Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sundays Are For Self-Care

Not to get all Chicken-Soup-For-The-Soul here, but self-care is important. And as I'm approaching my quarter-life year on this Earth, I am realizing that more and more. Now my ideal self-care would involve me sipping Frosé, in a tub full of roses and essential oils, while getting a scalp massage and watching The Real Housewives.
But since that's not always feasible, a hot cup of green tea and chilling in my robe post-shower will do. One of my favorite and budget friendly ways to spruce me up is simply using a new decadent body wash or body butter. You could read a good book, give yourself a pedicure, or binge watch junk TV - whatever your vice for self-care is, carve out the time to do so. With all that's going on in this crazy world, we need to be self-serving sometimes. 


How are you taking care of yourself this Sunday?




Saturday, July 16, 2016

Getränk with Studio Kraut Bohemian Bar and Kitchen


Studio Kraut is a foodie's dream. Not only are their dishes visually stunning, but they taste even better. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, what used to be Pounds and Ounces has transformed from bougie brunch to boozy (laid-back) brunch.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Three Ways to Celebrate National Mojito Day

While many credit the original Mojito recipe to Sir Francis Drake in Cuba, there is overwhelming evidence that the cocktail was actually invented by Africans working in the sugar cane fields in the region. In fact, the cocktail name actually comes from the African word mojo, meaning "little spell." This National Mojito Day, STARR Rum and The Same Paige Co. invite you to raise a glass to the Mojito’s muddled history and celebrate with these recipes from STARR Rum, which is proudly distilled in Mauritius in the Southeast Coast of Africa.

FOR BEGINNERS

STARR Mojito (Optional to make “Skinny” only 60 calories | 0 sugar | 0 carbs)
2 ounces of Starr Rum
1 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice
1 ounce of Refined Sugar (2 packets of sugar substitute for sugar & carb free)
1 ounce of Soda Water
10 Fresh Mint Leaves


FOR THE SEASONED BARTENDER

Mo-Pho-Jito (Created by Jerry Garbus)
2 ounces of Starr Rum
3/4 ounces of Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 ounces of Lime-Mint Simple Syrup
1 ounce of Coriander-Honey Gastrique
6 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Lime Wedge
1 Ripped Lime Leaf

FOR GROUP ENTERTAINING

Watermelon Mojito - (makes 6 drinks - 1 bottle makes 2 pitchers!)
12 ounces of Starr Rum
6 slices of Fresh Watermelon (without rind)
3 Limes (juiced)
30 Fresh Mint Leaves

Whether toasting at home, on a rooftop or with friends, Starr Rum wishes you a happy National Mojito Day!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Embrace Beautiful Beer Cocktails for Summertime Sipping

Photo Credit - Andrew Kist
It's summer, it's Friday - you know what to do...

Have a cocktail of course! Now I love me a hot toddy in the blistering cold temps but dining al fresco or rooftop with a cold libation in my hand gets me every time. So at bars across New York City, creative bartenders are harnessing the hoppy goodness of beer to balance out craft cocktails on their menus and serving up new ways to enjoy a nice cold one. Below are some delicious beer options that will hit the spot this summer whether you are a hardcore beer enthusiast or just looking for a tasty twist on your favorite brew.  Post-work, post-gym, post-brunch, post-anything, these are the cocktails you need to try for the summer.

Anything Goze - created by Pamela Wiznitzer (Trademark Taste & Grind - 38 West 36th Street) 
  • Goze Beer 
  • Spring 44 Gin
  • Campari 
  • Pamplemousse
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Grapefruit Garnish