, by Matthew MacPherson
Yo yo! This weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summertime happiness. The weather here in NY is amazing and the vibe is unbelievable. June is around the corner and the beaches are calling. Gotta say, my favorite part of the weekend is digging into the mouthwatering food, so heading into MDW, I decided to pull together a highlight reel of amazing food + drink recipes you can try your hand at. Whether you're hosting or attending, I got something for ya. Check out my favorites below and let me know if you plan on trying any of them!
|Beef Burger with Sweet & Smokey Ketchup - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Citrus and Garlic Pork Shoulder - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Glazed Salmon Sandwich w/ Bacon - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Molasses-Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Layered Lemonade Drops - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Delish|
|Toasted Marshmallow Shots - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Delish|
|Pineapple Pina Coladas - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Delish|
Brand New just dropped a new song, called "I Am A Nightmare". This is the bands first new music since 2015's, "Mene". The track comes via the band’s own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors. Check it out below and make sure you go see the band live on tour, kicking off in June : http://fightoffyourdemons.com/tour
Here it is, the middle of May and we are that much closer to summer. Memorial Day is officially 15 days away & I can't wait for fun-filled days with friends, bar-b-q's, recording my bands' album and continuing to plan my wedding.
But, before diving into summer, I wanted to hit you guys with a few things I've gotten into recently that I think you'll appreciate.
Drinking Black Tea With HoneyLipton tea today.
Making More Time For The Gymstaying positive, focused and motivated, you'll know that I am all about the content Gary Vaynerchuk produces. Luckily, he often features his personal trainer, Mike Vacanti in his Snapchat stories. With that in mind, I checked out Mike's website, On The Regimen, and came across an amazingly helpful PDF Mike put together called, The Beginner's Fitness Guide. In it, he talks about a ton of useful information and points readers towards Starting Strength, a workout regimen developed by famous strength training coach, Mark Rippetoe. I've been doing it for the past two weeks and I already feel healthier. I'll keep you guys posted on my progress.
Following These People on Instagram
@MeghanDono - Meghan's trip to Paris is blowing my mind
Tea Photo Credit: JStyle Magazine
Chicken Photo credit: On The Regimen
Summer is around the corner, we're in the midst of a heated presidential race and the Olympics are closing in. There might not be a more perfect time for Budweiser to temporarily change it's name to "America". While the King of Beers has never shied away from making a patriotic statement, this clearly takes things to the next level. On top of the 'in your face' name change, Bud has also snuck in new text citing the Pledge of Allegiance, the Star Spangled Banner, and America the Beautiful on the packaging as well. While it certainly does seem a bit forced, I'm all for it. Can't wait to kick back a few 'America's" this summer while I'm hanging poolside.
I must say, I can't remember a brand ever going this far to pander to their audience. I mean, branding is everything right? Budweiser replacing their own brand name seems drastic, but maybe the brand is onto something. In the war against craft beer, Bud is the only brand who could pull off a strategic move like this. Only time will tell how this temporary re-brand will effect sales, but I have a feeling heartland USA will gobble it up. Fun fact? Ab-InBev (the brewing company who owns Budweiser) is headquartered in Belgium.
Let me know what you think in the comments below, stupid gimmick or something you're interested in?
Images via Fast Company
Not sure if I've shared this with you, but one of my dreams in life is to ride around in a badass pickup truck with my lady by my side and an Australian Shepherd nestled between us. Ideally, we'd be blasting country music on the way to our lake house getaway. So far, I've got the lady, and this fall, it looks like I'll be able to get my hands on the badass pickup too. Introducing, the all new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, with more horsepower and torque than the previous Raptor’s 411-horsepower, plus an all-new 10-speed transmission.
Now, watch this ultimate high-performance off-road monster eat the Mojave Desert for breakfast. So awesome.
Every week I'm sharing a few of my favorite style picks, which are also available on my SHOP page, check 'em out.