Christmas Mocktails Recipes

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For years my sister and other people I know have looked with desire at the fun cocktails I prepare often asking for a non-alcoholic version.   Well, there is no time where thoughtful comes to mind better than the holiday season.

People really are looking for festive alcohol free drink options this holiday season. We have FIVE festive drinks below for you to choose from. Check out these ideas from thevivacioulife.com from Candycane Martini’s to Cranberry White Russian Mocktails. 

 

 

Los Angeles: Got Kosher Deli & Bakery

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Enjoy the variety of food from Tunisian to Moroccan home made from fresh ingredients.

Bright spot with a diverse glatt kosher menu plus baked goods, vegetarian items & Shabbat takeout.
Address8914 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

FOODS TO EAT AT A GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET!

The best thing to do at a Christmas market in Germany is to eat your way through them! Check out all the must-eat foods and make sure to arrive hungry!

Great Foods to eat, German sausages, pomme frites, roasted chestnuts (maroni), marzipan and more

Food Which May Help Battle Depression

 

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In 2018, Wall Street Journal Writer Elizabeth Bernstein wrote an article about foods that may help battle depression.   Here is an excerpt:

Now recent studies show that a healthy diet may not only prevent depression, but could effectively treat it once it’s started.

Researchers, led by epidemiologist Felice Jacka of Australia’s Deakin University, looked at whether improving the diets of people with major depression would help improve their mood. They chose 67 people with depression for the study, some of whom were already being treated with antidepressants, some with psychotherapy, and some with both. Half of these people were given nutritional counseling from a dietitian, who helped them eat healthier. Half were given one-on-one social support—they were paired with someone to chat or play cards with—which is known to help people with depression.  READ MORE

Colorstream Original Series, ‘A Debutante Story’

The Culture of the debutante is widespread. Learn more about the debutante and their stories.

Colorstream Media

A Deb Story

When I was a debutante, I didn’t really understand exactly all the stigmas attached or why exactly I was going through the process.   I understood that my aunt was one in the sixties.  Additionally, I knew members of my family including my father were a part of the men’s social club responsible for hosting the debutante process and ball.

I now know, the debutante tradition is a centuries old tradition correlated to wealth and status; moreover, the debut of an 18 year old girl as ready to marry.   In various countries all over the world there are uniques histories and special stories.   A Debutante Story hopes to share a few stories and illuminate people about the world of the Debutante.

Click to Watch Episode 2 – Distinctions

Click to Watch Episode 3 – The Escort

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Baltimore: Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

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At Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop you’re sure to find decadent desserts.  The restaurant  is family owned with locations  in Baltimore and Baltimore County.   Monica Johnson, a longtime Baltimore resident and contributing writer for MCCN says, “I love the icy rich strawberry 🍓 granita  and the cannolis they have to offer.”

Visit the Website: https://vaccarospastry.com/

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