Heaven In A Mason Jar! Topsy Rose Sweets is The Lemonade of Life!

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The best things in life may be free, but none of them are as good or sweet as Topsy Rose Sweets!

Topsy Rose Sweets is an amazing drink company that specializes in lemonade. No we are not talking about Beyonce, but we are sure Queen Bey would be a fan of these lemony drinks!

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Tawana and Kanisha Clyburn, owners of “Topsy Rose Sweets”

Founded by Tawana and Kanisha Clyburn, the company is named after the owners’ respective grandmothers, Topsy, Tawana’s grandmother’s nickname, and Rose, Kanisha’s grandmother’s actual name. “We came up with the name, Topsy Rose Sweets Inc. , because of Our Love for Our Maternal Grandmothers.”

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The company boasts a number of products, including Candy Coated Apples, Pears, Nectarines, Peaches Strawberries, and Plums. They also specialize in cake pops, Candy Coated Pretzels, Potato chips,  and much more. Topy Rose Sweets signature product, however, are their specialty lemonades made with (or without) premium liquors and come in twenty-five amazing flavors! We have tried three of the flavors; Strawberry Pineapple (a personal favorite), Caramel Apple, and Island Breeze. Needless to say we are in love! The lemonades are not only sweet, but smooth and come in old fashioned mason jars reminiscent of jars of moonshine good ol’ boys drink out of.

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Foodie Friday: All Things Peppermint

Foodie Friday Highlights This Season’s It Flavor: Peppermint!

Welcome Back Foodies! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break but it’s time to do away with those left overs and exchange your pumpkins for peppermints! Yes, tis the season to be winter fresh and in honor of National Peppermint Latte Day tomorrow, below we have multiple ways you can get your peppermint fix in!

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Of course we must kick things off with something warm you can savor on these cold December days and nothing sounds better than a peppermint latte! For my Starbucks Foodies on a budget, I found the perfect recipe that you can try at home that taste very close to the real thing! So you save money but don’t have to skimp on the flavor!

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Foodie Friday: Halloween Edition!

Happy Friday Foodies!!! The countdown for Halloween is in full affect and it’s only 10 days away! Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year, most people, like myself, will be celebrating the holiday next weekend with a party or a dinner. So for those who are trying to be the Host with the Most, I have Halloween appetizers, main dishes, drinks, and desserts that take hardly anytime to prepare and will be a treat for all your guys and ghouls!

First up, Appetizers! I figured since this particular holiday is filled with candy galore, you should try these healthy alternatives.

Ghost Fruit Kabobs


What a festive, yet healthy way to kick off a Halloween party with these Ghost Fruit Kabobs as appetizers! You can use any fruit of your choice but in this picture, there are strawberries and melons. For the marshmallows, all you need is a black food coloring marker to draw the ghost’s face and the rest is pretty straight forward. Be sure to cut up the fruit in bite size pieces, create a pattern, and follow from one in of the skewer to the next!

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Remy Martin (@remymartinus) Launches “Circle Of Centaurs!”

Things were hot in Miami last night as the iconic brand Remy Martin celebrated the launch of its “Circle of Centaurs”. The celebration was held at a private tea room in the East hotel in Brickell. The event was star studded and included music industry stars such as Gloria and Emilio Estefan along with their daughter Emily. Rapper Flo Rida made an appearance, as well as, Latin Grammy nominated artist, Manuel Medrano. Latin TV stars were also in attendance such as Gabriel Coronel and Roger Borges.


The “Circle of Centaurs” is a new initiative started by Remy Martin this year. The program is actually an extension of the Remy Martin’s One Life/Live Them campaign which celebrates individuals who are multi-talented. The “Circle of Centaurs” will focus more on giving one individual the opportunity to be mentored by an individual who has shown their ability to explore their many different talents. The purpose of the program is to seek out individuals who wish to explore their many talents that they possess. This mentorship is the first in the series that Remy Martin has planned, and each initiative will feature a different mentor.

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#FoodieFriday- National Frappé Day!

TGIF Everyone! Today is Foodie Friday and what better way to celebrate the weekend than participating in National Frappé Day!

Sip Sip Hooray! We’re now in full swing for the fall season so it’s natural to want to eat and drink only things that warms the body and soul but as foodies, nothing should be off limits. So in honor of this food holiday, here’s a list of places you should visit to celebrate National Frappé Day!



You can’t mention frappés or anything coffee related without mentioning this famous chain. Starbucks provides a plethora of frozen drink choices. With flavors like java chip, pumpkin spice, green tea crème, s’mores, strawberries and more, you are sure to find a frappé that satisfies your taste buds. If you’ve never had a Frappuccino here, you can play it safe with my favorite flavor, Vanilla Bean!

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Rémy Martin (@RemyMartinUS) Celebrates National Cognac Day!

Rémy Martin took to the streets with a fleet of sidecars to celebrate National Cognac Day (June 4th). The liquor brand paid homage to the classic Rémy Martin Sidecar Cocktail, by zipping around the city from Flatiron to the Bowery & all over.


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“Work, Work, Work!” Drake (@Drake) Announces His Own Brand of Whiskey!


While this weekend may have been heavily centered on rapper Kanye West and the release of his latest album “The Life of Pablo”, but Drake was also on the radar and I think it’s safe to say Drizzy is winning too.

At the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Aubrey “Drake” Graham was presented with the key to his hometown of Toronto, Canada. And in true Drake fashion, he seems to be celebrating in a way that only someone of his stature and fame could; in an announcement made via Instagram, it seems that Drake (who’s instagram handle is @ChampagnePapi) is coming out with his own line of whiskey called “Virginia Black Whiskey”.

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There have been no details as to how involved he is in the launch of the new brand as of yet – the website currently redirects to a landing page with a contact email – but it seems likely that Drake will keep us in the loop about the development of his latest venture.

Drake will be joining the ranks of other rappers who have created their own line of liquor; fellow Young Money signee Nicki Minaj has her Myx Moscatos, 50 Cent has his Effen Vodka, Diddy has Circo and even K. Michelle has been endorsed by the Jack Daniels brand. Congratulations Drake!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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