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Boardwalk Empire Yacht Party

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Michael Killmer, Templeton Rye Brand Manager and Brand Ambassador for Chicago, teamed up with HBO and LivingSocial for the Exclusive Boardwalk Empire Season Two Yacht Party in Chicago on Sunday, September 25. The cruise was a ticketed event by LivingSocial with 160 people in attendance.

Fashioned in their finest 1920s-inspired attire, the patrons hopped aboard the Prohibition era cruise to celebrate the return of the Boardwalk Empire series. The luxury yacht from Kanan Cruises was decked out in roaring twenties style with Templeton Rye décor and barrels. As they set sail from Navy Pier, patrons had the chance to participate in a variety of mob-friendly activities. The three-hour yacht party included blackjack instruction in the gambling parlor, cigar-rolling lessons, appetizers, whiskey tastings, a Templeton Rye Manhattan cocktail demonstration and an exclusive sneak peek of the Season 2 premiere.

Patrons were invited to partake in a whiskey tasting where they sipped on samples of Templeton Rye, along with three bourbons, including Woodford Reserve, Bulliet and Buffalo Trace. After the whiskey tasting and education and a viewing of the Boardwalk Empire trailer, they visited Michael Killmer at the Templeton Rye Manhattan demo station (all product provided by Kanan Cruises), where he taught them the history and proper procedure for making the Templeton Manhattan and gave them the opportunity to make their own.

Here are a few photos from the event.

Dress the part for your Boardwalk Empire viewing party

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

We’ve got you covered from your cloche adorned head to your wing tip toes in this edition of our “Boardwalk Empire” viewing party series, featuring fashion tips to help you celebrate the return of “Boardwalk Empire” in 1920s style.

Be sure to download our exclusive Templeton Rye-inspired viewing party kit and check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration and ideas for Prohibition era fashion, food and cocktail recipes. You can also pick up some iconic flapper and dapper gangster fashion tips from Des Moines fashion blogger Lacy Brunnette on LacyBrunnette.com.

Fashion ideas courtesy of Juliet DeRose and Jen Abrams, Stylist, JenAbrams.com

The Female Look
The 1920s were all about rebellion. So use this opportunity to let loose and break the rules of
fashion. Start off with a sexy ultra-feminine dress. Think lace, chiffon, sequins and fringe. Don’t shy
away from bold jewel tones and warm reds and purples! Then, make it your own by incorporating
flirty accessories like bangles, statement cocktail rings, fingerless gloves and maybe even a cloche
hat. Keep your make-up understated except for a dramatic bold lip. Add vampy red nails and you’re
ready to dance all night… among other things.

Complete Looks
Click the images below to visit polyvore.com and find out how to get these 1920s-inspired complete looks.

Option #1: Try this sleeveless silk-chiffon dress with rhinestone and beaded scoop neck, asymmetrical tiers with beaded fringe at shirttail hem, allover bead accents and tiny pintucks by Haute Hippie. “Flapper Dress” found at 25park.com.

Option #2: Try this chiffon dress, hand-beaded detail, fully lined blush dress by Haute Hippie. “Trish Rose Flapper Dress” found at 25park.com.


From left to right, top row: Art deco 14k silver diamond accent cocktail ring, jcpenney.com; Max and Chloe Necklace, maxandchloe.com; Earrings charmandchain.com, ASOS Origami Pleated Deco Clip On Earrings asos.com; Belfry Tara Floral Bow Cloche, hatsinthebelfry.com; bottom row: Venezia Gondola Clutch, jillmilan.com; Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio NARS, narscosmetics.com; ASOS Black Beaded Deco Clutch, asos.com.

The Male Look
There’s nothing sexier than a man in a suit. Channel your inner Nucky Thompson and make a powerful
statement with a fitted suit. Leave those tired gray and black ones in the closet and experiment with different hues and patterns. Don’t over think the styling; a crisp white shirt is always appropriate and always a fashion “do.” Coordinate your tie and pocket square to complement the suit. Perhaps a deep red or gold paired with a navy suit? Finally, every proper man needs an exceptional timepiece so incorporate a classic wristwatch or vintage-inspired pocket watch.

Men’s Suit

Ludlow two-button suit jacket with double-vented back in cashmere, J. Crew


Ermenegildo Zegna textured paisley tie in burgundy, Neiman Marcus

Pocket Watch

Relic two-toned pocket watch, JC Penney

“Boardwalk Empire” returns on Sunday, September 25 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Food ideas for your Boardwalk Empire viewing party

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

If you’re a fan of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” you know that booze and chow had major cameos throughout the first season. Now that you’ve got your Prohibition era libations in order, it’s time to focus on the culinary entertainment for your “Boardwalk Empire” viewing party.

When it came to entertaining in the 1920s, food dishes were simple yet classy, such as a perfectly chopped Caesar salad or dainty and delightful finger sandwiches. Below are a few ideas and recipes for some easy-to-prep, 1920s-inspired dishes to serve up on premiere night.

Americans had a sweet tooth and a well-developed sense of ordered creativity in the 1920s, which translated into fruit cocktails, pineapple upside-down cake and Jell-O molds. Try this no-hassle recipe for Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake via BettyCrocker.com.

Image via flickr kimberlykv

Finger sandwiches were very popular in the 1920s due to the invention of sliced bread. Try one (or all) of these five delicious finger sandwich recipes via myrecipes.com.

Image via flickr kattekrab

The Caesar salad was first created in 1924 by Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, Mexico. The salad became a family favorite and fashionable among celebrities, increasing the popularity of salads in general. With the basic ingredients of lettuce, parmesan and croutons, dressed with garlic, lemon, egg, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce, this dish is easy to prepare and a refreshing combo with your finger sandwiches. Impress your guests with this classic Caesar salad recipe by Lynn Lewis via allrecipes.com.

Image via flickr VirtualErn

Check out our exclusive Templeton Rye-inspired “Boardwalk Empire” viewing party kit here for more ideas and inspiration for Prohibition Era food, fashion and cocktails. Boardwalk Empire returns on Sunday, September 25 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Cocktail recipes for your Boardwalk Empire viewing party

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

To celebrate the season premiere of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” on Sunday, September 25, we created this exclusive Templeton Rye-inspired “Boardwalk Empire” viewing party guide, complete with all the essentials you need to plan and host your own 1920s-inspired get-together. Whether you’re dressing the part in your finest flapper or gangster attire, cooking up your favorite era-appropriate food, or serving up 1920s-inspired cocktails to keep your guests abuzz during the season premiere, we’ve got you covered.

No party is complete without a signature cocktail, and we all know that Nucky’s favorite spirit was rye whiskey, so we asked a few of our favorite mixologists to help us create three 1920s-inspired Templeton Rye cocktails for you to enjoy while watching the season premiere.

Hello, Holy Rollers!
Creator: Joshua Pearson, Head Bartender at Sepia
2 oz. Templeton Rye
¾ oz. Barolo Chinato
¾ oz. Dry White Port
½ oz. Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake ingredients in cocktail shaker.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Templeton Typewriter
Creator: Kris Von Dopek, Libations Program Manager at Duchamp Libations
2 oz. Templeton Rye
1 oz. Tawny Port
½ oz. Real Maple Syrup
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Build in a mixing glass and stir.
Strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.

The Nucky
Creator: Eric Hay, Wirtz Beverage Illinois
1 and ½ oz. Templeton Rye
1 oz. Cherry Herring Liqueur
½ oz. Luxardo Bitter Liqueur or Campari
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
¼oz. Fresh Orange Juice
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: 2 Luxardo cherries skewered

Build all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake hard for 8-10 seconds.
Double strain into a double old fashioned glass with fresh ice.

Stay tuned for more “Boardwalk Empire” viewing party how-to tips, ideas and inspiration. Next up, era-appropriate food dishes to prep for your party.

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