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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hamptons Trip 2011


My latest travels brought me to Amagansett NY, tucked between East Hampton and Montauk.   The days were filled with sailing and sand between the toes.  And let’s not forget all the fabulous food the coast has to offer!  


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Delicious lobster rolls!

Wolffer Estate, Twilight Thursdays at W├Âlffer Estate Winery! Live music drifts across the vineyard…find your favorite spot on the patio and enjoy wines by the glass, cheese & charcuterie plates!
ABA for some sand betweenthe toes!


Cyrils for happy hour!
The infamous Bailey's Banana Colada (or BBC, as the regulars call it)


Then to The Meeting House...  for Blood Orange Margaritas!!!!

No trip to Amagansett would be complete without the Shore Dinner at Devon Yatch Club! 


The unlimited raw bar & fresh steamed lobsters that never stop coming out is just one of the many highlights we look forward to. 

Life is good when you are at the beach!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Zoo Ball: Hollywood and Vines


On Friday, July 8, 2011, the grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo was transformed into the Golden Age of Hollywood glamour. "Guests strolled the red carpet into to THE social event of the summer season as the paparazzi beckons for a photo. Cool cocktails, perfectly-chilled flutes of champagne and oh-so-dry martinis was abound in the Flamingo lounge. A delicious seated dinner prepared to the highest of culinary standards  delighted as the band heated up the coolest of crowds and guests dance the night away."


The Red Carpet stroll!
Gazpacho

Delicious starters



Our dinner guest for the evening


 
 




With so many great things to bid on, this started to get dangerous after a few cocktails!



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Dancing the night away.




Cheers to making great memories!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Starting of 4th Of July Weekend Right...


An afternoon watching the Cubs vs Sox @ Club 162 with one of my favorites, miss Callie! 
CHEERS!
Next up… Paddy Long’s to for a Beer and Bacon Tasting! 



Also enjoyed a great stroll along the lakefront
Lake front, Chicago

with a stop for some yummy mimosas to celebrate,
Independence Day at Bijan's Bistro. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Some of my favorites...

From the west coast to the east here a just a few of my favorites. 

A dear friend's wedding brought us to the rocky mountains where we found a little piece of the sea.

Aspen, CO - Pacifica Seafood & Raw Bar



Our annual visit to East Hampton, NY brings us to my next favorite seafood place.
Montauk, NY - Harvest on Fort Pond



Some yummy local deserts served up beach side Hawaii style!
Fest of Lele, Lahaina, HI


And this post would not be complete without sharing my most favorite cocktail in the world!!!

The Dorchester  Beefeater gin, lime, maraschino, organic grapefruit  
The Slanted Door, San Francisco, CA



That is just a snap shot of my life on the go... more local spots to come next.