Monthly Archives: November 2016
Must-Try Disney Desserts!
Posted on November 29, 2016.
Living in Florida, it is inevitable that you will, at some point, make your way to Disney Land. And even if you don’t live in the Sunshine State, you should definitely make the trip. After all, they are known for their world-class rides and attractions, they feature your favorite Disney characters, and they also have an amazing selection of… food. We’ve picked our top 3 favorite desserts from their extensive menu. Here you have it… things you must try at Disney World!
-Carrot Cake Cookies! So in a mash-up version of traditional carrot cake with cream cheese icing, these babies consist of two delicious carrot cake cookies with cream cheese icing sandwiched in between! Mmm! Check these out at The Writer’s Stop coffee shop in Hollywood Studios.
-Kitchen Sink Sundae. This sundae is exactly what it sounds like: all kinds of ice cream topped with all kinds of toppings. It actually has five flavors of ice cream, and is absolutely gigantic, so get ready to share! You can find this treat at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, right next to Epcot.
-Tarte Aux Fraises. You might not suspect that this little tart, filled with vanilla cream and topped with strawberries, would be capable of changing your life, but it totally is. It’s mind-blowingly delicious and just the right amount of sweet. Scoop this one up at Les Halles Boulangerie at Epcot.
We’re Addicted: “Westworld”
Posted on November 24, 2016.
If you’re as wrapped up as we are in the breakout HBO sci-fi Western series, “Westworld,” as we are, welcome to the club. This show plays with your mind in serious ways, as it takes place in a fictional futuristic Western amusement park of sorts, where robots host humans who are essentially allowed to do anything to the robots that they wish. And as you can imagine, it gets dark quickly when humans are given free rein to act on any impulse they have.
With Season 1 winding down, we’re not only anticipating the final episodes of the season (and who makes it out alive), but super excited that the show has been confirmed for a 10-episode second season. As if that weren’t awesome enough, Ed Harris has confirmed that he’ll be returning as the Man In Black for Season 2. We’re just waiting to hear who else in the cast will be returning for round two of the twisted adventure known as “Westworld.”
Give Thanks In Style!
Posted on November 17, 2016.
Turkey Day is just about here, and we definitely have food on the brain, but we’re also starting to think about the perfect Thanksgiving Day outfit. Generally, we’re thinking muted fall colors, cute stuff that we’ve been waiting to wear all summer (like knee-high boots and ribbed turtleneck dresses), and also something comfy enough to accommodate space in our tummy for the delicious food we’ll be eating! Of course, it all comes down to what your plans are for Thanksgiving. Here are a couple different scenarios, and the perfect outfit for each from our selection of threads:
-Thanksgiving at your new boyfriend’s house: You want to look cute, but also family friendly. A good middle ground? Try our Sweater Dress (in either charcoal or black), which is sweet yet sexy, and offers plenty of coverage.
-Friendsgiving with your friends: You’ll likely be celebrating potluck style, with lots of wine (totally adulting). Here’s what we would wear: our Navy Suede Lace-Up Tank Top with our Black Denim High-Waisted Jeans, for a dressy yet chill look.
-Turkey Day with the family: No real reason to dress up, but every reason to look cute in Snaps to your friends. We would go for our Black Cross Over Tee with our Dark Denim Skinny Jean.
Of course, feel free to accessorize as you please! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
We’re Loving The Mannequin Challenge!
Posted on November 15, 2016.
If you haven’t heard of the Mannequin Challenge by now, where have you been?! This challenge is new, but it’s all the rage right now, and basically consists of groups of people frozen in some kind of scene (classroom, locker room, etc). For some reason, usually “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd is playing in the background (random!). This trend has made for lots of laughs and shows no signs of slowing down. Our favorite mannequin challenges include…
-Michelle Obama with the NBA champs Cleveland Cavaliers at the White House!
-The Sacramento Kings had a hilarious team challenge that included one of the player peeing in the corner… Eek!
-Whistle Sports did a crazy one where everyone was in a truly mid-action position… One guy even balanced a basketball on his head!
-We love all of the high school ones! Whether it depicts just chilling in class or a full-on fight in the yard, we love all of the school spirit!
-Rae Sremmurd actually captured their concert (audience included!) frozen to “Black Beatles,” until the beat dropped and everyone went crazy!
Of course, we had to join in on the fun here at Blush! Check out our Instagram and see us frozen in the office mid-photo shoot! Just a few moments capture all the crazy fun we have in our office… take a peek!
The Most Yummy Thanksgiving Stuffing Ever
Posted on November 10, 2016.
Okay, so how psyched are we that it is about to be Thanksgiving?! Maybe the one day of the year that you’re actually encouraged to eat as much as you want! Heaven on earth, we say. And while we love all of the traditional dishes, sometimes it’s nice to put a new spin on old favorites (but please, leave our turkey as is). We came across this yummy looking recipe for Soft-Pretzel Stuffing that we don’t think we’ll be able to resist testing out come Turkey Day. Check it out for yourself below:
Soft Pretzel Stuffing (serves 6)
-3 tbsp butter
-2 thinly sliced celery stalks
-1 finely chopped onion
-2 finely chopped large carrots
-1 tbsp thyme leaves
-Freshly ground black pepper
-10 soft pretzels, toasted and left out to harden
-3 cans chicken broth
-2 large eggs
-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add celery, onion, and carrots and cook until tender (10-12 minutes). Stir in thyme; season with salt and pepper.
-In a large bowl, combine pretzels with vegetable mixture. Pour in broth and beaten eggs. Toss until fully blended; season with salt and pepper.
-Butter a 9”x13” baking dish and spoon mixture into dish. Bake until cooked golden (40 minutes).
Starbucks Holiday Drinks: They’re Baack!
Posted on November 7, 2016.
The most wonderful time of the year is here, and we’re not talking about Christmas. We’re talking about the November 10th roll out of Starbuck’s Red Cups, better known as their perfected holiday drink selection! What’s on the menu this year? Your choice of Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Fudge Hot Chocolate, Christmas Cookie Latte, Eggnog Latte, Gingerbread Latte (yasss!), Honey and Almond Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mocha, or Toffee Nut Latte. Mmm, we don’t know which to try first!
As if this wasn’t good enough news, Starbucks will be offering two-for-one of select drinks from November 10-14thbetween 2pm-5pm. (see this link for details: https://news.starbucks.com/news/starbucks-red-holiday-cups-2016-return). Because Starbucks knows that sharing is caring, and that nothing beats a coffee happy hour. We’ll be there, Red Cups in hand!
Hope this is a great beginning to a wonderful holiday season for all of our Blush girls!
And The Award Goes To…
Posted on November 3, 2016.
It’s official! According to GQ UK, Bella Hadid has been crowned Model of the Year! And she was certainly up against stiff competition! The other nominees included Kendall Jenner, whose career has been on absolute fire, and Bella’s very own sister, Gigi. But this was definitely Bella’s year. From magazine covers of the highest fashion magazines to gracing the catwalks of Chanel and Versace, among many others, she absolutely owned this year.
Not only is her career blazing right now, but she’s dating singer/rapper The Weeknd, and her famous family has already been in the limelight for quite some time. Her mother Yolanda is one of our favorites from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and her sister Gigi has had a very public relationship with One Direction Star Zayn Malik.
The Hadid sisters are also very Instagram friendly, which we love. So, hats off to Bella, and we are also big fans of gorgeous Gigi, not to mention killer Kendall. Congrats to all three girls for an amazing year, and to Bella for being awarded the honor of Model of the Year! We look forward to all their fashion inspiration to come!
Your Vote Counts!
Posted on November 1, 2016.
While here at Blush, we are usually focused on all things fashionable and trendy, we’ve had something a little more serious on our minds lately. Election Day is just around the corner on November 8th, and this is definitely a very important election that could change the course of history forever. Regardless of which party you affiliate with, the two major candidates on the ballot have very different views on how to run this country, so we really encourage you Blush girls to do a little research and make an informed vote that reflects your beliefs. Every vote really does count, and that goes double for those of you here with us in Florida, a major swing state.
While you’re looking into presidential candidates, don’t forget to check out the meaning of other issues on the ballot, like the Florida amendments relating to solar energy and the legalization of medical marijuana. Remember that knowledge really is power, as we are the ones who have the privilege of voting on issues and creating changes, which are really the ultimate trends.
Tip: Early voting has already started, so skip the long Election Day lines and breeze through your local polling center today!