Notes on a Party

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Around the holidays, there is always a smattering of new cocktail recipes created to induce cheer during the festive season.  Personally I think we need it more in February and March, when winter for many of us – not including you lucky LA people – has dragged on and our…
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Taking your tonic has never tasted so good.  Noble Handcrafted has created artisan products (called tonics) that are perhaps better for your taste buds than your health.  The collection includes maple syrups and vinegars made in small batches with ingredients from boutique producers and sustainable farms. On the sweet side,…
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Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions but no matter how you celebrate the holiday, it is always centered around good food and drink with close family and friends.  This year we rounded up some gorgeous images of Thanksgiving feasts and dinner tables set with unique decor and florals to inspire…
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November 8, 2012 | Food + Drink, Recipes

With a chill in the air and an early snowfall on the ground (if you are in New York or New Jersey), we turn our thoughts to warming comfort foods that can be throw together with ease.  Soups and stews become a staple dinnertime choice but they are equally as…
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October 11, 2012 | Celebrity, Food + Drink

You can be sure that the fashion flock, who just returned from Paris, are singing the sweet praises of Alber Elbaz of Lanvin. Not only did he reveal a Spring/Summer ’13 show filled with gorgeous dresses but also a limited edition macaron with Ladurée, the beloved French bakery. The celebrated…
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September 10, 2012 | Food + Drink, Party Snaps

No one throws a cooler party than the French, especially Maison Kitsune who celebrated the launch of their limited edition bottle of Pernod Absinthe with a party at the Nomad hotel during Fashion Week.  The custom design, which features the Kitsune fox frolicking amongst absinthe-flavored anise and fennel flowers, was…
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September 4, 2012 | Food + Drink, Notes on a Cocktail

Don’t lament the end of summer.  Here’s a bright cocktail that will help you capture those last few rays of sun and let the season linger just a little longer.  You can imagine that you are sipping this chic cocktail overlooking the Tuscan sunset if that helps with your denial…
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June 22, 2012 | Food + Drink, Recipes

A bright and flavorful dish, this summer pasta called Zuccaghetti is a Lazy Hostess top pick.  It’s the perfect little side dish for grilled meat or a light (and gluten-free) lunch when its just too hot to fuss over the stove.  For neat thin strips of zucchini that look a…
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A staple for any food lovers pantry, Bee Raw Honey is sourced from family-owned apiaries to create a unique raw, unfiltered and unprocessed honey that is the best in quality, flavor and purity.  Each honey is made from a single floral source from artisanal beekeepers across the United States including,…
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Just like a sorbet, traditionally agua fresca has been used to cleanse the palette before, during and after meals.  But, we think these homemade fruit infused waters would be just as good (if not better) as mixers for your cocktail creations. Delicately sweet with just a hint of tartness, this…
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May 11, 2012 | Food + Drink

Don’t let your dessert course suffer because you’ve run out of time to prepare it.  The Lazy Hostess fully endorses serving pre-made sweets as long as they are high quality and beautifully presented.  Bubbies, a Hawaiian company that has been making gourmet ice cream for a quarter of a century,…
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April 18, 2012 | Food + Drink, Recipes

The Lazy Hostess is always on the hunt for flavorful, delicious recipes that can be easily prepared for a group at a dinner party.  The genius of this Asian inspired salmon recipe, which can be doubled for a party of 8 guests, is that the entire entree can be prepared…
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