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Month: February 2018

Wednesday Shakespeare: Enter Three Witches

Wednesday Shakespeare: Enter Three Witches

Ahh, who knows where I’m going with this?? Yes, yes you are correct! Today’s post is about the Witches of Macbeth, the three original mean girls and powerful inspiration to the likes of Regina George, Blair Waldorf, Cirsei Lannister, and all those major bi-atches we love to hate. Let’s face it, despite some obvious differences in hair and facial waxing priorities, they all take perverse delight in goading people into doing things that ultimately have some pretty disastrous results. And they do it in

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Monday Booktails: Big Cosmo is Dead

Monday Booktails: Big Cosmo is Dead

For the next book in our Monday Booktails series, I’ve chosen The Experimental Cocktail Club written by Romée de Goriainoff, Olivier Bon, Pierre-Charles Cros, and Xavier Padovani. Yes yes, I know. That’s quite the mouthful of names. The first three gentlemen have been friends since childhood, and grew up within walking distance of one another. They opened a cocktail bar of the same name in 2007  that is credited with launching the cocktail revolution in Paris. Modeled after New York speakeasies like

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Friday Musings: The Buttons on Your Blouse (repost)

Friday Musings: The Buttons on Your Blouse (repost)

I’m down with the flu so I’m reposting one of my favorite Friday Musings from January of 2017 that has great meaning for me right now. I’ll be back on Monday with a new Booktails post.

One of the saddest, most beautiful songs I know was written by Warren Zevon just before he died in September of 2003. It’s the last track on his final album, The Wind, and it’s clear that Zevon intended it to be a goodbye song. He knew he was dying. In fact, he was so ill at the time he recorded it, that

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Wednesday Shakespeare: You Are My Muse

Wednesday Shakespeare: You Are My Muse

Today I’m taking just a bit of liberty with my Shakespeare theme and writing about one of my favorite Valentine’s Day movies, Shakespeare in Love. If you’ve never seen it, then you absolutely must. Tonight, if you can. Or this weekend. Plan a date around it. It’s intelligent and sweet and beautifully shot, and it has, hands down, some of the most romantic lines about love ever spoken. The film tells the tale of an imaginary love affair between William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps, played by

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Monday Booktails: Fog Cutter

Monday Booktails: Fog Cutter

For my third and final cocktail from Smuggler’s Cove by Martin and Rebecca Cate, I decided to go with the Fog Cutter, one of the drinks they have listed in a special section called Eight Essential Exotic Elixirs. In a book with over 300 pages packed with recipes and everything you could possibly want to know about tiki drinks, this would have been a difficult chapter to pass up. The Fog Cutter makes the list along with fellow classics like the Mai Tai, the Zombie, and Planter’s Punch. So what made me

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