Fashion Week Rooftop Brunching

by Rachel Lynch in ,

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I took a time out from all the shows and high-heel walking of Fashion Week to have a rooftop brunch with Pavan Liqueur. I was delighted to be one of the few bloggers + celebrities who were invited to a three course meal accompanied by a variety of different cocktails made with Pavan.

I have to say the creative director of Pavan is just a gem, so petite and fashionable! She started the brunch with a toast and a little history of her liqueur. She had spent a lot of time in the south of France (like myself) and came up with the idea and name while staying there. Bridget Bardot was one of the main inspirations for the liqueur, so you know I was immediately sold. Maybe it's just because it's inspired by France and fashion babes, but I really enjoyed the drinks.

I also had the pleasure of sitting next to the wonderful, Kate Nash. She is such a honest soul and beautiful spirit. We talked about fans, young girls, high school, boys, salt, chips, etc.  I'm so excited for her to come back to Brooklyn in November.

At the end we were all send home with a goodie bag full of new bottles of this deliciously chic liqueur, so you know I'm about to have to have 37 cocktail parties in my backyard before it gets too cold. Oh and if you're dreaming of the south of France now like I am, you can enter their contest to win a trip here.


spooky cocktails

by Rachel Lynch in , , , ,

Friday night I decided to have my bitches over for a little, "spooky cocktail" evening. Everyone knows Halloween is my favorite holiday, so it's only appropriate that we start celebrating way early.

The week preceding, I scoured the internet for spooky-esque beverages. After hours of browsing, I finally settled on making spooky "eyeball cocktails" with a recipe I found on Martha Stewart. I started with her ingredients and went from there. What initially attracted me to the recipe was the sexy neon color, which is made possible by Hpnotiq, a blue liquor inspired  by a french perfume bottle (swoon!) But instead of combining it with another vodka and lychee juice (like the recipe called for), I decided to mix it with champagne. The change proved delightful. It gave the drink a bubbly feel, and by the end of the evening everyone was calling it "frosty neon champagne." 

But what is my number one priority when treating your friends to drink this Halloween season?

Spooky Skeleton glasses, duh.