{Cranberry Blaze Cocktail// Holiday Drink Perfection}

Ok guys, have no fear… I have come to the rescue with the perfect drink for your holiday party! I mentioned earlier this week that I went to an event for The Brave Collection. What I didn’t mention was the amazing cocktails that were served there courtesy of Cuca Fresca- and when I say amazing, I mean AMAZING!
These Cranberry Blaze Cocktails are absolutely delicious, totally festive and look beautiful. What more do you need in a holiday drink? Try them for yourself and let me know what you think!
Check out the recipe on the bottom of this post or click here to be taken directly to the Cuca Fresca website.

*Some photos courtesy of The Brave Collection and Cuca Fresca


{The Brave Collection Event}

Wow, things have been busy around here! All good things (aside from a 14.5 hour long delay in Newark Airport last Thursday, which I will get into another day!).
Last week, Adam and I attended an event for The Brave Collection in SoHo. I love this company because it combines two of my favorite things- jewelry and charity! The company was created with the goal of providing underprivileged or disabled Cambodian women a way to earn their own money and help counter the hardships that they face in everyday life. The jewelry is handmade by these women and in return they are paid above average wages and receive benefits such as health insurance and stipends for their children’s education. The company even goes a step further and donates a portion of its profits to help fight human trafficking in Cambodia.
The pieces are beautiful and the perfect gift for the holidays- I just love giving people something they will love that will benefit others as well!

*Some photos courtesy of The Brave Collection

{Five Facts about Me}

I have recently gained some more readers so I feel that this is the perfect time to do a proper introduction so you all can learn a little bit more about me and my blog!
…And if you still want more, you can follow me on Instagram or Pinterest, or ask me some questions below!

Starting off with a random one… I am an incredibly good packer. I even pack my family’s suitcases when they go on trips! Part 2 to this fact: I actually really enjoy packing- it feels like a puzzle to me. I know all the folding techniques– how to properly fold a jacket, how to most easily fold a t-shirt (hmmm, this might be a good blog post one day!).
I am obsessed with the Food Network, particularly Ina Garten. I would say that her show is my guilty pleasure, but I feel no shame or guilt whatsoever in my obsession with it! I drool over her food and take notes when she does her table settings. I even traversed through Paris this summer to visit her favorite bakery, Poilane. Oh, and if you’re wondering, her recipes are as wonderful as you have imagined them to be! I one day hope to throw a dinner party as fabulous as she does and when it is over say, “how easy was that!”
Not the most original fact, but still something important about me… I love traveling (told you it wasn’t so original). I am obsessed with learning about new cultures, trying new foods, and seeing new things. It could be a new city or a new country- I just can’t get enough!
I’m an organizational freak. I can’t sleep if our apartment is a mess (and by mess I mean a few things not put away in their correct places!), have to make lists for everything, and would not make it through the week if I didn’t have my giant desk calendar. Adam is a more go with the flow type of person, so luckily he balances me out, otherwise I would be that person to have labeled her label maker!
Football and soccer are my favorite sports, but I am actually a sports fanatic. I love to be active and physical- my exercise of choice is running, but if I could, I would hike everyday!