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Gold Coast Trend – From wind-blown bronze to sun-kissed blush, stay gold in summer’s most sensual shades and shapes. Our most coveted summer styles are here! From irresistible swim to casual day-dresses, your new summer essentials have arrived! Shop Gold Coast Trend today!

 

A Few Good Reasons for Planning Your Christmas Party Early

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Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Aside from the fact that there are often discounts given for early or advanced bookings for parties and other events, there are actually a number of other reasons why early party planning is a good idea. Since a Christmas party is typically something employers throw to show their employees gratitude for another good year, the party ought to be nice. Therefore, since we know awesome parties don’t throw themselves, it’s a bit important to look at what goes into planning a company Christmas bash. Following are just a few reasons why early planning and bookings can make or break your party.

Ordering Your Invitations

Barring any unforeseen circumstances you probably know who will be in your employ this coming Christmas. Getting your invitations designed, ordered and mailed is something you will want to do as early as possible. What good is an elaborate bash if you don’t invite people properly? Yes, some of you will choose e-vites but really, the old-fashioned way is so much nicer in our opinion. Many companies choose to keep a few blank invitations for last-minute additions so that is something you may want to think about doing.

Booking Live Entertainment

Keep in mind that loads of other people are going to be planning their Christmas events early. If you want to get in the running with the perfect choice in live entertainment you really should start booking your acts straight away. There is nothing worse than planning a superb party only to find your choice of entertainment limited at best. Go out and scout for new bands or look online for some ideas. Remember, the good ones go fast so get your entertainment sorted. In fact, many people start booking their bands before they do anything else. This is because you want to make sure the dates your entertainment act is available will mesh with your venue and so forth.

Hiring Caterers and Bar Service

Start looking at companies like liquidchefs.co.uk for your mobile bar service. You can’t possibly have a great Christmas party without a great liquor service! Many a memory is created at the good old company Christmas party each year and to carry on that tradition you will want to be sure you are not lacking in the drinks department. Like your venue and your entertainment, your mobile bar service can book solid as early as August. To avoid settling for last pick or pouring the drinks yourself at your company’s party, grab a solid bar service and get your dates locked in.

Planning any party early can help eliminate some very serious headaches. It doesn’t matter if you are planning for 50 or for 500 at your Christmas party, getting your plans laid out early and having all your ducks in a row will help to ensure a successful event. As soon as you know the dates that work best for your company and the venue you’d like to go with, start calling around and looking online to be sure you have everything ready on time.

My Swim Wear Picks for this Summer!

I may not be your regular girl, I actually love buying swim wear. I own a lot of bathing suits and buy a few every year. I have quite the collection! Here is a look at some of the suits I am eyeing this season:

 

Nanette Lepore Montecito Printed Bandeau
Nanette Lepore Montecito Printed Bandeau

 

Trina Turk Plumas Crop Top Bikini
Trina Turk Plumas Crop Top Bikini

 

Michael Kors Glazed Tile Halter
Michael Kors Glazed Tile Halter

21 Day Fix Challenge Group! Join Me

Hey guys! I will be running a 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Challenge group starting on June 22nd. This time around I will be coaching the group alongside a few other coaches from Team Inspire. We can not wait to motivate and inspire you to get healthy!

Here are some of the details:

-amazing 30 minute at home workouts!
-30 days of shakeology (amazing shake/meal replacement) instant energy!
-FB accountability group, a private group where you can share the experience with women just like you! Let’s motivate each other
-Team Inspire coaches, yes there will be more than one coach in the group to help guide you

I’ve found 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix extreme to give amazing results. I lost the last 15 pounds of my baby weight due to the program and the help of all of my wonderful challengers. Not only do I motivate them but they help me to stay on track as well. It is a team effort!

If you are interested in joining the group there are only a few spots left! MSG me on my FB Page  to register ASAP.

I promise you the hardest part of losing weight is making the decision to sign up and committing to the process. Let’s do this together!!

21 Day Fix Challenge Group
21 Day Fix Challenge Group

 

Tony Awards Red Carpet 2015

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Hey guys! You know how much I love red carpet fashion. Tonight was the Tony Awards here in New York City and there were definitely some fabulous fashions on the red carpet. Let’s take a look at some of the best and maybe not so amazing fashions:

Did you see the awards? What was your favorite look on the red carpet?

Tips for Getting Your Body Bikini Ready

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The weather has warmed up and you want to head to the beach, but you’re not so if your body is ready to fit into that bikini you recently saw at the store. No problem! Follow these tips to help you get your bikini ready in no time!

1. Embrace Your Body

The worst thing you can do is be self-conscious about your curves. You need to embrace the person you see in the mirror. Sure, you may have put on a little weight over the winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from showing off what your momma gave you, and nobody is standing in your way to shed the extra pounds except you. Focus on improving your self-esteem, as it is the first step in being bikini ready. We can be our worst judge when it comes to looking in a mirror, and that self-conscious attitude does more harm than good.

2. Drink Water

Aside from the obvious of keeping you hydrated, drinking more water and foregoing carbonated beverages like soda can do wonders for your complexion, skin tone, and reduce bloating from the foods you eat. Also, water contains no calories – just pure awesome, healthy goodness – so instead of drinking your favorite diet soda or opting for alcohol to relax, drink more water. Your body will thank you for it.

3.  Mix Up Your Workout: Do the Russian Twist

More and more research indicates that mixing up your workout is beneficial in producing results in weight loss and achieving your body’s overall health, and the reason is that it forces your body to constantly adapt – aiding in the fat burning process. If you’re a cardio-junkie don’t be afraid throw in some muscle building activities like weight-training to firm up your muscles, and also do core exercises, like the Russian Twist, that focus attention on tightening your mid-section.

4. Reduce Your Carb Intake

As always, nutrition is a big factor when it comes to getting your body bikini ready, and eating carbs is your biggest offender when it comes to trying to shed the weight off. Refined, complex carbohydrates promote water retention in the body and add an unnecessary amount of calories to your diet. Focus your attention more towards eating healthy fruits and vegetables – simple carbs that help provide a multitude of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs, but often lacks.

5. Improve Your Posture

Surprisingly, your posture impacts a great deal as to how your body looks in the mirror and to others. Yet, our current work culture of sitting at a desk all day negatively impacts the way we hold ourselves. To help you improve your posture, start by pulling your shoulders back. It will help pull in your stomach and improve the curvature your back so that you’re not looking hunched over with a pot belly.

While a bikini body takes effort, there are a lot of simple things you can do to help you get ready.

Clean Eating Mommy Ebook Launch

Clean Eating Mommy

 

Hey guys! I have recently launched an ebook over at Clean Eating Mommy. The book is titled “15 Healthy Recipes + Shakes & Snacks” and if you are always looking for help planning healthy dinners, this book is for you!

Features Include:

  • Original Clean Eating Mommy Recipes- Every recipe in this book was created by me  for me and my loved ones
  • Easy to Follow Directions
  • Photos for every recipe
  • Easy and healthy snack ideas, for you and your family
  • A great start to eating clean
  • and much much more…

Please note, that this is an ebook to be viewed on your computer, phone and/or tablet. Ebooks are awesome because they also save paper!

To buy “15 Healthy Recipes + Shakes & Snacks” click here

Negroni Sbagliato

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Cocktails are a type of drinks which were invented by creative enthusiast who wanted to experiment with their drinks. As the time passed by, they became heavily commercialized. Nowadays, everyone is making cocktails and everybody is trying to promote something through them. Only a handful of people still see fun and creativity when making these drinks.

Negroni Sbagliato is a drink with rather funny and interesting history. Original Negroni was created in Florence, Italy. It was created by count Negroni. He often drank Americano cocktail and he wanted a bit stiffer drink. So, he ordered his bartender to put gin into Americano, instead of soda water. Count Negroni loved the cocktail and even made his own distillery that sold Negroni. Given that it was popular all over Italy, it was also served in Milano. During one night, few decades after creation of original Negroni, unknown bartender wanted to make this cocktail. Instead of putting gin, he accidentally put prosecco instead. This is how Negroni Sbagliato was created (sbagliato means mistaken, flawed in Italian). In that regard, this was perhaps the most interesting and most unique cocktail which was made by complete accident. Today, Negroni Sbagliato is even more popular than the original. You can find it in many bars all over the world. One of the Toronto lounges that makes excellent version of this cocktail is D.W. Alexander, renowned Canadian lounge, located in Toronto.

Ingredients

 1 ounce Prosecco

 1 ounce Campari

 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth

 One orange twist

This cocktail is pretty easy for preparation. You need to take Prosecco, Campari and Sweet Vermouth and put them in a glass. Fill the glass with ice and stir the content. Afterwards, put orange twist on the edge of the glass for garnish. Negroni and Negroni Sbagliato are great examples that people are still creating cocktails for fun, which was their original role.

Met Gala 2015

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The Met Gala 2015 was in NYC the other night. If you did not catch some of the amazing and outrageous fashions, here is a look at some of the stand outs:

Who was your favorite fashionista?

Skirts, Shorts and Leggings: How to Have Longer Leaner Looking Legs

Image courtesy of marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

We all want toned legs, but that’s easier said than done. Most of the stuff you’ll find on the Internet is either half-baked or flat-out wrong. Here’s what it really takes to get legs of steel to go with your abs.

Get Plastic Surgery

OK, so this might not be what you had in mind when you thought “toned legs,” but it’s the easiest way to shape and tone the skin after you’ve lost a lot of weight. Sometimes, it’s absolutely necessary because permanent, or semi-permanent, changes have occurred that won’t allow you to have that lean, toned, look.

In fact, plastic surgery can be used to shape all parts of your body, like breasts, hips, thighs, and butt, so that the sagging skin doesn’t kill your morale: see here what can be done with a simple scalpel and a few hours worth of work.

Walk More

If you want stronger leg muscles, you have to use them more often. That means walking more. Walk everywhere. When you have the option to walk or take an escalator, walk. When you have the option to take the elevator or walk, walk.

Park at the back of the parking lot and walk. If it’s less than a mile to wherever you’re going, walk. If you can afford to, walk before and after work. Are you getting the idea?

Walking is underrated but it’s, by far, the easiest way to improve muscle tone, coordination, and overall health. Another thing you could try is petitioning your boss for a standing desk. Move around more at the office. If he or she says no, take more breaks. If you can’t take more breaks, consider a different job. Unfortunately, there’s no substitute for walking. You have to do it.

Sprint

Have you ever seen a sprinter’s legs? They’re ripped. Almost every sprinter has very defined glute, hamstring, and quad muscles owing to their exceptional “off the line” force production and limit speed training. Contrast this with “runner’s legs” which are usually lean and a little flimsy looking.

Bottom line: if you want strong-looking legs (they don’t have to be huge), start sprinting. Go to the local YMCA, YWCA, or join a gym with a track.

Do Squats and Deadlifts

Squats and deadlifts are the king of quad, butt, and hamstring workouts. The squat, especially, is a particularly effective way to train the leg muscles. Squats done for strength, in the 3 to 5 rep range, are less likely to produce bulky “bodybuilder legs,” and are more likely to make you lean and toned, especially if the weights are sufficiently heavy to prevent a sarcoplasmic hypertrophy – a condition where fluid fills the muscles, making them appear large.

This effect can be significant, and is responsible for the “bubbly” look that bodybuilders are known for. A gymnast’s body, on the other hand, is lean, very muscular, and strong. This type of strength is typically build through heavy weights, but lower rep schemes, muscle endurance exercises, and static holds – something your leg muscles naturally love.

Dr. Kevin Ruhge is a long-time cosmetic surgeon who as elected to the Alpha Omegal Alpha National Honor Medical Society during his extensive medical training. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he hopes to help people live better lives by sharing his insights and experiences online. You can find his illuminating and informative posts on a variety of today’s best websites and blogs.

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