Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Friday Fab Finds


Fall TV Shows

With fall comes the new season or bunch of new shows to watch.  Below are the ones I am most excited about.

  1. Dexter
  2. Homeland
  3. The Vampire Diaries
  4. The Office
  5. Gossip Girl
  6. Law & Order: SVU
  7. Modern Family
  8. Elementary
  9. The New Normal
  10. Hart of Dixie
  11. Beauty and the Beast
  12. Go On

Thursday Treat


Low-Cal Cocktails

I am not much of a drinker but occasionally I will have a chilled glass of martini or two. But soon realized that these cocktails are loaded with calories so I decided to find some low-cal alternatives and thought I share. These are all delicious and have some health benefits without that after taste of guilt, just the way I like it, enjoy!!

All of these are 200 calories or less

1. Blueberry Julep

Blueberries helps decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes.

1 1 oz bourbon
1/4 cup fresh blueberries muddled with 1 wedge of lemon and 1 tsp brown sugar + 2–4 oz seltzer

Combine all ingredients and serve over ice in a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a blueberry skewer.

2. Green Tea-ni

Drinking green tea can lower cholesterol, fight bad breath, and reduce body weight, and may even ward off cancer

1 1/2 oz gin
4 oz brewed and chilled (or bottled) green tea
2 tsp honey

Shake all ingredients in a shaker, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

3. Kiwi Daiquiri

Kiwi packs a dose of fiber, which helps you stay fuller longer

1 1/2 oz white rum
1 kiwi, peeled and quartered
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp lime zest
2 1/2 tsp agave nectar
1 cup crushed ice

Puree all ingredients in a blender. Serve in a chilled rocks glass and garnish with a kiwi slice.

4. Thyme Lemonade

The scent of lemon is a mood booster

1 1/2 oz limoncello
5 sprigs fresh thyme muddled with 1 wheel of lemon
4 oz seltzer

Shake everything but seltzer in a shaker. Pour over ice, top with seltzer, and garnish with a lemon wheel and thyme sprig.

5. Hibiscus Margarita

Research has found that hibiscus tea may naturally lower blood pressure

1 1/2 oz tequila
4 oz brewed and cooled hibiscus tea (or try a bottle like The Republic of Tea Natural Hibiscus Iced Tea)
1 tsp agave nectar

Shake all ingredients in a shaker, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Rub an orange peel around the glass’s rim, then use as garnish.

6. Nectarine-Basil Vodka Collins

Basil has been shown to lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels

1 1/2 oz Square One Basil organic vodka
1 wedge of lemon muddled with 3 slices of nectarine and 1 tsp agave nectar
2–4 oz seltzer

Combine ingredients in a chilled collins glass. Serve with ice and garnish with a nectarine slice.

7. When in doubt or feel too lazy to make yourself a cocktail, have a glass of champagne, it’s only 83 calories per serving; I like Moët Rose.

Photos: &

Monday Madness


Mad about Ikat!!! Yes, I am completely in love with Ikat print. I like the repetition of the pattern and its a great alternative to wearing florals or stripes (though floral Ikat print is available). This print not only looks good in clothes, it’s looks great on shoes and home decorating items like lamp shades, cups/plates and pillows. It comes in various colors and if you are wearing it, then it easily goes from day to night. See how Katie Holmes and Khloe K. wears it casually during the day and Kristen Bell and Rachel Zoe dresses it up for night. Finally, our first lady shows us how to wear it for work. Below are some Ikat print items that you can get for yourself.


Ikat pillows
Ikat kitchen items
Ikat lampshade

Express Ikat dress
Topshop dress

Ikat shoes
Ikat pur


This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.

The forecast for 11427 by WP Wunderground