Instant Holiday Cheer

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 8.31.00 PMNothing has the ability to instantly influence our mood quite like music.   With a short season this year, there’s not a moment to waste-so pick a playlist that fits your mood and start those sleigh bells ringing.

To decorate the house, trim the tree or pop the bubbly, try a little Christmas Cheer or if you need a little warm and fuzzy downtime, settle in for a cup of cocoa or hand-crafted cocktail with our Christmas Fireside playlist.

For more great playlists throughout the year, follow LiveWell_by SLD on Spotify

à la votre (cheers)

fields-of-lavender-brian-jannsenNothing is more glorious than the south of France in the summer-when the lavender is in full bloom and the air is intoxicating. As we celebrate the last official weekend of summer (fall  begins on September 23rd ) we offer our house-made Lavender Martini and our French Se Bon playlist for you to enjoy.

We use the digital music streaming service Spotify to create a variety of playlists to suit our every mood and occasion.  You can create playlists, import your iTunes, follow other users (we recommend LiveWell_bySLD of course!) and access your music from any of your devices.

We have been experimenting with infused simple syrups in the test kitchen all summer and find they add a tremendous, natural elegance to the drinks.  The Lavendar Martini is clean,  slightly mellow and the perfect way to toast the weekend.

combine in an ice-filled shaker:  2 oz gin ⋅ 1 oz  house made lavender simple syrup ⋅ 1 dash of bitters

shake until chilled ⋅ strain into cocktail glass ⋅ add a sprig of lavender ⋅ cue the playlist and savor the moment ⋅ à la voter