Monday, May 17, 2010

People of Walmart are scaaaaaary!!

There aren't any Walmarts in the Chicagoland area and with folks like these I can't say I'm sad about it!

Versus of the Week: Manolo Blahnik vs Christian Louboutin

         Manolo Blahnik                 VS            Christian Louboutin

So with the Sex and the City movie coming out over the next few weeks, fashion is in full swing! With this being some of the best parts of the movie are the shoes! While Carrie has a love for Manolo Blahniks, who can deny the beauty of Christian Louboutin! If you had Carrie Bradshaw money and could spend $600 on a pair of high heels which would you choose?

Cocktail of the week- Sparkling Orange Cocktail

A little vodka and homemade syrupy goodness makes for an awesomely yummy cocktail! This recipe is enough to serve 8 girlfriends!

  • 2  seedless oranges, (for syrup)
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 2/3 cup(s) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup(s) vodka
  • 1  orange, (for cocktail)
  • 1 bottle(s) chilled Champagne or sparkling wine

  1. To make syrup: With a sharp knife, thinly slice oranges. Place in a medium nonreactive saucepan and toss with sugar. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Add orange juice and vodka to saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid is syrupy and orange slices are translucent, about 20 minutes.
  3. Strain syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  4. To make cocktails: With a vegetable peeler, remove 8 long strips of zest from the orange. Twist each strip and place in a champagne glass. Add 1 tablespoon bitter-orange syrup to each glass. Top with Champagne and stir gently. Serve immediately.