Heading to a friend’s cottage this summer? Printed Matter is here to help get you cottage ready! Docktails and cottage season are pretty much synonymous, so earn your title as best guest by mixing up your own special splash of flavor. This frosty, fruity cocktail will keep you and your hosts cool and refreshed. (Plus, it takes the edge off. ;))
Rosé? No, its Frosé!
1 750 ml of Rosé
½ cup of sugar
8 ounces of diced strawberries
2 ½ ounces of lemon juice
The best part about this delicious summer recipe is that it’s quick and easy to prepare. Just throw your rose into a serving jug and freeze it partially. Boil the sugar in water until it is fully dissolved. Remove the sugar from the heat and add your strawberries. Once this is finished, strain the syrup, cover and chill for 30 minutes. Finally, take your frozen Rosé, syrup and lemon juice and blend away.
Your fabulous bartending skills won’t go unnoticed, and it’s a surefire way to get an invite back! Another must-have to for any gracious guest is the perfect hostess gift. Here are a few of our go-to hostess gifts during cottage season!
5 Hostess Gifts that Any Cottager Would Love:
Our giant note blocks can be personalized with pretty much anything you want (that’s right, we’ve seen some pretty hilarious stuff) and make the perfect gift for anyone commuting back and forth between city and cottage with a million things to jot down. They’re not just functional though- the cottage-bound note block and Lucite holder make a great addition to any desk or coffee table. ;)
Everyone knows those northern nights can get cool! Who doesn’t love a cozy pair of jammies for those chilly evenings at the cottage? We’re obsessed with local brand KIP Sleepwear’s luxurious Egyptian cotton PJ’s
. Oh- and did we mention they do MONOGRAMMING? Say no more. #personalizedgiftsforthewin.
Our City/Cottage notepad checklist is also a no brainer when it comes to the perfect hostess gift for any busy cottager. Plus, for us Canadians, Summer is really the season to show off our unique personal style. Show your hostess your appreciation with our matching “Misfit” thank you cards and cell phone case, one of our fave new prints from Pepper B. Designs!
Admittedly another guilty obsession of ours as of late, (we can’t stop online shopping) Neely and Chloe
are a chic new brand that have yet to oversaturate the Canadian market. They have a fab line of purses, clutches, and leather goods that would have any hostess swooning! These are also customizable with monogramming available.
With the warm weather and sunshine here to stay, whip out your sun hats and bathers! Our Mulberry note pads and “Beauties in the Sun” notecards add that splash of fun that you’ve been waiting for all year round. Inspire your hostess to unplug from the digital age and keep in touch with loved ones via the hand-written word on her brand new (and very chic) stationery.
Our small notepads are also a perfect way for you to leave your coveted Frosé recipe behind
with the hostess for her next soiree!
So make sure you’re the guest who brings her best this Summer! Happy cottaging, Canadians!