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$500 PAYPAL CASH GIVEAWAY

Hey guys! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite Bloggers and YouTubers for a great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 in PayPal Cash. The Winner will be announced by 7/5 on this page. You’ll receive 3 points for each entry. By entering this contest you’re subscribing to the hosts email list. Be sure enter the contest below! Good luck!

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Eveleigh Lemonade, Tequila Lemonade

Tequila Lemonade aka the Eveleigh Lemonade

I love cocktails with tequila, but I have to admit sometimes I get tired of just having margaritas or a tequila and soda.  I have been in search of a new tequila drink.  Then I remembered a drink called the “Eveleigh Lemonade”, which is basically a margarita with lemon and honey instead of lime and agave nectar.
 
Eveleigh Lemonade, Tequila Lemonade
 
I first was introduced to this cocktail at it’s namesake restaurant The Eveleigh in West Hollywood, CA in 2012.  I’ve been in search of the recipe for this drink ever since and I finally found it on the Imbibe Magazine site.  What makes this drink interesting and different is the chamomile and lemon infused tequila and the use of the aperitif Cocchi Americano.    So, what exactly is Cocchi Americano?   Well, according to Wikipedia:
“Cocchi Americano is a quinine-laced aperitif wine produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti in the Asti province of Italy. Cocchi Americano is a variety of Americano. The wine was developed by Giulio Cocchi, and production began in 1891.” 
Check out my video below to see exactly how I make the chamomile and lemon infused tequila and this wonderfully delicious tequila cocktail:
 

 

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rent the runway

Rent the Runway…You Want More Options

If you’ve seen my Instagram and my LIKEtoKNOW.it profile, you know that I like to get stuff from Rent the Runway. I know that for some of you renting clothing does not sound appealing. If you have any questions about that you can always take a look at my blog and video about Rent the Runway Unlimited. I’ve had requests to not only link to the Rent the Runway item, but also to the items to purchase if it’s available and to also link to an item that is more affordable if the item is expensive.You asked for it and I delivered…I updated the links to my last few Instagram outfit posts to give you more options, the links include the rental option if available, purchase option and lower-cost option.   Just click the photos below to check out all the options I’ve found for you…many under $50 too.  Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Monterey Tides Hotel

Monterey Tides Hotel Review, Monterey Area Hotel

I recently spent two days at the Monterey Tides Hotel in Monterey, California.  As some of you might know, I grew up in San Jose, California so my family would often drive south to Santa Cruz and Monterey for day trips.  I always remember passing by this hotel on the way to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a kid.  It was a Best Western then and now it is a more upscale Joie de Vivre Group owned hotel.    I fell in love with it’s beachfront location and thought that it would be a fun place to stay, now as an adult I finally got the chance to check it out.
 

 
My first experience with the Monterey Tides Hotel as an adult was getting breakfast with my family a couple years ago and being pleasantly surprised by the renovations and the good food.  A made a mental note at that time that I needed to come back and spend a couple days at the hotel with my husband.  The hotel has a laid back beachy vibe and the staff was lovely and super helpful.  The time that we were there was during spring break, so the hotel was being enjoyed by many families, so while it is family friendly you can still find some peaceful time if you’re going as a couple.… Read Full Post
sanctuary beach resort, Claire Bahn

Sanctuary Beach Resort Review, Monterey Area Hotel

My husband and I spent three days and two nights at the Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, CA, just north of Monterey, CA.  We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend it for people that are looking for a quiet, restful, low-key get-away.   We were there at the end of March, which was during spring break so there were several families on the property, but it was still very quiet and tranquil. One of the nice things about the resort is that it has lots of Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean so that you can watch the sunset in the evening.  They even do a bonfire every evening which was fun… and to top it off, the room has a s’mores kit with everything you need for the perfect evening around the fire.  The resort does have a pool and hot tub so that you can relax even when it’s chilly outside …. like it was when we were there. We were lucky enough to get an ocean view suite on the second floor, so the view was spectacular.  We enjoyed watching the sunset from the room every night. 
 

sanctuary beach resort, Claire Bahn
The resort has Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean
sanctuary beach resort, Claire Bahn
I enjoyed having my coffee with a view.
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