Old Fashioned Cocktail Shortcuts

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 0 No tags 1


I’ve got two delicious and gift-able cocktail companions for you that I am super excited about. Just in time for Father’s Day. Or any day of the year.  They are easy shortcuts to getting a more complex craft cocktail at home without fifty thousand ingredients and are both tailor-made for bourbon or rye.


To see Herb & Lou’s Infused Cubes (like these blood orange ginger cuties) in action, as well learn more about the three tasty flavors of Proof Syrups watch the video!

Summer Water Fest with Yes Way Rosé

Monday, May 23, 2016 3 No tags 0

What a mighty fine Sunday fun day we had! Or should I say Sundé fun dé? The Yes Way Rosé ladies were in town launching their 2nd vintage of Summer Water, their collab with Winc. I thought I would take advantage and throw a little party in celebration and pour some of my favorite rosés.  I also added some Wexler’s bagels and lox to the equation and a make-your-own spring bouquet station. Because, activities while drinking = major key alert.

whitney a rosé



48 Hours in Boulder

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 0 No tags 0

My boyfriend and I headed to Boulder for a quick (and last minute) weekend getaway for our anniversary. We basically put in a search on Google Flights for the dates we wanted and decided we would go wherever the cheapest flight was. And it was Denver! I’ve been wanting to go to nearby Boulder for some time, so it seemed perfect. Springtime in Colorado!

contratto crush pizzeria locale

Then we got there and it was in the 40’s and snowing. But it was actually kind of great – a welcome reprieve from the constant sunshine and year-round moderate temps of southern California. We only had 48 hours, which ended up being the perfect amount of time to see/eat most everything on our to-do list…

mt sanitas hike

Like hiking up Mt. Sanitas! It’s not an easy leisurely stroll but the climb is worth it for the wide open views. We lucked out in the end with a crisp but sunny day for our hike and watched the snow melt along the trail as we climbed higher and higher. Mind you, this was after an epic dinner with wine and digestifs and very special tequila at Carla and Richard’s house. They don’t mess around. But, hangover be gone!



  • Late night cocktails and small bites at OAK at fourteenth
  • Coffee at Boxcar and picnic fixins and a great little wine and spirits selection at Cured.
  • Lunch (and wine and pizza and spritzes) at Pizzeria Locale. It’s fantastic.
  • Dinner at Frasca for a Friuli love fest. Perfect service, amazing wine list, delicious food. It’s a special treat.
  • Hike Mt. Sanitas. And there’s tons of other great trails. Wherever you end up, hiking and biking is a must while you’re there.
  • Edibles and dank ish with guidance from your very own bud tender at Fresh Baked dispensary. (If you’d like to partake in Colorado’s friendly policy on marijuana!)

Photos by Michael Lockridge (@locksy)