Ja-Vie Stylish Jelly Flats Review and A Giveaway

When I was a graduate student, commuting through and working in Manhattan, I unfortunately destroyed several pairs of flats while trudging through the city streets in all sorts of weather conditions, rain, sleet and snow. I could never predict the weather and always failed to wear my waterproof boots on the correct days. However, walking about the city in rubber boots and carrying a change of shoes was also quite difficult as I had my work and school materials with me at all times. Five years after I graduated and moved permanently to the East End, I was introduced to the most comfortable and stylish flats that are so ideal for travel, work, and leisure.

I discovered Ja-Vie’s stylish jelly flats at this year’s OCRFA Super Saturday, held in Watermill in July. Their booth was packed with customers and while I was visiting, I was able to find two styles that I loved. This was Ja-Vie’s second OCRFA Super Saturday. “We love the idea of helping the OCRFA and spreading the word about our shoes. We donated over 200 pairs!” says Ja-Vie Owner Kyra Kelly. “We will be back next year as well. It is an amazing event!”

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Nocciolata Organic Dairy Free Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread Giveaway

I am hosting a giveaway with Nocciolata, the creator of my favorite cocoa-hazelnut spread: Dairy Free Nocciolata Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread. I discovered their new creation at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show and have been hooked ever since. I invite my readers to enter, where one winner in the U.S. will receive one jar of their new USDA certified organic Dairy Free Nocciolata Spread.

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Best Beach Snacks for Labor Day Weekend

Summer is not over yet! Don’t get discouraged by the autumn-like weather we have been having and instead, savor this moment by making those trips to the beach. Spend the entire day there, perhaps while flying a kite, playing volleyball, soaking up the sun, and partaking in various water-sports. In between paddle boarding, surfing, and swimming, I have curated my seven favorite beach snacks to nosh on over Labor Day weekend.

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Specialty Food Friday: Fischer & Wieser

As a nod to National Peach Month, I am honored to introduce my readers to Fischer & Wieser. I discovered the company at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show and was instantly blown away with the taste and top-notch quality of each of their sauces, jellies, salsas, preserves, and so much more. The packaging itself is so refined, making each of their products so ideal for gift giving year round.

The award-winning company, which is based in Fredericksburg, Texas, has been in business for almost fifty years. It all began when a little roadside peach stand named Das Peach Haus opened its doors for the first time on June 21, 1969. Since that day, the doors have never closed, only a new name was put on the sign: Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. The company started with jams and jellies made from local, Texas Hill Country fruit.

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Weruva: People Food for Cats
 With Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address your feline friend’s diet. I love my two cats, Amy and Abby, yet sometimes both can be picky eaters. For example, Amy does not care very much for soft food, and Abby is very specific with which hard food she eats and she loves to eat off our plates at dinner. We don’t mind, but become concerned about spices and ingredients we use in cooking. Recently, we began cooking Abby a separate dish of salmon so she could ‘join us’ at dinner.

It is important to address picky eating with your cat(s) right away. Thankfully, I recently learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva, a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed “people food for cats” which has launched a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day on August 8th. It’s called B.F.F. OMG! (which stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it’s all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.

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