Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CeSar Caipirinha Recipe by Loews Don CeSar

I cannot believe the Rio 2016 Olympic's start next Friday! I will be glued to my TV cheering on Team USA! My friends over at Loews Don CeSar created a delicious cocktail for the Olympics, The CeSar Caipirinha available for a limited time (August 5-21). If you find yourself in the area (visiting or local), stop by Rowe Bar and give the CeSar Caipirinha a try! If not, you're in luck as I have the recipe for you!
Inspired by the traditional Brazilian cocktail, below is the CeSar Caipirinha recipe that Loews Don CeSar is serving up for guests to enjoy during their visit or recreate at home:

CeSar Caipirinha featured at the Rowe Bar

Ingredients
1.5oz Leblon Cachaça
6-8 Cubes of Pineapple- cut pineapple into ¾ in cubes
.5oz Kiwi Simple Syrup*
Tablespoon of fresh lime juice - optional
Ice
Pineapple wedge

Instructions
In a short glass combine the pineapple cubes with kiwi simple syrup and use a muddler to gently crush and squeeze out the pineapple juice.
Add the cachaca, ice and, lime juice-shake well with cocktail shaker. Serve immediately garnished with a pineapple wedge. Add additional ice if needed.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Medals Released

Today is the day I've been waiting for! The inaugural Disnelyand Paris Half Marathon Weekend Medals have been released!

During the 2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon, they announced the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. This would be runDisney's first international event. My friend Nicole and I instantly started listening intently. When they mentioned the dates, September 24-26, we both got starry eyed. That is my anniversary weekend and it will be the weekend following Nicole's wedding. SOOOO it was a no-brainer.
Night one of our honeymoon, September 2014
In less than two months, my husband Gabe and I will be heading back to Paris, where we kicked off our honeymoon two years ago to run the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. We will meet up with Nicole and her brand new husband - and crash their honeymoon for a few days! Gabe and I will also be spending our second anniversary in Paris! After spending 5 nights in Paris, Gabe and I will head over to Amsterdam for a few days. We cannot wait.

The runDisney Paris medals are PERFECT - but it's the fleur de lis on both the Castle to Château and the Half Marathon that made me squeal (literally). We got married in New Orleans and we have fleur de lis all throughout our house. It's a special symbol that means so much to us.

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The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon medals were released today and they blew my expectations away! Let's chat about the big dog first - the Castle to Château which is what pushed me to sign up and take this trip. This challenge combines a race in the United States, either at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World, and a race in the heart of Disneyland Paris. This will be my FIRST Castle to Castle medal and I squealed when I saw it. The "Castle to Château" medal features the unique design of the French park's icon. The two countries’ flags symbolize the extraordinary feat and French-style gilding highlights the prestige of achieving this challenge. Runners who have completed the half-marathon both at Disneyland Paris and in one of the runDisney races at Disneyland Resort California or Walt Disney World Florida in the same calendar year will be awarded this additional medal.
The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Medal reminds me a great deal of the Disney World Marathon and Disneyland Half Marathon Medal's mixed into one! The Half Marathon medal gives pride of place to Mickey, who proudly takes on the challenge of the route around Sleeping Beauty Castle. This gold medal with fleur de lys detail is both magical and prestigious.
The Disneyland 5K medal may be the cutest 5k medal Disney has ever produce and I seriously regret not signing up for it. REMY! Proud of the success of his tasty attraction, the hero of Ratatouille takes pride of place on the first Disneyland Paris 5K medal.
Finally, the runDisney kids race features Mickey! For the weekend's youngest runners, Mickey is in great shape and full color for his appearance on this medal! The ideal reward for little participants in the special runDisney kids races.

Make sure you follow runDisney on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram as we share more about this exciting event. For more information on the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend click here!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Rock n Roll Marathon Virtual Race Series - Making a Band

Have you always wanted to participate in a Rock n Roll Marathon series event but couldn't make it to one of their destinations? Here is your chance to get gorgeous medals while virtually running with some really cool people. The Rock n Roll Marathon Series recently announced "Making a Band", a virtual series of three 5K races you can do anywhere and anytime! If you live in the south, this is a great way to stay motivated during the hot summer months.

Here are a few reasons I love virtual races:
Flexibility
No lines
Run at your pace
Awesome medals
Online cheering squad
Runner Perks
Save Money!

Making the Band consist of three 5K's during the summer. Guitar Solo, Drum Solo and Lead Singer. If you register for Making a Band you get all three medals and a bonus medal!

GUITAR SOLO: JUN 26 – JUL 20 $29.99
Start your summer off with a Guitar Solo! Jam out as you rock a 5K from anywhere you want! Get a medal for your run and a personalized finisher zone! Let’s Rock this Run!

DRUM SOLO: JUL 21 – AUG 14 $29.99
It’s time for your Drum Solo! Get up and run with your favorite music through a park, on a treadmill, or wherever works for you! Get a medal for your run and a personalized finisher zone! Let’s Start Drumming!

LEAD SINGER: AUG 15 – SEP 05 $29.99
Finish your summer with an epic 5K Run! Whether you are headed back to school or back from vacation, rock this run! Get a medal for your run and a personalized finisher zone! Belt out this run!

MAKING A BAND: $99
Want to make your own Rock ‘n’ Roll track? Register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Run- Making a Band for $99 and run all three races and you’ll get a 4th Bonus Medal! Run with friends, on a treadmill or with your local running group. You’ll receive all 3 medals and a bonus 4th medal for Making A Band!

RUNNER PERKS!
If amazing medals weren't enough, here are a few other reasons you should participate in the Rock n Roll Marathon Series Virtual Race.
Discounts! Because who doesn't like saving money
Win Prizes! Share your runs using #RnRVirtualRun for a chance to win awesome prizes and entry in to a Rock ‘n’ Roll event!