The Weekend Cocktail: Christmas Island for a Lower Cal Egg Nog

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A different kind of nog.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am all for celebrating and eating all of the delicious and decadent foods of the season (in moderation of course!)  However when I find something a little lighter and yet as delicious I feel that I must share! Bolthouse Farms … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Santa’s Sangria

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Make this sangria with red or white wine.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY The countdown to Christmas is on and if you have been more naughty than nice perhaps you should leave some of Santa’s Sangria with the cookies instead of milk! This is awesome for a tree trimming party, girls night in or any … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Say Cheers to the Holidays

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Holiday cocktails

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Here are some wonderful holiday cocktails from the talented crew of mixologists at William Grant & Sons—the spirits portfolio including favorites such as Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s, Sailor Jerry, and many … [Read more...]

Weekend Cocktail: Guns and Rose’s Wango Tango

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Fabien Casteller Gallery in Studio City

BY GWEN KENNEALLY A few months ago I introduced you to a fantastic new Ventura Boulevard addition Fabien Castanier Gallery in Studio City. Last weekend was the opening reception for their newest show GUNS & ROSES featuring EDWARD WALTON WILCOX- … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Warm Up With Hot Gin Punch

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is really feeling like fall! I love the chill in the air and the dark cozy nights. I couldn’t resist this awesome cocktail that I received the talented   crew of mixologists at William Grant & Sons—the spirits portfolio … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Homemade Liquor Gifts for the Holidays

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I couldn't believe what happened  last August as I shopped at Costco. First, I ran by the Halloween decorations, but then I came around the corner and ran right into a full size reindeer! Please don’t be upset about my bringing … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Warm with Hot Florida Nights

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Finally some chilly fall evenings timed perfectly with the fallback clock change! When it starts to get nippy I think of an Irish coffee or a Kahlua coffee or perhaps even a Grand Marnier! When you really need to unfrost you can … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Valentine’s Day menu mixed in with romantic tidbits

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY "There is no sincerer love than the love of food." ~ George Bernard Shaw I know a lot of people want to be wined and dined on Valentine's Day, however,  I am not one of them. Aside from the fact that many restaurants are … [Read more...]