Wine and Paint Night…you can do the dining after.

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Since I turned 30, my nights out have changed quite a bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I still go out on the town but the occasions are more rare these days.  Instead, I like to find alternatives that tend not to leave me with a wicked hangover.   My friend, Christina and I, are pictured above with our smocks on because we decided to spend the evening being slightly productive.  We decided to go to a wine and paint party at Artist on the Rocks in North Cape May.  I realize that these places have been popping up all over the country in the last year, but Cape May County is usually a little late to the game.  Better late than never!  All we had to do was bring a bottle of wine to the studio and pay $25 for our 3 hour session.  They provide you with the canvas and all the supplies you need and a slice of pizza (painting is rigorous so you need some sustenance along the way).  They post a session schedule of the paintings on their website so you can plan your night ahead of time.  I have been two times already and you can see the results below.  Looks like a little wine brings out the artist in me!
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Sexy Sangria

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Sexy Sangria

Ingredients
1 quart burgundy wine
1/2 -3/4 quart Sprite/7-Up (diet works just as well)
6 oz. orange juice
3 shots of Brandy
1 1/2 shots of Triple Sec
1/2 lemon squeezed
Lots of cut up fruit (apples, oranges, pear, etc)
Lots of Ice

Directions
Mix liquids together in a large pitcher. Place cut up fruit into the pitcher. Let fruit soak for at least an hour before serving. Enjoy! The drunken fruit is a delicious reward for drinking the pitcher! Check out this awesome glass that my friend, Karla, brought me. It was inspired for my love of the movie Magic Mike. Yes, there is not much plot in this film, but there is sure a lot of crazy, sexy, cool dancing that you don’t want to miss. Karla is also the source of this delicious recipe. Pair Magic Mike with Sexy Sangria and you have one scintillating night ahead of you!

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