This is My Year: 2017!

This is My Year: 2017!

2017 was my year. My year of firsts, triumphs, overcoming disappointments and experiencing unimagined success. I spent the first day of 2017 in a psychiatric facility with my mother. At that point, I didnโ€™t expect much of 2017 but knew I was at my lowest. Although, I couldnโ€™t directly change my motherโ€™s mental illness, I knew I needed to start living for me.

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Holiday Recipe Fun with Sunny Dae! Bulleit Whiskey Bourbon

Sunny Dae is the home decor, food, and fashion influencer behind "It's a Sunny Dae" - an affordable, luxury brand dedicated to empowering young people to live their best life boldly. It's a Sunny Dae is all about finding creative ways to achieve elegance and never apologizing for surrounding yourself with beautiful things. Through simple DIY projects, creative recipes and a flare for fashion โ€” Sunny gives her followers permission to live in the now and embrace every moment to it's fullest.

Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, there is so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful for a little vacation and an opportunity to make this delicious bourbon spiked apple cider that I'm sharing with all of you with a little help from Bulleit Whiskey Bourbon. Comment below with one thing you're thankful for and donโ€™t forget to tell me how the cider tastes!  The recipes for the spiked apple cider and the spiced cider used to make it are included below. 

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Spiked Cider:

1 cup spiced cider (see below for ingredients)

1 1/2 ounces of Bulleit Bourbon

Stir to mix -Add cinnamon stick and apple wedge for garnish 

Spiced Cider: -4 cups cider

1 cinnamon stick

3 whole cloves

1 tablespoon orange juice -1 tablespoon all spice -1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Put all ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a boil!

Let me know of your holiday recipes in the comments below! 

New York City Foodie Recap

New York City Foodie Recap

New York City will always have a special place in my heart. From being mesmerized by the billboards in Times Square to hustling to catch the C train to my uncleโ€™s bakery in Brooklyn, New York is definitely my second home.

So, of course I was excited when I learned that I would be spending a week training with my social media team in the NYC HQ. My New York minute looked like this, working by day in the chic and lofty Chelsea district then hurrying to meet friends and mentors in various parts of the city.

I always discover something new on each of my New York trips. 

Eats + Cocktails + Coffeeโ€ฆ

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Cranes in the Sky: 5 Things Iโ€™ve Experienced in Sedona, Arizona

Cranes in the Sky: 5 Things Iโ€™ve Experienced in Sedona, Arizona

A couple of weeks ago, I successfully completed my first solo trip to Sedona, Arizona. Traveling solo to Arizona, has been a bucket list item that Iโ€™ve been wanting to cross of my list for a while now. Although, Sedona, Arizona seems like a random place to travel alone to, I knew I wanted to explore the beautiful scenery by hiking, venturing to the Grand Canyon and reveling in my solitude. I knew I needed to heal and take a breather from all of my many responsibilities.

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