Friday, May 1, 2009

Derby Day... Siro's, Drinks, and a Winner! {giveaway announced}

The Outfit:         


{Tunic from 80 West Boutique - now open on Broadway}

The Cocktail:

Champagne Sangria {Recipe courtesy of by Giada Laurentiis} 

  •  1 (750-ml) bottle Prosecco or French Champagne, chilled

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups Mint Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 lemon, zested and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, zested and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 5 fresh mint sprigs
  • Crushed ice


In a large pitcher, combine the Prosecco, orange juice, Mint Simple Syrup, lemon zest, and lime zest. Add the sliced strawberries, lemon slices, lime slices, and mint sprigs.

Fill glasses with crushed ice and pour the sangria over the top. Serve immediately.

Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and mint over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain before using.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

{There's no better way to celebrate a winner than with a little champagne.  A friend recommended this recipe to me knowing how much I love champagne and sangria.  The mint is a refreshing and summery twist.  A nice alternative to the traditional Mint Julip on Derby Day - don't you think??} 

The Winner:


"Pink is Perfect!" 


Don't forget to RSVP {} for Shopping with DTSB on

May 13th.

Have a great week end and see you next week for more, fashion, fun and giveaways!



  1. Ok, the more I follow this blog, the more I realize just how lame my wardrobe is! I want this outfit!! Can they ship it to me? And I am most definitely going to make these drinks tomorrow...they sound great!

  2. Yay!!! I won!!!!! Thank you, DTSB!!! I see an organized (and pretty) desktop in my future - finally :)
    And.....Ditto on what Carol said on the wardrobe. Mine is definitely even lamer (is that a word?) but your blog is definitely helping me to figure out how to improve it. Thank you!!

  3. I need DTSB for the wedding this weekend - I have NOTHING to wear!!! HELP!!!!!

  4. You looked fantastic last night!

  5. I'm a new mom and I'm realizing my style has completely gone south!! It doesn't help that I'm still in the '4th trimester' and nothing in my closet fits except for my now baggy maternity clothes. AGH. This is a very interesting blog and I will definitely be keeping up with it. :) Plus, I'm a former NYC girl myself (born & raised) and living outside Saratoga Springs - now a stay-at-home mom. Seems we have a few things in common DTSB!

  6. Don't give up hope! Trust me I was in your shoes - having my 3 {all three girls are within 3.5 yrs apart} so close I remember thinking I'd never wear a shirt without spit up on it again. You'll get your city girl style back - I'm sure of it. Let me know if I can help :-)... I think I just had an inspiration...

  7. That shirt is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love love love it!