It’s Saturday Sips at Six…and Thyme Flies!  Apparently, our day lit evenings will fly away after today too. Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. and I’m taking no chances for keeping my normally positive mood in tact. It’s no secret to my family that I do not like the cold, dark days of Fall and Winter – in fact, I get down right annoyed!  Let’s just say if human hibernation was a thing… 

But what’s a sun worshiper to do?  Eat and drink as many antioxidant, mood boosting and nutritious foods as I can find, that’s what!  So in an effort to change my current state of irritation, I am doubling down with Angry Mussels from Ford’s Fish Shack and a Thyme Flies Pomtastic Martini!  

Thyme infused Grey Goose Vodka, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur and a splash of Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur combine to calm the attitude of these Angry Mussels and the exceptionally delicious broth and ciabatta bread for dipping!

And, since we get an “extra” hour to burn calories on Sunday morning, I’m counting on all the health benefits from this Triple Chocolate Brownie (also from Ford’s) to keep me on a happy and satisfied track!

Thyme Flies Pomtastic Martini 

Combine in a Martini pitcher with ice:

2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka (Thyme Infused for several days or longer)
1 oz. Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
1/2 oz. Grand Mariner Orange Liqueur
4 oz. Pom Pomegranate Juice 

Stir gently and strain into a Martini glass with pomegranate arils and a thyme sprig. 


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Dianne Buckley

A Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia native, Dianne graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Maryland. Her varied development, event planning and writing experience includes: working as a Production Assistant for an Advertising Agency in Virginia Beach; Director of Development for a Private Academy in Maryland; and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for a Law School in Washington, DC. As founder & owner of STAGED ENVY®, a Boutique Professional Home Staging & Interior Decorating Studio, Dianne creates stylish spaces for homeowners who are preparing to list their home for sale, or live in it more beautifully. She’s an Accredited Staging Professional®, ASP® and a Certified Interior Decorator® CID® who knows that great decor is in the details and requires a curated approach. She has staged and decorated small event spaces, offices and residences ranging from cozy condos to fine homes. Attracted by the “Best in Class” attitude of Loudoun County Residents, she moved with her family from Washington DC to Leesburg in 2010 and has never looked back. Her favorite pastime is spending time on the weekends relaxing around Loudoun with her husband and her Black Lab Kaya, chatting with her three daughters and Curating Signature Cocktails and Vignettes for Intimate Occasions.

Saturday Sips at Six with Dianne Buckley

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