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LaFleur

www.LafleurMagazine.com  JUNE 2014

SUMMER STYLE GUIDE

GET THE BEST SUMMER LOOKS

SUMMER MAKEUP

THE MUST HAVE PRODUCTS

TOP ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS

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MODERN & FRENCH COUNTRY HOME DÉCOR

DECORATING TIPS

10 SUMMER RECIPES

TOP BABY SHOWER GIFT IDEAS GIFT BUYING GUIDE


in this issue 39. DESTINATION GUIDE Editor’s Picks Top Romantic Destinations

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SUMMER STYLE GUIDE Bo-ho chic, rugged romance, vintage finds, and American are on trend.

SUMMER STYLES www.Macys.com

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SUMMER RECIPES Cocktails, berry desserts, watermelon pops and cilantro filled tacos to enjoy summer days.

SUMMER’S MUST HAVES Top Styles to Look Fabulous

Accessories, unique finds, and products to support a cause.

ON THE COVER MARINA KOSLOW PHOTOGRAPHY Marina Koslow Photography is a premier wedding and portrait photography service specializing in fine art wedding portriature, creative senior and family lifestyle photography in Bend, Hood River, Central Oregon and Oregon Coast. Marina Koslow is available for destination events.


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SASHAY SATCHEL and tablet stowaway in Central Park North Stop www.Petunia.com

MODERN BABY LAYETTE PETUNIA PICKLE BOTTOM www.Petunia.com

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HOTTEST SHOWER GIFTS Shower Mom & Baby Practical and priceless gifts to encourage and pamper her.

ALPHABET & NUMBER WOOD BLOCKS LITTLE SAPLING TOYS www.Littlesappling.com

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LAFLEUR LITTLES GIFT GUIDE Gifts for Bébe Mix of modern and traditional gifts for the new little on your list.

MODERN TEETHERS FOR BABY LITTLE SAPLING TOYS www.Littlesappling.com

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WHAT’S YOUR DESIGN STYLE? Modern, Eclectic, or Country? Style a room and find your inner decorating diva.


LaFleur Magazine June 2014

Käaren Provence Founder & Creative Director Scott Greenstone Copy Editor CONTRIBUTORS Kim Nase Sofia Denton KoKo Bahler Eileen Fong Kathleen Beyer

MARKETING & PRODUCTION Joe Provence Marketing Director Chad Bradley Graphic Design LaFleur Magazine inspires women to live a passionate life & connects community. www.LaFleurMagazine.com @LaFleurMagazine Facebook.com/LaFleurMagazine

LaFleur Magazine donates 10% of proceeds to women’s education initiatives.


FURNITURE & DESIGN STUIDO

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décor style

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MODERN & REFINED CONTEMPORARY

Style

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hat’s your design style? Are you modern and contemporary, Eclectic, classic, or rustic with hints of Old-World charm? View our styled rooms and pick your favorite pieces to see what type of designer you are at heart.

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modern style

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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY STYLE

Clean lines, modern texutre, bright, lively color mixed with rustic elements.

MODERN & REFINED CONTEMPORARY

Style


trendy style

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ARTISTIC & LIVELY CONTEMPORARY

Style

Kathy Kuo Home modern & rustic wall mirror www. kathykuohome.com

Designed by Bend Furniture and Design Studio www. Bendgoods.com Artistic throw pillows designs by Kathy Kuo Home

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relaxed style

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RELAXED & EFFORTLESS FRENCH COUNTRY

Style

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nspired from traditions of the southern regions of France, French Country style is relaxed and effortless. Textures mix Old-World with warm, bright and relaxed tones that bring the outside in. The rolling hills of lavender and bright sunshine of the southern French landscapes inspire the decorating color palettes of lavender and yellow. Dull grays and antique whites, mixed with rusty patinas, woven textures, delicate bead work, distressed wood pieces with artfully carved legs, and open beamed ceilings create a decorating style that is rich and welcoming. French Country style suits any home with its warm and casual style.

Kathy Kuo Home French country pillows www. kathykuohome.com

Chantilly French Country Chandelier

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Kathy Kuo Home French country Provence style dining chair www. kathykuohome.com

Caroline French country antique solid wood 4 drawer dresser www. kathykuohome.com

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decorating

French Country Style

Photos by Kathleen Beyer

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decorating

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French Country Style

Fresh cut flowers liven up any room.

Photos by Kathleen Beyer

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decorating

Copy & Photos by Kathleen Beyer Place cut flowers with short stems in an antique vase and set on a vanity or dresser to liven up any room.

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ummer welcomes warmer weather and offers more decorating opportunities with garden-fresh flowers and colorful arrangements. Summer is an exciting time as things start to bloom in the garden. Decorating with live flowers is a great way to liven up the house and adds an inviting touch, especially in the bathroom. During the dark rainy days it’s nice to have fresh cut flowers to help remind us that the sun will come out again another day. A handpicked bouquet or centerpiece radiates fresh fragrance and a hint of color to reinforce the décor palette, while bringing in the soft beauty of the outdoors. A pop of color from blooms like the pink Camelia will make an impact on any room and add a touch to brighten the day. When arranging blooms with smaller stems, like the Camelia, use small, old enamel pitchers or antique vases to provide sturdy support to display well. A great place to enjoy the beautiful color is on a dresser turned vanity! The bush that the Camelia blooms (pictured above) came from, was out front of my own home. They were one of the first things that we planted when we first moved to our property 19 years ago. Camelias are such an old-fashioned flower. I often see huge bushes, some even looking more like trees, in front of old houses, while I’m driving the country roads around my home. If you are looking to liven up a room in your house, try fresh flowers and see how quickly they freshen up the place. WWW.LAFLEURMAGAZINE.COM


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baby shower gift ideas BABY SHOWER GIFTS

Modern Finds

Organic finds, colorful prints, sustainable toys, and products styled for mom.

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THE MODERN SHOWER GIFT GUIDE FOR BÉBE

earching for the best modern baby gifts around? Look no further! We’ve put together a small collection of gifts with a modern edge to help you with your shopping. And remember, showering mom with thoughtful gifts can be just the pick-me-up she needs to get through the last trimester! Practical gifts can be priceless when styled in gorgeous patterns and trendy colors. Give traditional gifts like receiving blankets, nursing ponchos and socks an update with bright colors, organic fabrics, sustainable elements, and modern detail. The new mom is sure to need and receive practical baby gifts and gear for her new little one. We’ve put together a list of gifts with an updated, modern twist to welcome the new arrival.

Playful, colorful prints add a whole lot of fun and color to the little wardrobe.

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BABY SHOWER GIFT GUIDE

BABY SHOWER GIFTS

Modern Finds

Organic finds, colorful prints, sustainable toys, and products styled for mom.

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Give mom a gift to organize.

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NASHELLE DESIGNS Identity Necklace Wear baby’s letter and birthstone to celebrate the new little bundle. www.Nashelle.com

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SHOPPING LIST

1. Petunia Pickle Bottom Captivating Corinth travel train case and Picnic in Portugal case www.Petunia.com 2. NASHELLE® Designs Identity Necklace www.Nashelle.com 3. Petunia Pickle Bottom Central Park Northstop tote and stowaway tablet sleeves www. Petunia.com 3. Petunia Pickle Bottom nursing covers www. Petunia.com

PETUNIA PICKLE BOTTOM Nursing covers in adorable prints to coordinate with the chic baby bag. www.Petunia.com

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Modern Finds

Organic finds, colorful prints, sustainable toys, and products styled for mom.

ALPHABET & NUMBER WOOD BLOCKS LITTLE SAPLING TOYS www.Littlesappling.com

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Petunia Pickle Bottom ® Boxy Backpack in Persimmon Spice www.Petunia.com

7. Petunia Picklebottom ® Mix and Match Layette www.Petunia.com

Shower mom and baby with personalized, modern, and thoughtful gifts.

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SHOPPING LIST 5. Alphabet and Number Wood Blocks www. Saplingtoys.com 6. Petunia Pickle Bottom ® Boxy Backpack in Persimmon Spice www.Petunia.com 7. Petunia Picklebottom ® Mix and Match Layette www.Petunia.com 8. Modern Alphabet www. Saplingtoys. com 9. Toy Baby Teether www.LittleSaplingToys.com 10. NASHELLE® Identity necklace www.Nashelle.com

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LITTLE SAPLING TOYS Toy Baby Teether www.LittleSaplingToys.com

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NASHELLE® DESIGNS B is for Baby Wear your favorite letters wherever you go. www.Nashelle.com


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SUMMER STYLE GUIDE TIPS  *  STYLE * TRENDS * BEAUTY  * & * 

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PALETTE & TEXTURE THE COLOUR & LOOK OF SUMMER Soft yellow, white, and cream mixed with rustic detail and turquoise add texture to feminine detail. A loose fitted dress creates summer’s delicate and effortless style that works for any age and body shape. Photos by Marina Koslow Photography


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summer style guide

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e have put together a simple summer fashion guide to get your wardrobe prepped for all of summer’s best adventures! From playful picnics, to mustattend events and day trips to the lake, the season’s trends are light, relaxed and sure to look great. It’s time to get shopping. Ready, set, go! Whether your plans include the farmer’s market, adventurous family outings, or attending the long list of summer weddings, the season’s hot trends are classic and versatile. Classic looks designed for leisure and play, transition from day to evening with just a few simple tips. Mix a delicate scarf with a vintage boot, pair with a shorthemmed dress to keep you styled and prepared for all of the summer adventure. Relaxed and simple denim jackets layer well over flowy, long dresses. Feminine detail such as dresses trimmed with islet and designed in light-weight fabrics are a great look. Jumpers and Maxi’s are still on trend and sure to wear well and keep you going all summer long. Thai-inspired prints, intricately detailed lace necklines and layers of lightly woven fabrics, allow you to move and flow with whatever comes your way. Barely there tanks, soft and lightweight florals, shades of lemon, breezy whites and the sun glazed coral are the hot colors.

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SUMMER STYLE FOR HER 1. Free People® crochet lace dress in lemon. 2. FRYE® Billy Cowboy Booties in tan 3. Lucky Brand® turquoise pendant gold-tone necklace all available at Macy’s www. Macy’s. com

Layer mixed metal cuffs, earrings or necklaces trimmed in leather, tribal-inspired pieces with pops of turquoise. Vintage should be at the top of the accessories shopping list. Long maxi skirts are still a staple piece paired with off the shoulder tops, playful high necks, a dramatic v-neck, or fringe detail. Hi-lo hems and dramatically low backs are just a few of the seasons best looks.


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summer style guide

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SUMMER STYLE Whether planning a picnic, family outing, or playful summer BBQ, the season’s styles are versatile and relaxed.

RELAXED STYLE Retro, handcrafted boots, the classic silhouette of TOMSÂŽ mid top Paseo with relaxed fit denim and a loose fitting dress are his and her summer must have styles.


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summer style guide

Photos by Marina Koslow Photography

SUMMER STYLE FOR HIM TOMS® Black Canvas Paseo Mid

www.TOMS.com

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SUMMER STYLE FOR HER FRYE® Billy Cowboy Booties in tan Free People® crochet lace dress in lemon. Lucky Brand® turquoise pendant gold-tone necklace all available at www.Macy’s.com


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summer style guide

SUMMER STYLE

Bo-Ho Chic, Rugged Romance, Vintage Loves, & Classic Summer Silhouettes

SHOPPING LIST LOOK 1. Levis® Authentic Trucker Off Shore Wash denim jacket,

Lucky Brand® gold-tone accessories

www.Macys.com, Free People® Angel Lace pleated shift dress www.Macys. com LOOK 2.

Free People® crochet lace dress in lemon Look 3. Denim

& Supply Ralph Lauren® sleeve-

less macramé

maxi dress, Print Shawl, Blue Borro Imports Sisters, OR LOOK 4. Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren®

sleeveless button-front romper www.Macy’s. com, Western

Vest, Cowgirls and Indians Resale Sisters, OR

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summer style guide

Leather pieces with fringe accents and turquoise detail.

Photos by Marina Koslow Photography

SUMMER STYLE FOR HER 1. Lauren Ralph Lauren Indian Cove cross body 2. FRYE® Billy Cowboy Booties in tan 3. Free People® crochet lace dress in lemon. 4. Brown leather 5. Lucky Brand® turquoise pendant gold-tone necklace all available at Macy’s www.Macy’s.com

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summer style guide

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INDIAN SUMMER APPAREL www.indiansummerapparel.co Photos by Marina Koslow Photography WWW.LAFLEURMAGAZINE.COM

SUMMER STYLE FOR HIM Men’s 5 Pocket Black Jeans www.IndianSummerApparel.co SUMMER STYLES FOR HER 1. FRYE® Billy Cowboy Booties in tan 2. Free People® crochet lace dress in lemon available at www. Macy’s.com


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summer style guide

NEUTRALS

A neutral palette, gold tone accessories and a comfortable gladiator sandal is the perfect look for any summer day.

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summer style guide

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Lucky Brand®Beverlee gladiator sandal www.Macy’s.com

SOFT HUGHES

Soft makeup that accents the eyes and leaves a summer glow on the cheeks is popular look. Photos by Marina Koslow Photography

ACCESSORIES

Layer metal with hints of turquoise for a put together look that can be dressed up or down.

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summer style guide SUMMER ESSENTIALS

LaFleur Finds

Fashion finds, trends, and products with a mission to enjoy the summer in style.

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San Diego Hat Company® Floppy Hat & Crochet Raffia Bucket www.SanDiegohat.com

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Summer hats, market baskets and caused-based bags are summer’s must have accessories.

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FEED Function Bag - Provides 100 School Meals & Feed 10 with Pouch - 10 School Meals www.Feedprojects.com

Jeanne Beatrice® La Vie Cross Body Market Basket www.JeanneBeatrice.com

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summer style guide SUMMER ESSENTIALS

LaFleur Finds

Fashion finds, trends, and products with a mission to enjoy the summer in style.

Ray Ban® Aviator Tortoise www.Ray-Ban.com

NASHELLE® Abby Pure Necklace & Earrings www.Nashelle.com

Bay Sky Collection for San Diego Hat Co® multi striped scarf with fringe www.SanDiegoHat.com

Jeanne Beatrice® La Vie en Colour Market Basket in Orange www.JeanneBeatrice.com

TOMS® Natural Crochet women’s strappy wedge in natural www.TOMS.com

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summer style guide

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SUMMER ESSENTIALS

LaFleur Finds

Fashion finds, trends, and products with a cause to enjoy the summer in style.

San Diego Hat Co® Sun Floppy www.SanDiegoHat.com

Ray Ban®

Erika Tortoise

www.Ray-Ban.com

Bay Sky Collection for San Diego Hat Co® Ombre scarf with fringe www.SanDiegoHat.com Jeanne Beatrice La Mer Kalaa www.JeanneBeatrice.com

TOMS® Neon Trim Burlap Strappy Wedge www.TOMS.com

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summer style guide

San Diego Hat Co® Women’s Floppy www.SanDiegoHat.com

Ray Ban®

Erika Bordeaux

www.Ray-Ban.com Bay Sky Aztec print scarf with frayed edge www.SanDiegohat.com

Layers of natural fabric and neutral color

Jeanne Beatrice La Mer Mae www.JeanneBeatrice.com

TOMS® women’s strappy wedge in natural www.TOMS.com

SHOPPING LIST 1. Bay Sky Aztec print scarf with frayed edge www.sandiegohat.com 2. Nashelle® Adah ‘Signature’ Necklace 3. Women’s Floppy www. sandiegohat.com 4. Ray Ban® Erika Bordeaux www.Ray-ban.com/USA 5. TOMS 4. Jeanne Beatrice La Mer Mae www.JeanneBeatrice.com

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summer style guide

Ray Ban®

Erika Tortoise

www.Ray-Ban.com

FEED Love T-Shirt - Provides 10 School Meals www.Feedprojects.com

Jeanne Beatrice® La Vie en Colour Market Basket in Black www.JeanneBeatrice.com

Lucky Brand®Beverlee gladiator sandal www.Macy’s.com

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SUMMER BEAUTY GUIDE TIPS  *  STYLE * TRENDS * BEAUTY * & *  MORE

Must have summer products

Dior’s legendary palette, with rich and long-lasting colours, offers an indenfinite range of possibilites.

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summer beauty guide

What's in Kim's Makeup bag?

SUMMER ON SET: HOW TO MASTER BEAUTIFUL SUMMER MAKEUP Summer is full of graduations, BBQs and family reunions, giving the perfect opportunity to try all the lovely summer makeup. Achieve the makeup look used in LaFleur’s summer fashion shoots and look great in that LWD (little white dress)! Follow our step-by-step instructions for a look that is flattering on anyone. As a base, apply Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer in Radiance. This primer is wonderful for maintaining staying power, illuminating, and diffusing imperfections. Use a foundation brush to lightly blend primer over the entire face and then pat in with fingers to get rid of any lines caused by the brush. Apply concealer and foundation over the primer. Apply a pea sized amount of Urban Decay’s Eye Shadow Primer Potion to eye lids. Using your fingers, pat onto the entire lid and up to the brow bone. Starting with an eye primer before shadows and liners helps to ensure makeup will not drip away in the summer heat. Use an eye shadow brush to pat the shimmery taupe color, from Dior’s 5 Couleurs Palette in Rosy Tan, all over the lid, up into the crease line. For a more budget friendly palette, try Revlon ColorStay 16-Hour Eye Shadow in Decadent. Wing the eye shadow past the other edges of the eye to elongate the shape of the eye. Work Rimmel’s Soft Khol Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Jet Black into your upper lash line. Mix the Silvery Taupe Shimmer and the Taupe (a matte taupe color) together with a pencil brush, and smudge it into the lash line over the eye liner. Blend it into the other corner of your eye, and lightly into the crease. Line the under part of the eye with the pencil brush using the Taupe color. Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to blend out any harsh lines. Finish by using L’Oreal’s Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. For a summery glow, lightly sweep Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light over any places on the face that the sun might naturally “kiss” your face. Using a blush brush, build M.A.C.’s powder blush in Royal Sunset into the apples of your cheeks using a light hand. Finish off the look by applying a moisturizing tinted lip balm, such as Clinique’s Chubby Stick in Heaping Hazelnut. Pair this makeup look with a braided style, beach waves, or messy up-do for a look that is effortlessly chic. Accessorize with a pair of gladiator sandals, and you are ready to tackle summer!

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SUMMER BEAUTY GUIDE TIPS * STYLE * TRENDS * BEAUTY * & *  MORE

Urban Decay’s Eye Shadow Primer Potion

RIMMEL Soft Khol Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Jet Black

Revlon ColorStay 16-Hour Eye Shadow in Decadent

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

MUST HAVE PRODUCTS TO MASTER SUMMER MAKEUP

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summer beauty guide

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Summer Makeup Trends  * Tips

L’OREAL Waterproof Voluminous Mascara

Dramatic & Neutral

Create a dramatic eye with L’Oreal Voluminous mascara and a sun kissed lip for a neutral, yet sexy summer look.

RIMMEL Soft Khol Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Jet Black

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summer beauty guide

Summer Makeup & Hair Trends  * Tips

For a breezy summer look, play up the eyes with dramatic, jet black mascara and a soft lip color.

SUN KISSED LIPS For Sun kissed lips, mix Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm in 3 shades: Mega Melon + Whole Lotta Honey + Fuller Fig

Beach waves with braids

Lighly curled beach waves mixed with a trendy side braid is a fun day look.

SUN KISSED CLINIQUE

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summer beauty guide

Summer Manicure Natural nail polish in fresh, summer colors for the fun and forward thinking woman. All Scotch polish is safe and eco-friendly.

POPS OF COLOR

Nail cocktail trios include your choice of any three Scotch Naturals™ Premium Nail Lacquers and deluxe top coat.

SHADE Mamie Gilroy www.scotchnaturals.com

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LaFleur

DESTINATION GUIDE Places We Love

Browse our destination guide compiled by contributors who scout out and select hidden gems worth visiting. Plan the next weekend get away or memorable family vacation with tips and recommendations from our editors. Visit www.LafleurMagazine for a complete list of what to do and where to stay.

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destination guide EDITORS PICK

CANNON BEACH OREGON COAST VACATION

Photography by Christian Heeb

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destination guide

EDITORS PICK

Oregon Coast

Photography by Christian Heeb

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CANNON BEACH, OREGON


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destination guide

DISCOVER CANNON BEACH: Where to Eat, Where to Stay and What to Do

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annon Beach is one of Oregon’s most visited destinations with picturesque ocean views and ample opportunities to experience adventure, relax and unwind.

The natural beauty of the area, adventurous hiking opportunities and luscious scenery, appeal to both families and couples in search of a romantic get away.

WHAT TO DO Pack your picnic basket and head to Tillamook Head and Ecola State Park. From Highway 101, take the north exit to Cannon Beach following signs to Ecola State Park. A day-use fee of $5 per car is collected at the park entrance. The park offers ideal picnic spots with viewpoints to soak in panoramic views and trails for everyone. A railed viewpoint on a headland is spectacular for catching on camera with views of Cannon Beach to Tillamook Rock’s island lighthouse. Tillamook Head rises 1000 feet from the ocean, with jagged capes and rocky islands packed with easy, moderate and difficult hiking trails. The easy route is 3 miles round trip and a 400 foot elevation gain. The moderate includes a 3 - mile loop and elevation gain of 900 feet. The difficult trail is 6.1 miles one way with an elevation gain of 1350 feet. Oswald West State Park, located just south of Cannon Beach, links to 12 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail and Neahkahnie Mountain where memorable hiking opportunities are endless. The Oregon Coast Trail traces Clark’s (of Lewis and Clark) expedition tracing a route across Tillamook Head from Seaside to Cannon Beach. Drive just north of Cannon Beach to the resort town of Seaside for a beachfront picnic. Sandy beaches stretch for miles with rentals for just about any adventure. Wheel Fun Rentals, located at Heritage Square, offers premier boat and bike rentals. Race oceanside on a tricycle for two, or a tandem for three. Surrey’s, modern carriages, seat 2 to 6 people and prove to be a whole bunch of fun for the family. Take a trip

to Haystack Rock, a 235-foot-tall rock, said to be the world’s third largest monolith and Cannon Beach’s icon seen in family films like Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. Check out the tide pools, watch nesting puffins (early spring to early summer), and possibly spot a migrating whale. Visit with a Hastack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) volunteer coordinator who educate visitors and help protect the rock’s environmentally sensitive areas. HRAP was founded by Neal and Karen Maine who started the organization to, “merge nature, art, and the human condition,” which according to the Maine’s has been the “ultimate experience.” Head out with your gear, wearing layers to prepare for the notoriously unpredictable weather at the Oregon Coast, and catch the evening meal. A pair of rubber boots (preferably Hunter for the fashion seeking traveler), a lightweight rain jacket, mid layer on cool days, crab pot, rings, or folding traps (for sale at local spots like Wheeler Marina) should cover crab catching necessities. People ages 14 and older require a shellfish license, which can purchased at: www.Licenseinfo.oregon.gov Manzanita and Nehalem bay are two of the best places to find plentiful amounts of Dungeness crab. Crab can be found year-round. If you are having an exceptionally successful crab day, just remember they limit 12 Dungeness crab per person.

WHERE TO EAT The Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill located on the North end of Cannon Beach offers a family-friendly dining experience. The large menu includes tasty fare such as delightful salads and fresh seafood options. Try the fish and chips, Rockfish Steverino, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Dungeness Crab Skillet or any of the hearth-stone pizzas. The Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill also serves a large northwest wine selection and extensive craft brews, with 11 beers on tap. For more information: www.Thelumberyardgrill.com

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destination guide WHERE TO STAY

WHERE TO STAY HOSTA VACATION TO REMEMBER FOR YEARS TO COME

RANCHO DEL MAR LIGHT, BRIGHT, and SIMPLY RELAXING

The accommodation, style, and family-friendly nature of this home will cater to every member of the family.

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destination guide

EDITORS PICK

OPEN LIVING AREA The expansive open living area is furnished with an over-sized sectional sofa and comfortable chairs. Spend evenings or lazy afternoons taking in the views and catching up on your favorite flicks.

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FAMILY DINING AREA

A long, family style dining table seats 8 guests comfortably. Additional seating on the outdoor dining table offers optimal hosting.

SOURCES Home Rancho Del Mar www.StarfishLuxuryRentals.com

Location Arch Cape, OR Sleeps 10-12 WWW.LAFLEURMAGAZINE.COM


MAIN MASTER BEDROOM The main master bedroom is set to capture direct ocean views while enjoying breakfast in bed. Open the large glass door or privacy windows to become immersed in the sounds of Oregon’s ocean waves.


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destination guide

RANCHO DEL MAR LIGHT, BRIGHT & SIMPLY RELAXING

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acations are much more relaxing with an ocean view, comfortable beds, a well-stocked kitchen, family games, ample reading material, DVD collections, and the peace and quiet of an updated, expansive and tastefully decorated beach home. The accommodation, style, and family friendly nature of Rancho Del Mar is just the home for your next vacation and prepared to lavish every family member in down-to-earth luxury. The home will welcome you in style. Planning larger group gatherings, outdoor entertaining, or hosting special occasions is also possible and simplified with a quality vacation home that is carefully designed and equipped with amenities. Starfish Vacation Rentals is an informative and great resource to find quality, well furnished homes, which host just enough of the extra touches to make your Oregon Coast vacation extra special and restful, which is what vacationing at the beach is all about after all. Rancho Del Mar, located just south of Cannon Beach in Arch Cape, OR, is the ideal vacation home for couples, families, and mid-sized groups (sleeps 10 - 12 guests). The home is open and bright boasting large windows for enjoying both sunrise or sunsets. The chic beach dĂŠcor and home away from home amenities such as in-floor heating, a large stacked stone fire place, an extra-luscious pillow top king size bed and dual bunk beds for the kids.

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destination guide

At Rancho Del Mar, kids will appreciate the separate sleeping quarters with a girls room decorated in Pottery Barn pink and and a sailor room for the boys. Each bunk bed is lit with a personal light switch and wall lamp. The details for kids are endless, which helps create a feeling of home away from home. The separate bonus room for the kids includes a flatscreen for watching TV, puzzles, blocks, games, and anything needed to have a fun beach experience.

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EDITORS PICK

Stocked with reading material, beach toys, games, puzzles, flat screen televisions for the adults and kids, and kids bunk beds each with its own private reading lamp, Rancho Del Mar’s details have been wellplanned with vacation on the mind. The ample living area, 2 large master suites, and second living area for kids, make Rancho Del Mar a perfect option for an Oregon Coast family get away. Girls room complete with an antique pink car.

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Rancho Del Mar outdoor dining table - a great place to enjoy oceanside breakfasts.

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OCEAN VIEW ENTERTAINING

HOST A HOLIDAY MEAL The expansive deck, which sits high above the peaceful neighborhood and surrounding homes is located just off the main living area. Oversized windows and a large, sliding glass door off the living area creates an indoor/outdoor living area, perfect for hosting a memorable holiday event or special family occasion. The view is as impressive and the perfect backdrop to early morning breakfasts, brunch, and holiday BBQs. The nearly panoramic ocean view is breathtaking. The large outdoor dining table seats 6 comfortably with extra Adirondack chairs for seating. An extralarge outdoor gas grill is conveniently located and sits next to the outdoor shower (great for after beach play) and perfect for grilling up a meal.

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THE PERFECT ROMANTIC DESTINATION


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destination guide WHERE TO GO


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destination guide WHERE TO GO

THE PERFECT ROMANTIC DESTINATION by Eileen Fong

“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury.

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othing else ignites that warm fuzzy feeling inside more than a romantic escapade with the love of your life. Imagine a nice picnic with a glass of wine in front of the Eiffel Tower, or a dip in the calming blue sea off the coast of Maldives, or not. (Sorry to burst your bubble there). We’ve all heard of such cliché romantic destinations, but given the fact that every couple has a unique bond, the notion of romance should also be subjective to each pair. When I think of a romantic destination, I think of the different types of couples out there and the memories they would want to create together. New York City is the perfect getaway for the Metropolitans. The city has so much to offer; spend your evening catching Broadway shows or visit a worldrenowned museum like MoMA(Museum of Modern Art). If splurging is an option, book a romantic candlelight dinner at one of the many Michelin Restaurants in New York City. Come nightfall, pick a spot on the 102ndfloor of the Empire State Building and watch the city come to life. I’d like to think that this is the sort of twilight (no pun intended) that a city-loving couple would appreciate.

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There is no better destination than this beautiful slow-paced Santorini, Greece for the laid-back couple. Imagine lying by the infinity pool with a background canvassed with white and blue cave houses. Indulge in an evening wine tasting session as your eyes fixate on the grandeur of an unforgettable sunset. Snuggle up in the arms of your lover and as you watch the fireball descend beyond the horizon of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is truly an undisturbed paradise for a romantic escapade. Walking along the cobbled streets of Prague, there is a somewhat magical atmosphere in the air. Prague, a medieval town, offers a fairytale experience as you chance upon a dancing building or spend the day getting lost in the largest castle in the world. With several other icons like the quirky Astronomical Clock and the gothic Charles Bridge, this charming city breathes romance. Complete the dreamy itinerary with a movie date at Prague’s oldest cinema, where the interior resonate a quintessential European Cabaret Theatre. Unlike others (I’m not referring to you, laid-backs), some couples love living on the edge. Embark on a road trip in South Africa and be surprised by the picturesque landscapes at every turn. Escape into the wild and spend a cozy night in a luxury tent at the Safari, under a night sky blanketed with millions of stars. The adrenaline junkies have the option of jumping off the highest commercial bungee jump


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or diving alongside the Great White Sharks. Trust me – the adventurous couple will not get bored exploring the marvelous South Africa. Sri Lanka would not typically come to mind as a romantic destination, but for the culture loving couple, it has the potential of being the trip of a lifetime. Follow the footsteps of the king as you hike up Sigiriya; the top offers a vantage view of its beautiful surroundings. Go Café hopping around Galle Fort, a colorful and vibrant town fortified by the Dutch or listen to the love tales of the royals as the both of you take a stroll hand-in-hand, through what was once the Ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Sri Lanka is sprawling with historical and cultural sites, many which are still hidden and waiting to be uncovered by the culture loving enthusiasts. The world is huge and this list is certainly non-exhaustive. Treat the map like a playground and feel free to go on a wanderlust spree with your partner. The joy of venturing into a new space with the lover is enough to brew a romantic experience – for me at least. No matter where your next flight departs, I hope you find that perfect, romantic, destination.


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recipes

SUMMER BERRY RECIPES


recipes

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SUMMER BERRY RECIPES PREP: 2 - 3 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 5 MINS SERVINGS: 4


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recipes Dessert Berry Cup with Mixed Summer Berries

PREP: 2 - 3 MINS

INGREDIENTS

TOTAL TIME: 5 MINS SERVINGS: 4

DIRECTIONS

berry muffins, quartered Arrange Marion berry muffin ◦ 11/4Marion ◦ fresh blueberries pieces, blueberries and strawberries ◦ 1/4 cup cup fresh strawberries in dessert cups and serve. ◦◦ 4 paper dessert cups


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SUMMER BERRY RECIPES PREP: 5 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS SERVINGS: 15 - 20 Dessert Kebobs


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recipes SUMMER BERRY RECIPES PREP: 5 MINS

INGREDIENTS

TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS SERVINGS: 15 - 20 Dessert Kebobs

DIRECTIONS

angel food cake, cubed or Arrange Marion berry muffin or angel food ◦ 14 small ◦ Marion berry muffins, cubed cake cubes, blueberries, strawberries on Bamboo skewer, alternating for color 1 cup fresh blueberries ◦ 1 cup fresh strawberries contrast. ◦ 15-20 bamboo skewers Place kabobs on a serving tray and drizzle ◦ with melted chocolate if desired. ◦


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Rice Krispies Treats® Star Pop Sparklers PREP: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 25 MINS SERVINGS: 8 - 10


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recipes Rice Krispies Treats® Star Pop Sparklers PREP: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 25 MINS SERVINGS: 8 - 10

DIRECTIONS Rice Krispies® Cereal in a large mixing ◦ Pour bowl and set aside. marshmallows with butter in a large ◦ Melt saucepan, stirring constantly. Once melted, pour into greased 9 x 13 inch pan. down throughout entire pan with a ◦ Press greased spoon to flatten and prevent sticking. completely cool, press down through◦ When out entire pan with star shape cookie cutter.

INGREDIENTS

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Rice Krispies® Cereal ◦ 63 cups large marshmallows ◦ 4 cups butter ( 4 cups mini) ◦ 1/4tablespoons ◦ strawberries ◦ 1/4 cup blueberries ◦◦ 1/4 cup ◦ cup chocolate chips ◦ 12 - 15 bamboo skewers

Remaining edges can be reshaped and flattened to continue forming stars until used entirely. With a fork, pull stars out one at a time and set on a platter or wax paper. Assemble strawberries, marshmallows and blueberries on wood skewers, alternating down the skewer for red, white, and blue. Poke sharp end of skewer (with assembled berries) into stars (about 1.5 inches deep) being careful not to poke through the back. If skewer becomes misaligned, remove and try again. Set each assembled skewer down flat to hold shape. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 15second intervals checking after each interval if chocolate is entirely melted, stir. Continue melting in 15-second intervals until chocolate is smooth and soft when stirred. Overcooking will cause chocolate to become hard. Once melted, drizzle over rice Krispies stars. Assemble all pop sparklers on serving platter or tray, allow chocolate to completely cool and harden, then cover with plastic wrap to keep fresh and moist until the festivities begin.


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Spice-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with cilantro & chipotle cream sauce PREP: 15 MINS

INGREDIENTS

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1.5 pound grilled chicken breast, sliced 1/2 cup white onion, julienned 12-15 corn tortillas 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 1/2 red pepper, julienned 1/2 yellow pepper, julienned 1 1/2 cups sour cream 1 tablespoon canned chipotle chili in Adobe sauce

TOTAL TIME: 45 MINS SERVINGS: 6-8

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DIRECTIONS Prepare a barbecue on medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and chipotle chili. Whisk brown sugar and next 5 ingredients in another small bowl for spice rub, set aside. Cut and prep zucchini, bell pepper and white onion then set on tinfoil. Sprinkle with spice rub and drizzle with oil. Wrap in the tinfoil and toss to coat, set aside. Sprinkle spice rub over both sides of chicken. Grill foil-wrapped veggies until cooked tender for about 5 minutes until cooked. Grill chicken and lightly grill tortillas until browned in spots. Transfer chicken to a work surface and slice crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Set chicken, cilantro slaw, and veggies in grilled tortillas. Mix 1 small chipotle chili, chopped and 1/2 tablespoon Adobo sauce from can and mix with sour cream. Scoop a dollop on each taco and serve.


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Cilantro Slaw & Chipotle Cream Sauce PREP: 2 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 2 MINS SERVINGS: 5 cups

Adapted from Epicurious 2009

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DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS 12 ounces purchased shredded three-color coleslaw mix 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons canola oil (or other light oil) 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper

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Place coleslaw mix and chopped cilantro in a small bowl and mix. Whisk canola oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and blend completely. Add to coleslaw mixture and toss to coat.


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Roasted Tomato Tartines PREP: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 40 MINS MAKES: 8 SERVES: 4


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Roasted Tomato Tartines PREP: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 40 MINS MAKES: 8 SERVES: 4

By Koko Bahler INGREDIENTS

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8 Roma tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 gloves garlic (1 minced, 1 whole) 8 slices rustic French bread 8 tablespoons goat cheese 4 large, fresh basil leaves, chopped

DIRECTIONS

oven to 450 degrees. ◦ Preheat tomatoes into halves or quarters. ◦ Slice In a medium bowl, toss tomatoes lightly in 3

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tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and minced garlic clove. Layer a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread tomatoes across foil and bake for 25 minutes or until tomatoes are cooked with crisp edges. Take the unused garlic clove and lightly rub the top of each piece of bread and broil in oven or toast in toaster oven until crispy on top. Once bread is crispy, spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese on the top of each piece. Top with 2-3 tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil, salt, and pepper. Serve warm.


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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade PREP: 5 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS SERVINGS: 12 Mason jars


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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade PREP: 5 MINS

INGREDIENTS

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1/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 1 can frozen strawberri Daiquiri Bacardi Mixers 2 cans frozen pink lemonade 1 small container sweetened frozen strawberries

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TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS SERVINGS: 12 Mason jars

DIRECTIONS

frozen lemonade and frozen strawberri Dai◦ Mix quiri Bacardi Mixers in a large pitcher. mix small container frozen strawberries ◦ Slowly in pitcher. entirely mixed, pour strawberry lemonade ◦ After mix into individual (previously prepared - see DIY page 70) Mason jar decanters.

cold in a large bowl or ice bucket until ◦ Keep serving.


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STEP 1 Arrange muffin paper liners.

DIY

Mason Jar Decanters

MATERIALS

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STEP 2 Flip muffin liner inside out.

Festive muffin paper liners 12 Mason jars

STEP 3 Set muffin liner between Mason jar lids. Set lid ring on top and tighten.


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Homemade Watermelon Pops PREP: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 25 MINS SERVINGS: 8 - 10


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Homemade Watermelon Pops TOTAL TIME: 25 MINS

PREP: 15 MINS

INGREDIENTS popsicle sticks ◦ 88 -- 10 10 paper cupcake liners ◦ 1 watermelon ◦ serving tray ◦

SERVINGS: 8 - 10

DIRECTIONS

watermelon into 1 1/2 - 2 inch slices. ◦ Cut slices in half again, working to cut evenly. ◦ Cut a small 1/2 inch slit in bottom of watermelon ◦ Cut slice. a 1/2 inch slit in bottom of cupcake liner. ◦ Cut cupcake liner on bottom of watermelon ◦ Set slice, line up 1/2 inch slits. a wood popsicle stick through cupcake ◦ Slide wrapper and into watermelon making sure stick

enters far enough to hold watermelon firmly. Make sure to take pictures of all the smiles while eating!


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Sweet Watermelontini PREP: 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS SERVINGS: 2 cocktails

INGREDIENTS frozen watermelon balls scooped ◦ 6from a fresh watermelon juiced ◦ 11/4cupcupwatermelon, ◦ 1/4 cup vodka luscious watermelon ◦ flavored Schnapps or rum simple syrup ◦ 21 tablespoons juiced ◦ salt,lime,sugar for rim of glass ◦

DIRECTIONS

salt and sugar on a small plate. ◦ Combine rims of 2 martini glasses and dip ◦ Moisten glasses in salt/sugar mixture, set aside. watermelon into a blender and liquefy. ◦ Pour Pour vodka and watermelon flavored rum, sim-

ple syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until outside is frosted. Strain and pour into prepared glasses, add frozen watermelon balls and serve.

Non alcoholic version: mix lime juice, watermelon juice, and soda.


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