Today's HAUTE HOSTESS Guilty Pleasure

by Megan Greene Did you know over 20 million Americans have diabetes, and nearly 5 million are not aware that they have this disease? Considering that October is National Diabetes Month, we've decided to share a few healthy desserts for those with diabetes. Check out our list of the tastiest diabetic friendly desserts. Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu You will need: 1 tsp espresso powder 1⁄2 cup boiling water 2 tbsp coffee liqueur or brandy (optional) 1 tsp  sugar 1 cup light ricotta cheese 1 cup low-fat yogurt 1⁄4 cup of  icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1  oz of semi-sweet dark chocolate Ready in 25 mintues Baked Almond-Stuffed Peaches You will need: 5 dried apricot halves, finely... CONTINUE READING 6



by Dominique Fernandez At some point in our lives, we'll all most likely be hosting our very first Thanksgiving. Scary, huh? It's the ultimate family-gathering and food-loving feast of the year, that we all practically crave once November comes around, but the process that leads up to the feast is a whole other story. Whether you’re... CONTINUE READING 15


by Dominique Fernandez Working out… some of us love it so much that we crave it, but most of us might actually dread it, right? No shame in admitting that, ladies! Getting sweaty while giving it your all at the gym or outdoors is obviously hard, but definitely worth it. We understand that sometimes you may get... CONTINUE READING 0


by Dominique Fernandez What are two things that will instantly make you feel better when the temperature starts to decline, and you start feeling the cold? A warmth inducing drink and something sweet, of course! Well, here at Shecky’s, we know the perfect remedy for these craves. A 2-1 remedy, to be exact. Dessert cocktails! It’s a known fact that alcohol... CONTINUE READING 12


While liquor, wine, and champagne are wonderful boozy alternatives to beer, we’ve got to admit that beer is making a comeback. A huge one. There’s a beer for every taste palate and seasonal flavors certainly reel us in, so what’s not to love? And with the holidays around the corner, loved ones are sure to ask about gift-exchanges. So, we’ve... CONTINUE READING 3


Got a chocolate fix? Sometimes we just have to stop buying those candy bars (is it just us, or are they getting more and more expensive?) and start making them ourselves. If you’re worried they won’t be the same, try these incredibly similar recipes to test it out yourself. Who knows, maybe you’ll even like them better than the original! 1.... CONTINUE READING 9


Spending money so close to the holidays can be daunting, especially if we've got lots of gifts to buy. In fact, not even Black Friday and Cyber Monday can help us save some cash. But no worries – we've got you covered. Decorating for winter is still totally doable. Here's some budget-friendly and cost effective deco tips for us girls... CONTINUE READING 7


Are you a sucker? That is, do you fall for all those seasonal flavors that hits markets every single year? Whether you're buying a peppermint latte or splurging on pumpkin-flavored- anything for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then you know you want to try these fall pie recipes. They're our favorite. And who knows, maybe they'll be staples for your dinner... CONTINUE READING 2

Dia de los Muertos

- by Dominique Fernandez Día de los Muertos! Ever heard of that? Well, some of you might know this as ‘Day of the Dead.’ It is indeed a Mexican holiday, widely celebrated throughout the entire world, that takes place November 1st and 2nd, a.k.a. right after Halloween. Although this holiday’s main focus is to gather with your friends... CONTINUE READING 11

Beyond the Pumpkin - 5 Fun Fall Recipes

When we think of fall we think of pumpkins. In fact, we find pumpkin everything everywhere: Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, every farmer’s market, grocery store and restaurant. Meanwhile, there are a multitude of flavors that also characterize fall: apples, cinnamon, squash, pears, maple and sweet potatoes are but a few. Here are a few recipes to get you out of the... CONTINUE READING 8

Best Haunted Houses and Events

NYC’s Best Haunted Houses and Events Everyone loves fall. Apple cider, pumpkin pie, crunchy colorful leaves under foot and Halloween! If Jason doesn’t scare you and you’re nonplussed by black cats crossing your path, take an alternative route to getting your goose bumps and adrenaline fix by braving a haunted house. 1. 1. Nightmare Killers 2 September 27th - November 2nd,... CONTINUE READING 9