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Thursday
Feb212013

recipe: classic margarita

1-1/2 oz silver tequila
3/4 oz triple sec
1-1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 tbsp simple syrup
ice
salt for rim
lime slices for garnish

Shake, strain and serve over ice in a ready double old-fashioned glass.

Thursday
Feb142013

recipe: martini italiano

1-1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz gin
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp simple syrup
1-1/2 tsp Campari
pear, thinly sliced for garnish
ice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all of the ingredients.

Shake well, strain into a chilled spencer martini and garnish with a thin slice of pear.

Thursday
Feb072013

recipe: chamomile cooler

2 oz strong chamomile tea
2 oz citrus vodka
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz honey water
dash of simple syrup

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, pour into a tall ready cooler, and garnish with a slice of lemon—or be bold and try a sprig of fresh lavender.

Thursday
Jan312013

recipe: old fashioned

2 oz bourbon
1 tbsp club soda
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 strip of orange peel

In a cooper glass, combine the sugar cube, bitters and club soda. Muddle to a paste then stir in the bourbon.

Add ice and garnish with orange peel and optional brandied cherries or ginger or star anise.

Friday
Jan182013

influencers: susie daly

“I think our modern pieces make our home more contemporary and more well-rounded. I love the thrill of finding a vintage score, or a really special DIY item—but I also love finding something brand new to add to the mix.”
Susie Daly, Renegade Craft Fair Co-Founder and Director

Would you describe yourself as a “renegade”?
I’d describe myself as someone who likes to live life off the beaten path and according to my own terms. So in that way, I guess I do consider myself a renegade.

What words sum up your personal aesthetic?
Modern rustic.

Your home is filled with special objects that resonate with you on a personal level. How do the CB2 pieces you have “speak to you”?
Everything I chose has a clean and modern look, but has a rustic feel about it—such as the red bench, the kitchen chairs and the white cuckoo clock. I love that the materials of the wood and the wire feel rustic and warm, but the design is contemporary.

What’s the balance for you between vintage, thrift, DIY and modern?
I’d say it’s a pretty even mix. Our furniture is about half modern, half vintage pieces. Our home decor, such as pillows, lamps, rugs, is a good mix of vintage/DIY/modern. But I’d say almost all of our artwork is one-of-a-kind or small-edition pieces.

Thanks Susie—let us know when you have that garage sale!

Personal Collection:
Susie is always scouring antique stores and the Renegade Craft Fair for unique items. Personal finds here include vintage kitchen table, red desk chair and globe; brown cuckoo clock she handcrafted with her husband, Mat Daly; wall art and found objects. More info at renegadecraft.com.