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November 19, 2015

Cinnamon Apple Rum Shots

Will there ever be a better combo than one that involves apples and cinnamon? I mean, besides garlic & oil, tomatoes and mozzarella, chocolate and wine - now I'm hungry. But really, out of all of the combos out there, the greatest fall combo in the entire universe is apple and cinnamon. Don't even try to fight me on this. Apples and cinnamon take the cake, always.

Also, since we're officially in our last month (!!!) of fall, I'm trying to find ways to incorporate apples and cinnamon into my everyday life as often as I can. Like with these cinnamon apple rum shots. Not that I take cinnamon apple rum shots everyday. I mean, for like, the weekends and stuff. You know - when it's socially acceptable to take shots and not at 7pm on a Tuesday night because lol sometimes #life is hard but not like I know from experience and I'll stop speaking now.

I'm thinking since it's almost the weekend, and fall is almost over, you should probably make a shaker or two of these shots to pour out for your friends (or yourself) to make the season last as long as you can.

Cinnamon Apple Rum Shots

makes 2
2oz rum of choice
1/2 oz IZZE Sparkling Apple
dash of cinnamon
brown sugar to coat rim

Wet the rim of two shot glasses with water and dip them into brown sugar. Add ice, rum, IZZE Sparking Apple, and a dash of cinnamon to a cocktail shaker and shake for 1 minute. Strain liquid into the shot glasses and serve while still chilled. 

Enjoy and drink responsibly!

November 18, 2015

A Day Trip To The Wineries

A couple of weeks ago, me and one of my girlfriends took a day trip out to North Fork, NY to day drink visit some of the finest wineries that Long Island has to offer. Gilt City was awesome enough to hook us up with this amazing deal, and when you give two girl the opportunity to put on floppy hats and spend a Saturday afternoon sipping on wine, how could you say no?

We were scooped up in the early morning by a luxury Rally Bus, equipped with snacks, refreshments, wifi (!!!) and fellow patrons ready for a day at the vineyards. There were groups of friends, couples, ladies decked out in bachelorette gear, you name it. It was cool to see so many different types of people coming together for the same thing: wine. Needless to say, the 1 1/2 drive + several glasses of cabernet later turned this bus of strangers into buddies by the time it was over.

October 30, 2015


Another month, another roundup of every national foodie holiday going down in November. I don't know what has possessed me to share this information with you every month, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm #hashtag obsessed, and I need to keep you up to date on your Instagram captions. This is serious business, you guys. Also, not only is November the start of feel good, comfort food madness, it also is the home to the best holiday ever: Thanksgiving.

So without further adieu, here is every foodie day coming your way in the month of November:

National Bison Day
National Sandwich Day
National Candy Day
National Doughnut Day

October 29, 2015

6 Reasons To Enjoy Being Single In The Fall

If you're new to my my life that lives on the internet, you may not know that last year I used to write for the website Thought Catalog. In fact, I sort of still do, I just haven't published anything in like, 10 (!!) months or something. Horrible, I know, but while scrolling through my old posts, I stumbled upon this gem. 6 Reasons To Enjoy Being Single In The Fall. I loved it then and I love it now, mainly because the points are still true to this day. So, I'd like to share it with you again today and tell you why it can be great.

Point & case:

A knit-fucking sweater.

Dude, go buy one these apparel items sent from the heavens if you do not own one already. A knit-sweater will always be there for you when you're cold. It will wrap its arms of farbic around your fantastic physique and make you feel like you're winning at life on this particularly chilly day. A knit-sweater will comfort you when you see your ex out with someone with great hair. A knit-sweater will sing All of Me by John Legend to you. Sort of.

October 28, 2015


It's been 15 years since The Mets have been to the World Series. FIFTEEN YEARS. Fifteen years ago I was 9 years old. Fifteen years ago we had no idea what Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram was. Fifteen years ago we were just getting over our fears of Y2K. Fifteen years ago, Friends, Sex and the City, Fraiser, and Everybody Loves Raymond were still making new episodes.

Fifteen years ago. That's a looooong time, so it's no surprise that New York has a case of #Mets fever. I myself am an avid Yankee fan, and even I'm super excited for The Mets. It is still New York City, after all. That being said, here are 3 spots where you can also get into the spirit RIGHT NOW:

The Bagel Store, Brooklyn: Over at one of Brooklyn's famed bagel shops, you can get a blue and orange spiral bagel stuffed with your favorite cream cheese in celebration of The Mets returning to the World Series. Not only is The Bagel Store one of the best bagels in NYC, now you can show your baseball pride with this festive circle of carbs.

Sweet Gestures Turn Into Sweet Days

There's a lot of truth in the statement that doing good makes you feel good. Maybe it's holding the door for someone with a ton of bags, or maybe it's something bigger like volunteering at your local shelter. Whatever the case may be, we sometimes forget how these small deeds can really change the way a person goes about their day.

I was in Starbucks the other day, and had one of those infamous pay it forward moments. The woman a few people ahead of me quietly requested to also take care of my coffee, without me knowing and while seamlessly slipping out of the store before I got up to the register. Naturally, I was surprised when the barista told me that my caramel macchiato had already been taken care of. I then paid for the person behind me, and overheard that person then pay for the person behind them.