April 30, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Victoria Beckham for Target

Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target (children’s line)
Sparkle Boots: Marc Jacobs

Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target (children’s line)

To see how Seri shopped the Victoria Beckham for Target line you can watch here…

xx, Maggie
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April 25, 2017

Red Wine Berry Spritzer

Guess what guys… Tonight, at 7:30 pm, I’m hopping on a plane and heading to… Italy! Right?! As you guys saw, we had a jam-packed (and INCREDIBLE) weekend full of events at LMP, so this vacation is coming at a perfect time.  I can’t wait to spend a week relaxing, soaking up all those Italian sights, eating copious amounts of pizza, and drinking all of the wine.

This weeks cocktail is inspired by this trip and all of the red wine I will be drinking … the Red Wine Berry Spritzer.

Here’s what you need:

-your favorite red wine (we used a leftover bottle we had in the office)
-Italian sparkling water
-fresh berries (we used raspberries, strawberries and blueberries)
-fresh lime, cut into 1/4 wedges
-fresh mint
-ice

Here’s what to do:

1) Rinse all berries and chop up strawberries into 1/4 size pieces. Set aside for garnishing later on.
2) Add ice to each of your wine glasses, filling about halfway. Add in assortment of fresh berries.


3) Squeeze in some fresh lime juice, 1 wedge per glass.
4) Pour red wine on top of ice, lime juice & berries, filling your glass about 3/4 of the way. Let sit for a few minutes to allow berries to soak up some wine.


5) Top off each glass with Italian Sparkling Water. Garnish with fresh mint, and enjoy!

Natalie whipped up some caprese skewers with fresh basil, grape tomatoes and mozzarella, which was the perfect light snack and paired perfectly with this light and fresh cocktail. It certainly did the trick in getting us into the vacation spirit!

You can follow along with my trip on my Instagram, and I will be sharing photos and other details on the blog soon!

Ci vediamo la settimana prossima… Ciao!

xx, Abby
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April 18, 2017

Derby Day Mint Julep Raspberry Iced Tea

We love ourselves a good Kentucky Derby Party! Flowers, horses, big hats, booze… yes please!

When our friends at Four Roses Bourbon sent us a few bottles of their Bourbon Whiskey to try, I decided to play around and come up with a Derby Day cocktail that was a bit more non-traditional… the Mint Julep Raspberry Iced Tea!

Here’s what you need:

-Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey
-freshly brewed raspberry iced tea (you can make your own or buy at the store)
-simple syrup
-fresh raspberries
-fresh lemons
-fresh mint
-ice

Here’s what to do:
1) In a pitcher, combine 5 oz. bourbon, 2 oz. simple syrup.  Take some fresh mint sprigs and rip into pitcher to release flavor.  Stir to combine all ingredients, and top with lemon slices.
2) Fill each cocktail glass about halfway with ice.  Pour pitcher mixture on top of ice to fill each glass.
3) Garnish with lemon slice, fresh raspberry and sprig of mint.
4) Add a straw for sipping, and enjoy!

I styled these beauties on our favorite gold bar cart, which we decorated with these adorable DIY Derby Balloons, which Maggie will be teaching you how to make on the blog tomorrow!

Happy Derby Day! I hope you enjoy.

Until next week…

Photos by Maggie Antalek

xx, Abby
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April 11, 2017

Green Tea Sangria

Earth Day is coming up (April 22nd to be exact) and we are taking every opportunity to get in the spirit here at LMP, since we need to be kind to our Earth, now more than ever!

This week, I’m combining two of my favorite beverages – white wine and green tea… to make Green Tea Sangria!

Here’s what you need:
-1 bottle white wine (we used our favorite, Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc)
-4 green tea bags
-4 cups hot water
-fresh mint
-fresh lemon
-honey

Here’s what to do:
1) Bring your 4 cups of water to a boil.  Transfer hot water to a pitcher and steep 4 tea bags for about 10 minutes, or to your desired strength.
2) Remove tea bags, and add 1 tbsp of honey to pitcher of hot tea.  Stir gently to mix.  Put pitcher in fridge to cool for about 1 hour.


3) Once cooled, remove pitcher of tea.  In each cocktail glass, fill about 1/3 of the way with white wine.


4) On top of the white wine, fill each glass the rest of the way with chilled tea.  Garnish with lemon slice and fresh mint.

Voila! Super easy, light and delicious.  Think about enjoying this on your front porch on a springy day. Feeling relaxed? So are we!

Until next time…

xx, Abby
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April 9, 2017

Introducing: Seri’s Closet

While our lives here at LMP revolve around party planning, we also dedicate time to finding inspiration. For Seri, that means FASHION. She always has a killer new outfit to show off. Whether it’s casual for running errands or glamorous for a night on the town, Seri always finds the best pieces to pair together.

Everyone who follows her on Instagram and Snapchat are constantly asking “where did you get that?!” So we decided it’s time to start sharing Seri’s fashion secrets. This series will feature our favorite outfits from the week, but we’d love to hear your opinions too! If there’s an outfit you loved, give us a shout and we’ll be sure to feature where each piece is from.

Party Prep Flower Shopping

Top: Zara // Pants: Gap // Shoes: J.Crew

Ready to dance at the Dr. Oz Gala

Dress: Clover Canyon // Shoes: Kendall + Kylie

Throwing back colorful cocktails

Skirt: Free People // Crop top: Vintage

xx, Maggie
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