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Chic Treats: NYFW Snacking On-the-Go from Popcorn, Indiana

No matter how hard you try, trying to eat healthy, or even just eating period is next to impossible during fashion week. We’re always running from show to show or from presentation to lounge events, to complete insanity while barely gulping on some random bit of sustenance, usually coffee or tea, when times like these call for something healthier, more fulfilling and delicious. Nothing awakens your hunger pangs than burning lots of energy like trying to complete the obstacle course that is attending NYFW, in heels no less. By day 2 or 3, you’re ready for portable snacks like Popcorn, Indiana‘s range of delicious popcorn, to keep you going.

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Popcorn, Indiana has what any on-the-go fashionista needs to keep up with a hectic NYFW schedule. The wide range of products are non-GMO, made with whole grains, vegan and gluten-free, and come in a variety of wonderful flavor options and since healthy snacking is always in style, their pure, delicious, guilt-free popcorn allows you to snack heartily without feeling bad about overindulging or leave you still feeling hungry, as you sprint from show to show.

Popcorn, Indiana has something for all and every kind of popcorn lover from Kettlecorn purists to Cheddar-loving enthusiasts. With the company’s adherence to non-GMO corn, you can rest assured that all the components of each flavor, from Movie Theater Flavor to Sea Salt, will uphold a natural and pure standard.  Popcorn, Indiana’s commitment ensures a fresh and natural taste, which allows you to really enjoy and stay secured in the essence of pure deliciously popped corn and quality ingredients, even when you have to down it on the fly. Pop a bag in your bag, or bags, and stay nourished in between discovering new hemlines and silhouettes.  Popcorn, Indiana is guiltless eating that really gives sustenance for your on-the-go fashion schedule.

These delicious snacks certainly kept us going during this season of NYFW, imagine what it can do for your hectic life. Are you as much of a fan of these wonderful popped treats as we are? Share your thoughts in the comments.

 

Happy National Popcorn Day – Win 10 Bags of Popcorn, Indiana

We love a healthy snack, especially one as delicious as popcorn. Did you know Americans consume about 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building 18 times! You can enjoy more of this delicious snack more than other, whether you have them plain, slightly salted, buttered, seasoned or dripping with chocolate, without much guilt.  The chance to indulge in 10 (TEN) bags each of their decadent Drizzlecorn.
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We’re already huge fans of Popcorn, Indiana’s Classic Popcorn, Biggest Loser approved Fit Popcorn, and Caramel Popcorn and recently fell head over heels with their Drizzlecorn varieties. These decadent flavor options boast the perfect hint of sweetness and are available in a number of indulgent flavors, including Chocolate Peanut Butter and Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar. Now these are available for a limited time, so we recommend trying all flavors to satisfy your sweet and salty cravings!

While you’re at the Popcorn Central has recommended some great ways to celebrate National Popcorn Day:

  1. Popcorn air hockey—can you “volley” the kernel back and forth 20 times without letting it fall. You will need: flat surface (table), straw (to blow), coffee stirrers (as paddles) or hands (as paddles)
  2. Popcorn relay race. You will need: popcorn, spoons
  3. Guess the amount (fill a container with kernels and have students guess). you will need: popcorn kernels, container
As stated, 10 (TEN) winners will each win 10 (TEN) bags of Popcorn, Indiana. To enter to win, share your most memorable popcorn experience or why popcorn is one of your favorite snacks. Follow Popcorn, Indiana on Twitter and Facebook. See below for the Rafflecopter entry below:

What Sweet Treats are you Snacking on this Christmas Day?

There’s always tons of celebrating, entertaining and eating being done before Christmas Day, but on that wonderful day, it’s all about spending time with your loved ones. Whether you’re enjoying opening presents together or curling up on the couch to enjoy some holiday movies on Christmas Day, one thing is for sure – there should be some delicious sweet treats and snacks to enjoy.

CIAO BELLA

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Don’t let the cold weather outside keep you from enjoying some delicious frozen treats. Ciao Bella offers delicious Sorbetto and Gelato, in fruity flavors like Blood Orange and sweet treats like Dulce De Leche. Create a gelato bar for your family with some delicious and healthy toppings and your favorite Ciao Bella flavors to wow your guests with something more than cookies and pie.

POPCORN, INDIANA

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Don’t fall into the trap of greasy snacks like potato chips and enjoy some delicious and healthy Popcorn, Indiana instead. Popcorn, Indiana’s FIT has 40 calories or less for you to munch while enjoying your favorite movie, guilt-free. If you’re feeling extra festive, go for Popcorn, Indiana’s Drizzlecorn, a decadent treat just right for your sweet and salty cravings. Dark Fudge Peppermint starts with an all-natural, fresh, and crunchy Kettlecorn drizzled with rich, dark, chocolaty fudge that’s been sprinkled with the perfect amount of natural, cool, refreshing, peppermint.

HAPPY FAMILY YOGURT

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Happy Family offers great shelf-stable, healthy snacks for every member of the family. These pouches are a perfect treat to enjoy just about any time. Try Happy Baby Greek Yogurt, Happy Tot Greek Yogurt and Happy Squeeze Greek Yogurt to offer a sweet and healthy treat to snack on while opening gifts, watching TV or just enjoying each other’s company.

What snacks are you planning on enjoying on Christmas Day?

Popcorn, Indiana Debuts New FIT Popcorn Line

Sometimes it’s difficult to snack happily without a little guilt that you’re eating too much. There are lots of great, delicious healthy snacks but how do you stop yourself from eating too much and of course, how much is too much. Thankfully Popcorn, Indiana, innovators of all-natural popcorn and whole grain snacks, introduced a line of wonderfully delicious popcorn that allows you to enjoy more and snack smarter. We all know popcorn is an enjoyable snack with great health benefits –
it contains more of the antioxidant, polyphenols, than fruits and vegetables and is high in fiber. With the Popcorn, Indiana FIT Popcorn range, a new low-fat and low-calorie line of ready-to-eat popcorn, you get so much more.
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Featuring amazing taste, a light crispy crunch, 40 calories or less and just 2g of fat per cup, the gluten-free, whole grain FIT range is perfect for those of you who want to snack smarter without sacrificing flavor. The new popcorn range features four savory and delicious flavors – Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan & Herb and Onion Dijon (Sea Salt and Olive Oil flavors are on-GMO Project Verified) – all of which have been approved by “The Biggest Loser” as snacks that can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

I must say, I usually stick to regular butter-flavored popcorn but these all-natural tastes amazing, my favorite was the Onion Dijon. It makes a great substitute to potato chips and other fat-heavy snacks. Popcorn, Indiana FIT popcorn will be available at leading retailers nationally. To find a store near you, visit the Popcorn, Indiana website at www.popcornindiana.com.

 

Robert Verdi’s The Future of Fashion Retreat

Celebrity Stylist Extraordinaire, Red Carpet Aficionado and now host of his own show, The Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi hosted his third The Future of Fashion Retreat for the fashion elite to relax and unwind in between the mad dashes to shows. We, lucky few, were treated to “Blowouts from PHYTO’s professional hair stylist, Manicures from Ginger+Liz, Make-up touch ups from Jouer Cosmetics (all were too busy so I never got a chance to enjoy), New ABSOLUT Berri Acai cocktails, Healthy lunches & recovery kits from Blue Print Cleanse, SmartWater & the new VitaminWater Zero, Aluminum bottles from Coca-Cola, Rock & Republic Jeans (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE), ShatoBu Shapewear Bar (heaven), Vans custom shoe station (I never got a chance to try it out), Shades from Carrera (I never got to check these out either) and one-on-one fittings to find your perfect bra size from Maidenform” and a few more treats.

Before I go into detail on my gifting experience, let’s find out a bit more on this amazing retreat (and a few other tidbits) from the man who created it – Robert Verdi. Although I didn’t get to experience every aspect, Robert Verdi does go into great detail the brands featured in his retreat.

Now, my first stop was to Popcorn, Indiana. I must say that Kettle Corn is my favorite and as you can see below, there was plenty of it to enjoy.

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I then ventured to the private boudoir to get fitted for my perfect bra size by Maidenform thanks to Nicole. I found out some very interesting things including the fact that I have to get rid of most of the bras I own as they are the wrong size.

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I was introduced to a new bra guaranteed to give you two cup sizes instantly – as many of you may know that is something I don’t need so Nicole introduced me to the custom fit bra. I asked her the one question that all women should know the answer but don’t – because I didn’t

My next stop was to sample the fantastic and healthy food and drinks from BPC (Blue Print Cleanse). I loved the Spicy Lemonade and Cashew Milk from BPC and the amazing cocktail made with Absolut Berri Acai (a delicious combination of Acai, Blueberry, and Pomegranate)

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Then it was off to the Rock & Republic Denim bar to find a new pair of favorite jeans. Rock & Republic is a luxurious denim brand who makes “must have” jeans and has recently branched out into the Cosmetics market to join their handbag and accessories lines.

 

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My favorite were these embellished skinny jeans (UPDATE: the jeans are called F#@k Me B#@!H)

 

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Then I was introduced to what could possibly be my new best friend – The ShāToBu™ Shaper, the workout you wear. ShāToBu™ burns up to 12% more daily calorie- that is my type of workout. “Designed to be worn all day, every day, ShāToBu™ offers enough resistance in the bands to provide a significant toning and burning effect”. I welcome the challenge to these thighs of mine.

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And although I didn’t get to personally try out the Carrera Sunglasses which has been around since 1956 and has made quite a comeback thanks in part to Lady Gaga and other celebs, in my interview with Robert Verdi, he does talk about them and I do have a photo (thanks to a friend).

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What do you think of the items we saw at the Robert Verdi’s The Future of Fashion Retreat? Any favorites you’ll be keeping an eye out for?