Tag Archives: Wine

Jasmine, Mango & Hangovers

Yesterday, TH and I made our way through three vineyards in the Hamptons and way too much wine.  I was in rare form to say the least and had a rough night hanging out in the bathroom…All in all, the day was great and we had a lot of fun, but I do not want to go near wine again for a long, long time.

At 9:00 am this morning, I was pretty much awake, although I felt like I was recovering from near death…At 9:30 am, our building intercom rang and at 9:35 am, the Fresh Direct delivery man was outside my door with two boxes full of this week’s grocerys in his hands.  At 10:00 am, my good friend (we will call her the MacAttack since she has been teaching me the fine art of producing macarons) was at my door ready for a productive day of delicately crafty these little French bites of heaven.

We spent the day experimenting with new colors and flavors and I spent the day sucking down Gatorade to try and rehydrate my wine-exhausted body.  This weekend, we tried Jasmine and Mango macarons.  The Jasmine bites were super tasty.  We have finally perfected the art of buttercream, but we are still working on getting to those perfectly glossy flat shells.

My number one favorite thing about these cookies is that they are soooo tasty and lend themselves to many textures in each bit – so if you are a bit ADD, like me, these cookies will capture your attention for quite a while.  The number two thing that I love about these cookies is that they are naturally low calorie and gluten free!  A perfect treat for all my Fat Girl friends and for me!

I hope everyone enjoys the last few hours left in the weekend.


Fat Girl


Three Things I Love

1.  The Beach    2.  Wine    3.  My Husband

Tomorrow morning, my husband’s college friend (the Architect) and his wife (TAW – the Architect’s Wife), my husband and myself will be anxiously waiting on the corner of 47th and Lex  for our Hamptons Luxury Liner Wine Tour.

I can’t wait for a great day driving along some of the United State’s most beautiful beaches and sipping wine with my husband and two super amazing people.  TH certainly needs a day to de-stress and re-group and consume a lot of good tasting wine while letting loose with people who love him.  Things have been stressful at work with some rockiness in the stock markets and he has barely slept this week.  Along with a lack of sleep, he has continued to stick to a hardcore diet and workout regime.  What a rock.  He is one person I truly respect and admire.

Will update you on the Wine Tour tomorrow evening or Sunday morning.  Speaking of Sunday morning, let me add one more thing to my “Love List”:  MACARONS!!!!  I will be whipping up a fresh batch of vibrantly colored little circular clouds that tease your senses with my good friend who was supposed to work at Bear Stearns with me in 2008.  Can’t wait!


Fat Girl