November 27, 2016

Chick Drinks – Easy Drink & Cocktails to serve on the Holiday

Thanks to the Christmas spirit, the merry songs played in public places and the colorful decors, I was able to get out of the rut I’m feeling lately. Though I won’t be joining my family for the Holidays this year (insert sad  emoji), I’m still arranging a small intimate New Year’s Party for my housemates and close friends. The idea of planning a party immediately makes me inspired and gives me that good feeling. The number of attendees might be just a few but still it’s a mixture of drinker (alcohol tolerant) and non-drinker, so I have to think of something nice and ready to drink drinks  to mix with booze to serve on New Year’s Eve.

Theme in mind, here is my suggested drinks to serve on your next party:

For the Non-drinkers

Lorina - can be served straight from the bottle (330ML) just add straw. My personal favourite is the Pink Lemonade, its light and sweet with a slight sour citric bitter edge.

BickFord’s Soda – just add straw and serve, the bottle is cute and chic also!  Instead of serving the usual soda, why not try    Bickford’s Soda, among its four flavors my pick is the Lemon Lime & Bitters, its pink!  

La Croix – who hasn’t heard about this drink yet? Seventeen flavors to choose from, if you have a friend who doesn’t want soda, this may come in handy – its sparkling flavoured water.  

For the Drinkers

If you have any of the 3 suggested drink already, here are ways how to spike them up.

Wine Spritzer – if you choose the Lorina Sparkling Lemonade, mix one part of it to one part white wine. Add frozen grapes (green) for garnish.

Champagne Sparkler – if you’re going for the pink lemonade , mix equal part of Lorina Pink lemonade and champagne, then add frozen strawberry for garnish.

Bickford’s Soda
Vodka Lemon Lime & Bitters – In a tall glass with ice, mix Birckford’s lemon lime and bitters to quarter part vodka, add fresh lemon wedge for garnish.

La Croix

Via Foo&wine

So many possibilities with this drink but I’d like to make our suggestion easy, so below are 2 to 3 ingredients cocktail recipes for your La Croix drink.

Cherry Lime & Vodka - In a tall glass with ice, combine 1 1/2 ounces of vodka and 4 ounces of LaCroix Cherry Lime, stir and garnish with a cherry and a few lime wheels.

Passion Fruit & Rum - Mix 1 ounce of dark rum and 4 ounces of LaCroix Passionfruit in a tall glass with ice.  Garnish with a lime wedge

Gin, Tonic & La Croix - In a tall glass with ice, combine 1 ounce of gin (use a classic Dry), 1 ounce of tonic, and 3 ounces of La Croix Lime. Stir and squeeze and garnish with lime.

Hope this helps, cheers!


November 05, 2016

Diving in to the one piece swimsuit trend

It's not summer I know but who can resist to go on a vacation for a quick city getaway. Destination - a spa resort, and we want to be dressed location appropriate so this means wearing a swimwear.  I'll admit, I'm a bit (more) anxious now to wear bathing suit, after moving to a new country, a part of adjusting and coping means stress eating, thus the weight gain. But this trip has given me a good reason to find the right bathing suit that is comfortable to wear and make me look great too. That being said, so thankful for the revival of the one piece bathing suits. A few years back perceived as the "mom/ old lady swimwear" is now the hottest style on beachwear. Get to know what I pick, and my other one piece swimwear suggestions and where to get them below.  

Black Crochet Open Back Monokini Swimsuit from Maykool @ $24.99 , it also comes in white.

Also from Maykool, green strapless one piece
for $21.99

Blue lace up one piece also for $21.99
Strapless, printed, color blocked or graphic styled – one piece swimwear doesn’t longer mean you’re a serious swimmer or body conscious, there are many styles out there which you can choose that will remind you that maybe 2 piece ones aren't always the best pick.