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Gin and Tonic – The essential mixed drink!


My dear friend bought me a goose. A very large goose. A grey one. I had to kill it tonight and use it’s juice. LOL

Last night after work, this wind down cocktail was a little wonder.

The recipe

Pick a your favorite tumbler with ice and we mean pack it full.

Add lime slices, we like to add them in the middle of the ice.

Fill to half way with your favorite gin, this is Grey Goose, but we also like a little multi faceted gin called The Botanist.

Now this is important! The tonic.

Top off the glass with a fresh glass bottle of a good quality tonic, like Schweppes or Canada Dry with quinine, unless you can’t take quinine. Stir a little, pierce the lime slices a little, for an instant lime surge.

Sit down in a patch of sunshine, take a deep breath and sip away.

The Style Note – Neck Line and Beyond


New work from Roxanne Kelly Designs

Fresh new stones! Romance teamed with an occasional amethyst, moonstone and vermeil. Clean lines, ageless and timeless. Wear with this season trends and forever more. Casual enough for an afternoon at the winery with jeans and classy enough for out to dinner in your best little cocktail dress. These pieces available are from today at The Bird Cage Boutique. Prices from $34 to $96





New Works – Spring Rain


Two new works Portia.

Not much to say about my work, not even sure where it comes from. One thing! The title does not arrive until the painting is finished.

Finished? When is a work finished?

I often joke that it is finished, when it is taken away from me by the next owner.

I once heard an artist say to another artist “A Paint Over!”

Well, it was obviously an insult, a very, southern style insult. I nearly spoke up but, the artist eloquently said “Of Course, every painting in the world is a paint over”. This may or may not be true. But, it is for me.

I keep painting till I can unapologetically, let the work go to the gallery that represents me, knowing that some work will return to be messed with another day.

Transitional Style


We love our clients to build flexible, collections with pieces that not only transcend the seasons, but also weather the whims of the Fashion industry well.

This Bird Cage Boutique outfit adorning our Model, Langley, can be worn through the year and adapted to include any current trend.

Top by Esley, Pants by Coco and Carmen and that suede Fringe bag is by Sondra Roberts.

Image by Kristin Gainey Photography


Welcome to the Dark Forest

Do you love Halloween?  Have you ever wished you could create a haunted house in your own back yard?  Well Brandon Roth did just that!  I first heard about him through my friend and his neighbor.  We drove by his house one afternoon and the giant hand was pretty well put together sitting directly in his front yard.  I was intrigued so I looked him up online and discovered that Brandon has a dream to become a special effects artist and go to college for it.  This school is pretty expensive but he is determined to make it happen…so every year he puts together a haunted house it his parents back yard.  How cool is that!!!  I was nervous when I arrived.  I drug my friend Tony along for support (yes I am a huge haunted house chicken).  After introducing myself I was relieved when Brandon’s mom offered that I take a Non-scare/private tour so I could take photos without being scared.  Since taking photos was my main purpose to be there I was all in!  Plus I would hate for an actor to jump out to scare me only for me to flash them with my camera.  He had a great setup.  Small paths to walk through, scary corners, great actors, and good lighting.  He still managed to scare me a few times while I was there.  I seriously recommend that everyone go next year!   I may have taken the kid version; however, I can tell it was pretty scary!
For more details on Brandon Roth read his full story here.
Contact Brandon with the Dark Forest here.