'Cocktails'

Rowen & Wren Housewares

June 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

So many good things that happen are merely by chance and that’s what happened recently when I stumbled onto the website for Rowen & Wren Housewares, to be honest, I can’t completely remember what led me to them but it was enough that I made note of their website on a running list I keep going on my desk of websites to revisit. You immediately know when you enter the world of Rowen & Wren that you are someplace fun, elegant, and different, one of the words they use in their self-description is eclectic and I couldn’t agree more. They have everything to choose from, whether you’re looking for a baby gift or champagne glasses that are the traditional saucer shape they have it at Rowen & Wren. I know I’ll be returning to see what else they have to choose from, especially when it gets closer to the holidays, in the meantime join me today for a quick look, an overview if you will, of all the beautiful offerings from Rowen & Wren of Bagshot, England. Enjoy!!!

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Women’s History Month 2017 ~ Elsie de Wolfe

March 21, 2017

By Tab Byrum

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In celebration of March being Women’s History Month, we are looking at women who have made history in our world in the field of design. Today we are focusing on the life of a great American Interior Designer, Elsie de Wolf. de Wolf is known for eliminating the clutter of Victorian design and leading America into the 20 Century as well as creating the cocktail party. For a more in-depth look at her life and career click here to see the post I did on her birthday in 2014. 

13 Halloween Cocktails-Day 2

October 28, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Yesterday we checked out 6 of our 13 recipes for cocktails you and your friends and family can enjoy this Halloween weekend and today we are looking at the rest, so then there were 7. Today we’re looking at a warm drink, a punch, a couple more cocktails, a martini and no party is complete without a round of shots and we have the perfect one for All Hallows Eve. So, chill those glasses make your shopping list and head out to the grocery and liquor stores to create the best kind of spirits for this time of year, Enjoy!!! ( above image is Walker Blood Sangria, via)

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13 Halloween Cocktails-Day 1

October 27, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Halloween is a great excuse for a party, whether you’re get together is large or small a party always calls for cocktails. Today and tomorrow we are going to look at several different cocktails and the recipes to make these spooky elixirs from all over the world wide web. Many of them are based on Fall treats we all know and love like caramel apples. So gather your friends, some munchies and storm the liquor cabinet this Halloween weekend and make your own witch’s brew celebrating the holiday. I’ll share half the recipes today, then check back tomorrow for the rest of the 13, ENJOY MY PRETTIES!!!!

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Make It A Sidecar From Moore & Giles

July 1, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Made by hand in Virginia was all it took to get my attention in this time of all things “Made In China,” sometimes I feel like we’ve seen and read so many posts on bar carts that it might make me want to stop drinking (not really), but when I saw the Moore & Giles Side Car Bar Cart I knew I had to check this beauty out. The Side Car is composed of materials like walnut, leather, aluminum, and brass, with all these materials combined to create something out of an old movie that Cary Grant and William Powell would covet greatly. The Side Car has storage galore with a specific area to store needed supplies as well as a kind of inverted hanging glass rack to keep all your glassware safe and in line. The creation of the Side Car was a collaboration between Moore & Giles and cocktail connoisseur Jim Meehan. The Side Car is one of those times when form and function have come together to create a thing of beauty. I can’t wait to check out other merch from Moore & Giles, for now, I’m off to make a martini, Enjoy!!!  

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5 Strawberry Cocktails

May 5, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Spring and Summer are always great times to try new recipes that involve fruit, so much fresh produce is available at the grocery store and soon it will be time for the Farmer’s Markets to open up. One thing that’s fun to experiment with is cocktails using the fresh ingredients that are available, so I thought this month we would also look at different recipes for cocktails using strawberries. I tried to find recipes that weren’t a big mess to make or that required lots of equipment, I love a good strawberry margarita but I don’t always want to get out the blender or margarita machine. Here’s a peek at some recipes to try and remember this weekend is Mother’s Day so if you’re hosting lunch or brunch that’s the perfect time to serve some new, light and refreshing beverages. Remember to click on anything in orange to go to websites for recipes and instructions, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Holiday Cocktail Attire

December 17, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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Tonight we are attending our first holiday party for the 2015 Christmas season, it’s a cocktail party for Michael’s work and it’s at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. I love cocktail parties, I’ve helped give a few and they’re always fairly casual but with this one being at the Country Club you know it’ll be a dressier occasion. The holiday season is always a great time to play it up in the clothing department, you know things like bringing in color, where you would usually just opt for black and white, and while black is playing a prominent role in our clothing choices I did turn up the volume with color. I thought today we would take a look at some of the choices in clothing and styles when it come to “party clothes”, let me know what you’re wearing to parties this Christmas, is it all black head to toe or are you living dangerously and bringing in color, my motto is that it’s always better to be a little overdressed than underdressed, Enjoy!!!

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7 Thanksgiving Spirits

November 19, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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Good day all, one week from today is the official ultimate food holiday in America, but instead of turkey and dressing I’m thinking about cocktails. Today we are going to look at some cocktail concoctions with the theme of Autumn and Thanksgiving, whether you’re dining with 2 people or 22, all friends, family or both sometimes you just need a tasty adult beverage, so join me today as we check out Thanksgiving Cocktails from the Food Network, Enjoy!!!

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Valentine Libations

February 12, 2015

By Tab Byrum

I’m sure you’ve been able to guess by now that I like a good cocktail and am always looking for any excuse to celebrate and have a drink, so I thought Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to mix up some cocktails.  Since Valentines falls on Saturday this year it’s the perfect night to have friends over for a drink before everyone heads out for their romantic dinner, or maybe host your own little Valentine party.

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Here’s some cocktail recipes to help you have a wonderfully romantic evening.  Enjoy!!! (Just click on the orange title of each drink to get the recipe.)

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9 Champagne Cocktails….CHEERS!!!!!

December 31, 2014

By Tab Byrum

I love champagne, and there’s no better holiday to indulge in a glass or 3 than New Years.  While I really enjoy just a plain glass of the bubbly sometimes it’s fun to mix it up a bit and enjoy a champagne cocktail, today we’re taking a look at 9 champagne cocktail recipes from around the internet.  

 

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There’s quite a variety of recipes, the French 75 from New Orleans, a classic Champagne Cocktail made from bitters and a sugar cube added to bubbly or a Blood Orange Float with champagne and blood orange sorbet, I’ll have one of each please.  I hope everyone has fun tonight whatever your plans may be.  I think we will stay in at home and watch a movie, maybe have some steak and shrimp and watch the ball drop on television.  Please be careful tonight and drink responsibly if you choose to partake.  Happy New Year and Cheers!!!  To see the recipes just click on the Orange title of each cocktail. Enjoy!!!

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