June 2017

  • 7 Simple Tips for Hosting a Cocktail Party

    I believe that the cocktail party has changed since I started hosting them 10-ish years ago.  Cocktail parties went from an event with great food and cocktails, to an event that is simply Pinterest/ Instagram ready. I always think that layout, the look and feel are important.  I feel that often times people are so worried about it looking “perfect” that they forgo the quality of the food and the drinks. While I do work on the aesthetics of the party, I will never forgo the experience of the party, like the ambience, music, cocktails and food. I believe that hosting a cocktail party is an art and a great host will take care of everything and make his or her guests feel welcome and comfortable. I learned how to host cocktail party from my sister-in-law. She is the consummate host and has legendary Halloween parties in New York every year,… Read More

  • Spending the Day in Venice Beach

    Los Angeles is synonymous with summer … living in the Hollywood Hills means sometimes you just need to add the beach to the equation. One of my favorite day trips is Venice Beach. It’s got a flavor all its own and only 30 minutes away …when there’s no traffic (which is never) … or 2 hours when the I10 is bumper to bumper. Nevertheless its always worth the trip. Here are a few of the sights I like to hit to get the very most out of my visit. Let me know your favorites in the comments below. First stop (after searching for parking) is a great latte or cup of coffee, I love Menotti’s.  I was strolling around checking out the little beach shops one morning when I smelled the delicious aroma of coffee in the air. I followed my nose and ended up at Menotti’s. It’s a small, charming… Read More

  • Simple and Delicious Rose Sangria

    Rose sangria is synonymous with summer for me.   That’s why I love to make this easy and tasty summer drink every summer.  It’s always a hit.  Specifically it reminds me of summers spent on Shelter Island, New York with my husband.  We spent many summers there and loved to go to the Sunset Beach Hotel.  They had a vineyard on the property and made their own rosè wine, called “Sunset Beach Rosé André Balazs” that would be used in the sangria and it was always delicious.  Since then I’ve been trying to re-create the sangria. The key ingredient in this Rosè Sangria is peach nectar, it really adds that extra bit of something special. I hope you like this recipe!  If you try it out please let me know in the comment below or use #livingwithclaire on Instagram.   To learn how to make the sangria, please check out… Read More

  • Santa Ynez Wine Country Guide- Top 16 Places to Hit

    There are so many Santa Ynez Wineries to choose from, so on this particular trip I decided to do some research on new Santa Ynez Wineries and restaurants to visit. Here are my findings... Read More

About Me

Hi! I'm Claire Bahn.  Thank you so much for checking out my blog.  I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Online Profile Pros and a lifestyle blogger.  I love to cook, travel, try new beauty products and basically live life to its fullest. Read More

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