On a hot Labor Day think cool Cocktails from Snow Leopard Vodka

Can you believe it’s ALREADY Labor Day?! During these last hot days of summer, there is no better cocktail to help celebrate than Snow Leopard Vodka. It’s cool, refreshing and these cocktails will go down oh-so-refreshingly smooth. Are you planning your engagement party this weekend? Why not make one of these your signature cocktail. If you’re not feeling like cooking or are looking for a fun evening out, then you really have to try either Trattoria Il Mulino (36 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003) or Pergola (36 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001) where you can experience the SnowHound and Bright Lotus respectfully there and then re-create it at home.

If you are a vodka lover (like I am) you will truly enjoy Snow Leopard Vodka. So be cool, think cool and have a “snow” kind of Labor Day.

Remember…drink responsibly.

SnowHoundSnowHound
Trattoria Il Mulino (36 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003)
Snow Leopard Vodka
Grapefruit Cordial
Fresh Lemon

BrightLotusBright Lotus
by Scott Fitzgerald at Pergola (36 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001)
2 oz. Snow Leopard
.75 oz. Passionfruit Puree
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Lime Juice
3 drops Creme de Cassis

drinkSnow Leopard Garden

Created by John Christie
1.5 oz. Snow Leopard Vodka
2 oz. fresh watermelon juice
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. agave nectar
.25 oz. elderflower cordial

Glassware: Coupe,  Garnish: Frozen Watermelon Ball

SS5Sparrow Swizzle
Created by Garrett Mikell at Eveleigh in Los Angeles, CA
1.5 oz Snow Leopard
1.5 oz Lavender Lemonade
Build in a collins glass, add crushed ice, swizzle and a lemon twist

JewelAsiaJewel of Asia
1.25oz Snow Leopard Vodka
1oz Lychee Liqueur
1oz Lime Juice
0.5oz Pomegranate Syrup
Top with Champagne
Add ingredients into a rocks glass fill with cubed ice and swizzle garnish with pink grapefruit and serve

HimalayanHimalayan Spritz
1oz Snow leopard Vodka
1oz Aperol
1oz Cherry Brandy OR Maraschino
Top with chilled Prosecco
Add ingredients into a rocks glass fill with cubed ice and stir. Garnish with lemon wheel and cherry then serve.

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David’s Bridal for the holidays

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s no surprise that the biggest party season of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re searching for the perfect NYE dress or need a festive frock for that office holiday party, David’s Bridal has got you covered offering a variety of midnight kiss-worthy frocks and stunning silhouettes!nye

From left to right: Style 56449D, Sleeveless ruched jersey dress with beaded back in Black; $159.00, Style XS5852, Sleeveless v-neck all over beaded blouson dress in Nude; $279.00, Style 141704510, Strapless metallic jacquard dress in Gold; $149.00, Style D1082, High neckline sleeveless beaded dress in Silver; $199.00 & Style 26B6204TQ1, Cap sleeve bodice dress with tulle skirt in Gold; $89.00

 

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From left to right: Style D927, Sleeveless scallop beaded short dress in Navy; $189.00, Style141703090, Long sleeve all over sequin dress in Black; $199.00, Style 141704390, Metallic jacquard halter party dress in Black/Gold; $49.99, Style S267420,  Sleeveless sequin dress with illusion neckline in Black/Nude; $49.99 & Style S257476, Sleeveless chiffon dress with beaded neckline in Silver; $89.00

 

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From left to right: Style JHDM6795, Sleeveless polka dot dress with ribbon tie in Black/Nude; $169.00, StyleF15703, Sleeveless faille dress with beaded neckline in Apple; $149.00, Style JH4M4409, Long ruched sleeve blouson dress in Taupe; $99.00, Style F15103, Strapless satin short dress with pleating in Apple; $99.00 & Style W10184, Short strapless contrast corded lace dress in Mercury; $149.00

 

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Top row: Style SBGOWN, Blue by Betsey Johnson high heel peep toe pump in Silver; $129.50, Style SBTOSS, Blue by Betsey Johnson multi bow t-strap sandal in Gold; $69.00 & Style Valentine, Mary Jane platform in Black; $79.50

Bottom row: Style LETTER, La Regale shimmer envelope clutch in Gold; $39.50, Style DAZZLE, Sasha crystal embellished clutch with knuckle rings in Silver; $49.50 & Style TAJ, Asymmetrical beaded handbag in Taupe; $49.50

Holiday Gift Guide: Hanukkah edition

I can’t imagine the amount of planning that goes into 8 days of gifts. I know folks that start preparing almost as soon as it’s over for the next year. Well…here are a few items that are on the list for 2014 to help you celebrate Hanukkah sweetly and stylishly.

Yes, everyone needs a Candleschitck women’s Pullover Hanukkah”, you can find this and tons of other cute things at www.geltfiend.com

I love these goodies. The “Snowflake Gift Tower” by Cheryl is delish and a great house gift. There’s a cookie for everyone. www.qvc.com

Once you start…you can’t stop with the “Mashuga Nuts”. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. www.bloomingdales.com

These Blue and White Snowflake Pretzels are sure to be a hit. www.crateandbarrel.com

These Retro Israeli Map Coasters are awesome. There is a lot to learn and a great conservation starter. Shop.thejewishmuseum.org

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Come on and rock your pride during the holiday with this snazzy headband. www.partycity.com

This is one of the most beautiful dreidels I’ve ever seen. Created by Yair Emanuel, the colors and detail are exquisite and of course…it’s a great game! For the adults in the house how about a “Keep Calm and Eat Latkes” serving plate. Both are available at http://www.traditionsjewishgifts.com

No matter where you celebrate…celebrate your family and life.  Happy Holidays!

Wine Wednesday: Belevedere Valentine’s Day kiss

Belvedere will get your party started or make your romantic night, more romantic.  Belvedere in any of their flavor will make your Valentine’s Day, night, one to remember.

Raspberry Chocolate Kiss
3 muddled raspberries.
2 1/2oz Belvedere Vodka
1/2 oz creme de cocoa
1/2 mint infused simple syrup
Splash cranberry juice

Chocolate graham cracker crust rim
Garnish with 1 Hershey Kiss at bottom of martini glass

Girls Night

Italian Love Affair – Add a bite to your Spritz and enjoy this cocktail with your best gal pals.

30 ml Belvedere Pink Grapefruit

20 ml Aperol

Top Chandon

 

Combine all ingredients in a wine glass over ice and gentle stir. Garnish with a pink grapefruit twist.


Night on the Town

Express Your Love – Enjoy this delightful after dinner drink with your special sweetie.

50 ml Belvedere Vodka

20 ml chilled espresso

20 ml vanilla infused simple syrup

Dash cream

 

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupette. Garnish with 3 espresso beans.

 

First Date

Valentine‘s Martini Pour Deux – Make the first date memorable with this classic Belvedere Martini.

120 ml Belvedere Vodka

20 ml Dolin Dry

 

Combine ingredients in large mixing glass and stir over ice until very cold. Strain equal parts mixture into two chilled mini martini glasses and pour remaining liquid into a mini carafe. Keep carafe on ice and garnish martinis with an olive each.


Cozy at Home

Cupid’s Champagne Potion –  Toast to your love and celebrate the good times with this festive sparkling cocktail!

30 ml Belvedere Vodka

30 ml peach puree

Top Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label

 

Combine Belvedere and peach puree in a tin and shake with ice. Fine strain into a chilled flute and top with Veuve Clicquot.

 

Guys Night

Unfiltered on the Rocks – Guys night out? No problem choosing, Belvedere on the rocks it is!

50 ml Belvedere Unfiltered

1 large black olive

 

Pour Belvedere Unfiltered over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a large black olive.

Invitation for you: Atlantica Wedding Showcase

The upcoming Wedding Showcase aboard Entertainment Cruises’ Atlantica by Bateaux on Sunday, February 9th. Atlantica, an elegant private charter yacht, is not only a fun and unique wedding venue, but effortlessly captures the essence of that special day for the bride and groom!

This complimentary event includes hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, ship tours and stunning skyline views!  We hope you will share this invitation with your readers. It’s the perfect opportunity to let them know about an ultimate, breathtaking wedding on the water. To RSVP or for more information, please contact ATLANTICA INFO by February 5th.

When: Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Dockside 1:00pm – 4:00pm

WhereAtlantica at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers
West 23rd Street
New York, NY

This complimentary event features:
Ship tours | Refreshments | Preferred vendors onsite | Meet and greet with wedding team

 

Make your own chocolate kit for DIY holiday fun

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, boxes of chocolate line store shelves. The day after Christmas, stores are already thinking about Valentines day.  Well, there’s no need to wait for the holiday to indulge—or to wait for someone to gift them to you. The Make Your Own Chocolate Kit offers a unique, affordable way to make delicious, dark chocolate from scratch, right at home. make-your-own-chocolate-kit-with-contents

Created by the makers of Glee Gum, the Chocolate Kit has high quality, all natural ingredients like Fair Trade and organic cocoa butter and cocoa powder. From a temperature indicator to simple instructions and paper candy liners, everything you need is included. You’ll find an educational story about the history of chocolate, plus a few cacao beans for you to try. You can even add tasty tidbits from your pantry, like miniature marshmallows or scoops of peanut butter, to make each chocolate different. As studies continue to suggest the surprising health benefits of dark chocolate, there’s no better time to try the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit. (SRP $13.95 per kit, available at gift stores nationwide & online at http://gleegum.com/order.htm)

Covergirl and the NFL create a touchdown

cgYour guy loves football and you love him.  How do you keep them both happy during #football season? Be the first to buy the 32 customized #CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss bundles along with instructions to create the logo of his favorite team. The bundles contain two to five colors each and the polishes retail for $5.49.  This just might be the best reason to not bite your nails during those nail-biting tackles on the 2-yard line.  Let’s face it, what girl doesn’t love a manicure?

If you are a die-hard football lover, on select dates, you can get a free fanicure inside the stadium at NFL Style Lounges and outside the stadium at mobile manicure stations on the CoverGirl bus. That’s right, it’s #nailgating time.  I’m sure while one hand is getting NFL-approved…the other will have a cocktail.  Everyone is happy.

Here’s where you can get an official NFL mani:

NFL Style Lounges (nail art for home team):
Atlanta Falcons (9/29), Chicago Bears (10/6), Houston Texans (10/13), Jacksonville Jaguars (10/20), Philadelphia Eagles (10/27), Dallas Cowboys (11/3), New York Giants (11/1P), Denver Broncos (11/17), Arizona Cardinals (11/24), and Tennessee Titans (12/15).

Mobile manicure stations (nail art for home OR away team):
Cincinnati Bengals (9/16), Dallas Cowboys (9/22), New York Giants (10/6), Chicago Bears (10/10), Minnesota Vikings (10/27), New England Patriots (11/3) and Baltimore Ravens (11/10).

GO TEAM!!