The closest I’m getting to a tropical island
is sipping Fiji Island Water~
So for Kathleen’s Let’s Dish Destination Challenge, I’m heading to the Tropic of Tommy Bahama. . .
In a world of schedules, to-do lists,
and the lost art of relaxing,
I’m digging my toes in the virtual sand
and idyllic island life of Tommy Bahama~
The Tommy Bahama® philosophy:
“Tommy Bahama can help you escape
the troubles of the modern world in favor
of a place that’s relaxed and worry free
. . .where life is one long weekend.”
“There is a warm westerly breeze rustling the palms, the lulling roar of crashing waves – it’s a celebration of island living, courtesy of Tony Margolis, Bob Emfield and Lucio Dalla Gasperina. In 1992, the fictional Tommy Bahama character became the inspiration behind the experience of traveling to exotic locales where the food is good, the beaches are hot and the mood is relaxed.”
To get yourself in the one-long-weekend-mindset,
mix yourself a cocktail and
savor the tropics ~wherever you may be~
sipping on a Cayman Cooler, Kentucky Mai Tai,
or Bronx Bomber™.
You can find Island-Time Cocktail
recipes from Tommy Bahama, here.
In celebration of island living,
I set a table to evoke a
westerly breeze rustling the palms~
With my passport to paradise, I’m visiting
Tropic of Tommy Bahama ports of call~
Cape Relax, Catch A Lot Island, and Tropic of Couch Potato. . .
I pulled out my Hula Leaf placemats~
according to Tommy,
Life is better when you know how to hula!
In the spirit of making life one long weekend,
you can learn about the ancient art of hula, here.
A bag of crushed shells from Michaels
creates a shell-dotted reef at the table~
And a compass wine bottle stopper from Pottery Barn
functions as a hot & sunny weather finder that
will keep us on course to our destination~
Where we can enjoy the Ocean’s Song~
Island-Time recipes can be found here,
to help with your weekend luau
or to create an island-inspired meal,
courtesy Tommy Bahama.
Shrimp Avalon, found under the appetizers,
could easily be a summer evening meal
with a generous serving of shrimp and crab,
garnished with avocado!
Mixed and served with a veggie blend
of cucumber, tomato, onion and cilantro.
And served up with a brown sugar palm tree,
created with a sand toy from Dollar Tree~
You can find a printable recipe
for Shrimp Avalon, here.