Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Ode to Mad Men

The very talented Lauren Franca recently spent a morning with us, taking photos for the back covers of our next two books. She shot the photo for our first book too, and is the kind of photographer who doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Spirit Spotlight: Distillery No. 209 Gin

The first time we tasted this remarkable gin was when we used it for a Father’s Day recipe we created for BevMo! The second time we sipped a fabulous Distillery No. 209 gin martini was at the annual An Evening on … Continue reading

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Slim Rock Rocks the Skinny Cocktail Scene

We’ve still got a solid month of bikini season here in SoCal, and Labor Day weekend just around the corner. So if you’re totally over the skinny drinks you’ve been mixing all summer but still feel like drinking something light, … Continue reading

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For the Love of the Gin & Tonic

We first met Ragan at her Lovely Dinners evening a couple weeks ago and became fast fans on both Ragan and her blog Beauty in the Bite. A busy Los Angeles-based model and actress, Ragan still somehow finds time to create … Continue reading

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New Video: How Much Wine Goes into the Glass?

Is it possible to pour too much wine into a wine glass? Why yes, darling…it is. Don’t offend your guests by over-whelming their wine glasses. Watch this video and learn how to do it right (and then subscribe to our … Continue reading

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A Lovely Dinner in Los Angeles

A lovely dinner is Los Angeles isn’t hard to put together if you’re a host like Molly Schoneveld of ThisYuppieLife.com or Ragan Wallake of BeautyInTheBite.com. Tuesday night’s dinner, set in the back yard of a beautiful little West Hollywood home, … Continue reading

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An Evening on the Beach, Santa Monica 2014

Last night we kicked off our flip flops, lowered our sunglasses, and made martinis for a good cause.  We returned to the sands of Santa Monica for another year of An Evening on the Beach, an annual fundraiser for St. Vincent Meals … Continue reading

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2nd Edition of “This Girl Walks Into a Bar” Released!

As many of you know, “This Girl Walks Into a Bar: A Women’s Guide to Professional Bartending and Home Mixology” was written for women (and men too!) who want to land a professional bartending job. The book has done so well … Continue reading

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3 Delicious Cocktail Recipes with DRY Soda Discovery Pack

We’ve been fans of DRY soda since we discovered their lavender and rhubarb 4-packs at Whole Foods last summer. Now that their Discovery Pack is available, featuring the popular flavors Blood Orange, Vanilla Bean, and Cherry, we’re celebrating with three … Continue reading

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Mixology 101: Quick & Easy Fresh Green Apple Juice

If you need to make some quick and easy fresh, green apple juice for your cocktail,  this recipe will take only a few minutes and yield about 4 ounces of juice. Step 1: Wash and chop a green apple, removing the core … Continue reading

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A Quick Review of BlogHer 2014

We got what we went for: connections. Our intention for attending this year’s conference in San Jose was to broaden our network of bloggers beyond the SoCal territory and that we did. We literally met women from all over the … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Writer Voice, meet Video Persona

I’m setting up a blind date for my writing voice and my video persona. I think they’ll really like each other…they just need to get in the same room for once. In fact, I’m so confident that they’re a good … Continue reading

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