5 Fun Things to do with your Friends

Do you find that you and your friends often fall into the same habits of going to the same bar, the same restaurant, in the same town, and at the same time? Because we are soooo guilty of this, we thought it would be a good idea to put together some unique, but still fun ideas to do with your friends! And though we are firm believers that being regimented is a good thing, when it comes to fun, it shouldn’t just become a habit… it should be adventurous!

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  1. Find a pop up event

We recently went to The Rosé Mansion in NYC, which is a pop up wine tasting. The event is only in the city from June-October and we wanted to take advantage of something unique! We got to try 8 different rosés from around the world in a wine tasting type setting, however each room that we went into was a fun, colorful representation of where that wine was from. We were our typical awkward selves posing for pictures taken by random people, but we definitely got some good laughs and kept saying in our heads that we will never see these people again eekk. So we encourage you to get a group together and find a pop up near you!

  1. Goat Yoga

Because taking a regular yoga class isn’t that cool right?! Lol just kidding but Goat Yoga allows for a whole different experience. If you haven’t done it, it is basically a bunch of baby goats that jump on your back and try to eat your yoga pants while you are in downward dog. Okay we know Lululemons are expensive but it’s easy to use the goats as an excuse for why your plank is slanted. At least the goats are cute and furry and it’s a great time to get in some laughs and take selfies with your friends. So find the nearest farm and bond over yoga and goats. We zen mother f’ers!

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  1. Winery Picnic

There is a winery in our area, okay well it’s an uber drive away, that has live music and a food truck. You are also able to pack your own food and can purchase bottles (x3) of their wine right there. Instead of going to a bar, it is a fun way to be outdoors and pack a picnic of your favorite food with your friends. And you know we love wine so it sounds like a win win situation to us! So get your basket and your most basic bitch fall outfits ready and uber to a winery near you.

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  1. Girls Night In

Does anyone do this anymore? Is it weird to go over your friend’s house and just hang out like we did when we were in high school? Well we are bringing it back bitches and making the most pinterest filled girls night your eyes have ever seen. A popcorn bar sounded like a good time so we put together some cute baskets and displayed toppings to add to your popcorn. We also created our own wine glass charms and made it feel like the real move experience with popcorn boxes. And what movie did we watch? A classic – Now and Then. It was the perfect representation of our childhood and life now, so seemed appropriate. Also our friends wouldn’t let us watch The Sound of Music … those bitches. Oh and did we forget the best part? We dressed in our PJ’s and drank wine. Does it get better than that? So organize a Girl’s NIght In and get wild, pillow fights are encouraged.

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5. Sports Event

Who said going to a sports game is a male only event?! We recently attended the FedEx Cup, which is part of the PGA Tour. It was the two of us and two of our other girlfriends. We honestly did not know what to expect because none of us have been to a golf outing before, but let us tell you – it was soooo much fun!  There were drink and food tents everywhere and big name brands were sponsoring the event. They even had a Kendra Scott section where you could play a game and Sass won a bracelet! It was a hot day, however we stayed cool inside the MasterCard tent and pretended to know what was happening during the golf game. Even if you aren’t a big sports fan, we recommended getting out of your comfort zone and trying something new!

What are some fun things that you do with your friends? We would love to hear your ideas so comment below!!
Xo Sass and Sweetness

Our Favorite Henri Bendel Travel Accessories

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Henri 3If you’ve read any of our traveling/packing posts (here and here), you know that we are both extremely organized when it comes to preparing and packing! We always have everything ready ahead of time and everything has its own spot. So what do we use when we travel to keep us organized? Henri Bendel Travel Accessories!

Seriously these are the best travel accessories of all time and we keep going back for more! Not only do they just look cute; they are practical, stackable, durable and have a compartment for everything under the sun! We are sharing some of our favorites below that we use all the time and promise that they are worth the splurge!

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Jewelry – Centennial Stripe Small Travel Jewelry Case (here)
Traveling with jewelry can sometimes be scary. You don’t want your expensive items to get lost and you definitely don’t want necklaces getting tangled or the backs of your earrings ending up at the bottom of your suitcase. This jewelry travel case has been in a lifesaver as it allows for all types of jewelry – rings, earrings, necklaces; however it is durable and tiny!

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Makeup – Henri Bendel Packable Trio (here)
This is a MUST! It comes with 3 cases in one (amazing deal!) but the packables are different sizes and can have multiple uses. We use the medium size for our makeup when traveling and the smaller one for our makeup brushes. The largest case allows us to put any bigger items like sunscreen, hairspray, perfume, etc that might not fit in our toiletries case.

Also, the material is flexible so you can shove it between shoes and clothes and can wipe off any makeup that might stain! They are also so easy to grab on the go such as the beach or gym!

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Toiletries – Large Hanging Weekender Bag (here)
We always had trouble finding the right toiletry case until we came across this one! Most of the past ones we used never had enough room for everything or took up too much space in our suitcase. Our favorite part of this bag is that it zips both sides securely closed to make it compact. There are also two compartments on each side to put all of your items in. We organize it by putting hair products on one side and all of our face creams on the other. There is even a smaller pouch for items like contact cases or your toothbrush!

Oh and did we mention that you can hang this just about anywhere?! When you get to your hotel room you can hang it on the door or towel bar to make it easily accessible but also so it’s not taking up all the counter space. Genius!

What are some of your favorite travel accessories?!

Our Perfect Staycation with Crane & Canopy

What does the perfect staycation mean to you? It might be time spent alone, relaxing with a good book or inviting some family and friends over for a fun BBQ! We are sharing what our perfect staycation looks like, which includes time with friends, and of course food and drinks!

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To make it feel like we were at some tropical resort and not in our own backyard, we set up this beautiful table scape with drinks and refreshing fruit. Can someone say #pinterestgoals ?! We set the table with some decorations we had laying around the house and made a refreshing frosé drink to help us keep cool in this sweltering heat! The recipe for our drink by Bon Appetit can be found here. We then added a tray of fruit and macaroons (yum!) so our friends had something to snack on. Flowers completed the table to add pops of color and we even added petals to the ice bucket, which looked so cute!

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One item we couldn’t forget was our Crane and Canopy Fouta towels (here). They are 100% Turkish Cotton and feel sooo soft. They also absorb water quickly (which was much needed on this hot day!) and the best part is they matched our color scheme perfectly! Relaxing in the backyard and catching up with friends over drinks and food was the perfect staycation for us. We were able to kick our feet up and not worry about having to go anywhere!

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As the sun went down and it was time to get ready for bed, we made sure that the guest bed was perfectly made with Crane and Canopy’s Mirabel duvet cover (here) and that they had fresh bath towels to use. The Fouta towels have so many uses and the bath towel even has a cotton loop to hang up and dry properly. How great is that?! But just like any other vacation, staycations must unfortunately come to an end. We are feeling recharged and less stressed that we didn’t have to travel far and we were able to still have an amazing time!

This was a collaborative with Crane & Canopy. All opinions and thoughts expressed here are our own.

 

Fourth of July Fashion

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The 4th of July is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking of what to wear for your beach getaway and BBQ’s! Of course wearing some sort of red, white, and blue feels like the right thing to do during this time, but hey, we still want to look cute and stylish! We’ve rounded up some ideas to still stay patriotic but not look like a walking American flag.

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An easy way to incorporate red, white, and blue without going overboard is to start with the neutral white. Wear a white dress or white jeans and top – then add in your accessories! Blue earrings, a red bag… go crazy! Well not too crazy!
Shorts: Flying Monkey White Distressed Shorts
Dress: Lulus Polka Dot Wrap Dress (similar) Lulus Wrap Dress

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Yeah it’s summer and jeans might not be at the top of your list, but jean shorts or even a denim skirt will work too! Use denim as your BLUE then incorporate a red or white top. It doesn’t get more American than denim!
Tank: (similar) – 
Eyelet Tank
Shorts: 
Topshop Fray Hem Shorts

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If you are planning to be in your bathing suit all day and don’t have an American Flag print suit handy – tie a bandana in your hair! There are so many American Flag print bandanas that you can get at your local store. Throw your hair in a ponytail or even a messy bun and tie the bandana around your hair tie. Easy breezy and still so American.

National Rosé Day – Top 2 Rosés Under $20

Here at Sass and Sweetness we do not take national holidays lightly, especially national holidays that encourage sipping rosé all day! Yup, all day. It was really tough work but we sat around and taste tested a bunch from our local wine shop and are happy to report that we’ve narrowed it down to two favorites!

The first is the Meiomi Rosé. We are already HUGE fans of the Meiomi Pinot Noir so this was pretty much a no brainer. The Meiomi Rosé is light and crisp and not too sweet. Although we look sweet, super sweet rosés are not our favorite. So, this is our top choice for sipping all day. The only downfall we see about the Meiomi Rosé is that it is a little bit more difficult to find than our second choice, Whispering Angel.

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Whispering Angel is everywhere and is pretty synonymous with basic biddies drinking rosé on a Sunday at brunch, no? Well, there’s a really good reason for it…it’s delicious! It is a little bit sweeter than the Meiomi but not too much, just a tad fruitier!

And while the Meiomi Rosé is a twist off (major brownie points earned!), the Whispering Angel is easily opened with our magic Rabbit! No, we are not referring to a cute animal that comes out to play on Easter, we are talking about the most amazing tool in our kitchens – the electric wine opener…ah-AH-ah-Ahhhhh (a white light shines around it). It seriously makes popping open a bottle so easy! The electric set comes with a preserver, an aerator, 2 stoppers, and a foil cutter. It makes a great gift for your bestie, your hubby, or let’s be serious, for yourself. Just get it, it will change your life.

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And lastly, we’d just like to wish you all a Happy National Rosé Day! Enjoy it, slay it, and please drink responsibly!