Holiday Series: Cocktails for Thanksgiving and Thereafter

Thanksgiving being an American holiday is not the only reason one considers hosting a cocktail party. It is the beginning or kick-off to the holiday season in the U.S.  But for those expats introducing the tradition to the friends you’ve made abroad with a dinner party, please consider this list of cocktails to raise the […]

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Travel: What Is It About White Sand Beaches

Although I spent the majority of the week, last week, in a pool in Napa,  I kept imagining a walk along a white sand beach somewhere far, far away.  what is it about white sand beaches?  

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All Things Holiday Series

Since I’ve been away for a few weeks, my mind occupied otherwise, I haven’t posted much here. But while walking about here and there, and sitting down for a cup of hot tea between appointments and meetings, I can’t help but overhear folks updating one another about where they are with their Christmas to-do list: […]

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Food: Holiday Series – What To Bring for Potluck

I was over the moon when I found this recipe online. A reminder of my childhood days, during the holidays when my mother and aunts got together to bake and make holiday desserts for a family gathering. I always helped in the kitchen, but only because I wanted to taste all the goodies being whipped […]

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Holiday Series: Tree Trimming Party, Cocktails included

What a wonderful idea, to have a tree trimming party, or an excuse to invite a few friends or family over to trim the tree while you serve up cocktails and appetizers. I honestly couldn’t hope for a better occasion to escape, even for just a few hours:

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Alcoholic Beverages to Consider This Holiday Season or Whenever

I seldom look over the cocktail menu at a bar, unless I am wondering what sort of wine they serve that’s on the happy hour list. Otherwise I usually stick to my norm – lemon drop, Gimlet, or any citrusy variation mixed with vodka. But naturally there is a list to help guide women to […]

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Cocktails For The Holidays 2016

Every year I make a mental note of a handful of newly created cocktails for the holidays to order  while out for some holiday gathering(s). From here  are my selections for 2016:

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Take Note – How To Survive The Winter

I do live in San Francisco, and some days in the winter it dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I know this all sounds funny for those of you struggling with worst weather conditions. But any cold or dreary weather does take its toll on anyone anywhere. So…this article caught my eye the other day and […]

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Long Weekends and Such…

It’s the first of July already? I can’t believe we’ve completed the first half of the year – what I consider is the planning stages for the rest of the year.  Since Jan-Jun most of us are busy getting through winter, kids in school, college prep, proms, or wedding planning for those with adult children, […]

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Fashion: Holiday Cocktail Party Wear

If you happen to be one who is invited to a dozen cocktail parties or get-togethers among the same friends, acquaintances or co-workers, then this might be for you:

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