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weekend wrap up | chicago.

J: WOW. What a weekend. A group of girlfriends and I took over Chicago to celebrate Mary’s 30th. Here are a few snaps to sum it up:

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pre-flight presents! marge by mac for this Simpsons lover.
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first stop. pizza at Gino’s East.
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post pizza picture. <3
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annnd now we’re brunching. at chicago q. amazing.
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the cucumber margarita at bar takito is out of this world. highly recommend.
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until next time!
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friday five | the windy city.

J: You guys. Tomorrow is my friend Mary’s 30th birthday! YAY! Here we are the night Jay and I got engaged. I hope she has that same smile on her face all weekend long in CHICAGO.

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HBD, MARES <3

We’re skipping town to meet up with our girls, Anny and Shaili, in The Windy City. I can hardly contain my excitement.

With that, here are 5 things that are on our agenda this weekend. As you will see, we’re eating our way through the city. Reviews to follow after we’re back and recovered.

1. Gino’s East: Mary’s first birthday request… to eat pizza at Gino’s East. She says it’s the best. I’ll be the judge of that.

2. Tanta Chicago: We were lucky to land a reservation at this Peruvian hot spot. Let’s see what this cebiche is all about.

3. Chicago Q: Who doesn’t love a good BBQ joint? The bruleed macaroni and cheese is calling my name.

4. Bar Takito: Just the decor in this place looks so fun. Already dreaming of a cucumber margarita

5. Bottlefork: This will be me: “One bag of sour cream donut holes, please.”

I have my BFF and Chicagoan, Anny Kitchen, to thank for this amazing itinerary. Stay tuned for trip pics on our Instagram page!

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instagram diary.

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you really can’t beat the brunch at reynolds landing // a skinny marg to kickoff the weekend // romes doing a little relaxing // delicious shrimp & grits from Emma’s // SPRINKLES IS COMING to Lenox Mall. just in time for the holidays! // L is featured in UGA’s 2013 Top 25 Businesses // word // J’s bar cart is coming together slowly but surely // love a fall fire // french toast bread pudding. enough said // S’MORES // JUST IN: the most perfect holiday dresses at Dish Statesboro

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lime sorbet margaritas.

Our search for new summer cocktail recipes continues! J came across this fun and ridiculously easy recipe for Lime Sorbet Margaritas on Pinterest and tried it to over the weekend. Here’s how it went down.

The Glitter Life Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pints lime sorbet
  • 1/2 cup tequila

Directions

  1. Rub the lime wedges around the rims of 8 stemmed glasses. Place the sugar on a small plate. Turn each glass upside down and dip the rims in the sugar to coat.
  2. Place 2 scoops of sorbet in each glass and pour 1 tablespoon of tequila over the top of each. Serve with a spoon. A cocktail you can eat with a spoon? That’s kind of our dream.

Want to see a quick vid of the process? Check out J’s Vine video!

Trying this cocktail at your next cookout? We want to see pics! Share on Twitter or Instagram.

Read about more of our favorite summer cocktail recipes here, here and here.

Lime Sorbet Margarita recipe adapted from Real Simple.

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friday five: cinco edition.

We love a reason to celebrate, so we’re super excited that TWO fun things are going on this weekend: the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and Cinco de Mayo on Sunday. Read on for our tips for a fabulous, fun fiesta on Sunday…and stay tuned for our Friday Five: Derby Edition.

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1. Party:  Cinco is on a Sunday, so keep it low key with a girl’s night at home. Courtney from Pizzazzerie put together LITERALLY the cutest fiesta we’ve ever seen. Loving the non-traditional colors!

The Glitter Life Cinco

2. Recipes: Courtney (love her) does it again with these four easy recipes your amigos are sure to enjoy this weekend. {Really obsessing over the prickly pear margarita…}

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3. Outfit: Look. Just because it’s Cinco doesn’t mean you have to throw on a sombrero and call it a day. Get festive with these Mexican-inspired “Blanket” Mamie Ruth shorts from Dish.

The Glitter Life Mamie Ruth

4. Nails: Our FAVE West Coast reader, JFAV, has done it again with her holiday nails. Talk about ambitious– she brought the Mexican flag into play.

The Glitter Life CINCO Nails

5. 5K: Do the calorie math. Chances are you’ll consume a lot of beer and/or queso on Sunday. Boost your metabolism by running a 5K Saturday morning! Click here for a complete list of runs in Georgia this weekend. There are TONS to choose from.

J & Jay after the Stache Dash at Burro Loco in Myrtle Beach last year!
J & Jay after Stache Dash 5K at Burro Loco in Myrtle Beach last year!

What are your plans this holiday weekend? Share with us on Instagram and Twitter @glitter_blog_xo. OLE!

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