Spring has Sprung!
and so have my new shoes! What better way to debut them then with a fabulous event for the New Skinnygirls from Betthany Frankels’ delicious line of Skinnygirl libations!
The rain need not keep me and my strappy sandals from sipping cocktails in NYC on a spring Thursday! It was fun, and the grapefruit margarita is my new fav. Since they’re lower in calories, why not have a few??
Rye’s Fashion Night Out, Thursday Sept. 6th
September is here! Activity swirls about like vibrant leaves soon to be falling from trees overhead. New backpacks are filled with school supplies, calendars are marked with fall sports schedules, wardrobes are being updated, and Fashion week is upon us! I’m off to celebrate Rye’s fashion Night Out this Thursday with the chicks from Nest Inspired Home, I’ll be mixing cocktails and mingling with all the fabulous crowd! Come down for a splash, or if you can’t do visit nestinspiredhome.com
Here is where you’ll find me at my latest — writing articles and styling features for magazines, on videos, at my book signings and events. Wherever I may be, I am always making a life more stylish. Come find me, and see what I’ve been up to!
Come Join me at Festigals in New Orleans June 22-24th
I’ll be there hosting a seminar on Stylish Entertaining & Fabulous Cocktails! I’ll be discovering this magical city for the first time, how exciting! They’ll be lots of touring, antiquing, chatting, and cocktailing! So come on down with your girlfriends!
It’s Entertaining…..It’s Enriching…..and It’s All About Women…New Orleans Style!!
A STYLISH GIRL’S NIGHT OUT AT BLOOMINGDALE’S
It was a fashionable night indeed at Bloomingdale’s in White Plains, New York, on October 20 as Colleen signed copies of The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails as shoppers took part in the “Love Where You Live” charity event benefiting 40 local non-profit organizations. While tasting some of her best drink recipes, Colleen shared some of her tips on the “must-haves” for every Stylish Girl’s home bar! She’s heading back to Bloomingdale’s again on November 11th for a Stylish Bride’s Night Out — come join us!
CALLING ALL FAIRIES — SAVE THE DATE!!
Twinkle Toes in Larchmont and Rye, NY are hosting a special debut party for Fairy Parties on June 23 and 24, respectively. Several of the young models featured in the book will be on hand to sign books along with Colleen. Girls and their moms are invited to dress for the occasion and join us for treats and crafts from the book. Space is limited! To rsvp, please call Twinkle Toes (Larchmont, 914.833.1455 or Rye, 914.921.4860) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
WISHing for Cocktails in Rye!
To celebrate the debut of Sex and the City 2 that day, Colleen made up a batch of Ruby Slippers for WISH owner Denise MacDonald and her friends in Rye for a mini cocktail party on Thursday, May 27. There was great traffic in the store, helping WISH sell more than 70 copies of The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails and It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere during her visit! WISH is one of our favorite locations for finding the perfect hostess gift (and GREAT books). If you’d like Colleen to come by your store with books to sign and cocktails to share, just let us know.
The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails Release Party
Over 50 ladies had cocktails in hand to help Colleen celebrate the release of The Stylish Girl’s Guide at Peridot Fine Jewelry in Greenwich, Connecticut on Wednesday, May 26. Hosted by Peridot’s charming Dawn Hendricks along with Suni Unger, publisher of Greenwich’s great new Serendipity Magazine, the party was glam from start to finish. The VIP guest that night was definitely the gorgeous black and white diamond “bow ring” that Charlotte wears in Sex and the City 2! We think it looks even better on Colleen! Many thanks to everyone who joined us and look for great coverage of the event in the Aug/Sept. issue of Serendipity!
What a wonderful day at WISH, in Rye, New York. I set out to design festive tabletops that would take your table form ordinary to extraordinary, using four of the moment trends: Global Exotic, Vintage Hollywood, Modern Reds, and Garden Glam. I also styled the bar, and created treat-filled trees for the little ones’ table. I was busy answering questions and engaging in a lively discussion about how I go about putting a table together, from coming up with the theme, to layering the pieces, and telling the story. I, of course used many wonderful items from the store, mixing and matching as I went along. I also brought a few of my favorite things from home, as I am a big fan of use what you have — it adds a personal touch.
Here are a few snapshots from our very stylish day! Special thanks to Denise MacDonald and the great team at WISH — if you’re in the area, don’t miss a chance to stop by and shop!
Colleen explains the garden-themed tabletop placesetting at an event at WISH in Rye, New York.
A glamorous “Old Hollywood” placesetting idea from Colleen’s appearance at WISH in Rye, New York
Auray, Larchmont NY, July 28, 2009
Fashion, Friends and Cocktails! All to benefit Maria Fareri’s Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center After the gals from the Etcetera clothing line gave their fall fashion basics, I shared my basics for entertaining with style. After all, you must look fabulous while mixing up a batch of Stardusts cocktails (from Capetown, South Africa as featured on the cover of my book, It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere). You’ll look on top of the trends wearing your touch of teal blue, stirring a batch of cocktails, sashaying about to the tunes from your playlist, admiring the flowers from the corner market that you artfully arranged, nibbling cashews you set out in pretty bowls. After all, everything looks better dressed up in silver, and you’ll think to yourself, I do entertain with style!!
Colleen with WISH owner Denise MacDonald at a book signing for “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” in Rye, New York
Mixing drinks at at book signing at Auray in Larchmont, New York