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An Easter Snapshot

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I have been way behind on my correspondence with you. May I make it up to you by posting some lovely photos of our Easter soiree?

Photos of our dinner inside…

Dance All Night

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Today I’ve got a fun idea for you from charming Party Guru Colin Cowie to keep your party going when no one is ready to leave.

If you plan to see the sunrise, throw an after-party with whatever you think will keep the party alive. From colored lights to mirrored balls, from an espresso bar to an assortment of specialty cocktails or—one of my favorites—Coffee Shooters presented to guests while they’re on the dance floor. Iced and potent, they are sure to keep the party going, providing the needed rocket fuel without missing a single beat. You’ll look back at your wedding and say, “I could’ve danced all night—and that’s exactly what I did!”


To get started, rim some test tubes or shot glasses with the peel of an orange and then dip the rim of the glass in chocolate shavings and some chili flakes. In a shaker filled with ice, mix the following:


1 ounce Vodka or Tequila (I prefer Tequila)
1/2 ounce Kahlúa Especial
1/2 ounce Tia Maria
1 ounce cold espresso

And here’s a link for those test tubes so you don’t have to go searching for them – super cheap!

xoxo, Patti

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