Thursday, July 30, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Healthier Living with Yoga, Good Food, and Green Tea

I'm not trying to get skinny,
I'm trying to get ready to take on the world.

Being fit and healthy is more than a hobby or a fad.  It is a lifestyle,  a lifestyle that I've been trying to be more consistent with. I haven't hopped aboard the crazy fitness fad train, but I have been trying to keep up with a steady regime of a workout routine,  eating a little better (without sacrificing flavor), and just generally trying to take better care of my body. 

So I have compiled some of the typical things I eat and my favorite at home yoga videos, I try to keep these in my life daily with green tea supplements, and a good attitude. 

Green Tea has a lot of great health benefits including: improving brain function, increases fat burning, and help you lose weight, as well as helping to promote brain health, diminish risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.  

In other words, you should be adding green tea to your diet and daily to your life.  Otherwise, you will probably die a horrible death. Kidding, sort of.  

Check out some of my daily health habits and feel free to tell me some of yours in the comments. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HIATUS | I'm back.

I know, I've sort of been a ghost these past few months.
Though, I'm here.  I'm back to tell you my story.


It was never my intention to just leave my blog hanging out, over these past few months.  It just sort of happened. Life just away from me, I suppose in both good and bad ways. Then before I knew it, half the summer was over.  To get down to business, I have a ton of posts in the draft phase, and I am in the midst of planning so much more, though mostly, I just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive... and doing well!  And I hope you are all enjoying your summers as well!   

So, what have I been up to you ask? Well, besides trying to take over the world -what haven't I been up to?  

Friday, May 15, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Keep it Simple

With just enough flair.



I put my twist on pretty much everything I can, I just like to add my own flair. Though there is a fine line between a little flair and going overboard.  Hats, leopard, gold chains, trenchcoats; a few things that I happen to love, but can be overkill real fast. The key is balance the flashy pop items with more neutral or subdued, chic pieces. 

I know it has been forever, well -two weeks to be exact, since my last post.  So bare with me, but I have so much new stuff to share with you guys!  I can barely contain myself from spitting it all out in this post. Though, I won't.  I'm almost all done moving into my city apartment and my impromptu hiatus should be coming to an end and therefore I will finally have time to blog all my latest adventures.  Life was getting a little too hectic, coming from the girl who always has three jobs and runs a blog. Yahhhhssss, that's me.  ;)      

So, please bare with me.  Fun and Adventures are coming.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NOMS | The Easiest Cheese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken

I don't really do boring.
I usually only know one way and it's balls to the wall. 

So when I choose to make a "simple" dinner it is still usually something interesting. I had random groceries filling my refrigerator and I decided to throw together the fastest stuffed chicken served over a tomato and mozzarella risotto, and a toasted garlic kale. 

Stuffed chicken is sort of my specialty -I make a mean stuffed chicken cordon bleu; ricotta, sundried tomato, and spinach stuffed; marsala sauce and mushroom stuffed; and even bacon stuffed.  All of these are usually breaded or egg battered -completely delicious and a total ordeal to make.

These days, I don't have as much time to dedicate to these elaborate dishes.  To compromise, I simplified the process.  I chose one stuffing, the MOST important one : the cheese. Duh.  Nixed the breading and voila -simplified but still full of flavor.  Check it out, you'll be surprised at how easy it is. Do it.     

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Bohemian Rhapsody

Is this the real life -Is this just a fantasy?

It all seems too good to be true.  I feel like I'm in the midst of getting everything I've ever dreamed of. In a couple of weeks I will finally be moving to the City (sort of, really who can afford manhattan these days), I've found real love, and I'm finally going to give my everything to make my dreams happen.  It is now, or never.  

I'm still anxiously awaiting a certain acceptance letter while packing up my life for a new adventure. Ten years ago I had wanted to move to the city, but I still thought I was lost.  It took me years to realize I was never lost, I just needed to wander until my soul realized that. Instead I continued to move around the east end of Long Island, only to move to Connecticut, then to an island in the Caribbean, back to the Hamptons, and now to Brooklyn.      

So bare with me, while my posting has been very sporadic these last couple months and will probably continue to be for a little while.  Though brace yourself, bigger and better things are coming.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Quite 'ze Engagement Soiree

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Wedding Paper Divas. 
I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

A touch of Old Hollywood Flair -with the Invitations to match.


As most of you know by now, I am an engaged woman. It has been one grand adventure, these past six years and it seems to only be getting better. Two months ago we finally had our big engagement soiree and we couldn't of been more pleased.  Since, we plan on waiting a while to officially tie the knot -we threw one big, ridiculously awesome party to celebrate our love instead. We had to do something full of love and extravagance, just as we are together, in order to properly commemorate something as pure as real love. To do this, we decided to throw one hell of a party -and that we did. Follow our story here.

Before the bubbly, the laughs, the sparkles, and the celebration -comes the planning. Invitations can be so overwhelming, but Wedding Paper Divas really helps simplify one aspect of your planning. WPD offers vast selection of fresh designs at a super affordable price-point while upholding to standards of style.  On their website you can customize every facet from the array of luxe paper textures, formats, trim options, and even add your own photo or design.  I chose the traditional style matte card-stock with rounded trim and I opted to upload my own photo to one of their great premade designs. You are able to order sample designs for FREE hereby using the code 'FREETRY'.  I also loved that besides everything being customizable you can even consult with a designer before your invites go to print.  I would definitely consider using their invitations for my bridal shower and other festivities when I am ready!

Monday, April 13, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Speakeasy Bars, Indian Food, & My Birthday

Secret Hideaways, Craft Cocktails,  
& Entering a new age of my 20's.




Last month, I celebrated another birthday. Another St Paddy's Day, or St. Cassie's Day as some of my friends say -though I didn't partake in the usual shenanigans this year --though I still wore green, I avidly avoided the masses of green and chaos. This year was different than any other year had been, this year I actually did feel older.  

So I decided to keep it more low key with close friends and just partake in a few things I love: city adventure, fine food, and craft cocktails.  Take a peek into my day and all the fabulous places we went, now enter my new obsessions with speakeasy themed bars and my continued obsession with being fabulous.   

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NOMS | MixCups & One Sweet Iced Coffee Float

Your Daily Caffeine,
delivered to your door every month!


A brand launched for the coffee-addicts who wanted a little variety in their life, rather than same old generic cup of coffee.  MixCups take the simple desire of convenience with a carefully selected variation of coffees and give you a simple easy door to door service, that even makes a great gift. 

The 30-pack is $29, the 10-pack is $11, and the 60-pack is $55 for a an array of gourmet coffees carefully picked to reflect your favorite flavour complexities.  Check out their website and order up your first month.  Morning is already hard sometimes, don't make it any tougher on yourself!  

So, on that note -you work hard.  You deserve a treat, we all do.  So how about a delicious iced coffee float that is also lactose free for those who care about that sort of thing. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

DAILY LOOK | My Bestie's Dirty 30 with Claude Von Stroke

We don't always go to clubs
-but when we do, we look fly as f*ck.


My clubbin' years have long passed -I'm more of a cool bar, hip lounge, concert sort of girl these days. Although, I definitely used to go into the city every weekend when I was around 19, but that train has long left the station.  Dance till I drop with cool beats, but forced to deal with huge crowds of sweaty men and pushy girls has a certain shelf life, which for me has expired, but I always enjoy a good night out. 

Though celebrating 30 years for the man himself, my bestie Rob is bound to be quite the night. So we went in to see Claude Von Stroke laye some dirty beats.  We danced, indulged in entirely too much alcohol, and then I got up super early the next morning for a baby shower -oh hello, I'm a grown up now.    

Friday, April 03, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Neon Pop with Rocksbox

Who wants a month of FREE Jewelry?
"Me", said everyone. 

You can get everything from: makeup, treats for your dog, and even your groceries delivered directly to door nowadays. How about getting baubles and glitz delivered in cute packaging as frequent as you like. Now, you can sample, borrow, wear, and then send back fresh jewelry pieces from the latest designers with an option to buy. 

A stylist curates a 3-item collection for you after you create your account and wish list. Yes, you get your own stylist. You get a new collection every time you mail the old one back with the option to not only borrow, wear and style --but you can purchase and keep if you love what you are sampling!  

A great way to always have something new without spending a fortune at only $19 per month --but
try one month free using the code 'cassandradotzelxoxo'.  
You can try it out with no obligations -this is perfect for any lady who can't afford her lifestyle, 
for all the broke and fabulous. 

So check out my first month's Rocksbox and what I threw my favorite new piece on with. 

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