Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Social Beverages

Beverages can be so social, can't they?

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The stirring of a latte as I listen to a friend tell me a story, the dunking of a teabag as we recount our workweek, or the clinking of crystal champagne glasses as a jovial toast is made... beverages, even moreso than food are the quiet participant in most social occasions. Sure, food is a great way to share and get together with friends - but beverages are always part of the story. Sometimes we'll have get-togethers where a ceramic mug of latte is more than enough - the stories exchanged are so rich and detailed that there's no need for anything more than quiet sips, or appreciative slurps from a straw.

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I would have to say that lattes are my go-to social drink, while Brian's is beer - especially Shiner.

What's your social beverage of choice?

(PS. My Amelie get-together was featured here at Project Wedding. Hooray!)

32 comments:

Amie McCracken said...

Definitely cappucino.

Dancing Branflake said...

Beautiful post, Dionne! I am boring. Mine is water. Unless I'm really living it up and then it's Shirley Temple.

Mary said...

mine are mojitos with my girlfriends. it reminds us of college years and spontaneous trips to vegas, sitting poolside with a mojito in hand. now when we get together even years later we get them and have tried almost every flavor. my fave is mango.

Rebecca said...

My social beverage of choice is a bottle of wine. I love trying new wines especially!

Natalie Nicole said...

I'm a latte girl too. Conversations seem to make the flavor even better, because like you said, it's savored and paired with pleasant conversation.
That's wonderful that your Amelie party got recognition! How did you learn to throw such lovely parties? I'm curious as to what goes into it.

amy b.s. said...

i would have to say my social beverage of choice is a beer, but i enjoy a good cup of coffee and conversation just as much.

Kate said...

Hydrangeas and iced coffee- two of my favorite things! I also like to sip wine in a social fashion : )

Notes from Holly St. said...

mine would definitely be a latte or cappuccino. great photos!

Georgie said...

it depends...
coffee- vanilla soy latte
alcoholic beverage- Corona! :)

Daisy said...

oooh great pictures! I would say I really like lemonade, I know boring but tasty.

Melissa Blake said...

oh, dionne! You know mine is root beer!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

mmm, a fancy coffee for sure! every now and then a nice glass of white wine :)

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

i love this xcollection of tea!!i love hot choccolate.. it's my best with firends or watching tv, during my holidays and with my b.friend.. i love it.. by the way i run in my kitchen to do it!!
xx
jessica

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

Mime would be a really well made cocktail or earl grey tea when I am need to behave.

mel said...

In the summer - lemonade, in the winter - apple cider or hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps.
Amazing that you've never experienced winter. Really nothing to make a frown about though!
Seriously, sometimes I just wish I could get permanent resident status somewhere else.
Want to sponsor my move to Australia?!

Ella said...

How happy I am to have found this amazing blog :) Your photographs are always so rich and meaningful. Looking forward to seeing more great posts!

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

Congratulations on your project Amelie being featured! That is wonderful and very well deserved! Good luck apartment hunting in Houston.

K said...

My social drink is usually coffee, but occasionally a cocktail or glass of Riesling.

Punctuation Mark said...

i drink tea all the time and coffee from time to time... lovely images!

Jenna E said...

I am a tea freak, I have 51 different flavours. But when I go out I love a pumpkin spiced latte mmmmmmm

Shortening Bread said...

Lovely post! For social gatherings, we love to drink frozen mango margaritas.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love that last picture! A great post.

Cheers,

Rosa

Kristin said...

love the photos! depending on the occasion, my go-to's are chai lattes on cool mornings, chilled prosecco on celebratory evenings, and diet cokes mid-day after nights with not much sleep!

Jess said...

Beautifully put! I do love to sip my coffee in the mornings and toast my champagne at celebrations! Let's hear it for beverages!

Tea Beyond said...

excellent question: mine is tea tea tea!!! and better quality tea!!!;)))

K. Davis said...

always a latte :) what I would give to have a social beverage with you sometime friend!

Chiara said...

Mine is tea, because I don't drink vine or beer, so I'm studing about tea like a beverage for food!
Have a nice day!

tender b. said...

All I drink is water. People buy me chocolate milk as a social drink.

Certain Creatures said...

I absolutely loooove tea!
:)
Wonderful pictures
Francesca

Holly Knitlightly said...

Ooh I'm loving those canisters of tea!

I think either tea or beer would be my social drink of choice! Depends on the situation. :)

That's awesome your party was featured! Woo!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love this post . . . our friends call us "the beverage family."

Beverages matter.

Fondly,
Glenda

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