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Time to Get Valentining

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Good Morning Darlings!

Is Valentining a thing? It is now!

How will you celebrate? E and I like to stay home away from the crowds and cook a romantic meal together. Complete with cocktails, of course.

Flirtini – isn’t that a fun name? It just makes me want to kiss and hug my sweetie! Here’s the recipe:


Time to get your flirt on!
2 oz. Van Gogh Raspberry Vodka
Splash of cranberry juice
Chilled Champagne
Float with champagne chilled to the top of the glass.
My friends at Van Gogh Vodka are always on the cutting edge of yummy cocktails with their flavored vodkas. Love them!


Oooh, and who doesn’t love chocolate? A Chocolate Almond Kiss would do the trick!

Chocolate Almond Kiss – with extra kisses!


2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur 
1/2 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao
Splash of Cream 
Shake vodka, hazelnut liqueur and dark crème de cacao into a cocktail shaker with ice. Top with a splash of cream and garnish with a sprig of mint.


For dinner, I’m thinking a nice spaghetti, like in Lady and The Tramp.


Little candlelight, some nice pasta. Amore!

What are your plans?

xoxo, Patti

You Are Magnetic!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my sweeties out there! Eric and I are sleeping in, making breakfast together, will watch a dozen movies and then make pizza dough. We never go out on Valentine’s Day. Why go out when you can get all cuddly inside? It’s cold out there!

But I bet you are all ready with a great day for your loved one, right?

Oops, did you forget to buy a gift?

Pillow Talk at The Mansion

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I do love Valentine’s Day. And night. And luxury.

And old classic movies.

How can I tie them all together?