Inside the Lovely by Naomi V Goodman

Aqua Fresca & Lovely Links

Happy Weekend lovelies! I am so glad it’s the weekend. Yesterday I attended the beautifully whimsical wedding of my friends Suzanne & Mike of She Wanders Photography and had a blast and because of that I kept thinking yesterday was Friday. It was a great day. The sun was shining and the lovely bride and groom were married in the Zoro Butterfly Garden in Balboa Park. After the wedding a band led the parade of guests to another area of Balboa Park for the reception. It so happened that Mr. G was in town so it was a perfect “date” night for us.

Today’s Lovely Sip is sans alcohol and is an aqua fresca from the blog “How Sweet it Is“. Aqua fresca is a Latin drink popular in the Caribbean and Central America. It can be made with several different fruits and is the perfect drink for the warm summer months. I personally love it made with tamarind or watermelon. These pictured are made with mango {oh yea that’s another favorite of mine} and watermelon. Trust me they are just as yummy as they look. Click here for the recipe.

via how sweet it is blog

via How Sweet it Is

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Weddings & Inspiration...This gorgeous  modern coral wedding on b.loved is filled with such lovely and elegant details. A fun Orthodox Jewish wedding with a a gorgeous dress {see image under the chuppah} via Mazel Moments. Love, love  Maggie Austin wedding cake for the Enchanted Atelier on Bridal Musings. I love white on white wedding cakes! This glamorous golden wedding shoot by Springvine Design and Crystal Stokes Photography on Ruffled is golden. You must check out my wrap up of Bridal Market Trends & Dresses. Oh and don’t miss the beauty of having your wedding under a tree

Entertaining, Life & Food… If you love peanut butter and chocolate like I do {and should r.eally not} then try this peanut butter and chocolate pudding recipe from my new favorite pretty food blog Sips and Spoonfuls. I am not on the Paleo Diet kick as yet but I will be making this Honey Mustard Crunchy Chicken Plantain Salad because my caribe-latino roots are craving some plantain! If you lettuce wraps a-la PF Changs…try making these beer battered shrimp lettuce wraps with mango avocado salsa. They are so easy and so good! Love this tin can tumbler idea for a backyard bbq…

Style & Beauty…  A comprehensive list of Thirty Green Beauty Finds via Design Sponge. A pretty perfume – inspired clutch {the dress is pretty, too!}. If you are a career gal…this outfit {check out the Charlotte Olympia leopard print shoes!} has “work it” written all over it!

Have a lovely weekend friends! XO

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bellenza/62711768890 Bellenza Wedding Bistro

    I’m refreshed already! These look fabulously delicious.

  • http://circleofchaos.blogspot.de Vanessa

    Wow,wonderful recipe…I really like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  • http://www.acrimsonkiss.com Lena

    Confession: Despite all those cocktails I feature, I’m much more likely to be sipping a lemonade or an aqua fresca on Friday night! Have a wonderful weekend, gorgeous!

  • http://twitter.com/NaomiVGoodman/status/327873724541976576/ At First Blush & Co. (@NaomiVGoodman)

    Happ Friday! A yummy summer drink {mangoes or watermelon anyone?} & a few lovely links from around the web! http://t.co/1h7PuPp2Ao