6 Homemade Spins on the Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s Shamrock Shake season. If you’re too embarrassed to hit the McDonald’s drive-through—you may have food blogger cred to maintain, after all—we’ve rounded up six recipes to help you get your fix. From boozy to healthy, BlogHer’s food bloggers have you covered. There are even recipes for Shamrock Shake-inspired cupcakes and a layer cake. ...more
That looks delicious! I love the shake that McD's does..oh yumminess! :)more

8 Easy and Festive Cocktail Recipes to Ring in the New Year

Oh, Champagne, how I love you—and how difficult you are to drink all night long. Palates fade, and your second (or third) glass starts feeling less sparkly and more sticky-sweet. It's a sacred tradition to begin and end any New Year's Eve party with bubbles, but it's tricky to keep a cocktail party going without … well, cocktails. ...more
I need that Commodore barware.more

Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around after the holidays, right?), here is how we did it. ...more
I love finding new things to do with wine corks. I made a cork board that I absolutely love. You ...more

Island Coconut Loose Tea Blend

  Because it's cold outside and hot tea is the only thing right now that keeps me from going into total hibernation, I've been tinkering in the kitchen with some new loose tea blends. I stocked up with some organic herbs earlier in the year to help us live healthier and improve our overall well-being. Herbal tea soothes the soul, folks! Soul-soothing is what I need. Always....more

6 Homemade Spins on the Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s Shamrock Shake season. If you’re too embarrassed to hit the McDonald’s drive-through—you may have food blogger cred to maintain, after all—we’ve rounded up six recipes to help you get your fix. From boozy to healthy, BlogHer’s food bloggers have you covered. There are even recipes for Shamrock Shake-inspired cupcakes and a layer cake. ...more
That looks delicious! I love the shake that McD's does..oh yumminess! :)more

Agave Sweetened Hot Chocolate

Image shot by my husband Rayshan Sanoon - thanks babe!...more

An Authentic French Food and Wine Experience

When I travel abroad, I tend to head for the comforts of home. Most often, Italy, my former home. But when the opportunity arose for me to experience France through the eyes of the chef, I could not resist....more

Wine accessories for the Vino-holic

I’m in a relationship. It makes me feel me beautiful, calm and emotional. It is a love affair that is slow and steady. I’m committed… to wine, in a non-addicted way of course. I’d like to think sometimes it is healthier than some of my previous relationships. Wine has become somewhat of a female ritual, a connection that is flirty and dreamy. I strongly insist that sipping on a glass of wine with friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures....more
Love the Italian colors of the Moretto Corkscrew.more

Strawberry and Mango Smoothie

I am a huge fan of Berries. They are pretty, flavorful, taste amazing on cheesecakesand hold a long list of health benefits. When in season, berries are delicious on its own or with yogurt for a creamy, refreshing snack. When you do not get the best of the berries, smoothie’ing is the way to go...more

Morning Smoothie | Vitamin C Boost

 If I had my way each morning I'...more

Chicago in 10 degrees

I'm in the Presidential Suite at the Hyatt lying in bed, doing what I love to do when it's quiet...be on my Apple laptop.  Mr Wonderful is in the other room working on calculations of ppm's for water chemistry, waiting to go work out with me.  We are on the 36th floor, so we are going to climb the stairs to the 36th floor and then go to the Navy Pier after.  We almost hate to leave because we have such an amazing room....more