It’s a three day weekend here in the States and since we don’t have any travel plans, we decided to have a Staycation and celebrate it with a lovely Spritz at lunch. It was so orange that it almost glowed, so I knew I simply had to doodlewash it. This Spritz had a bit of Prosecco, soda water, and an Italian aperitif called Aperol that is an odd mixture of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb, cinchona and “other ingredients” that are apparently too secret to name. Despite its mysterious contents, it was delicious and a perfect way to start a long weekend. Though I did resist the urge to have a second one at lunch, I’ll likely be enjoying another one of these charming elixirs this evening if the hunt we’re about to embark on for the ingredients proves successful.
I love the concept of a Staycation because it doesn’t involve any of the stress of actual travel. It’s the type of vacation that comes with no real rules and you are essentially free to do whatever you like. Truth be told, I enjoy treating every weekend like a little Staycation and take time to do all the things the busy work week wouldn’t allow me to do. Like be generally lazy without regrets or apologies. That’s how I’m feeling today. Perhaps it’s the wonderful orange drink or perhaps it’s just a long needed time to rest and relax. So, I’m going to keep this post short and head out in search of some of those “other ingredients” to keep this little Staycation going. I hope all of you are making time for a little bit of fun this weekend. As for me, I’m off in search of a Spritz!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham Watercolors: Gamboge, Azo Orange, Pyrrol Red, Permanent Green Pale, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal.
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