hydrate, cleanse and debloat: simple flavored water

We all know drinking lots of water throughout the day is important for so many reasons – to hydrate, flush out toxins, regulate digestion, for heathy skin… the list goes on.

However, sometimes sipping plain old H2O can get a little boring. By using these simple ingredients you can add loads of flavor without additional sugars and calories of store bought flavored water. My favorite combination is cucumber, lemon, ginger and mint.  Not only do these ingredients add delicious flavor- they offer so many health benefits.

Lemon- lemon is a powerful cleanser and also helps to alkalize your body. Lemon also contains Vitamin C, which will help boost immunity.

Ginger – ginger contains many anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps aid in digestion, settle your stomach, and helps with flushing out toxins.

Mint – mint is a natural stimulant, which helps soothe the digestive tract. It also stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and consume fat and convert it into energy. Therefore, it is helping you convert the food you consume to energy rather than storing it as fat. As a natural stimulant, mint is known to naturally combat fatigue and help to recharge your batteries.

Cucumber- cucumber has many detoxifying, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also adds a refreshing taste and leaves you feeling refreshed and hydrated.

Thinly slice 1/2 a the cucumber, ginger (as much as you desire) and a lemon or two. Add in a few sprigs of mint and add all ingredients to a pitcher of water and let sit overnight. Sip throughout the day.

~ Laura Ferro 
For more great healthy recipes from Laura visit her webpage https://naturalnoshes.wordpress.com/ 

Spring Festival Preview Party: Rittenhouse Row

On April 16th Rittenhouse Row, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, kicked off their Spring Festival early with the 2015 Spring Festival Preview Party.

The Grand Ballroom at the Rittenhouse Hotel was filled with silent auction bidders.

Held in Rittenhouse Hotel's Grand Ballroom & Foyer the party featured cuisine from Rittenhouse Row’s best restaurants, cocktails from their best bartenders, and a silent auction featuring Rittenhouse Row top fashion boutiques, fitness studios and much more.

The grand ballroom was full of silent auction options.

Scrumptious cannolis.

The Rittenhouse Hotel's modern layout was completed to the design of Beaux-Arts architect Paul Cret in 1913.

Models wearing different looks from Rittenhouse Boutiques

ellelauri designer/founder Liz Rymar & team

ellelauri was proud to be a silent auction donor with a gift basket that included a gift card, scarf, clutch, hat, and jewelry.

ellelauri's gift basket for the silent auction

Proceeds from the event will benefit Rittenhouse Row, whose Annual Spring Festival, presented by Capital One, will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from noon to 5 pm rain or shine. Held on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th, ellelauri will again be a vendor. The annual event showcases Philadelphia’s finest fashions, cuisine and entertainment and attracts more than 50,000 people who enjoy the best of Rittenhouse Row.

Philly boutiques modeling looks (from left to right)
ellelauri, Aoki, Lagos

Party-goers enjoyed food, beverage, and lots of fun

ellelauri girls

Dagne Dover pairs up with ellelauri

Dagne Dover totes, tiny totes, and wallets keep you perfectly organized and stylish.

The classic Dagne Dover line includes beautiful colors like blue, champagne, linen, and turquoise to pair perfectly with everything in your wardrobe. In addition to their coated canvas with leather trim and leather totes, they have two limited editions in natural cork tote and a gold cork tote with limon leather trim. The cork totes are so popular that they have waiting lists thanks to being featured by Oprah.
Onyx Featured
Dagne Blue: The Tote
ellelauri recently hosted a Dagne Dover trunk show at our Rittenhouse location. Dagne Dover CEO and co-founder Melissa Mash spent the afternoon and evening with us and showed ellelauri customers the great features of Dagne Dover bags.

Trunk show and sweet treats

The line features stash-able interiors so all of your items are right at your fingertips. If you're looking for a way to accessorize with beauty and functionality check out www.dagnedover.com

Dagne Dover: Clutch Wallet

Dagne Dover: Cork tote featured by Oprah
Dagne Dover: Champagne Leather tiny-tote 
You can find great styles to pair with Dagne Dover at www.ellelauri.com