Monthly Archives: July 2014

Friday Favorite 5: Summer Cocktails & Signature Drinks

Cocktails Sign
by Margaret Williams

Let’s discuss a very important matter…summer cocktails! Summer is a great time of year to relax on your patio or rooftop with friends and family and what better way to enhance the experience but with signature drinks!

Or maybe you’re hosting something a little more extravagant this summer, such as an engagement party, bridal shower or wedding. Caterers are more than happy to incorporate 1-2 signature drinks into your bar selection.

We’ve listed a few of our favorites, filled with flavor and gorgeous colors.

The Something Blue Signature Drink

To keep up with tradition, it’s always good luck to have something blue on your wedding day. “The Something Blue” with blueberry vodka.


 

Lavender Lemonade Signature Drink

Lavender Lemonade (spiked or not) is always refreshing. The sprig of lavender adds an extra touch not to mention, a beautifully fragrant aroma.


 

Mango Mojitos Signature Drink

Mango Mojitos pair nicely with a DIY taco bar for your guests. Invite us!


 

Raspberry Sparkler Signature DrinkThe shimmer and pop from a champagne flute is always one of our faves. Mix it up a little by adding some fresh raspberries and pair with a cheese plate. The Raspberry Sparkler.


 

Sparkling Pear Signature Drink

Enjoy a Sparkling Pear with fresh pear garnish.

Follow our Pinterest Friday Favorite 5 board for drink recipes.

 

 

Event Report: On the Verge at CUSP

by Kikanza Harris

Combine one DJ, a pink carpet with picture-snapping paparazzi, cocktails and snacks; a beauty bar with make-up artists serving up smokey eye perfection and refreshing bold red lips to attendees; add in the latest fashions from designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory, Derek Lam and Rebecca Minkoff and you’ve got On The Verge.

On the Verge CUSP Event

Gold Fringe was in attendance at the On The Verge shopping event in Neiman Marcus’ CUSP boutique hosted by Refinery 29 and Chicago blogger Liz Schneider of Sequins and Stripes. CUSP is the answer to a boutique experience—a hip space, leading designers, an expertly curated collection, but with all the conveniences of a department store. And though the CUSP experience is expanding beyond its fashion forward approach of online and select free-standing boutiques, to soon be included in all Neiman Marcus stores, Chicago is lucky enough to be home to one of its current choice locations.


Check out some CUSP items we’re coveting…

Thin, buttery soft, and the top half of a LWD, is the perfect way to do leather in the summertime.

Summer Leather Fashion


 

It’s all in the details and we’re loving the grommets and piping on these dresses.

Grommets and Piping at CUSP


 

Grey and white, so simple but so chic.

Grey and White Maxi CUSP


 

Pretty reminders of what we’re always striving to achieve.

Necklaces at CUSP


 

A little bit of humor in your fashion never hurts.

Leather Hat Parental Advisory Sweatshirt CUSP