Thirsty Thursday: Mojito + Mother of Pearl

It’s time to get tropical. And not tropical like the tropical storms we’ve been experiencing oh, every single day in South Florida. Back in my day it would rain at 3pm every day in the summer, and return to business/sunshine as usual by 5pm. Not so now that I’m back in the “sunshine” state. but whatever, it’s Thursday, it’s happy hour, and we can all drink like it’s sunny. Enter this mango cilantro mojito. Now, I realize that cilantro is a highly divisive herb, and that many individuals feel it might be the direct botanical descendant of satan, but I’m Read More →

Popular Engagement Ring Designers

Since this blog is called Designers and Diamonds, I figured I’d combine the two today. Some of my favorite engagement rings are those crafted by the best designers in the bridal game, and each has something different to offer. Appropriate, considering the vast variety of different brides and different styles of each lady. But, for a guy just starting out shopping, the barrage of fancy names might be a bit much to handle. Well, gents, look no further. Your lady friend has obviously pinned this handy graphic for you so that when the time comes you can identify her favorite Read More →

The Evolution of Watches

Much like the evolution of dance, the evolution of watches is entertaining. The only difference is, Jimmy Fallon can’t reenact it with the help of The Roots anytime soon. Nonetheless, watches have a colorful and storied past, beginning hundreds of years ago. From the Valle Joux to 5th Avenue, watches have come a long way. Interestingly enough, the biggest headliners haven’t shifted too much. Names like Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are among the original watchmakers (and the Stern family, who has owned Patek Philippe since the 1930′s, remain and the helm of the luxury giant.) So these watches are Read More →

The Bachelorette Recap: Mean Girls

Brussels Brussels Brussels. The guys are there, plugging away for the classiest hotel Brian’s ever seen (perhaps to make up for the lax security?) They’re all too aware that the group is smaller, the stakes are higher, and Nick’s ego is only getting bigger. Nick, with the producers help, is quickly becoming this season’s villain, and the incessant chatter about “confidence” this week made me re-think my wine word. First up, Marcus’ one-on-one date. Here’s my issue with Marcus. Andi thinks he’s cute. She told him as much. However she thinks he’s adorable. She even said so the first night. She’s Read More →

Happy Hour: Blackberry Beauties

It’s time to raise your glass! And raise your glasses, if you must, to get a better look at the fabulous cocktails I’m serving up today. You can even make them sun glasses or hipster lense-less glasses. I’m ok with it. Just as long as you can partake in the pretty pretty blackberry beauties we’ll enjoy today. Follow me to the veranda. Today we’re sipping on these blackberry thyme margaritas. If two years of Thirsty Thursday has taught you anything, it should be that I love me some herbal cocktails. Gin & basil? Yes. Vodka rosemary? All day baby. So Read More →