Friday, May 27, 2011

Bottoms Up!

Holy mother of Friday it's finally here....loooooooong weeeeeekend!! To say it's been a hell of a week is an understatement.  On top of mad work drama late yesterday afternoon I overheard the bbq'ing neighbor beller out, "Heroin is not a lifestyle!"  Well.  I'm glad we got that settled.  And you were moving out, when?

To cap it off I came in moments ago (it's 1:30am Friday morn) after almost drowning in my car when the cap popped off my 5 gallon glass water bottle as I was wheeling down the freeway.  Can you say screech the car over to the right?  As I pull off into a parking lot to stop the gusher I get out of the car and hear the most insanely loud singing.  Looking up I see a person go pedaling on by, potentially lit out of their gourd, singing Bible songs at the top of their lungs.  How do I know I heard a Bible song you ask?  All I could make out was Jeeeee-suuuuus as they sailed on by bike weaving in the evening breeze.  Hey at least the guy was happy.

More insanity occurred outside my garage as the next door neighbors were convened outside their garage partaking in a smoke of some sort.  Briskly hightailing it up the stairs I heard, "Be careful in those heels" as I shut the door behind me.  Nighty-night metal heads (see here).

Can't believe it's taken this long to plop them up here on the blog seeing as I wear 'em daily.
Well, when I'm not wearing these ones.  Oh yes.  Pass the pink heels.  New addiction.

See why I'm ready for the weekend?  Oh friends I could tell you much, much more but will spare the deets.  Let's just say for the first time in 15 years I've got hives on the palms of my hands.  Carrie needs a nap.  And a cocktail.  Speaking of which Anna Jane is getting married in Mexico today so the Chef and I werked (spelled incorrectly on purpose btw) a little magic signature cocktail concoction for the event.  Get your tequila and let's get a toast ready.  What's that?  You don't know Anna?  No worries.  You know me, it's the weekend, someone's getting married, we have 3 days off -- CHEERS!


The Anjerita (Anna Jane + Eric + Margarita)
Ingredients
for one serving

1oz Silver Tequila (Don Julio is my fave, but Patron or Jose Cuervo work too)
1/2oz Patron Citron
1 Grapefruit wedge removed from skin
Squeeze of Lime
A pinch of Sugar
A sprig of Mint
A splash of Pom Juice
Club Soda to cover

Directions
1. Place grapefruit wedge, lime juice, sugar, and mint in a glass or cocktail shaker.  Muddle it with the back of a spoon.
2. Add all remaining ingredients except Club Soda and cover with ice.
3. Stir or shake until chilled.
4. Strain liquid into a martini glass.
5. Top with Club Soda.
6. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
7. Enjoy :)

Anna and Eric - the Chef and I hope your wedding is everything you ever imagined it to be and more.  Here's wishing you many happy years together.  Congratulations!

Everyone else - bottoms up and let's get going on our weeeeeekends!! 

p.s. - Don't forget to enter the $150 Perricone Skin Care Giveaway 

57 comments:

marissa said...

haaha! your neighbor stories crack me up! and that drink sounds positively delightful! can't wait to try it! :)

taylor said...

grapefruit + tequila is a delicious combination. hope you have a relaxing weekend with lots of cocktails, carrie! xo

agnes said...

j'adore tes chaussures

Très jolies photos

Style Attic said...

I LOVE your daily wear and I LOL at your daily scare :) Hugs and a cheers to to a lovely weekend! XO, Kelly

Cara said...

that cocktail looks amazing!
♥ Cara
Lilac and Grey

Debby said...

Carrie, you are too funny. Your neighbors are just nutty. Maybe the guy on the bike was on heroin too! Can I just say I LOVE those shoes! Super cute. xo

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Carrie.....you are too sweet and kind to everyone. I know you know what I mean here....
Xo lady cakes. Love ya.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love those shoes!!! and hahahha! I died laughing when you wrote about the song singer...people are crazy XD
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

AC Quigley said...

The cocktail looks a real zinger and I love the shoes!
Enjoy your weekend - sounds like you deserve it!
Andrea

Erika said...

YUMMMMMMY! - i think i might be mixing one of those up tonight - sorry for ur long week just means PARTY harder this weekend!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Cool Gal said...

Cocktail looks delicious (I could use one right about now. Is it too early?) and the shoes are FAB!

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What a crazy day! Glad you didn't wreck! You definitely deserve at least a few cocktails this weekend! Hope you have plenty of time to relax!

Courtney Erin said...

I loved your guest post - and not just because it involved cocktails (although I love me a good cocktail). And don't even get me started on the shoes...so cool!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

yaaaaaaaaay long weekends!
what a week. :/ at least it's over.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I am so excited that it's finally friday... while I have to work today and will not be doing anything this weekend that is fun I am excited for the weekend to be here. LOVE your sandals!

xo

Lizzy Loo said...

I stumbled across your blog after reading your post on See Jane and I love it! I absolutely ADORE your shoes and was laughing out loud at your neighbor story!!! So happy I found your blog!

Josie said...

You find the WEIRDEST people, Carrie. Although I guess it would be more accurate to say they find you. Regardless, I love your heels and it was so sweet of you and the Chef to concoct that drink in honor of Anna!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Megan said...

So when I saw the title of this post I thought one of three things:

1) You were travelling to Richmond, VA (where I'm from) and hitting up the pizza joint called Bottoms Up

2) You had a secret crush on Trey Songz

3) You were gonna be draaaankkkin this weekend.

Thanks for the drink recipe :-) Glad it was #3.

Enjoy your weekend (and cocktailsss).

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Congrats to Anna! Ooh and I've been wondering how the Sophie Theallets are IRL. Happy weekend dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ellie said...

It has been probably the longest month of my life. This long weekend is just what I need. Your weekend looks like it will be fantastic!
Enjoy it!
-Ellie

www.citybrewed.com

modanista junkie said...

OMG you are too funny!! Great content doll!!

This martini looks divine!!!

Have a lovely weekend.


xoxo,
Mel

Marissa said...

You crack me up, Carrie! How is your life not a sitcom? :)

I'm heading off to a bachelorette weekend in the boonies of Connecticut tomorrow, so maybe I'll bring the Anejrita recipe with me.

fshnonmymind@hotmail.com said...

Umm, what's up with your neighbors?? As crazy as they sound, you have to admit they provide you with countless stories for your blog!!

I had no intention of getting tipsy this weekend, but that drink recipe just sounds too good to not try. I'll be heading to the liquor store this weekend!!! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I hate cat calling. But I do love those shoes!

Valerie said...

YAY for the long weekend! I love those shoes, Carrie. I hope you drink about 8 anjeritas today. Bottoms up! xo

Caroline said...

That drink looks amazing!! Cheers to a great weekend! xo.

Bonnie said...

You have the best and the worst neighbors in the world. They are the best because they are so insane, and you get awesome stories from them. They are the worst because they are annoying as shit.
P.S. LOVE the heels.

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Peetzi Jen said...

I love this post!! The shoes...did you see the pink flats tooooooo??? The cocktail...must make TONIGHT! And the wedding...congrats Anna Jane and Eric! Nothing like a wedding! It's gonna be a GREAT weekend! Enjoy Carrie and Chef!

P.S. My Bensimon addiction is growing...anxiously awaiting two new pairs ;)

LyddieGal said...

Your espadrilles are fab, I'd totally be wearing them everyday too. And that drink sounds amazing - If I can find my way to the package store for the ingredients, I'll totally give it whirl.

Chic on the Cheap

la petite coquine said...

This cocktail is MAGICAL-the perfect antidote for your wild week! And as for those amazing shoes, the metal heads were probably just jealous.


Three cheers for a much needed holiday weekend!

Amber Blue Bird said...

whoa almost drowning in your car is not a good way to start off the day. Hoping you have a relaxing weekend!

Claire Kiefer said...

lovely shoes! I think the securing of my job for one more year merits some shoe shopping.

Ashley said...

Wow sounds like quite a day! Haha so glad it's the weekend for you - and a long weekend at that! And I LOVE your shoes!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Dude...This week was soooooooooo long. Any chance you could pop over to my place with one of those cocktails?

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Bottons up! What a day...

Have a lovely weekend. Cheers.

this free bird said...

Today was a brutal one. Have a great weekend everyone...I'm crawling into bed to wake up to a new day tomorrow. Argh

xo,
C

Danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

LOVE the shoes! Happy long weekend! xo

Poppies and Sunshine said...

It sounds like you definitely need and deserve a nice long weekend! And new neighbors!
Like I said in my tweet, your neighbors sound a lot like mine. Oh the stories I have. haha. Here's a toast to new neighbors!!
Have a great weekend! xo

Pop Champagne said...

haha! well a toast to those neighbors! I have been hanging out with my grandparents who are pestering me to get married, I could use a few drinks myself too lol

Stacey said...

Ha, ha! Those pesky neighbors!:-) Love your cocktail(pity i have to avoid all alcoholic beverages). I am sure happy it's a long weekend too cuz i need a freaking break!! Enjoy it my friend! XX

TheChambrayCountess said...

You are some sort of magnet for crazy people... which isn't saying much about be since I follow you ;) I love these crazy posts almost as much as I love those shoes!! Must check that collection out! Also, I commented on Jane's blog about how thoughtful you are- love the cocktail!!

Katherine said...

ooh I love those shoes! They look fantastic on you...have a lovely weekend!

My Heart Blogged said...

Sorry you almost drown while driving. You should sue water bottle company for putting your precious life in danger. I feel like without your neighbors we would miss out on so much crazy in the world. Those nine west heels are amazing.

Heather said...

Those heels are to die for!!! Love them! Have a great weekend!

Christina said...

awesome - great blog and thank for posting! :)
the heels are so rad! ;)

il était une fois... said...

yum that drink looks delish!!

xx
http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

Catita said...

I must try this cocktail!!! But not now as I party too hard last night and I am still recovering. Great sandals by the way!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Yeah for loooong weekends.

Funny- our toes match.

kavery said...

You always get interesting (read quirky) neighbours. Love those heels.

Allison said...

The heroin quotes is straight creepy, yet hilarious! Ha, we'd get along great. Lovely wedges, C!

Indie.Tea said...

OO, I hope you have a great Memorial weekend :)

Marie a la Mode said...

You always have such craaaazy stories! Your neighbours must be nutbars! I hope you had a great long weekend and those shoes are bee-utiful!

Jess said...

the bible singing is hilarious - how do you get yourself into all of these situations?!

Kara said...

I tried commenting on this yesterday, but comments were down. I looove those shoes! I was looking at them a few days ago deciding if I wanted pink or brown, but then decided I probably don't really need them...

Ashleigh said...

What an adorable tribute to Anna Jane & Eric - seriously love how you tied the names together, you're too cool :) FAB shoes my dear!!

Annie said...

i love the sound of that drink! so fun!!

Anna Walker said...

I WANT your shoes! They're great!
Tu neighbor Es Loco! [I obviously excelled at spanish in high school!]

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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