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The James Hotel’s Little Secret

Sip Cocktails at JIMMY, The James' Secret Lounge

January 28, 2014

Us Cheeky girls know how to keep a secret but today we are spilling the beans. Did you know The James Hotel has a hidden lounge with incredible cocktails, where celebrities have been known to frequent? Meet JIMMY, James’ secret alter ego. The James Hotel is famous for their top rated steak restaurant, David Burke’s Primehouse, as well as their newest venture, Burke’s Bacon Bar – a “grab and go sandwich shop” involving all things bacon. However, tucked behind this tiny sandwich stand is a door that blends in with the wall. Most would simply never notice, or give it a second glance. But behind this entrance is where their best-kept …  Read more

Holiday Cocktails Paired with Desserts

Best Holiday DIY Libations with a Sweet Twist

December 16, 2013
Cocktails and desserts
Lakesha Rose

  My preference for cocktails is to keep it “clean” and easy to make. During the holidays, I enjoy putting together festive flavors that smell and taste like a party in your glass. Here are the go-to cocktails I have been making this holiday season. Frangelico Hazelnut Toddy Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Frangelico 1 oz. cognac 2 oz. spiced apple cider (recommended with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg) Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients and serve hot. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg. Dessert: This hot toddy is mind-blowing with apple pie.     The Black Grouse Smoky Old Fashioned Ingredients: 1 sugar cube 3 dashes Angostura bitters 2 ounces The Black Grouse Scotch splash of club soda Directions: 1. Wet sugar cube with the Angostura bitters, and add The Black Grouse Scotch. Top with a splash of …  Read more

Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Tamra Takes Chicago!

While She Teaches Us About Cuca Fresca

October 22, 2013
Tamra Judge Interview
Kari Radjewski
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Super sassy with quick wit and a majorly bangin’ ‘bod: she was all that and more… Dressed to the nines, Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Judge visited Lincoln Park’s Binny’s Beverage Depot to promote new-to-booze-scene, Cuca Fresca Brazilian Rum. With the name meaning “Cool Head,” we can only wonder if sipping this attributed to the part owner’s relaxed demeanor during the latest season of Bravo’s show. Or it could be the fact that she was newly engaged and glowing. Or the recent success of opening a business, CUT Fitness. Whatever it is, things are going right in Tamra’s life… Cheeky: Congratulations on your wedding! We saw so many beautiful details. Were there any particular precious …  Read more