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The Coffee: Man Candles, The Cream/Sugar: Baked Brie Recipe

The Coffee: I noticed a trend lately of new women-intended man products. BirchBox just introduced its men’s version and now this: Yankee Candles for the manly man in your life. All ridiculousness aside, I have to give it to their marketing department. This is pretty clever and whether or not they are sold seriously or as gags, they will definitely sell. Yay or nay?

The scents:

  • Riding Mower: Hot sun. Cool breeze. And the intensely summery scent of freshly cut grass.
  • 2X4: The warm, unmistakable scent of freshly planed wood and sawdust evokes a sense of confidence and quality.
  • First Down: Game on! This combination of orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather is as exciting as game day.
  • Man Town: Escape to the man cave with this masculine blend of spices, woods and musk.

The Cream and Sugar: During an epic season opening of the Bachelorette, my girlfriends and I embarked on a tasty endeavor! Yes, we frequently enjoy cheese only inspired things for dinner, which is why one B had no hesitation thinking up this one in Stop&Shop. We’ll call it the Three B’s Brie.


  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooking Spray
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Round Brie
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Honey
  1. Preheat oven to 350, spray the cookie sheet and place a large square of the dough on the sheet.
  2. Place the brie in the center. Cover with almonds and drizzle with honey.
  3. Gently cover and pinch the top of the dough together, drizzle with more honey.

Cook for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown! Slice in with a knife, put on crackers/pita and enjoy! It goes really well with red wine 😉




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As my mother always says “Old Friends Are the Best Friends”

The Coffee: Do you remember when I posted about Pinterest in October? Well apparently, my secret divulging is now all the range.

I begin to wonder if it is just a fad. Studies conclude that the usage has somewhat plateaued. I am on the radar because it is part of my job to find ways to measure Pinterest. Bottom line; it will not stick unless brands can make numbers/graphs/metrics out of their efforts. Word to the wise, if you want to make a cool new networking or sharing tool, find a way to produce results!

You don’t have to tell me twice that it is addictive, here is a pretty infographic that proves why.

The Cream and Sugar: In reference to the title of this post, I visited New York City a few weeks ago to catch up with some old friends. While I love Boston, New York City certainly has my eye. Since I live by the motto “You only Live Once”, I foresee it in my near future.

I can never complain about catching up with old friends, you can talk about the past, present and future as if they already know what you are going to say. Not to mention, my friends have a love of food equal to my own so there was no lack of yummy brunch(s), fresh dumplings and artisan cheeses.

Here are a few tidbits:

Reminiscing and strolling down second ave.

Dancing and being classy at The Jane Hotel

Egg white and Goat Cheese omelet at a famous NYC brunch spot

Gallivanting around Chelsea Market. One of the most unusual places I’ve been to in a while, converted from an old warehouse, it contains endless cute food shops! This is where we got our fancy cheese 🙂

Arriving home at 7:30 a.m. after an evening of champagne, dancing at Marquee , Korean cousine, and karaoke.

 And finally, strolling on 5th avenue after purchasing this Kate Spade purse!



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