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10 Ways To Cure A Hangover
May 21, 2010 at 11:23 am 0
It's getting warmer, everyone is feeling social, the patios are packed, and the cocktails are flowing ever so freely! Sounds like a great time, but the next morning you will be feeling anything but great! Here Are 10 Sure Fire (And Fun!) Ways To Cure A Hangover: 1. Eat a bacon and egg sandwich. Salad will not help, you need to go for the heavy stuff! 2. Wear sunglasses. They will hide your bags and sleepy eyes, and will save you from getting a headache from the bright sun. 3. Stay horizontal. Sit on a lawn chair by the pool, lay in bed watching movies or plant yourself on the sofa and chat with your man. Don't try to be too active, you'll stir everything up, which is a baaaad thing when you have a hangover! 4. Don't make plans. Who wants to go for a run, eat a fancy brunch or go shopping when you feel awful. Don't commit to something if you need to be energized and feeling great to do it. 5. Drink lots of water before bed, when you wake up and throughout the day. You'll get hydrated and recover much faster. 6. Advil is your friend. Take 2 before bed, or right when you wake up. Actually, when you have a hangover Advil is your best friend! 7. Drink fresh squeezed juice or eat a few oranges. They have lots of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fluids that will make you feel fantastic! 8. Go swimming! Surfers swear that a quick dip cures any hangover - trust the experts! 9. Take a nap. Rest up, relax and rest some more. You need a little time to recover so drifting in and out of sleep when you are hung over is a great thing! 10. Watch feel good movies! When you are hung over you feel slow, and sluggish - so play your favourite movies that will make you laugh, smile and feel all giddy...you'll forget your hangover in no time!
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Life, Style
Fabulous Ladies Night Party Idea
February 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm 0
There are few nights more fun and fabulous than ladies nights. So why not put a theme to it and make it even more memorable? Recently I came across this ladies lingerie party “Love, Sweet Love” theme from Simple Stunning Wedding Showers by Karen Bussen that mixes everything a girl can love - shoes, lingerie, chocolate and fancy cocktails!

a few of her favourite things make for a great get together

a few of her favourite things make for a great get together

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Life
Delicious Pomegranate Martini
December 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm 0
Looking for a new cocktail to serve for New Years this year? Why not try a Pomegranate Martini - they taste delicious...and you can even say it's healthy because of the antioxidant benefits! Drink UP! Ingredients • 3 tablespoons Veev • 1/2 cup/125 ml sweetened pomegranate juice • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice • 1/4 to 1/2 cup crushed ice • 10 fresh pomegranate seeds, for garnish • 1 lime wedge, for garnish Directions 1 In a cocktail mixer, mix together the Veev, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and ice. 2 Place the pomegranate seeds in a 4- to 6-ounce cocktail glass. Pour the pomegranate mixture into the glass and garnish with the lime.
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How to Host a Great Holiday Party
December 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm 0


As the holiday season approaches there’s no better time to get together with friends and family and celebrate together. Here are some simple holiday tips to help you host a great holiday party. Pick a theme. Holiday parties don’t just have to be about Christmas. Pick a fun theme to boost your party this year. Think Bad Santa and come up with games and activities where your guests can play, laugh and get to know each other better. Your party will be the hit of the season. Invite a wide mix of people. A fun mix of people from different backgrounds with different interests can add some serious spice to your party. Instead of inviting the same six people why not make it ten, and add some new people to really stir things up? Stock up on liquor and spirits. Deviate from the everyday and come up with unique cocktail combinations to serve your guests, or have a wine or beer tasting party where your guests have to guess which is which. The more creative you get, the better your results. Provide some light and tasty snacks. When your guests are sipping and chatting make sure you’ve provided a fuel up station for them. Some nice, light, tasty snacks will go a long way. Try not to go with the super heavy and complicated snacks that will be hard for you to make, and leave your guests feeling bloated and sleepy. Decorate. Some festive ornaments and funky decorations will go far. Show that you put some effort into your party and add holiday accents – such as silver cocktail glasses and table decorations. Just add music. Before your guests arrive put the final touches on your soiree and put on some music. Have a few choices nearby that can help to elevate, or slow things down if needed. Since you’re setting a whole scene for your party make sure the music compliments the vibe you are trying to set with all the decorating, games and cocktail mixes. Go with the flow. Instead of forcing games and seating plans on your guests let them set the pace for the night. If your guests aren’t interested in your games drop it and move onto something else – and if they seem like they are ready for something different bring out the wine tasting. As long as things flow nicely it’ll be a great party.
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