While I may not quite consider myself the most "domestic" person around, I do love to throw a little party from time to time. It gives me a chance to stretch my decorating legs, plan out playlists, get just the right appetizers (most of which I usually purchase from Murray's Cheese and/or Whole Foods) and pick out a fun venue space. In fact, I think in another life, I wouldn't mind being a party planner (read: NOT wedding planner).
But my favorite part? Getting a gaggle of my best girlfriends together for some much needed catch up time over cocktails. Granted with the holidays already upon us, it's gotten harder and harder to squeeze in time with everyone, between traveling and work and well, life. This is where the mobile site Hoppr by Absolut comes in.
Similar to a dating site, where you match up with people when there's a mutual swipe ;), Hoppr connects party goers with party throwers (and visa versa), in an effort to mix up guest lists. When you register, you connect your profile with your Facebook account, so it's a fun way to see common connections/friends of friends pop up as possible attendees that you may not have thought of inviting in the first place. Think of it as mixers of yesteryear.
And this past week? I gave it a shot! On my rooftop to be exact, which worked out perfectly given the unseasonably warm weather we've been having in New York City lately. I opted for a more casual, bohemian feel (because let's face it, our feet are worn out from all those holiday heels lately), and layered some of my favorite rugs and throws for a late afternoon picnic vibe. Bonus points for: our bottles of limited edited Absolut doubling as decor -- silver and electric blue -- and these beautiful floral centerpieces thanks to BloomThat (which I handed out as parting gifts at the end of the evening).
We snacked on Humbolt Fog and Truffle Tremor (two of my all time favorite cheeses), watched the sunset blaze the sky above the Empire State Building and listened to more than our fair share of Leon Bridges. As for the drink of choice? An easy and refreshing Moscow Mule, my go-to vodka drink, recipe below:
Squeeze 1/2 ounce of lime juice into a copper Moscow Mule mug (or a Collins glass works, too), and drop in the spent shell
Add 2-3 ice cubes
Pour in 2 ounces of Absolut Original Vodka
Pour in 4-6 ounces of ginger beer
Serve with a stirring rod
This post was in partnership with Absolut. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! Enjoy responsibly.