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3 Easy Steps to the Tastiest Moscow Mule with a Twist

When it comes to putting a twist on lime-lover cocktails, grapefruit is the winner. From a margarita turned paloma to a classic mojito turned sassy, and now, with the cocktail genius of Lyghthouse Cocktails, meet the grapefruit moscow mule. Get the recipe in just three easy steps below!

Grapefruit Moscow Mule
prep time
2 Minute/s
cook time
total time
2 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 6 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 3 oz. vodka (go the extra mile and add a summer kick by using Svedka Grapefruit Jalenpendo Vodka, like we did!)
  • 6 oz. ginger beer
  • Grapefruit wedges, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Pour grapefruit juice and vodka over ice.
  2. Top off glass with ginger beer.
  3. Serve with grapefruit wedge.

See the full summer sendoff party inspiration here!

Photography: Alea Moore Photography | Hair and Makeup: Claudia Verduzco | Acrylic Menus: Phase 3: Marketing & Communications | Clothing: Planet Blue | Craft Cocktails: Lyghthouse Cocktails | Floral: Bloomin’ Bouquets: Unique Floral and Event Design | Glasses, Linen Napkins & Plates: Anthropologie | Handlettering: Hayley Cook Lettering | Name Cards: Host & Toast Studio | Planner + Stylist: BURKE | Design + Planning | Private Establishment: Uptown Buckhead Pool | Table: West Elm

Don’t Let Summer Slip By Without One Last Hoorah

Summer parties are some of the best you’ll have all year and with the season coming to a close (tear!) squeeze in one last hoorah filled with good friends, good cocktails and a pool if you’re lucky. This is a how-to for leaving summer with a bright, happy, festive bang thanks to the ladies of BURKE | Design + Planning along with the prettiest images by Alea Moore Photography. Psst, see the full shoot right here.

A Summer Sendoff is a bright, bold and vivacious style shoot designed to embody the celebration of the end of summer. Taking place appropriately poolside, this party celebrates beating the heat with a crisp cocktail, your go-to gal pal and an outfit that matches your mood!

Summertime in Georgia can get hotter than hot, but that heat inspires taking the time to sit back, dip your toes in the pool and enjoy the company of those around you! Originally inspired by the gorgeous boxwood wall that sprawled over 15 feet tall, it was the bright yellow, orange and pink citrus hues of traditional summer fun that tied this shoot together.

The reoccurring theme of citrus, contrasted with the lush floral design and modern acrylic accents , provided the perfect setting for a summertime gathering with girlfriends. My favorite part of this shoot was breaking away from neutrals (which I love!) and playing with a fun and unique color palette. 

I’m always looking for unique pieces to incorporate into design and the bright yellow table, contrasted perfectly with the bold and beautiful floral arrangement designed by Bloomin’ Bouquets.

One of the most rewarding parts of designing a shoot like this, is getting to work with talented creatives who, once given a direction, feel empowered to run with their creativity and create and produce elements that highlight the overall vision.

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Photography: Alea Moore Photography | Hair and Makeup: Claudia Verduzco | Acrylic Menus: Phase 3: Marketing & Communications | Clothing: Planet Blue | Craft Cocktails: Lyghthouse Cocktails | Floral: Bloomin’ Bouquets: Unique Floral and Event Design | Glasses, Linen Napkins & Plates: Anthropologie | Handlettering: Hayley Cook Lettering | Name Cards: Host & Toast Studio | Planner + Stylist: BURKE | Design + Planning | Private Establishment: Uptown Buckhead Pool | Table: West Elm

Cast Your Vote for the Final Round of the SMP Living Home Awards!

This is it y’all. Hot off the presses we have the last ladies standing in our first ever Style Me Pretty Living Home Awards. We started out with 16 gorgeous spaces in 4 different style categories (check out the original nominees here!) and have slowly shaved that down to two homes that are beyond stunning. We’re dying to see who you crown Dream Home. Hop to it and cast your vote right here!

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The Final Contestants

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Classic

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Modern

OFFICIAL RULES

Voters must follow Style Me Pretty on Facebook to cast a winning vote. The first round of voting, ending on August 6, voters will select the two homes from each style category that they’d like to move on in the bracket. These two homes from each style category with the most votes will advance in the SMP Living Home Awards bracket. Voters will then pick one home from each style category, until August 13. Then, voters will pick two homes from the final four until March 20. Finally, voters will vote for the ultimate home from the final two until August 27. The final home will be revealed on August 31. Followers are allowed one vote per IP address. Facebook voters determine the ultimate home winner, votes will only qualify if submitted daily through Facebook polls on the Style Me Pretty page. The home winner will be announced on August 31st.

Click to cast your vote!