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The Lounge / / Cold Brew Coffee

The summer heat is upon us which means totally different makeup routines, workouts and food choices. No longer do I crave the hand warming effects of a scalding cup of deli coffee. Now I want the glacial temperature of an iced coffee, specifically a cold brew. 

Why am I totally and completely obsessed with cold brew? Despite some initial wariness of this being a hipster fad, I assure you they may have hit it on the nose with cold brew. Not only does it have lower acidity than regular coffee, its easier to make and it actually gets better the longer it sits in the fridge! It takes days for cold brew to go stale. If I can walk into a steamy city kitchen in my usual morning zombie state and pour myself a cup of already made coooooooool coffee then my day has just started off so much better. 

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If you fancy yourself an intermediate to advanced coffee snob...here's an easy recipe to make your own cold brew: 

Steep ground coffee (preferably coarse) in water using a coffee filter, cheese cloth or nut milk bag. While steeping, store in a room temperature or colder setting, soaking for 12 hours or more. Cold-brewed coffee doesn’t go stale as quickly as hot-brewed, so feel free to make a big batch and enjoy the ease of your new morning coffee!

Or if like myself you're kind of like...meh thats just not how I roll, use my Starbucks hack:

Starbucks just introduced their new cold brew! Not only is it delicious, it makes me so much more zippy than the regular iced coffee. I have no idea why this is, but I am so fine with it.  Hooray! Order a Venti Cold Brew No Ice. You get twice as more as you would usually get without the ice, and since its already cold it dosent really need it. Whatever you don't drink put in the fridge for the next day! Cuz duh cold brew gets better the longer it cold brewwws. So not only do I wake up to Starbucks only a few steps from my bed, its so much easier on my NYC budget. They are also running a promotion if you buy 5 iced drinks you get the 5th free! YASSS FREE! 

Also, a lot of better grocery stores sell organic pre made cold brews. Check out this ranking of best cold brews. Stay cool and enjoy!

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The Lounge / / 5 Signs He's A #fuckboy

No one is safe. There you are mindlessly browsing on an online dating app. Left. Left. Left. Then it happens, you swipe right on an okay looking dude with some decent face fuzz and you accidentally awaken a #fuckboy. At first he seems okay, you're really into his aloofness. 'He's a busy guy who's a little standoffish but really nice when you get to know him...' WRONG. Here's some signs you've stumbled upon a #fuckboy. 

1. He's always 'Busy': He's definitely not. if you get this answer more than twice you are most definitely the side chick and he is a #fuckboy.

2. Cultural interests include: Bob Dylan, Bukowski, Say Anything, or any other Historical #fuckboy Figures These rude boys are his ultimate role models. players to the core, he considers their selfish ways a guidebook for life. 

3. He only wants Nudes: So you text him (of course) and somehow someway the convo turns to blow jobs...as usual. yes you want to send him that sexy ass pic, because dayyyumm dat ass gurl. but guess what, its just another for his collection that he will definitely show to his fuckboii fam. don't do it. 

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4. He's still into games: hours to text back. stand ups. cancelled plans. all fuckboy standards. block him. unfriend him. he will come back to haunt you, but thats all part of the game. 

5. He Only Like Selfies: he gives zero fucks about that cute brunch you had with your grandmother, he only wants to look at your tits.

#Fuckboys are decent for one night stands or if you are really seriously looking for a friend with benefits...but without the friends part.

Never to Date. EVER. You've been warned. Good Luck!


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Angela works as HOC's Marketing Director. When she's not hovering over the Instagram, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds & getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. Currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore.

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The Lounge / / SupermoonEclipseSpringEqiunoxFuckboiiFriday

 

If you're feeling a little off today, don't fret. It's not your terrible life decisions or that weird haunted doll you bought off Ebay. Today is considered by some astrology experts as the most powerful day of 2015 considering the bananas combo of a Supermoon (the new moon being the closest it will be to earth during its orbit) a Solar Eclipse (sadly not visible here in the good ol' USA) and the Spring Equinox (when the hours of night and day are equal, signifying the transition into the spring season) Its pretty much the perfect storm of Celestial Energy.

To put the Cherry on this Space Sundae this is all happening in the corner of the sky reserved for the sign Pieces, the ruler of emotions. (if you've ever dated a pieces you know what I mean) The basic energy gist of this cray moon is that it allows for a powerful new beginning and strengthens your ability to let go of what no longer serves you. Basically a Celestial Level Up. So take advantage of this Event and if you feel like the Pieces emotional ride is getting to you, take the time to stay inside and meditate on what this means for your life. To those of you going out and celebrating the solstice by getting shitty, hold onto your butts & take it easy on the shrooms. 


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Thanks to our Contributor Ange for this Post!

Angela works as HOC's Marketing Director. When she's not hovering over the Instagram, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds & getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. Currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore.

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The Lounge / / Buds & Blossoms

 

Meet your man over that good Kush? Incorporate that special moment into your nuptials by calling Buds & Blossoms. If I thought the marijuana & chicken parm combo was amazing, then I'm pretty sure my head exploded at the concept of combining marijuana & flowers. Put this on my list of Wedding Must Have's (along with a husband...ha. ha.) Bud's & Blossoms is Colorodo's First Cannabis Florist for Weddings and Special Events. Like, Mind. BLOWN. I can imagine Waltzing through my wedding as my guests smoke weed picked right out of my center pieces and its the COOLEST WEDDING EVER. Can you see those IG pictures? Can you imagine the joy at the after party when that late night delivery of double cheeseburgers arrives? It's The Wedding of my Little Glam Stoner Dreams. 

But all day dreams aside, it's awesome to see more states lifting the prohibition and seeing creative business' arise in the emerging cannabis industry. <3  

If you're at my level and haven't gotten to the wedding floral stage just yet, shop these rad HOC items to fill the void <3

Zero Red Eye in these Bad Boys. Shop Sunnies  HERE

Zero Red Eye in these Bad Boys. Shop Sunnies HERE

Such a Rad Combo.  Rainbow Lady Beanie &nbsp; $22 ,  The Grey Lady Sweatshirt   $25

Such a Rad Combo. Rainbow Lady Beanie $22, The Grey Lady Sweatshirt $25


 

 

 

 

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Angela works as HOC's Marketing Director. When she's not hovering over the Instagram, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds & getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. Currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore.

Follow her Journey Here

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RECORd Player / / GROUNDHOG DAY

Winter have you on the Brink of Madness? Well, it is Groundhog Day and Luckily we have a Spirit Guide to get us through this...

Winter is Hard

And Long and Cold and Drab

Things May Seem Hopeless

There's only a Few Ways to Deal with This...Boozing

Or Just Punch Everyone in the Face

Keep it Together

It's So Close to Being Over!

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!

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The Lounge / / Wino's Rejoice

We are serious winos. No really. We love wine. So when we saw this article from Elite Daily it was like the Heavens had opened up and dropped the Ultimate Life Hack. 

According to scientists at Canada's University of Alberta,

a glass of red wine may have the same effects on the body as an hour at the gym due to a compound in red wines called resveratrol.

 Um, excuse us?!

The rational ladies inside of us know that we can't completely replace the gym with wine, (I'm pretty sure we've been trying to do the exact opposite after this intense month of holiday parties) but theres something so justifying about finding out more reasons why wine is still the most bad ass and heart healthy boozy drink out there. 

Let's Cheers to that (one...or two) Post Workout Glass of Nior!