Cocktail Blogging: Prickly Pear Caipirinha

Last week, I got to have lunch at the new Richard Sandoval restaurant in Santa Monica, Zengo.  While the food menu was lookin' good, the cocktail menu was outstanding!...more

Porny Ads Exploit Brazilian Women to Sell "Exotic" Drink

At this point, it takes a lot to shock me when it comes to using women's naked bodies to sell other products. Yet back in late April, I ripped an ad for Cabana Cachaha Brazilian rum out of the May 5 issue of New York Magazine. The black and white print ad featured a super slim, utterly hairless, totally naked-sans-a-thong-tan -line-and-stilettos woman on lifting her perfect nude ass in the air and arching her back. In small print at the bottom, viewers were promised uncensored photos, footage, and more online. Curious, I headed over, but it wasn't up and running. ...more

The sooner we get over our puritanical views on nudity, the sooner this type of thing will be ...more