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Spring Fashions

Spring Fashion Feature

Put A Little Spring in Your Step The spring fashion forecast has it all! Necessary neons and sassy silhouettes, bold brights and fabulous florals, smart styles and chic comfort, tonal textures and soft shades – so many choices, you don’t have to pick just one! Those multi-hued moments are a must for May. There’s an explosion …

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Mother's Day Cocktails

Mother’s Day Cocktails

Mom’s Day Out (or In!) All mothers deserve to feel special all month long! With ingredients and flavors as unique as she is, these perfectly pretty Mother’s Day cocktails will help her relax and celebrate!  Respect Your Elderflowers 1½ ounces vodka 1 ounce lemon juice ½ ounce elderflower cordial syrup 5 ounces soda water Elderflowers …

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Mother's Day Brunch Recipe

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe

French Croque Madame Sandwich Delight your guests with this sophisticated and delicious Mother’s Day brunch recipe. INGREDIENTS 6 ounces unsalted butter, divided 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup whole milk 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 8 slices thick sourdough bread 8 to 12 slices ham – about 3/4 pound 12 …

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April Cocktails Fruity

Fresh & Fruity Cocktails

April Cocktails: Fresh, Fruity & A Little Flirty THE VIBRANT FLAVORS of spring make these fresh and fruity April cocktails easy to enjoy! Crisp and cool, these refreshing sensations will brighten up your afternoons and weekends, whether you’re relaxing on the patio or at the pool!   Great Fruit Grapefruit 1-1/2 ounces tequila 3/4 ounce …

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Hats Off Luncheon to Benefit Token of Love Foundation

Sophisticated Woman’s Hats Off Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 14 at  Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville. The annual event honors each Enterprising Woman who appeared on the magazine’s cover in 2020 and culminates with the presentation of the Enterprising Woman of the Year award. This year’s charity beneficiary is Token of Love Foundation, a …

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Portokalopita ~ Greek Orange Cake

Portokalopita is a deliciously different cake made with orange juice, phyllo and yogurt. The gorgeous orange and cinnamon syrup ensures this cake stays beautifully moist. INGREDIENTS For the Syrup 1-1/2 cups orange juice 1/2 cup water 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 cinnamon stick For the Cake 5 sheets phyllo, defrosted 4 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 …

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St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Libations for Leprechauns KEEP IT FRESH and fizzy, warm and wonderful, or make it healthy and happy-go-lucky! These Irish-inspired cocktails will help you celebrate the beginning of spring and make your guests green with envy. Gaelic Spring Sipper 1 lime, quartered with seeds remove 1½ tablespoons raw sugar 2 ounces of cachaça Brazilian liqueur Lime …

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Irish Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Irish Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

For St. Patrick’s Day – Irish Shepherd’s Pie Recipe INGREDIENTS for Irish Shepherd’s Pie Recipe For Potatoes 1-1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled Kosher salt 4 tablespoons melted butter 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup sour cream Freshly ground black pepper For Meat Mixture 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped …

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February Valentine's Fashion

February Valentine’s Fashion

February Valentine’s Fashion is now featured at Northshore boutiques and stores. Take a peek below at what’s in store locally to outfit your day of romance. February Valentine’s Fashion: Hearts Aflutter Ella Dusty pink iridescent satin skirt – $36 Dusty pink iridescent blazer – $58 Gold heart earrings – $28 Silver sparkle, strappy suede heels …

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Valentine Cocktails

Valentine’s Cocktail Recipes

Valentine’s Cocktail Recipes: Love on the Rocks February 14 is for lovers—those who love good cocktail recipes! Let these perfectly pretty cocktails endear you with warm hugs and sugar kisses, as they’re sure to capture any heart. Love Is A Battlefield 1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 ounce orange liqueur 1½ ounces cranberry juice …

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