Susan Anton gives the scoop on Spa Girl Cocktails

It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to write a guest column for Robin. So, while Robin is enjoying vino wishes and Tuscan dreams in Italy I have accepted his invitation to “connect” with all of you, his readers, and share with you what’s new and exciting in my life.

I have been working with some extraordinary women who are doing extraordinary things. Women creating new companies, foundations, conferences, products and so much more.

I have been beyond blessed to have been in show business for over 40 years. As I look back I see that for most of those 40 years my business dealings were with men. I have no complaints about that! Many talented, powerful men with great vision and the ability to execute those visions have played an important part in my success. I am forever grateful. But, now I see a new landscape emerging with talented, smart, adventurous and tenacious women leading the way.

They all have one thing in common … passion! Passion is a contagious thing in the best possible way. When you are around it, you believe that anything is possible. Your thoughts and ideas have value and are possible if you are willing to do the work.

My friend and business associate, Karen Haines, is one of these remarkable women. We met five years ago when I was performing in Palm Springs for two months in the “Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.” Since I was going to be living in Palm Springs for an extended stay I knew I wanted to find a Pilates studio for my morning workouts. Karen was a regular at the studio I found, Palm Springs Pilates, and we became friends. One day after class she shared with me that she had created Spa Girl Cocktails, a high-end, all-natural, low-calorie, premium vodka that comes in two refreshing flavors — cucumber and pear.

She asked if I would consider coming on board as the celebrity brand ambassador? Wow, I was completely flattered and very interested. We made a date for me and my husband, Jeff, to come to Karen’s home so she could introduce Spa Girl Cocktails to us.

From the moment, we walked through the doors of Chris and Karen’s stunning, art-filled home I felt that something special was about to happen. I felt as though I had walked through Alice’s looking glass back to a time of hip, colorful fashion, James Bond, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and what it felt like to be with interesting people doing new, exciting and daring things.

One thing I have learned in life is to be available to the magic of the moments. You never know when someone or something new and exciting is going to take your life in a new, unexpected direction. I was on board! I “got it!” Spa Girl Cocktails was a “feeling,” an “experience,” and something brand new.

I joined the Spa Girl team and over these past five years, I have been inspired to watch, first hand, a dream become a reality. There have been endless challenges along the way. Times when the mountain looked too big. A parade of “no’s,” “Not now” and “you don’t have the experience.” You see, a woman in the “spirits” industry is a rarity but Karen has met each one of those hurdles with relentless passion.

It has been an exciting journey to watch Spa Girl Cocktails spread her wings as well as her distribution. Spa Girl Cocktails is now available in the state of California through all BevMo! stores. We are throughout Arizona, and I am thrilled to say, Nevada! Our award-winning Spa Girl Cocktails can be found at all Lees’ Liquor as well as other locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley: Caesars Palace Tower Essentials, Bally’s Signature Wine and Spirits’ LINQ Essentials, Flamingo Promenade and Rio Logo.

For more information, visit Below are some recipes for the summer. Among my favorites is The De Lana is one of my favorites. (My girlfriend in Palm Springs made this recipe for a party. She lives in Lana Turner’s old Palm Springs house.

The De Lana

• 3 oz. Spa Girl Spa Martini

• 1 1/2 oz fresh pureed watermelon

• Fresh lime

• Mint leave garnish

• Shake over ice serve straight up with fresh mint

The Madison

• 3oz. Spa Girl Cocktails Spa Martini

• 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

• 1/2 oz ginger syrup or Domain de Canton

• Fresh mint leaves

Muddle mint with ingredients; shake over ice. Serve straight up garnish with a lemon twist

The Bungalow

• 3 oz Spa Girl Cocktails Pear Martini

• Splash of St-Germain

• Champagne

• Fresh strawberries

Add first two ingredients to a chilled champagne flute with champagne. Garnish with strawberries and serve.

Spa Girl Cocktails captures an irresistibly feminine, yet timeless lifestyle, that’s chic, sexy and always in good taste. The brand radiates our core beliefs: timeless beauty, not trends; passion not conformity; personal relationships not contacts.

I invite you to explore our web site and discover for yourself an exciting new brand that reminds us of the joy of having great girlfriends, fun, laughter and a beautiful cocktail! I hope you will check us out and add us to your summer refreshments. I promise you, you will LOVE our “Girl!”


Be sure to check out our other guest column today (July 14) by actor Kevin Burke who stars in the one-man show “Defending the Caveman” — the only and longest Broadway show still running in Las Vegas since 2007.

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours takes you where the locals go
Donald Contursi talks about Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, which offers walking tours of restaurants on and off Las Vegas Boulevard with food samples and tidbits of history about the places they visit.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Welcomes New Baby Girl!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Welcomes New Baby Girl! The 45-year-old actor posted an adorable photo on Instagram, celebrating his newborn baby girl, Tiana Gia Johnson. Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram This is Johnson’s second daughter with his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian. His oldest daughter, Simone Garcia Johnson, came from his previous marriage. Johnson and Hashian first announced they were expecting another child back in January. Congratulations!!
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Car Show celebrates 21st year
The Stray Cats, Jerry Lee Lewis, Duane Eddy, Elvira and Mitch Polzak make appearances the 21st Annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend car show at the Orleans hotel and casino on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
This "Alice in Wonderland" cocktail changes colors and flavors while you sip
Take a tour of The Underground at The Mob Museum
Prince death investigation coming to an end
Prosecutors in Minnesota plan an announcement Thursday on the two-year investigation into Prince's death from a drug overdose Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. Search warrants unsealed about a year after Prince died showed that authorities searched his home, cellphone records of associates and his email accounts to try to determine how he got the drug. The county attorney has scheduled a morning announcement at which time charges could be filed.
Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
A selection of radio host Art Bell’s most popular shows.
Big Bounce America visits North Las Vegas
Billing itself as "the biggest bounce house in the world," Big Bounce America visits Craig Ranch Regional Park in Las Vegas.
David Copperfield in court after man injured during magic trick
The attorney for a British man who is suing illusionist David Copperfield said his client suffered serious injuries after being called on stage during Copperfield's show at MGM Grand.
Disneyland debuts new foods for Pixar Fest on Friday
Pixar Fest takes place ahead of California Adventure’s Pixar Pier expansion. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sneak Peek at New Decorations, Merch and Parade for Disneyland's Pixar Fest
Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates 20th anniversary season
Orchestra’s 2018-19 season features premiere, more (Carol Cling/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Downtown Las Vegas' newest bar is a reggae lounge
Jammyland serves island-inspired cocktails. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
5 things connecting Las Vegas and Marilyn Monroe
1. Marilyn Monroe, known then as Norma Jeane, obtained her first divorce in Las Vegas at the age of 20 on September 13, 1946. 2. According to some biographers, Monroe lived at 604 S. 3rd Street for four months during the summer of 1946. The house has since been torn down and is now the site of a parking lot. 3. In 1954, Monroe almost married Joe DiMaggio in Las Vegas but the wedding was called off last minute. The wedding was to be held at the Hotel El Rancho Vegas which was located on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. 4. Las Vegas has at least one road dedicated to the star. Marilyn Monroe Avenue is located in east Las Vegas and intersects with Betty Davis Street and Cary Grant Court. 5. There are currently more than 20 Marilyn Monroe impersonators for hire in the Las Vegas Valley.
This boozy milkshake is big enough to share with seven of your best friends
Fiddlestix makes an "8 Man Milkshake" that's packed with alcohol. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Five Chris Stapleton songs you need to hear
D. Michael Evola opened E-String to make New York style pizza
Shamrock Macarons at Morels at Palazzo
Zuma serves a sushi roll topped with 24-karat gold
La Cirque covers their quail and foie gras in real gold
Jean-Georges Steakhouse seves chocolate gold bars
3 ways you can eat gold in Las Vegas
Artist Kathleen Nathan On The Virtues Of Library Galleries
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s art galleries offers artists a more relaxed vibe for showing their work. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada SPCA Competes In Tournament Of Tails
The NSPCA and its mascot cat, Prince, are competing in an online voting challenge for a $5,000 grand prize.
Red carpet at MGM for Dan Reynolds Believer screening
Kats on the red carpet for the VIP screening of "Believer," the documentary by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds about how the Mormon Church treats its LGBTQ members.
Eureka's cocktail comes with a "buzz button" that will shock your taste buds
‘The Sopranos’ Prequel Film Confirmed
‘The Sopranos’ Prequel Film Confirmed Deadline reports that New Line has purchased Chase and Lawrence Konner’s screenplay for their “Sopranos” prequel film. The working title for the prequel is “The Many Saints of Newark.” Chase created the HBO series, which ran for six seasons, and Konner served as a writer. “The Many Saints of Newark” is set during the 1960s riots in the New Jersey city between the African-American and Italian communities. Multiple characters from the series, albeit younger versions, are expected to star in the film. The Sopranos won 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards during its run.
The Big Bounce America is coming to the Las Vegas Valley
The Big Bounce America. (Courtesy Big Bounce America)
The 90th Oscars Were the Least Watched in History
The 90th Oscars Were the Least Watched in History According to The Hollywood Reporter, 26.5 million watched the Oscars, a 20 percent drop from last year. The 26.5 million viewers would be an all-time low for the Oscars. Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. Last year, 32.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the ceremony. The previous low for viewership was 32 million viewers in 2008 when Jon Stewart was host. The Shape of Water picked up an award for Best Picture, while Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand won Best Actor and Actress, respectively.
March First Friday theme is “Think”
First Friday art, culture, music and food event takes place on the first Friday of every month in and around the studios and galleries of the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon)
News Headlines
Local Spotlight
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like