you enjoy these pictures from the first LUPEC meeting, themed "Cocktails
Parisienne." The first photo provides an excellent example of the
type of setting each hostess is responsible for creating for her guests.
On the table you will see clues to the theme -- note especially the
carefully chosen (and displayed) music, the flags, and of course, the
appetizers -- petit fours (recipe located in the meeting minutes, a
PDF file that can be accessed here).
is a second photo from the meeting. The drinks that we tasted can be viewed
from the "cocktails"
is legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf and the scandalous Josephine
Baker. OK-so it's a great photo of La Piaf and "La Blonde Negresse,"
a drink reputedly created in honor of the Lady of The Banana Dance."
Mlle. Piaf looks appropriately awed.
loves Paris AND we love La Blonde Parisienne, a drink so powerful it
makes the Eiffel Tower look like some cheap, plastic party favor.
France, it is called "Décolletage"
"Wow!" says Whiskey Daisy, "Loreal Lipstick DOES smell
like those red tablets you chewed in elementary school to see if you
had plaque on your teeth!"
that evening's secretary, exhibits an almost Anais Nin fashion flair,
perfectly appropriate for the evening.
La La! La Squirrel Rose Fatale!
Daisy representing Classy French Broads of the 50s. Note fishnet stockings.
Miller stopped by to pawn Anais' typewriter and stayed long enough to
take this photo. Notice the flushed faces of the happy women who have
discovered that, whatever Paris has, it CAN be bottled after all!
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