Posts Tagged ‘bar’

September 23rd, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: muted fruits & foliage colors for casual outdoor entertaining

It’s officially fall. But while it’s still warm why not continue to entertain friends and family outside. Creating a casual afternoon of cocktails and bite sized food doesn’t have to be as daunting as you might think. I’ll be sharing my tips all week for casual entertaining so I hope you’ll follow along today through Friday. Pictured above is this week’s color palette which I introduce each Monday and my paint chip picks from Benjamin Moore.  Colors chips from top to bottom: Pearly Gates 190, Pearl Harbor 2165-50, Golden Gate 033, Palace Pear cw-650 and Sweet Pear 389.  It’s a … Read more

June 7th, 2013 No Comments

summer cocktails from creative loafing…a pink heelsplitter anyone?

Creative Loafing based in Charlotte, North Carolina has a nice round-up of summer cocktails to give you several fresh new ideas for your bar. How about a hot Pink Heelsplitter? or a Queen 2 Bee? I bet you never thought of some of these ingredients to mix your drinks…beet and chard syrup, rhubarb bitters or blueberry mustard! (follow the Creative Loafing link above for the full story)

March 12th, 2013 No Comments

serve up classic mint julep’s for st. patrick’s day – in a mint julep cup of course

Having friends over this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day? Why not serve fresh green mint cocktails like a classic mint julep recipe. I carry a vintage inspired mint julep cup on my shop. My silversmith and I found a julep cup from the 40’s and we had it replicated for my shop. I just love it. It’s a little taller and a little more slender than the readily available julep cups out there. And why not fill extra julep cups with mint as your table or bar decor- they will smell wonderful and your guests can use the mint to … Read more