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How to Make the Holidays Special







The holidays have come just about as fast as a celibate man this year.  It's okay to laugh at that...  Listen. All I'm saying, is the year flew by and before we know it, we’ll be kissing the floor passed out on New Year's.  Okay. I'll speak for myself on that one.  But after talking to several friends, most aren’t done shopping, let alone in the holiday spirit.  This is the time of year to create moments and traditions, so, here’s a few tips on how to make the holidays special, especially if you’re single. 


Quick Tips for Style Shopping on a Budget








Budget. Yikes!  Not a word I like as part of my vocabulary, but being a self-proclaimed shop-a-holic/fashionista in training [F.I.T.], the word has become part of my regular jargon.  Trial and error with figuring out what is best for my body type was becoming expensive.  I HAD to put myself on a fashion/style budget. Shopping smarter is the way.  Everyone is always looking for the next best deal!  Now don’t think being on a budget means running to the cashier price checking each item.  Absolutely not.  We dare not!  There are much better ways to shop fashion on a budget.

3 Tips for Creating the Best Dinner Date at Home









Dinner at home for two is not only romantic, but thoughtful. It gives you a chance to talk to one another, relax, or even gaze into each other’s eyes like a sappy scene from The Notebook-minus the rain in my case.  It can also bring friends together for a night in.  How often can you say you spend quality time with your person or close friends? Think about it. Probably not often. Sometimes, it’s nice to take some time to plan a nice evening in for two or have limited friends over.  Here are a few tips on how to make the evening a success.


Citrus Summer Salad







There’s nothing like a refreshing summer salad to get you through your day.  This salad is great for lunch, dinner, a picnic, barbecue…anything!  It is very versatile.  I was never a cucumber fan, but one of my old friends put me on to them one day and now I can’t get enough of them.  Cucumber and tomato are a couple of the main ingredients in this revitalizing salad.  It is very filling and helpful with weight loss goals as well.  Try it and let me know what you think!


Trust the Process

Welcome to the Journey



On my first day back to the gym in over 6-months, I desperately gasped for air on the stairmaster in the basement of the YMCA.  Looking for air ventilation and thinking, I need an oxygen mask before I pass out.  Not my finest moment, but definitely eye-opening as to how out of shape I had become over the past few months.  Clearly cheat day became cheat months, but what’s great about life is you can make a change for the better instantaneously!  So that’s what I did!

Life's a Beach






My most recent beach visit was more social than spiritual.  It was a great time with my friend Cheryl, who is more like a sane older sister, than a friend off the street.  She gives a lot of good life advice that I never listen to, until it’s too late or I’m about to repeat the same offense for the 2nd or 3rd time.  What can I say?  I’m stubborn.  We visited one of Milford, Connecticut’s beaches.  I won’t lie, it wasn’t beautiful, but it was still enjoyable and serene.  We found a very peaceful spot between a family of 4 including a screaming toddler, family of 3 and a couple. 

On Sundays We Brunch







Spring breeze, crisp sun, pollen hazed skies, and trees in full bloom—perfect day for an allergy attack and Sunday brunch.  Sundays are the epitome of brunch, originated by Guy Beringer whose muse was the hangover.  He felt Sundays were the best day to nurse your hangover back to sobriety, from the night before [www.mentalfloss.com]. Now, I’m not condoning hangovers or excessive drinking, but the concept of a late breakfast/lunch, happens to be a great idea that has taken over society throughout the years.  Turning your day into bottomless mimosas and food comas that lead to building stronger interpersonal relationships is a brilliant way to connect with others.  The mimosa was created by a bartender at the Ritz Carlton in Paris, being the bourgie or rather, uppity and pretentious part of brunch—combining champagne and fruit juice in a flute glass, where you must pooch your lips to drink from the glass; this happens to be my favorite part of brunch.  Talk about ostentatious.