My National Holiday is but a week away (9 days and counting), so thought I’d pen a quick blog on things that just Smack of St. Patrick’s Day!
Pair this necklace with a crisp white blouse, your best jeans, and high heels!
Options for Men are more limited…but here are some nice options:
Start off the morning with green pancakes!
Shamrock Shake…What’s not to love?! Here is the copycat recipe, which I posted last year…
McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe
3 cups good quality vanilla ice cream
1 3/4 cups 1% milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring if desired
1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely thick and smooth. Pour into glasses and serve!
Irish Coffee…and Best place to enjoy one is the Buena Vista in San Francisco!
They’ll be Green with envy when you’re sipping your Green Martini…your Appletini!
I will celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a few days early in DC, with my friend and client, Julie, enjoying a Stella at the Dubliner Pub…where I happened to get engaged 23 years ago, on St. Patrick’s Day!
Bruce, that Guinness if for you…”milk on an angel’s breath”.
Don’t forget your Pooch!
St. Patrick’s Day Facts & Trivia
In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday similar to Christmas and Easter.
Erin go Bragh translates to “Ireland forever.”
The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.
The largest parade in the US, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year.
Over 100 US cities hold a parade every year. Some of the other biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades are in Chicago, Illinois and Savannah, Georgia.
In 1948 President Truman became the first president to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The city of Chicago goes so far to celebrate that they dye their river green.
Green is associated with Saint Patrick’s Day because it is the color of spring, of Ireland, and of the shamrock.
Kiss me, I’m Irish…I really am!
Check out my 2011 and 2012 posts for St. Patrick’s Day…why rework the wheel, when you can read them here. 🙂