SCW Interiors

Life of Shaz Life Hacks

Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey of SCW Interiors, an Alexandria, Virginia based interior design firm, provides simple solutions to creating a beautiful home and life.


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My first Paloma was with a very fun friend visiting from the United Kingdom.  Ok, we had too many Palomas that day while dining at Tesuque Cafe, my favorite restaurant outside of Santa Fe.  I was mesmerized by all the squeezing of fresh fruits into a tall glass jar and that amazing coral pink color only grapefruit can provide.

I was not sure if it was the company that made the drink so great or if I had just fallen in love with tequila for the first time. I now know it was both! I am on spring break this week with my fun family marking the beginning of warmer, longer days and my favorite time of the year. I got a jump start on Paloma season when the temps hit 60 last week and my sweet friend fell in love for the first time, too. So much so that she sent me these pics and asked me to share them with you!

Raise your glass in praise of the Paloma. Life is good. Time is short. Go out and make memories with all those you love.


  • 2.5 oz your favorite Tequila

  • 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice

  • 1/4 cup club soda

  • Fresh lime juice

  • Lime wedge for garnish (optional)

  • Margarita Salt (optional)

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Tequila Picks

Casamigos is the fan favorite tequila because, well George Clooney created it! But for you first time tequila drinkers out there, you can start with a less expensive option. I prefer the El Espolòn Blanco Tequila.


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Fun Cocktail Glassware

I love the bright colors of these cocktail tumblers. These beautiful hand blown glasses will be available for purchase at the SCW Shop.


Jacobsen Classic Margarita Salt

This classic margarita salt is unmatched in taste. If you’ve ever tried Jacobsen Flake Finishing Salt, you have to try this product which adds a whole other level of flavor to any cocktail!


Cocktail Napkins

We could all use a little more humor in our lives. I love these sassy cocktail napkins. This version and others will be available for purchase at the SCW Shop.

I am throwing in my second favorite cocktail recipe, the Chilton, for those not ready to take the tequila plunge.

The Chilton

  • 2.5 oz Vodka

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fill glass with club soda

  • Salt Rim Glass