In the Spotlight: Alie & Georgia


Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are best pals who met via mutual friends outside a tragically hip dive bar in Los Angeles. Fast friends, Alie and Georgia would meet after work, with Alie a staff writer for the LA Times covering nightlife and events, and Georgia a blogger and terrible receptionist. They jokingly drafted plans on a cocktail napkin for a fictitious cocktail abomination called a McNuggetini, and made a farcical how-to video in their best vintage dresses. A viral hit ensued, with coverage in The New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN and Perez Hilton alike.

They went on to helm their first television show for Cooking Channel, Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia, which features the besties going on thrilling adventures, then coming home to throw a party for their friends based on their travels.

They’re currently on-camera contributors for Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets, appeared as themselves on Comedy Central’s Drunk History(don’t tell their parents), and are currently shooting a super-secret new project, which will be announced shortly.

While describing amazingly delicious, unique macarons from DC Patisserie in our Macaron Boxes (, Alie said:

The packaging is gorgeous! It really is like opening up a box of expensive jewelry. I swear I would prefer a guy would get down on one knee with a box of these!” ― Alie & Georgia, Unique Sweets Season 4 Ep. 13, Cooking Channel

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