Category Archives: Cocktail



I went to see the new James Bond movie SPECTRE. They should call have just called it 00-tight pants.

00-tight pants

I don’t believe I have ever seen a suit that fitted do so much action and still look so amazing!

My hat’s off to the costume designer Jany Temime,

Jany Temime

but of course the Daniel Craig – James Bond we know and love would be nothing, as far as his sartorial expression, without my all-time favorite suit maker, Tom Ford.


Not only does Tom look spectacular in the suits he designs but he will make you look spectacular too (budget allowing!)

sheree a.k.a. preppybaba

And by the way Tom, if you’re ever looking for a model for one of your ads give me a call. 🙂

Yes! There are suits, but the Spectre Bond also carries on the tradition of the Blouson seen on many of his predecessors. Tom gives us a handsome, all-purpose black one.


I just bought a version (Champion from Target) that will keep me just as warm while I ski the slopes and drink hot-toddies (in truth I don’t ski but I do drink so that’s half the battle right there!)

My Jacket

Though Daniel Craig is not my number one James (that would be Pierce Brosnan – I do like a little, okay a lot, of camp).

Pierce Bronson

Mr. Craig does bring to the franchise everything that a masculine dressing human would want to convey when looking their best.



From the Tom Ford Spectre Collection

I won’t spoil anything for those of you who haven’t yet seen the movie. But I will say it was an enjoyable time.

There are three things that I always love about a Bond movie: the clothes…

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON ProductionsÂ’ action adventure SKYFALL.

the gadgets…


and the cars.


Bond and car

The downside is always the misogyny, which to its credit is less.  And as the search for a new Bond may be eminent I’m going to go ahead and cast my vote!

Idris Elba!

Idris Elba

He would be everything and more!



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Thank You!

Though I sure do love a margarita, there is another splendid drink  that is not only pretty and festive but darn tasty for the holidays.  The Sidecar is a wonderful classic cocktail and I thought rather than give you a turkey recipe (since I hope that turkey is already in the oven, and so do your guests!) I’d give you a spirit recipe to liven up the watching of your favorite football team or  any conversation with friends and family.

I am incredibly grateful to all of you for making this a spectacular first year for PreppyBaba.  I have some of the greatest readers in the whole wide Dandi universe and for that I am thankful.

Have a most spectacular Dandi Thanksgiving!

SIDECAR Ingredients
3/4 ounce Cointreau (or Grand Marnier or triple sec)
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces cognac

Glass Type: cocktail glass
Shaken not stirred.  Rub the rim with lemon and then sugar the rim of your glass.  Add cracked ice  to chill the cocktail, then strain it into the chilled cocktail.

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