Monday, May 4, 2009


The Kentucky Derby might have the Mint Julep, but Maryland's Preakness race has the delicious Black Eyed Susan. This drink is so good that I make them by the pitcher for quick pouring while entertaining. Be sure to serve in a tall glass with lots of ice and the garnish is really the finishing touch. Don't even think about using any old rum -- it must be Mt. Gay Rum. I'm pretty sure it illegal to make a Black Eyed Susan with any other kind. It is ok however to substitute Triple Sec for the Cointreau though, considering the state of the economy and all.

The Recipe:
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Mount Gay Rum
1/2 oz Cointreau
6 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Pineapple Juice

Combine ingredients, stir, and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple, orange slice, and cherry brochette. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Shoe Love

Can you tolerate one more post about shoes? I bought this pair of Cole Haan shoes recently because they were on sale at Nordstrom for 30% off and they are perfect to wear with summer skirts. What I didn't know until I got home was that they have the very comfortable Nike Air cushioning which make it easy to wear them for long days. So I thought I would just post this for all my vendor friends who are on their feet for 12 hours at a clip when doing events.

The Air Tatum Thong also comes in brown and in orange.