• Food

    Mouth-water Monday: Can’t Believe It’s Nut-Butter!

    McAlister’s Deli has the BEST autumn butternut squash soup. It’s delicious, filling and healthy! The downfall is they only serve it during season, so what do you do when it’s spring? I am OBSESSED with this soup, so here is a great recipe I’ve been using to make it at home and if you want to just buy it, you can buy Pacific’s Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup. Servings: 6, Calories per Serving: 100-186 (Surprisingly great especially for a sweet tooth and low-cal)! 2 1/2 lbs pre-cut butternut squash or 1 large squash or 7-8 cups cubed 1 red bell pepper chopped 1 medium yellow onion chopped 3 cloves garlic chopped or…

  • Fashion

    Fashion Friday: Hide & Show

    All women hate it when they are having to categorize what ‘body type’ they have because it can be humiliating and depressing if you’re not the type you “ideally” want. However, women are looking at it the wrong way. The reason why you should know your body type is so that you can dress for it. It does not matter if you are super skinny or on the heavy side, it’s all about how you wear clothes and knowing what to hide and what to show. It is never about whether you are wearing a high-end designer label or a nameless $5 piece– it’s all about how you wear what…

  • Food

    Madame Macaron

    The first time I tasted this macaron I could not believe it- finally, something just as good as Ladurée and Pierre Hermé in Atlanta?! It was a dream come true for a macaron connoisseur. Soft and crispy with the perfect crunch on the outside with the most light and amazing tasting whipped creme filling I have ever had. I felt like I was in heaven and could not stop eating them. Are macaron’s the new cupcake? They are in Georgia if Nina Chteoui and her Mom, the creators and owners of Macaron Queen, have anything to do with it! Their first location was at Lenox Mall in Atlanta, GA followed…

  • Fabulous Life of S.A.T

    St. S.A.T.rick’s Day!

    St. Patrick’s day originated when the Saint Patron of Ireland died years and years ago. He used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to his followers. Green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1600s due to its’ flag. For the Irish, drinking is a cultural celebration. So now you know everything there is to know about St. Patrick’s Day! My favorite St. Patrick’s day was 4 years ago in Michigan when I lived with my sister in Royal Oak. We had so much fun sporting our green and celebrating with her friends who quickly became some of my own! One of my favorite things is…

  • Health and Fitness

    Workout Wednesday: FAB AB’s

    It’s nearly spring and summertime! This means bikinis and showing off some skin. Everybody dreads wearing that swimsuit or dress, but why not make this year different? I have done various ab challenges and videos and by far the above 30-day AB challenge is one of the best. If you want quicker results, then here are my favorite ab videos you can do that actually work: 5 minutes|10 minutes Ready? Set, Go! The secret is: You MUST do this EVERYDAY for it to work! Confidence Gear: Top|Hoodie|Sports Bra|Shoes|PantsSkinny Up Pants|Slim Fit Leggings|Yoga 

  • Fashion

    Fashion Friday: Spring Forward!

    Ever wonder how fashion trends get set? Ever heard of fashion week? Fashion week(s) sets trends and the tone for the season for what is in and out with high end fashion designers, buyers, department stores and celebrities who are eagerly eyeing the new lines for the season. Fashion week originally began in the 1920’s. It is held two times a year in New York, London, Milan and Paris (but haute couture is only allowed to be displayed in Paris). It always begins with NYC and ends with Paris for autumn/winter (February-March) and spring/summer (September-October) for the upcoming seasons. The autumn/winter show that featured spring lines this year in NYC…

  • Food

    Mouth-water Monday: MMMacarons & Macaroons!

    From Ladurée to Pierre Hermé (which I cannot wait to go to in my upcoming Paris trip- more on that later!)- maracon’s are one of my favorite deserts. By the way, macaron’s are different than macaroon’s. A macaron is meringue based with almond flour, egg whites and powdered sugar filled with buttercream, ganache or fruit curd. A macaroon is usually made with coconut, egg whites and sugar dipped in chocolate with a star shaped tip. Either way, both are delicious- my favorite macaron in Atlanta is the orange creme at St. Regis and my favorite macaroon is the dark chocolate dipped one at Godiva. These little delicacies can be quite…

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    Fashion Friday: Fashion Police

    So it looks like E! News has spoken on their best and worst dressed from the Oscars and the Grammy’s. I decided to post about my favorites from both events instead! (Sidenote: Go Leo!) First, we will start with my top 3 from the Grammy’s: 1. Taylor Swift in Versace Absolutely LOVE the block combination and skirt. The top could be better. Alternative 1|Alternative 2|Alternative 3|Alternative 4 2. Adele in Givenchy Classic little black dress (so fitting)- after all, Givenchy did invent it for Audrey Hepburn! Alternative 1|Alternative 2|Alternative 3|Alternative 4 3. Florence Welch in Gucci Nightingale nighty! Although this is not my style, I admire her for stepping outside…

  • Health and Fitness

    Workout Wednesday: Beachbody

    Beachbody is a compilation of at home workout DVDs and fitness programs. Beachbody is the maker of Insanity, Insanity Max 30, Insanity Asylum, 21 Day Fix, T25, P90X, Turbo Fire, Les Mills and a lot more, but these are he ones that I have tried. I am of course a Shaun T girl since Insanity is the program that initially allowed me to lose weight (Read my Weight Loss Post Here). I absolutely love any fitness program that Shaun T has created. A couple years ago, I even became a certified Beachbody coach to help other people out. What’s great is that you can buy these DVD programs and then you…