The first bellini was poured in 1948 by the founder of Harry’s Bar in Venezia, Italy. Giuseppe Cipriani drew from the regions fragrant white peaches to create a delicious cocktail made of sweet peach puree and Prosecco. The original recipe calls for one part peach puree and two parts Prosecco. Unfortunately, we don’t all have time to purée peaches when we’re on the go. As a fan of the semi-homemade trend, I’m always delighted to […]
As Easter approaches, bunny-themed decor highlight the season. But here at Winter Park’s Marsh Rabbit Run, we enjoy the company of live and decorative bunnies all year round. Ever since I was a little girl reading author Beatrix Potter’s whimsical animal stories like “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, I’ve loved bunnies. And when we first moved into our cottages on the lake, we were delighted by the abundance of rabbits running across the lawn. We […]
When Daylight Savings Time coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, it’s the perfect time for some Irish coffee! Plus, it’s a nice way to stay warm beneath the winter chill. So, put on some green, gather some clovers, and pour an Irish coffee mug full of this delightful treat. Here are three of my favorites: Bailey’s Irish Coffee from Food.com INGREDIENTS 1 cup hot premium coffee 1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream Whipped cream DIRECTIONS […]
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to share a sweet Irish treat to bring you some luck: The Irish Honey Cream. INGREDIENTS 1 oz. Irish cream 1/2 oz. scotch 1 tsp. honey Mint leaves (for garnish) DIRECTIONS Combine Irish cream, scotch, and honey in a shaker. Shake and pour into a glass of crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy! Now, what to wear on March 17…?
If you’re anything like me, you’re curious to see what celebrities tote in their high-end clutches. There’s something fun about checking out what brands keep your favorite starlet camera ready and seeing what they can’t live without. A biographer once told ABC News about the essentials that Queen Elizabeth carries in her signature, color-coordinated Launer purses. I was delighted to learn that I had much in common with the Queen. We both keep […]
This gorgeous drink came across my Instagram feed and, of course, the name spoke to me. Enjoy the pink and tangy “Dress of Rose” from @best_cocktail_ on Instagram: INGREDIENTS 40 ml, Hendrick’s Gin 25 ml, lemon juice 15 ml, grenadine syrup infusion on dried roses 15 ml, egg whites DIRECTIONS Shake. Garnish with dried roses.
This week, I’m letting you in on a little secret. All of my life, I’ve loved pretty colors, pink bows, and dressing up. I’m a girlie-girl through and through…but that’s no secret. Amidst raising kids, running a few companies, and serving as a strong woman in many capacities–I am proud to have maintained my own style and manner. Yet, my passions haven’t had the opportunity to take center stage–until I made it a priority […]
This Palm Beach Martini sings all things fancy to me. The cocktail’s happy color and semi-sweet taste made for one of the yummiest martinis that I’ve ever enjoyed. This martini is the featured cocktail of Palm Beach, Florida’s legendary Ta-boo. From the moment we entered the elegant Worth Avenue bistro, we felt like stars! Ta-boo has a contagious, vibrant energy that’s complimented by stunning palm and zebra decor. Mr. Dasch-ing and I had […]
As you all know, living life colorfully brings me great joy. There’s something so uplifting about bright decor and whimsical designs. That’s part of the reason why we chose to spend our 10th anniversary at Florida’s The Colony Palm Beach. After our trip to West Virginia’s The Greenbrier last summer, I fell in love with Dorothy Draper Fabrics and Wall Coverings. The Colony’s sherbet-colored walls, floral fabrics, Brazilliance carpet, white trimmings, and ornate touches […]
There’s something dreamy about a sunset here in the Cayman Islands. So, turquoise-blue waters under pink and coral skies are my inspiration for this week’s #ThirstyThursday #CocktailCrush. This one came to me in a plastic cup, perfect for poolside sipping: the Cayman Sunset. Warm breezes, salty air, and the hot sun made this Cayman Sunset cocktail the perfect thirst quencher. I discovered that’s easy to make and I’ll surely be crafting this at […]