The Anti-After Party: The Hangover.

January 3rd, 2015

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Recently I was at a party and a friend approached me and said “You never get sick from drinking. You must actually be a unicorn because I always get hangovers!” I informed her that even though I am quite magical, I just have a few tips and tricks on how to prevent hangovers and I actually wrote about it here.

After looking over the post briefly, she stated that she follows a lot of the pre-hangover rules but still continues to get hangovers. Being that I am known for enjoying a cocktail or two, I am no stranger to overdoing it once in a while. I gave her some helpful hangover treatments that have helped me not feel like death in those rare occasions.

A few years ago, I was reading an article that said according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking in moderation means 1 drink per day for women and 2 for men. Anything more than this puts you in the risk of having a hangover. Since a hangover isn’t a official diagnosis, there is no real “cure” to a hangover. The only way out of the next day doom and gloom is treating your symptoms. With a lot of trial and error, here are a few of my remedies that have helped me kick a hangover’s ass!

Green Smoothie for breakfast. The last time I had a hangover the last thing I wanted to do was eat anything. With a raging headache, I busted out my blender, threw in some apple, orange, lemon + peel, mint, fresh ginger, kale and spinach. Not only did it fix my tummy issues but it got rid of my headache, made me feel nourished, and gave me a bit of energy to make it through the day.

Drink your favorite caffeinated tea. The magical caffeine inside tea will constrict the blood vessels in your brain, making them hurt less. The caffeine, like the smoothie, will put some pep in your step or at least get you through the day. I tend to not go for coffee because it’s rough on my tummy and might not be the best option if hungover.

I like my water Smart. SmartWater has electrolytes and can save your ass after a night of drinking. I have even made it a habit to bring a bottle of SmartWater to drink in between every drink. I usually also take Pepto-Bismol pills (or some sort of stomach medicine) to coat my stomach.

I so rarely get hangovers so I hope these tips help for the next time you’ve had one too many. What are some of your hangover “cures”? Drink safely and as always…

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Hey 2015, you’re gorgeous!

January 2nd, 2015

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Why hello there, you beautiful Party Monsters!

I know, I know. It’s been a while since there has been a steady stream of unicorns, rainbows, and crazy from the Sprinkles and Booze blog front. You have the greatest of my apologies! Without sounding like I’ve drank too much of the “it’s going to be the best year ever” kool-aid, I will say that you can expect it to be a bit more noisy in this little corner of the internet. Very noisy

I also don’t plan on giving you guys a list of goals that I wish to achieve within the year. Yes, I have a list miles long of what I hope to accomplish this year, but I would like to reveal them with my actions. It’s obviously way more fun that way, and I am excited you’re coming along for the ride.

What I will say is, we all love second chances. Every year we strive to do better and bigger things. Strive to do what you ACTUALLY wish to be doing. For far too many years, we have all fallen victim to resolutions we don’t actually want to do. We say we can’t eat the tastiest foods or spend money on things we desire. It’s simply rubbish! Collectively, we should resolve to do things in which we desire. Just because you desire to be healthier doesn’t mean you can never eat another cupcake or have a cocktail with your friends. Once you begin to actually live for what you desire, you will rapidly start to cross goals off of your list.

Definitely make the promise to yourself to add veggies to your diet or drink more water, but make sure you don’t beat yourself up if you’re out late on a weeknight. Give yourself the gift of balance, and always do what you desire. Goals will start to be met and overall you will be a happier person, and we all love happier people!

I want to wish all of you a very sparkly, glorious, and super New Year! Thank you for allowing me to express all of my weirdo over excited rants with you! CHEERS, and as always…

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

OK first things first I’ll eat your brains…

October 30th, 2014

Sprinkles and Booze Halloween dance party

Hey there girls and ghouls!

It is definitely no secret that I am a Halloween super fan. I have been my entire life and I don’t see this changing anytime soon. It’s impossible to express my true love for the season so I thought I would express it with a fun Halloween playlist for y’all. Turn it up, put it on shuffle and move your bum to the Halloween spirited beats! If you’re on Spotify feel free to follow the playlist!

Here is to wishing you the safest and most fun Halloween ever! What fun things do you have planned for the fantastically creepy day? Tell me your fun Halloween stories!

As always…stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Hocus Pocus and Focus.

September 1st, 2014

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Happy September!

From the start of September until New Year’s Eve life can be pretty wonderful! This is my favorite quarter of the year and the most magical. It gives me another chance to get my life in order before the end of the year. Four months can go by in a blink of an eye. The sooner you get focused the better.

To be honest, I didn’t have the best summer but I am coming out of the dark. At the start of the summer I decided to take a business workshop with the Women’s Business Development Council. It was one of the most exciting and major steps I could have done when investing in the future of Sprinkles and Booze. The workshop taught me the ins and outs of being a small business owner and how to focus. We all have big wonderful glittery dreams, but without focus it can seem sort of clumsy.

I would like to spend the next few months to regain my focus and rock out for you guys (and myself)! The workshop reminded me of why I adore being a blogger and party stylist. I have been clearing my mind and body and it’s pretty rad! Let’s rock out together. BRING IT SEPTEMBER!

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Spread your wings and prepare to fly…

August 29th, 2014

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I am not sure if I am alone with thinking this was one of the toughest summers ever to happen. It started with my father having to get surgery to have his gallbladder removed. It should have been a simple procedure but there were a few complications and he is still recovering from a surgery that took place in June. It’s a blessing that he is finally healing and will be coming home soon, but when it rains it pours.

While coping with a sick loved one, I have been helping several close friends that have been dealing with some tough times, I have been struggling with my health, and my hard drive died on my computer. It’s been an overwhelming summer but as they say, you have to deal with the bad to get to the good.

At the start of the summer, Jessica (confetti queen behind The Confetti Bar) and Maddie (stylist Babe-o-saurs Rex of Oh My Gemini) invited myself and a few of my favorite female entrepreneurs to a business brunch. It was this infamous brunch where they revealed a top secret project. You know if The Confetti Bar and Oh My Gemini are cooking up something it is going to be whimsical and perfect! They unleashed the epic-ness that is Monarch Workshop. Monarch Workshop is a two day workshop for the girl that wants to thrive, fly, and conquer. When I was asked to be the social media vixen for a workshop based on helping people pursue their dreams, I couldn’t say YES fast enough.

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I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Monarch was presented to me at the start of the summer before the shit hit the fan in my life. Working on this project with some of my dearest peeps has been the cat’s meow! It has kept my heart aflutter and I am so honored to be a part of something so magical. Here are some of the reasons why I am proud member of Monarch Workshop’s dream team…

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Monarch Workshop runs on awesome! The free spirited workshop will always be held in locations that will allow the workshop to spread its fabulous wings. The first ever Monarch Workshop will be held at my home away from home, B:Hive Bridgeport. I have gushed about B:Hive before and I will do it another million times. This is our first stop to bringing together a world of dreamers.

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There is nothing more powerful than being around women who are ready to take on the world. Monarch is all about supporting each other, giving that extra push,  unleashing your inner creativity, and believing in yourself. Everyone has a completely different timeline and way of achieving the life they want. Monarch BELIEVES in your timeline and throws some glitter on it.  Let Monarch bedazzle you! Who doesn’t want to be bedazzled?!

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Do it for the swag! Monarch Workshop provides the food, motivational speakers, tutorials, spiritual healing, swag, crafting, and the champagne! Everything will be provided for you to elevate your life. All you have to do is show up and bring your dreams. Monarch workshop is a two day cocoon fest. The idea is for you to leave a monarch. It will promote positive thinking, self-reflecting, and creative activity. The workshop is a pick me up on steroids.

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I am beyond thankful for having the opportunity to be a part of something so beneficial and necessary to the well being of many. It is my calling and duty to help others pursue their dreams. I believe that asking for help is part of the journey to success. You can try to become amazing on your own but it’s so much more fun to achieve it with a kick-ass posse. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Jessica and Maddie for inviting me to be a part of their journey. I’m ready to rock out with you and take over the world!

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I am super jazzed about meeting a lot of you at the first Monarch Workshop. If you’re still interested in going…HURRY and register. Registration closes this coming Monday. The cost of the workshop is $95 for the WHOLE weekend. You read right, 95 bucks! In most places $95 can’t even buy you a month’s worth of yoga. Invest in yourself, invest in your dreams because you’re so very dreamy!

My metamorphosis started in June, I am ready to be a Monarch. Let us all burst out of our cocoons and take flight. Who is ready to spread their wings?

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

P.S. The entire time I was writing this post I had this jam stuck in my head. Do you remember this song?