International Women’s Day 2014
"The idea of being a feminist—so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex—but what feminism is about is equality and human rights. For me that is just an essential part of my identity." -Lena Dunham
In honor of International Women’s Day we celebrate women around the world for their courage, strength, and perseverance for a better tomorrow!
International Women’s Day 2014
"Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well."
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love! This year, instead of just focusing on relationships and loving others, why don’t we try loving and caring for ourselves. Not only on Valentine’s Day but everyday!
Taking time out, and caring for yourself is very important. It can be easy to forget about yourself when you have so much to do. However, self-love is important to living well! It influences what people you choose to have in your life, your self-image, and how you cope with problems.
Self-love is not considered selfish or being full of yourself. It is about self-appreciation and self-acceptance. Self-love consists of the ability to accept our weaknesses as well as our strengths, and our short-comings as well as our successes. Achieving compassion for ourselves through our struggles, and finding fulfillment through our own efforts are ongoing goals of self-love.
Take a moment everyday to find the self-love within yourself! Starting to love and accept ourselves allows us to love and be loved by others.
What exactly does self-love mean to you? What is something you do to care for yourself?
Winter Olympics 2014
In tribute to all of the athletes participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!
Ahh! The splendor of Radiant Orchid, color of the year for 2014! Everything from shoes, handbags, and accessories including home decor. Give your spring 2014 a vibrant splash with Radiant Orchid.
Super Bowl Hots Wings!
12 chicken wings, tips discarded, separated at joint into 2 pieces
3 ounces unsalted butter
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.
Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Replace the paper towels with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown.
While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine.
Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm with blue cheese dressing and garnish with celery sticks.
Soup up your Super Bowl Sunday with this great hot wings recipe!
*Recipe courtesy Alton Brown for Food Network Magazine