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Labor Day Weekend Giveaway!

Giveaway Time!

Hello Felecia // Simply Adventurous // Aspiring Socialite // A Caffeinated Brunette // A Pop of Pink // Unbelievably Human

This week I have partnered with some amazing bloggers to bring you a FABULOUS giveaway during Labor Day Weekend. The giveaway will run from August 31, 2014 through September 10, 2014. One lucky winner will receive:

  • $25 Target Gift Card
  • $25 Starbucks Gift Card
  • Ad Spot on Hello Felecia (one month)
  • Ad Spot on A Caffeinated Brunette (one month)

It only takes ONE entry to win, so what are you waiting for? ENTER BELOW!

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Cocoa Beach Florida

Beach Summer

After Disneyworld, we spent the day in Cocoa Beach, Florida among white sand beaches and palm trees. The ocean water was the warmest I’ve ever been in and the poolside bar had great happy hour specials.

Funny story: When I tried to order to a veggie patty sandwich at a Cocoa Beach Subway, the people behind the counter asked “What’s a veggie patty?” I guess they only have meat in the south!

Summer Day Girl

Cocoa Beach Florida

Palm Trees

Florida Beach Vacation

Pool Cocoa Beach Florida

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Disneyworld!

Disneyworld Magic Kingdom

I just got back from an amazing trip to Disneyworld with my boyfriend Ian and his family. I’d been to Disneyworld twice as a kid, but this time I got to relive my childhood and my love for the Disney Princesses through new eyes. The first day at Epcot, I learned that you’re never too old to stand in line to meet Disney characters. One of the highlights was meeting Aladdin and Jasmine in Morocco. Aladdin kept calling my camera a genie. By night, Magic Kingdom came alive with its fireworks show and parade. Seeing Cinderella’s castle lit up never ceases to inspire me.

For those of you planning a visit, here are a few key tips. It’s best to visit Magic Kingdom when the sun goes down and the kids have gone to bed because you can pretty much get on any ride you want. At Animal Kingdom, it was great to go on the safari ride then cool off on Kali River Rapids (just be ready to get wet). Lastly, always wear sneakers. I wouldn’t have made it to so many parks without my Skechers Go Walk shoes.

Many thanks to the Schwab family for making me a part of their magical vacation!

Disney Fireworks

Aladdin

magic lamp

Epcot

Disney Princess

Disney Parks

Disney Boardwalk

Disney ships

Downtown Disney

Flamingos

Disney Cinderella

Cinderella Evil Stepsister

Cinderella

Prince Charming

Tinkerbelle Peter Pan

Cinderella's Castle

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City Gardens

gardening

I’ve never understood gardening as a hobby. I just can’t seem to fathom why someone would touch dirt on purpose even with gloves. However, as I began paying more attention to detail on my walks through the city, I realized the beauty of the small urban garden. Suddenly, the floral colors began to jump out at me and I started to look forward to passing familiar flowers and watching them bloom throughout the season. These are just a few of my favorite city gardens found in my neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen along with Meatpacking and the Upper East Side.

Would I consider gardening now? I think not. I prefer when other people do it.

flower gardens

Flowers

Flowers Gardens

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Van Gogh Vodka Lemonade Cocktails

Van Gogh Vodka

According to The Cocktail Guru, lemonade cocktails are so hot right now. After sipping them at Van Gogh Vodka’s Lemonade Social, I couldn’t agree more. Bittersweet lemonade cocktails are perfect for summer or whenever you feel like a quick refresh. Plus, they’re super pretty.

So without further ado, here are a few simple lemonade cocktail recipes by The Cocktail Guru made with some of my favorite Van Gogh Vodka flavors. Extra points if you serve them in a mason jar. Using natural ingredients such as organic lemonade and fruit can help you avoid hangovers. So get out your mixer and drink up!

The Brazilian

2 oz. Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry
4 oz. Pink lemonade
Add ingredients to a rocks glass with ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Van Gogh Melonade

1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Melon
3 oz. Pink lemonade
Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a thinly sliced lemon wheel.

Pomegranate Serenade

2 oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate
3 oz. Lemonade
Pour ingredients into a rocks glass with ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

cocktails

Lemons fruit

berries

Summer Drinks

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