Archive for March, 2013

… an offer I couldn’t refuse.

Posted by    |    March 21st, 2013 at 11:40 pm

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Francis Ford Coppola wears a lot of hats.  Most know him thanks to his epic movies (ahem, “The Godfather” series).  Those of us who enjoy a glass of wine now and them see him through a different lens (pun completely intended).  In the 1975, Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the Inglenook winery and pursued a venture as vintners.  Luckily … the Coppolas do it well.  Refreshingly, Coppola isn’t jus the name on the bottles, but has a hand in everything that happens at the winery, and even designs the labels himself.

Being one who appreciates almost all things Coppola, I was so delighted to be invited to a Coppola wine dinner at Ruth’s Chris.  Two of my favorite things at once?  I’ll just say that they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  (Yeah, I did it)

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Shellback, Tony, and Me.

Posted by    |    March 18th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

I’ve always liked rum in a “I’m beside a body of water and it’s 80°+” kind of way.  However, the event I attended last week changed my tune a little.

Shellback kicked of its US tour of its “All Hands on Deck” mixology class in Dallas*.  Attendees were welcomed by a rum punch with a sprinkle of freshly-grated nutmeg and mingled while noshing on little bites.  After we were decently primed (and our bellies had a base for the deliciousness to come), we made our way into an immaculately laid-out room complete with bar tools, fresh fruit, and (of course) Shellback Rum … a lot of Shellback Rum.

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When my friend tells me her wedding will be cash bar

Posted by    |    March 8th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

myfriendsaremarried:

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St. Patrick’s Day 2013 Events and other Malarkey

Posted by    |    March 7th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

March 10

FRANKIE’S SPORTS BARimage

March 16

PARADE INFO | The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg is playing!!!!!
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