Monday, March 29, 2010

Seems to be a Problem with Blogger

There seems to be a problem with uploading photos to blogger. Hopefully the problem will be fixed soon, so that I can finish my Spring Shoe series before spring is over :) .

Press Release: Say 'I Do' To Fun Drink Recipes For Bridal Showers

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 29 -- Celebrating the bride begins long before she puts on the white dress and says "I do." The months leading up to the wedding, the most important women in her life -- mom, sisters, family and best girlfriends -- come together to throw a bridal shower. From the invitations to the food and drinks, everything has to be perfect, but doesn't need to cost a fortune. Simple, colorful and delicious mixed drinks can make any bridal shower memorable while staying on a budget.

Seagram's Escapes suggests forgetting the punch bowl and mixing it up. For a delicious twist on traditional party drinks, the hosts can whip up creative cocktails by using Seagram's Escapes flavors as a base, then adding spirits, juices and fresh fruit. Serving drinks in champagne, martini or wine glasses also makes for an extra special bridal shower touch.

Whether you're planning a bridal shower, bachelorette or engagement party, or just a night with the girls, the hosts can impress guests with these easy-to-mix drink recipes:

Blushing Bride (Watermelon Martini drink recipe)

- One 11.2 oz. bottle Seagram's Escapes Jamaican Me Happy
- 4 oz. Watermelon Vodka
- Splash of Lime Juice

1. Mix ingredients and Shake with ice
2. Strain into a chilled martini glass
3. Garnish with a lemon slice

Serves two

Couples' First Kiss (Sparkling Peach Lemonade drink recipe)

- One 11.2 oz. bottle Seagram's Escapes Peach Fuzzy Navel
- 10 oz. Dry Sparkling Wine
- 6 oz. Lemonade

1. Mix ingredients and Serve over ice
2. Garnish with a slice of lemon

Serves three

Honeymoon Horizon (Orange Pineapple Mojito drink recipe)

- One 11.2 oz. bottle Seagram's Escapes Bahama Mama
- 4 oz. White Rum
- 8 oz. Club Soda
- 4 lime wedges
- 6 mint leaves

1. Mix ingredients and Serve over ice
2. Garnish with an orange slice

Serves three

**Hostess Tips:

•Drink recipes can be easily increased to serve more guests by doubling or tripling ingredients.

•For easy serving, create any of the drink recipes above, pour into chilled glasses and set out on a serving tray. Guests can help themselves, while the cocktails serve as a colorful centerpiece at the same time.

•Consider printing out recipe cards with the drink recipes you serve for guests to take home as a bridal shower favor.

For more information and unique drink recipes, visit Become a fan of Seagram's Escapes at To view and subscribe to more news from Seagram's Escapes, visit'sescapes/18968.

About The Genesee Brewery:

The Genesee Brewery, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States. The brewery makes the historic Genesee line of brands, Seagram's Escapes, as well as Dundee Ales and Lagers family of craft brands, which includes the Original Honey Brown Lager. The Genesee Brewing Company also manufactures beer and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages under contracts on behalf of other companies.

Please unwind responsibly.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On Vacation

Sorry about the non-posts this week. Trying to take a little vacation. I'll be back to posting, starting with completing the Spring Shoes posts (there's two left, flip flops and evening), more fashion, food, events and more.

New posts on Monday.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How Was Your St. Patrick's Day?

I didn't go all out like some people (I wonder how they're feeling this morning), I just went out to dinner with a few friends and had an Irish inspired meal of corned beef, cabbage, other veggies and a dessert. The only drink that I had was a candy green apple martini. Wasn't really looking to drink all night. I saw a lot of people falling all night that's for sure. It wasn't just the 20-something crowd getting drunk it was also a lot of the 40+ crowd. It's like they wait all year for that one day to come. I hope they had a lot fun.

Monday, March 15, 2010

What Were They Thinking: Criminal gets a Reality Show on E!

What is our society coming to when an "alleged" robber can have her own reality show? Why do we continue to reward people who do bad thing? If I were one of the celebrities that was robbed by her little group, I would refuse to give E! any exclusive interviews. They certainly weren't taking any of their feelings into account when they continued to film the show.

This just adds to the contious dumbing down of our society, give a fame seeking criminal her own time in the spotlight. I just want to know what were the networks over at E! thinking? Money was probably at the top of the list, I guess.

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What I'm Reading: Sex, Murder and a Double Latte

I started reading "Sex, Murder and a Double Latte" by Kyra Davis over the weekend and I'm already over a 100 pages in which means it's a pretty good read. This is the first in the series and I find the plot and characters to be funny and interesting. It's really hard to put down because I want to know what going to happen next.

About the book:

When a mystery writer cries bloody murder, everyone blames her overactive imagination...

Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccinos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

When a filmmaker friend is brutally murdered in the manner of a death scene in one of his movies, Sophie becomes convinced that a copycat killer is on the loose--and that she's the next target. If she doesn't solve the mystery, her own bestseller will spell out her doom. Cursing her grisly imagination (why, oh, why did she have to pick the ax?), Sophie engages in some real-life gumshoe tactics. The man who swoops in to save her in dark alleys is mysterious new love interest Anatoly Darinsky. Of course, if this were fiction, Anatoly would be her prime suspect....

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Spring Shoes: 4. Flats

1. Peep-toe or Strappy Heels
2. Flat Sandals
3. Wedges or Mules
4. Flats
5. Flip-Flops
6. Evening

4. Flats

With ultra-modern colors and cool details, Flats are an effortless stylish shoe. From basic black to cheerful candy colors, flats can take you from the office to evening (check #6 evening for more flats) or just a laid-back day of shopping.

Women's Mossimo Supply Co. 'Odell Ballet' Flat $12.99 Target

BP. 'Frankie' Flat $59.95 Nordstrom

Melissa 'Campana' Jelly Flat $79.00 Nordstrom

Tory Burch 'Rory' Crochet Flat $235.00 (pre-order) Nordstrom

AE Suede Fringe Moc $29.95 sale American Eagle

Geox 'Donna Lola' Flat $129.95 Nordstrom

Kate Spade 'Bow' Flat $198.00 Nordstrom

Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Wakeisha D'Orsay Flat Sandal $17.99 Target

AE Woven Flat $29.50 American Eagle

Me Too 'Layton' Flat $89.95 Nordstrom

Women's Merona Collection Rosaline Point-Toe Flat $29.99 Target

KORS Michael Kors 'Olympia' Flat $165.00 Nordstrom

Melissa 'Marine' Flat $70.00 Nordstrom
Plastic Mesh

Franco Sarto 'Archer' Flat $89.95 Nordstrom Exclusive

BCBGeneration 'Hit' Flat $78.95 Nordstrom

Rocket Dog Malta Embroidered Flat $44.00

Nine West 'Zelotes' Flat $69.95 Nordstrom

Seychelles 'Sophia' Flat $79.95 Nordstrom

Steve Madden 'Florale' Flat $69.95 Nordstrom

Women's Converse One Star Dance Slip-On Flats $10.48 Target

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beauty Pick: Body Scrubs

It's that time of year again where we spring clean our homes and renew our spaces. Just don't forget a little spring beauty cleaning by refeshing your skin with a body scrub. After buffing away your dull winter skin you'll be left with softer smoother skin for all the spring fashions.

Neutrogena Energizing Sugar Scrub Body Exfoliator $7.99 drugstores

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Scrub in Warm Vanilla Sugar $15.00

Soap & Glory Spa Sugar Crush Body Scrub $16.99 Target

Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub $13.99 Target

100% Pure Organic Pomegrante Body Scrub $22.00

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Spring Shoes: 3. Wedges and Mules

1. Peep-toe or Strappy Heels
2. Flat Sandals
3. Wedges or Mules
4. Flats
5. Flip-Flops
6. Evening

3. Wedges or Mules

Wedges and Espadrilles are a springtime staple, now with attention getting details, prints and textures in either a low or high heel. A good thing is you can wear your wedges or espadrilles to the office just make sure they are sleek and sophisticated.

Mules (slides) are not just for Peg Bundy, you will find that they can give you a sophisticated, casual or sexy feel depending on the style. They will look great with jeans or summer dresses.

Sexy Mule $29.00 Frederick's of Hollywood

Restricted 'Daydream' Wedge Sandal $50.00

Enzo Angiolini 'McGavin' Wedge Sandal $89.00

BCBGeneration 'Tempa' Sandal $78.95 Nordstrom

Sam Edelman 'Kasi' Wedge Sandal $148.95 Nordstrom

Nine West 'Linkit' Sandal $99.95 pre-order Nordstrom Exclusive

Seychelles 'Joan' Wedge Sandal $89.95 Nordstrom

Steve Madden 'Cerpent' Espadrille Sandal $79.95 Nordstrom

AE Eyelet Wedge $39.50

AE Geometric Wedge $49.50

Athena Alexander 'Raft' Wedge Sandal $99.95 Nordstrom

Steve Madden 'Wavverly' Sandal $99.95 Nordstrom

Fioni Khloe Studded Slide $24.99 Payless

BP 'Melina' Sandal $59.95 Nordstrom

Jeffrey Campbell 'Cannon 2' Wedge Sandal $99.95 Nordstrom

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Palm Beach' Sandal $97.95 Nordstrom

Onex 'Ice' Sandal $86.95 Nordstrom

Nine West 'Venn' Wedge Sandal $79.00

Moschino Cheap & Chic 'Cash' Wedge Sandal $345.00

Athena Alexander 'Benny' Slide $79.95 Nordstrom

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