Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend.
Here are a few Red, White and Blue things I am loving for a fabulous 4th!
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For a refreshing RED libation, make fresh watermelon spritzers. The Food Network's Sandra Lee sent GLAM SLAM a yummy recipe from her cookbook "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Gatherings."
2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
6 ounces club soda
2 tablespoons limeade frozen concentrate
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
10 ice cubes
1 tablespoon sugar
Whole strawberries, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend for 40 seconds. Pour into glasses. Garnish with strawberries. Makes 2 drinks. For an adult version add two shots of melon-flavored vodka.
…A LITTLE MORE RED
I am in charge of bringing dessert this weekend and I am going with one of my absolute childhood faves - RED Velvet Cake, which happens to look very patriotic this time of the year! It's no surprise that the insanely popular Sprinkles makes a mean red velvet cupcake and now the company has an old-school ice cream style delivery truck that drives around Los Angeles selling the coveted cakes. Dangerous!
Diddy is throwing his 15th! "WHITE Party" this 4th. Co-hosted by Ashton Kutcher, it's at a private estate in Beverly Hills. You don't need a Diddy-sized paycheck to throw a White Party though. Serve a menu of all "white" foods. I did this at a party where I had mozzarella balls, cauliflower and white asparagus dipped in a ranch type dressing for munchies… vanilla cupcakes, white chocolate and white M&M's for sweets. White parties also make planning what to wear super easy!
Going to a picnic or cookout this weekend? Don't let BBQ sauce or cherry pie stain your teeth. Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Lopez and Johnny Depp keep their smiles WHITE thanks to Supersmile. The company's travel kit of whitening products is perfect to pack for the holiday weekend. www.supersmile.com
After spending the day at the beach or pool, make sure you pamper yourself and moisturize your skin. One of my favorite lotions is Bliss Body Butter in the big BLUE tube. New for Summer is Body Butter Lite, a lighter fast-absorbing formula that hydrates skin without the heaviness, making it ideal for warm weather. www.blissworld.com