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Happy Hour: One Last Drink

On August 1, I’m going sober.  This is not new ground for me.  But it’s been a while.  So this weekend, I am going to enjoy a few of my favorite brunch cocktail — the Aperol Spritz — before going dry.

If you’ve never had an Aperol Spritz, honey, you are missing out.  It’s citrusy, tart, lightly sweet, and perfect when garnished with an aggressively large slice of orange.  Gold in the Kitchen has the recipe.

I recommend the big wine glasses and wooden skewers to hang the orange slices across the top of the glass.  As Lady Mary would say: It’s important to do things properly.

J.Crew Factory has the cutest dresses right now.  I don’t know how I missed them.  But look at this adorably bright floral, and tell me you don’t want to sip a cocktail on a patio! (also in petite)

They’re also having a huge sale.  So I snapped up this blue floral dress to go with it.  Let’s soak the last bits of joy out of the summer, shall we?

Plus-size?  This Nasty Gal maxi and coral Lane Bryant caught my eye.

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  1. Susan says:

    While I don’t know the reason behind your looming alcohol-free lifestyle, I have to tell you it will change your life, andpossibly in an amazing way. Two years ago I had to give it up cold turkey for health-related reasons. I was never a problematic drinker, and certainly not someone that had an addiction. While at first, it was tough; after a hard day at work or a stressful situation, a glass of wine was my go-to. Now I’ve learned healthier coping skills—hot baths, meditation, walking, reading, the list goes on. My health has improved, my relationships have improved, and I have lost that feeling of “oof, I said too much,” after a social event.I have also processed and healed some personal issues that I really hadn’t faced before(not alcohol related). I am not going to lie, there were a few “friends” that struggled with my lifestyle change, but that is on them, not me. It’s an eye opening experience and to be honest, I don’t miss those days—and mornings, especially—one little bit.

    July 30, 2021/Reply
  2. M says:

    I too am trying a sober August. After a family vacation with lots of casual drinks over dinner, I was feeling a little ‘blah’. Trying to reset my body and hopefully improve some gut issues.

    August 2, 2021/Reply