Watermelon Cocktail

Hot, hot, hot!  Summer’s here and nothing could be sweeter, or more refreshing, than a than a slice of watermelon.  Which got me thinking… That slice could be even more refreshing if I turned it into a cocktail. So that’s exactly what I did.   Here’s the simple and easy recipe: Purée enough watermelon cubes to yield 1/3 cup juice. I used a blender.  Strain. If you’re like me and don’t like the seeds, this […]

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He said Colada? I said Why-not-a!

Happy National Pina Colada Day!  This is certainly a cause for celebration.  If you like Pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain – oh wait, the sun is shining today so I’ve dressed in SPF 50 for poolside sipping.  For a truly tropical taste, you must add fresh pineapple. Two years ago, my dad planted the top of his pineapple in our garden. It’s almost ready for picking but not in time for this […]

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For Slope-side Sipping

All this talk of cold weather has inspired me to sheer and stitch up a little faux fur number for our trip to Tahoe. Just enough fur was left over for cuffs, perfect compliment to that cup of Baileys Irish Cream and Chai I’ll be sipping slope-side. Stay warm Northern friends! Baileys Chai Swizzle (A Baileys® Original Irish Cream Recipe) 1.5 ounces Baileys® Original Irish Cream 3 ounces brewed chai tea Raw brown sugar Cinnamon […]

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Om-Peer

Inspired by Josephine, the empire (pronounced om-peer) style of dress is one to enhance the bust, and disguise the tummy.  While typically offset by a flowing skirt, I prefer a more fitted appearance.  This emerald green silk-charmeuse coupled with the piquet sateen fabric will make for a nice ensemble. The monotone color scheme makes for a nice pairing with a Continental Martini.  Once a popular cocktail, this old-fashioned mixture of light rum and mint cordial […]

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Waves of Blue

One of the things I love about traveling is the fabric finds I discover. This Trina Turk outdoor fabric was a steal at Boca Bargoons in Naples. The wavy design will flow nicely with the river as a backdrop. Cushions are being made and will soon be featured on the lanai at the FishHouse. One of the things I love about traveling is the fabric finds I discover. While fabric hunting in Naples, Florida, I […]

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Ring in the New Year with Honeysuckle

By chance I, too, am ending 2010 infusing turquoise, yet I’m delighted to see that that my love of pink, or “honeysuckle,” is right in line for 2011.  Pantone has declared honeysuckle to be “a color for everyday, with nothing ‘everyday’ about it.”  With honeysuckle being ripe for the new year, pink cocktails and dresses will be in abundance.  As you dress for cocktails in the new year, what favorite pink drink will you be sipping?

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Leslie Dasch - Dress For Cocktails

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