Where did the weekend go? Your body’s at your office, but it’s like your mind is someplace in outer space today. Still, you have work to do and challenges to overcome today. Maybe you’ll be a little more connected if you focus on your feet today (because they’re what connects you to the world anyway, right?). Wear some out-of-this-world booties like Lara Bohinc’s Orbit Shoe Boots ($990). Their pointy toe, coupled with their complex contours, angular metal plated 4.7 inch heel and .75 inch platform give them a somewhat severe look. However, the bright pink color and python trim add enough fun to make them a great Venus + Mars combo.
When the time comes to sip away today’s stresses, go for something that’s strong, but still a bit girly, like an Agave Negro (Image and recipe via letspartymagazine.com) . Because it’s made with reposado tequila, it’ll give you the kick you want, but the bite will be mellowed out by a little simple syrup and Chambord.
2 blackberries, plus 1 blackberry and 1 lime wheel skewered on a pick
1 cup ice
1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce Chambord
1 ounce chilled club soda
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries. Add the ice, tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup, and Chambord. Shake well and pour into a rocks glass. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the skewered blackberry and lime wheel.
*Note: This cocktail is tasty and refreshing, but tequila is no light matter. Mind your sips and avoid slips.