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Colleen Mullaney is a noted lifestyle expert and the author of books including “The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails,” "Fairy Parties: Recipes, Crafts and Games for Enchanting Celebrations," and “It’s Five o’Clock Somewhere: The Global Guide to Fabulous Cocktails.” Visit her online at

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Summer Essentials

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 11:09 AM

Whether your heading to the beach, lake, park or backyard patio, be sure you have these fun and festive essentials on hand to ensure a summer worthy good-time!

Clos on the Go

Whats better than a chic beach bag that turns into a chair? Well, that's not why we really...

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Father's Day Gift Guide

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 5:13 PM

He's your go to guy, and always has your back, so get him something great this Father's Day!

Surf's Up

Here are some essentials for your surfer Dude Dad, a retro board, mod shorts, and cool bracelet that is sure to make a statement...

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Memorial Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 9:07 AM

It's Memorial Day Weekend!

Summer's official start date! Time for a little fun in the sun, whether its in the backyard or at the beach! To get the party started, I have assembled a cocktail menu worthy of a hometown parade complete with sparklers for a red, white, and...

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Mother's Day Gift Guide!

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Wondering how to make Mother's Day a special day for mom?

Give her gift some thought, and chose something special, just like her, and oh yes, pick up your socks.

Put some stylish pep in Mom's step! Whimsical and vibrant, these flip flops go from the PTA meeting,...

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Kentucky Derby!

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Tomorrow marks the running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Also known as "Run for the Roses," it is the most exciting two minutes in sports. The Derby, is synonymous with chic red carpet style as well as marking the official start of the summer season.

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Got Limes?

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 6:10 PM

A catastrophic shortage of limes is making for cocktail conumdrums on a global scale. Between the heavy rains knocking blossoms off the trees, a bacteria infesting the citrus trees, and the drug cartels hijacking delivery trucks,(really?), there is a now a black market for these magical little green orbs.


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Spring Entertaining Essentials

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 12:50 PM

It's been a long winter, but I don't have to tell you that. Who isn't going to want to kick up their heels and celebrate when the warm weather hits. Here's a list of my entertaining favorites to have you party ready when the spring sun shines and the daffodils...

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4 Red Carpet-Worthy Cocktails for the Oscars

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 3:08 PM

With Hollywoods biggest night upon us this Sunday, it seems fitting to celebrate red carpet style.

Invite some friends and neighbors over, put out some snacks, light a few candles, and mix up some star worthy cocktails. Whether you're defying Gravity, Money Hungry, Hustling, or just Blue. Here are a...

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Valentine's Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 8:57 AM

Mix up some love this Valentine's Day! These tasty cocktails are perfect for adding the right dose of festive flair to your Valentine's Celebration. Easy, colorful, and tantalizingly tasty, they are sure to set your heart aglow.

Good Night Kiss
serves 2

2 oz. Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 5:44 PM

This Valentine's Day, have your Valentine falling for these unique, whimsical and romantic gifts.

Romance is in the air. Created with the finest ingredients the Aerin Fragrance collection with five distinct scents: Gardenia Rattan, Amber Musk, Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine and my favorite for this time of year, Evening...

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Super Bowl Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 9:25 AM

It's Super Bowl Week! Here's the Game Plan:

Throw a Super Bowl party to remember with these easy recipes and tips for a winning weekend.
Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. (EST), but get your festivities started on the early side. Cover your basics with chilled beer and wine (I...

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Grammy Party!

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 10:56 AM

The Grammy's, music's golden night, are this Sunday, January 26th. If you plan on throwing a rockin' bash, it's time to jam -- literally.

Gimme a beat -- Okay, now that were feeling it, here's what you need to do:

Gather your band mates. Tweet, text, or call them over...

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Golden Globe Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Let the award season begin! The 71st Golden Globe Awards is this Sunday January 12th. The evening is sure to be filled with glamour, gorgeous people, and of course globe inspired cocktails. As your hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will suggest you take a sip when they do, I...

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(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 5:04 PM

Get into the holiday spirit and send some fabulous packages all tied up with strings... and filled with... sensational spirits!

Enough with the foodie gifting thing... it's so over-rated. These fun, festive gifts filled with holiday cheer will have you shooting straight up to the top of the nice...

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Thanksgiving Wines: It's an All Day Affair!

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 8:48 AM

Wine Time- Fabulous Wines all Day Long
It's enough pressure to stuff and cook the bird and all the fixings. So in the spirit of taking one thing off your list, here are some fabulous wine suggestions to take you through the day -- from the classic Thanksgiving Day...

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Thanksgiving Cocktails (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:37 PM

As we gather around the table with our friends and family this Thanksgiving and share all of the good things in life we are thankful for, serve some tasty cocktails for every generation gathered.

Better by the batch, pitcher-full or punch bowl, especially if the relatives are coming.

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Hostess Gifts

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 6:34 PM

The holidays can be a flurry of social engagements, with invitations for cocktail parties, dinner parties, and Holiday and Christmas parties all starting to roll in. And since you're a thoughtful guest, you know not to arrive empty-handed when invited into someone's home.

Make a good impression and ensure you'll...

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Halloween Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 9:44 AM

The buckets are filled with candy ready for the little trick-or-treaters to come along. But what if they bring big trick-or-treaters with them? You mustn't be rude and not offer them a goody or two. Here are few tasty temptations to serve this Halloween night. Pick your poison!

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Game Day! Tailgate Essentials for a Sure Win

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 2:25 PM

Be sure your game day has a crowd pleasing spread. From gear must have's, to cocktails and lawn games, this tailgate has spirit to spare! So, no matter what team you're rooting for, pack up a party that scores with everyone!

Home Field Advantage
Roll-out this clever throw to...

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Best of Summer Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 11:50 AM

As we sit on our beach chairs, back decks and patios and bid summer a fond farewell, I thought it appropriate to put together a sampling of my favorite summer cocktails. They are all easy to prepare, no mixology required, are perfect made in big batches for entertaining at home...

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