Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrating the New Year with American Born Moonshine Apple Pie

American Born Moonshine Apple Pie is perfect for celebrating the new year, whether you are hosting a party or looking for a gift to bring your host. Drink it as a chilled shot or mix it with soda. As a shot, it goes down smooth and I just love that apple pie flavor. American Born Moonshine Applie Pie is made from a corn base with natural apple and cinnamon flavors, with a hint of caramel. 

Check out these recipes below for some different ways to mix up American Born Moonshine Apple Pie. 

2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie
4 OZ Apple Cider
Directions: Pour into a glass and stir well

1 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie
1 OZ Peach Schnapps
1 OZ Lemon-Lime Soda
1 OZ Cranberry Juice
Directions: Mix equal parts ABM apple pie and peach schnapps with lemon-lime soda and cranberry juice. Serve over ice.

1 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie
1 ¼ OZ Rumchata
Directions: Shake and serve chilled

2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie
4 OZ Ginger Ale
Directions: Pour in glass, over ice and stir well.

2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie
4 OZ Apple Juice
Directions: Pour ingredients into a mug and microwave for 30-45 seconds. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

1 Bottle American Born Moonshine Apple Pie
1/2 Bottle American Born Moonshine Original
1 Bottle Dry Red Wine (750 ML)
2 Bottles Of Orange Juice (750 ML Each)
Chopped Fruit Of Choice (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Apple)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in large glass pitcher, and let refrigerate overnight (or about 12 hours). Serve over ice. Makes 10-12 servings.

2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie
1 OZ Lemon Juice
¼ OZ Grenadine
Directions: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a glass filled with ice.

American Born Moonshine Apple Pie Shot

American Born Moonshine Apple Pie & Apple Juice

American Born Moonshine Apple Pie & Soda

- Kim Weling

Monday, December 29, 2014

Vogue Holiday Affair 2014

Photo credit: Sean Sime

If it's one thing I try to never miss, it's any of Vogue's Blogger Network events. I love networking with the select group of bloggers Vogue works with, as well as being introduced to and reunited with sponsoring brands. The Vogue team is such a friendly and personable group to be around, so it's always a fun, fashionable reunion during these events!

The latest event was Vogue's Holiday Affair, which was held on December 8th at Bouley Botanical at 218 Church Street. Chef David Bouley's event space features a test kitchen and fresh herbs grown on site, resulting in an amazing aroma of food. Of the small plates being served, some of my favorites were the Chatham Day Boat Lobster, Slow Braised Kobe Style Beef Cheeks and Grilled Marinated Duck. 

Among the featured brands were Hudson Jeans, previewing their Spring 2015 collection, including chambray tops and jeans in super skinny and flair styles. 

Garnier Fructis hosted a braid bar, in which I opted for a voluminous, braided chignon. The two new products Garnier Fructis introduced to me is perfect for my hair and this winter weather: the new De-Constructed Texture Tease dry touch finish spray and Marvelous Oil Deep Nourish hair elixir. 

Vera Bradley showcased their new quilted leather collection, available in magenta, taupe and black in tote, satchel, backpack and crossbody styles, as well as wallets and wristlets. This collection is perfect for going from the office to an evening out. 

Simon featured holiday gift picks, gifting blogger attendees with a Rebecca Minkoff pouch and Simon gift card. Some of the Simon Malls in the NYC area include Roosevelt Field, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and The Westchester. 

Desert Rose by Ne'emah quickly became my favorite new fragrance for the season, with a mix of citrus /fruity, floral and woody notes. Lookout for it when it becomes available in the U.S. this spring!

Before the evening ended I indulged in trying on Blackglama's luxurious black mink fur coats. 

Thank you to the Vogue team and all the sponsored brands! 

Photo credit: Sean Sime

Photo credit: Sean Sime

- Kim Weling

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

American Eagle Outfitters / Aerie Holiday 2014

I can't believe the holidays are here! Here's a quick look at American Eagle / Aerie back when I attended their holiday preview. They have been having amazing sales all season, so now is the perfect time to grab some of their holiday merchandise. 

Highlights from this season American Eagle this season include puffer vests, flannels, camo and their collaboration with Woolrich, offering slippers, shoes and travel bags.  

Women's shoes include a fringed wedge bootie, buckle strap booties, 
Dr. Martens floral boots, Woolrich Baltimore Boot and DV by Dolce Vita tall boots. 

My picks from Aerie include the lace racerback bralette, seamless high wasited mini, boybriefs, knit boxers and cable knit skinny jogger. 

- Kim Weling