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Stillhouse Whiskey: A Canned Christmas

I’m a procrastinator. Not with work or tasks at home. I’m the neighbor who is outside her house at 7AM on December 26th sawing up her Christmas tree because she can’t stand the looming burden of putting all the Christmas … Continue reading

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Pick a Polar Pear Cocktail for the Holidays

It might seem counterintuitive to make a frozen drink for the holidays, but if Santa walked into a bar, the Polar Pear cocktail would definitely be his libation. Yes, it looks like a Christmas tree got tangled up with a snowball, but it … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sangria for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. Even my youngest child was singing a made-up Thanksgiving song last night while coloring, and it covered all the things about the day that make a child happy: family, mashed potatoes, pie, ice cream, pie, … Continue reading

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Sip, Sample, See Event this Thursday!

This Thursday night, please join us for a private shopping event on the Westside of Los Angeles. Enjoy complimentary cocktails from our book Cocktails for Cougars & Cowgirls and mingle with friends. Bring home a gorgeous floral arrangement by Serendipity Floral Design, … Continue reading

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Product Spotlight: The Uncommon Green Cocktail Glass

We were sent one glass sample for review. We only review products we like. 🙂  All opinions and photos are our own. We’re always looking for special gifts for the host or hostess who has everything, and you can add … Continue reading

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The 5 Best ( and easiest!) Cachaça Cocktails Ever!

During all my years behind the bar I never made one drink with cachaça. Not one. I’d love to know the last time you ordered a drink with the potent sugar cane spirit, or were with someone who ordered one, … Continue reading

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Chambord Hosts Blogger Event in Los Angeles

When a PR rep invites you on a Chambord Party Bus outing that will last from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, you say “yes!” When she tells you that the bus will be making several stops to secret locations around town, … Continue reading

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How to Make Electric Lemonade!

Remember when you were a kid and the ocean looked so blue and refreshing that you wanted to just scoop it into a glass and drink it? And maybe you even tried to extreme disappointment? If the ocean was a cocktail, … Continue reading

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Wine Review: Pacificana Wines

Cost: $15.99 (on sale from $18.99) Place of Purchase: Whole Foods Once again, the design on the bottle jumped out at us as we shopped for white wine for a summer pool party. We couldn’t have found a more thematically … Continue reading

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3 Beautiful Rosé Cocktails for Summer

Yesterday we were reading about the French Rosé called Rock Angel from the Château d’Esclans winery. It is supposed to taste gorgeous, pair perfectly with a wide assortment of cheeses, and be the pink wine of the summer. It retails for … Continue reading

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Lunch in Los Angeles with Loire Valley Wines

Look no further for your summer wine list than Loire Valley. We had a chance to sample eight bottles from France’s West to Mid Region and feel darn excited to have such a perfectly balanced and varied list land in … Continue reading

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Kikori Whiskey Event at Nobu Beverly Hills

Japanese whiskey paired with gourmet sushi is our definition of a happy meal. Thursday night in Beverly Hills we dined at Nobu, bathed in happiness, drinking cocktails made with Kikori Whiskey and eating like queens. Those of you who follow … Continue reading

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Bolthouse Farms American Glory Cocktail

July 4th is hands down our favorite holiday. We rise early for a local 5K/10K race, gather with family and friends for an enormous brunch, swim until our hair turns green and our tan lines are established, and lounge around … Continue reading

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How to Make a Peachy Sour!

We’re away from Los Angeles for another girl’s weekend at our friend’s compound in San Diego and as usual, raiding her fruit bearing trees for delicious cocktails. After all, what better way to compliment the swimming, long lunches, and late talks than drinks … Continue reading

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The Restaurant Diaries: Page Two

The names of the people and businesses in this blog series have been changed to protect their identities and the integrity of this project. A lot about this project is catch-22. You can’t get the business plan together until you … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Bourbon Tasting Party

Throwing a bourbon tasting party is fun, easy, and appropriate for any and all seasons. We recently co-hosted a tasting for a group of forty people in the back yard of a beautiful Los Angeles home, and thought we’d share … Continue reading

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California Vacation Destination: Malibu Beach Inn

A recent wine tasting took us inside a beachfront hotel just a few miles from home on the coast of the Pacific. We’ve passed Malibu Beach Inn many times on our way up and down PCH and always had the same … Continue reading

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Easy & Delicious Drinks with 1915 Bolthouse Farms™ Organic Juices

We have a new set of favorite cocktail mixers around that you might already have in your fridge: 1915 Bolthouse Farms™ organic cold-pressed juices. These juices weren’t made specifically for cocktails…they just happen to taste great when used for libations … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Silver Cups for a Mint Julep

The Kentucky Derby is May 7th this year, and if you can’t be one of the 160,000 people watching in person at Churchill Downs, you can certainly get into the spirit at home for the “most exciting two minutes in … Continue reading

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Classic Drinks: How to Make a Kamikaze Cocktail

A Kamikaze cocktail is one of the easiest to make and tastiest drinks ever, but it’s easy to forget about because it’s kind of an ancient drink. Drink it as a shot or as a full cocktail. Just be sure … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Making Great Cocktails in Your Hotel Room

  Vacationing is already expensive enough. Don’t let your cocktail consumption make you wish you never left home in the first place. Here are five steps to creating great vacation cocktails without the resort price tag. Secure the Mini Fridge … Continue reading

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Jump Into Spring with a Gin Zippy Cocktail

In love with this drink. It’s so simple to make yet it tastes like it took three hours to put together. Make this drink this weekend and we promise you, you’ll  fall in love too. Gin Zippy 2 ounces City … Continue reading

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3 Recipes with Paddy’s Devil’s Apple for St. Patrick’s Day

Do NOT wait until St. Patrick’s Day to pick up a bottle of Paddy’s Devil’s Apple Irish Whiskey. Buy a bottle as soon as the weather shifts in September and you need a scarf around your neck at night. It’s a … Continue reading

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A Visit to San Francisco’s Distillery No. 209 Gin

We’ve been fans of Distillery No. 209 gin for a long time now, but when we went to visit their facility recently and walked into a room throbbing with the beats of Lil’ Wayne, we knew that this is a relationship … Continue reading

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Make a Blueberry Margarita 4 Nat’l Margie Day!

February 22nd is National Margarita Day! We’ve never shared a recipe for a blueberry Margarita before, which is kinda amazing considering that our cousins own a blueberry farm in upstate New York. Every summer for about 15 years we’d visit our grandparents … Continue reading

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