It’s National Margarita Day today. And I’m giving you plenty of time to adjust your happy hour plans accordingly. If you don’t feel like heading out for the evening, try making these insanely easy Lime Sorbet Margaritas at home. Just add a salt rim to your glass, scoop in some lime sorbet, and add tequila. And if you’re feeling especially […]
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Unexpected guests are always a pleasant surprise, but it always seems like someone decides to stop by when the house (or, in my case, apartment) is at it’s worst. Before shooing them out the door and off to the restaurant down the street, here are a few tips for whipping your house into shape in a jiffy.
I was lucky enough to be at a party with a view of a few different fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve earlier this week. And then I came across this video on This is Colossal where filmmaker Julian Tay reversed a video he’d taken of fireworks in Melbourne. Isn’t it beautiful? What other amazing videos have you seen online recently? […]
If you’re finally getting rid of holiday flowers from your vases and realizing that there’s still a bit of red wine residue in your decanters, here’s an easy trick to get your glassware clean even when you can’t reach the bottom. Simply fill the vessel halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dishwashing soap, two tablespoons of white […]
There are approximately 20 million bubbles in a glass of champagne, according to the journal American Scientist. And on New Year’s Eve, you’ll want to treat your tastebuds—not your tablecloth—to every last one. The key: Chill the bottle for 30 to 45 minutes, then open it slowly, turning the cork a sixteenth of an inch with each twist. Want to […]
While there’s no hard-and-fast rule about using place cards, arranged seating can help keep awkward situations at bay. Read: Do you really want the introvert and the politico seated next to one another?
In the last few minutes before party or dinner guests start arriving, the best thing to do is quickly touch up the bathroom. It’s one of the rooms that likely everyone will see, and it is very apparent if it’s not clean. Here’s the 10-minute cleaning plan for your bathroom: 1. Wipe out the sink. 2. Wipe down the mirror […]
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE eggnog. I know it’s not all that healthy for you, and I admittedly tire of it fairly quickly, but as a seasonal treat it’s the best (beat out only by hot apple cider). That said, I’ve never made eggnog before, so I did a little investigating and found a range of recipes. […]