Posted By Nora McDougall-Collins on November 6, 2011
GIFT OPTION 1: MOSCOW MULE CARDS
The copper mugs are the first thing you notice about the Moscow Mules from The Hotel Lincoln: that one copper mug amongst everyone else’s glasses of various sizes and shapes. Everyone notices that mug and asks what’s in it, and the conversation begins again! A Moscow Mule recipe includes vodka, ginger beer and lime. Wikipedia says the drink as originated in 1941 and was “popular during the vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s.” So, step back in time at The Hotel Lincoln, because it’s their most popular drink today.
This Computer Gal thinks we should all ask Laurie to sell the mugs, stamped with The Hotel Lincoln logo. I would love to have some for the office! Please make a note to Laurie in the Comments box, if you would be interested in buying a copper Moscow Mule mug!
While the mugs might have to wait until next Christmas, The Hotel Lincoln is putting together Moscow Mule Card packages. For $40.00, you can purchase 10 Moscow Mule gift cards to give your friends, business acquaintances (or yourself) at a 20% savings!
GIFT OPTION 2: GIFT CARDS
Besides the Moscow Mule Cards, The Hotel Lincoln will soon have a new gift card system that will allow you to give a wonderful dinner or weekend get-a-way to your favorite friends and family members.
This is such a great get-away destination. Just yesterday evening, I met two couples with their toddlers getting away from the “big city” of Helena for the weekend. The toddlers charmed the guests while the Dads were out hunting. I met a gentleman from California, who is on a business trip and needed a place to hole up for the weekend. We had a grand chat about computers, since he installs routers and various computer systems. I met a couple who were relaxing before heading to Florida for their annual Santa gig. Their Santa-like personalities gave everyone a big smile, no costumes needed! Last winter, I met a couple taking a breather before calving season. All these folks would appreciate a gift card for The Hotel Lincoln!
GIFT OPTION 3: CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY PARTIES
I’ve been The Computer Gal for many, many years; developing websites by myself and passing new clients on to my students when I had more than I could do. This year, I’ve officially teamed up with some of my students as a group of independent contractors who work together. We’re branding ourselves as the Montana Webmaster Team. They are so much fun and have cheerfully added new work and technologies to their schedules. So, to get away from work and technical issues for a few hours, we are planning our Christmas party at The Hotel Lincoln. But they all have family events in December; so, we are planning our party for January!
Laurie’s Chipotle Ribs are my favorite; so, I would like to get the Team addicted to them too. Laurie and I worked up a menu last night after she finished cooking dinner for all the interesting hotel guests. (It was great to visit with Ellen Mulcare again!) We came up with a great family-style menu of ribs, mashed potatoes, salad, soup, bread and cheesecake! It will be a FEAST! And, Laurie threw in a special room and breakfast rate, if any team members would like to spend the night. Laurie also mentioned that she would be happy to do a whole range of dinners to fit different budgets from Roast Pork Loin with Rhubarb Chutney to Prime Rib!
You can see photos of the Montana Webmaster Team on our new website, which is in process. Every week we spend a couple of hours on site improvements, which every website owner should do, even after the site is launched!