Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Could Just Cry...

I found these Nike Roller Skates (circa 1980) on Etsy today...and I could have CRIED!! I had this EXACT SAME PAIR when I was 12 years old. Mine even had those weird blue-green rubber wheels that didn't match the blue stopper...just like these. Am I really this old?! I found myself staring at the photo and longing for those roller skate races down the street with my girlfriend Lisa (we were usually using them to chase bad guys during our pretend episode of "Charlies Angels"...ahhh, the good old days. Nary a worry about the seriously TWISTED ANKLE in these with no side support!) My favorite part about these is the simple design...just a darned running sneaker bolted to a roller skate base. They don't make things this stupidly simple anymore! Never the less, they are for sale if anyone is looking to bring back their youth. Please someone...buy them before I do.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Morning Brunch Bloody Mary

This week, my cocktail Friday recipe is really for a lazy Sunday morning...after a long weekend of entertaining!! This yummy cocktail is the perfect drink to serve with your Sunday Eggs Benedict, as your guests are slowly meandering downstairs from a good night of sleep.


1.5 oz Good Vodka (I like Grey Goose)

3 oz tomato juice

0.5 oz lime juice

7 drops Worcestershire sauce

3 drops Tabasco sauce

freshly ground pepper

1 dash celery salt, freshly grated

Serving Instructions

Combine ingredients in glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Serve the Bloody Mary in a pint glass. Garnish with a stalk of celery and a lime wedge!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Did you know every year, 38 million plastic water bottles go into landfills? Only 23% of them are recycled! Send 'em back to school or work in an eco friendly way this year with our NEW Solid Monogram or Name Aluminum Water bottle and Melamine plate collection! Reduce waste and leave a softer carbon footprint...get yours today! http://www.girlytwirly.com/saledepartment.html

Friday, July 17, 2009

HICKS Paper Goods Coming Soon To GirlyTwirly.com!

What do Girly-Twirly Girls love to do more than anything else in this whole, wide world? Celebrate the occassions in our lives and ENTERTAIN! By popular demand, we have finally decided to add the GORGEOUS line of HICKS Paper Goods Stationery to our line. Acquired by Whitney English, LLC in 2006, Hicks Paper Goods is the leader in modern, graphic invitations and stationery. Designed by Sara Hicks Malone for all types of special and everyday occasions, Hicks Paper Goods has offerings from birthday parties to baby showers to backyard cookouts and more. Hicks Paper Goods are urban in feel, fun for any reason, and designed for the consumer with discriminating taste. We at Girly-Twirly have no doubt that you will have a ball thinking of occassions to celebrate with this darling line of Stationery. I am already planning our celebratory cocktail party with the cocktail invitations above...

Cocktail Friday - Virgin Gorda Planters Punch

My husband and I spent a wonderful 2 weeks in St. John, BVI. While there we went on a scuba diving day trip to Virgin Gorda. After a day of Scuba diving for Barracuda and coral we climbed through the Baths of Virgin Gorda and stopped at a little beach bar for THE MOST DELICIOUS PLANTERS PUNCH EVER!! I asked the bartender for the recipe...and have made this at home ever since. It is one of our favorites!

Yields 6 servings
1 cup white rum
1 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges)
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup bottled guava nectar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon Angostura bitters
6 cinnamon sticks
6 fresh pineapple slices
6 orange slices
6 maraschino cherries
1/4 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg (optional...but amazing!)

Combine first 7 ingredients in a pitcher. Serve over ice. Garnish each serving with 1 cinnamon stick, 1 pineapple slice, 1 orange slice, and 1 cherry. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Give a Bouquet Of Flowers To Your Little Girl!

Flowers, flowers as fresh as spring! Get her ready for school, grandmas house or anywhere else you will visit this year with our GORGEOUS new flowers accessories! Choose from our Quilted Flowers Backpack, our Vinyl Flowers Go-Go Backpack, our NEW flower top Toiletry Bag or our darling quilted Flowers Little Girls Handbag. ALL can be monogrammed with her name for the perfect gift. Check them out! http://www.girlytwirly.com/kibaba.html

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Basket Bags for the Beach Lovin' Girl!

Once again, we have outdone ourselves. Our new monogrammed basket bags for summer 2009 will knock the SOCKS off of all of the ladies at the beach this year. (Okay, Okay...don't email me. I know no one wears socks to the beach!) These stunning bags will get you stopped every where you take them. I can't get down Main Street in Nantucket without being stopped at LEAST 5 times about mine. They are gorgeous and big and original. Get yours today! http://www.girlytwirly.com/cugiha1.html

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cocktail Friday's Kicked Up Summer Iced Tea

In need of a great cocktail to slurp by the pool when you don't have to go anywhere for the rest of the day? (Hint, hint...this ones a STRONG one ladies!) This delicious Iced Tea is kicked up with vodka and Limoncello for a cocktail that is as refreshing as it is pretty. It is one of my favorites! Enjoy...

Summer Iced Tea Cocktail

2 Shots Citrus Vodka (I like Grey Goose Le Citron)

2 Shots Sweetened Iced Tea

1 Shot Limoncello

Grated Zest of 1 Lemon

Mint Leaves

Mix the liquid ingredients together in a tall pitcher and stir briskly. Pour in a tall glass over ice and garnish with lemon slices, sprinkled lemon zest on top and mint leaves.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Aren't these TO DIE FOR?! Our new monogram acrylic cake toppers will be the hit of ANY party! Whether for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or shower these darling cake toppers are a fun way to personalize their day. In your choice of single inital, 3 letter monogram or full name you can use these year after year. A lovely shower gift for any new bride too! We just added them to the site...check them out today. http://www.girlytwirly.com/mowecato.html

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Something Old, Something New....

A pretty way to dress up your wedding day...our new whitewashed Wedding Signs!!! We just added these signs to our "Girly-Twirly Weddings" section as a lovely way to add a little romance and whimsy to your wedding day. (Not to mention, a great way to let guests know where to go for the reception or where to be seated in the church!) Know any soon to be brides? Be sure to send them this link! http://www.girlytwirly.com/newyearssale.html

Monday, July 6, 2009


Coming Soon To Girly-Twirly! These great new Lucite Serving Trays have INTERCHANGABLE INSERTS. You can slide different orderable inserts in and out of the base creating a new look for summer, holidays and even birthdays! (Tray comes with 1 insert, with the ability to purchase extras.) The perfect gift for everyone on your list this year. These should be available for ordering on our site within the next 48 hours...keep watching www.GirlyTwirly.com for their addition!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Happy 4th of July all! (and its my birthday today...UGH. I am a Yankee Doodle Preppy!) In honor of my birthday and the many great Fireworks Celebrations that went to under the Hatchshell on the Charles River in Boston, I decided to make todays cocktail "The Boston Pops" Martini. The rim is coated in Cherry Pop Rocks to make it pop in your mouth like fireworks! Joe Perdicaro of the Zebra Bistro and Wine Bar in Medfield, Ma., developed this red, white and blue cocktail just for FineLiving.com, drawing his inspiration from the nearby Boston Pops and their nationally broadcast 4th of July concert and fireworks show. I just had to share this great one with our Girly-Twirly Girls!

lime wedge
2 packages cherry Pop Rocks
2 1/2 oz. cranberry vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao

1. Start with a chilled cocktail glass and rub the rim with a lime wedge. (or dip rim in lime juice such as Rose's).
2. Open a pack of cherry flavored Pop Rocks candy and spread on a small plate or napkin. Press rim of the glass into the candy to coat rim.
3. In a shaker filled with ice, add cranberry vodka, shake and strain into prepared glass.
4. Slowly and carefully pour blue curacao in the middle of the glass, allowing it to settle in the glass. You should have two distinct layers
5. Add a small splash of lemon/lime soda and enjoy with a sparkler in your hand.

Happy 4th all!