Valentine’s Day Party Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Looking for fab custom cocktail recipes for your Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day party? Whether you’re having a romantic evening with you’re one and only or watching chick flicks with your girlfriends, it’s always a must to have fancy cocktail recipes on hand. Here are a few cocktails that my friends at Van Gogh Vodka dreamed up for Valentine’s Day.

Pomegranate Sernade Valentine's Day Cocktail

Pomegranate  Serenade

2 oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
3 oz. Pink Lemonade
Pour ingredients into a rocks glass with ice and stir. Garnish with floating raspberries and a squeeze of lemon.

Pom-Punch Valentine's Day Cocktail

Pom-Punch

1 -1/2 oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
Splash of Soda
Sangria Fruit
Place vodka and cranberry juice in a mixing glass with ice. Shake vigorously to chill. Add in cut fruit and shake lightly. Pour mixture into a rocks glass. Add a splash of soda.

Chocolate Almond Kiss Valentine's Day Cocktail

Chocolate Almond Kiss

2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur
1/2 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao
Splash of Cream
Pour vodka, hazelnut liqueur and dark crème de cacao into a rocks glass filled with ice and stir. Top with a splash of cream and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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This Valentine’s Day Make Your Online Dating Life More Like Real Life with the WhoNow Dating App

When I came across the opportunity to review the latest cutting edge dating app just in time for Valentine’s Day, I immediately wondered if I was the right person to review it. After all, I have a serious boyfriend who I’ve been living with for three years. But then it occurred to me that I might just be the perfect person. They say you should never trust a skinny chef. So why should you trust a single person to give you dating advice? Armed with the knowledge I’ve gathered from being in a long committed relationship, I set out to try WhoNow, a dating app that allows you to give and get anonymous feedback from your friends.

WhoNow Dating App Online Dating Tips

Photo by: Zarif Taufiq

One of the biggest problems I had with online dating apps and websites when I was single was that they don’t mirror real life. It often becomes a forced and fake experience that you put a lot of work into, but don’t get a lot out of. That’s why I gave up on dating apps and started going to bars where I didn’t meet anyone either. In real life as on regular social media sites, you’re always getting feedback from and engaging with your friends. However, dating apps have traditionally asked us to go at it alone. That’s where WhoNow is different.

By allowing you to organize your relationships with anonymous comments and feedback from your trusted friends and followers, WhoNow lets your friends do half the work making dating less of a burden and a lot more fun. WhoNow also helps you make better dating decisions by allowing you to use polls, locations and images in post for better advice. Just like in real life getting feedback from friends on anything from finding a date to where you should go on your third date, is fast and simple. You can invite friends to join you on your dating journey using their phone numbers for a fast and secure one way invite. No need to worry about random followers. WhoNow is completely private. Your information will only be shared with the people you invite and comments from your trusted inner circle are 100% private.

With the help of our friends, we can all become better daters and have more fun doing it. So if you’re interested in changing your dating game or getting back into it, WhoNow is available for free download on iOS and Google Play.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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Winter Glamour in Central Park

Bebe Winter Fashion

There’s nothing more glamours than freshly fallen snow in Central Park.  Recently Winter Storm Jonas turned it into a magical winter destination clad in over two feet of snow. When walking through the park the day after the storm, I felt like I was vacationing at a ski resort in Aspen rather than strolling through Midtown Manhattan.

Seeing a beautiful snow-filled Central Park inspired me to put together an outfit worthy of the Aspen slopes. When I saw this Faux Fur Collar Ruana from Bebe I knew I had to have it!  I then paired it with my fav pair of Dark Mid Rise Skinny Jeans from Express, a basic Women’s Camis Best Loved Bra Cami also from Express and a pair of Cougar Boots. The purse is vintage. It was my Mom’s in the 70s.

The necklace is from Rocksbox, a subscription service where a stylist provides you with unlimited jewelry samples for $19 a month. You can buy the pieces you want just by holding onto them and send back what you don’t. It’s basically the Birchbox of jewelry.  Sign up using the code “aspiringsocialitexoxo” and you can get one month free. Renting jewelry is truly the way of the future.

I can’t wait for another big blizzard to hit!

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

Central Park Snow

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Winter Style Fashion Blogger Bebe

 

Rocksbox Bebe

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Super Bowl Style

Super Bowl Sunday

Aside from all of the amazing yoga, barre, aerial yoga, etc. classes that I take almost daily with ClassPass, I’m really not a sporty person. I’ve never had that strong of an interest in watching or playing competitive sports. But when it comes to the Super Bowl, I really get into the game and even more the commercials.

Super Bowl Sunday is also the perfect excuse to reward myself for all those workouts by taking the day off to snack on delicious junk food. No matter what it is you love about the Super Bowl, both sports fans and fashionistas alike need a good game day outfit. For my Super Bowl 50 outfit, I combined this Oversized Sweatshirt from Zara with Rock & Republic Kashmiere Jeggings from Kohl’s and a Vera Bradley Preppy Poly NoSo Tote (Sky Blue) Satchel Handbag. I kind of feel like a high end soccer mom in this outfit. Love it!

P.S. – If you’re interested in joining ClassPass and getting unlimited classes, use my link and we can both save $20. Unlike a gym, there is no yearly commitment and you’ll get the chance to experience a bunch of different studios rather than just one. While classes are unlimited, you only get three per studio per month. It’s a great way to discover new styles of fitness and makes working out a lot more fun.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Valentine’s Day Self-Love Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and whether or not you have special plans with an even more special someone or are a single gal out on the town, the best way to celebrate is by showing yourself a little love.

Valentine's Day Cupcake

By showing yourself some love, I mean treating yourself to something pretty and pink. It doesn’t have to be something big (unless you want it to be) just a little something that says “you’re awesome” like this Kate Spade Be Dazzling Amber Candle or this adorable Bow & Drape ‘I Like You A Latte’ Travel Mug.

If you’re planning a Galentine’s Day celebration, why not do a small gift exchange? Just borrow the classic Yankee Swap from Christmas, treat each other to cute Valentine’s Day themed gifts and you have yourself a party.

Personally, I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing this Valentine’s Day. It’s in the middle of New York Fashion Week and my boyfriend might be getting a root canal the day before. But I will be getting myself a little something, something!

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