Saturday Sips at Six with Dianne Buckley

Itā€™s Saturday Sips at Six and if šŸŽ¶ Buona Natale means Merry Christmas to you! šŸŽ¶ Then Holy Cannoli – means you should make room for two! Ā 

So this yearā€™s Christmas Eve libations will surely mean some standing ovations – well maybe if I sing (lip sync) one of my favorite Christmas songs while handing them out! Ā 

Buona Natale sung by Nat King Cole has made me all kinds of festive since forever it seems – and even though Iā€™m not really the least bit Italian, I am at Christmastime!!! Ā An Italian feast has always been part of our family holiday celebration and December 24, 2018 will most definitely include this white as snow, tastes just like cannoli filling concoction.Ā 

Since Iā€™m choosing not to cook this year – the Cioppino will be from Pazzo Pamodoro at Belmont Chase. Their Zuppa di Pesce Della Costiera Amalfitana is as delectable as it sounds and their cannolis are a very sweet treat! Ā  I will, however, prepare something for everyone to wrap up the night – Holy Cannoli Cocktails and Christmas Carols for sure!!!Ā 

Holy Cannoli CocktailĀ 

2 oz. GodivaĀ® White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Grey GooseĀ® Vodka
1/2 oz. PalliniĀ® Limoncello Liqueur
1/2 oz. Licor 43Ā® Spanish Liqueur
Add ice, GodivaĀ®, Grey GooseĀ®, PalliniĀ® and Licor 43Ā® in a mixing tin – shake, strain, pour, repeat – and enjoy! šŸŒ²Ā 


Dianne Buckley

A Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia native, Dianne graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Maryland. Her varied development, event planning and writing experience includes: working as a Production Assistant for an Advertising Agency in Virginia Beach; Director of Development for a Private Academy in Maryland; and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for a Law School in Washington, DC. As founder & owner of STAGED ENVYĀ®, a Boutique Professional Home Staging & Interior Decorating Studio, Dianne creates stylish spaces for homeowners who are preparing to list their home for sale, or live in it more beautifully. Sheā€™s an Accredited Staging ProfessionalĀ®, ASPĀ® and a Certified Interior DecoratorĀ® CIDĀ® who knows that great decor is in the details and requires a curated approach. She has staged and decorated small event spaces, offices and residences ranging from cozy condos to fine homes. Attracted by the ā€œBest in Classā€ attitude of Loudoun County Residents, she moved with her family from Washington DC to Leesburg in 2010 and has never looked back. Her favorite pastime is spending time on the weekends relaxing around Loudoun with her husband and her Black Lab Kaya, chatting with her three daughters and Curating Signature Cocktails and Vignettes for Intimate Occasions.

Saturday Sips at Six with Dianne Buckley

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