Thursday, July 22, 2010
Last night Atlanta's entertainment and fashion community convened for a great cause in support of Foundation F.O.C.U.S.'s annual fundraising event. Hosted by Keri Hilson and special guest Michelle Williams, the evening boasted an open bar, light bites and live performances.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A popular childhood rhyme confidently states, "Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!" Well, many of our favorite Hollywood starlets and sweethearts try their best to do major damage with killer wordplay.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Lindsay Lohan is a very big conversation piece because of her *ahem* habits right now, but being that she's one of my favorite actresses (you can't deny that she is a guilty pleasure), I will only accentuate the positive. La Lohan covers the August/September issue of COMPLEX Magazine. Though she never completed an interview for the piece, the photos are still great. Check them out!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Lemon-Blueberry Twist Pops
Drain one 15-ounce can of blueberries, reserving the juice. Set aside 1/3 cup of the blueberries. Puree the remaining berries and 1 tablespoon of juice in blender. Fold in the reserved berries. In a small bowl, whisk two 6-ounce cups of custard-style lemon yogurt with 1/2 cup of milk. In pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups, alternate 2 rounded tablespoons of the yogurt mixture with 1 tablespoon of blueberry mixture. Swirl with knife, cover and freeze.
Use canned blueberries instead of fresh or frozen because they are packed in juice and the flavor is concentrated. Also, canned blueberries are available all over the country, all year long.
It's also important to use thick custard-style yogurt because it contains less water and will not separate when frozen.
Combine 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries, 1 cup raspberry juice drink, and 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup (or creme de cassis) in a blender and process until smooth. Add one or two raspberries to the pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Fold an additional cup of raspberries into the blended mixture and spoon into the molds or cups. Cover and freeze until firm.
Mandarin Orange Cream Pops
Place one 11-ounce can of mandarin orange sections (drained) in a blender and pulse to puree. Add two cups softened vanilla ice cream and 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest and pulse until well blended. Spoon the mixture into pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Cover and freeze until firm. For a lower-calorie recipe, halve the vanilla ice cream and add 1 cup of orange sherbet.
Puree 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks and 1 tablespoon of orange juice in a blender. Divide the mixture between pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Freeze until the top becomes firm, 30 minutes. Rinse the blender, then puree 1-1/2 cups honeydew chunks, 1 tablespoon of thawed limeade concentrate, and 2 mint leaves. Remove the molds from freezer and top with the honeydew mixture. Cover and freeze.
Molds - You can buy popsicle molds almost anywhere, but you can also experiment with paper cups, conical water-cooler cups, ice cube trays and even tart tins.
Sticks - Standard popsicle sticks are widely available - everywhere from arts and crafts stores to Williams-Sonoma. You can also buy skinny sticks that look more like lollipop sticks. The old-fashioned kind still works best.
Freezing - It will take about three hours for your popsicles to freeze through completely. You can push a stick into the pop after it's been in the freezer for an hour or so.
Real Simpler - Anyone who doesn't want to take the time to make popsicles can add chunks of fruit to ice cube trays with a splash of water. Drop these colorful cubes into sparkling water, teas or fruit juice for a special touch when entertaining.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
V Magazine has joined the trend first introduced on the June cover of Wired UK. Scratch off covers! V's current "Sexy Body Issue" features covergirls Adriana Lima, Lily Donaldson, Eniko Mihalik, Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly. All of the covers, except for Adriana's, have scratch-off V's that will reveal an even racier photo.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I must admit that the cupcake trend was starting to get a little redundant until I came across these. I could only smile when I saw the images above and imagined all the label whores that would probably die to have the couture culinary creations at their next celebration.
Friday, July 9, 2010
...And we're back with your favorite post of the week. As with all of my socialite picks, this week's social status duo are so much more than just "socialites." In fact, both of them would potentially kill me at the point I deem them as such. Because there is so much that I can say in regards to the brands that each of them have made for themselves, reinforced by media outlets and celebrities around the world, I will only focus on their fun and fancy-free natures that make them people to see on the scene!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
This just in - Bacardi has pledged to donate up to $100,000 to the USO to benefit US troops through a Facebook promotion.
Bacardi has pledged $75K to start, and you have the ability to up that to the $100K just by clicking a button. Just head to their page and get to clicking in between posting last night's party pics and posting about what you shouldn't have eatten for breakfast, and they'll take care of the rest.
In conjunction, Bacardi has also put up a "60 Second Cocktails" offer on theFacebook page as well, and it's one we think will interest our readers. They're offering a free PDF download of a 24-page booklet of entertaining and party decoration tips, as well as more cocktail and food recipes you can shake a stick at. The cocktails are designed to be made relatively quickly when you're entertaining, and the meals feature that mainstay of summer entertaining, the backyard grill.
So what are we saying exactly? That you have the opportunity, nay the responsibility, to support our troops and throw a self-congratulating party. That's right. And if anyone questions you, tell them the Social Scientist says it's OK. Oh, and while you're over in Facebooktown, feel free to follow me as well!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I took this photo and it says and means a lot to me. Take a look at it. My lover's of art and entertainment, i'm sure, see as much as I do. I'd love to hear from you and know your thoughts on the shot. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.
Forbes.com's list of "The World's Most Beautiful Cars" debuted today and the open roads can expect some exquisite rubber to be burned! Take a look at the Social Science picks of the best of the best!
160g Magazine has released images of their newest covergirl, R&B sweetheart Brandy. SHE. LOOKS. AMAZING. Seriously, this may be my all time favorite collection of images that i've seen from her. She looks like a doll and all the elements are flawless!