Monthly Archives: January 2012

Film Day for ModernMom.com

Can you imagine a better way to spend a day than sipping delicious cocktails made with the best ingredients? I definitely cannot, so it was a blast to shoot drink videos during an entire day for the new ModernMom YouTube … Continue reading

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Blog = Book = Business

This week the catalog for our book, T-Shirts, bar ware, and accessories lands on the desks of buyers across the country. This was all in the master plan, we just didn’t expect the plan to be executed quite so quickly! … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Best Skinny Lemon Drop

This is the last video in the Skinny Drink series that Amanda and I filmed for the month of January. Those of you who are sticking to a new diet in 2012 but still want a few indulgences here and … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Best Skinny Margarita

This cocktail session Amanda Salem and I walk through the steps of making a low-calorie Margarita with a traditional and a shot version. As Amanda points out, my concoction may not be as sweet at what you’re used to, but … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Best Skinny Cosmo (& under 100 Calories)

Amanda Salem from Patch joined me in my kitchen once again to make a series of skinny drinks for the New Year. What a workout!! This first video gives the skinny on the Skinny Cosmopolitan. Click here to watch (and check … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Vagabond World Cafe | South Park San Diego

Right in the heart of South Park, San Diego sits the fabulous Vagabond World Cafe. The bar is gorgeous, the drinks are strong, and the food is out of this world. And speaking of the world, this restaurant brings their … Continue reading

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Flea Market Cocktailing Treasures

Sunday I had my first flea market experience at the Long Beach Antique Market. I expected a cross between a giant, junky garage sale and a farmer’s market but it was neither. Vender after vender offered a collection of carefully … Continue reading

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Easy Entertaining: Tortilla Lasagna

This easy-to-make tortilla lasagna will be a hit with your guests. It’s easy to make, extremely tasty, and looks like it took a lot more effort than it actually did. Serve with Margaritas, Mexican beer, or dry white wine.Ingredients2 pounds of … Continue reading

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Regular Cocktail Show in my Kitchen

Tune in every month for a mini cocktail show in my kitchen with Patch’s Amanda Salem. Our next segment will feature skinny drinks for the new you in 2012! Stay tuned…and subscribe by email to get daily blog posts! No … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift for a 21 Year Old!

What better gift for the newly turned twenty-one year old than her own bartending and home mixology guide? This Girl Walks Into a Bar will complete her home bar and teach her skills that do not include opening beer bottles … Continue reading

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Your Year on a Mug

Year in Status compiles your words from twitter or facebook and somehow selects a group that represents…well, er…this is where I get confused. But it’s interesting none-the-less and I suggest that you give it a whirl yourself, just for the … Continue reading

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Toscana and the Perfect Negroni

Saturday night I had the privilege of tasting one of the best Negronis I’ve ever had. Served with a curled sliver of lemon skin and orange skin, and a flawlessly round ice cube the size of a tangerine, the flavors … Continue reading

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A College Student’s Guide to Boozing

We just couldn’t pass up posting this twist on the periodic table for the 21 and over college crowd. It won’t help you study, or make you mix a better drink, but it will be entertaining, which is a lot … Continue reading

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This Girl’s HOT PICK of the WEEK

Thanks @NotJune for the heads up on this graffiti shaker. I will be buying it for: 1. my cousin as an April Fool’s gift2. any police officer friends I make in the future3. my mom who is a painter and … Continue reading

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Vegas Baby.

Well folks, I braved New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas this year. I think the last time I visited sin city was about 10 years ago for a bachelorette party. I’d forgotten what great people watching that town has to … Continue reading

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2012 New Year’s Resolution Draft #1

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