Piña Colada Recipe

Lindsay and I have been having some serious vacation withdrawals since coming home to Vancouver on Friday morning. It has been surprisingly cold and rainy for the end of May. It poured all weekend and we've been cooped up inside dreaming about the tropical Hawaiian air, and the warm sand between our toes.

We became a bit obsessed with Piña Coladas and picked up a bit bottle of coconut rum and made quite a few ourselves while we were in Maui! We tried a variety of combinations using: fresh pineapple, frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut milk, coconut condensed milk, coconut cream. The combinations are surprisingly endless, and all amazing. You just have to get the ratio of coconut and pineapple just right without it being too sweet! All this talk of coconut and pineapple is actually making me salivate and I'm having harsh cravings, time to go chop up and freeze the pineapple I just bought! 

Piña Colada Recipe - makes 4
In a blender, combine:
- 8 oz coconut rum (or less if you want them less strong!) 
- 1/2 a pineapple (pre-chopped and frozen)
- 1.5-2 cups of coconut milk or cream
- handfull of ice

* recipe is still a bit by taste, start with the first 3 ingredients and add more ice if it needs thickening up, add more coconut milk if it's too thick! Enjoyyy

 

Free People Summer Trends // Oceanside Talks

I have been reading Patti Smith's memoir, called "Just kids". It usually takes me a while to get into a book but this just kept my attention from page one. She is such a beautiful writer, a true poet. She talks about tales of living in NY in her young 20's, living in the Chelsea Hotel, and all the creative artists and musicians she meets from Janis Joplin to Jimi Hendrix. I love how she describes people with such intent and describes how each one has impacted her life, in either a subtle or striking way on her path to releasing the artist within her.

"What is the soul? What color is it? I suspected my soul, being mischevious, might slip away while I was dreaming and fail to return. I did my best not to fall asleep, to keep it inside of me where it belonged" - Patti Smith

Some new music I am loooooving lately:

My friend's band Peach Pit - they just released a 4-song EP that you gotta listen to. It is rad. 

Andy Shauf released his album The Party - and it is GOLD. I have worn out my earbuds listening to his last album Bearer of Bad News, and this new album is just as good. 

I just found out about Gallant, and have been loving his album "Ology" - R&B sultry groooooooves.

and of course... there's Beyonce. Tegan and I have been singing and dancing to every verse to this saucey album. 

I have been loving two - piece sets for summer! This Free People outfit - off the shoulder crop top paired with these wide legged pants are SO fun. I love that with this one outfit you can also mix and match both pieces with different articles of clothing, or can be worn together for a fun outfit. Perfect to throw on for summer! 

Tegan and I have had so much fun working with Free People on this 4 part summer style series! (We also have a VERY exciting giveaway coming up!)

 You can check out the other style posts here!
Wildflower
On the Dock
Flares Forever