Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Writer vs. The Corporation

Call me crazy, but because hardware stores sell books for building cabinets, fabric stores for building dresses, and auto stores for building vehicles, I think it’s a no-brainer that retailers who sell wine and spirits would also sell books for … Continue reading

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Spiced Cranberry Pear Cocktail

When it’s February and freezing, I crave gut warming whiskey coupled with spice. This cocktail is light, refreshing and captures some popular winter fruits: pear and cranberry. Try substituting your favorite spirit for the whiskey or add a cinnamon stick if you’re … Continue reading

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My Cocktail the Starlet

Friday I experienced another really fun day shooting videos for’s YouTube Channel, which launches in April. My little cocktail segment is titled Let’s Mix and I cannot wait for you to see it! I’m positive that you’ll be whipping up … Continue reading

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Casual Wine Tags

Your guests are on their way over, the drink of the night is wine, and you only have so many glasses and not a single damn drink charm in sight. How will you ever survive and maintain your reputation as … Continue reading

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This Girl’s HOT PICK of the WEEK: Flexible Rubber Stoppers

True Fabrications is one of my favorite companies for home, kitchen, and bar accessories. I started buying their humorous wine bags and cocktail napkins from my local supermarket a few years ago and soon after discovered their bottle stoppers. I … Continue reading

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Northern Trust Open 2012

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful morning as we strolled around Pacific Palisade’s Riviera for the annual Northern Trust Open. Under the large, blue California sky, fans moved in synchronization, instinctively knowing when to walk, stop, whisper, clap, … Continue reading

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Blog Radio Interview: AWOP

The radio hosts behind A World of Progress (AWOP) have been gracious enough to include me as their regular “cocktail contributor.” But the topics they cover every week on their show have way more strength and power than any cocktail … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Caramel Tea Cocktail

This is the perfect drink for a rainy afternoon or a mellow evening at home. It’s comforting and subtly sweet with a hint of orange. Perfect for those who don’t necessary like to “taste” their alcohol. Serve hot and with … Continue reading

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Crafty Cocktailista: Semi-Homemade Coasters

If you’re as in love with taking photos using Instagram as I am, then I have the project for you. Using Crate&Barrel’s 5-piece photo coaster set and your iPhone, snap photos of your favorite cocktails, then print them out to size … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How to Make Drinks for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Amanda Salem from Patch helped me to make a few drinks to get your romantic Valentine’s evening off to the perfect start. The first cocktail is a peach liqueur-soaked Bellini and the second is a fresh Raspberry Crush … Continue reading

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The 6 Best Valentines Gifts for Her

Here are a few think-outside-the-chocolate-box Valentine’s Day suggestions that are guaranteed to go over splendidly. I’m not saying not to give chocolate and roses…on days like this more is more. But if you really want to go above and beyond, these … Continue reading

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Valentines Day in a Bowling Alley

Despite the grimy bowling balls, stanky shoes (you just know Lysol can’t get everything up in that toe area) and super unflattering fluorescent lighting, one of my most romantic dates with my husband was at a bowling alley. There’s just … Continue reading

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This Girl’s HOT PICK of the WEEK: 5 Piece Wine Accessory Set

Mystery liquid? Priceless sculpture? Assassin kit? Allow us to introduce you to Kikkerland 5-Piece Wine Bottle Accessory Set. The suspense alone is worth the purchase and we’d strongly suggest including it as one of your gifts on the big Valentines Day. … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday Cocktails

If you want to spruce up your Super Bowl party with something more than beer and wine, these are my winning picks for Sunday, and guaranteed crowd pleasers!Beer Buster1 ounce vodka3 dashes Tabasco sauce1 bottle of your favorite beerDirections: Briefly … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous T-Shirt Contest!

Are you clever with words and a good storyteller?  Then this is your opportunity to show off your inner  jokester! We’re looking for a few good jokes to  feature on our new product packaging and we want  your help.  Step 1: Start with the … Continue reading

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