The New Year is here and we are all feeling pretty optimistic about a whole new set of months ahead to get business up and moving. Updating the latest information on all your professional presences is a given but do you also update all your imagery? The visual is as important as the verbal. Photographer Lin Marty knows that firsthand, working with entrepreneurs on their personal brand and the pictures they use to convey that. Headshots are a part of the effort but there is more so here she is sharing some of her tips on the topic!
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.
With the holidays fast approaching and the home cocktail scene hotter than ever, consider yourself a mixologist and shake up your repertoire with a few new seasonal concoctions from recipes shared by some well-known hotels nonetheless…Cheers!
The ideal end to an autumn evening - Apple Pie a la Mode
Seaway Grill at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Clayton, N.Y.)
Build in a hurricane glass:
· ¾ oz. apple pie moonshine
· ¾ oz. vanilla vodka
· 1 oz. cranberry juice
· 1 ½ oz. ginger ale
Garnish with a slice of apple.
Quite frankly, can’t image why anyone would be stressed while traveling but I hear it is pretty common. There are obviously some factors beyond your control but for what its worth, you can reduce some of the stressors during your travels.
Sharing a few products that I love. Some are affiliate links, some are not, some I was introduced to and some I happened to chance upon. Enjoy!