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The Paloma

On a recent trip to Mexico the Mr. and I fell in love with a little cocktail called The Paloma.  The Paloma combines tequila with the tart and fresh flavors of grapefruit and lime juice to create the most refreshing of libations.  Typically The Paloma is topped with a lime or grapefruit wedge, but I really love adding a slice or two of jalepenos for some heat or a fresh sprig of mint to cool it down. Truly, MKR 

Either way you shake it, or top it, I guarantee The Paloma will quickly become a new five o’clock favorite. 

The Paloma
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
1 Minute/s
total time
6 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 2 oz. Reposado Tequilla
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • a pinch of salt (or a salted glass rim)
  • agave syrup to taste (optional)
  • Ice
  • Garnish with lime,mint leaves, thyme, or jalapenos if you like some heat
  1. In a shaker filled with ice mix tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime.
  2. Shake, shake, shake.
  3. Pour over ice, add a pinch of salt, and garnish.
  4. Add agave if you feel it's not sweet enough.

Mandy Kellogg Rye

Contributing Editor: Fashion, Food, + Lifestyle
Organic Rabbit Baby Shower

I’ve attended and planned many a baby shower in the past few years, but I must admit, this might take the cake as the most adorable. Beautifully planned and styled by Kelly McWilliams, this organic rabbit-inspired fête has a wonderfully intimate yet elegant vibe, and the soon-to-be daddy, Cody Hunter, captured every priceless moment perfectly. See even more here.

Event Planner, Kelly McWilliams created a beautiful rabbit themed baby shower for her photographer friend Tiffany (who happens to be my wife!) Tiffany had told her she’d always wanted a very organic feeling shower with little woodland animals or bunnies (since she was decorating her son’s room with the same feel).

Kelly used a very clean organic pallet and incorporated simple greenery, root vegetables that she found at the local farmer’s market and several paper mache rabbits to create the overall feel. The invitations were created by Kelly herself using old torn tea-stained pages from the book “Peter Rabbit.”

Surrounded by her close friends they had a fun luncheon shower with a few games and gifts. One of Tiffany’s favorite details was the custom block making station. “It gave me a sweet handmade keepsake from every one of my friends who was there. So much more fun than a guestbook and something our son Asher can have forever.”

Photography: Cody Hunter Photography | Planner: Kelly McWilliams - Weddings By Socialites | Floral Design: Sue Bain - Signature Florals | Cake: Lady Cakes | Restaurant: Casa Ybel - Thistle Lodge

51 Reasons Black and White is Having a Moment

I am what some might call a tad bit decor obsessed, and of all the beautiful interior inspiration floating around the world wide web, I find myself always coming back to black and white. I think it’s because those hues can do just about anything. From dramatic to romantic to elegant to sweet – it’s a color combo that knows no bounds. And we’ve rounded up 51 of the most perfect examples.

51 Reasons Black and White is Having a Moment
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