March 13, 2012

St. Paddy's Day Gift IdeaZ

St. Patrick's Day is March 17th this year (read: every year) and I've got some awesome gift ideaZ if you're feeling kinda festive!


Erin go bragh! If you’re wearing green this St. Patrick’s Day – and you’d like to send a celebratory reminder to a favorite friend or family member – we’ve created this special bouquet just for you. Our St. Patrick’s Day-zies by Teleflora flower bouquet is a cheerful mix of daisies and carnations that will melt any heart.
Price: $44.95
Where to buy: www.teleflora.com  
Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial PocketBac® Sanitizing Hand Gel in Who's your Paddy Pocketback & Kiss Me I’m Irish
Spread a little luck, not germs with our Who's Your Paddy? Pocketbac! This pocket-sized bottle contains natural ingredients and powerful germ killers that keep hands clean, fresh and lightly fragranced. Tahitian Palm Milk leaves hands feeling conditioned. Kills germs without water.
o        Berry Lemonade: scent of puckering fresh raspberries, nectarines, lemon and pineapple.
o        Green Apple: a charming blend of crisp green apples, sparkling lemon, and vanilla bean.
Price: $1.50 each
Where to buy: Bath & Body Works and www.bathandbodyworks.com

Diptyque Candle - Figuier (Fig Tree) Green Glass
This candle recalls fig trees warmed by the sun. All parts of the tree are represented here: Fig tree is slightly fruity but it is the green and woody notes from the leaves of the fig tree that give it character. The matching eau de toilette is Philosykos.
Price: $68
Where to buy: C.O. Bigelow & www.bigelowchemists.com
Slatkin & Co. 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle in Green Grass
Refreshing as shaded grass on a warm, sunny day, dewy greens and Meyer lemon, infused with Lily-of-the-Valley and a touch of jasmine. Highly fragranced candle exclusively developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world's best master perfumers
Price: $19.50
Where to buy: Bath & Body Works and www.bathandbodyworks.com
Note: I have this product and it is REALLY awesome! As soon as I light the candle (three wicks!) the scent powerfully, but seductively fills the room.  It's a really awesome candle!
Butter 3-Free Nail Lacquer - British Racing Green
Dark, “hunter green” that was the baskstage darling when used at this season’s shows.These nail laquers contain NO Formaldehyde, NO Toluene, NO DBP, and NEVER have.
Price: $14
Where to buy: C.O. Bigelow & www.bigelowchemists.com
C.O. Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Green No. 1582
No. 1582 Cologne Elixir Green™ - Clean, sophisticated and woody. Elixir Green blends crisp, lush herbaceous notes with warm amber, musk and elegant woods. Developed by Bigelow Chemists. Formulated based on our knowledge of what men like and need for looking and feeling their best.
Price: $19.50
Where to buy: C.O. Bigelow & www.bigelowchemists.com
If you're planning a little party, why nto serve some green-themed cocktails?  Demonstrate your chic bartending skills by serving a refreshing wine infused cocktail. VOGA Italia Wine can be used to make quick and easy cocktails for any occasion. The wine retails anywhere from $10.99-$15.99/bottle which makes entertaining a large crowd extremely affordable. VOGA’s collection ranges from Italian made Pinot Grigio, Premium Sparkling, Moscato, Quattro and Merlot.

VOGA’s Sparkling Green Sangria


 Ingredients:
·         2 bottles of VOGA Italia Moscato Wine
·         3 oz. Triple Sec
·         2 sliced cucumbers
·         2 cups of seedless green grapes
·         1 sliced Granny Smith apple
·         1 sliced lemon
·         1 sliced lime
·         1/2 liter club soda

Preparation:
Pour wine in a pitcher or bowl and add sliced cucumber, apple, lemon and lime. Next add triple sec and stir gently. Cover and chill from 2-24 hours (the longer, the better!)
Before serving, top with club soda. Stir gently and serve over ice.
Makes about 15 servings


Kiss Me, I'm Irish

2 ½ oz VOGA Sparkling
1 oz Midori melon liquor
1 oz vodka
1 ½ oz lemonade
In a shaker, combine ice, VOGA Sparkling, vodka and lemonade. 
Stir gently and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with lemon peel


Sparkling Shamrock
1 oz coconut flavored rum
5-6 lime wedges
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 ½ oz VOGA Sparkling
5-6 mint leaves
In a shaker, combine ice, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice
Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass
Add VOGA and mint leaves and gently stir to combine


Luck of the Irish


2 ½ oz VOGA Sparkling
1 oz vodka
1 oz Midori melon liquor
Lime juice from 1 lime
In a shaker, combine ice, VOGA Sparkling, vodka and lime juice 
Stir gently and strain into a chilled rocks glass
Garnish with lemon or lime slice