Monday, January 19, 2015

I love me some Sherry


 I know loads about booze, but sherry is one thing I know very little about other than the image of  50's housewives taking a nip here and there when no one is looking. Well, I can now just throw out that image, thanks to Sherry, A Modern Guide to the Wine World’s Best-Kept Secret by editor-in-chief of PUNCH,  Talia Baiocchi. 

This book  is just seven chapters, but it gives loads of useful information in those chapters. The first four are about sherry production, the styles of sherry, the evolution of sherry through the ages and the current Renaissance of the wines. The fifth chapter gives information about the towns of the area and the sherry producers. The last two chapters focus more of sherry recipes and food pairing with Chapter 6, focusing on sherry-based cocktails and features classic as well as modern creations by top bartenders. It's beautifully written and not dull as some cocktail books might be.

You can tell Biaocchi knows here stuff and put loads of work into researching this lovely book. I really love the cocktail recipes and food pairing and plan on getting me a few bottles of sherry so I can try some at home. Not only does this book give loads of in-depth insight about the world of sherry, it's beautifully produced by Ten Speed Press with it love cover and beautiful photos inside the book. After reading this book, you'll no doubt be interested in learning more about sherry as well as wanting  to make a quick trip over to Andalucia so you can experience the sherry world in person.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fashionable Treats Good Enough to Eat- Lanvin x Ladurée



Finally, there's something out there that the fashion crowd will just devour as designer Alber Elbaz has collaborated with the celebrated confectionery compay Ladurée to create a chic new  macaroons box.  Anyone who loves fashion and sweet things will  want to get their hands on this fashionable box adorned with sketched faces of playful women and fastened with a grosgrain ribbon that the Lanvin Svengali has created.

People I want to drink with





I been a Tom Hanks fan since I was a little girl.  Way back starting with his Bosom Buddies days. I always knew he was a cool guy and now these photos prove it. Seems this guy ran into the actor at some dinner in Fargo.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On Vacation


Sorry, it's been so long since my last post, but I'm traveling around at the moment and have become lazy. Personally, I blame a little thing called cable for my lack of posting. I'm at my parent's house in St. Louis and I'm not ashamed to admit I have perfected the art of doing nothing. It the first time in a while that I don't have to don't anything and I'm enjoying it a bit too much. But never fear fair readers as I will be back in the saddle soon because a girl like me get bored of doing nothing. So look for my adventure about Tales of the Cocktails and my travels soon.  OK, now back to my lounging and drinking.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier x Diet Coke



Forget about the latest "It" bag as it's going to be the little silver cans that will surely to become the hottest accessories during fashion week as  French couturist Jean-Paul Gaultier has given the Diet Coke cans a make-over.

If I Every Win the Lotto...




I'm so buying this. For me, this is a dream come true.I'm not one for camping, but I would make an exception for this sweet thing It's a home, it's a bar.  It's a home with a bar with all the essentials you need in life-booze. It's everything that a girl like me could every hope for. Who wants some old stinking diamonds as I much rather have a  Woody (not what you dirty minded folks are thinking), a cocktail bar on wheels that designed by UK interior designer, Brad Ford.

Monday, July 16, 2012

my latest obsession:Cambridge Satchel Bag



As a girl who is use to buying stuff at thrift stores, I have become obsessed Cambridge Satchel Bag.  I want one so bad that me (who is cheap) is willing to shell out  the cash ($100-$165) on this bag. The bags come in an assortment of styles like the Cambridge Satchel Backpack, Batchel, Music Bag, The Fluoro and The Metallic, but I want the green bag because it will match with my Nixon Watch. And beside I do look good in Neon. Oh, I wish I was so lucky that I could walk in some  Goodwill  today and there would be one for five buck, but I'm not that lucky. If I was, I  be a lotto winner. So, I'm just going to have  to buck up be an adult, cut back on my drinking, save my pennies and buy myself this bag. I need it, I want it, and I won't be happy till till the bag is in my hot little hands.Hmm, I might have to hit up the parents (yes, I know I'm grown), but they are spending my future inheritance now, so they I  figure they could at least buy me this bag, right.