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Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on sangria just yet.
You can never go wrong with a little bit of fruit and a lot of wine. So once you’ve found the perfect blend, it’s just about taking advantage of what fruits are in season.
We at Double Tee’s swear by Apothic Wine’s fruity blends. With flawless flavour notes to take your sangria from blah to voila. Try Apothic White for a combination of floral sweets and firm acidity to spice up your autumn drink.
Finish off by deciding which fall fruits best suit your taste buds desire and you're ready to put together an Apothic Autumn Spiced Sangria
Share the taste of fall by serving this spicy drink at your next event:
Prep Time: 10 minute prep
Total Cook Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
1 bottle of Apothic White
1 medium sized orange
1 large green anjou pear
1 large fuji apple
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup of brandy
4 cups of ginger ale
6 cinnamon sticks
Cut 1 medium apple into slices
Cut 1 large orange into slices (leave the peel on)
Cut 1 medium pear into slices
Start by taking an orange slice to moisten the rim of your cup. Turn your glass in sugar crystals to coat your rim for added aesthetic.
Add fruit and 2-3 teaspoons of sugar to a large pitcher and muddle with a wooden spoon for 20 seconds
Add your brandy and 4 cups of ginger ale and muddle again to combine
Finish by adding your Apothic White to the blend. Stir to incorporate and adjust any flavours to taste.
Serve with cinnamon sticks for bonus ouuu's and ahhh's
Until Next Time,
(Post sponsored by Apothic Wine but all opinions are my own)
Earlier this month I had the chance to swing by one of summers hottest events. Hosted by Apothic Wines & The Kit, some of Toronto's coolest bloggers met at the Darling Mansion to sip on Apothic’s finest.
Greeted by a rose petal walkway and choice of red or white wine, I knew I was at the right party. Each room had a different sense of romantic sultry; from dark lighting, swing chairs, loads of playboy & a bed full of fur.. it was all types of fantasy come true.
After having my make-up touched up by Misty Fox and obviously getting a little buzz on, we played ‘Truth or Dare’ Apothic style. I’d tell you all about it.. but what happens at the Darling Mansion stays at the Darling Mansion.
I’m totally kidding, after a couple funny faces, social media fails and party tricks we had time to throw in an exclusive Kit photoshoot. Is that cool? Or what?
I, of course decided to wear an amazing maroon jumpsuit from the nineties. Attempting to fit in with the red wine feels, I have to admit the white is my all time fave. After blending a mix of chardonnay, Riesling & Pinot Grigio, this light summery wine is the perfect drink to cool you down… And let me tell you, this party was on fire.
Not a white fan? Not to worry! Apothic carries a collection of unique blends perfect whatever your heart desires.
Find more info on Apothic’s Red, Dark & Crush here.
After a long three months I officially said goodbye to Faulhaber Communications. If you missed Part 1 Making The Most Of Your Internship - Survival Guide for Duds, you can read all about my work experience here!
Leaving a role you’ve become comfortable in isn’t always easy. Aside from building relationships & creating a solid routine for yourself; There’s always the question on what you’re going to do next.
Unfortunately it’s not time to settle down just yet, quite the opposite really.
At this point you should know if your cut out for a lifetime career in your area of interest or not. Finding out you don’t like something isn’t a negative thing either. You’re young, you can explore the world and search for what makes you happy. And if you’ve found just that, it's time to take the next step in your career.
Now that you’ve gained some real world experience, you can begin to branch out. Make sure you’ve gathered all the materials you worked on during your internship and add them to your portfolio or resume.
If you took advantage of your internship properly, you should have a list of contacts you built throughout your time there. Make sure you keep in touch with anyone necessary to help you move forward in your career. Whether it be as little as a friendly hello or as big as taking on a new mentor, these connections are important for your future.
Don't stop there, research positions that fall under your area of interest. Not ready to feel like a complete adult just yet? Don't worry, take sometime to travel or look for more internship experience in a similar field. The best thing you can put on your resume is hands on experience, so go get some!
In the meantime, check out some of the cool things I worked on at Faulhaber Communications.
As most of you already know, I recently took on a digital internship at Faulhaber Communications.
A well known PR & Marketing Agency specializing in lifestyle brands across North America.
I’m going to be completely honest with you guys... When I first accepted a 9 to 5 position, I wasn’t very happy. I’m definitely not a 9-5 girl, still aren’t one and never will be.
While having no intention to stop my freelance work, I eventually hit a fork in the road. I could wait for companies to come to me or I could bring myself to them. Low and behold, I took a 3- month position with a company that had all the connections I could ask for... And let me tell you, it's been worth it!
When signing up to be an intern, you can definitely be pushed around. Great experiences will arise from these positions, but be prepared to take some bitch work. You're the new guy and won't be there for long, so it's important to make your mark (AND don't forget garbage duty).
Not sure where to start? Within my first month I saw my digital knowledge skyrocket but I also had fun doing the work. Be sure to keep up with Double Tee's "Surviving an Internship for Duds" over the next 2 months & check out these tips to starting a solid foundation for your internship.
1. Take What You Want Out Of It
Don't be a pushover - it's important to make sure you're learning exactly what you should be. If you aren't trained in a specific area be persistent about it! As an intern you're there to gain experience and learn as much as possible for future positions. If there is another area you'd like to explore, just ask about it!
2.Ask Lots Of Questions
Like I said above, it's important to get the most out of your internship position. You never know where it can lead you and you don't know what you could be missing out on. Whether it be a question about the company, an assignment or something you want to do, never hesitate to ask! There is no such thing as a stupid question (just stupid answers).
3. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Boss
I've heard so many people hesitate to ask their boss the simplest of things. Whether it be a general question or confusion on a project, employees would rather waste their valuable time than to ask a question. There is NOTHING to fear, you are as much a person as they are and have every right to speak to your boss as an equal. You are a part of a team not a hierarchy... And they are usually really nice people!
4. Take The Initiative, Speak Up
Remember, you might not always get the most glamorous of tasks as an intern but that's why it's important to take the initiative and speak up. Be sure to volunteer for extra work you think may benefit you. Time is money and in this case you're probably not making any. Use this opportunity to make the most of your time, participate in projects that interest you and it'll pay off, I'm sure of it!
Until Next Time,