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How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

—Henry David Thoreau, b. 7/12/1817 (via randomhouse)


SHAKE is out this week, and the fine folks at the Mason Shaker have given us the go-ahead to share a lovely summer cocktail recipe with you all - read, drink, and be merry!

The FRENCHIE: A good muddle and a quick shake infuse French Rosé with the essential flavors of summer in this Francophile’s version of a sangria.

The Particulars: (Makes two drinks)

  • 10 shots of French Rosé wine
  • 2 shots of Cointreau
  • 1 cube cane sugar
  • 6 fresh raspberries (plus 4 for garnish)
  • 6 fresh blueberries (plus 4 for garnish)
  • 4 fresh strawberries (plus 2 for garnish)
  1. Add the cane sugar cube, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries to the shaker.
  2. Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker until thoroughly crushed and the sugar has mostly dissolved.
  3. Add the Rosé, Cointreau, and ice to above the level of the liquid and shake briefly for 3 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into tumblers (not tumblrs!) containing large cubes of ice and garnish with remaining berries.


I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone.

—To be good, to save nothing   (via bdtn)

Something I learned a long time ago in my marriage and is amazingly true

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