We really did have such a lovely time on our trip to Cali. It's always so nice to get out and see new places. We came back feeling so refreshed and inspired. The Griffith Observatory is a must see if you're ever in LA. Thanks for stopping by. -MF
We took a trip to Southern California last week to visit our sister and her family who recently moved out there. It's always nice to take a trip right at the end of Winter, especially when you go to a warmer climate. The first day we were there we were ambitious and hiked a trail at Palos Verdes. It was about 3.5 miles long up and down some serious hills, but seriously amazing. We saw sea lions swimming and playing as well as mussels and sea urchins. The views spoke for themselves and it was fun experiencing it with each other. I was 26 weeks pregnant and wasn't sure I would be able to accomplish the hike, but we took it slow and really just enjoyed it. It was so worth it!We feel inspired and rejuvenated. We'll be posting more pics from the trip later this week but in the meantime jump to the full post for the rest of these images.
This is a classic vodka martini with a twist. It's strong, crisp, and very classy. We recently had a birthday party for Megan and it involved vodka martinis and an oyster roast. It was amazing. If you plan on serving this drink at a party, you'll want someone to be the bar keeper, as you do have to make every drink individually.
1/2 oz dry vermouth
2 oz vodka
In a chilled martini glass, add the vermouth and briefly swirl it around in the glass and then toss it out. Add the vodka to shaker with some ice and either shake or stir until cold. Pour through the strainer into the glass and then garnish with the lemon peel. Drink and enjoy!