Monthly Archives: November 2011

This Girl’s HOT PICK of the WEEK

I’m just going to come straight out and say that on the cheesy barometer, monogrammed glassware ranks somewhat high in goo. But you know what? Whatever. Because when you’re desperate to find that perfect gift for the person that has … Continue reading

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Easy Entertaining: Spinach & Chicken Souffle

When it comes to entertaining, I look for recipes that are not too complex, easy to prep, and delightfully aesthetic when served. This recipe, a variation on Giada’s, takes about 30 minutes to prepare and make, and then an hour … Continue reading

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My Productive Surfless Saturday

The warm weather is here again and the collective giddiness that surfaces around my neighborhood during a summer day in November is contagious. Even at the crack of dawn people were out walking, running, gardening, and of course surfing. When … Continue reading

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5 Winning Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving dinner, and you didn’t contribute something to the spread, you sure as hell better not show up empty handed. Here are five suggested hostess gifts to pick up on the drive over, and a little … Continue reading

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Cocktail Show in My Kitchen

Patch host Amanda Salem stepped into my kitchen for a quick lesson in mixology. You won’t get to see us swinging from the chandelier halfway through the pitcher (that’s a different show) but you will walk away with two delicious … Continue reading

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A Stylist’s Trunk Show (and Cocktail Party!)

Cocktail parties are hard enough to pass up but when it includes jewelry, I’ll be the first to RSVP. My friend Shannon just launched her business as an independent stylist for Stella & Dot, a fun and fashionable jewelry, handbag, and … Continue reading

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Guest Video Post: Creative Cocktails from Australia

The itinerary to your Australian vacation cannot be properly planned without first taking a quick trip to Australia’s Best Bars and Nightclubs website. Simply click on the cities you’ll be visiting and discover the hottest bar, restaurant, live music, and DJ scene … Continue reading

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Starring…The Kitchen

Patch Crew Amanda and Stephan I understood the perspective of a crazy stage mom while preparing my kitchen for a little film crew from AOL’s Patch. My starlet needed to be well-prepared, glowing, and flawless. I’m positive that I put … Continue reading

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This Girl’s HOT PICK of the WEEK

Add this modern, stemless wine glass to your collection and upgrade the sophistication of your bar. Fellow tweeter @jjjmmmlll111 brought this website to our attention and we are forever indebted.  The Willows gifts are classy, high quality, and refreshingly unique. … Continue reading

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Let us know which ones are your favorites by leaving a comment or taking our poll (to the right). Order yours now at our store in time for the holidays! No related posts.

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5 Ways to Feign Comfort at the Bar…When You’re Alone

You’re waiting at the bar alone. Your date is late or your friend is lost or your roommate sucks and ditched you. For many the bar is an intimidating place when solo but it really shouldn’t be. Here are a … Continue reading

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High Stakes Competition

When I’m presented with a challenge, even a challenge that involves glue sticks, small paper squares, tape, and wine bottles, I rise to the occasion.  So when someone recently inquired whether I’d be participating in the Jordan Winery photo competition, … Continue reading

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The Independent Bookstore Tour

Signing books at Pages in Manhattan Beach No related posts.

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{pages} and Whiskey Punch

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night at Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach. We loved seeing friends and family and meeting so many new people. Leave it to a small (beautiful) independent bookstore to bring us all together. … Continue reading

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Steps to Planning a Book Signing

This evening we will have our book signing in a real bookstore instead of a bar. A beautiful, independently owned bookstore (by three women!), tucked in the heart of Manhattan Beach. Because we’ve produced a cocktail book, we decided that … Continue reading

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Sisters in Business: A Proven Partnership

About one year ago, when Jocelyn and I realized that our book was actually going to be published the following summer, we decided that we wouldn’t stop with the manuscript. We just knew that our bartending and home mixology guide … Continue reading

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THIS Girl’s HOT PICK of the WEEK

Don’t get wrapped up in the stirred versus shaken debate. What you need to be concerned with is silver. Drink your martini in luxury with Tiffany & Co.’s. gorgeous set of silver sports-themed cocktail picks. For $275 these 3.25″ long … Continue reading

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