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It’s been over two weeks since my last post, and I honestly don’t have a good excuse. The only thing that I can really claim right now is a small case of…blog fatigue. Is that a thing? Well, that coupled with a gigantic side of laziness. Also…True Detective. I willingly got sucked into that brilliant creep-show, and you know how that goes. Next thing I know my constructive Sunday night gets sabotaged by my never-ending jones for just one more episode and suddenly it’s 2-ish in the morning and I’ve screwed my entire week. Not to mention, I’m for sure going to have dirty, McConaughey-shaped nightmares until the Mindy Project starts back up. And not in a good way.

On the flip side, one of the other reasons I am a little more burned out than usual is that I’ve been a part of some amazing events lately. One of them was a beautiful wedding in Brooklyn (my first!) that I designed cocktails for (pics to come soon!) and another was a big birthday gathering in the Catskills area of Upstate New York…that I threw for myself! haha. I’m pretty into birthdays, you guys. Especially my own! And this one was pretty special. Soooo, since there were some amazing photogs in the group who captured the magical weekend so well, I thought I’d share some of my favorite shots. Who doesn’t want to look at pretty pictures of a big, beautiful barn in the trees with twinkly lights?? And cake! Cakes in many forms! And to make this relevant to this boozy blog, there was a weekend cocktail, of course!

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…well, many cocktails, duh.

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…and plenty of rosé! It was Labor Day weekend. Our last summer hurrah!

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And, did I mention twinkly lights?!

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#prosebdaybarnbash dinner tableALL of the twinkly lights.

There was also a pizza oven in the middle of the barn. Some people found this hilarious. The rest of us found it very delicious.

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Apparently, one can also cook two whole chickens in a pizza oven! And if Bryan is manning the stove, they will turn out beautifully.

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The birthday cakes came in many forms…(I DID have a 9 year old birthday buddy sharing these cakes with me over the weekend, BTW. I don’t make weird cake demands, people!)

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#prosebdaybarnbash teri cake

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It was all so heavenly. And exactly what I wanted – to be surrounded by so many of my favorite people, in one of my most favorite places in the whole world, the beautiful Catskills.

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So…what was in that signature birthday cocktail, you may wonder? Well, since I had just posted the Last Drop of Summer punch the day that we got to the barn, there had been a special request for it. Which was perfect because I could easily batch a large amount and everyone could help themselves. But, because the weather upstate was already starting to feel like fall, instead of Tequila, we used equal parts Canadian whiskey. Bam! A whole new herbaceous, peach tea cocktail! I highly recommend this version.

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Thank you for indulging me and letting me relive this special weekend with all of you…and thanks to all of the sparkly folks who made it so special! I miss the misty trees already!

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Pictures taken by Tiffany of luciebelle photography, Morganyours truly.

6 Comments on #PRoseBdayBarnBash

  1. Xtina K
    September 16, 2014 at 9:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Amazing pictures!!! I love them all!

  2. Prairie Rose
    September 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm (5 years ago)

    There were so many beautiful ones it was hard to cut it down! But I thought this was a pretty good representation of the weekend!

  3. Mariko
    September 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm (5 years ago)

    looks lovely, cozy and fun!! wish i could have been there!! love you Prairie Rose!

    • Prairie Rose
      September 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm (5 years ago)

      Me too! There were a few people I would have LOVED to teleport in and you were definitely one of them! Love you and miss you, sweets!

    • Prairie Rose
      September 23, 2014 at 7:38 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you! It was a yummy weekend!


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