Ivory & Ice Cream

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It was hard to resist the perfectly pale pink of the strawberry…

The best way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon? With an ice-cream cone, of course! Cassis American Brasserie and the bakery attached to it is my number one pick for housemade desserts when in downtown St Petersburg. I have been frequenting this spot for nearly five years and it just keeps getting better!

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One of my very first jobs was in a high-rise building in downtown St. Pete. Although the view of the city was incredible, my favorite part of working in that building was being across the street from Cassis Bakery 🙂

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Almost every Friday my co-worker and I would treat ourselves to almond croissants, coffees, and occasionally ice cream to celebrate the end of the work week. We also would frequent the restaurant for salads during lunch and grab Ménage-a-Tinis (recipe at the end of this post) at the bar after hours.

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The decor inside the restaurant is very Parisian and a little New Orleans. It is the perfect place to wear this two piece “Moonlight” skirt  and top in ivory (set sold separately) by Keepsake, which has been one of my favorite finds this season!

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It is equal parts elegant, pretty, and of course, fun. It gets both off-the-shoulder and midi-skirt trends right. Did I mention it is comfortable, too?! The only con: it is not the most breathable. But the stretch and softness of the fabric totally makes up for it.

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To keep this look from being too sugary sweet, I wore the aptly named “Sassey” fringe and tassel sandals by Steve Madden in blush suede. You can find these online in various colors and almost always on sale!

Special thanks to Sara at The Studio Magnolia and our friends at Cassis for making this day a real treat ❤

XOXO Hannah

And as promised, the easy recipe for one of my favorite cocktails, the Ménage-a-Tini!

Equal parts:
– vodka (Grey Goose and Tito’s are my go-tos),
– St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
– champagne or sparkling wine (Prosecco would be fine for this)
– fresh lemon juice

Shake the vodka, St. Germaine and lemon juice well with ice. Pour contents into a glass and top with Prosecco. Instead of a regular martini glass, try serving in a champagne coupe, which was made for drinks like this. And don’t forget to chill your glass with an ice bath before. Cheers!

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