Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Cocktails

Can I hear a big old amen for the fact that Friday is finally here? Since coming back from Jamaica, it has been full swing ahead and this week has been one long day after another. But, I don't want to ruminate about work stress or the cold weather. I'd so much rather take a little trip back to Jamaica. Honestly, whenever ever I start getting anxious or feeling overwhelmed, I just pull these images up in my mind and I'm instantly transported back to my happy place.

st. mary parish 

prospect great house

prospect great house

laughing waters in ocho rios, jamaica

laughing waters in ocho rios, jamaica

fresh coconut water at couples san souci

pool and ocean

the sunset from our balcony

time for the beach

water sports

the resort included complimentary room service. 
we ordered hamburgers and champagne. 

bob marley shot

natural spring pool

One of the best things about being married to a Jamaican is that I have an excuse to visit Jamaica again and again! 


I am more than ready to unwind with a few cocktails this weekend! On Saturday, some friends and I are going to check out a new bar that just opened up in my neigborhood--Bar Bar Black Sheep. Is that not the cutest name? I can't stop saying it! I've been drooling over the menu for a few days and I've already decided I want to order the duck tacos. I'm also in the mood to try a fun cocktail, like a French 75 (gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar). I've never had one, but doesn't it sound delicious and fun? 

What is your happy place? Do you have any fun plans this weekend? What is your favorite cocktail? 


psst. did you see my new blog header and button? Jess from IROCKSOWHAT hooked me up after I won a design from her from a giveaway that maegen of chesterrific hosted. I'm kind of in love.


  1. I love your pictures!! We are visiting Jamaica in July and this made me want to go NOW!!

  2. Love the pictures! Looks amazing there! Ah, wonderful!
    And what a cute new header and button! Congrats on winning!! Happy Friday xxx

  3. Oh man, the pictures make me so jealous!! Happy weekend my friend!

  4. Love the new header!!

    I am also so jealous of your coconut drink yum!

  5. Gorgeous pictures! And yay for Friday!

  6. Things You Can check off as good today --

    You in your pictures: check.
    The name of the bar you're heading to this weekend: check.
    Your new blog design: check.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I wish i had fun plans this weekend but I'm moving! Which is stressful and fun at the same time! It would be much better though if our new apartment had ac... Another story haha but thanks for the follow girl! I'm now following back! Ps: jealous like crazy of your Jamaican vacation!!

  8. was supposed to go to jamaica but we ended up going to Barbados..hopefully next time we go to JA!!

  9. Sounds like a fabulous weekend!! I love your new blog header!

  10. Ahh Jamaica sounds heavenly after the rain we've been having today in Chicago! The new blog header looks great!
    Have a great weekend.

  11. That certainly looks like a wonderful happy place. It makes me happy just looking at your pictures!

    I got your package for After I Do's swap and I love everything!! Thank you so much. I'm linking up on the 24th so you can read more if you want. :)

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  12. You definitely convinced me about the movie when you said we should see something wedding related! And you were so right! The movie was hilarious and we had a great time! The Thai that I got was called pad thai (I think....the noodles) then I got sesame chicken (yum) and some kind of red pepper chicken thing. Delicious!!!

  13. Oh yay, for to see your new header and button! Looks great!!!!!! Happy you won!


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