Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wordless Wednesday | Summer is Here

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Tell It Tuesdays: Shutters Hotel | Santa Monica

Shutters Beach Hotel1 Pico Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90405310.458.0030Let’s look at numbers 1-8 and for this review. I think you’ll know where I stand. 1. I crossed out the server’s name. I’d give the service a D-. 2. The cucumber splash … Continue reading

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This Girl’s Book Club: My Malibu Death

BOOK: My Malibu Death by Amy Weitman SPIRIT: Stiletto Vodka The central character in Weitman’s book is Deborah, a woman who seemingly has it all but who feels empty and lost.  Deborah resides in one of the wealthiest parts of … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Kanon’s Midsummer Cocktail

This Friday Kanon Organic Vodka is hosting a little “Midsummer” event at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York City.  I wish I was able to jump on a plane to join in on the festivities but for now I’ll … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday | Tequila Shots

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Tell It Tuesdays: West 4th and Jane| Santa Monica

Restaurant: West 4th and Jane1432 4th StreetSanta Monica, CA 90401310.395.6765 Drink Damage: Elements Chardonnay | $9 Interior Swag: Not much swag but so packed with people that it didn’t matter. I loved all the little booths and the high ceiling. … Continue reading

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This Girl’s Book Club: Little Black Book…

BOOK: Little Black Book of Big Red Flags by Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman, and Meagan McCrary WINE: Little Black Dress 2009 Pinot Grigio This book is a must-have for your next book club assignment. It’s honest, hilarious, well-written, and just plain fun. … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Drinking Games: Bunco Night

Bunco baffles me. The objective is elementary and the game’s complexity is comparable to “pin the tail on the donkey.” Yet it took three of my friends to explain the game to me and even as we were playing I … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Screwdriverino

Today I threw a wrench in the ol’ screwdriver recipe (sorry…couldn’t resist that one). This variation includes orange Sanpellegrino, which lightens up the drink and yields another option for the morning cocktail menu. I should also mention that this is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday | Charlie’s Angels…Kinda

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Thirsty Thursday: Porch Bubbles

Briana Guy and Crystal Guy are two young entrepreneurial sisters who are baking up a cupcake storm in Michigan with their company Michigan Cupcakes. Soon after we met I learned that Briana had invented her own brilliant cocktail appropriately named … Continue reading

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Mix masters: Must-haves for the serious cocktail lover!

Today, the article Trae Bodge wrote came out in the Bellingham Herald. It’s a great read! Oh, and I’m mentioned of course. 😉 Mix masters: Must-haves for the serious cocktail lover – Wire – Lifestyle – bellinghamherald.com No related posts.

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Wordless Wednesday | My Empty Tequila Sunrise

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Wednesday Gadgets: Labels and Shot Glasses

Fred and Friends has created a silly shot glass appropriately called the BOTTOMS UP SHOT™. “Drink up, drunk down.” Jason Amendolara, who came up with the idea at  Fred Studio, has introduced the perfect bachelor or bachelorette party gift. Fun and not … Continue reading

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City Tavern

Restaurant: City Tavern 9739 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.838-9739 Drink Damage: Renegade Blonde | taste$4, glass$8 share$17 | Double IPA | taste$4, glass$8 share$16 Interior Swag: Exposed steel beams, wood rafters, and brick walls, large chalkboard menu, booths, shared … Continue reading

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Weekend Night Dinner: Linguini with Fava Beans

This recipe comes from a cookbook written by the two Franks who own Frankies in Brooklyn. We dined there last year, ordered the cookbook when we got home, and have made this recipe one of family favorites.Linguine with Fava Beans, … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: My Arnold Story

Finally! The Arnold Schwarzenegger story I now have good reason to tell. My cousin shared it with me one night after finishing up her lunch shift. She waitressed at an upscale westside cafe and local spot for several celebrities. David … Continue reading

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