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Champagne, truffle butter popcorn and the Oscars

Oscar night. Time for fancy popcorn, champagne, and feeling smug about seeing the nominated animated shorts, which puts me a full 5 movies ahead of Jon in this year’s roundup.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Lemon Granita Fizz

A moment of pride here: I’m pretty pleased with this no fuss granita method, which has got me through yet another summer of ice cream machine envy. Because really, if you live in a Manhattan apartment where you store your … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Lillet Fizz, and a toast to absent friends in Paris

My friend James had made the boldly romantic decision to leave his life in New York and move in with his girlfriend in Paris. And recently he had acquired an ornate handcrafted Mexican Devil Mask.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Lavender Fizz and the Big Money Dream

“If I won 625 million dollars,” said Wanda, the post room lady, “I wouldn’t tell a soul. Not one soul. Or people would want a piece of it and I will not have that shit. I will not.”

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The Wednesday tipple – in anticipation of Oscar Night Parties

In a stunning departure from the norm, and in particular, from last year’s Oscar shame of having seen a sad total of 2 nominated movies before the awards, Jon and I took my visiting parents to see the Animated Shorts … Continue reading

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Pink Drinks for Valentines Day

I’m pretty much suggesting a re-appropriation of the celebration of romantic love for the purposes of celebrating really great girlfriends. I just think we’d have more fun.

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The Wednesday Tipple – French 75 and interpretive poetry rap – in homage to Gertrude Stein

Our friends Hilary and Jeremy, inspired by Gertrude Stein’s famous Parisian artist salons, hosted a dinner where everyone had to stand up and do a turn, talk about their latest play or project, test run a new song, and generally … Continue reading

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This picnic will get you laid – If the caviar and salmon don’t do it, the crepe suzette will

There are some picnics that cry out for excess. If you’re watching opera while wearing black tie in a field, you might as well bring the candelabra with you. Once you’ve got over the idea of picnic extravagance it becomes … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Justin Bieber and truffle butter popcorn

People mocked me when I told them I was going to a Justin Bieber movie viewing with Champagne. And I’ll tell you what I told them; honestly, if you haven’t seen the movie, you simply don’t know what you’re missing.

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Royal Wedding Breakfast / Afternoon Tea ideas

Royal Wedding Breakfast Eggs en cocotte with boiled asparagus soldiers for dipping Lemon scones / Blueberry lemon scones Fresh berries Cups of tea / Glasses of freshly squeezed orange mimosas     Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Smoked salmon on cucumber … Continue reading

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