Ladies Who Drink: A Stylishly Spirited Guide to Mixed Drinks and Small Bites + Win a copy!

Fixing drinks has never been my domaine, but look out world, ’cause that’s about to change. Thanks to Running Press, I have everything I need to transform from a cocktail dunce to a cocktail diva in Ladies Who Drink: A Stylishly Spirited Guide to Mixed Drinks and Small Bites by Anne Keenan Higgins. Small in size but mighty in know-how, the lighthearted guide takes readers through the basics and beyond: from home bar essentials (including liquors, tools and glasses) to party-planning tips, to cocktails and nibblies for every occasion. (Think Backyard Barbecue, Ice-Skating Party, A Trip to Margaritaville, and Sunday Brunch Bloodies.) Served with a splash of mixology history and infused with charming illustrations of ladies who lunch (and sip!) looking oh-so-chic and you’ve got a practical and pretty starter for anyone new to the bar. Continue reading Ladies Who Drink: A Stylishly Spirited Guide to Mixed Drinks and Small Bites + Win a copy!

Healthy nibbles

Today I rejoined the gym after three and a half months off and I gotta say, it’s good to be back. I’ve been feeling like I let myself go to seed and missing that natural high that comes with a good workout. I’m celebrating with a tall glass of Crystal Light strawberry lemonbabe (Twitter party this Thursday, woot woot!) and smiling on the inside knowing I’ve done something good for myself.

Now how ’bout a nice healthy snack? I love to graze, so I could happily nibble all day on these lovelies.

caprese

Bocconcini skewers are one of my faves, ‘tho I can’t say the same for my girl. More for me.

cuke and tomato

The crunch of the cucumber and the cracker and the creamy little bit of cheese make these little guys a tiny party in your mouth.

fruit skewer

And we can’t forget the fruit. I bought a melon baller just so I could make these little guys. My kids liked the funky shape.

As a side note, I’m moving the Five Things feature to Sundays, so you’ll see the next one of those this weekend. And a web developer is helping me make a few minor tweaks to the blog (changing the font of the headline and the post titles, for example, since I find them a bit hard to read) so you may see some of those over the week.

Happy nibbling, friends! What are some of your favourite healthy snacks?