All posts tagged: Holiday

Cheers to Christmas! From Egg Nog to Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea

I just love this time of year! Oh what joy it was to find such delicious holiday inspired drinks. If you are in the neighborhood consider stopping by Island Naturals Cafe for either their signature Egg Nog Smoothie or Tea Time in Cayman’s Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea. Both are bound to make your day magical. An old fashion tradition, with a modern twist: Island Naturals Cafe Egg Nog Smoothie I was ecstatic when I came across this Christmas favorite transformed into a vegan smoothie. Due to my food allergies, I no longer can enjoy an old fashioned glass of Egg Nog. However, Island Naturals Cafe Egg Nog Smoothie was a real treat and made my Christmas!  Please join Island Naturals Cafe on Facebook Good tidings we bring: Tea Time in Cayman’s Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea What a lovely find this was! Tea Time in Cayman’s Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea truly captures the essence of an island Christmas. A delightful holiday refreshment to enjoy any time of the day. The best part about …

Spotted! The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

I am very excited to share with all of you ‘The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide’ – all items can be purchased from The Spotted Door. This online retail website houses an incredible treasure trove of eco-friendly items perfect for any occasion and use all year long. The Spotted Door is dedicated to supporting artisans who utilize recycled and reclaimed materials to create beautiful products. Every item is guaranteed to contain over 50% recycled material. Awesome! Meet Jason Utgaard! Jason is an inspiration to others. He shares his passion for helping protect the environment by encouraging others to think differently about trash. In his TEDx Talk, Jason discusses how trash can be both reclaimed and recycled- ultimately being transformed into amazing items for everyday use. The Inspiration Behind The Spotted Door Jason grew up working in retail at his father’s single sporting goods store. He worked at their massive distribution center and later at the corporate office. His experience allowed him to see first hand that there was a “significant one-way material flow” thus, “what …

This Holiday Season: Preserve Heritage

  It’s that time of year! Writing Christmas cards always invokes a little nostalgia. I treasure the art of writing letters and cards. Emails might be the green way to send season greetings, but you can feel satisfied in knowing that by purchasing The Cayman Islands National Trust’s Christmas Greeting Cards, you have helped the environment. Proceeds benefit The National Trust, helping them with their environmental programs and campaigns. This year the design takes us back to Christmas Past, old Fort George in Christmas Lights. The 2014 card was designed by local 19 year old artist Raidez Perez. Her stunning artwork depicts peaceful times at the newly renovated Fort George. Signed, sealed and delivered. For more info about ordering these beautiful Christmas cards contact marketing@nationaltrust.org.ky  or visit them 11th December 6pm-9pm at the lighting of Fort George. Christmas Past Be sure to preserve a little heritage and culture this holiday season by visiting the Cayman Islands National Trust as they light Fort George, on 11th December at 6pm. A wonderful evening to spend with family …

Melted Snowman

Even though Christmas is now officially over, I would still like to share a fun and festive way to repurpose wine bottles.  I love to reuse them as chic water bottles.  For my Christmas Eve dinner party, I borrowed this idea from one of my best friends.  For tags I used business cards, and ribbon I had left over from previous Christmases.  What’s great is the tags can easily be used next Christmas. With love, xo

Eco Chic Christmas Greetings

‘Tis the time to start sending out Christmas Cards… One of my favorite things about Christmas is writing and mailing Christmas cards to friends and family.  I love getting cards in the mail.  However, as much as I love receiving and sending cards across the globe it adds up on its environmental impact.  For instance, “300,000 trees are cut down to fulfill the demand of Christmas cards in US each year.”  Yikes! Below are a few ideas on how to be eco friendly this Christmas. Deck The Inboxes With Christmas eCards eCards, are probably as eco friendly as it gets, since no trees are cut down to make your beautiful Christmas Card. Blue Mountain offers a range of fantastic eCards.  Homemade eCards Here is a collection of Homemade eCards, using Martha Stewart CraftStudio App available for the iPad.  It is a super easy app to use, with lots of fun options to choose from.  It includes, stamps, stickers, paper background, stencil cutouts, colorful fonts and much more!     Recycle Old Christmas Cards If you …

Post Holiday: Green Detox

  I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.  Post any major holiday I usually find myself feeling like I need to reenergize.  In anticipation of the upcoming holidays, I would like to share some fun ways to reboot your system that will get you ready to take on the holiday season. Dr Oz’s Green Drink A great way to start the morning with a boost of energy, that will lead you towards recovering from all the yummy holiday food and treats you had the night before. Ingredients Makes 3-4 servings (about 28-30 oz) 2 cups spinach 1/2 cucumber 1/4 head of celery 1/2 bunch parsley 1 bunch mint 3 carrots 2 apples 1/4 orange 1/4 lime 1/4 lemon 1/4 pineapple Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Serve and enjoy! Hit The Ground Running Go for a walk or run on the beach.  Not into running, then maybe go for a fun bike ride. Strike A Pose  Nothing like a great morning yoga workout to put you in a good mood for the day.  This is …