Monday, 19 January 2015

Counting down to...



...some fun in the sun 

...the big move
...season premier of House of Cards
...hosting a dear friend 
...longer days
...setting up house
...bright nail polish
...the Oscars
...new business ventures
...a new 'hood
...using my selfie stick

Friday, 16 January 2015

Take a Break


Current Affairs
Gilles de Kerchove, the European Union’s counter-terrorism co-ordinator, has said Belgium produces more foreign fighters for Syria per head than any other EU country – around 300 so far from a country of 11 million. 

The Belgian connections to extremism


The Crime Lab
"The crooked policeman's double life as a gangster was unveiled as a result of his decision to drive the Ferrari to Kings Heath police station."
Protip for bent officers: don't drive to your day job in $250,000 cars.

Celebrity Endorsement
DiCaprio and De Niro reportedly got $13 million each to square off in new Martin Scorsese–directed commercials.
Did Manila Bay get its money’s worth?

What not to do when you are envious
Kathy Rowe, 53, turned Jerry Rice and Janice Ruhter's life into an utter living hell after they bought a house she saw as her "dream home." Rowe targeted the couple with a series of increasingly disturbing pranks, starting with signing them up for dumb magazine subscriptions and then escalating to the absolutely horrifying. ABC reported Rowe signed Ruhter up for a series of Craigslist ads for sex, telling men they should push their way into the home and then gave out the address.
WTF is wrong with people?!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Movie: Chef

I made sure to watch some movies over the holidays -- in between episodes of The Good Wife -- and I loved Chef:



A great cast, free-style script and to-die-for food. Seriously -- don't watch on an empty stomach! Available for rent on iTunes.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Product Review: Lululemon Wunder Under Crop (roll down)


Okay, this is not a review.

These have been around for awhile and everyone loves them, so I'm not going into any detail. I WILL show you how great the special edition laser-cut ones look though. That's the kind of friend I am.

Special edition or regular edition, I highly recommend you get yourself a pair for the gym!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Luscious Libation: Pear & Honey Cocktail

It's been so long since I've posted a cocktail rec! Please forgive me, the holidays kept me busy.
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If you had a dance party to "I'm a gummy bear", you might need one of these:
  • 1.5oz Gin 
  • .75oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .75oz Honey
  • .5oz Mathilde Poire (Pear Liqueur)
Add honey, fresh lime juice (about half a lime), pear liqueur, and gin to an empty shaker and add ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour into the glass of your choice up or over ice. 
Enjoy!