Cocktails – Grown Up Hot Chocolate

Winter is here.  I know I know, we would all rather be on some tropical island laying on a beach with a Pina Coloda in hand.  Alas for those of us who live with seasons, we are in the midst of winter, so may I suggest my version of hot chocolate to help you on those cold winter nights.  This is not for the kiddies!!!

You can make whatever flavor that floats your boat.  I prefer coconut.  Your have as many choices as there are chocolate candies out there.  I use 2-3 Lindt Coconut balls, mixed with a dash of vanilla I bought when I was in Mexico and a splash of Patron Cafe Tequila and hot milk.  Heat milk, add chocolate balls, vanilla and stir until smooth, then add splash of Patron Cafe Tequila and enjoy!!!

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Accessories – Sunglasses

Why is it when I go shopping for sunglasses, I never see any like this.  Dolce & Gabbana have some of the most gorgeous, unusual sunglasses out there.  Funky, eclectic and so stylish and chic!!!

      

Emilio Pucci

 

Prada

Gucci

I know it doesn’t seem like it, but summer is coming again!!! Get your eye wear game on ladies!

 

 

 

 

Around the World – Niagara Falls & Buffalo, NY

First I have to say, I cannot believe I am a life long New Yorker and have never visited Niagara Falls.  I’ve gone through Buffalo before, but didn’t stop to experience what it has to offer.    This time I had a chance to experience both and I must say what a wonderful experience it was.

First of all let me say how breathtakingly beautiful Niagara Falls is.  I am so annoyed with myself for not visiting sooner and getting to experience the beauty of the place.  I was on the New York side of the falls staying in Buffalo.  I will definitely experience it one day from the Canadian side.  It is a must.

While in Buffalo, one of the things I experienced was a visit to The Darwin House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  It is a beauty.  If only we lived in spaces like this now, at least in NYC we don’t.  It was truly stunning.

One of the must sees, especially if you are a Jazz fan, is the Colored Musicians Club which is historical and a treat for your ears and eyes.  You can listen to some of the most famous and pioneering artists who inspired the love of Jazz.

There’s also the Naval and Military Park for those who would like to experience some of the equipment and machinery used by our men and women in the Armed Forces.  Its an outdoor Museum dedicated to our military.

Lastly one of my favorite places was The Hotel Henry.  This unique hotel was at one point a psychiatric hospital.  The grounds are sprawling with 13 buildings.  The entire property has not yet been converted so there are still some of the old buildings on the property, but it is worth the trip.

Buffalo, New York and Niagara Falls is a quick flight or 8 hour drive from NYC and a great option for a weekend or midweek getaway.  The flights are affordable and so are the accommodations.  If you would like to arrange a nice getaway here or anywhere else or have any further questions, hit us up in the comments section.