Two Ways to St. Germain

St. Germain Elderflower liqueur

The French Elderflower liqueur is in full bloom with these springtime spirits. This season, I’m crushing on more than just tulips in a vase. Flowers have made their way into my cocktails, too. An all-natural product from France, St. Germain is a liqueur made from elderflower blossoms that grow in the French Alps. After an […]

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

When I taught Kindergarten, I incorporated arts and crafts activities whenever possible. They allowed my students to explore, be creative, and just have a little fun. Each month brought different themes and projects: pumpkin paintings in October, triangle trees in December, colored eggs in April. And then there was March. Sure, in the middle of the month we […]

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Cold and Creamy Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Nothing goes better with a delicious meal than an equally delicious after dinner drink. This Espresso Martini is the definition of yummy. In fact, it could easily be mistaken for a dessert. My sister and I made that mistake a few times. Having three desserts is okay, right? Sure it is! It’s okay to treat yourself every […]

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A Refreshing Cocktail for Spring

Refreshing Cocktail for Spring

Even though there’s still some snow on the ground, Spring is officially on the horizon! {And it’s about time.} For the past few weeks, the restaurant has been featuring a White Winter Cosmopolitan – and it more than lived up to its name. This week, to celebrate the official start of Spring on the 20th, […]

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Everyday Irish, Everyday Blessed

St. Patrick's Day

Holidays are wonderful times to celebrate, have fun, let loose, and be surrounded by those we love. They are days to wear special colors, take special pictures, eat special food, and drink special drinks. St. Patrick’s Day is no different. Today, crowds of people rocking green shirts adorned with shamrocks will enjoy some soda bread […]

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Life According to My Camera Roll

Remember the days of disposable cameras? When you actually had to wait to see what your pictures even looked like? And you actually got pictures developed? The anticipation. The joy of a great shot. Those were fun days. Today, we are still having fun – but on a whole new level. Cameras are on our […]

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Taking Notes 1.6

Noteworthy this Week. Friday Favorites.

This week in Taking Notes: infinity pool for days, my latest martini creation, and some positive messages via Social Media. Plus, for all my ladies: how to create some beach-like waves in your hair (and cure those winter blues). Noted in Places to Go The Londoner really did spend Valentine’s Day in Paradise. If anyone […]

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