A Lavender Gin and Tonic, and a Honey-Lavender Martini

When we (Elizabeth and Amy) get together, we rummage through our respective liquor cabinets to see if we have anything new and interesting to drink that we can try out on the other.  But seeing as how we live across the country from each other—Elizabeth in Buffalo, Amy in California—this doesn't actually happen very often. Except on Skype.  It's actually very pleasant to sit down together with our laptops and our...

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Roosevelt Hotel Bar

Here's another painting based on the bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. I just love the way bars are lit–all that beautiful, jewel-colored light coming through the bottles. You'll see more of these in the weeks to come! This one is 8 x 8 inches on 1/2 inch panel with slots in the back for easy hanging. Click here to bid. Go here to see my other paintings on...

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Topless Gardening

Yeah, that headline caught my eye, too. Turns out that’s only what you’ll WANT to do after you imbibe a basil martini, according to the San Diego Union-Trib‘s cocktail writer. This is one of those summer drinks that we can only dream of as the wind howls through the rafters. So, in honor of it almost being Friday, dream away: Muddle sugar and fresh basil“Bathe in vodka and sweet-and-sour mix”–no proportions...

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How to Make a Blogger Very, Very Happy in One Easy Step

1.  Send her free gin. 2.  There is no #2. Seriously, folks.  It's a one-step, no-brainer, guaranteed  zinger of a promotion idea. Best of all, I have two blogs, so I got two packages just like this. A shot of Hendrick's and a cucumber, along with a little card sending me to their website.  (Note to PR people:  witness the lack of a press kit.)  Hendrick's was already one of my two favorite...

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