A day spent sipping and sailing like that crafted by Kari Rider Events + Karena Dixon sounds just about right for Memorial Day. Remembering those lost, embracing those you love and enjoying the warm weather. Hopefully you are doing all of the above. And even if you’re no where near a boat, we’ve taken the sip out of sip & sail and have a lineup of cocktails perfect for celebrating the unofficial start to summer.
Just in time for the unofficial start to summer, we gathered a few friends, stocked a cooler with our favorite seasonal cocktails, boarded a gorgeous 29-foot Hinckley and set out for a scenic “Sip & Sail” on some of the Chesapeake Bay’s most scenic waters. The breeze was light, the laughs were hearty, the familiar warmth of summer finally in our grasp again.
A 2005 Hinckley 29R was the setting of this classic coastal happy hour on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We kept the decor simple, using pattern play in the accent pillows, coasters, place mats and rugs to create a water-oriented palette that ran the blue spectrum. Nothing beat the scenic shoreline views and golden hour light, though! Cheers!
Red, White and BoozeView Slideshow
Photography: Karena Dixon Photography | Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events | Flowers: Seaberry Farm | Catering: Gourmet By The Bay | Boat: "Andiamo," a 2005 Hinckley 29R owned by Todd and Rachel Vecchio | Decor: Dwelling & Design | Invitation & Stationery: Cara Smith Designs
Ever since turkish towels came into my life I have fully abandoned traditional beach towels. Gone are the days of that faded, insanely colored hodge podge collection that we all have sitting in our linen closets. Now it’s all about a well styled sand blanket. Think round, tasseled, printed and patterned. The kind of beauties that take you from beach to picnic and look so good doing it. Sift through our short list of summer faves to add to your growing collection.
Beach Towel ChicView Slideshow
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Now, being a piña colada lover, that is a bold statement title coming from me. But after seeing what the talented team at the Whaling Club delivered yesterday in our How To Be a Master Bartender feature? I don’t doubt that this summery concoction would make my tastebuds do a happy dance. After you’re done drooling over the image from Rebecca Yale, grab the recipe below!
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- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 3/4 oz ginger syrup
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz blended scotch
- Combine ingredients in a shaking tin.
- Shake, strain into a collins glass, and top with club soda.
- Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a straw.
Poolside CocktailsView Slideshow
Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Cocktail: Whaling Club