Are you looking for the perfect cocktail for your Oscar party this Sunday? During the Sundance Film Festival I was lucky enough to speak with one of the West Coast Brand Ambassadors for Grey Goose and he showed me how to make one of their newest cocktails, the Grey Goose VX Martini Exceptionelle. Below is a video explaining a little about the Grey Goose VX and directions on how to make this exceptional martini.
Have you tried Grey Goose VX yet?
2.5 oz. Grey Goose VX
Spray of honey water
Garnish or skewer of frozen grapes
Rinse absinthe in glass, stir VX over ice and strain in martini glass, spray honey water into glass and garnish with frozen grapes peach slice or no garnish at all.
The Oscars are less than a week away and while I have been making my predictions on who will take home the prize I have also been thinking about the actors who have been nominated multiple times, but have yet to receive the golden statue. Below is a list of 10 talented actors who have had many nominations, but no wins yet.
Who do you hope will win the Academy Award for best actor and actress this year?
Glenn Close: 6 nominations for The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons and Albert Nobbs
Amy Adams: 5 nominations for Junebug, Doubt, The Master, The Fighter and American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio: 5 nominations for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant
Annette Bening: 4 nominations for The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia and the Kids Are All Right
Joaquin Phoenix: 3 nominations for Gladiator, Walk the Line and The Master
Tom Cruise: 3 nominations for Born On The Fourth Of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia
Michelle Pfeiffer: 3 nominations for Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Love Field
Johnny Depp: 3 nominations for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Edward Norton: 3 nominations for Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman
Sigourney Weaver: 3 nominations for Alien, Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist
Michelle Williams: 3 nominations for Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine and My Week With Marilyn
Robert Downey Jr: 2 nominations for Chaplin and Tropic Thunder
Helena Bonham Carter: 2 nominations for The Wings of the Dove and The King’s Speech
The Academy Awards are this Sunday, so I thought to post a quote from one of my favorite costume designers, Edith Head. Edith Head was born in 1897 and won a record of 8 Academy Awards for Costume Design! Many of the stars she dressed adored her designs so much they asked her to design pieces for them off set as well. Edith Head worked with Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda and so many more.
Do you like to watch movies from the 40’s and 50’s?
I love a great documentary especially when it is about fashion. The First Monday in May is a new fashion documentary about what goes into organizing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibit and the Met Gala. Andrew Rossi, the filmmaker behind the popular Vogue documentary, The September Issue follows Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, the curator for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andrew Bolton and the Director of Special Projects at Conde Nast, Sylvana Ward Durrett as they plan the 2015 exhibition and gala, “China:Through the Looking Glass”. The trailer for the film is below and it is set to open the Tribeca Film Festival this year.