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Month: May 2017

Friday Musings: Violet Crush

Friday Musings: Violet Crush

We’re all aware of the power of forgiveness. Nothing feels better than to accept another person’s apology and move on. It’s powerful. It’s validating. It means that all the pain we felt was real and justified, but now we can put it behind us. We’re given closure. And it some cases, it means that we’re also given another chance at the relationship, and that can bring a tremendous sense of relief, especially if it was an important one. But what happens if we never get that apology, and we’re forced to find that closure all

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Zodiac Cocktail #8: Some Like It Hot

Zodiac Cocktail #8: Some Like It Hot

Next up in our Zodiac cocktail series is Scorpio, the most intensely focused of all the horoscope signs. Like those born under its fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, Scorpios are a constant swirl of wild emotions, but the difference lies in their ability to keep them contained beneath the surface. If and when they do erupt, look out, there’s a deadly stinger coming your way. Scorpio extends from October 23 through November 22, and is symbolized by a scorpion whose mythological origins can be traced back to

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Monday Classics: A tropical riff on a French 75

Monday Classics: A tropical riff on a French 75

Besides being a truly classic cocktail, the French 75 is also one of those drinks that you serve when there is cause for celebration: new baby, new house, engagement, New Year’s Eve. It makes everything feel more festive. It’s also the perfect apertif to serve at a party or to begin a fun-filled night in the city. As with most cocktails, its history is somewhat unclear. It’s widely thought to have made its first appearance in print in the Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, but a

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Friday Musings: Perfect Pitch

Friday Musings: Perfect Pitch

In music, there is a relatively rare ability that somewhere around 1 in 10,000 people possess called perfect pitch. If you are one of these people then you are able to identify or reproduce a musical note without any external reference tone. So if someone calls out a pitch to you then you can accurately sing it. Likewise, if you hear a pitch then you can correctly name it. I absolutely love music, but I am not musically inclined at all, so this ability sounds pretty amazing to me. I’ve always been drawn to the idea of it. A few months ago,

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Zodiac Cocktail #7: Equilibrium

Zodiac Cocktail #7: Equilibrium

The sign of Libra is thought by many astrologers to be the most balanced sign of the zodiac, a fitting concept since its symbol is the Scales of Justice held in the hands of the Star Goddess Astraea, who was a minor figure in Greek mythology. She is said to to have been the last immortal left living among the human race until she grew weary of man’s wickedness and brutality. Extending from September 22 through October 23, Libra is the only sign of the Zodiac that is symbolized by an inanimate object. Libra’s element

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