Giveaway Alert: Apple Pie, Strawberry Shortcake And Cookie Cups, Oh My!

Take the size of a mini cupcake and insert the indulgence of a delicious baked good and that’s what you get with The Cookie Cups!

Strawberry Shortcake and Hazelnut Swirl cookie cups

Maintaining a a chewy center with the crisp texture of the traditional cookie, [Read more…]

Keep On Track This Winter With Healthy Eating And Vegan Smart

As autumn dwindles down and winter arrives, stay healthy with Vegan Smart shakes — an all-in-one nutritional soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan protein shake specifically created for vegans or those who are considering shifting to a vegan lifestyle.

A favorite of Kristin Bell, Vegan Smart contains a [Read more…]

Get Local: Venture To Branch Ofc In Brooklyn To Improve Your Booze IQ

Started by industry veteran Chris Buckley’s and hosted at his Branch Ofc. cocktail bar in Crown Heights, “Behind The Pine” is a cocktail education series to give denizens of the burgeoning nabe (and beyond) a chance to take a peak around the other side of the bar.

With monthly Saturday afternoon workshops and Monday evening sessions, Buckley, along with some of his industry friends and “bartisanal” [Read more…]

Cîroc Apple Infused Vodka Launches In New York City

This week Cîroc launched the latest addition to its portfolio with Cîroc Apple Infused Vodka in New York City.

In honor of the launch, Cîroc commissioned American performance painter David Garabaldi to share his creative interpretation of the “forbidden fruit” thematic with audiences in New York and Los Angeles.

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Get Sweet And Spicy For Autumn With Patrón XO Café Incendio

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As fall transcends into winter, there is no time like the present to indulge in the most wickedly delicious Patrón XO Café Incendio cocktails. [Read more…]

Frangelico To Giada De Laurentiis, Let’s Dine Al Fresco!

Image Courtesy of Frangelico by Giada De Laurentiis

As the summer hits its last month this August, everyone (besides the state of Florida) is trying to spend as much time as possible outside in the sunshine.

Image Courtesy of Frangelico by Giada De Laurentiis

With that in mind, together with Frangelico, Giada De Laurentiis has shared the recipe for her signature Frangelico cocktail, The Frizzante, as well as some tips on how you can host your own Italian-inspired al fresco dining experience [Read more…]

“Coffee Surpasses Sex As The Ideal Wake-Up Call,” Says Starwood’s Le Meridien

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November marks the launch of Le Méridien’s new year-long campaign, “Inspiration Brewed Here,” designed to enrich and strengthen coffee culture in hotels around the world.

With the appointment of Esther Maasdam, as the Starwood brand’s first ever Global Latte Artist, Le Méridien will rollout 12 destination-inspired lattes. [Read more…]

I’ll Take Some Sriracha With My Cocktail, Please!

Well, this is new and we’re certainly into it: Sriracha + spirits = cocktails!


In some circles, Sriracha has been described as the go-to, must-have, condiment for Millennials and due to Gen-Y’s strong purchasing power and culturally diverse appetites, it was only a matter of time before the Asian-style chili, garlic sauce made it way into a bar near you.

Out in San Diego, one bar in particular, True North Tavern (recipe by Jeffrey Capps), has just added a sriracha cocktail to their adult beverage menu and now you too, can make it at home.

We have all the deets: [Read more…]

Tea Is Good For The Soul, So Have Some Kusmi

A little Kusmi mint tea :)

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis

When I have a bad day, when I want to relax, when I wish to spend time with those I love or even get to know someone new – I enjoy a good cup of tea.

Black. Green. Peppermint. Yerba Mate. Green Pea. Vanilla Rooibos. Masala. Prince Vladimir. Earl Grey. English Breakfast.

I suppose you could say I’m a bit of a connoisseur of specific tastes, like notes are to perfume.

That’s why I like Kusmi Tea. I’ve always been fascinated by the French brand (originally Russian), their sheer elegance and the cool vibe they give off.

Kusmi Tea makes the perfect gift for someone special or for yourself because of its uniqueness, versatility of taste-hues, quality and beautiful packaging. [Read more…]

Live in New York City? Learn to Cook with Asphalt Green Battery Park Culinary Center!

This post is image heavy and EVERYTHING shown was handmade by me and my 3 other classmates at Culinary Boot Camp!

I can bake, but I really can’t cook. Not at all.

You know rice burns, taco shells melt and ummm stuffed tomatoes are more like pure mush.

So when I got the opportunity to take a cooking boot camp class I was all about it.

Culinary Boot Camp at Asphalt Green in Battery Park City is a 3-week class for beginners and semi-experienced cooks alike who want to take their skills to the next level.

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