1 fresh lavender sprig (optional)

1/4 ounce grenadine, preferably homemade

Pomegranate Mocktail

2 cups pomegranate juice

2 cups ice cubes, or more if needed

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tbsp orange blossom water

Sweetener to taste

Whether you’re hosting or attending, I’m loving a refreshing mocktail after a busy day. And how great is this bar cart? I’m having fun styling it for the holidays and can’t wait to host more parties in 2017 at our place. Look for more home posts! Hope you all had a restful weekend. xx


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2016_07_03_ShaliceNoel6-632-Edit If I were to give you any styling advice, I’d say: style an outfit around one piece. be it a stripe tee, a polka dot skirt, a blue bag, or a wrap heel. And then add in the following quality basics: denim, crisp white blouses, a statement bag and designer shoes. Even though I’m the last person to live by less is more (just look at my mess of a shoe closet), less really is more. And I hope to pass down the AGL shoes, the Chloé satchel and MCM bag to my daughters who have already put dibs on them. Just maybe I can train them to help me organize my shoe closet first.2016_07_03_ShaliceNoel6-884-Edit

judith dress REBECCA MINKOFF / heel TOPSHOP / bag MCM