Isabelle von Boch: The Race for Good Design

Who says style doesn’t need a little sweat?

Check out this fast paced preview for the Interior Design Challenge hosted by New York Moves. I can’t wait to see the final rooms! Can you spy your V&B in these rooms?

Think stylish today,

I’m Voting for Martie

martie_duncanHave you been watching THE FOOD NETWORK STAR?

Our friend and recipe contributor, Martie Duncan, is in the competition and has proven to be unflappable. Tune in and discover her undeniable southern charm, clever recipes and tips to throwing casual, yet stylish parties. There is a new twist to this season, the audience will vote for the winner. Tune in and help support the fabulous Martie!


The Food Network Star airs on Sundays, 9pm est on The Food Network.
Discover more recipes from Martie, here on our blog.

Top Row: Caramel Apple Martini, Ghost Martini
2nd Row: Bacon Potato Leek Soup, Instant Centerpieces
3rd Row: Wine & Cheese Party, Pumpkin Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Frosting and Caramel Pears
Last Row: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Pomegranate Cranberry Kiss Cocktail

UPDATE: Congratulations on making it to the final Martie! We can’t wait to see what you do next. 

Isabelle von Boch: Congratulations to

I am so excited to announce that our blogging buddies over at have been nominated by the Saveur Best Food Blog Awards.

They are in the Best Cocktail Blog category. All of their recipes are original, seasonal and super fun. Just take a look at their Halloween “Blood, Booze & Beyond” Festival. Not only are the recipes and photography great, but the stories are super funny and informative. Plus, David and Lesley have a very generous spirit in their approach. They are always reaching out to their peers for insight, expertise and guests posts. Thus, all their information and viewpoints are well rounded and really interesting. (Did I mention funny?)

I always love it when my email box is from David. It means a new link to something fabulous. Please join me in supporting and go vote for them today. You might find a few other of  your favorite foodie blogs that you’d like to vote for: Best Baking Blog, Best Food, etc.

Simply go to: Saveur Best Food Blog Awards and pick 12BOTTLEBAR.COM

Thank you,


Meanwhile, here are some of my favorites from

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The Bermuda Triangle

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The Diamond Fizz

Villeroy & Boch Whisky

Lavender Collins

Villeroy & Boch Octavie Martini

Punch Romaine

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