FIND YOUR GLOW!

Summer is right around the corner and who isn’t excited for warm weather?!?  For me, the warmer weather brings regretful memories of irresponsible sun worshipping.  Thankfully the faux glow is here to stay, but the key is to find the best one.  Recently a friend of mine at work gave me the name of a girl who works on her own and uses an all organic spray tan product.  I had an upcoming trip, so thought I’d give it a try.  The result?  Perfection!  The color was gorgeous.  Nikki Medina has been perfecting her craft for years, even celebrity clients such as Christina Aguilera run to her for a quick fix.  Don’t have time to get to her salon, no problem…she makes house calls.  Bring on the sun!

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CUBAN FLAVOR

Baro, which opened this past Fall in Fairfield, is infusing Cuban Flavor to the Fairfield Restaurant Scene. The restaurant is a friendly, fun, stylish space that is perfect for a date or for dinner with friends. The small plate format menu is based around authentic Cuban “Street” Food and includes Ceviche, Skewers and Tacos. FC’s favorites are the Falda (beef brisket) and Carnitas (Pulled Pork) tacos as well as the Pica Pollo, a traditional fried chicken dish that is served in a brown paper bag. In the evenings the bar comes alive and offers a creative cocktail menu. Up for something new to drink try the Southtown and Flower of Nicaragua or stick with their classic Sangria. This spirited Latin restaurant is an escape from the norm and is the perfect cure for those winter blues. http://baroct.com/index.html

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JUST PLAN IT!

In 2014 we resolve to be more organized! FC is old fashioned and still prefers to carry a day planner rather than use the calendar on the iphone. With the new year you will need a new day planner and the Mom Agenda is the best on the market. This agenda features all of the helpful planning areas that you will need and the pages are divided perfectly to fit all of your activities. The agenda’s are stylish and come in a variety of sizes, there is a large desk planner to keep at home or a small mini calendar to take with you. FC carries the day planner in leopard. Simplify and organize your life this year. Tip – you can find this chic agenda at Party Party in Fairfield. http://www.momagenda.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Party-Party-Fairfield/191849680834870

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THANKS FOR THE WINE

Thanksgiving dinner can be one of the hardest wine pairing meals because of all the dishes and flavors that are served. FC was lucky to meet with John at Greenfield Hill Liquor Shop in Fairfield, who helped us find the perfect wines for Thanksgiving. The first step is to think about pairing wine with all of the rich side dishes, not the turkey because that is such a small part of the meal. Since most of us will be entertaining larger groups it is important to know that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on the wine, just make sure you have enough to go around. All of the wines he suggests are under $40. You will want to offer both red and white to your guests. The standby white for Thanksgiving is a Chardonnay but many are too intense for all of the flavors in the meal, John suggests Bourgogne Les Setilles Chardonnay. This wine is clean and not as oaky and pairs perfectly with all the rich starches and vegetables. Another option is a Dry Riesling, they are delicate but not sweet and are a great food wine. Try Ravines Dry Riesling, an American wine from the New York Finger Lakes Region. For red Pinot Noir is the usual choice because it is lighter, John suggests the American Sinor-La Vallee Talley-Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir. This year FC is going to try Sonoma Zinfandel, an American wine that has a peppery spice and will compliment all of the foods on the table. Traditionally people like to serve American wine but this is also the season for Beaujolais Cru and Chateau Moulin Favre Brouilly Vieilles Vignes is a more structured red and handles the rich flavors of the food. With thanksgiving just about a week away now is the time to order your wine and if you need any help FC suggests you meet with John at Greenfield Hill Liquors.
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