Celebrate rum in South Florida

Hotel Zamora -Corazon Naranja

I may be all about Champagne Living But living in a tropical climate also means that RUM is KING! There’s nothing like visiting one of our favorite watering holes when it’s HOT, HOT, HOT out and ordering a traditional…or NOT so traditional drink made with the alcohol of the islands. What better time to celebrate […]

Rum-Sum-Summer Time

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This post brought to you by Rums of Puerto Rico . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Champagne Living. Summertime is my favorite time of year, because “It’s Rum Time!” Mojitos, Rum-Rita’s and even the classic Rum on the rocks, signify that it’s time for some sun and fun. Whenever I’m stocking […]

Warm up with this Margarita recipe


February 22nd is Margarita Day. Considering that even down here in sunny Florida the temperatures have dipped into the 30’s this Blue Nectar Margarita Toddy should hit the spot! Enjoy this nice warm Margarita recipe. Blue Nectar ® Margarita Toddy 1 ½ oz. Blue Nectar Special Reserve Tequila ½ oz. Grand Marnier ½ oz. pomegranate […]

A Valentine’s Day love potion & more


I may be all about the bubbly, but there’s nothing more fun than mixing it up with your honey on Valentine’s Day for a more ROMANTIC drink, and why not something that BOTH of  you will enjoy? Mr. S prefers the mixed drink over champagne, so this Valentine’s Day I figured that I’d treat him to […]

There’s a NEW bubbly in town

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…and I was pleasantly surprised by it. No, it’s not a new Champagne No, it’s not Prosecco It’s not even a sparkling wine But it IS made from another great fruit! Being a modern sophisticated woman, I work hard and appreciate every opportunity to relax and kick back with friends or sometimes just a good […]

Kenwood Vineyards doing/tasting good

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kenwood Vineyards. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I have always loved the Kenwood Vineyards, especially its beautiful location in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. I must admit that the location really does the […]

Gallo Burgundy – welcome home

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Gallo Family Wineries sent me this lovely bottle of wine to enjoy. Opinions are strictly my own. Cheers There are some things that just feel like coming home. The smell of your mom’s famous dish, the sounds of the ocean, the song you all sang as you took your first road trip with friends after […]

4th of July pineapple rum punch

GFV Pineapple Moscato Rum Punch and Bottle 1

Here at the mansion we’re doing the “dry” dance, since the forecast has been for rain tomorrow. Even IF the drops begin to fall, we’re not letting a little shower put a damper on our plans. We’ll grill on the lanai and watch the fireworks on television instead of in the backyard, and we’ll be […]

Wine Wednesday: Anew Reisling

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It’s been one day shy of a week since I started dieting. Ben (from The Gin Joint) gave me very specific instructions, but I was concerned. My first question to him was…can I still have wine? Thankfully the answer was YES.  The diet is what he used to lose 190 lbs, and it’s stricter than […]