AUTUMN SOIREE WEEKEND

“Bringing people together, away from the complications of emails, cell phones and fleeting moments, almost feels like a luxury these days.  Autumn Soiree was one of those special experiences, a reminder that through community, craft and cooking we can be a part of something warm and fulfilling.  Simple experiences that fill our hearts and minds with inspiration and reminders that friends and family are the strength behind ourselves as individuals.”

-Kelly of  FLEUR. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: trustudiodesign.com
HOSTS: kelly marie from FLUER fluerchicago.com
WORKSHOPS HOSTED BY:
Emily Monroe visit her etsy shop here
Christine Busby of Busby Bakes
Custom drink designs by Dave Thompson
DRINK RECIPE FROM DAVE:
‘THE HORSE’S NECK’
INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 oz. bourbon
Ginger ale
Lemon twist

PREPARATION:
Start by making a twist out of half a lemon in a continuous spiral. Then set one end of the twist at the bottom, pinning it down with ice. In a highball glass, spiral the twist up the sides, working with the way the lemon naturally curves—don’t fight it, you’ll lose—and adding ice to hold the twist against the sides of the glass. Once the top is reached, drape the remaining twist over the side of the glass, which will mimic the natural curve of an actual horse’s neck. Remove excess twist (if any), add bourbon and ginger ale, taking care not to disturb the twist, and enjoy!
* recipe crafted by Chicago Bartender & musician Dave Thompson

THE WEEKEND ITINERARY:

here are just a few of the outtakes from the lovely and talented trudesignstudios…