Monday, April 30, 2012

{MOTHER'S DAY} AT CAPERS

Did you know that Mother's Day is less than two weeks away? It's true! And here at CAPERS we are always here to help you pick out the perfect gift for mom. Stop by the store and we will even make it easy-peasy for you by helping select a present and adding complimentary gift wrap. Meanwhile, we have have done a little round-up of our tried and true Mother's Day gifts. Happy Mother's Day!!

A nightie or robe from Yala is a CAPERS favorite. Made from sustainably grown bamboo, these separates are soft, lovely, and perfect for day or night.
A table linen, tea towel, or set of napkins from La Jacquard Francais will make your mom the happiest gal on the block. Made in France, La Jacquard is one of the oldest linen companies still in business, and is made to be a heirloom item that won't shrink, warp, or fade!
Handmade in Seattle of all natural ingredients, Sweet Petula is a gift everyone loves! Make her happy with a candle, lotion, or shea butter soap.

Stop by the store for even more goodies for that special mother in your life!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

{ECO} Friendly Candles at CAPERS


Social responsibility gets a clever, recycled remake with Paddywax's ECO Green Collection. Housed in up cycled wine bottle containers, the company's signature soy wax candles come in five different plant-infused scents. We love them for the kitchen or outdoor entertaining!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easy peasy cheaters blended margarita

The last few sunny days in Seattle have given us margarita fever! All we want to do is sit outside and sip a cool beverage and soak in what we can of this short lived sun. Looking for a great (and easy) recipe for a cold drink, I picked up local Northwest chef and author Kathy Casey's book, "Sips and Apps". We have sold this book for years at the store, and the recipes are always spot on. Kathy herself declares this recipe for her "Cheaters Blended Margarita" to be "crazy good". And we believe it!


Cheaters Blended Margarita by Kathy Casey
3/4 cup of tequila
1/4 cup of triple sec
1 (16 ounce can) frozen limeade concentrate, defrosted
1/2 (12-ounce) bottle mild-flavor or light beer
4 cups ice

Measure the drink ingredients into a large blender jar. Blend until smooth. Serve in margarita or old-fashioned glasses. Garnish with lime wheels. Have a party!

For fun variations, try blending in the following:

1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
3/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
3/4 cup cubed fresh mango


Sips and Apps by Kathey Casey

We just got these great Margarita glasses in the store last week, they are made of 100% recycled glass and come in great colors. We have matching tumblers as well. Perfect for an outdoor party!