Today's HAUTE HOSTESS Guilty Pleasure

by Roselyn Sebastian One of the best parts of imbibing during the summer is being able to do it alfresco. Chilling by the pool or heading to the beach call for refreshing summer drinks. But nobody wants to spend their time chained to the blender while everyone else is getting their tan on.  So cool off with these easy thirst quenchers. Elderflower Cosmopolitan Ingredients: 1/4 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry 1/2 part Triple Sec 2 parts Pineapple Juice 1 part Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice 1/2 part Cruzan® Black Strap Rum Preparation: Build over ice in highball glass. Pour ingredients in order listed and stir until well chilled.... CONTINUE READING 6



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


Need a little something to get you rarin’ and ready to go on Halloween? Invite over a few ghouls and warlocks and whip up a batch of these creepy cocktails before you go haunt the neighborhood. Bleeding Heart Martini Just when you thought a martini was just a martini…this one starts out healthy then bleeds red as you drink it…scary! ... CONTINUE READING 11


by Dominique Fernandez Have you been getting into those ‘light a candle by the bedside and cozy up with a book and a glass of wine’ type of moods lately? We sure have and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to round up our favorite candles for cold weather! Triggering your best holiday memories has never been more affordable... CONTINUE READING 14


by Dominique Fernandez We all know that throughout our working weeks, our eating habits may slip a bit. By that we mean no time to cook, not-so-healthy meals, and expensive ones at that. However, what if we told you that there really are delicious and healthy meals you can quickly prepare for under $10? With the recipes below, you’ll be saving... CONTINUE READING 16


by Dominique Fernandez Love ice cream? Love pumpkin? What if we told you that you can actually, very simply, make your own pumpkin ice cream at home?! It is inexpensive, quick, and will surely have you wanting to make more. If you’re hosting a fall-theme get together, throwing a Halloween party, cooking for your hot date, or just staying in and... CONTINUE READING 12