March 2021 Watch Guide & Drink Pairings

Another month of quarantine down means more shows and movies checked off the list. I’ve put together my top favorites and recommendations below and put together a drink pairing for each. Happy watching and cheers!

Ginny & Georgia (Netflix): Think Gilmore Girls but with a dark twist. Pair with a whiskey sour.

Good Girls (Netflix): Theres comedy, crime, and drama, could you want anything more? Pair with Rosè.

I Care A Lot (Netflix): A thriller and comedy with a dark twist. Pair with Cabernet.

Moxie (Netflix): For the feminists and change makers of the world, this one is for you. Pair with Pinot Grigio.

Marriage or Mortgage (Netflix): Couples choose between a wedding or a house and the struggle could not be more real. Pair with Prosecco.

The Last Blockbuster (Netflix): A documentary about Blockbuster and the last one that still exists in Oregon. Enjoy a trip down memory lane. Oh, don’t forget – be kind rewind! Pair with a Spiked Shirley Temple, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, or any other drink from memory lane.

Operation Varsity Blues The College Admissions Scandal (Netflix): If you’ve been following the huge college admissions scandal from 2019, this is a must-watch for you. Pure insanity! Pair with Zinfandel.

Xoxo,

Gee Nicolette

Caffè Shakerato con Gelato

Just because it’s still winter, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a Caffè Shakerato con Gelato. I was inspired to make this refreshing beverage after watching Bobby and Giada in Italy on Discovery+. If you haven’t watched it yet, make yourself a Shakerato to enjoy while you start watching!

What is a Shakerato you ask? It’s an Italian-style shaken iced coffee. This beverage is perfect for a pick-me-up. It’s also great to pair with brunch or sip on for an after dinner treat! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Recipe makes 2 servings.

Ingredients:

• 2 scoops gelato (Vero Gelato and Talenti are my favorites)

• 3-4 ounces hot coffee or 2-3 shots espresso, whichever you prefer

• 3-4 ice cubes

• Whipped cream (I use the Reddi Wip coconut or almond milk one)

• Cinnamon or cacao powder

Directions:

In a mason jar or cocktail shaker, combine gelato, ice, and coffee. Shake until gelato has melted. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream, sprinkle on some cinnamon or cacao powder and enjoy!

Xoxo,

Gee Nicolette

Self-Love Activities This Valentine’s Day

While Valentine’s Day is approaching, it’s a good reminder that it doesn’t have to be a holiday about fancy dinners and gifts. It’s a great time to turn inwards and practice self-love and self-care. While self-care does look a little different for everyone, I’ve come up with activities for you to try this Valentine’s Day to connect with yourself.

• Journal and do a brain dump on paper

• Get a massage or facial

• Take a bath or hot shower

• Go for a a nature walk

• Wake up to see the sunrise or watch the sunset

• Take the love language and apology language quizzes to get to know yourself better

• Make a vision board

• Grab a fancy coffee/tea or try making one at home

• Get your body moving (stretch, dance, etc.)

• Create a playlist with your favorite songs

• Read a book or a magazine

• Listen to a new podcast

• Manicure/Pedicure (at-home or a salon)

• Digital Detox

• Buy yourself flowers or a plant (visit your local nursery or flower shop)

• Visit a conservatory and enjoy the sights and colors of the plants

• Practice deep breathing exercises

• Declutter your space, get organized, and start a donation pile

• Light a candle or diffuse your favorite essential oil

• Cook/bake something

• Take a break because you deserve it and probably need it

Xoxo,

Gee Nicolette