Swap Your Snacks

Taking the time to make healthy snacks can seem like a huge hassle at the end of a long day. Processed foods can be an easy alternative, but is it worth it? Probably not. In ten short minutes or less, you can throw together a few ingredients that will be better tasting, less calories, and valuable to your nutrition. Martha Stewart has you covered….

Treat Yourself

Realistically, we cannot always afford to treat ourselves all the time. Sometimes, you have to walk past the shiny new Jimmy Choo’s calling your name at Barney’s. Sometimes we have tiny wins (like not spending a small fortune on the Jimmy Choo’s we are ogling.) We get all of our work done early, you go to the gym consistently for a month, you haven’t…

Saturday Sips: Bobby Flay’s Mojito Limeade

        Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish 2 limes, cut into wedges, plus more for garnish 2 cups crushed ice, plus more for serving 1 cup Lime-Mint Syrup, recipe follows 1 liter white rum 1/2 cup fresh lime juice Club soda Lime-Mint Syrup: 2 cups sugar 2 cups water 2 limes, zested 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves…

Your Summer Fling

  Today, Streetstylechi gets a little personal. Valentine’s day 2014. My boyfriend insisted on keeping our plans for the night as a surprise, so hand in hand, we trotted through the snow into the unknown; which turned out to be a food and wine pairing at Pastoral, our favorite neighborhood spot. Already giddy from the romantic atmosphere and perfect dinner, I told him about…

The Captain’s Pineapple

A killer drink is crucial to any summer gathering. This past Tuesday, Captain Morgan proved that with a private tasting of their new limited edition rum, Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum, which just hit shelves. While I do not drink much other than margaritas and white wine, (chardonnay shots anyone?!) mixologist Jon Ruiz won me over with “The Captain’s Pineapple,” a super…

Best of San Francisco: A Guide By Kate O’Regan

  Kate O’Regan, founder of Mulberry Lane Blog & and fashion maven, is giving the rest of us an “it girl’s” guide to San Francisco. The last thing we want to do when we travel, is look like a tourist, and this guide will give you a local insider trip to the city. Kate has traveled the world, but always comes back to where…

Saturday Sangria Flora

    What You will Need/Measurements: One 750-milliliter bottle Sauvignon Blanc 1 1/2 cups St-Germain elderflower liqueur (or elderflower cordial) 1/4 cup Cointreau 6 strawberries, sliced 1/4 inch thick 6 raspberries 2 peaches, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 orange, thinly sliced crosswise 1 pound green and red grapes Ice Instructions: Combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher and let stand at room temperature…

Friday Night Drinks: Cherry Beer Margaritas

  I discovered The Blond Cook a few weeks ago and have been experimenting with her recipes ever since. One of my recent favorites is a spin on the classic margarita. Last week, we talked about watermelon margaritas, and I’ve made them twice since then. Patio drinking just got a kick in the butt with this easy drink recipe.     Prep Time: 5…

My Five: Zaul Zamora

  Zaul Zamora has the job we all wish we could get. He is a jack of all trades in the media and fashion industry. Building himself up as a recognized stylist, he continues to style, and is also a merchandiser and social media master for Nice Kicks. Zamora is showing us his favorite spots in Austin, Texas. Austin is a young city and…

Easy Watermelon Margarita

Hot summer nights call for cool fruity drinks. Today we’re putting a classic spin on the margarita. A watermelon margarita is an easy way to update a summer staple in five short minutes. Make sure you have supplies for a second round! Michael Chiarello’s famous watermelon margarita: Total Time: 35 min Prep: 5 min Inactive Prep: 30 min Servings: 4 ingredients Salt, for glass…