I recently spent a girl’s weekend in Asheville, North Carolina. Three ladies and myself went to Asheville to celebrate my birthday. These ladies and I have been celebrating our birthdays together for more years than I care to remember. It is common for us to exchange little gifts on our trips. We call them “Sussies.” I must say that I was quite impressed with the Sussies I came up with this year. I am a devoted to Mrs. Lilien’s blog. You must check it out. Mrs. Lilien has written a Cocktail Swatchbook. It is precious. The swatchbook fans out like a paint book full of recipes for cocktails. I wrapped the Swatchbook and a pair of flamingo sunglasses in cellophane. I adorned with some pink and green ribbon and finished it off with 2 pink flamingo cocktail swirls. Needless to say, they were a BIG HIT with my girlfriends.