Scent of a Woman: Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection

Ladies, are you ready for the ultimate in sensory experiences? Are you ready to yield to an aromatic journey like no other? Then you are ready for the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection. The Coqui Coqui Perfumeria offers an expansive range of unique, original scents in perfumes, candles, and diffusers. These captivating scents capture the natural tropical scents of the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. The powerful and varied assortment of the region’s tropical flowers, woods, and spices, as well as its lush jungles, and ancient Mayan culture perfectly conveys the exotic and colorful lifestyle of this tropical escape.

The fresh, original fragrances at Coqui Coqui Perfumeria boasts thirteen fragrances to date, produced as individual scents and available as other products, from bath oils to room scents and beeswax candles. These exclusive scents include:

  1. LAVMAN (Lavender & Chamomile) – A gentle mix of the soft floral scent of lavender and chamomile flowers
  2. MADERAS  (Sandalwood & Tropical Woods) – The woodsy and dry aroma of wet earth woodlands and freshly chopped roots
  3. ROSAS SECAS (Dried Roses) – Powdery and feminine with a subtle twist of fresh tobacco leaves
  4. FLOR DE NARANJO (Orange Blossom) – Fresh, sweet, citrusy and lively
  5. NEROLI NEGRO (Black Neroli) – Honeyed notes and spicy facets
  6. ROSAS FRESCAS (Fresh Roses) – The freshness of white rose petals
  7. AGAVE (Tropical Agave) – Blue agave with an intense golden color
  8. TABACO (Tobacco leaves) -An elegant scent of strong, warm tobacco leaves
  9. COCO COCO (Coconut) – Soft and sensual, with a subtle bitter green edge
  10. CITGER (Citronella & Geranium) – The zesty citrus scents act as a natural mosquito repellent
  11. FLOR DE MAYO (Frangipani) – The sweet and warm Plumeria flower with a touch of Jasmine
  12. EUCACED  (Eucaliptus & Ceder) – A woodsy, fresh aroma from the eucalyptus leaves and lush cedar freshness
  13. MENLI (Mint & Lime) – Citrusy and delicious lime with sweet notes of fresh mint

The Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection featured the Vela Aromatica Scented Candle ($75.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, and Maderas; the Aroma de Ambiente Room Diffuser (375ml – $135.00 and 750ml – $235.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, and Roses Frescas; the Agua de Perfume Eau de Parfum (100ml – $125.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, Maderas, and Agave; the Colonia de Ambiente Room & Linen Spray (100ml – $72.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Naranjo, Roses Frescas, and Lavman; the Agua de Colonia Eau de Cologne (100ml – $92.00) in Tabaco and Flor de Naranjo; the Aceite de Baño Bath Oil (100ml – $62.00) in Coco Coco, Roses Frescas, and Tabaco; and the Colonia Repelente Mosquito Repellent (55ml x 2 bottles/box – $45.00) in Citger.

What are your thoughts on the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection? You can preview the collection at Club Monaco’s 160 5th Avenue location, and learn more about the luxury fragrance brand on www.coquicoqui.com.

The Perfect Pairing: Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut

There are some things that just go together, peanut butter and jelly, Ying and Yang, cheese and crackers, and wine and donuts. Yes, you read that correct, wine and donuts. Thanks to Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut, we not only discovered but thoroughly enjoyed this pairing. We had the pleasure of experiencing this non-typical, yet perfect pairing to celebrate the launch of Santa Margherita‘s two new sparkling wines, Sparkling Rosé and Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

Just in time for the holidays, world-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita Wines, and The Salty Donut, makers of small-batch artisanal donuts, collaborated to create exclusive Sparkling Rosé & Prosecco Superiore donuts. These two decadent, limited edition, artisan donuts are for lack of a better word, quintessential desserts. We say quintessential mainly because they incorporated the Santa Margherita wines into the donut and frosting, adding to their decadence.

We watched in awe and anticipation, as the Chefs created donut hole sized versions of the Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG Donuts. We took extreme pleasure in filling each of our donut holes with a special concoction that added the finishing touch to our crafted donut. Of course, nothing compared to the drool-inducing beauty of the limited edition donuts from Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut.

Founded in 1935, Santa Margherita is a world-renowned Italian winery that prides itself on its deep-rooted values of provenance, character, and craftsmanship. We must note that we tasted a taste similarity between the two new wines, which we attribute to the Glera grapes, which are present in both (the rosé at 40%, and the prosecco at 100%).

Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé ($29.99)

A pink hue introduces a subtle succession of floral fragrances lifted by white fruits and delicate hints of red berry fruits while offering a versatile drinking experience. This pale pink wine brings a full bouquet of pleasing floral aromas with hints of red berry, artfully crafted with a blend of white wine made from Chardonnay and Glera grapes and a red varietal, Malbec. Its flavor is delicate, but vibrant and well rounded, remaining on the palate and making this a deliciously easy-drinking wine.

Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($27.99)

A sparkling wine with a clean, pleasantly fruity bouquet, reminiscent of rennet apples and peach blossom. its flavor is rounded and well-balanced. This sparkling wine has fine bubbles winding through its bright straw yellow color and greenish reflections. Its flavor includes fruity hints of pineapples and Rennet apples.

The full Santa Margherita portfolio is comprised of Pinot Grigio Alto Adige and Valdadige, Chianti Classico Riserva, Sparkling Rosé, and Prosecco Superiore DOCG. For more information of all four wines, visit www.santamargheritawines.com. What do you think of the Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut’s wine-based donuts? We think they should add it to the Salty Donuts’ menu, don’t you?

The Naked Turtle White Rum: Have a Sip, Save a Baby Sea Turtle

We’re continuing our #GivingTuesday coverage with a great way to save the life of a baby Sea Turtle. What’s a more wonderful gift to give, than the gift of life? If you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas that benefit a good cause, keep reading on for a delicious gift idea that is as precious as it is flavorful. This holiday season is the perfect time to #SipNakedSaveTurtles with The Naked Turtle White Rum. With only one in every 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings surviving into adulthood, help these flippered friends make it home for the holidays by gifting the gift that keeps on giving. This wonderfully delicious gift is sure to impress your animal-lover on your list. And if that animal lover on your list is especially obsessed with Sea Turtles or just loves truly adorable animals, the STC (Sea Turtle Conservancy),  the largest and longest-running organization dedicated to the research and conservation of sea turtles, offers a few more gifts ideas that also benefit these adorable sea creatures.

For every bottle of the gluten-free, preservative-free, five-times distilled rum made, a donation is made to the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to save a baby sea turtle.  At just $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious rum and know that you’re helping to save animals. The Naked Turtle White Rum is crafted with quality sugarcane molasses and distilled five times with the pristine waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While most rums are aged in oak barrels, The Naked Turtle White Rum never touches the inside of a barrel, resulting in a subtly sweet, crystal clear taste. Plus it’s gluten-free and has no preservatives! This crystal clear rum boasts a nose that’s a heavenly mix of vanilla, custard, brown sugar and light banana. Your palate will love its little hints of vanilla, coconut, and molasses, and it’s sweet, creamy, and smooth finish. As we stated before the STC offers more gifts options to help these adorable animals. You already know that every bottle of The Naked Turtle White Rum you purchase saves a baby sea turtle, and

  • Because of a Case: Save The Sea Turtles Case, $28.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Honukini Save The Sea Turtles Collection, $60.00 top, $55.00 bottom – 15% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Pura Vida Sea Turtle Bracelet, $15.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC

Available in 50mL, 375mL, 750mL, 1L, and 1.75L sizes, The Naked Turtle White Rum is available in FL, NC, SC, HI, TX, LA, MA, RI, MD, DE, NJ, NY, DC, and CT.

#GivingTuesday: Virgin Mobile Gives Back this Holiday Season

While all of us are still enjoying multiple servings of Thanksgiving dinner, many of you will venture out to partake in Black Friday sales. Others will opt to stay home and enjoy the Cyber Monday sales. Whichever way you choose to save, we hope you’ll also be participating in  #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday begins and celebrates the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Sometimes your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping helps you to easily give back. A great example of this is the red-hot deal mobile pioneer, Virgin Mobile USA announced. Virgin Mobile announced they are giving $200 to new members, and they will donate 200 Meals to Feeding America.

From 12 a.m. on Black Friday (Nov. 24) through 11:59 p.m. on Cyber Monday (Nov. 27), Virgin Mobile is offering a $200 Visa prepaid card plus six months of wireless service with unlimited talk, text, and data for only $6 ($1 per month) when you join the Inner Circle by Virgin Mobile. Plus, in advance of #GivingTuesday, Virgin Mobile will help fight hunger in the United States by donating support for 200 meals to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization that provides food and groceries to more than 46 million people, for every person who joins the Inner Circle. This special, limited-time, web-only offer is only available at Virgin Mobile USA and is a great way to help feed those who are less fortunate. Virgin Mobile has already committed to donating more than 1.6 million meals through 2018 to Feeding America.

In a time when staying connected is essential, and sticking to a budget, even with gift giving, is a must, this amazing deal offers the best of both worlds. Plus the added benefit of doing something you can feel great about. Will you be taking advantage of this wonderful deal? How will you be helping those less fortunate on #GivingTuesday?

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For The Woman Who Does It All

For some people, gift giving is easy. For others, not so much, especially if you’re trying to find holiday gifts for the woman who does it all. But fear not, we’ve got some amazing and unique products from brands like adidas Sport eyewear, Rumpl, Vifa, Riese & Müller ebikes, Faction Skis, Solo New York, and more. Whether you’re thinking of gifting outdoor gear, casual chic products, or luxury electronics, there are some really unique gifts that won’t disappoint. Whether you’re on a budget or the sky’s the limit, you’ll enjoy giving these gifts for the woman who does it all.

1. State Bicycle Co., The Morgan – $389.00
Give the gift of riding in style. With coaster brakes, fenders, and the beautiful “sky” blue frame with orange accents, you are sure to turn heads on this old school ultra-light cruiser.

2. Solo New York, Varsity Collection, Peak Backpack – $39.99
Help her stay organized and stylish with the Peak Backpack’s edgy lightweight design, equipped with a padded laptop compartment and a quick-access back pocket.

3. Vifa Helsinki Speaker – $449.00
A fashionable, petite Bluetooth speaker from Nordic audio company Vifa. The Helsinki speaker packs a whole lot of sound into a beautiful, eye-catching shape. Available in Dusty Rose, Sandstone Grey, Misty Blue and Willow Green.

4. Mission Workshop – The Torre Wind Pro – $225.00
From Mission Workshop – the pinnacle of technical, performance apparel and bags, comes The Torre: Wind Pro, a tailored woman’s hoodie made from Polartec® Windpro® Hardface®, one of the most advanced knit fabrics ever made. Wind, water and wrinkle resistant, this jacket is built to endure.

5. Rumpl Fleece Puffy Blanket – $149.99
From the camp chair to the cabin, Rumpl’s Fleece Puffy Blanket is so good you might not want to share. One side is the classic weather resistant Nylon and the other is an ultra soft moleskin fleece. With an insulation range of 150g-300g, depending on size, this new roll-up blanket is ideal for the coldest conditions. Available in Deepwater Blue or Iris Purple.

6. adidas Sport eyewear – Beyonder – $99.00+
A versatile frame that features adjustable nose pads and gripped inside temples to ensure a perfect, stable fit. The frame is made of SPX®, a lightweight and durable material exclusive to adidas Sport eyewear. With various colorways and an assortment of lenses to choose from, these new Sport Essentials sunglasses are perfect for the active life.

7. Solo New York, Madison Tote – $69.99
Trendy and functional, this Tote from Solo New York is a great gift that won’t break your budget. Available in black and burgundy.

8. Ridgemont – Monty Lo Sneaker Boot – $85.00
With a fresh twist on 80’s style hiking boots, the Monty Lo will keep your feet happy wherever you go. The high-density rubber lugged sole will give you powerful traction, from slippery rocks by the river to loose gravel on the hiking trail. Whether you are going for a quick morning walk or a long day hike (or just want to look sharp around town), comfort is key, and the Monty Lo provides just that.

9. Riese and Müller – The Load – $6,000.00+
Replace the minivan and make errands a blast with The Load, a full suspension pedal-assist cargo bike that mixes sporty fun with room enough to carry children, dogs, groceries and anything else you might need, up to 200lbs of cargo. The Load is available with DualBattery technology, giving up to a 100-mile range on a single charge. Designed and built by premium eBike maker, Riese & Müller, each Load is custom built to order at the company’s factory outside of Frankfurt, Germany.

What do you think of these holiday gifts for the woman who does it all?

Celebrate Intensely: Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur for the Holidays

Forget Peppermint, Cranberries, and other traditional Christmas flavors, this holiday season, it’s all about Ginger. Since the holidays are all about celebrations, we’ll be raising a glass or two of a delicious cocktail made with a very special ginger liqueur. Toast to the holiday season with delicious libations made with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, a handcrafted, Brooklyn-made spirit created with 200 pounds of fresh ginger per batch.

Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur is made with lots and lots of fresh Ginger with no extracts and no chemicals. It is also is vegan, gluten-free, and kosher certified. If you’re a fan of the taste of pure, big, bold, powerful flavor of fresh Ginger, then Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur is exactly what you’re looking for.

The Passport, created by Jason Foust, Late Harvest Kitchen

1.5 oz Vodka
.75 oz Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
.75 oz fresh lime
Red grapes

Basil Preparation:
Muddle red grapes and basil in a shaker and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake and fine strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass. Garnish with basil and grape.

Mortimer & Mauve, created by Pamela Wiznitzer, Seamstress, NY

1.25 oz Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey
1.25 oz Chai infused Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth*
.5 oz Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur

* Chai-Infused Vermouth:
1 750ml bottle of Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth Add 4-5 Chai tea bags Allow to sit for 30 minutes. Take out the bags and pour the infusion back into the bottle.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir over ice until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Use orange twist to extract oils. Discard peel.

Intense Digestif

Did you know that Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur was originally enjoyed as a digestif? This spicy and refreshing liqueur is perfect for calming and settling the stomach and digestive tract. Just pour over ice for a perfectly chilled and delicious way to stimulate your body.

Want to experience this intense spirit for yourself? Barrow’s Intense is available in 375ml (around $24.00) and 750ml (around $39.00) bottles that can be purchased online or at several retail locations nationwide. Check out the Barrow Intense store locator for the closest retailer near you.

Game Night, Holiday Edition: Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game

Remember the days when game night was incredibly fun? Whether you got together with family or friends, the evening was filled with good times and lots of laughter. Somewhere along the way, life may have got in the way and perhaps those treasured game nights were lost. What if it could be that way again? With the holiday season almost upon us, what better time to get together with family, friends, or coworkers for an epic night of laughter and game night fun. And have we got the perfect game for you. This holiday, why not enjoy a night or several of Watch Ya’ Mouth, the hilarious party game that forces you and your friends to try to understand each other, while looking silly. The Watch Ya’ Mouth party game forces you to ask, “would your friends, family, or coworkers understand what you are saying while wearing a mouth guard? Could you lead each other to game night victory?

We’ve all laughed at the real life videos of drugged up patients as they are sitting in the dentist’s chair. Their mouths full of cotton, rambling on hilariously while not making much sense. Or maybe you remember the hilarious scene with Melissa McCarthy getting her teeth whitened in the movie The Boss. This game brings the hilarity of those moments to your home or office for hours of laughter filled fun. The Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game is very easy to play, just pop the plastic mouthpiece into your mouth, select the phrases you want to say to your teammate, set the 30 second timer, read the phrase, and prepare for non-stop laughter.

The Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game is available in several versions, including the Original board game, Mobile App version, Redneck, Adult (NSFW) for those adult only get-togethers, and a Children’s version; the game also has expansion packs available for even more fun game nights. Want to see the hilarious Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game in action? Check out the video below (we dare you not to laugh):

This holiday, give the gift of laughter to your family, friends, or coworkers for only $19.99 for the Original Game, $24.99 for the Throwdown Edition, $58.96 for the Adult Game Bundle, $45.97 for the Family Bundle, or $84.94 for the Full Monty Bundle which includes base game, 2 family-safe, family-fun expansion packs (ages 8+), and 3 NSFW expansion packs (adults 18+). Are you ready for a holiday season of non-stop laughter?

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts for the Pampering Princess

Tis’ the season for gift-giving and spreading cheer! As a beauty junkie ourselves, we can honestly say, gifting any beauty lover is probably the easiest thing you’ll do this holiday season. It doesn’t take much to make us happy. You can go the lazy route a give gift cards but we appreciate those gifts we receive that we’d absolutely buy for ourselves (or at least hope to buy). Today we are sharing some perfect holiday beauty gifts for those who love to pamper themselves (as we should all do).

With the Holidays right around the corner, we wanted to share some holiday beauty gifts from Cartier, ELEMIS, Honest Beauty, Tweezerman, Vernon François, Honest Beauty, and Youth To The People, that are perfect presents for everyone on your list, especially the beauty lovers on your list.

GIFTS FOR THE BEAUTY GURU

Items sure to impress even the most committed beauty junkie

  1. Cartier La Panthère Etincelante Limited Edition Perfumed Powder ($75, Neiman Marcus Exclusive)
  2. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Perfect Duo ($190.50, www.ELEMIS.com)
  3. Tweezerman Glitz & Glam Gift Set ($48, www.Tweezerman.com)
  4. Vernon François Dazz~Ling Spritz Shine Spray ($24, www.Sephora.com)

GIFTS FOR THE ADVENTURESS

Gifts to leave her prepped and ready for her next big adventure

  1. Cartier La Panthère Etincelante Limited Edition Shimmering Purse Spray ($70.00, .8fl oz., Neiman Marcus Exclusive)
  2. Honest Beauty Jet Set Kit ($29.00, www.HonestBeauty.com and www.Ulta.com)
  3. Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Mulberry Kiss ($18.00, www.Target.com). This perfect fall lip color makes a great stocking stuffer!
  4. Tweezerman Sparkle & Shine Gift Set ($48.00, www.Tweezerman.com)
  5. Youth To The People Youth Duo Mini ($20.00, www.Sephora.com)

GIFTS FOR THE HARD WORKER 

Items to help de-stress and unwind the hardworking women in your life

  1. ELEMIS Soothing Glow Candle ($33.00, www.ELEMIS.com). This is the same scent as ELEMIS’ best-selling Cleansing Balm
  2. Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Mask ($44.00, www.Sephora.com)

What are your thoughts on these holiday beauty gifts? Who on your list would rejoice in holiday cheer at receiving these wonderful beauty products? What’s on your holiday wishlist?