Monday, July 16, 2012

a summer celebration

We spent the last three days celebrating the birthday boy's big 5-0!  Starting with delicious pizza and beer at Harmony Brewing.  (For anyone who cares, in my opinion, Harmony and Amore Trattoria make the best pizza in Grand Rapids.  Possibly the only pizza worth eating in GRR.)

We also did a little thrifting and had some great finds.

It's not a celebration without a cocktail or two at Viceroy.  Steven made me this beautiful lavender lychee-flavored concoction.

I was serious about wanting to wear an all-black wardrobe from now on!

Bunting from HeidiAdnum on Etsy was just the festive touch the living room needed for the small shindig we held for Andy on Saturday.

I asked Andy to get me "a bunch" of mint from our neighbor for drinks--he apparently dug up an entire plant!

We had lots of good food courtesy Andy and our friend Roberta...and cocktails, courtesy me.  I made mostly whiskey drinks:  Whiskey Smash, Scofflaw, Junior, Old Fashioned.

And we recuperated on the lake on Sunday.

Lucy engaging in her favorite pastime--fish watching!



  1. how fun, Karen! I don't know much about downtown GR actually, but that cocktail sounds pretty darn fantastic. Also love the print on Andy's shirt in the first pic, it's perfect for summer! Like your little black lacey dress too. p.s. Hi Lucy! :)

  2. These pictures are great! I LOOOOVE your house, that couch is fab!

  3. Love, love the shots of your house!

  4. Gah - that lavender cocktail does look amazing. And I am so envious of the lake time. It's been a cool summer up north and I am really REALLY hoping to get a does of heat when I travel east later this month.

  5. Your living room is fabulous! Sounds like you had a great weekend.

  6. you guys did a wonderful job celebrating, looks like! happy birthday, andy!!!

    (ps - i have those same antelope glasses!)

  7. What a fun time! I love Andy's shirt, and you look fab in black.

  8. Looks like a fabulous few days of bday celebrations!
    Your living room is awesome (love your couch) and I'm also loving your black wardrobe. :)


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