Our snow dances don't seem to be exuding the "I think I have the flu", call into work powder days. A friend of ours suggested we start having summer celebrations to aggravate the snow gods and get them to open up! All myths aside, what's the one thing we know we will do for sure? Make some warm cocktails and hope. Personally, we think making the most cold weathered, winter cocktails will give everyone the warm and fuzzies, if nothing else. No harm in that. Today we have found one, that honest to God stops us dead in our tracks:
Smoked Maple Bourbon Chai Tea
6 ounces steaming hot water 2 chai tea bags 3 ounces Knob Creek Maple Bourbon 1 ounce half-and-half Cinnamon stick for garnish
Pour the steaming water over the chai tea bags in a heatproof mug. Let steep for 3 minutes, then remove the tea bags. Add the maple bourbon and half-and-half and stir to combine. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Double the Chai, double the fun as far as we're concerned. Grab a flannel and enjoy! And if you get more snow than us, stop enjoying and have a pina colada!
Although we didn't have the winter of our dreams here in Aspen, we had some pretty incredible powder days and we are thankful. With that being said, we are psyched for spring!! It is just around the corner and although that means a mud pit of a town for the next 2 months, it also means bright blue skies only graying to bring our May flowers. Our homes will get a good spring cleaning and our fleece bed sheets washed and packed away. The tourism will quiet down and the locals will pipe up, leading to outdoor fun and preparation for the sweet summer! We have put together a few items to revamp your home and life for the fresh new season! (We pre-apologize to any men in your life, these things are girly...but it is physically impossible to turn down rain boots with a bow on them).
#1-The Perfect Rain boots- Well we know it's going to rain! Technically these are a necessity...this-exact-pair. Classy while keeping it young. In love.
#2-James Smith Umbrella- Convenient and fashionable in one try. Bring on the weather!
#3-Hello/Goodbye Doormat- I need something to wipe my perfect wet boots on! And how polite?
#4 & #5- Square & Lumbar Pillow- We are loving this new print by Pottery Barn this spring. It is happy, fresh, and just the right amount of whimsical (psst-it also comes as a bed set)!
#6-Wooden Chimes- The sound of wind chimes always reminds us of open windows and doors. Welcome the new breeze with a little song!
#7-Face Vase- We need them all. The unique shape, style, and pastel colors have us trimming all the plants in all the neighbors' garden's.
#8-eRide Rock Crawler's- We figured opening and ending a blog segment with shoes is never a bad idea. THESE shoes however, are amazing; perfect for the wet and slippery terrain everyone's going to be experiencing on the first hikes of the season. These shoes have amazing traction and amazing support for up and downhill. No more smashed toes!
We hope everyone had a joyful, safe winter and we send our cheers' for a gorgeous and adventuresome spring season!