Living Social – Manhattan by Sail

Can you stand it a booze cruise in Manhattan.  And it’s a beer cruise!

Beer lovers, this is the cruise for you.

According to Living Social, “They’re legendary.”   It is a one-hour and forty-five minute sail around the city that includes six craft beers, cheese and crackers, and a laid-back lesson in beer history, courtesy of Manhattan By Sail.

Beer-Tasting Harbor CruiseWhat a  Saturday afternoon experience. Cost $52 –down from $105.  It sailing on a topsail schooner known as the Clipper City, “a 158-foot-long replica of the lumber-hauling boats that filled New York harbor 100 years ago. It’s equipped with spacious decks, tons of seating and access to incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.”

All aboard, smooth sailing.

Only 2 days left for this deal.


South Street Seaport – Pier 17
(At the end of Fulton Street on the East River)
New York, NY, 10038

Margarita Time

I am so excited summer is heading our way.  I know, I know, it does not seem like it today, but it will be here like overnight.   I look forward to backyard BBQ’s and having friends over for some cool drinks.

I came across this recipe for a blueberry margarita.  I love blueberries.  This will be my summer drink, or at least to kick of the MDW (Memorial Day Weekend).


2 cup(s) ice
1 cup(s) frozen blueberries
1 cup(s) blueberry nectar
1/4 cup(s) seltzer
2 tablespoon(s) frozen limeade
1 tablespoon(s) lime juice
3 ounce(s) tequila, optional
1 lime wedge
Coarse salt

Combine ice, blueberries, blueberry nectar, seltzer, limeade, lime juice and tequila, if using, in a blender and blend until smooth. Rub rim of 2 glasses with lime wedge and dip in salt. Divide the margarita between the prepared glasses and serve.

Speaking for myself, I would omit the salt.  mb

The Mint Julep – A Derby Classic

Here is a recipe for a Mint Julep:

2Cups Water…….2 Cups sugar……1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves…..32 fluid oz Kentucky bourbon…8 sprigs mint leaves for garnish….crushed ice….. straws

Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until sugar is dissolved.  Allow syrup to cool for about 1 hour.  Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves…….Fill a large pitcher  with crushed ice and pour  bourbon and  syrup. Stir well….. Pour into 8 chilled glasses, top with sprigs of mint.and a straw…..  Sip and enjoy the races………then make some popcorn and enjoy the movie!

Thanks to my friend Joey B. from work, “Let It Ride ” has become  a favorite movie of mine…..hope you enjoy it as much as I do….. if you never saw it – do 🙂

Mother’s Day Treat

Oh, to get away from the everyday routine. Doesn’t have to be on Mother’s Day…So get up, pack up and enjoy a New England Romance.  Or just enjoy a weekend away.

Living social escapes…keep them coming

  • A Satisfying Slice of New England Romance
  • A Two-Night Weekday ($244) or Weekend ($274) Stay for Two
  • Daily Full Country Breakfast for Two
  • Bottle of Champagne and Chocolates Upon Arrival
  • Afternoon Coffee and Tea
  • One Hour-Long Massage, Facial, or Private Yoga Session
  • Waterfall Maps and a Two-Day Parking Pass for State Parks