August 16 is National Rum Day! Celebrate with Fabulous Rum Cocktails!!
Aug15

August 16 is National Rum Day! Celebrate with Fabulous Rum Cocktails!!

These are the dog days of August. Here in Los Angeles, we are dying from the heat — and it’s plenty hot here! It’s time to celebrate National Rum Day with some fabulous cocktails. Here are two rum brands that are new to me– and I am featuring these recipes first so you have time to go hunt the brands down. There are more coming… not just on Sunday but for the rest of August through Labor Day!! So while I...

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Merchants of Beverage Give Dad the BEST Gifts of Spirits for Long-Lasting Gifts!
Jun17

Merchants of Beverage Give Dad the BEST Gifts of Spirits for Long-Lasting Gifts!

If your dad drinks or likes to drink specific things, you need to check out the various gift packages from Merchants of Beverage! This very cool Merchants of Beverage is easing the worries of finding the right gift for Dad this year with its unique and thoughtful drink inspired offerings, perfect for a day of liquid leisure and celebration. Curated personally by Merchants of Beverage Founder (and Dad), Jeffrey Meisel, each gift has...

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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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