Dinner Parties are in style for 2015

IMG_4780 Looking for something new to do with your friends on the weekend? I got just the thing for you whether it is a special event or even just a Friday night catch up, dinner parties are your new go to. After the numerous bar nights one can tend to get a bit bored of their usual weekend routine with friends. This past New Year’s we tried something different and had a fabulous time. By having a fun dinner party at your house you get to enjoy everything from the food, company, decor and on top of that spend a lot less money then heading out to the club.

What we did was each couple had to come up with their own idea for a meal. Luckily we had 3 couples which meant one couple was assigned to appetisers, the next was the main meal and then last but not least someone had to tackle the dessert. For our dinner party we had bruschetta for an appetiser, halloumi (special type of cheese you fry), barbecue sweet chilli chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and lastly we topped it off with apple crumble, chocolate mouse and vanilla ice cream. The best part about the night was that we didn’t have to go to a restaurant to get top quality food. Everything tasted great and we had many laughs through out the night. Add some Moet and strawberries to your evening as well as pink roses for the table and then you are set to have a fun dinner party your guests will love!

Carly Jensen xo     photo 1-4 photo 3-2

Carly’s Choice – Weekly Top 5 in Music

1) C2C – Down The Road
This funky old school beat will have you moving instantly with its memorable electronic vibe mixed with country flare.

2) Eminem Feat. Rihanna – The Monster
Eminem is back and better than ever. His duo with Rihanna gives us a fantastic chorus and leaves us with a catchy tune.

3) Sub Focus Feat. Alpines – Tidal Wave
Dubstep undertones meets incredible vocals. This track evokes a plethora of emotions.

4) Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone
One of Calvin Harris’ earlier pieces. Sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it.

5) Tritonal Feat. Cristina Soto – Still With Me (Seven Lions Remix)
Slow and sensual, Seven Lions takes this track to another level slowing it down and leaving you dancing in a dubstep dream.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

Friday Faves – Music Festivals

Friday Faves - Music Festivals

I think anybody can relate to this post considering at some point in your life you would have attended such an event. Today for Friday Faves I am talking about why music festivals are the absolute best. It doesn’t matter what type of genre they are I think the love for music is truly universal and going to a festival brings people together. You can dance, drink, eat, sit and relax, whatever your heart desires! Every time I go to one, I feel like I can be myself and let go of all problems. The moment you step into a festival you are transported to a world of your own and you can most definitely leave any stress you have at the gates. What are some festivals you must attend in your lifetime?

1) Coachella – California’s laid back music n arts festival in Indio California.

2) Electric Daisy Carnival – Started by the event company Insomniac, EDC is all over the place now, this all night party should be high up on the bucket list.

3) Lollapalooza – All types of music at this Chicago festival right along the water.

4) Ultra Music Festival – Where it all started in North America, one of the most prestigious Electronic Music Festivals out there in no other than beautiful Miami.

5) Sasquatch – Chill atmosphere and a beautiful night sky at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington. What more could you ask for?

6) Tomorrowland – This one is massive and it is all the way in Belgium! Add this festival to your Europe trip next year.

Reality or Las Vegas?

Reality or Las Vegas?

I think everyone can agree with me on this one, there is nothing like Las Vegas. The lights, the glitter, the excitement boil through your body leaving you wanting more and more. By the time, you leave sin city you realize that it is probably a good thing you do not live there but then usually about once or twice a year the itch comes back and you go to the desert for a trip of a lifetime. Las Vegas has that thrill about it that not a lot of places have. It is a perfect place for anyone who enjoys indulging himself or herself for a weekend or so. Letting yourself be completely open to all the temptations and not feeling guilty one bit. I give everyone full permission to shop as much as you want, gamble, eat and party till the cows come home. I think it’s time to book a trip to Las Vegas!

Favorite Things to Do in Vegas:

1) Pool Parties – Doesn’t matter which one you go to, you’re guaranteed to have a blast. Some of the top ones out there are Wet Republic at the MGM, Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel and Encore Beach Club at the Wynn.

2) Eat – Restaurants upon restaurants, buffets, everything you could ever imagine food wise is in Las Vegas. Make sure you work out a lot before going since you will probably eat enough to last you a year.

3) Shop – This one goes without saying. If you are a fashionista, Vegas has enough cute stuff to keep you happy!

4) Gamble – This one is a double sided sword, you can either win or lose but no matter what you will have a bit of fun. Everything is okay in moderation right.

5) Club – Party, party, party, in Las Vegas since most of the biggest and best DJ’s have residencies at the major clubs you are sure to have your nights filled with alcoholic beverages, good looking people and a crazy dance floor.

6) EDC – Every year in June Insomniac Events puts on a larger than life festival that will take you as far away from reality as you can go. Let loose, by some bright colored items and have the time of your life all night long. Best part about the festival is that you get to watch the sun come up.