A few weeks from Father's Day and everyone is getting ready to celebrate daddy dearest. Personally, I always try to craft a gift that combines a keepsake and a shared moment. This year I'm going to create a custom iced tea blend inspired by my dear dad and then share each icy sip together. But when we're down to the last drop, I want to leave something for him beyond the steeped blend. So, this week's sip & style is all about the dear dads in our lives.
While the recipe for the custom, dad-inspired iced tea blend might take time to perfect, I am certain of the presentation. I will be serving and sharing the sip in this glorious glass bottle. IKEA's Slom Botte with Stopper is the perfect balance of ease of elegance. Personalize it with a handwritten paper luggage tag tied around the top for a sweet finish.
Your thoughtful sip would be perfectly paired with the style of this limited edition FORAGE bow tie, created by two of my favorite artists in the City of Brotherly Love from Something's Hididng in Here. While I admire all of their hand made creations, their new collection of bow ties is easily my new favorite. The amber gingham fabric captures the essence of summer sun with its shades of grassy green and summer sunny yellow. I would pair this particular tie with an iced citrus green.
Although if dad is more silly than stylish, take a peek at their mustaches on a stick. Maybe it's just me, but an afternoon of laughter and thoughtfully crafted iced tea, bow ties and photos using mustaches on sticks sounds like a fabulous father's day to me. Let's just hope my dad agrees... Gentlemen, care to comment?