Considering I travel quite frequently, attend local events and do visit attractions wherever I am, I like to travel with a few statement pieces that can easily be mixed ad matched with the outfits I am wearing, are sturdy yet not heavy - to withstand travel yet not occupy too much space in my bag, and also satisfy my style quotient. Tall order, right? But the search for the solution has ended - I found 7 Charming Sisters!
After hearing so much about Bouchon Bakery in Beverly Hills, was delighted to receive this goodie bonanza at a recent event and can now attest to the fact that they do, indeed, have some amazing macarons here. The sugar cookies and the flavored popcorn were great but those macarons hit just the right spot!
Allow some of the hospitality industry’s best offer their twists on St Patrick’s Day libations you can create at home! On the heels of winning Food Network’s 2016 Christmas Cookie Challenge, pastry chef Brittani Szczecina at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa has turned her attention to yet another holiday with this smooth, sophisticated St. Patrick’s Day treat. Bailey’s Irish Cream Panna Cotta · 4 cups heavy cream · ½ cup sugar · 6 gelatin sheets · 4 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream · Pinch of salt Bloom gelatin in ice water for five minutes or until soft. Remove from ice water and squeeze; set aside on a dry towel. Bring the remaining ingredients to a simmer and stir in the gelatin. Pour into desired glasses and let set in the fridge for at least two hours. Garnish with your favorite toppings: crushed chocolate cookies, chocolate sauce, St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles, or even a mini cupcake. Get creative!
Everyday you learn something new and this is one of those news alerts that I was surprised to read. I would have never known that the simple, almost mundane, activity of taking pictures of a hotel room to share with friends or to blog about could actually help save a life!
The social action organization Exchange Initiative is encouraging travelers to help fight sex trafficking during January, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, by uploading hotel room photos to the free TraffickCam mobile app. Today, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Photos uploaded with the TraffickCam app are anonymously added to a national database used by law enforcement and investigators to locate victims and their pimps.