Today's HAUTE HOSTESS Guilty Pleasure
5 Pretty Pancake

By Bianca Logrono Breakfast is undoubtedly one of the best meals of the day. It’s also been called the most important meal of the day. So what better way to start your day than with pancakes? We’ve got some pretty pancake recipes so good that you’ll want to have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and your midnight snack. Bon appétit. Fluffy Champagne Pancakes The bubbles of champagne makes for some really fluffy, puffy, and perfect pancakes. Topped with a smashed strawberry syrups these pancakes aren't just pretty - they're pretty tasty. What You’ll Need Pancakes 2 large eggs 1 cup lowfat buttermilk 2 tablespoon canola oil 1½ cups... CONTINUE READING 16



by Ariel Leconte If you’re one of those drinkers who combs the liquor aisle for the section with all the zany flavors then this article is most definitely for you! Did you know that you can create your very own flavored alcohol at home? I know, your brain may have just exploded at the thought of a... CONTINUE READING 9


by Ariel Leconte We know you've heard of this before - the at-home spa party. We just can't help but remind you of it, at a time when our wallets are looking THIN and there's still so much girl time left to cram in before summer's over! For the girlfriends who enjoy an afternoon of mani-pedis, there is nothing more wonderful... CONTINUE READING 17


by Cass Daubenspeck Just as we'll watch any movie with J-Law or Helen Mirren, we'll inevitably repin from the boards of a few select pinners every day. If you're looking for inspiration on all levels - spiritual, creative - in the kitchen, in the bedroom (for decorating, of course) - you can put the magazines away and just follow these ladies,... CONTINUE READING 11


by Ariel Leconte Looking for an excuse to have a party night with your friends? It’s summer and when there's an open weekend, it must be your turn to host. Check out these 3 perfect party ideas we’ve lined up for the next hot months. It’s A Circus In Here Every kid loves the circus, but the thrill of the three rings bring out... CONTINUE READING 11


by Ariel Leconte It’s late at night, you’re having an awful sweet tooth and nothing in the fridge or cupboard is going to do it. Let's face it, you know this story oh too well, sometimes you just want a treat and you don't want to bake, or go buy a box of cookies, so what... CONTINUE READING 8


by Ariel Leconte So she's finally tying the knot! The problem is, what do you give your girlfriend for her engagement that's meaningful but not too over the top? Well here are some ideas (to avoid the cheesy options). Make A Time Capsule Document milestones in the couple’s relationship and find mementos for each moment! You could try a newspaper clipping from the... CONTINUE READING 3


One dessert we thought was a goner is now back on grocery shelves, and we've got some unexpected recipes to celebrate. First off, let us explain. The Twinkie, made by Hostess, was once a slightly heavy snack with a spongy texture and a sweet white cream in the center, popularly found in the hands of “the fat kid” in children’s movies.... CONTINUE READING 8


Summer is not an oven-friendly time of year, so as it gets warmer we feel less inclined to cook at home. But since woman cannot live on takeout alone, here are some ideas to keep yourself full, on budget, and cool in the hot summer sun! -Ariel Leconte Beer Can Chicken by Budget Savvy Diva This recipe is... CONTINUE READING 2

Best Wines under 10

Craving a nice glass of vino but don’t want to shell out a lot of green? No problemo! With any of these wines under $10, enjoy a delicious taste and save some mullah for dessert. - Courtney Leiva 1. Casa Larga Vineyards Dry Rose 2011 Love a good glass of rose? Try a bottle of this budget-friendly blend rich in notes of... CONTINUE READING 12


You'll be living life and pursuing happiness all weekend, so naturally that includes cocktails. We think it's best to stick to classics, or whatever's red, white and blue, so here are some recipes for you as you're hanging out by the pool (or else the King of England wins). If you're starting the celebration early, this brunch-friendly spritzer calls for freshly... CONTINUE READING 13