START EVERYTHING WITH A FULL HEART AND A FULL GLASS

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Mila Daraz | 0 Comments

Full hearts... Elisa and I have them. Full glass...we turned to an expert, Joe Brooke. 

Joe is a master bartender and all-around fabulous guy who's kind of a big deal in the cocktail world... most recently making the signature cocktails for the Governor's Ball at the Academy Awards. Google him and see what I mean.  

We tasted several drinks (it was tough) with Joe, as he educated us on flavor profiles and glassware. Suitable for any party this cocktail is the the perfect combination of lightness, brightness and a bit of ol' Kentucky kick. Cheers!

Part of Joe's vintage collection. A bottle of Old Forester from 1952

THE AVOSETTA 
Ingredients: 
3/4 fluid ounce Bourbon, we used Old Forester
3/4 fluid ounce honey syrup, equal parts honey, we used clover honey, and water heated till dissolved 
1/2 fluid ounce fresh lemon juice
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Lemon for garnish
Ice 

Bubbles, Champagne or Prosecco

Directions:

Shake Bourbon, honey syrup, lemon juice and bitters over ice gently. Strain into either saucer or flute glass top with bubbles. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

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DON'T I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE?

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Mila Daraz | 0 Comments

We hope you get to know us, and we certainly want to know you. 

We are cashmere over cotton, ballet flats over blisters (most of the time), daring over blah, happy hour over high-maintence, and moms above everything else. 

Avosetta Home was born from our uncompromising love of home. We know your home is that special place where you re-energize your spirit, dream big, cuddle your dog, embrace your children and laugh with friends. Our passion is to bring you designer fabrics in ready-to-decorate collections that you can make distinctly yours.  

Whose big idea was this? It was Elisa's.  Elisa is wickedly smart, gracefully beautiful, and eternally modest. That's why I am writing this. Early in her career, she worked in marketing and branding for Fortune 500 Companies after getting her MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Her relentless passion for home eventually led her to manage interior design at Discovery Land Company, which specializes in uber luxury residential private club communities and resorts.  This fed the beast for a while, but she now claims to have found her dream job - feeding her creative passion while also helping customers brighten their home with the world's best textiles. - Mila

Why Mila? Well, she's wickedly funny and if you are going to work hard you might as well be laughing. We started off as friends, my husband grew up doing Junior Lifeguards with Mila on Santa Monica Beach. She has a real competitive streak. From the start of our friendship we would bounce ideas off each other knowing we wanted to work together. Some ideas were crazy and some just didn't make our hearts sing. Until now. Mila brings a level of consumer insight and marketing acumen that few possess. She served as Director of Marketing and PR at home furnishings giant HD Buttercup, and has also created cross-promotional marketing initiatives with Food and Wine, Vanity Fair, Domino, Architectural Digest, InStyle, Elle, and Elle Décor - just to name a few. There is no one I'd rather toast success with or collaborate with till the wee hours of the morning. - Elisa

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