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Ice Without The Skates!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I love to watch ice skaters. As for ice skating myself, not so much. But I do enjoy an icy beverage. And I love things that are super swanky.

Come along with me…

A’Foraging We Will Go!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

My love affair with the Ritz-Carlton hotels continues.

How are they courting me now?

Ooh! We’re Going Foraging!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I have always been interested in searching the great outdoors for dinner.

Alack and alas, I don’t even camp. But I certainly love the idea of it.

Hey! I have an idea!

What’s A Purloo? What’s A Syllabub?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

What’s a purloo? What’s a syllabub?

Great question! See inside for the answer…

Cool It

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

It will be 98F, feeling like 115F today here in Atlanta.

However shall we cool down?

Lets cool off together, shall we?

Noontime Moonshine & Snow At The Ritz

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh, how I love The Ritz-Carlton. I know that seems like a no-brainer, but they are always giving me new ways to love them.

I recently had one of those days.

What’s new to love?

The Game of Ice

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

I am so excited to share what my friends at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta are up to. It is so special and fabulous!

In fact, it’s two surprises in one – at Lumen, their fantasy lobby bar.

One – for all your football fans, Lumen has created two cocktails made specifically for the Auburn/South Carolina match up this weekend. So come on by Lumen (it’s right on Peachtree Street, of course…) and sample each of these libations and decide on a winner! Both cocktails are being offered for $12 each. After the recipes, I will show you the dazzling decor you will be enjoying as you sip your beverage.

2 oz Crown Royal
Splash of Triple Sec
Pineapple Juice, Sour mix, Crushed Blue Berries
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice.

2 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz Amaretto Liqueur
Splash of pomegranate juice
Splash of orange juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a highball glass.

Yum, yum, yummy! And now, when you think it could not get any cooler, may I present to you, The Ice Bar at Lumen? Oh yes, my friends, a bar made entirely of ice, with an ice luge that the vodka is poured into and ends up in your martini glass! There are also special cocktails that are being whipped up just for you. Drinks like the Cranberry Martini and the Winter Solstice.

You have got to see this, so I am offering a sneak peak right here! Right now!

All of these gorgeous photos are straight from my friends at The Ritz-Carlton. You will find me getting chilly tonight there after I attend the Pop Up Shops in Midtown.

I hope to see you there, too.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Foreigner – Cold As Ice