Monthly Archives: November 2014
Holiday Cocktails: The Best Thing Ever?
Posted on November 28, 2014.
Things we love about the holidays: gift-giving (and getting), cozy traditions, and festive cocktails! All of these things get us in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year. Want to know the first cocktail we’ll be trying out this season? The sweet and festive Candy Cane Cocktail. This one is easy to whip up for get-togethers with family and friends:
- 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
- 2 ounces strawberry vodka
- 4 dashes white creme de menthe
- 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
- Ice cubes
1.Place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.
2.In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.
It’s that simple (and sooo yummy)! Cheers to a wonderful holiday season!
Last-Minute Yummy Stuffing
Posted on November 26, 2014.
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and if you’re like us (busy!), maybe you haven’t had a chance to perfect your Thanksgiving menu for this year. We wanted to share a little holiday cheer, and post a unique and delicious stuffing recipe for you to try this year. We promise your guests, whether they are friends or family, will be impressed with this tasty dish… You can thank us later! Here’s a recipe for Cornbread, Wild Mushroom, and Pecan Stuffing:
- 1 1/2 cups pecans
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 5 cups crumbled cornbread
- 5 shallots, finely chopped
- 1 rib celery, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
- 10 ounces wild mushrooms (chanterelles, oyster, and shiitake)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup chicken stock
1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spread pecans on a baking sheet. Place in oven to toast until fragrant (about 6 minutes). Set aside.
2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small skillet. Cut cornbread into 2-inch-thick slices. Place, cut side down, on a 17-by-12-inch baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter. Toast cornbread until golden brown (about 10 minutes). Put on a wire rack to cool.
3. Heat remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet on medium high. Add shallots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened (about 3 minutes). Add mushrooms, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper; cook until slightly softened (about 3 minutes). Add white wine; continue cooking until absorbed (about 1 minute). Add cream. Cook 30 seconds; remove pan from heat.
4. Crumble cornbread into a large bowl. Add mushroom mixture and toasted pecans; toss.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving from the Blush family!
Posted on November 21, 2014.
All denim shorts are not created equally. While we can’t deny that we love a traditional pair featuring a zipper and button closure, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up. Our favorite pair right now? Our Dark Acid Wash Shorts, which feature a stretch waistband and dolphin cut. This runner-style pair gives off a sporty vibe, and the cut is a totally fresh take on denim shorts. While it’s probably easier for us Blush girls living in Miami’s endless summer to work these shorts into our rotation, we think any girl can rock these shorts, even in this deep freeze. Simply pair with tights, high top sneakers, a cute top, and a puffy coat! Done!
Posted on November 19, 2014.
Want to add a major touch of glam to your wardrobe? Our newly-arrived Animal Printed Romper should do the trick. This bell-sleeve romper has it all: a chic animal print on nude fabric that falls at a flirty yet tasteful length. We love the little details: the crossover deep-V bustline, the elastic waist, and the infinite possibilities on how to further glamorize this baby. We’re thinking chunky gold jewelry, sheer tights, and high heels (add on a chic faux fur jacket if you’re in one of the arctic freeze regions!). This piece is total girly glam, so if that if your thing, make sure you snatch this one up before they’re all gone!
Trend Alert: Flying Monkey Jeans
Posted on November 14, 2014.
Being the denim lovers we are, we’re totally crushing on Flying Monkey Jeans right now. Why? They feature the most up-to-date cuts and washes out there, so they’re easily paired with all of our favorite tops while keeping us looking super on-trend. One of our favorite picks right now is the just-in Dark Denim Distressed Jeans. The distress detailing is trend perfection, and the dark wash is amazing for this fall. The cuffed leg edges are also a really cute detail, and makes this pair of jeans perfect for pairing with booties and a cute sweater. You will absolutely rule fall in this adorable pair of Flying Monkey Jeans. Check out our full selection of denim online or at any of our six Miami locations.
Posted on November 12, 2014.
As if you needed an excuse to be print-crazy this fall, check out our Black & White Crocodile Dress. This cute little short-sleeved shirtdress features an irresistible (and slightly edgy) crocodile print. We’re loving the simple black-on-white etched print, and we can’t wait to pair this little number with leather boots and a jacket to complete a totally clutch look for fall. This flowy dress is perfectly versatile, and works any time of day. Pair with flats during the day, or stilettos at night, and accessorize as you please. Either way, we promise you’ll love this go-to dress just as much as we do!
Posted on November 7, 2014.
Right now at Blush, we’re majorly crushing on our brand-new Navy Military Jacket. We absolutely love the sexy, girly spin on military garb. The details: this navy blue jacket has US Air Force patches, and a skeleton graphic on the back. Pocket and button detailing complete this fall fave; this must-have can be buttoned up or left open.
Pair this one with basic denim (we love it layered with a simple tee or tank, or even a crop top) and a solid top, and add on some jewelry and red lipstick for an instantly (and patriotic) flirty look. Yep, just another reason to be in love with fall!
Blank NYC: Denim and More
Posted on November 5, 2014.
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Blank NYC denim. Just take a peek into any of our Miami area stores, and you’ll definitely get an eyeful of Blank NYC. We stay loving this brand because they take denim to the next level, and stay super up-to-date on the denim trends we know you love.
This fall is no exception – Blank has managed to outdo themselves, and yet again, provide us with the hottest jeans out there. Case in point: their just-in Dark Wash Skinny Jean. While the 5-pocket style is familiar and functional, the particular wash is right on trend. It’s fresh and modern, and perfect for fall. For even more trend detail, check out their Black Knit Pants. This vegan leather beauty features quilted panels, zipper detailing, and a skinny fit. So on point – we love it.
There’s more on the way from Blank NYC… stay tuned!