cocktails / entertain

Because Why Not?

04.15.16

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….why not invite a new, dear friend over at the last minute for a strawberry ice cubes + prosecco happy hour?? I always convince myself I DON’T need to do these kinds of things if I’m being honest.  Things like going to the Austin Bloggers Mixer, meeting for coffee with an Instagram friend or just inviting a lovely friend over for no reason actually is very refreshing despite being the extroverted introvert I am.   I convince myself that I should just work through the evening or that I’d rather watch recorded tv from my sofa, but I always feel so reenergized when I do something out of the ordinary.

I had a bottle of VOVETI prosecco and decided I would turn in into something special rather than drinking it while watching Scandal.  I texted a friend and asked her to come over for happy hour that evening.  I dragged my bar cart outside despite our outdoor space looking like this. (I told you I was done with excuses.)

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I moved a few plants as well as a couple of chairs and pillows to make it feel cozy.

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I had some strawberries in the fridge, so I made strawberry ice cubes for a little excitement.  We have ice cube moulds due to no ice maker, so I put half of a strawberry in each mould, filled it with water and froze for a couple of hours.

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They melted pretty fast since we were outside, but the strawberry surprises were fun.

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The prosecco was wonderful.  VOVETI feels chic yet it’s very affordable.  It’s the perfect prosecco for occasions like this.

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I told you there was a friend involved.  Just picture me in that other chair, but someone had to take a photo.  Corinne is the sweetest, and there’s a chance she was just being kind and appreciative for the hospitality, but she said this was just what her week needed.  That made two of us.

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We talked about life, the weekend, careers, food and what workout class we were doing the next day.

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I had this card in my stash and brought it out just because.

I highly recommend doing something out of the ordinary for you and a friend(s).  It was refreshing and a great mid-week pick me up.

Happy weekend!

Claire

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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