Monthly Archives: August 2011

Product Spotlight: Qream

Qream was named for the royalty in all of us ladies and the taste lives up to its namesake. Rich, creamy, and extremely flavorful, Qream is the perfect after dinner drink or girl’s weekend cocktail. Available in sweet peach or … Continue reading

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Cowboys in California

I was at a wedding once in Modesto, California when a girl from New York City said she hated California. It was her first time visiting the state. The wedding took place on a gorgeous almond farm in an old barn lit … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Apple Sour (Variation)

Fall feels close so it’s time to start planning some September drinks. An Apple Sour seemed appropriate for those starting school who may be sour about it. This cocktail is a variation of the traditional recipe but just as good. Ingredients2 … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Hometown Book Party

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ModernMom.com Article

Recipe For a Girl’s Night Out | ModernMom.com Every time I make advanced plans with a friend it inevitably falls through. You’d think that as busy moms the only way a girl’s night would actually happen is with detailed, strategic … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday Brunch

I have firsthand experience in over-doing what should be a simple Sunday brunch. What starts off as coffee and bagels turns into breakfast casseroles, grandmother’s coffee cake, homemade Bloody Marys, and many other dishes, producing enough plates and silverware to … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: A First Day on the Job

When I moved to Friday nights at a bar where there was only ever one bartender, despite a line out the door for a drink, I was nervous. Everywhere else I had ever worked there was more than one person … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Mint Ginger Juice

This drink may be a little labor intensive but the payoff is huge. If you can knock out the prep work well before your guests arrive then putting the cocktail together is easy. The Mint Ginger Juice is light, zesty, … Continue reading

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A Second Book? What’s the Deal?!

The question of the night at our book launch party was, “So what’s your next book?” Shocking, right? It’s like asking the mom with the newborn when she’ll be delivering a sibling. Or minutes after the Super Bowl, interrogating the winning … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Sonoma Wine Garden | Santa Monica

There’s not a trace of the old Santa Monica Place mall on this rooftop foodery. Sonoma Wine Garden is an indoor outdoor restaurant and bar with a view of the ocean and pieces of central Santa Monica. It’s casual yet sophisticated, and … Continue reading

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This Girl’S HOT PICK of the WEEK

These Teraforma Whisky Stones are the best thing since ice. Perfect for whisky, scotch or tequila drinkers who want to avoid their favorite spirit becoming diluted with water. Put these stones in the fridge for at least an hour, and … Continue reading

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Drinks inspired by “The Help”

The team at Snake Oil Cocktail Company created a few original drinks inspired by the new movie The Help. I was thrilled to be invited to a screening in San Diego and equally excited to sample some of these amazing … Continue reading

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San Diego Fun Day

Dear San Diego, We love you! What better place to say you were born and raised than this town! Jocelyn and I feel like there is no better city to launch our book and hope that many of you come … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Indigo Grill | San Diego

Restaurant: Indigo Grill1536 India StreetSan Diego, CA 90272 Interior Swag: Corvette Diner was my favorite spot as a kid, so I had a feeling going into this place that I wouldn’t be let down by the decor. Beautiful tiles and … Continue reading

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San Diego Reader | “My Kinda Literary Experience—A Book Signing with Cocktails” by offdutyfoodie

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This Girl’s HOT PICK of the WEEK

Please. Can we just talk about how cute these are?? And can they make one in the shape of the Titanic? Or a thumb? Or…well, what do you think? No related posts.

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Thirsty Thursday: Summer Picnic (New Drink!)

Today’s drink was inspired by a weekend at our friend’s Lake Arrowhead home in California. This cocktail is very light and extremely refreshing. You can even make a larger batch for a cooler and bring it along on your next … Continue reading

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BlogHer 2011 Purse Packing

I’m packing light for BlogHer. The only things going into my purse are the things my iPhone cannot provide. Yet. If I’m missing something important, let me know. Preparation is key. 1. Sara Happ Lip Slip This is the gloss … Continue reading

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