Sequin Brand Wine is An Urban Hit! There is NO Secret that the varietal Moscato has been ultimately popular in America. The Urban Market has been in love with Moscato for a while. Moscato is sweet, delightful and agreeable to most people's palate! One of the best Moscato's that I have tasted are from the Sequin Brand Wine.
Moscato is traditionally a very sweet white wine. Pinot Grigio is traditionally a slightly dry wine. Check out how Sequin Brand Wine turned traditions on its ear and added a little bubbly to sexy up the situation. Those of us in Urban Markets are loving this delicious brand of sparkling wine!
One of the reasons that Urban Markets drink white wines is that they are a great way to be introduced to wine-period. Many people start on whites and then open their palates up to Reds. Well, in my experience anyway. Sequin brand wine combines a tasty wine that also provides a little bubbly.
The Sequin Brand Moscato is one of the tastiest and smooth that I have experienced! Its sweet with just the right amount of apple-ness(I just made that up) to make you smile when you drink it! I totally suggest this wine if you like Moscato's, because its NOT your typical Moscato!!...its a bit more beautiful. It has a few dimensions of taste and changes as it m moves across your tongue.
The Sequin Brand Pinot Grigio is positively killer! It actually reminds me of a party in my mouth! The Pinot is sweet and fun makes me feel happy! It would be a great bottle to drink at a picnic or even at a birthday party hosted at a club in an ice bucket. This sparkling wine is all types of fun and while I DIG the Moscato, Sequin Brand Wine gets a 10 for this bubbly Pinot Grigio!
ClassySharelle Drinking Sequin Brand Wine!
So I am excited to share two of my new favorite wines with you-especially as we are getting into Warm Weather and light food is great with a light wine! By the Way Sequin Brand Wine is great for an outdoor event as well because its a Classy Twist Top! No corkscrew required!
You can pick up both of these wines at your local BevMo and tell me what YOU think of Sequin Brand Wine!! Do you like the Pinot Grigio or the Moscato better!
Macy's hosted an American Icon celebration throughout their stores nationwide.
It was a beautiful sea of Red, White and Blue celebrating American Legends. ClassyBlackGirl.com attended the celebration in the San Francisco Union Square Macy's and our team had a blast, but the most fun for us to be had was in the posh Demo Kitchen!
The American Icon Celebration started at 5:30 pm on the Lower Level of Macy's in the kitchen studio! Kitchen Aid Culinary Expert, Deb Slater, showed us how to use the multi-purpose Artisan Stand Mixer!
We watched as Deb created 3 delicious recipes: The Red White and Blue Pasta Salad, The Red White and Blue Cole Slaw and The Red White and Blue Vanilla Wafer Cheesecake Tartlets! They were quick creations and so positively tasty! I had never thought about how much of an American Icon our food is, but it truly is! Everything that we do as Americans that is of any substance is always surrounded by our good food-stemming from all of the cultures that create our American Cultural Soup!
Macy's and Kitchen Aid are also currently raffling off a beautiful stand mixer decorated with a beautifully painted American Flag, designed by world class artist, Dean Loucks. This was totally gorgeous and I certainly hope to win!!† Every Classy Black Girl wants one of these high end mixers in one of those FAB Colors on their countertops!
We ascended up to the 3rd floor and were greeted by a DIY Nail Salon, a Candy Bar and Delicious Drinks!!
Then we sat front row center to check out the Fab Fashion Showcase of three of American Icons in the fashion industry. The fashion show gave us fresh looks on how to do summertime fashionably!!
Check out My Flash Fashion Video of Macy's Fashion American Icons: Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's and Calvin Klein
I had been seeing NatureBox on my Facebook for the longest time.
NatureBox seemed like a really neat program, I love subscription programs-period. I like getting new products in sample sizes to try and check out before I buy them in full sizes. I finally decided to break it down and order my own NatureBox. I was pleasantly surprised with my findings!
My NatureBox arrived quickly, within just a few days.
It was bigger than I expected and I read the reviews and all that the box had full sized samples but I was not prepared for the real size of the packages! I got 5 FULL SIZED bags with delicious goodies! As a ClassyBlackGirl that believes in Health and Wellness, but doesn't always do the best thing-I appreciated this package!
I have listed 10 Reasons Why I am Going to Keep My Monthly Subscription to NatureBox:
1. The Full Size Bags!
2. I cant get this stuff THIS Healthy anywhere else.
3. Its Cheap! $20 to get this package full of Healthy Goodies is Priceless.
4. The Lemon Meringue Waffles, OMG, I could get 5 packages of these ALONE and Nothing Else and it would be MORE than worth it!
5. The Nice Variety of Savory and Sweet.
6. The Low Calorie & High Protein Factor!
7. My Mom loved them and kept begging me for any of the bags! I try and get her healthy all of the time, but she doesn't like a lot of the Whole Foods type of products that I typically indulge in.
8. They were so darn Fresh! Packaged Food is almost never this fresh! It tasted like it had just been made! Granola gets stale soon. This granola didn't last long(I will admit I had to fight everybody off just to get the blog post done!), but it tasted like I had just mixed it myself!
9. They are easy to grab! Meaning, I wont grab a candy bar and I still satisfy my need to snack without going bad on my body!
10. They are just so damn yummy! I know that's a SIMPLE reason, but the reason that I eat most food is because it tastes good. And NatureBox fits the bill!
One of the reasons that I wanted to try NatureBox out is because I have never been a person who LIVED FOR MY HEALTH. And I will probably never be a Gewneth Paltrow type of health enthusiast...but I want to bring healthier behaviors into my life. Wh
I occasionally watch The Braxton's (Braxton Family Values) when I preparing for my Thursday night Scandal Fest! And this weeks episode caught my eye because it was surrounded by two of my guilty pleasures, Good Southern Food and Tamar Braxton drama. But I was like #ClutchThePearls, The Braxton's were doing Chitlin's!!
Tamar announced her love on top to her sisters and they were all cooking their favorite dishes. Ohh!!!...There is almost nothing that I love better than good food. But the smell of Chitterlings(the proper spelling of the dish)...I just can't do it!
In the Braxton household Chitlin's were a family tradition and reminded the 5 beautiful women of their childhood. So some of you may not know what Chitlin's are, let me share the history of Chittlin's and why they are significant in the cooking lives of American Black people.
Are Chitlin's Classy or Sassy? Most American Black people, but not all, came to America as slaves. During slavery, hogs were slaughtered in December, and hog maws or ears, pigs feet, and neck bones were given to the slaves, pig intestines were part of the extras that the slave owners did not want to consume.
As Black people do, we turned lemons into Lemonade. During slavery we turned pig guts into Chitlin's! Now Chitlin's are a delicacy and as much a part of Soul Food as greens or Sweet Potato Pie. Chitlin's are as Black as you can get and like all things in Black Culture some people like Chitlins and some of us don't, just like some of the Braxton's girls wanted Chitlin's and a few were like "Lord NO!"
Chitlin's dont have the best smell, okay they smell like feces, because thats what they house! So Chitterlings have to be cleaned carefully and "the membrane" has to be removed. Okay I cook, but I dont know anything about that!
Chitlins are a staple in our culture, weather you eat them or not. And our Culture is most definitely Classy.
Whats the Chitlin Circuit?
The informal circuit of juke joints and clubs patronized by African-Americans(and those who loved our music and plays) has long been called the "Chitlin Circuit." The Chitlin' Circuit was a string of music venues in the South that sold chitlins' and other soul food dishes. In the late 50′s and early 60′s these tours were crucial to Black artists. Because there was no media coverage for these artists, the Chitlin' Circuit was the only way to perform for their fans.
While I do not personally eat Chitlin's, it was very nice to watch these Upper Middle Class Beautiful and Fit Sistas embrace our Soul Food Culture and bring it to mainstream television!
So glad that I tuned in!!...And major Congratulations Tamar on your Love on Top!!
This has been a power 7 Days for the Team over at ClassyBlackGirl! #ClassyBlackGirlDoesLondon
We were elated to work with SocialFabric when we were selected to rock the Sally Hansen campaign! We bought nail cosmetics and played with them!!...and took pictures. My family, friends, ClassyBlackGirls and even my Soror stopped by! It was a Classy, BlackGirl Dream!
However, on Friday I got a call from Arkansas. The Ladies at SocialFabric called to tell me that I was chosen to go to London! So I dropped the phone. I have never traveled to Europe before and I am soooo excited! #ClassyBlackGirlDoesLondon
I will be attending the CybHer conference for Bloggers and Content Creators!!! WHAT!!!...Who Does that?? ClassyBlackGirls who are Blessed, thats WHO!
When I applied for the contest I did not think that I would win!!...But I am here to tell you that when you put in the work, eventually you will WIN!!
The conference is on JUNE First!!...So You KNOW that I have a million things to do!!...I will be talking about my London Experience via Blog, Twitter, My New YouTube Channel and everywhere else that you can find me online!!
ClassyBlackGirlDoes...Travel! I am looking forward to visiting London and excitedly having†MORE lifestyle and travel expeditions!! I will be shooting short vignettes and sharing them AFTER this trip and bringing you global experiences from a Black Girls perspective. Checking out etiquette and unique cultural norms in foreign countries and showing you the sights as I go where many of us have not gone before!!
Please check out my Indiegogo Campaign†give to†the ClassyBlackGirlDoesTravel cause so that we can stay more days in awesome places, network with more people and continue to share the message that Black Women ARE multidimensional and CLASSY!!...it means so much to me!!...So buy your girl a cup of tea while I am in London and Please Join Me as I Travel Representing YOU!
Wow! Now this is food porn. Gooey, sticky, tasty lovin'... of food... to the extreme! Now, did anyone ever confirm if the late great Luther Vandross really ate those 'Luther Burgers' (cheese burgers with Krispy Kreme doughnuts for buns)? If so, Dunkin' Donuts is kinda biting! Not quite a burger, but that's gotta be next right? Check out the (delicious) insanity coming from Dunkin' Donuts and others in Businessweek.
Sweet Red Wine Reviews Classy BlackGirl in Her Blogging Dress Drinking a Zin
There are times when you do not need a pricey Malbec or a fabulous Cabernet. Your eating pizza and you just want a sweet red wine to make you smile. This means that you probably only want to spend a few bucks on a bottle of wine. And you do not need this red wine to be from a pricey vineyard. Check out my most recent Sweet Red Wine Review for a cheap chic Red!
Personally, I choose to drink my wine by type and events. For a weeknight while I am reading or Sunday with Pizza, especially if I am alone and writing, I go cheap. The only person that I have to impress is ME.
This weeks "sweet red wine reviews" discusses a simple Zinfandel varietal by wine makers Sutter Home. I know, I know. Sutter Home is not known for their pricey wine. But pricey does not always mean good! I usually spend between $8-$15 on a bottle of wine a few times a week. But that can add up!
Let me tell you about this wine, it's taste, the price and where you can get a bottle.
The Sutter Home Zinfandel is a simple wine. When I started on red wines, I started on sweet reds. The varietal(which Simply means particular grape that is used to make the wine), Zinfandel, is one of my favorite. It's an easy transition to stronger tasting sweet red wines such as a Cabernet or my fave the biting Malbec.
This wine is tasty, perfect with a very meaty or veggie pizza. It's heavy and inspires lots of smiles.
It's strong and full bodied, but very easy to consume. Here is the quick and dirty from this weeks Sweet Red Wine Reviews.
This sweet red wine is:
* Doesn't sit on your tongue too long
* Cheap 3.99
* Available at your local grocery store
I would suggest this bottle for a very casual meal like pizza and it's great to take to a party barring you will not encounter any wine snobs! This sweet red wine reviewed is not your expensive wine, but it's a great way to enjoy a nice cheap bottle of sweet red wine.
Weekly gathering will take place on Old Roswell Street with a variety of rotating food trucks and music each week. Approximately 6-8 food trucks will roll out some amazing eats with seating available on the street.
Alpharetta Food Truck Alley is presented by the City of Alpharetta and Fork In the Road, LLC. Our live music sponsor is presented by Music Matters. What a great way to kick-off the weekend early!
Directions: Take Hwy 9 to West on Old Milton Parkway; at the first light take a right on Roswell Street; and Old Roswell Street will be on your right directly in front of La Casa Italian Grill at 37 Old Roswell Street.
Parking: Downtown Parking Lot on Roswell Street (at 37 Old Roswell Street); Milton Center (on Milton Avenue), or PAL Parking Lot (on Haynes Bridge Road).
So how about an event that has a DJ spinning Hip Hop, fine wine being poured, great food being served, and a live B-Boy performance? †If that sounds good to you then you should check out the Official Magazine Launch Party for the Food Club by Urban Vines Wine Company. †The event takes place Tuesday March 12th in Atlanta, GA at the B Loft event space. †It will be going on from 7pm-11pm with complimentary wine and tasting plates by Chef India Ramos from 7-9. †Rachelle Lovett & Chef Ramos are the owners of Urban Vines Wine Co. who is putting on the event
Eddie Huang's interesting food & travel based program "Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang" has had a very good first season with VICE. In this final season episode of the show Eddie takes his talents BEYOND the glitzy lights of South Beach & ventures into the neighborhoods for the best restaurants & food tourists overlook when visiting Miami.¬† True to the mission of his show Eddie stays off the beaten path by spending time with the porn industry's "World Famous" Bang Bros team & adult film star Jada Stevens, enjoys some time with the unofficial Mayor of Miami Uncle Luke, hits Little Haiti to enjoy some authentic Haitian cuisine, & enjoys a Miami Dolphins tailgate.¬† The timing couldn't have been more perfect for Eddie & his producers at VICE to release this Miami edition of the show while the city has been enjoying the success of another Miami Heat NBA Championship run & wins being posted by the nationally ranked University of Miami Hurricanes basketball team. Overall it's a good look all around. This episode is in three parts so check out Parts 2 & 3 after the jump....
FRESH OFF THE BOAT WITH EDDIE HUANG: MIAMI (PART II)
FRESH OFF THE BOAT WITH EDDIE HUANG: MIAMI (PART III)
Three-part mega post of VICE's Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang for all y'all! Above is Part 1 of the Los Angeles adventure, during which Eddie takes us to Persian LA - checking out Persian rugs, pricey cars, pungent 'brain' food, hookah, and more. Parts 2 and 3 continue after the jump... East LA, lowriders, car clubs, family living and the good food that comes with it. Enjoy!
See video like this... I call food porn! Big, beautiful, bodacious...BURGERS! On Tasted's YouTube channel, Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais is cooking us every over-the-top awesome burger imaginable! Can you handle juiciness like this? Huh? Awww... Did you forget your baby bib? Hahaa! I'm laughing, but these are some serious burgers and you better be...