Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cocktail Recipe: Strawberry Caipirinha

The World Cup may be over, but summer is the perfect time to enjoy Brazil's national cocktail, the Caipirinha. 
Our version is kind of a cross between the Caipirinha and Caipifruta, taking advantage of seasonal ingredients.

5 oz. cachaça of choice (we recommend novo fogo)
1 oz. fresh strawberry juice
1/2 fresh lime 
1 teaspoon sugar
3 basil leaves, plus extra for garnish

Squeeze the lime into a cocktail shaker.
Add the sugar and basil leaves, and muddle.
Add cachaça and strawberry juice, and stir to mix.
Pour into glasses over ice and garnish with a basil leaf.

Serves two.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fashionable Film: To Catch a Thief

We love an Alfred Hitchcock movie, and one of the all time greatest is the 1955 Cary Grant and Grace Kelly vehicle To Catch a Thief.  This pairing brought such style to the beautiful French Riviera location - we can't think of another time when so much elegance was captured on screen.  Between the beauty of the costars, the Edith Head costumes, and the Cote d'Azur, this film depicts our ultimate fantasy world...  We can't picture anything more perfectly styled.
All images via Google

Monday, July 21, 2014

We Recommend: Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

In the summer, keeping your lips moist and protected from the sun is a must.  Jack Black lip balm, sold in a convenient tube, provides great moisture, SPF 25, and a minty fresh scent.  It is also natural, deriving much of its moisture from avocado oil and shea butter.  Originally a men's brand, this product has become a beauty essential for the ladies of Golden Dreamland. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Style Icon: Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has the most fabulous style. We love how she mixes classic pieces to create simple but chic outfits. Her style has evolved over the years, but staples like the little black dress have been in her wardrobe repertoire since her Spice Girls days. Now that she has her own fashion line her pieces are available for all, and we look forward to her collection each season. Her husband David also has great style, and the two of them together are sartorial perfection.
all images from pinterest