Wednesday, July 31, 2013

watermelon coconut water

Hello readers!

Due to unfortunate circumstances, I wasn't able to do a style remix but I will give you my food remix. :)

This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves watermelon and coconut water. It's so simple and refreshing.

1. Scoop watermelon into blender
2. Pour coconut water into blender
3. Blend (if you want chunks of watermelon, blend for only 10 seconds or less)
4. Drink and enjoy!

<3, phu

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Time

I've just returned from a weekend trip to NYC where the weather's mid 90's and humid. You'd think I'd be juiced to pull out tiny sundresses and shorts. (Fog City summers aren't the warmest.) Unfortunately, a week prior, I took a huge butt flop off a bridge into a river that left both thighs and my behind black and blue. So I turned to maxis with a high-low hem for cool, effortless travel with coverage.
This sheer coral maxi from Urban Outfitters is lined with t-shirt material. So comfy! (And it was on sale ;)

Another thing that's kept me cool in the rare summer heat is this simple watermelon salad. It's similar to the Fresh Peach Side Salad from last year's July post.

Fresh Watermelon Side Salad
  • Watermelon, cubed
  • Feta, crumbled
  • Arugula
  • Mint, finely chopped
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
The key is to let the red onion slices marinate in the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper before dressing the rest of the ingredients.

Happy Summer!
<3 C

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

refreshing (spiked) watermelon lemonade

one word. REFRESHING.

4th of July week was HOT. And the one thing that can cool my buns were watermelons, so I decided to share and make everyone at the BBQ some fresh watermelon lemonade.  Thanks Martha for the inspiration.  I mashed, blended, strained, mix, and eventually spiked the watermelon lemonade.  My friend called it "crunk juice", I think he liked it.  We spiked it with vodka, my rule of thumb, pour until you taste it, or with what you're comfortable with.  We don't need drunken skallywags running around, or we might.  No.. definitely not.

Cool down with a glass of watermelon lemonade, and let me know if you have any special twists to it.  I have a feeling I'll be drinking this a lot this summer.

Thanks for reading!

<3 roe [a roesy life]

fresh and easy summer steezy

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Top: Forever 21 // Shorts: Zara // Sunnies: Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack // Sandals: Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack
Summer is in full swing and my shorts are in full rotation.  I wore this to our friend's annual 4th of July BBQ.. you might recognize the door step from D's post last year.  Had to make sure I had something comfy, and stretchy for all the good eats we'd be having throughout the day.  

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I can't really say if I've ever really been a shorts person, outside of athletics, but for some reason, this season I've been shorts crazy.  Maybe it's the little details on these faux leather shorts.  I'm in love with the quilted detail on these shorts, and bonus.. elastic waist.  The peplum was a perfect pair to hide the elastic waist, too.  On hot days where I have to eat, I need no fuss, which means no jewelry sticking to me and getting in the way as I fight people off for food.  Too bad I was only half patriotic this day, but I did have a red cup that I conveniently left somewhere.

Thanks for stopping by!

<3 roe [a roesy life]