Sorry for the few days of silence on my end. It’s been a busy week! But you know, I always try to come back strong if I ever leave you hanging…and what better way to return than with an amazing $200-value giveaway? 😉
Lipton's new K-Cup teas and my Keurig (can't live without it)
Lipton (in collaboration with Green Mountain Coffee Roaster) has just released its first-ever hot and cold iced tea varieties for Keurig K-Cup single cup brewing systems. Tea-snobs, don’t worry: not only do they taste wonderful, this makes it super easy and quick to have a cup in the morning.
Lipton Soothe, Refresh, and Indulge K-Cup packs
Their three new flavors include INDULGE (black tea from fresh-pressed leaves…the classic Lipton brew), REFRESH (iced sweet tea that is already sweetened with sugar), and SOOTHE(green tea). They are available in packs of 22 for $7.
A cup o' Soothe green tea for me
HOWEVER, enter today’s giveaway to not only win a box of each k-cup pack ($21 value for all three), but also a Keurig Machine to brew the perfect cup ($180 value)! Which makes this giveaway worth $201 (plus you can use the Keurig with other K-cups of your favorite flavors, whether it’s tea or coffee…it’s the gift that keeps giving :)).
TO ENTER: (Do either of the following to qualify, both to increase your chances):
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MAKE SURE to leave a comment below letting me know how you entered (either on FB or with your Twitter handle). Winner will be selected and notified Monday, October 7th. Open to US residents only. Thanks for entering and good luck!!
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You remember that night in NYC last week with the torrential downpour? That was the night my little sister thought would be perfect for a sisters’ outing. To my credit, I tried to explain to her that subways would be flooded; that I JUST took a shower and dried my hair and the impending poofiness would hurt my feelings; that I might even fall sick. But then she did this:
(Which was so not fair), and the next thing I know, I’m putting on my rain boots to head over to the Tea Spot with her. And to her credit, it ended up being a kinda nice evening.
Inside Tea Spot
I am a tea lover after all. I’ve been frequenting this place for years but I haven’t been back in a while. They have a great selection though, the only thing to its detriment is probably cramped corners (which is also very characteristic of restaurants and cafes in this area). But the staff is always very nice, and they let you take your time to sniff the different loose leaf teas in their silver tins before you settle on one. In our case, we settled on two: Royal Star and Coconut Creme green teas. Both ended up being great choices (we also tried it with soy milk, per the waitress’ suggestion, which was also great).
Teas -- sorry for the dark pics...it's dark in there!
“My morning routine starts with warm water and lemon,” Kerr says. “It really helps kickstart the digestion.” These gems, the recipe for her Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie, knowledge on ingredients (and all with still time to gawk at the gorgeousness) makes it a must see. Check it out below. Expectedly, the smoothie contains coconut water — the source Kerr has given longtime credit to for her glowing skin!
Yesterday, Lipton Iced Tea hosted a “Taste of Summer” party, welcoming the summer solstice (the longest and brightest day of the year) with singer and actress Katharine McPhee. “This happens to be my favorite day of the year,” McPhee said. “We’re celebrating summer in an even bigger way by adding 24 hours of sunlight here.”
McPhee and the Lipton Sun illuminated art installation
She was referring to the one-of-a-kind illuminated orb, named the Lipston Sun, which she helped unveil. Created by the PRATT Institute, the orb will reside at Beekman Beach Club until the June 23rd and will be accessible to the public beginning today.
A quick pic with McPhee. #toomuchwind #longhairproblems
McPhee, who is working on a record right now, said she’s still waiting for her summer anthem. “I don’t know what it will be…maybe there will be a summer song that I can come out with!” she said.