Monday, July 09, 2007

KO's California Adventure

Even though I had my camera all week, I only managed to take these 4 photos while I was in CA last week (and now it's 2 weeks ago, I'm so behind on the blog).

I had a busy but fun 4 days in San Diego. We had to develop a new drink for a wedding shower. I was eager to share my new favorite spirit - infused vodka. I made the Spiked Arnold Palmer which was well received, but hard to make for a group. We used the Margaritaville drink machine to create the 'Frozen Blushing Bride'. It was a fabulous blend of ginger infused vodka, lemonade, and a splash of pomegranate syrup. From what I understand it was a huge hit at the party.

The Margaritaville drink machine is an amazing frozen drink maker, well worth the price if you are considering such an investment. It shaves the ice before blending, giving your frozen beverages a restaurant quality.

After the "work" of making up drinks on Monday and Tuesday, I spent Wednesday night relaxing with Mel and the tabbies in O'side. Per usual we watched Top Chef, it's so nice when your snark filled comments are fully appreciated. We went to dinner and it was so funny to me that the local restaurant closed its doors at 9pm - guess that's life on the beach.

Thursday afternoon I said my goodbyes at the office and headed to a late lunch with Bex, Linda, and Elizabeth at PF Changs (can you say lettuce wraps?).

Bex was the only one with a driver so she ordered the Lucky Cat martini. It wasn't a favorite - but it's always good to try something new. At this point I don't remember what was in it, but it sounded good on the menu.

Happy Birthday Linda! Her big party was this past Saturday - I wanted to be there, but the timing just didn't work. She's all decked out in her Perfectly Pink birthday present featuring many lovely Laila Rowe items. Very fitting because she is the one who introduced me to the store when she was visiting NYC!

Bye sunny San Diego!

From SD I drove north to visit with the family. We had a whirlwind weekend that included Palm Springs, losing money at the local Indian casino, and whizzing around in Jason's new ski boat on Big Bear Lake.

It was hard to leave all of the fun, but I needed to get some rest!