Drinks by the Pool Edition: Cocktails at Le Carmen

To celebrate the release of the debut chick lit novel Cocktails at Le Carmen, by Isabelle Andover,  my publisher Simon & Fig is hosting a virtual cocktail party today! Big congrats to Isabelle on her big day and if you are looking for a great book to add to your summer reading list, this is The One.

I’ve decided to celebrate cocktail hour in my favorite way:  Poolside.


This weekend kicks of the summer season and if there’s one thing Los Angeles is really exceptional at it’ s the Poolside Cocktail Party.  This is probably  my favorite type of cocktail party, because it’s often OK to show up in shorts and flip-flops and it’s also acceptable to lay on an inflatable doughnut hole all day, while enjoying a pretty cocktail. Nothing better.


If you happen to be in Los Angeles this summer, check out this great post by Thrillist.com that goes over all the best hotels in the area where you can sit by the pool, enjoy a fun drink and read a good book!

For more information on Cocktails at Le Carmen, please visit: www.simonandfig.com  



When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean-Luc, is just the start of it. Factor in her bridezilla of a sister’s wedding (the hottest event of the year in the Saddler family’s social calendar), an unexpected session of hot, naked yoga, a slightly psychotic stalker, and one incredible kiss at an infamous Montmartre nightspot, and Chloe can say au revoir to her old, safe London life and bonjour to the romance, splendour, and glamour of Paris.