A Delicious Way to Keep Calm

Tea! 🍵 What a beauty!

I love ❤️ taking time for tea. While I am still a coffee ☕️ gal. I have grown to love and enjoy tea too.

Blooming Flowering 💐 Teas come in round hand sewn tea ball like delights. Once brewed they are delicious to the tongue and look so pretty in a clear tea pot.

These exotic and unique beauties keep you calm and feeling relaxed. I created a ritual years ago sipping these green teas. I discovered them when given to me as gifts and on my visits to the Orient. My fave are jasmine flowers, green tea with lavender and green tea with roses.

  • Take one of the tea bulbs
  • Place in a heat resistant glass tea pot or in a large coffee cup.
  • Boil water and allow it to relax for one minute.
  • Pour the boiled water into the teapot or cup and fill it completely.

After 3-5 minutes the actual flowers and tea leaves will unravel themselves and tea steeped. I prefer not to add cream or sugar but you can if you wish. Sometimes I use honey to enhance a cup or the entire tea pot.

Now, enjoy the tea flower view before you!

Just sit,sip and relax drink to your good health. Now more than ever we need to take time for ourselves. Men love it too. Try and taste new things.

Enjoy every minute of life just a little bit more!

clear glass tea set with honey

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What day of the week is it? I…

I truly don’t even know. I think it might be Thursday or Friday. Have you started to lose track of time? Or the day of the week too?

That’s why I thought of a warm cozy bath 🛁 recipe for tonight or this weekend. A bathtub is such a special place and time you can have with yourself. And making this beauty recipe or adding luxurious soaps, bubble bath 🛀 or bath bombs and candles to the space can really make it even more to adore and make you want to bathe some more.

They say Cleopatra loved this kind of bath as well as used the beauty of goat milk as a soap to clean her skin.

A shower is nice but a bath is twice as nice!

Here’s what you will need for this bath:

1 cup of milk

1/4 cup of honey

Pour both of the above in the tub filled with warm water NOT too hot.

Sit in this COZY relaxing mix. It is such a sweet escape and skin softening treat.

Finish the night with a glass of whole milk or any other type of milk and add a decadent cookie. Treat yourself well.

Getaway! Escape! Give yourself a break! YOU deserve it.

 

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even know.

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“Thank you”

…for following my beauty, wellness and lifestyle blog…Beauty Candy!

I hope you are enjoying a fabulous and delicious day with family and friends.

I’m getting ready for the retail season and my clients starting with Black Friday and SHOP SMALL SATURDAY at my sweet beauty cottage!

I pray shoppers will come to my door and or order online. ALL Small businesses NEED and welcome your shopping love! (not Amazon)

Have a relaxing and fun weekend!

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Dim Sum …tiny bites of exotic deliciousness!

photo DIM SUM 2016If you are looking for an exotic brunch in NYC this is it! Your new spot to dine!

It is called Joy Luck Palace and it is on 98 Mott Street in NYC.

Chicken feet,Beef short ribs,shrimp dumplings,pork steamed dumplings,taro root,Chinese like potatoes and more oh my. I had to try almost one of everything!

Ladies push metal carts around filled with tiny bites of exotic delights…including sweets.I’ll never forget the first time my husband experienced it. You should have seen the look on his face. If you haven’t been you point to what you want to try and eat and they serve it to you.Most do not speak English or speak broken English and it is hard to know what they are saying in Chinese.

Oh what a fabulous time I had (they seat you with other people not your own table) I was seated with women who were around 80 years young doing what we do best… Girl Talk but spoken all in Chinese.I don’t speak Chinese I speak English and Polish. They sipped hot tea like it was a great glass of wine!

After the meal they nodded goodbye and went on their merry way fed and happy.

It was a lovely sight to see…I will be there one day.

If you are ever in NYC look them up. they are fairly new and this location used to be The Grand Harmony but now has been renovated,new chefs and new and even better dim sum…which I did not even think was possible!

As I have told you before I love to cook,eat out and makeup! EAT up what the world has to offer and explore beyond your door,your town,your country.Life is a beautiful buffet of people,places,cultures and glorious things! Don’t you agree?

Give a Yummy Gift of Glam

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I LOVE anything decadent especially when they are dipped in red glitter  (A la the Wizard of Oz ruby slippers) and of course sweet hearts & luscious lips!

I have this go to dessert studio I LOVE doing business with!

Glamour Gourmet is the one to call! You can connect with her on Instagram or Facebook…that’s how I found her!

This photo is just a sampling of her creative yumminess!!!

You can be your own VALENTINE and feel special and sublime!

Or shop for all the sweeties in your life. Valentine’s day is 12 days away!

 

 

 

 

 

Green Tea Infused Sangria

photo green teaI LOVE all kinds of sangria but never heard of this one. Until I found it in a magazine. Here is one I made this week and so enjoyed it’s exotic Asian twist. I hope you will try and make it this weekend and let me know how you like it. If you have a recipe you would like to share with me. Please do!

What you will need is:

1 bottle white wine

1 1/2 cups of freshly brewed green tea

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of lime juice

Before adding fruit,stir ingredients until sugar dissolves.Add melon like honeydew or cantaloupe and chill.Garnish with lime slices before serving.

Green tea,melons and wine…who knew?

Stir up some delicious fun and make this one!

TOP 12 List to Visit in Chicago oh my!

Have I got a lot to share with you from my all things beauty and yummy stops! 

Looking for a beautiful blowout bar? Blowtique IS the go to place. They offer several styles The Chicago,The New York  The LA and more!

Thread Away is a salon for the ancient ritual. Threading is another form of hair removal for face or brows.

Mud Facial Bar is the new hot spot for cleaning your face.The specialty is MUD.

If you are looking for an elegant place where the whose who of Chicago goes to get their hair done and more. Book an appointment at George the Salon

Besides the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue.

Glamour Closet offers designer and other brand bridal gowns at awesome prices.

AGACI (in downtown Chicago) is a great place to shop and enjoy THE LATEST and greatest in all things accessories and fashion.And the PRICE is right!

LOVE FOOD? Me too!

FOOD CHICAGO

Check out the many YUMMY FOOD TOURS…Chocolate Tour,ChinaTown tour and more!

Eat, walk and be merry.

One of the companies is:

http://www.chicagofoodplanet.com

Pierogi Heaven in the LOOP area downtown Chicago. I AM POLISH so this place really rocks my lips and heart.

Off The Tracks Grill for quick breakfast and or lunch only. AWESOME Chicago style hot dogs!

EATALY is all the rage in NYC and has now arrived in Chicago.If you love all things Italian you will love this shopping and dining mecca. They even have a Nutella Bar.

Chinatown has some awesome bakeries,bubble tea spots and DIM SUM. My
absolute fave is Ming Hin Cuisine.

This is just a taste of what I love and explored. I love visiting this beautiful,friendly, chic city!

Give Him or HER a customized elixir for V-DAY!

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A truly unique luxurious experience I did over the phone and in an email.

Or you can visit HOT-lanta as they affectionately call Atlanta Georgia in the South and order it at their studio too.

Create a customized, personal perfume,cologne or signature line of delicious scented products. Order it for him,her or yourself too. It was interactive fun and so spot on. The fragrance I created was just what I love in a scent!  Sexy, floral and oh so me.

The skies the limit when you create yours too.You can even name it too!

Again it is something I simply had to share with you.

If you are looking for a cool,one of a kind fabulous gift…ring them and get started.

info@blendcustomparfum.com

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Let me know if you have a Valentine’s day gift idea you’d like to share with me too. I’d love to hear from you.

Recipe for Awesome Bites!

One of my friends Danette known as the Dessert Diva shared this yummy recipe with me! She is on the Chat TV talk show like me.www.firstcoastnews.com.

You know how I love to cook and makeup!

Here is her recipe for a hard to believe good for you and FIBER rich treat. Danette on The Chat photo

Energy and fiber your body needs!

1 1/4 cups raw almonds
1 /14 cups dates (pitted)
1 Tbsp  honey ( maybe a bit more)
Pinch of salt

Grind almonds and dates in food processor until fine ( a little coarse is ok, too) add honey and salt. Process until well combined. ..it should be sticky enough to form a ball. Press down in a 8×8 pan lined with foil. Make sure to press down hard, so it really holds together. Let sit approx 1 hour. Pull foil out of pan, and cut into squares.

If it needs more honey to stick together, that is fine. You could use more dates in beginning if you like.

So easy and it tasted SO DELICIOUS!

I can’t wait to go shop for the ingredients and whip up these squares for myself when I travel and serve to my clients too. Enjoy!

Coffee Anyone?

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Happy weekend!  If you love coffee this recipe is for you!

I am about to make this recipe.

Recipe for YUMMY Coffee Freeze

1 cup of milk

1 cup of frozen whipped dairy topping (or you can make it yourself)

1 package of vanilla pudding mix

1 Tbsp instant coffee

In a 3 cup measuring cup,pour milk and enough ice ( I like to use  coffee ice cubes I make with leftover coffee) just to bring the liquid to 3 cups.

Pour into a blender.Add topping,pudding and coffee,blend until smooth.

Pour,sip  and ENJOY!

Have a delicious new year! Remember life is what you make it.Make things happen and make it yummy too.