Best Rum Punch Recipe

As always, I am yearning for Jamaica...thinking of the coolness, the sun,
the beautiful beaches and the good vibes. If I can't be there at least I can
close my eyes and pretend and so can you...this recipe will take you
straight to the islands...I made it for a party at my house and was super
well received...

Step 1

Pirates and sailors, who were no stranger to the Caribbean, are said to have
created this unique melding of East Indian and West Indian culture. The word
"punch" is said to originate with the Hindi word "panch", which means
"five". An easy way to remember the proper proportions for a rum punch is
this poem: One of sour / Two of sweet / Three of strong / and Four of weak

Step 2

In a large punch bowl, combine:
3/4 a bottle of Appleton Dark Jamaican Rum
1/2 bottle of Wray & Nephew White Jamaican Rum
1/2 bottle of strawberry syrup or 3/4 bottle of grenadine
1/2 can of pineapple juice
Fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice to taste
Water & Ice to taste

Step 3

Try cutting up tropical fruit to float in your bowl. You can cut the fruit
to garnish glasses, or use the classic umbrella or palm tree cocktail glass
accents. For those who are very bold and/or seeking a truly authentic punch,
add a handful of pimento seeds!


As I sit here in smokin' hot Miami, I am reminded that yes indeed I do love
some winter sometimes. In New York, it was always a testament of wills to
put up with the weather...but living in Soho when those first flakes fell
was pure heaven- until it all turned black and soppy that is. These photos
by the amazing Rinze Van Brug ( tell the
story beautifully and capture the magic (and sometimes misery) that an NYC
snowfall can bring.


Check out the work of Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel and their epic
bacchanalian mind fuck paintings. Orgitastic.

Tommy Ton you are genius...

I am loving the photoblogging of Tommy Ton...maybe even a bit more than the
Sartorialist. Just super engaging slices of fashion life from the mean
streets of Manhattan and beyond...look there for inspiration,
interpretation, and revelation from the street types. I almost feel like
Mizrahi ripped him off for his Liz Claiborne advertising, which I think is
inspired, but feel a lot like this "real" stuff:

My First Posterous Post

Afternoon, everyone...welcome to my blog. These musings will cover culture
at large with an emphasis on fashion, art, pop culture, style, music, you
name it. Just stuff I like basically. And of course stuff I don't like. For
today, let's meditate on this insane Cartier ring. I swear if I could have
this I would never ask for another damn thing.