{ Grand Marnier } Holiday

Photography: Anthony Urbano

I love the holidays it's my favorite time of the year. I grew up where holiday parties were always expected to be at the Caradona's. Homemade everything and Secret Santa's. I hope to grow up to be like my mother in that sense, she's always been the classiest woman I knew always teaching me different things about party etiquette and basically how to be a lady. I feel like I might be going in the right direction, because as soon as November rolls around I start day dreaming about recipes and party planning!
In honor of all thing festive I'd love to share with you a recipe I made with my friend Anthony over the weekend with Grand Marnier. What better way to test out a new drink than on a cold rainy day, because let's face it the best part about a party are the drinks! 
I decided to make a Grand Raspberry Peach Collins

Here's what you're gonna need:

*1 bottle of Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
*A lemon
*Simple Syrup
*Club Soda

Now here's how to do it:
 oh and did I mention we blasted The Supremes?..yeah you should do that.

Step 1) Pour 2 oz of Grand Marnier Raspberry peach into a cocktail shaker.
 Step 2) Add 3/4 oz of french lemon juice (make sure you take the seed out!)
Step 3) Add 1/2 oz of simple syrup
Step 4) Fill the shaker with ice and shake well! 

top: Topshop, skirt: Zimmerman, rings: Karen London, watch: Follie Follie

After you're done shaking stain the drink in a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. And because everything looks cute with fruit add a lemon wedge and a raspberry as garnish!


Something my mother always told me was to never show up to a party empty handed, friend or not bring a little something! I'm the candle giver. I love to receive and give them, who doesn't love a candle?
1st jacket: Vintage, top: Guess, skirt: Tommy Hilfiger, shoes: Marc Fisher ,  2nd jacket: Karl Lagerfeld, purse: Jess Rizzuti

My holiday tip:
#1 tip: Go for coats with detailing. I love coats that have that vintage touch, a nice fur/faux fur collar and double breasted. 
#2 tip: I love wearing color in the fall and when winter rolls around you'll find me in this red coat. It's festive and brightens up those snowy days.