Today's HAUTE HOSTESS Guilty Pleasure
5SummerCocktails

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

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zenapt

It’s the new year, and it’s time for a new space! But let’s face it: most of us aren’t moving, so to gear up for 2014 and some positive vibes in your home, why don’t you consider rearranging some things around? We promise it’ll feel refreshing – and you might fall in love with your apartment all over again. Get... CONTINUE READING 15

nyefeat

by Marcus Scott Times are tough, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer the siege of the sads because you can’t afford to have a good time. Why go out when you can bring the party to you? BYOB parties are trendy — have been sense parties existed, really—and fun! You can either go chic or cheap: either way, its... CONTINUE READING 7

charitablegifts

by Andrea Woroch It seems like the chaos surrounding the holiday shopping season started way too early this year. With holiday advertisements in September and Thanksgiving Day store openings, this season’s festivities seem especially commercialized. That’s why I’ve found myself gravitating towards gifts that support charitable giving. Inspired by a recent article highlighting unique gifts that fund causes and communities,... CONTINUE READING 9

DIYgifts

by Joann Vaglica They say this time of year is more about giving than receiving and nowadays, all the rage is about DIY gifts. And if you're like some of us, sometimes finding something special and original for your BFF of x-amount of years can be really tough (seriously, what else can we give them?). We're presenting a two-fer solution: hop... CONTINUE READING 9

wreath

by Joann Vaglica At first glance, it doesn’t look that easy to make a homemade wreath, right? Well, we’ve picked out five DIY (do it yourself) holiday wreaths that are so simple to make, we’ll have you second-guessing if you should start making or continue buying those beautiful wreaths displayed in the store. We suggest you keep the spirit alive this... CONTINUE READING 7

stockings

by Courtney A. Leiva If you’re still on the hunt for some inexpensive, and not to mention amazing stocking stuffers, we've got your back with these 10 options perfect for any beauty blogging junkie. From pretty polishes to super-nourishing hand creams, check out our absolute favorite must-haves below! 1. Ahava Bright & Merry Ornaments Give the beauties in your life this super affordable... CONTINUE READING 6

girlsinfeat

by Courtney A. Leiva Sure, you and the girls love painting the town red, but when was the last time you and your besties stayed in and planned a super fun girls night? To help you prep for the gossip, cocktails and so much memories, here’s ten of our girls night must-haves for one enjoyable evening. 1. Skinny Girl Prosecco Get the... CONTINUE READING 7

healthycocktails

by Chelsea Hirsch A study done by Tufts University found that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is only one pound – but that one pound accounts for 51 percent of the average annual weight gain. So we did some thinking, and it’s no secret that alcohol contributes to weight gain and the holiday season is synonymous with... CONTINUE READING 8

holiday

by Joann Vaglica Don’t run to your local bakery for dessert this holiday season! Please even the most picky of your guests with some of these different and not-so-traditional desserts that are easy to prepare and can be made right from your own kitchen! Get your apron on, tempt those taste buds, and get ready to whip up some delightful desserts... CONTINUE READING 9

couples

by Courtney A. Leiva If your one-year-anniversary is soon approaching, get some gifting inspiration with these fun and quirky gift ideas, ideal for any kind of couple. From skydiving experiences to funky gifts you won’t forget, check out our favorites below! 1. Blizzerator Great for all the long winter trips you plan to spend together, treat each other to this must-have snow... CONTINUE READING 2