Tuesday, April 27

Sucker for Seersucker

Maybe it's because my dad has a seersucker suit. (He's not really a seersucker kind of guy, but he does, secretly, have a touch of the well-dressed-man. He wears his seersucker with a madras tie.)

Such a sucker am I for this summertime staple (also for alliteration, apparently).

{ Does anyone do it better than Lilly Pulitzer? }

{ The cutest little frocks from Little Maven }

{ Not quite my dad, but a Gentlemanly Suit 

{ Ring pillow by etsy seller Sweet B Paper }

The Seersucker Cocktail
2 ounces White Rum
2 tsp Grenadine
1 oz Lemon Juice
4 oz Tonic Water
strawberry to garnish
Shake rum, grenadine and lemon juice with ice and pour into glass. 
Top with tonic. 
Garnish with cherry or strawberry.

 { Stir your drink with some seersucker }

Seersucker, introduced to the US in the late 1800s, was the summer uniform of both southern politicians and the first female marines, providing this iconic fabric's close association with gentility, charm and days by the shore.

To reminisce about days in the Capitol before air conditioning, Senators still don this lightweight, puckery fabric on the annual Seersucker Thursday, held on the second or third Thursday of June.  

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