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Monday
Jun062011

perfect pairings: outdoor lighting

Choose the mood then choose the candlelight to provide the ambiance. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party and need tabletop lighting—make a dramatic statement with multiples of camp lanterns to create a ‘chandelier’.

For a outdoor areas with lounge seating, create a relaxed mood with ceramic lanterns in multiples.

And last, for the softest lighting, go with smart candle lights—get all the benefits of candlelight without worrying about strong breezes or clean-up.

Tuesday
Mar082011

mardi gras, 2011

Happy Fat Tuesday to all.
Eat, drink and be very merry!

Wednesday
Mar022011

only in south beach: winter party festival

photo by: Vincent & Bella Productions

What began in 1994 as a one-time charity dance, Winter Party Festival has become a week-long event of events benefiting the LGBT community nationally and locally—and it starts today in South Beach.

All this week, March 2-7th, besides DJ dance parties on the beach, DJ dance parties poolside, and DJ dance parties at the hottest spots in town—don’t miss the film retrospective, comedy festival, art exhibit and walking tour of South Beach starting at the Art Deco Welcome Center. Go here for all the details.

Besides having a memorable week, one-third of the proceeds support the efforts of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to take action, build power and create change for LGBT individuals; and the balance benefits local nonprofit organizations. Since 2005, the Task Force has donated almost one million dollars to the GLBT Community Projects Fund of the Miami Foundation (formerly Dade Community Foundation).

Thanks to tameeka, store manager south beach, for this submission.

Monday
Jan312011

10 essentials: the big game

1. An entertainment system with a flat-screen worthy of a big game party.

2. Tivo® to rewatch the best commercials, the half-time show and key plays.

3. Comfortable upholstery that can withstand party elements.

4. Beer—4 on average per person…one for each quarter.

5. Non-alcoholic beer and soft drinks for the designated drivers.

6. City barware—one size fits all.

7. A killer spread—snacks, munchies and veggie/healthy stuff to get everyone through the five-hour broadcast.

8. Potluck dishes and a trophy for the favorite.

9. A contest for picking the MVP and prizes for the winner(s).

10. And don’t forget to invite the neighbors—because it just might get loud.

Wednesday
Dec222010

recipe: shortbread

2 cups flour
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tblsp coarse, or sparkling, sugar
1/4 tsp salt
optional: icing as desired

Directions
Preheat oven to 325°.

Add flour, butter, granulated sugar, and salt into a bowl and blend with a mixer on low speed until blended. Increase to medium and mix until dough is no longer crumbly and just comes together.

Use cookie molds or press dough evenly into a pan and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Bake until golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.

In the pan, cut still-warm shortbread into wedges or slices. Let cool, then flip and separate.

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