Two more months of winter...sigh..well if I can't escape physically, this mixture of eggnog and a classic rum punch will help me escape mentally as I envision myself on a Caribbean beach...I wonder if this is really going to work?
2 oz Cruzan Single-Barrel Rum
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1/2 oz lime juice, freshly pressed
1 oz grapefruit juice, freshly pressed
1/2 oz simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
1 small egg white
Edible silver flake for garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously for six seconds without ice. Add ice and shake again for six more seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible silver flake.
I need some support for my shoe addiction...maybe I will find it at "Shoe Obsession” the latest exhibit brought to you by The Museum at FIT in New York. This 150-piece collection showcases contemporary footwear from brands like Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia and more. Now instead of buying them...I can stand around and admire them for free!
Source: Fashion Institute of Technology
Since it's too cold to lay out at the beach, I am focusing on building my beach wardrobe for the warmer months. I love this DIY bleach tie die for my shorts...they are my fave cover up, and what boho girl doesn't like tie die! I can't wait to see what creative pieces you create! Surfs up (soon)!
Supplies: Denim shorts, 2 buckets, bleach, hanger
1. Fold your shorts in half, then clip onto the hanger.
2. Fill your bucket with bleach, then dip the shorts directly down. Be careful not to touch the side of the bucket. If you need to push the bottom down into the bleach use a plastic gloved hand. Hold for 3 minutes.
3. Next I hung over another bucket (filled halfway with water) for 30 min. Then dunked the bottom of the shorts in the water to rinse out the bleach. Let dry.
4. The color bleach may take an hour or so of drying to reach the final color (my jeans looked ombre at first). To get the bleach smell out, wash in a machine separately in cold water.
Saint Laurent marches in with a new name and a new collection. The fashion world was rocked when Yves Saint Laurent, an iconic name in fashion announced they were all about Saint Laurent...the new name of the fashion house. The newest collection rocked the runway...and is sure to rock any fashion soldier’s closet!
Hot & spiked! This recipe for Spiced Apple Cider will warm the coldest of nights...21 and older please...unless you omit the Brandy!
Spiced Apple Cider
1 gallon apple cider, preferably fresh (the darker the better)
1 tablespoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
Brandy, Calvados (apple brandy), or bourbon (optional)
Combine cider, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a large pot. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Bring spiced cider just to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook just below a simmer until flavors meld, about 1 hour.
Strain cider through a sieve into another pot or heatproof punch bowl; discard solids in sieve. Add brandy to taste, if using. Ladle hot spiced cider into cups.
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Sigh...Winter...My least favorite time of year...no flip flops, no beach...no surfing...Unless you make a trip to Florida's hottest city...Miami. Now Miami has more to offer than just beaches, with some restaurants that will excite the foodie in all of us. Check them out here...
Images: Adeline Ramos