Gramercy Guide 2017

I recently moved to an apartment in Gramercy, a part of New York City known for its iconic park and residential buildings. The word Gramercy is derived from the French term “grand merci” or “big thanks.” Today, I give many thanks to those who run the impressive restaurants in the area.When I joined the neighborhood, I knew that I would savor many meals, drinks and live music sets at Maialino and Rose Bar. Aside from my favorites at the Gramercy Park Hotel, I had much to explore....more

Strawberry Peach Rosé Margaritas

For the past year I've been drinking all the rosé I can get my hands on....more

Homemade Cola Soda

Naturally flavoured Homemade Cola makes for the perfect summer drink!Have you ever tried Homemade Cola before? It's definitely something you need to try, the freshness and the combination of flavours will just blow your mind! It's amazing how good cola can taste when it's not overpowered by mass amounts of high fructose corn syrup! I can't claim to be a health nut, but any way to reduce my sugar intake and still get my treats is a definite plus in my books!...more

Best Holiday Drink

 Best Holiday DrinkDECEMBER 14, 2015 by MARY ALVAREZ filed under: DECORATING AND INSPIRATIONS, DINING,...more

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Very delicious, nutritious, refreshing, low calorie and low fat smoothie. Great combination of strawberries and banana, such an amazing summer flavour. Super easy to make and let’s get healthier!...more

The Secret to AWESOME Iced Coffee

I've been told that I make some great coffee. Which is funny since I loathed the stuff until I was pregnant with Little Man. That's right..I CRAVED coffee hard core during my pregnancies with both boys. So much so, I tried to trick my body with chocolate milk since I couldn't have a ton of coffee.Spoiler alert: chocolate milk does not equal coffee. EVER.And now I HAVE to have my coffee. Like I try not to talk too much in the mornings to anyone until I've had a sip or two because I'm cranky and love sleep and need coffee to help me function in the mornings....more

Summer Cocktails You Need to Try

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is sit out on a bar or restaurant patio and have a summer cocktail. But it can also be fun to make them yourself. If you’re having a BBQ or get together, it can be super fun to whip these up with your friends. It’s a great way to take advantage of the nice weather, and those fruity drinks always seem to taste better outside on a gorgeous day. Today I’m sharing a round-up of summer cocktails you need to try!...more

The Truth About Margaritas

Margaritas. Delicious, perfect, amazing margaritas. Whenever I think of Margaritas I instantly think of Bob Marley and whenever I think of Bob Marley I think of "Three Little Birds" and start singing and you can never have a bad day when you're singing, "DON'T WORRY! ABOUT A THING! 'CAUSE EVERY LITTLE THING...IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT!"...more