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!

Celebrities…the junk and the beautiful things they do for Beauty!

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From the Bloody Dracula facial treatments Kim K did to caviar facials celebrities are doing so many different things to look younger and feel their best. Allow me to KISS & and tell you what YOU can do to look your best…just like the celebrities do but without all the crazy stuff.

How Does J Lo get her glow?
ROSE DAY CREAM by Dr. Hauschka (found at Whole Foods Market)

Other Celebrities and Hollywood A-Listers credit gorgeous skin to GlamGlowMud face mask with volcanic rock,French sea clay,green tea leaf,cucumber, and other gorgeous skin refining ingredients.They call this cleansing,tingling and tightening face mask it a 10 minute “facial in a jar” you can do at home.

They also have a new face mask called ThirstyMud HYDRATING MASK.Ingredients include:Hyaluronic acid,honey,coconut,ginger and more.I love the way this smells and feels! Both masks will leave you LOOKING GLAM-tastic!

What are celebrities eating or drinking to look and feel good?
Watching what they eat a balance of good and a bit of a treat.

Recipe for Glowing Skin

Celebrities LOVE their healthy green drinks! Here is one for glowing skin.
Beauty from the inside out!

What you will need:

1/2 Bunch of fresh kale
1 large cucumber
1 ripe pear
1/4 bunch of parsley
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 slice of ginger

What do celebrities use to brighten their smile?

Dental office in house whitening procedures
Supersmile Toothpaste
Supersmile Whitening System (for at home use)

*On a natural note…slices of strawberries layered on top of their teeth with the inside flesh towards your teeth.Strawberries whiten the teeth.
Violife is my go to sonic toothbrush that I use to brush with my Supersmile toothpaste.

What BEAUTY products and treatments are they using to keep them looking good and YOUNG?

Non-Toxic nail lacquers Julep
Damone Roberts Pink-A- Boo Highlighter pencil
Clarisonic
Organic Facials
LightStim LED Light Therapy in spa or at home with the consumer size.

I am using and recommend these products and treatments too. To me it isn’t about looking younger or a surgical face lift.
It is about looking and feeling your absolute best! Get shopping if you want to look like a Hollywood Celebrity or A-Lister.

To see a video clip go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com for more.
Click on The Chat TV talk show.

Every Stone Has a Story in NYC

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I promised I’d share my recent adventures back home to NEW YORK CITY.

Let’s get started with that beautiful city they loved so much they named it twice…
NEW YORK,NEW YORK!

Every stone,sidewalk building has a story and tells you it if you listen.I never knew how much I would miss the Northern states until I moved for my husband to the land of sunshine,Disney World and who could forget those beautiful palm trees.

New York is a very special place!

I know I have posted blogs about New York and New Jersey before but I can’t get enough of it. So, this last trip a couple of weeks ago is no exception.

Always delighted to be invited to guest speak and get in some family and fun time too.
All work and no play make Noreen a dull girl!

Here are my TOP TEN Fun Stops in Manhattan this trip

1.You must stop off Broadway just a couple of minutes from MACY’S 34th Street for an all things yummy stop!Eat and drink the night away if you are lucky enough to catch Broadway Bites they are fairly new street food.OUT OF THIS WORLD!

2.Europe’s H&M store is around there too and so are lots of other shops. Get off the main streets and shop until you drop.They don’t call it the Fashion Capitol for nothing.

3.Stop at Joy NAILS across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station train station for a manicure and pedicure that ends with a shoulder massage and a TOOTSIE ROLL candy…FABULOUS mani & pedi on the cheap!

4.Chinatown stop for some Dim Sum a Chinese version like Tapas that are mini portions of all kinds of food…including chicken feet for the adventurous.The pastry shops that are new to Chinatown have a yummy French Vietnamese influence and taste divine.The fresh fruit stands are amazing and so are the street food hot Chinese donuts made before your very eyes.Need your watch battery fixed? Stop down Mott Street and there is this darling little old man in a tiny cart stand on the street that instantly changes all my watches I may need to bring him…and on the cheap!

*You’ll also find decorative touches for your home,chinaware and great gifts!

5.Take a ride and hop to the station for the Staten Island Ferry as seen in movies you’ll enjoy the view and can almost touch the Statue of Liberty too.

6.Little Italy offers a taste of Italy and has rich movie history from delicious Italian food,Italian deli’s,ice cold gelato and the famous bakery Ferraras!!! Since 1892 they are whipping up the best desserts,cappucinno and more for you!

*If you need a haircut there is even a famous celebrity stop Barber shop.

7.Uptown when I need a chocolate lift there is Serendipity 3 for FROZEN HOT Chocolate treats or a lovely meal.

8.Central Park is NATURE’S eye candy! Enjoy the view and enjoy some ice cream or a street vendor hot dog too.I love to people watch here too!

9.Dinnertime is the perfect time to visit Southern Hospitality an eatery mid town that just happens to be one that Justin Timberlake …yes, you read right Justin Timberlake the quad threat guy AND two of his friends own this down to earth yummy southern style place. I love the Fried Chicken salad and corn bread with honey.I’ll post more about this great place another time.

10 Dylan’s Candy Bar (designer Ralph Lauren’s daughter is a partner in it ) this uptown is a sweet hot spot near Bloomingadales Dept. store where i used to work.You gotta make a trip there and enjoy the candy staircase too.They have candy from your childhood and popular today too.

These are some of my  fave places I hope you will TRY your next trip or your first trip to Manhattan.

I fill my days from morning til night with tons of things to do in my day.

Exhausted but happy at the end of the day…take a bite out of the big apple and enjoy your days!

Delicious Shamrock Smoothie

ganze und halbe avocado isoliert auf weissOn the streets of New York City this past week I enjoyed a few avocado smoothies. So, I simply had to make one from scratch for myself.

Whipped this up in my blender cup and pureed it and fell in love!

Lucky YOU I want to share it with you.

You will need:

2 cups honeydew melon chunks
1 kiwi fruit peeled and cut in mini chunks
1 frozen large banana peeled and sliced
1 cup of Greek vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup of chopped kale or parsley

Celebrating one of my nationalities with this luck of the Irish green SMOOTHIE with a healthy twist!

Day 9 to beautiful skin!

BABY Lips…Who doesn’t love the way they look and feel to the touch. Babies are just so kissable!
Weather,heat,AC,outdoor sports and more can make your lips DRY DRY DRY. They can look awful and peel and crack. Licking your lips will only make it worse.

Try using a product called Kissy Lips or D.I.Y. with a brown sugar and honey lip scrub that you can make in a minutes in your kitchen. Place on clean dry lips and leave on 10 minutes. Brush gently with your finger or with a baby’s toothbrush. Next, rinse and enjoy. I do this treatment once a week in the winter.DRINK plenty of liquids and stay hydrated too.
Follow up with a hydrating lip conditioner or balm. Love your lips~

Warm and oh so cozy …Spiced Wine

I love to entertain, kiss and cook! This week and or weekend why not whip up this recipe for a warm wine brew?

1 Liter of red wine

A little bit under a  1/2 cup of sugar

4 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon of organic honey

Warm all of the above on the stove top. Bring to a bit of a boil, strain  and pour in mugs.

I first tasted this in my travels to Italy…in cool or cold weather or when I entertain this is one of my warm and cozy recipes. Another version can be to add a dash of nutmeg and some lemon or orange peel. Either recipe it is delicious.

It’s a wonderful life! SIP!