Cocktails, From My Bar..., The Mrs.
2 oz Gin
Juice + zest of 1 lime
3 oz fresh grapefruit juice
2tbs agavae nectar
In a shaker half filled with ice add the gin, lime zest + juice, grapefruit juice + agavae nectar. SHAKE. Pour into prepared highball and top with a champagne float.
When did your interest in all things fancy begin? August 10th, 1979. There hasn't been a day in my life that I haven't been possessed by my love of all things fancy!
Why do you enjoy writing about letters and/or correspondence? Because it's ladylike + because its FANCY!
What is your favorite step in the process of written correspondence? Probably signing my rather gargantuan and rather flamboyant signature.
If you could be pen pals with anyone in history, to whom would you write and what would you say? Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt - without question. In my fantasy she begins each letter with : "OMG..."
To whom do you most often write? Love letters to Mr. Lilien
Describe the most memorable letter or postcard you have ever received. A wildly amusing ditty from my friend Mr. Adler regarding my gifted urn (aka: my final resting place).
What makes a particular letter stand out from a stack of cards? Fine thick paper and subtle yet extravagant detailing, such as embossing, letter press, color edging. These pieces always get opened first!
Do you have a favorite stamp or stamp series? I'm always a fan of the silver screen actresses of yesteryear. Nothing screams class quite like a little bit of Audrey Hepburn on the upper right hand corner.
What makes your correspondence distinct? Inside of every Mrs. Lilien correspondence that I send, I always sprinkle just a few gold sequins into the envelope for an added touch of glam!
The one etiquette rule you never break: Be a lady in all things - while this is vague, it covers vast no-no's that I find abhorrent.
The quote you live by: "Go big or go home!"