Happy holiday Monday!

With the last long weekend of the summer coming up and the season coming to an end, we began to reflect on what a truly awesome summer of cottaging, food, weddings, travels and city adventures it has been. To celebrate our favourite season, we thought we’d share our favourite summer 2012 moments in photos. We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their long weekend!

Rave: Civic Holiday

Ah, long weekends in summer. They are the best, aren’t they? We’re off enjoying ours in various places – the cottage, the city, Italy. Some of us will spend this weekend moving, but we’re still gonna love the extra day off!

Take the extra day to appreciate the city.
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Whether we’re working or playing, in order to guarantee maximum enjoyment of the weekend here are five things we are keeping close to us all weekend long:
A drink: must be something cold and tasty. Perhaps a little Lazy Days Lemonade? Don’t mind if we do.
Sunscreen:  We’re not going to try to be heroes here. We don’t like tan lines or sunburns, so just join us and lather on some SPF salvation. Your skin will thank you when you’re 65.
Our summer reads: Let’s be honest, sometimes you just want to lounge and read a good book, instead of partying like a rockstar. These picks are amazing for a long weekend at the cottage, camping or backyard’ing.
A camera: This holiday sadly reminds us that summer is slowly coming to an end. Document how you spent these gorgeous, sunny days so you can reminisce once the weather turns a little cooler.
Friends and loved ones: There is no better accessory than your lovelies by your side. Be it your BFF, BF or GF, good people make for good times.

So go on, enjoy the mini-vacation, and don’t forget to soak up every minute of it.


Yum, Yum: Lazy Days Lemonade

It’s HOT outside (obviously). On the Fourth Floor, we’re always looking for ways to cool down that also include tasty beverages (preferably to be enjoyed outside). Enter Lazy Days Lemonade, which is a perfect summer cocktail made from a refreshing combo of white wine, vodka and lemonade. This light drink is great to sip pool side, on a dock or even just on your apartment front porch.
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Lazy Days Lemonade

1 750 mL bottle of white wine (we like Pinot Grigio)
1 26 oz. bottle of vodka
1 package of Crystal Light lemonade
A splash of lime cordial
1 bottle of club soda

Mix all together in a large jug or punchbowl. Garnish with a slice of lemon and add ice to each glass before serving.

This recipe works best in a large juice jug for multiple servings and multiple friends. We love this one from Crate and Barrel for $49.95.
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What’s your favourite summer cocktail? Tweet us @rockitpromo.


Happy Victoria Day Weekend

We would like to wish you a very safe and happy long weekend. Thank you Queen Victoria for giving us our first long weekend of the summer, a.k.a. summer’s unofficial kick-off.

Our top five things we packed for the weekend:

Sunscreen (one can always hope).
A case of beer.
Umbrella (let’s face it – it always rains on this weekend. Especially if you go camping).
Friends and significant others.
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We hope you enjoy the holiday.

Bisou bisou from the fourth floor. xx