Hey! Covid-19 world! Who’s tired of being stuck in their homes? Who has put on the now infamous Covid 15? Who is counting down the days till our “new normal” can start but SO thankful to be alive and healthy? Me. Me. & Me. Like most everyone else, I have been trying out new recipes but sadly failing.. ( I am an awful cook ) .. then my love, Carolina Rodman ( aka Nosh Citizen ) came in and saved the day. The stunning Le Cordon Bleu trained mother of almost two babies is my new favorite when it comes to Instagram foodies. Ask my husband… my chicken cutlet is legit and he’s from NJ so he knows a chicken cutlet.
Since we are bringing back this little blog of ours, I knew Carolina was one we wanted to feature. She is stunning inside and out, knows her *ish and is constantly updating her social media and blog with incredible treats that are sure to wow you and your family during these stuck at home times. My family seems to think my drinking is getting a little out of control and to that I say – get ready for an incredible margarita recipe which I will be enjoying today because its CINCO de MAYO and you can go …. you know what!!!!!
Transforming your wardrobe is essential as we transition into one of the hottest seasons of the year. If you’ve got a wardrobe that mixes all your seasons together, you’ll suddenly find yourself staring at it and spending forever trying to find the right outfit. With that in mind, here are some tips to transform your wardrobe for the summer.
Do A Clear Out
A clear out is an essential part of making your wardrobe feel and look better. When you’ve got worn out clothes that are no longer benefiting you, it’s hard to get rid of them when they’re mixed in with all your new clothes. A good method to do this is by taking out every single item of clothing that you own and going through each piece in detail. Try it on, look at yourself in the mirror, and see if it still fits properly or there are any rips or holes. Anything that has clearly aged, no matter how much you love it, has got to go! Once you’ve gone through everything, you can either sell these clothes, give them to charity or recycle them if they’re no longer wearable.
In an ideal world, people would get out of bed in the morning with a spring in their step, knowing that they have a bright and sunny day ahead of them, doing what they want to do. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality. For most people, jobs are something that they have to do to get money. They’re not always living their best life possible.
That’s why employers have to be so careful when managing their employees. It’s not enough to line people up, tell them what to do, and then leave them to get on with it. People need to feel as if they individually make a difference. If they don’t, it’s a recipe for dissatisfaction and disengagement.
Right now, we’re living through something of a job malaise epidemic. Data suggest that only around 29 percent of millennials are actively engaged in the work that they do, with baby boomers and generation X not far in front.
When we heard that there was such a thing as a “Vintage Rug Curator”, we immediately wanted to know more. Thats where Nicki, owner extraordinaire of Heir Looms, comes in. With over a decade of experience working with interior designers and a love for good design, Nicki is gaining a name for herself in the Persian and Turkish rug industry. Her background in antique textiles blends well with her passion for styling and design. “I enjoy teaching about a rug as much as I enjoy seeing how it pulls a room together.” Located in the uber hip area of West Palm Beach, Florida, Nicki has become THE go to rug dealer for all local designers.
If you are on the hunt for a delicious cocktail, you will have plenty of options to choose from, but one that we will know and love is Gin & Tonic. This classic cocktail is well known all over the world, with many bars putting their own spin on things by incorporating fruit garnishes and special tonics.
The History Of Gin & Tonic
The drink itself may be a simple one, using only a few ingredients, however, the history is long, complex and filled with intrigue. Dr. Sylvius de Bouve invented gin in Holland during the 16th century. It was actually prescribed as a treatment for poor circulation at the time. Slowly gin made its way to the UK where it became the drink of choice, largely because it was cheap in cost. The popularity of this drink boomed, it is thought that Londoners consumed more than 11 million gallons of gin on a yearly basis by 1750.
Now you know a little bit more about the origins of gin, but what about its combination with tonic? This occurred when Brits began to make their way to India after the British colonisation of the country in 1857. Due to the tropical climate and the long sea journeys, they suffered from malaria and scurvy. They used Gin & Tonic to cure this. Tonic was heavily infused with guanine. Guanine is an extract from the South American cinchona tree. And, South America is one place where you can get a great G&T! It is started making inroads into Latin America in the past five years, with people incorporating some alcohol tasting when they plan the best South America tour. The bark of Guanine was able to stop chills. However, back then Tonic water had a taste that was harsh and bitter. Thus, tonic provided the cure, whilst gin simply made it easier to swallow.