Joyo: Jewelry with a Kind, Cool Side

By: Debra Lipson

August 27, 2014
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Ladies, we hate to break it to you, but fall’s basically here. Time to adjust those wardrobes accordingly. Luckily, we’ve found the ultimate update for transitional outfits: Joyo jewelry! Designed by Jenn Liddiard in her Scituate, MA studio, this gorgeous line of handmade laser cut jewelry transcends style genres for a truly unique look. Jenn made gemstone jewelry for years and worked as a freelance graphic designer before breaking out on her own. She cuts everything herself and does all of the design, sanding, oil finishing and assembly by hand. Phew! Museums, architecture, history and nature are inspirational elements and the result is beautiful. The eco-chic materials transform into an intricate, unexpected …  Read more

A TKO: Playful PAMA Punch

By: Debra Lipson

August 18, 2014
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Sunday Fundays are best spent with friends and booze. Of course, Cheeky combined this fab pairing over the weekend with its PAMA Brunch Punch Party! Family style plates (included an ooey, gooey turkey eggs benedict and berry-topped waffles) were washed down with signature PAMA Liqueuer cocktails. Amid bites and glasses, the gabby group chose a refreshing riff on punch from three contest entries. Missed out on the fun but still wanna sample the sip? Check out Amber Gibson’s Brunch Punch winning recipe: Playful PAMA Party Punch Ingredients: 1/2 cup PAMA Liqueur 1 cup Aviation Gin 1/2 cup Makers Mark 1 cup grapefruit juice 2 cups watermelon juice 3 Tbsp. Demerara syrup Directions: 1. Pour all ingredients over ice and with some fruit …  Read more

Calories: Quality Not Quantity

By: Michele Gelman

August 18, 2014
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I am going to do something radical here for all you girls living in fear of a muffin top — I am going to tell you to STOP COUNTING CALORIES. For years, we have been told that calorie intake minus calorie expenditure equals calories stored. So the solution is to use more willpower, eat less and exercise, right? But this advice just doesn’t work, and Americans are getting hungrier and fatter. Of everything we eat, highly refined and rapidly digestible (high glycemic) carbohydrates (which are all forms of sugar) produce the most insulin. Insulin acts on your brain to increase appetite, especially for sugar. If we make too much insulin, it drives …  Read more