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Happy Hour: Elizabeth Taylor

When I was young, my favorite color was purple and I remember being incredibly jealous of Elizabeth Taylor when I learned that she had been born with violet-colored eyes.  I was born with plain old hazel, it hardly seemed fair.  Luckily, a violet, one-shoulder dress with origami pleats can sate my purple addiction.


ABS Allen Schwartz New Violet Dress (Bluefly, $154)

A few years ago, I was sitting in a bar when I heard the woman next to me order an “Elizabeth Taylor.”  Neither I nor the bartender had any idea what she was talking about.  Turns out that you know your an icon when you have a cocktail named after you.

The Elizabeth Taylor

To make an Elizabeth Taylor, pour two tablespoons of Creme de Violette into a champagne glass.  Top with 5 oz of Moet and Chandon, stir lightly to combine. 

It tastes a little like your drinking a bouquet of flowers, but in a good way.


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  1. Terri says:

    lovely…ahhh, Elizabeth Taylor…always fashionably late and knew how to make an entrance. Rest In Peace.

    March 25, 2011/Reply
  2. AGinDC says:

    Thanks Belle! Now I know what to serve at my Elizabeth Taylor memorial movie marathon tomorrow!

    March 25, 2011/Reply
  3. Voulez Vous says:

    Ah, good to see that an exalted aide on the Hill can't even write keep her homonyms straight.

    March 26, 2011/Reply
  4. Voulez Vous says:

    And obviously, I am posting too quickly — either “can't even write” OR “keep her homonyms straight.” Ah well, it is a Friday.

    March 26, 2011/Reply
  5. EG says:

    Good to see anonymous commenters really feel the need to take time out of their day to attack a blogger for typos we all make at some time or another. Seriously? Get over yourself.

    March 26, 2011/Reply
  6. MidwestChic says:

    Elizabeth Taylor is such an icon! This dress reminds me of her so much, and that drink sounds interesting, but I am sure its delicious. Lovely post, Belle!

    Voulez Vous, the rude shot you attempted to make was ruined when you made a typo yourself. You should have deleted it and moved on to the next blogger you're rude to for no reason.

    March 26, 2011/Reply