Larchmont resident Colleen Mullaney has brought her sense of style to the bar. A former magazine editor and published author, Ms. Mullaney is an expert on all things chic, from crafts to cocktails. Her most recent book, It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, is a global guide to entertaining and includes her collection of 60 recipes for libations served at the hottest spots around the world.
The book will be profiled Tuesday, May 5th at 7 pm as part of the annual “Book and the Cook” series at Plates Restaurant in Larchmont.
“I like to entertain my family and my friends and look forward to sharing my global ideas locally,” said Ms. Mullaney. “I always thought that even the simple things could be made a little special, a little more beautiful, and from that line of thought came the books.” Apparently many agree; after less than a year in print, over 30,000 copies of Ms. Mullanley’s books have been sold in such outlets as Crate & Barrel and Anthropologie.
Ms. Mullaney will be joined at Plates by two other authors for “Three Women of the Bar,” a pre-Mother’s Day event. Sharing the bar will be Arlen Gargalgliano, another mixologist mom from New Rochelle, and Claudia Trupp, a lawyer (that kind of bar!). They will discuss their books while the audience enjoys signature cocktails and light bites from the books.
Arlen Gargagliano’s books, Calypso Coolers and Mambo Mixers, feature cocktails and cooking from the Caribbean and intermix her travel and entertaining experiences.
The lighthearted books will be tempered by Ms. Trupp’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes: A mother’s Tale of Law and Disorder, which was released on April 14th and has been chosen as a book of the month club selection. The author, an appellate criminal defense attorney, describes how she balances motherhood and the defense of hardened criminals. Born and raised in Scarsdale, Ms. Trupp now lives in New Jersey with her family.
For reservations or for more information on the event, the books, and the authors, visit platesonthepark.com/events or call 914-834-1244. The event is $25; signed copies of the books will be available for sale.