Author: Kaitlyn Phillips

Manhattan Moonshine: First Luxury Un-Aged Whiskey

With cocktail culture booming in the United States, there is certainly no shortage of speakeasies and high-end mixology bars in New York City. Some of the best ones have in common a revolutionary new un-aged whiskey called Manhattan Moonshine, which is rapidly emerging as a number one choice for the discerning drinkers of New York. Inspired by the cocktail renaissance that occurred during American Prohibition and the glamorous yet subversive nightlife that accompanied it, Manhattan Moonshine is the world’s first luxury un-aged whiskey and has been developed to be the perfect whiskey for cocktails. The Manhattan Moonshine Company, LLC...

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The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil

Whether you’re hosting a party, going to one and not sure what bottle to bring, or looking for the perfect gift for any wine lover in your life, The Wine Bible is here to help! Filled with extensive tried and true food pairings, tips on how to choose great glassware at any price point, and fun explorations of topics such as why champagne has bubbles, the options for holiday coverage are endless. Karen MacNeil traveled the globe for the revision, tasting over 10,000 wines in 5 years and producing what has been thought of as the most compelling, entertaining, and comprehensive book...

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Drink Vodka Like a Celebrity

Celebrities have incredible power of persuasion in today’s society. If Jennifer Lopez endorses a clothing line or Kiera Knightley appears in a perfume commercial, people flock to these products with money extended. And why wouldn’t you? Who doesn’t want to smell, dress or eat like a celebrity? It gives a feeling of connectedness and a sense of luxury, to live out a small part of the celebrity lifestyle. If you’ll do all this, would you like to drink like a celebrity as well? Recently, various alcoholic companies have partnered with celebrities to market their vodka. Iconic Brands has teamed...

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Holiday Hangover Cure

The most fun aspect of the holidays is the togetherness: the parties, the friends, the drinks. The least appealing? Hangovers. Never fear, Caliwater has the cure! Caliwater is made with fresh Prickly Pear Cactus puree, and also contains Prickly Pear Cactus extract, which helps reduce hangovers, all with fewer calories and less sugar than coconut water. Furthermore, the Prickly Pear Cactus fruit is the only fruit which contains all 24 known betalains: powerful antioxidants known for their skin revitalizing benefits. They hydrate and revive your skin naturally. Caliwater also contains five naturally-occurring electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and rare antioxidants. There is zero fat and...

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Rocktoberfest in Rock City, GA

There is a nip in the air and leaves are changing; fall is officially upon us! With this fantastic season comes some delightful traditions: pumpkin patches, corn mazes, festivals and costumes. What you may not typically think of when you think “fall” is Rock City, Georgia. More specifically, Rocktoberfest. Rock City sits on top of Lookout Mountain, which straddles the Tennessee/Georgia border. On a normal day, you can walk through the rock structures, struggle through narrow spaces like “Needle’s Eye” and “Fat Man’s Squeeze”, find some gnomes hanging out in their village, and wander through the Fairyland Caverns, which...

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Holiday Cocktails with Deleon Tequila

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to celebrate! Why not do it with the regal and decadent DeLeón™ Tequila? This high-end spirit is like nothing you’ve had before. DeLeón™ Tequila has fashioned two brand new seasonal cocktails to help usher in the cold weather: the Ahumando Café and Spicy Serenade. The star of both cocktails is DeLeón™ Tequila, unrivaled in finish and made from 100% highland agave that is slow-fermented and twice-distilled. If you need a last minute stocking-stuffer idea, any of DeLeón’s ultra-premium and luxury variants make for an unforgettable gift, with their stunning bespoke-style bottles...

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Luxury KRUPS Holiday Gift Guide

The season of giving is nearly upon us, and with that comes the stress of finding the perfect gift for your significant other, parent or friend. No need to fear. KRUPS is here to help you on your quest for the ideal present. KRUPS, a worldwide leader in kitchen appliances, has the perfect pieces to complement any high-end kitchen for home entertaining and gifting. Whether it be with a one-touch fully automatic espresso/cappuccino maker or a 2-bottle wine aerator and dispenser for the perfect pour, these appliances are sure to impress any gift recipient. The “Rolls-Royce” of Coffee Machines: KRUPS EA9010 Barista Full...

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Holiday Cocktails with Ciroc and Double Cross Vodka

The time of holiday parties is approaching quickly. Are you ready? If you’re tired of the same old recipes and want to really wow your guests, try some of these recipes from Ciroc and Double Cross. Cîroc Vodka is made from two different types of French grapes—mauzac blanc and ugni blanc—and is distilled five times before distribution. This distillery is located in southern France and the vodka’s name is a mashup of two French words: cime (peak) and roche (rock). In 2003, Ciroc was founded by Jean-Sebastian Robiquet. In 2007, Diddy (aka Sean Combs) partnered with Ciroc to oversee all marketing and...

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Diet-Friendly Holiday Snacks from MUNCHOS!

The holiday season is typically when dieters struggle the most, Christmas in particular. With all the heavy foods, large family meals, and desserts galore, what healthy option is there? MUNCHOS! Raw is the diet-friendly choice you’ve been seeking! Raw bio-available protein, dippable, certified ZERO-Kale, naturally gluten-free and with tons of cultural palates in mind, MUNCHOS! Raw picks up where other healthy snacks still struggle. The snackiest lunchbox treats, gym food or afternoon break, MUNCHOS! Raw are the most nutritious fun snacks you, your kids, and all those holiday parties will see this holiday season. Experience bold holiday flavors that keep you fueled up...

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SPARKLING ICE Fall Cocktails

SPARKLING ICE is back! This time, they bring us fall cocktails that are sure to delight your guests or satisfy you during a night-in on a cool, November evening. For those of you who enjoy the crisp taste of apple cider, try this twist using their recipe: SPARKLING ICE Apple Cider Ingredients 3 bottles of Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE 1 bottle dry white wine 1 cup apple brandy 2 apples, sliced 1 orange, sliced 1 pear, sliced  Directions In a large pitcher combine sliced fruit with brandy and wine. Let this sit in the refrigerator for approximately 3 hours....

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Dress for a School’s Success

Okay,  class, what do Michael Kors, DKNY, J. Crew and Calvin Klein have to do with school fundraising?  You’ve earned an “A” if you answered Schoola is a simple yet effective fundraising program that started with parents sending in their gently used children’s clothing. Items sent to Schoola are listed for sale at at amazing prices. Quality brand name clothes get a second life at a fraction of retail prices.  Schools then receive the proceeds — $2 of every $5 spent from every item sold. With the success of children’s clothes sales, Schoola Founder and CEO, Stacey...

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Halloween Unmasked

Halloween is one of America’s beloved holidays. We buy decorations in July, we compete for the best costume, we gorge ourselves on candy and try to out-do each other for the scariest house décor. It is the second highest grossing holiday in the United States. We all know the traditions; children come out of the womb knowing how to trick-or-treat. But what is the origin of these national craze? Why do we still uphold these customs? How do other countries celebrate? History of Halloween This “spooktacular” holiday originated in Ireland as a Celtic festival called Samhain. The Celtic calendar started...

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