Here’s to you Buffie

Buffie

In 2011, I paired a pretty green dress I made from a Vogue pattern with a lime margarita. When I showed it to my brother, Jeff, an idea was born. Immediately we knew that “every dress deserves a cocktail, and every cocktail deserves a dress.” So over the next few months, I worked away sewing dozens of dresses in various styles and matching them with cocktails. Our plan was to mix fashion, celebration with travel […]

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Earth Friendly = Earth Pretty

Earth Friendly = Earth Pretty

If you’re reading this, you’re like me in that we like to surround ourselves with prettiness. In our homes, our gardens, in what we wear, and what we create. So I’ve decided to re-commit to keeping our earth pretty too! I’ve always been a recycler, and yet there’s more to maintaining a healthy planet than just separating out out the Champagne bottles. So I’m sharing with you the ways that I strive to keep our […]

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How to Make Flower Blossom Cocktails

Flower Blossom Cocktails

Garden-inspired cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate summer. By creating flower blossom ice cubes, your drinks will be the delight of the gathering. With a little planning, these pretty blossoms will create the most festive cocktails. Whether your pouring sparkling water, clear liquor or white wine spritzers, any clear beverage will look extra special with these pretty blossoms shining though. Helpful tips for making your Flower Blossom Ice Cubes: Silicone ice cube trays are […]

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Feet Happy in Any Shoe

Let’s admit it, we’re all obsessed with shoes! Pretty shoes, shoes with bows, shoes that make our legs look long, shoes we buy and never wear, the list goes on and on. Just yesterday Mr. Dasch-ing commented on the bag of shoes I was carrying in. He winked when he said, “Oh, my dear, and what do we have here? Another pair of shoes?” I quickly responded, with a touch of defense, and said, “but […]

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Clutch My Heart

Clutch My Heart

As you know I’m over the moon with excitement about revealing my Cocktail Clutch creations to you! I’ve been working tirelessly for months now, and I’ve loved every minute of it! Designing the perfectly sized clutch purse, choosing the prettiest fabrics and selecting the most delightful color combinations were the beginning of an exciting journey. And now we are just days away from opening our online shop. In anticipation of the launch on June 1st, […]

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Staying Cocktail-Clutch Creative

Design Cocktail-Clutch

I’ve always been a make-it-happen kind of girl. So, when I began designing my Cocktail Clutch, no one was surprised to know that I wanted a prototype along with my first production run completed by the next day!! I even thought about creating the factory! Oh my goodness! And had I set my mind to it, I like to think I may have gotten pretty darned close to finishing them! As a creative, multi-faceted person, […]

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Tea with Mom

Tea with mom

I have to confess that I was terribly bashful growing up. Some of my earliest memories are doing whatever it took to stay home with my mom and avoid my dreaded pre-school or Kindergarten class. Whatever little Leslie did often worked, and Mom would acquiesce. Then, off we would go to the Valley View Tea Room of Hutzler’s Department Store.   The grand and stately room, where Mom and I would sip tea, overlooked Maryland’s […]

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Derby Drinks

Leslie serves a mint julip

With a hat collection only rivaled by the ladies of Downton Abbey, I love the festiveness of the Kentucky Derby. They have the brilliant colors that I adore and an assortment of whimsical hats of nearly every shape and style. So, what accessory goes best with a derby hat and outfit? Well, other than my cocktail clutch, it’s a refreshing mint julep!  I’ve gathered a few tasty mint julep recipes from three of my favorite […]

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Margaritas & Maracas

Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration filled with Mexican festivities!  So bring serve up the margaritas and shake the maracas!!  Historically, this day commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in  However, these days it seems to be all about margaritas and maracas.   So I’m sharing a few easy margarita recipes to shake up tonight.  First up is the classic margarita.  An easy way to remember this recipes is […]

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Five Things I’m Loving Lately: May 2, 2017

Brynn Hudson Jewelry

Happy May!  I’m starting this month off surrounded by things I love…and sharing them with you!  From baubles to bulbs, I know you’ll be inspired to share your favorite things with me.  Leave me a comment with what you’re loving lately too.  I’m excited to hear from you.   1. Brynn Hudson Jewelry I recently purchased a couple of pieces from Brynn Hudson Jewelry’s Gumball Collection and discovered my latest jewelry crush! Her elegant, eye-catching, and […]

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Leslie Dasch - Dress For Cocktails

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