BLOGS
LIQUID COURAGE
Make Every Venture a Black Box Occasion


For savory wine ventures, think Black Box. Black Box Wines are absolutely perfect for holidays, parties, birthday bashes...and any outdoor plan! This award-winning brand places a major emphasis on top-notch flavor, quality and enjoyment, which is represented through each luscious sip.

Black Box’s 90-point 2009 Merlot was ranked sixth in Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 100 Best Buy” in 2012. This brand’s smart and efficient packaging portrays a more eco-friendly flair than your typical bottled wine, as less energy is required to produce and transport it. Upon opening, your box will savor its freshness for about one month. Relish at a dinner gathering or with Sunday’s pasta dinner!

TV TALK
After All These Years We Still Love Gilmore Girls

The time has finally come: “Gilmore Girls” is coming to Netflix on October 1st. The dramedy is practically required viewing for all girls over the age of 14, combining heart and pathos with hilarity and wit. The show coming to Netflix is going to lead to a lot of inevitable binge-watching which tends to blend all the episodes together. Here are 10 great stand-alone episodes that you shouldn’t get lost in the binge-athon shuffle.

CELEB SPOTTINGS
Jay Pharoah Helps Orbit Gum Celebrate National Coffee Day

Invision for Wrigley's Orbit Gum, Saturday Night Live's own Jay Pharoah helps Orbit gum celebrate "National Coffee Day" in Union Square on Monday, September 29, 2014 in New York, by handing out packs of gum to coffee drinkers on the street.

TOP 5
Food Flavored Lip Balm is Apparently a Thing

Sometimes when you see a product, you might wonder the following: “Who thought of this?” “Why is this necessary in anyone’s life?” (or our personal favorite) “This could be absolutely disgusting or tasty!”
If you haven’t figured it out, we are talking about the strangest food flavored lip products. Even though Coca-Cola flavored Smackers chapstick was the coolest in middle school, people are still creating even weirder products!


1. Paula Deen’s Butter Lip Balm-
Seriously. This actually exists and since Paula loves butter so much in her cooking, her personal lip balm is butter flavored. If you’re a butter lover or into having your lips also feel… greasy 24/7, then this is your lip balm!

HOW-TO
National Homemade Cookies Day Exists and It's Finally Here!

It’s homemade cookie day! Even if you didn’t realize this holiday existed, you can bet it’ll be a fun and easy way to celebrate. So, this Wednesday get out your kitchen-aid and other baking gadgets and get ready to make some of the best cookies that can be found anywhere! Plus, it's not like you needed another excuse to bake delicious goodness.




1. White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies-

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup white-chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries

CATS
Monster Choupette is the Cats Meow

The white-haired fashion legend and his trusty Siamese sidekick, Choupette are at it again. There is no feline we love more then this blue-eyed beauty, and here is why.

She’s naturally photogenic, look at that smize.




Her fashion game is on point. She only travels in Louie.



EARGASMIC
Jimmy Le Mac Releases Bouncing Debut EP

It's an absolute joy stumbling upon an artist whose music you are clearly going to keep going back to. Having stumbled across the name Jimmy Le Mac, we checked out his debut EP for Micropope. Released today via the Australian label, "Down 4 The Ride" had me grinning, bouncing and grooving.

Three tracks long, Le Mac works carefully through bassy house and even some more slightly experimental electronica. Kicking things off which the effortlessly classy, shuffling beat of the title track, you are led into the punchier sounds of the vocally prominent "Do Your Thang." The producer then switches things back for "I'm Down", a more explorative cut that delves through echoing twangs and a progressive melody.

Whilst we can only compare this work to the numerous free downloads Jimmy Le Mac has on his SoundCloud, his level of production is evidently strong from what we can see on this EP. A vibe-filled collection - you can add it to your playlist here.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Celebrate National Coffee Day with Lavazza

Monday, September 29th marks a notorious date on every urbanite and suburbanite’s calendar: National Coffee Day!! With all of the sips of coffee taken throughout the world each day, this amazingly delicious fuel we run on deserves some love and appreciation. What better way to celebrate this holiday than with beloved Italian coffee brand, Lavazza? Click here to shop Lavazza today.

Lavazza has provided Joonbug with scrumptious recipes to savor all day long, so everyone can enjoy coffee on National Coffee Day. Below recipes (except Shakerato) credited to Lavazza Brand Ambassadors, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos.

DAILY BITES
NYC vs The World

As much as we all love where we live, let's be honest: New York City isn’t cheap. It is a matter of fact that nothing is cheap here until you step outside of Manhattan, and sometimes not even then. Even if it's pretty (on occasion), convenient, and fun, NYC is significantly more expensive than almost everywhere else by comparison, and that applies to even the most basic and universal things. Check out the price differences we've rounded up for you between some of everyone's favorite foods and necessities, and see for yourself!



1. Chipotle Standard Chicken Burrito

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Future to Release New Mixtape, 'Monster'

Singer-rapper Future announced through Twitter today that he's releasing his newest mixtape, Monster, on October 28th.

Monster will follow on the heels of Future's last studio album, Honest, which was very well-received by critics. Honest features a multitude of guest artists, including Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. So it's likely that Monster will boast a similar all-star cast.

His third studio album, Monster, was originally titled Evol, a play on the words "evil" and "love." Well, the cover art suits either title.

In lieu of the album, Future released the single "Monster" last month, which can be heard here.

EARGASMIC
Modul Kollektiv - Farbenfroh


A delectable piece of deep house dropped on Dirty Soul Recordings this week - “Farbenfroh” from Modul Kollektiv. If these names are unfamiliar to you at the moment, it’s time to get to know them. Dirty Soul is a sub label of Dutch family Be Yourself Music, probably most notable for releasing Sensation’s “Welcome To The Pleasuredome” 2014 compilation. The label has just revamped its social media presence, and aims to take a sophisticated level of house releases into the spotlight this year.

The name sounds familiar, although for most people, they won’t have stumbled across this German artist. He gives away little information about his background, but perhaps he wants people to judge his music first. “Farbenfroh”, meaning “colorful”, is an understated piece of music, filled with little pockets of sounds and textures. Intertwining twists of bass move around electronic scratches and snatches of wailing vocals. This is grown up deep house with some real flavor - if you’re digging this, pick up a copy of “Farbenfroh” here.