The 2013 Golden Globes brought the best and worst of Hollywood fashion. Here are our the hits and misses from last nights extravagant affair.
On his 66th birthday Bowie is back! The British glam rocker stunned everyone who thought he had retired from public life by announcing a new album due out in March and releasing a new single “Where Are We Now?” Ecstatic fans have taken to the twitter verse with their excitement and hastag #Bowiecomback2013
Chapped lips. We’ve all had them. Winter is the worst season for my lips. Heating and dry air combine for a moisture nightmare. I’ve given up on fancy lip balms and am super psyched about the new 25oz Vaseline lip therapy. It’s a perfect size for your purse and at less than a $1.50 a container extremely affordable! No more $25 lip balms!
Every year we say we wont but every year we do. We can’t help but gorge ourselves during the holidays. Here are a few easy tips to get 2013 off to a great healthy start.
Water, water, water. Drink a glass of water before you get out of bed in the morning. Drink a glass of water before you eat anything. Following these two steps will ensure that you are consuming the right amount of water for your body and will kick start your body into great.
Pack your body full of nutrients with green and colorful vegetables. To ensure that you are getting the right amount of nutrients make alf your plate vegetables at every meal!
After a great holiday break it’s time to get back to work. Which for most of us means sitting at a desk for hours on end. Make a point to get up and move. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Get up every hour and walk around the office to stretch your legs. While seated take the time to stretch out your back and neck.
We love this idea. A self cleaning fish tank that groves food right from your counter top. You can grow a variety of fresh produce, including spinach, baby greens, oregano, beans, basil, mint, parsley & thyme. You can learn more about the product here.
Happy Hanukkah Everyone. To celebrate the festival of lights here is our favorite Latkes recipe from the ever reliable Food Network.
- 2 pounds russet potatoes
- 1 small yellow onion
- 3 tablespoons matzo meal
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as chives or parsley, for garnish
- Sour cream, for serving
- Spiced Apple-Pear Sauce, for serving
Peel the potatoes and shred them in a food processor fitted with the shredding blade; transfer the potatoes to a large bowl as the food processor fills up. Repeat with the onion. Transfer the onion to the bowl with the potatoes and stir in the matzo meal, egg, baking powder and salt.
Fill a large skillet with 1/2 inch oil. Heat over medium-high heat until the oil is very hot but not smoking. To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of potato into the oil; if the potato sizzles steadily, the oil is ready.
Working in batches, scoop the potato mixture by 1/4-cupfuls and add them carefully to the skillet, flattening each latke slightly with a spatula. Fry, turning the latkes once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Remove any loose bits of potato mixture between batches with a slotted spoon.
Serve the latkes immediately, or keep them warm in a 200 degree F oven. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve with sour cream and Spiced Apple-Pear Sauce.
If you are looking for a conversation starter at your holiday party these polar ice cubes are it. The ice cubes produced by these trays are cool (pun intended) because they utilize high-tech iceberg technology to ensure that your icy polar animals stay afloat above the water as their ice floes flow around in your drink. As the cubes start to melt one can only help but think of the not so subtle commentary on global warming that the product designers are presenting.
They are not cheap – $24 for a set of two. The nature lover in me couldn’t help but purchase them. Plus – they also look damn cool.
Add a little flare to your holiday table this year with personalized napkins. Transform boring napkins into fun and personalized decor that you can use year after year. All you need is a set of alphabet stencils and the world is your oyster – as long as it fits on a napkin. Personalize the napkins with sayings, names, or initials. You can be as creative as you like. Personalized napkins would also make a great gift for a hostess. The momtastic blog has a great example of this unique DIY.
- Craft Paint
- Fabric Medium
- Alphabet stencils
- Stencil brush or foam pouncer
- Mixing bowl and stick to mix
- A piece of cardboard
- Paper towel
1. Find the letters from the stencil set that you need and cut them apart. I chose to use all lower case. I lined them up and then taped them together to create the word “eat”. Taping them together also makes doing repetitive napkins go quickly.
2. Mix 1-part fabric medium to 2-parts craft paint and mix well. To do one set of napkins you only need a small bit of this paint mixture. The fabric medium helps the paint adhere better to the fabric so you can wash it.
3. Place a piece of cardboard under the section of the napkin you are going to stencil. This will help keep the fabric flat and rigid while you pounce the stencil brush over the letters and also protect your work surface.
4. Dip the stencil brush or pouncer into the paint and then dab on a piece of paper towel to remove excess paint.
5. Pounce the brush/pouncer over the open section of the letter and keep pouncing until you have the openings covered. Less paint is better when stenciling. If you apply too much paint it will just bleed under the stencil and make a mess.
6. Once the paint is dry you can heat set the paint by laying a cloth over the stenciled area and press for a few seconds with a warm iron.
Lole is a Montreal brand that started in 2002 and is the hottest thing to hit the active wear market since lulu lemon. Throughout their four clothing lines they “create women wear that is technical, versatile and responds to the aspirations of active urban women.” Preserving nature is a driving concept behind Lole‘s production process. They use renewable resources and a large quantity of recyclable materials to create their clothing. Their cotton is organically grown and they use plastic bottles recycled into a polyester fiber. The products range from swim to cross country skiing.
Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop and Butter LONDON collaborate for a great line of polishes. These exclusive colors by butter LONDON for goop are the perfect stocking stuffer or crowd-pleasing holiday gift. Abso-bloody-lutley is the ultimate deep cherry opaque red, Bread & Butter pudding comes in sheer ivory cream while Hampstead Heath offers a mossy, green and gold shine, great for a holiday occasion. Find out more here