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Flu-Fighting Elixir

Feeling under the weather? Give yourself a fighting chance against the cold, flu and other nasties with this potent concoction from Nomad Luxuries. Made with pineapple, ginger and garlic, this juice is chock full of vitamin C and ingredients with antimicrobial properties. Whether you feel a bug coming on or you’re in the full blown sniffles and sneezes stage, whip up this magic elixir!

Flu-Fighting Elixir
prep time
10 Minute/s
cook time
total time
10 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 4 large carrots, scrubbed clean
  • 1 apple of your choice, cored (I like to use Fuji)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, potency level entirely up to you
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1/2 cored and peeled pineapple
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
Instructions
  1. Use juicer to extract juice. I prefer to juice them in the following order: carrots, apple, orange, pineapple and then ginger and garlic together.

Recipe And Photography: Nomad Luxuries

Modern Living Room Decor Ideas

We love the look of a well-lived home, but every so often we’re seduced by the clean and sleek aesthetic of a minimalist living space. If only it were as easy as hitting the reset button! Modern room design that stays functional can be deceptively difficult to achieve. Thankfully, Amanda of The Fashionable Hostess shares her expertise with eight helpful tips to give your living room a modern, minimalist look.

Modern Living Room Decor Ideas
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Photography: The Fashionable Hostess

How To Calligraphy Envelopes + A Giveaway

Ashley Buzzy is giving us tips on how to address envelopes in the most beautiful of ways. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 and with a little practice, your snail mail will be looking just as pretty as these images by Kathryn McCrary. But if you’re still needing a more in-depth how-to, lucky you, we have a giveaway to one of her upcoming workshops below! And if you missed it, check out her latest workshop right here.

instructions step-1 Draw your baselines. These lines will help keep your envelope organized, and provide consistency in a large group of similar envelopes – like for wedding invitations!

step-2 Write the basics of the address. You can write all the information in the same size, or play with making some elements larger or smaller – like the street address and zip code!

step-3 Once your address is dry, erase your guidelines. They will start to get distracting when you add flourishes.

step-4 Flourish away! Add swashes and embellishments wherever you want – it’s also visually nice if there’s some symmetry to your flourishes, or if certain loops mirror each other.

Ashley Buzzy Lettering Workshop

At the Ashley Buzzy Lettering Workshop, you’ll learn the basics of typography, calligraphy and hand-lettering. We’ll go through a full supply kit and discuss a variety of calligraphy tools and how to use them. We also cover how to mix and use gouache, white, metallic and colored inks in your projects. You’ll get plenty of supervised practice time and, at the end of the day, learn how to bring your designs into the computer for digital editing. Basic supplies for this class are provided! You will get: a sketchpad, brush markers, an oblique pen holder, assorted nibs, containers of ink, a letterpress practice guide, pencils and always a few surprise goodies! (This kit is valued at appx. $100)

Upcoming Workshop Locations :

Nashville, Tennesse at Deavor

Little Rock, Arkansas with Zimmerman Events 

Dallas, Texas with Design Roots at WELD

Seattle, Washington with Coco + Kelley

Atlanta, Georgia (May and July) at our home studio

Los Angeles, California with Alissa Bell Press and Darling Magazine

Austin, Texas with May Designs

Toronto, Ontario with Blush and Bloom

New York City at The Sky Gallery with Cadence Kennedy

All skill levels are welcome! Beginners will get a little more one-on-one time and intermediate/advanced students will get time to ask questions and edit their work. Classes are offered during the spring and summer across the country! Visit Ashley’s workshop registration page to find an upcoming class near you!

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Photography: Kathryn McCrary | Calligraphy: Ashley Buzzy | Location: Press Shop