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    You get to decide what becomes the first Happy Bitch wine! Come on out to the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival September 10 and 11, 2011 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Taste the three final blends and vote in which one will become the first Happy Bitch wine.

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    Blue Martini, Naples, FL  – Friday, June 24

    Happy Hour 4:30pm to 6:30pm – Book signing and free samples of the Happy Bitch Martini!

    Half price drinks from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

    Listen to the promo on Promo on lite 93.7

    Come to Cafe Amarcord in Beacon, NY May 5 for a night out to benefit the American Cancer Society. Thanks Denise Panza for putting this together!

    March 31, 2011, 6-8pm, Book Signing, Ladies Night at Melting Pot in Albany, NY. Three-course dinner for $26! Check out their website for more info: http://www.meltingpot.com/locations.aspx?z=12601&n=610123

    January 2011 Events!!!

    Monday, January 10, 5:00 PM - Melting Pot, Poughkeepsie Galleria

         – Ladies night, book signing and give-aways. 4-course fondue dinner AND a cocktail for $35! Visit www.meltingpot.com for more info. Thanks Mike for the invite and treating us ladies so well!

    Thursday, January 13, 7:00 PM – The Book Cove in Pawling, NY

         – Girls night book signing, interview and discussion. Tasty treats will be served! Thanks Tara and Teresa for having me – looking forward to it! www.pawlingbookcove.com

    Saturday, January 15, 1:00 PM – Barnes and Noble, Route 9, Poughkeepsie

         – Book signing – Thanks Charles for making this happen! www.barnesandnoble.com

    Sunday, January 16, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

         – New Year, New You hosted by Tonia at Art of Dressing. Continental breakfast, champage, lunch and terrific speakers for only $35! For more info and to register, visit www.ArtofDressing.net

    Thursday, January 20, 6:00 PM – Cosimo's Restaurant and Trattoria, Poughkeepsie

         – Official book launch!! Woohoo!!! Cash bar and passed hors d'ouevres – Thanks Carlo!! www.cosimospoughkeepsie.com

    Join us for another FUN event for a good cause. Come on out Saturday, October 9 in Beacon for the Stiletto Stampede – a co-ed high-heeled race to raise money for the Forget U Cancer Fund. The event begins at 1:30pm. Happy Bitch shirts will be available for sale with 50% of the profits going to the fund, so come on out and get your Happy Bitch on! For more information, go to www.forgetucancer.org.

    Happy Bitches LOVE to give back. Come on out for the Take On Fashion VIP Runway Show to benefit the Prevent Cancer Fund.

    Where? Echo Boutique, 470 Main Street, Beacon, NY

    When? Saturday, September 18 from 6:30 to Midnight 

    What's the scoop? Event begins at 6:30pm. Runway fashion show begins at 7:00pm. Wine, beer, signature martini, appetizers and a SWAG bag. Can you believe only $10 per person???

    Main Street will be shut down for this fabulous fund raiser. Runway show goes from inside the boutique and out into the street. (Only 200 tickets will be sold for indoor access to the event and food and drink.)

    How do I get tickets? Visit Echo Boutique or Moxie Salon at 544 Main Street. You can also purchase tickets on line at www.NowThatsMoxie.com.

    I will be there with Happy Bitch shirts and will donate 50% of the profits to the Prevent Cancer Fund.

    Get tickets today! Only 200 passes available.

     

    The Happy Bitch martini is coming! here!!

     

    What a fun night! The Happy Bitches came out in force (along with some fabulous guys) to taste and cast their votes for the new Happy Bitch martini. Cosimo's Trattoria took amazing care of all of us, keeping the final four cocktails poured for everyone to taste. All votes tallied and the winner was drink #4.

    Oh, you want to know what's in it? OK, here's the winning recipe: 

    2 parts raspberry vodka

    1 part amaretto

    2 parts cranberry juice

    generous squeeze of fresh lime

    garnished with 2 almonds

    We really wanted this martini to represent what a Happy Bitch is about. She's strong, yet sweet. She's pretty in pink and a little nutty. And here's the best part:the 2 almonds are a must, because a Happy Bitch has a set of nuts! Gotta love it!

    Thanks to Leslie Stoddard (mixxtress.com) for submitting the winner. Shake this baby good on ice to get it nice and cold and frothy for the best visual effect and taste. And according to Leslie, you should say "Ooh la la!" as you pour your glass of Happy. I'm game.

    Thanks again to Carlo Citera at Cosimo's as well as Joann and Michelle (the kick-butt bar tenders) for taking such good care of us. Thanks to Bob Miller at Mix 97.7 for having me on his morning show on Wednesday and for plugging this blog and the tasting. Big thanks to the Poughkeepsie Journal for hooking me up with Bob. And a thank you in advance to Kim Hart and Cablevision.

    Check out the slide show on YouTube from the night of the tasting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzR_bH4g_MU