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Tipsy Tuesday No.6: Spiked Cider

This hot, spiked cider is one of my favorite things to serve on Thanksgiving. It doubles as a delicious post-feast nightcap and an apple-cinnamon kitchen-filling aroma that beats any holiday candle.

Steaming Spiked Cider

[ wear this ]
Foliage Lace Dress, Anthropologie, $138
Steven Intyce Boots, Steve Madden, $126 (sale!)
Forstal Mini Satchel, Jack Wills, $248

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[ drink that ]
steaming spiked cider from party drinks! by a.j. rathbun
serves 10

[ ingredients ]
4 quarts fresh apple cider (the cloudier the better)
16 ounces white rum
20 ounces cinnamon schnapps
1 teaspoon whole cloves
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
cinnamon sticks to taste
apple slices for garnish

[ directions ]
1. Pour the cider into a large nonreactive saucepan, turn the heat to medium, and let cider warm for about 5 minutes.
2. Add the remaining ingredients except the garnish, Bring the heat up to just below boiling, and let it simmer for 15 minutes. You want it piping warm, but not so hot that it burns a guest’s mouth.
3. Ladle into large heatproof mugs, adding a cinnamon stick or two to each mug, and an apple slice, if desired.

What’s your favorite drink to sip on ’round the Thanksgiving table?

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

nashoba winery apple picking

And then we finally went apple picking and all of my fall dreams came true.

We tried Nashoba Winery this year, and despite the damp + overcast day and pretty picked-over trees, I had such a blast. At just about any orchard, when all else fails, you can at least sit down for an apple cider doughnut. But at Nashoba, when all else fails, you can have wine with that apple cider doughnut. #winning

nashoba wine tasting

new england pumpkins

photo 1-1

photo 2

rose gold apples

map watch

photo 1-2

[ outfit details ]
Emrick Quilted Jacket, Jack Wills | Jeans, American Eagle | Watch, Urban Outfitters | Tortoise Cuff, Prep Obsessed | Bag, Monsoon/Accessorize [similar] | Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar 1; 2]

photo 3

red quilted jacket jack wills

deer purse

nashoba valley weddings

[ travel summary ]
who:: small or large group of friends!
what:: apple picking, wine and beer tasting
when:: autumn
where:: nashoba valley winery | 100 wattaquadock hill road | bolton, ma 01740
wear: jeans + boots
[weather-proof ones; do not follow my example above!]


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Spiked Cider

Cinnamon schnapps, cinnamon sticks, and warm apple cider? What’s not to love about this fall cocktail courtesy of one of my go-to books, Party Drinks!? I highly suggest this spiced treat this time of year, preferably while wearing similar attire.

spiked cider

Flourish De Lis Dress, ModCloth, $85
Glitter Bow Hair Clip, Forever 21, $2
Bubble Necklace, Vintage Glam Boutique, $28
Incyte High Shaft Boots, Steve Madden, $130 (sale!)
Classic Q Natasha Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $368


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Apples to Apples

tougas farm massachusetts

The most gorgeous fall day was had this past weekend. Apples were picked. Pumpkins were selected. Doughnuts were devoured, and cider was sipped. Fall is here, and all is well now.

fall apple picking

fall instagram collage

pumpkins sperrys

apple picking new england


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Awkward and Awesome Thursday

I’d just like to take a moment first to recognize Steve Jobs. The world lost an amazing person and incredible visionary yesterday. I was more shocked and saddened to hear about his death than any other celebrity we have lost over the past few years. But I’m going to continue with today’s post as normal, because I’m writing it on an Apple computer. Because I edited the picture with iPhoto. Because I’m listening to iTunes through this all. I can do all of that because of Steve Jobs. And I thank him for that. Rest in peace.

-I have somehow convinced myself that my life resembles many Taylor Swift and/or Backstreet Boys songs (yeah still listening to that playlist..).
-My friend and I thought we were so classy wearing blazers to this casual after-work bar last weekend…until we ended up at a club immediately after… aka wrong attire.
-Businesses that are cash only!! It is so awkward to pull out your card and have the cashier give you the “no, we only take cash.” And this really bothers me. And I am totally a new-age brat for admitting that.
-Saw my ex-boyfriend’s father this weekend. He didn’t remember me. Great.

-Had a dream this week that John Krasinski totally wanted me and we were running off to London together. I think I’ve watched Something Borrowed a few too many times.
-I’m dancing again. And it feels so. dang. good.
-My company worked on a holiday routine last night… which meant lots of Christmas music… which I thought would make me throw up. But I actually got super crazy excited :)
-Sassy Girl Book Club tonight!!
-These statements.


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