Today's HAUTE HOSTESS Guilty Pleasure
8 Low CalorieFeature

by Megan Greene Everyone deserves a nice cocktail every now and then, right? Unfortunately, most of  our favorite alcoholic beverages aren't too kind to our waistline. So, that's why we're sharing a few cocktails that'll make your happy hour a little bit healthier. Check out our list of  the best 8 low-calorie cocktail recipes that are all tasty and less than 200 calories. Bourbon Grape Crush Enjoy this fruity cocktail at movie night with the girls. Just add ice, bourbon, agave and lemon juice. What you'll need: 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes 6 large mint leaves, plus more for garnish 3/4 cup crushed ice 1 oz. bourbon 2 teaspoons raw agave 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (170 Calories) Sweet'N Low... CONTINUE READING 6

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Everyone knows about the classic chocolate dipped pretzels, right? Well, sometimes we want something a little more! Here's a few super simple recipes to try for those of us who love savory snacks! 1. Salted Caramels Those who want to experiment at making candy can try these salted caramels. It's the perfect, bite-sized treat! 2. Beer & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies For a twist... CONTINUE READING 12

healthysnacks2014

by Courtney A. Leiva If you are on the hunt for healthier grub for 2014 (trust us, we know all about those New Year's resolutions), then do we have some options for you. For guiltless and allergy-friendly snacks galore, here’s 10 healthy snack ideas. 1. Nocciolata Hazelnut Chocolate Spread Chocolate lovers rejoice with this decadent chocolate and hazelnut spread! It's  great to... CONTINUE READING 17

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