DIY :: Pineapple Sorbet Wine Cooler

Happy Thirsty Thursday! Nothing will get you in the mood for the weekend like this Pineapple Sorbet Wine Cooler brought to you by My Diary of Us! Because let's face it, if you can't be in tropical paradise right now you might as well have a sip of something that makes you feel like you are! One of these on the back patio in the sunshine will definitely transport you to a vacation state of mind!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle Chilled Crisp White Wine (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 3 Cup of Pineapple (Frozen or fresh that you freeze the day before)
  • 3 Tbsp. of Honey
  • 3/4 Cup of Light Coconut Milk

Directions:

  • In a food processor or a high powered blender combine your frozen pineapple, honey, and coconut milk and process on high until the mixture is creamy and smooth.  At this point you can eat the sorbet immediately, but for the cocktail you will want to freeze it for at least 4 hours in advance.
  • Scoop out 1-2 scoops of the pineapple sorbet into a glass and pour white wine over top.
  • Serve immediately.

Hop over to My Diary of Us for more cocktail inspirations for your Thirsty Thursday!

Puglia, Italy Inspiration Shoot by Les Amis Photo

It's the weekend! Let's celebrate with this stunning photo shoot by Les Amis Photo sent over to us from Puglia, Italy! Read below for more details and vendors who created this gorgeous shoot.

This shoot designed by Marriage and Glamour and Les Amis Photo is inspiration for an Italian destination wedding. The team chose Puglia in Southern Italy as the backdrop because of it's romanticism complete with small stone houses that can be transformed into charming venues for an intimate destination wedding . For materials the focus was natural, handmade and eco-frieindly including pure linen and ropes for textiles. Natural local-made paper donning olive wreaths was used for place cards, menus, and invitations showcasing the plant that is considered the banner of Puglia.  As small favors, a crusty bread typical of Puglia was placed at each table setting. The bread was served in small bags with the following proverb: "Bread and tomato produce healthy blood and warmth." Along with ancient pottery and silver cutlery on the tables, centerpieces were made with simple whites and greens mixed with herbs of the Mediterranean region including rosemary, olive, chamomile, succulents. The dessert table was prepared with a plum cake flavored with lemon, cheese cake with lavender and finally many small biscuits and sweets with almond paste typical of Puglia. The bride and groom were styled to fit the romantic and vintage setting.

Photography: Les Amis Photo

Design: Marriage & Glamour

Hair & Makeup: Barbara Laneve

Floral Design: Michele Zaurino For L'Olmocolmo

Cake Design: Giusy Verni

Stationery: Shhh My Darling

Dress Design: Alessia Baldi

Locally Made :: Cocó Beach Wear

Looking for a custom bikini while vacationing or honeymooning in Costa Rica? Look no further! Cocó Beach Wear bikinis are made locally and are the perfect combination of surfer functional and fashionably fit. One look at their Instagram feed will have you dreaming of life on the beach, as they showcase their new designs as well as their tropical travels.

All photos courtesy of Cocó Beach Wear. Hop over to their Instagram feed (@cocobeachwear) for bikini inspiration for your next Costa Rican vacation!

Real Mexico Wedding by Maik Dobiey

After an initial plan to get married in Texas, John and Adriana decided to invite their friends and family to the Mexican Riviera Maya. The guests were asked to join them at the Hacienda del Mar, a private Villa right at the beach in Puerto Aventuras for their destination wedding.

With a friend as the officiant, their siblings as the wedding party, and the beautiful garden of the hacienda as the backdrop, John and Adriana said "I do" in front of 65 guests. The couple opted for shades of coral and green. Adriana carried a bouquet of succulents and wore her mother's veil during the ceremony.

After a short portrait session on the white sand beach, the bride and groom joined their friends for cocktail hour around the pool followed by dinner in the fabulous hacienda's courtyard.

Inspiration & Ideas :: Floral Crown

An easy way to incorporate a bohemian style into your wedding fashion is by donning a floral crown on your wedding day instead of the traditional veil. Here are some of our favorites:

DIY :: Spiced Blood Orange and Coconut Daiquiri

Even though it's a bit cold outside in many parts of the world, we promise this drink will transport you to a tropical island. Plus, everyone can use a daiquiri every once in a while! My Diary of Us brings us this amazing cocktail and tells you exactly how to create it.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup of Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange Juice (or use regular orange juice if you can not find blood oranges.)
  • 1 Can of Light Coconut Milk (you can use full fat too and it will be extra creamy)
  • 1/4 Cup of Honey
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Spiced Rum
  • Ice

Directions:

  • Place ice in the blender, about halfway full.
  • Add the rest of your cocktail ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add more ice for a thicker consistency.

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