With their bright colors and fancy packaging, macarons by far one of the most stylish sweets. So it’s no wonder they’re at almost every fashion event alongside cupcakes and champagne. When I came across the famous Ladurée luxury French bakery on West Broadway, I was hypnotized by the beautiful sweets in the window. Judging from this display, these double-decker macarons that sell at a rate of 15,000 a day, are enough to make any girl feel like they are in the company of Marie Antoinette or Blair Waldorf.
All this bitter cold weather we’ve been having in NYC has me craving an epic Girls’ Night In. When the holidays have just ended and it’s not yet Fashion Week, it seems to call for a few weeks of a more relaxing social calendar filled with sweets and even later brunches. Throughout my recent time spent inside avoiding below freezing temperatures, I’ve derived a formula for the perfect relaxing evening with the girls (and guys if they want to join, but I’m guessing they’ll want to skip this one.) Listen carefully to the three parts of my secret formula:
1. Forget your diet and make lots of cupcakes! Aside from eating these sweet little cakes, decorating them using different themes is the best part.
2. Get lots of champagne. It’s the socialite thing to do.
3. Make sangria! I know sangria is supposed to be red, but lately I’ve really had a thing for white sangria. You are also going to have a buy lots of fruit both to put into the sangria and on top of the cupcakes. It’s a lot of sugar, but it’s worth it.
4. You can add your own touch to this evening of sweetness with movies, games, or just your usual crazy conversation.
Seeing that I have no plans for Valentine’s Day as of now, I may be repeating this formula with my single friends come February 14th…sigh!
Holidayyyyyy! Celebrateeee! I pride myself on living everyday like it’s my birthday. However, it is soon to be my actual birthday making my life even more special. Happy almost Birthday to ME! Tomorrow, on September 4th I will celebrate 25 years of excellence with my friends and family. Thanks to Labor Day, I always get the gift of a long weekend every year around my birthday. Flavored vodka is a pinnacle part of any celebration. Therefore, I could not be more excited about the recent introduction of cake flavored vodka. It really tastes and smells like pound cake. Perfect for celebrating any occasion particularly a birthday. The bottle is even decorated with sprinkles like a real birthday cake.
When you’re a socialite, champagne and vodka serve as essential food groups. Cake flavored vodka is best served straight up or on the rocks. But, if you really want a mixed drink, it is also good with Ginger Ale and ice. I loved it so much that I kind of get carried away with the pictures.
Blow out the candles and make a wish! I wish to live like a socialite. Opps! I told my wish. Whatever! I was never one to follow the rules, especially not around my birthday.