Breaking News: 7-Eleven Has Joined the Delivery Game

It’s okay to admit that 2017 was a tough year for many reasons. At one point or another, most of us wanted nothing more than to crawl under a blanket with a pint of ice cream and tune out the world. And while we hope that 2018 will be a little less eventful, if it’s not, the 7-Eleven new delivery service can help get us through.

7-Eleven has teamed up with food delivery service Nomme to bring a unique range of convenient food, drinks, and everyday items straight to your door. Yes, it’s true – you can now order Slurpees, junk food, hot foods and other everyday essentials in a couple of clicks. Pints of ice cream, pizza, and other random items like Advil, Halls cough drops, and 5-hour Energy Shots are available too.


Elite Catering & Personal Chef Services

Fundamental to Western philosophy is the dinner party. The ancient Athenian supper that Plato describes in his Symposium has all the familiar tracings of our modern gatherings: food, drinks, and friends – not to mention attempts at moderation and long, heated discussions on love. While our parties might not be exactly as Plato described (e.g. wives are now allowed to attend), the framework was there. In the end, a dinner party is a simple and enduring combination of ingredients made unique by hosts and guests alike.


Vescent Sparkling Vodka Seltzer

You know in cartoons, when the character has a somewhat important moral decision to make and the angel and devil appear on their shoulders? That’s how I feel when someone asks me if I want a cooler to drink. The devil on one shoulder is saying: “Do it! Think about how refreshing it will be. You know you want it.” The angel is shaking her little finger saying: “But Chrissy, think about the hangover. Do we really want to drink our calories?” Neither is wrong, and if I’m being honest, the whole situation makes me anxious.


How to Master a Cheese & Charcuterie Board

Cheese. It’s so simple, but sort of the best thing ever.  Especially when paired with a glass of wine and a cured meat or two. Cheese and charcuterie boards make a great centerpiece for any get together and they’re relatively easy to pull together: All you have to do is cut some cheddar into cubes, unwrap a round of brie then toss it on a cutting board and scatter Triscuits around everything. Right? Wrong. Don’t do that. From the knives to the actual board, there is a lot of way to screw up a cheese and charcuterie board. Luckily, my cousin, Anna, is the master of cheese and charcuterie boards. So we sat down with her to learn some tricks and tips.


More Fun! Gourmet Sweets

The only thing better than getting to try one cupcake, is getting to try a bunch of cupcakes. That is precisely what we got to do when we met up with Ashley Prince, owner of More Fun! Gourmet Sweets when she brought us some of her new cupcakes to try. Ashley’s tagline is “classic treats with a healthful gourmet twist”, which is what she accomplishes by using ingredients such as sprouted spelt and organic eggs, dairy and produce in her cupcakes.  The cupcakes are beautifully detailed and well thought out. She has managed to find a nice balance in each cupcake – not too simple and not to over the top. The real standout is the Swiss buttercream that she uses to top each cupcakes.  It is light and fluffy without being overly sweet, and I promise you will not want to stop eating.  It really is the icing on the cake (pun intended).