Beltaine Meets Bhakti Courtesy of Babylon Gardens Apothecary and Sex Butter! #Guestblog #Contest!
May05

Beltaine Meets Bhakti Courtesy of Babylon Gardens Apothecary and Sex Butter! #Guestblog #Contest!

This article is a guest blog by Marie Bargas. She was involved in many activities surrounding Beltaine (May 1) and she is reporting on those events! It was no coincidence that this year’s Beltaine Event presented by Jymie Darling’s Babylon Gardens Apothecary was set in a location named after a movie star. Still sparkling from the Oscar win of top client Patricia Arquette for BOYHOOD, Darling chose Griffith Park’s Betty Davis Picnic...

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8th Annual 12 Drinks of Christmas, Day 4! Day After Xmas Requires Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark
Dec26

8th Annual 12 Drinks of Christmas, Day 4! Day After Xmas Requires Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark

I am so not a fan of the Day After Christmas (otherwise known as DAC). This collection is courtesy of Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, the phenomenal LA based mixology (and more) duo. I love their wit and presentation. If you missed my recent video with them (I am on the phone talking to them while they are on video), here is the link to the video and to the post I did featuring coffee-based cocktails! youtube.com I am such a fangirl...

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Chic Holiday Entertaining Doesn’t Need to Cost $$$$! #Podcast #video
Dec18

Chic Holiday Entertaining Doesn’t Need to Cost $$$$! #Podcast #video

If you have been following my blog about cocktails, spirits, mixology and sweet treats, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark will be familiar faces and names to you. If not, then you can learn now because these are two food and spirit savvy women with interesting approaches not only to those topics but to life in general. (In other words, what you see is what you get). Georgia Hardstark and Alie Ward They are phenomenal peeps who look at...

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Halloween Treats…They’re Gonna Get You!
Oct02

Halloween Treats…They’re Gonna Get You!

A lingering crispness in the air..determined to coax you into a jacket.  Green is now brown + orange.  Less daylight, more darkness.  Bright moonlight illuminates the cause of a sudden noise…a swirl of fallen leaves in a gust of wind.  The Fall…moody, evocative, beautiful and downright eerie at times. Could there be a better season for Halloween?  Not a chance! Halloween only begins with seasonal ambiance.   Treats...

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Celebrate the First Weekend of August with Tasty Cocktails from  Martha Stewart!
Aug01

Celebrate the First Weekend of August with Tasty Cocktails from Martha Stewart!

While Martha Stewart isn’t perhaps the first person you would think about for cocktails, she does have some great ones on her website. The great part is they are pretty much presented in video format so it’s easy to use mobile or tablet to learn how to mix up one of these interesting cocktails. All the recipes here come from Martha Stewart and/or her staff. A sour cherry mojito with VODKA. Now this sounds like it’s...

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Celebrate June 1 with the Perfect Weekend Cocktail: SW4 London Dry Gin Serves Up 2 Sips for Summer!
Jun01

Celebrate June 1 with the Perfect Weekend Cocktail: SW4 London Dry Gin Serves Up 2 Sips for Summer!

I know that Sundays are often hard days to face. End of the weekend, the start of a new workweek I have something for you that’s rather special– SW4 London Dry Gin! It’s not your typical gin and it’s loaded with botanicals and a proprietary recipe! SW4 London Dry Gin’s 12 botanicals are blended in a signature robust style, opening with strong Juniper aromas, subtle citrus, exotic spices, and delicate floral...

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