Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Good to the Last Drop

It was only a matter of time before I ran out of my beloved caramel vodka. Considering my obsession with all things caramel, and my appreciation for fine wine and spirits (read: booze lust), it's actually rather impressive that I managed to make this vodka last for six whole months! This was largely due to the fact that this particular libation held a sentimental value of sorts, as it represented my incredible time in España and Morocco last summer, and therefore was reserved almost exclusively for reminiscing with my partners in crime, Hillary and Alihah (my sister doesn't really do shots...silly grownup she is) and other close girlfriends. But sadly, all good things must come to an end, no? So here's to the Caramel Vodka! We had a good run, thanks for the incredible memories...

Well you know how the saying goes, there's no use crying over spilled milk vodka? Well I took that literally, and have decided to buy several more bottles while I'M BACK IN SPAIN THIS MAY!! That's right, I'm going baaaaack! I can actually hardly believe it myself. Remember my cousin that we stayed with for part of our trip last year? Well, he was at Christmas dinner this year, and mentioned he was going back "home" to Spain to visit this spring, and extended the invitation. Or maybe I invited myself and he obliged (probably what happened), I can't remember exactly, but those details don't matter because my tickets have been purchased! This time around, our trip will be a little more low key. Rather than traipsing all over several cities, we'll be settling in Sevilla for eight days, half of which will be during the Feria del Caballo--The Festival of the Horse. Apparently, it's a big freakin deal, and most of  of Southern Spain will be the scene of one epic party. I'm so stoked, I literally did a happy dance when I bought my tickets!

Speaking of those tickets though...they weren't cheap. Which means I'm on a 30 day spending freeze, which I hope to extend another 30 days and so on and so forth because, now I HAVE to buy a DSLR camera. I can't fathom returning to Spain and taking grainy pictures with the hot Spanish men on the beach of the gorgeous scenery and all of my food with my little rinky dinky point and shoot. Me being me, I did some research, and have picked my gorgeous future new camera (see sidebar). So here's where I need your help. I need to you remind me that I'm not allowed to purchase non necessities for at least 30 days. That means no clothes/shoes/accessories, no make up (even though I really need to replace my mascara, but that can wait), no non grocery food, no kitchenwares (which means I have to stay far away from TJ Maxx and Marshalls) NADA! I'm counting on you guys to keep me in line, and help me resist the urge to spend, which I'm sure I'll be lamenting about about on Facebook...and Twitter! That's right, as of yesterday afternoon, I totally caved and entered the twitter (so follow me!). I'm working on a few ideas on how exactly I'm going to finance this camera purchase and stack spending cash, none which invovle selling the poodle, details to come in the future!

Oh, and please believe, I'll  be returning with a giveaway gift or two! :-D

Here's to the road twice traveled...


  1. How exciting!! Another trip to Spain!? When I finally decided to give Spain another try, you'll be most definitely be my tour guide :) All the girls going this time too?

  2. I'll be taking notes, I'm plotting on writing a travel book from a woman's perspective. The girls aren't coming this time, just me and my cousin and his friend. So it'll be a different experience, but awesome nonetheless

  3. Hey Bernadette, we're really delighted you like our Caramel Vodka. You can make an international order of this Caramel Vodka online at: http://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/Gecko_Caramel_Twovodk_Liquor-z-product-product-853-context-_distillery-page-4.htm
    the more you order the cheaper the shipping works out. If you need any good cocktail recipies just drop us an email: info@geckovodka.com ¡Vamos!



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