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Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, Smirnoff Red, White & Berry is back by popular demand to help celebrate freedom and bring everyone together under one party. Whether you’re looking for a patriotic group punch or some red, white and blue-themed cocktails — these recipes are the perfect fix for your readers to celebrate this awesome country in style without breaking the bank. Watching your calories now that summer has arrived? Look no further! Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer is the beverage of choice for you. This bad boyRead More
captain morgan loconut
Stemming from the launch of Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, the rum company is shaking up the shots category again this spring with Captain Morgan LocoNut – an explosively delicious coconut shot. Captain Morgan LocoNut is a summer-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum and spices with seasonal flavors – including real coconut liqueur. Though it’s best enjoyed as a chilled shot, LocoNut can also be served in a number of delicious drink recipes. Packaged in a round shaped bottle identical to its predecessor, LocoNut boasts the appearance of a coconut thatRead More
Finding love- one of the ultimate journeys we take during our lifetime.  Some people have success early on their lives, before online dating became mainstream or even before smart phones were the norm.  Now people are connected to their phones and going without it for even a few hours is considered “going off the grid.”  We manage funds through it, exchange money between friends, call a personal transportation service, and even potentially meet our soul mate. When I first moved to a new city, I decided to give OKCupid aRead More

Posted On December 16, 2016By Samantha SurfaceIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

An Open Letter to My Friend Who Lost a Parent

Dear Club Member, I’ve been where you are before, but you’re there now and that’s what matters.  We are members of a club that does not discriminate, but no one wants to be included.  I remember telling you I was part of this club only to have you look at me with compassion and forgiving eyes, but telling you I hope you don’t have to join for a million lifetimes.  But you’re here, with me by your side, wishing we were anywhere but here. We stand side-by-side because one parentRead More
Before you head home and celebrate Thanksgiving with your family this holiday season, you should first partake in a Friendsgiving – one to be celebrated a little more wildly than with your parents. To get you in the festive mood, here are some cocktail recipes that will make you extremely thankful for liquor this November. Vanilla Hot Toddy 1.25 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla 1 tsp fine grain sugar 2 small cloves 1.5 oz. boiling water Add Crown Royal Vanilla, fine grain sugar and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. StirRead More
Captain Morgan Jack-O'Blast
Basic bitches everywhere have a new reason to celebrate this halloween – there is yet another pumpkin spice beverage to add to their fall collection! This fall season, Captain Morgan is spicing up the shots category again with a new limited edition pumpkin spiced rum. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is an intensely delicious shot perfect for enjoying the autumn season, whether it’s nailing the perfect group Halloween costume or walking through the yellow leaves in your Ugg boots. Jack-O’Blast is a fall-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum with everyone’s favorite seasonal flavorsRead More
talk like a pirate
As you may know, today is International Talk like a Pirate Day. To celebrate this year, Captain Morgan is asking adult consumers 21 and older to channel their inner buccaneer by raising a glass of Captain Morgan and Talking like a Pirate all day long! The Captain is encouraging fans to show how they celebrate the International holiday. Whether you have the Monday blues, are gearing up for Monday Night Football, or testing your luck with pirate pick-up lines, Captain Morgan is prepared help you make the most of your day.Read More
Knowing that I would be undergoing rotator cuff surgery was frightening enough, but having to worry about what to do during my time off was a stress I did not expect. I was a little nervous and apprehensive, thinking of friends and colleagues of mine who complained of post-surgical blues when they had to take their own medical leave. This is in part due to normalizing a life of going at 100 mph (including holding a full-time job, attending to a family, countless other activities and obligations), and then abruptly slowing downRead More
traveling gluten free
“But, the Spanish eat cheese and bread with everything!” This is what I commonly heard when talking to people about my diet restrictions on gluten and dairy prior to leaving on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain – a 500-mile pilgrimage that would require me to eat close to 5,000 calories a day in order to handle trekking an average of 15 miles a day, while only being able to carry 15 lbs on my back.  Here’s to hoping the Camino provides (a common phrase you hear throughoutRead More
Smirnoff Sourced
The start of summer is officially upon us this week, and that marks the perfect time for fun in the sun – complete with some cocktails. Our friends at Smirnoff have provided us with some exciting new, summery Smirnoff Sourced cocktails to get your pool parties, beach days, and other adventures this summer on point. Smirnoff Sourced is a brand new take on flavored vodka that’s gluten-free, made with real fruit juice, and absolutely delicious (even with just a splash of club soda)!  Whether you’re hosting a summer party with Piña ColadasRead More

Posted On June 3, 2016By Allyson DarlingIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

Diary of a 23 Year Old in San Francisco: 2

May 11th: Unfortunate Items to Carry On Public Transportation 1. Super Tampons  A charge had been placed on all bags in stores such as, Walgreens, Target, Safeway, Sex Stores, and Taco Bells alike. (I get really touchy, by the way, when I have to pay ten cents for the transportation device of my bean and cheese burrito with no onions and seven packets of mild hot sauce.) This means that when I am trying to support the environment and the survival of baby seals and not pay ten cents that I sometimes am facedRead More
This Memorial Day Weekend, our friends at Smirnoff have a brand new liquor for you to kick off the celebration – and the beginning of summer – properly. Meet Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, the newest edition to the vodka family! Delivering a blast of summer fun and decorated in the season’s best colors, Smirnoff Red, White & Berry brings the All-American spirit to any summer celebration and is perfect served as a chilled shot or as an ingredient in simple summer cocktails—or even in your favorite adult frozen treats! Smirnoff Red, WhiteRead More
May 5: Labels This isn’t a terribly original idea, I ‘m afraid, but recent circumstances have caused me to realize how exceptionally convenient it would be if males came with labels. By labels, I specifically and exactly mean a small stamp on the back of their furry little necks, or measly muscled calves, that summarized, in one word or phrase, the most critical information regarding their personality and/or damaging characteristics (physical and non) to any glimpse of a relationship. For example, if one of these males was staggeringly, emotionally unavailable in that dating him was like dating a scarecrow,Read More

Posted On May 23, 2016By Mira BeyelerIn Girlzone, Sports

Fuck You, Kobe – A Poem

Preface: I moved to Los Angeles from the Bay Area for a boy who promptly dumped me and kicked me out of our apartment. Being alone wasn’t so bad until the Warriors’ went for the record the same night as Kobe’s last career game. This is my ode to that.    It’s approaching 6:30, almost time to pack up and head home- only it doesn’t feel like home and I don’t want to go there. And the warriors are playing, and I should be excited, only I’m alone, and don’tRead More
This weekend, the sporting world will turn to Louisville, as the Kentucky Derby takes the stage. And, as we all know, the Kentucky Derby is about a few things in addition to horses – gambling, big hats, and whiskey. While I’m not going to give you my gambling picks beyond “Nyquist, duh,” or fashion advice, I can help you out with your Derby Day drinking. Read on for some awesome cocktail recipes and whisky selections to make your Kentucky Derby party one to remember. The Best Kentucky Whiskies Blade andRead More