Whitney Wine Crawl: Spritz

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1 No tags 0


Hello friends! I’m so excited to be hosting the next Whitney Wine Crawl with the authors of  Spritz, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau. So, naturally, this crawl is going to be all about the spritz – that perfectly bitter and refreshing cocktail and star of Italian aperitivo hour (or really any time of day or night). We’ll start at Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake with a cocktail and then head to Commissary at The Line Hotel in Koreatown for some more spritz-y fun. We’ll end the night by heading a little further west to the always delicious Sotto for another spritz and aperitivo-appropriate bites.

talia and leslie

We’ll be crawling with you, talking about the history of the spritz, explaining what we’re drinking, giving you spontaneous quizzes (with amazing cocktail swag prizes from W&P Design in Brooklyn), and hanging out! Everyone will also be leaving with a signed copy of the book. Bonus!

For more information and tickets, go here.

[Reprinted with permission from Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography credit: Dylan + Jeni © 2016]

Carry On Cocktail Kit

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 0 No tags 0

Could this BE any cooler? Now there are no excuses to drink crap on airplanes. These kits, a collab between W&P Design and PUNCH, come with everything you need to make two cocktails, except the booze (so they are TSA friendly!).

carry on cocktail kit
In addition to Moscow Mule, they also have Gin + Tonic, Old Fashioned, and a Champagne Cocktail. Pick your poison! Or get them all, like me. Watch the video below to see me on my pretend flight to Cuba (dying to go) mixing up one of the Champagne Cocktails.


Take Me Back to Tulum

Thursday, March 17, 2016 0 No tags 0


I mean, Tulum, right? It’s quite the hot spot these days! I was lucky enough to have a dear friend that decided to get married there (she’s smart), so I just HAD to go. Poor me.

Needless to say, I had a great time. I ate well, drank well, and relaxed VERY well. I think the thing I love the most about Tulum is that it can be whatever you want it to be. You can get zen, do yoga, eat clean and hit up the spa. You can hard core chill on the beach every day, read books, drink hella margaritas, and catch up on naps. You can explore the area, visit ancient ruins, learn to kite surf, and swim in fresh water cenotes.  You can hit up every cool restaurant and bar and dance in a jungle club til the wee hours. It’s like a choose your own adventure vacation.