Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Photo by: Con Poulos; Image courtesy of Bon Appétit

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo is always a fun way to enjoy the warmer weather and eat some great Mexican food and fruity drinks with friends. This year I wanted to think outside the margarita box and thankfully, Bon Appétit posted great ideas for what to drink on Cinco de Mayo: Margaritas, Palomas, Micheladas, and Aguas Frescas.

My favorite of the bunch is this Watermelon-Ginger Agua Fresca. How delicious does this sound? You can make it easily to drink straight, top with sparkling water, or spike with vodka, gin, or tequila. In case you want to try it out this weekend, here is the recipe which makes about 8 cups.
Another way to garnish? Spread our Sea Salt candles around the dinner table. Mexican, margaritas, agua fresca and salt go hand in hand!

Introducing the new Grapefruit candle

One goal I set for myself in 2013 was to be more active. I’ve been setting aside time to fit in some yoga, go for long walks, and ride bikes with the kids when the weather permits. One activity I’ve been hearing a lot about is SoulCycle which apparently has a cult following in NYC, though it isn’t yet available here in Indiana. Have any of you tried it?

Besides the rigorous workout, I love how they incorporate candles into their workouts as an energizing tool and thought I’d bring some of that into my own at-home sessions. Our new Grapefruit candle is perfect for people who workout at home and want to set a motivational mood, or for people who just like the inviting scent of a citrus candle. A beguiling scent, this grapefruit candle offers a fresh infusion of citrus with spicy bottom notes of ginger and green wood. Would you incorporate candles into your workouts? I’ve really been enjoying it!

If you’d like to give it a try, you can purchase our new Grapefruit candle, here.