Do’s & Don’ts For Surviving the Holiday Office Party


The annual holiday office party is filled with minefields: What's the best way to introduce yourself to the boss's spouse? How should you recognize the accomplishments of co-workers? Is a toast appropriate? Is your cocktail dress too revealing? Will anyone notice you wore the same tuxedo pants suit last year? Speech coach, Chris Jahnke (author of THE WELL-SPOKEN WOMAN … [Read more...]

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving When Your Nest is Empty


Have your children all flown the coop with nary a look backwards? For some, Thanksgiving is pretty lonely when your own flesh and blood can't make it home for even a brief visit. On the other hand, you might delight in your freedom from turkey tyranny. Either way, if you're a Baby Boomers lacking nestlings for the first time, you'll likely need to adjust holiday plans to better … [Read more...]

Easy, Seasonal Cocktails for Thanksgiving Dinners

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start planning your feast. Not only do you have to plan the turkey, sides and dessert but also the cocktails to pair with them. Try these easy, seasonal cocktails from Baileys Original Irish Cream, Ketel One Vodka, Moon Mountain Organic Vodka and Ron Zacapa Rum that will get your guests excited for your famous turkey and the … [Read more...]

Kick off Fall with a Cocktail


October is here! Just because the temperatures are cooling down, doesn’t mean the fun has to. The cocktails below combine the perfect flavors of fall to get anyone excited for the fall season. So, gather some friends, mix up a few cocktails and warm up by a campfire. Chocolate Smores Martini 2 oz. Three-O Chocolate vodka 2 oz. White Chocolate liqueur Drizzle of Chocolate … [Read more...]



With bbq season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining.  Add a burst of color and fresh fruit flavor to the menu with the tasty Corzo Bliss.  Created by New York City mixologist Jonathan Pogash, the cocktail mixes ginger liqueur, muddled watermelon and mint leaves with the citrus and vanilla flavors of Corzo Silver. The pink hue and cubed … [Read more...]

Great Escape: Vienna, Austria


It’s not all Weiner schnitzel here; this vibrant city is in the midst of a culinary revolution.  You’ll find an intermingling of Mediterranean influences, Kaffeehäuser (cafes) with good wine lists, and vineyard right outside the city limits.  The art scene is also extremely enticing-why not check out the world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir?  The Emperor makes a divine after-dinner … [Read more...]