Gluten Free Flower and Garden Festival 2018

Living in Orlando I get the amazing opportunity to go to Disney fairly regularly.  As a celiac I can thoroughly appreciate how amazing Disney is with this!  Normally the phrase I have a “gluten allergy” or “I’m celiac” is like saying “bomb” and everyone loses their mind.   They simply take it in stride, are incredibly prepared and take it very seriously.  Everyone needs to take a cue from them!

Northern Bloom

Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon

This is my absolute favorite dish of the entire festival.  The vinegarette balances so well with the potatoes and the bacon, just pure heaven!  10/10 easily!

 

Cider House

Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries

This Lemon Scone doesn’t taste like its gluten free AT ALL! The jam is a nice addition but the Crème Fraîche is meh and really doesn’t add much to the dish but the rest is good enough that I am more than ok with it!  8/10

So lets discuss this entire booth here.  Its incredibly gluten free friendly with CIDER FLIGHTS?!?! Ummm yes please!

 

Primavera Kitchen

Frittata di Asparagi: Asparagus Frittata, Mixed Greens and Citrus Dressing

This dish was just meh, it was an egg frittata.  The flavors weren’t out of this world, it was kinda blah and boring, I don’t know what but it was really missing something.  Not bad but just not anything special.  5/10

Panna Cotta al Melone: Cantaloupe Panna Cotta

This dish is very flavorful with melon, “melony” was the phrase I would use, AKA if you don’t like melons this isn’t the dish for you! You also have to like the texture, not quite pudding, not quite jello… 7/10

Hanami

Teriyaki Salmon with Furikake Seasoned Brown Rice

This Teriyaki sauce was a little sweet for my taste but the salmon is cooked perfectly, flakey and falls apart.  This is a dish that is genuinely done very well.  9/10

Fleur de Lys

Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop

This was a very visually pretty desert and a very standard macaron.  There isn’t a whole lot to say about it 8/10 (Cause I just love macarons even if they are super basic)

Flower and Garden this year has some great stands and lots of really wonderful food options and a few options for Gluten Free that over all are pretty decent.  I just wish there were more than a handful of options!

Overall Disney is still one of the best places for food allergies and I

 

YSL Lipgloss is LIFE!

I was sent this amazing lipgloss from YSL from Influenster to try.  I typically won’t blog about the items because frankly until now they haven’t been worth writing about.  Not much has blown me away to this level… UNTIL NOW!  Holy crap this is worth every penny of the price!

 

This “Balm” goes on like literal water.  Its buttery, smooth…  I guess refreshing?  Its incredibly hard to describe but I’M OBSESSED!  Its the perfect sheer everyday color (I received 12 Chase Me Nudes) not too much and not to sheer and I’m not sure I can ever go back!

I have been wearing this gloss literally every day since I got it and I don’t think that will ever change!  If you run into me at a Disney Park, ask! Ill genuinely have this on me!  And also say “hi!!” Not gonna lie it warmed my heart to have those of you at Dapper Day say hi!!!

Shop this gloss here!

 

Love and Light,

Jess

 

P.S.  Next week I’m thinking of doing a break down of either my eye makeup or HOW I apply my foundation.  What would you find more useful?

Nautical Adorable

I know I know Nautical for summer how original…. how ever this adorable stripped shirt I just couldn’t pass up (I should have gotten an XS instead of a S to be more flattering).  Its super soft, super comfortable and the 3/4 length sleeve is great for a chillier night.

The navy and white stripes accented by the simple gold buttons on the shoulders.  I went for the dark denim shorts and boat shoes to finish off this look and its one I’m in love with for the grocery store or the parks.

 

Shop this look here:

Striped shirt

Dark Denim Shorts

 

No One Should Be Pimped Out At Work

Photo thanks to The New York Times

I was sent this article from the New York Times from a reader on Instagram and to say it infuriated me is a gross understatement.

To quickly catch up those of you who may have missed it, several cheerleaders have come forward from the Washington Redskins about some very disturbing behavior from team management.  The cheerleading squad was taken on a trip to Costa Rica, passports taken away upon arrival for “safety” and during a required topless for the calendar (no nudity would be shown in the actual calendar) A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots.  You read that right, these girls are posing topless and the team gave them access to these shoots with zero say from the women in these photos!  After this 9 of the women were informed that some of the male sponsors had picked them to be personal escorts at a nightclub, they felt as if the arrangement amounted to “pimping us out.”

“What happened in Costa Rica, they said, made them feel worthless and unprotected.”  

No woman should ever feel “pimped out” for her job (if thats not her actual job) and objectified to make a quick buck for a business.  Telling them to quit is not ok!  No one should ever have to choose between their job and being treated like garbage.  There should be no point in our society where this is acceptable!  Blaming them for not leaving is simply victim shaming and that has to end too!

We have to stand up for all people, especially women not being objectified anymore! Lets fight for better for the girls of this world!

Love and Light

Jess

I wrote an article earlier this year about my experience with sexual harassment check it out here