The Weekend Cocktail: Summer Sangria

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Make this sangria with red or white wine.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY This weekend I will be catering a 'friendraiser/thank you event’ for supporters of  El Nido Family Centers. Founded in Los Angeles in 1925,  it was created as a counseling service for girls. Believing that “a child … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: A Toast to Bastille Day

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Here is a cocktail just perfect for summer and to help us celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Stella’s Campari Orange Spritzer

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campari orange juice

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Earlier this week I was getting a mani/pedi and I got to talking to another client, Stella Angelova, the multi-talented  gymnast and choreographer who is owns her own couture design company. As we were being pampered we started … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Chocolate Ice Cream Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY June is a fun month of fabulous foodie celebration days. Today just happens to be National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! What a great excuse to create a fun grown up version of a classic chocolate shake! You can add a little whipped … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Brassy Blond Celebrates Summer

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The Brassy Blond celebrates summer!

BY GWEN KENNEALLY We are moving into the summer months–BBQ season kicked off during Memorial Day weekend — and with that comes  groovy summer cocktails! In that "June is busting out all over" fashion...a.ka.  The June Bug, Jealous … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Artillery Cantaloupe Green Tea Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Memorial Day (Decoration Day) is to honor the solders that have sacrificed their lives in service to this country. On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan declared in General Order No. 11 that the 30th of May 1868 is designated … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Say Cheers to Chocolate Chips

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Over the years I have made thousands of chocolate chip cookies so I honor National Chocolate Chip Day in a very special way! Here are a few grown up ways to enjoy a childhood favorite treat! Cheers!  Chocolate Chip … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Three Cheers to Mom

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Here is a trio of Mother’s Day Cocktail Pitcher recipes to round out your brunch party. (These recipes serve 6-8)   The tea recipe can be made without the limoncello and gin for a tasty and refreshing non-alcoholic beverage. … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Spring Sips With Lavender

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Cheers to lavendar.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Nothing says spring to me like the gorgeous abundance of blossoms. For me in particular, I am crazy about lavender. This light purple beauty is a descendent of over 35 flowering plants of the mint family. It has many uses … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Mid-Summer Nights Dream

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Edible flowers

 BY GWEN KENNEALLY "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind". William Shakespeare  If music be the food of love —play on—and make sure you have a cocktail in hand to celebrate … [Read more...]