8  Drinks To Go With Your Fave Netflix Series

All you want to do after a tiring day at work is to laze around, relax, put on your night suit and watch your favorite netflix show. Can it get any better than this? Certainly not. How about spicing up your night with a peg of whiskey? You wouldn’t want to miss out on that for sure.

To enhance your experience, we have rounded up 8 drinks that will pair up best while you’re watching your loved netflix show.

1. House of Cards:

If you have been following up house of cards full fledgedly, you know how serious and intense this show is. It has some critical characters, role plays and story and has some realistic as well as scary scenes. We need a serious and strong drink to go along with this show.

You can opt for a strong and full bodied whiskey like Sunset Rum with it. You can also pair some cheddar cheese with it to delight in the show.

2. Wet Hot American Summer:

Throughout the show, you see that alcohol plays a focal role. It is all about chilling and keeping it light in this show. So, a simple drink like Blended Whiskey is just right for this one.

Open up the fridge on a warm day, pick your favorite whiskey and lie on your couch while watching this show. Oh yes, and not to forget eating some spicy spaghetti.

3. Love:

It is the story of a pretty woman who meets a nerdy guy and they fall into something similar to like that of a relationship. It involves a lot of drinks, lots of messaging and erotic scenes. The latest of Judd Apatow needs a lot of cheap and white bubble and all sorts of that.

To boost up the excitement of the show, you can go for a sparkling whiskey cocktail. It is such an amazing drink that you wouldn’t mind gulping too much of it, similar to what the lead actress would do.

4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:

We know what you’re thinking about! But no, it is not oh-so-easy Pinot Noir! Titus loves it but we have something different in store for you.

Try drinking malt whisky with it. You will indeed love it. So why don’t you gulp it in with your best friends along and hit the couch and bed.

5. Orange is the new black:

Most fans of this series will consider a Screwdriver to be an ideal match, this series of dark comedy requires something which is not very conventional. You don’t have to restrict yourself to the Poussey’s prison hooch unlike the ladies in the prison with low security in the series who can’t really gratify their yearning for the drink.

You can rather go for a meow cocktail with ingredients like peanut butter, cinnamon and whiskey that will make you hear the cry similar to the character of the lead actor Piper Chapman, sweet at the beginning and then wild later.

6. Grace and Frankie:

If you’re watching Grace and Frankie, you will get the imagination of how you and your friends will be in late years of your life. You will be the oldies, drinking at the bar and creating a chaos.

One of the best whisky cocktails to go around with this show is a classic margarita to relish the excitement of the show.

7. Fuller house:

It’s about a whole lot of people who reunite at the old family house. The characters like Stephanie and Kimmy are enough to watch this show. It has amazing instances of jokes and teachings to absorb you.

The perfect tipple to drink during the show is Corn Whiskey that is very light, refreshing and is ideal for all the age groups.

8. Sherlock:

Sherlock is very smart, witty and has got intensively amazing analytical skills. To go along with such a sharp man, we need an intense drink too.

You can pair a sharp whisky cocktail like wake up call cocktail with the tanginess of lime and mint to applaud the sharp man. The gin content in the drink makes it even stronger.

Author Bio:

Hazel is a certified whiskey and wine geek and is associated with https://remedyliquor.com/. She inherited the passion for whiskey and wine from her family.She loves blogging, writing, reading, learning, and teaching, about whiskey and wine. She has been in the whiskey world for about 3 years and tries to share her knowledge about wine and whiskey in a way to encourage and inspire new drinke

6 Cool Tips To Style A Crisp White Shirt

When it comes to wardrobe essentials, a classic white button-down should be at the top of every woman’s list. You can dress down or dress up your white shirt with ease. Trends come and go, but the versatility and elegance of the white shirt is perpetual.

Trust me, there are myriad ways on how to make this beautiful top look awesome on you.

1. Wear It With Denim

The most basic way to wear a white shirt is with denim. Front tuck your white shirt into jeans and pair it with killer heels. Finish off with bandana or a bold statement necklace. Try the season’s hottest flared jeans or a lighter bleached look for summer months.You can also wear it with a denim skirt. Pair it with sneakers for a fun, casual look.

2. Layer It

Wear your white shirt underneath a sweater or a sleeveless vest. Pull the hem out and and keep your collar out for a casual daytime look. You can also wear it under a crop top.

Wear it underneath a strappy dress or jumpsuit to smarten it up. Liven up your outfit with bold colours and patterns. Be as daring as you like- nothing clashes with a white shirt.To tone down a naval-grazing neckline, slip a sexy black dress over a classic oxford shirt.

3. Work Outfit

Wear your white shirt to office. Go all white with a silk pleated midi skirt and a white button-down pairing. Pair with a neutral coloured heels for a sophisticated look. With a classic black suit, fold your shirting cuffs over your blazer. Add a pair of colorful heels to brighten up your otherwise black ensemble.

Tuck a crisp white button-down into an ultra-high waist skirt and finish it off with a belt. Slip into a pair of pointed-toe heels to stay chic and comfortable all day long.

4. Add A Corset

Wear a corset over you white shirt to take it to a whole new level. Wear it over a longer length shirt as a t-shirt dress or add on a short mini skirt and complete the look with thigh high boots. Try with jeans if you are not comfortable with the super mini look.

You can wear a corset of a solid color, a steel- boned corset or something in print. The corset will make your torso look cinched in and your waist thinner.

5. Belt It

Wear you white shirt over a skirt and add a belt on your natural waist to define your figure. Sometimes a tucked in shirt can be messy with a fabric skirt. Hide the lumps with a wide,obi belt.

Turn your shirt into a dress and  pair it with a thin brown braided belt.

6. All Leather Everything

Wear your white shirt with a leather skirt and tall leather boots. You can try adding a belt or tying a knot at your waist for a more daytime look. A super simple and elegant look is a crisp white shirt with your leather pants and a pair of heels.

Let out your inner fashionista by matching contrasting colours, such as black and white. Keep it simple and casual by combining a black cropped leather jacket over an oversized white shirt.

Author Bio

Rebecca Siggers is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, she is also caught by the fashion bug. She has been writing for True Corset for sometime now. A traveller by heart, she enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.

WHAT IVE BEEN DOING ON SUNDAYS II

I haven’t been watching football on Sundays this year.

Why?

Who knows?

I have been shooting aspiring models and friends though.

 

FUJI X100F – 6 Month Review

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I like this little camera. Model Ana Rivera ain’t bad either.

So it has been 6 months since the Fuji X100F debuted and I of course purchased the first one sold in my city of Baltimore. In fact, I have yet to see another X100F in Baltimore, but I digress. Since I bought the camera I’ve shot ~5000 photos and spent untold lunch breaks going through the menus. I’ve shot sports sidelines, pretty models, and I’ve shot and killed streets. I’ve hooked up an external flash, more on that later, and have fallen in love with using the LCD only to shoot.

WHAT I LOVE

I started out with this camera thinking I could shoot jpegs using those cute film simulation modes. I really tried to make it work too. My favorite one is ACROS (followed by Classic Chrome). I used ACROS a lot. I knew though, that sometimes I needed to record a scene in color so I quickly started shooting RAW + Jpegs to my card, which slows my Lightroom flow down, but it was manageable. Then, at some point, I downloaded the fuji film simulation plugins from some damn place on the internet and installed it in Lightroom. That way I could change a Fuji (only Fuji) RAW file to the Classic Chrome look if I wanted, or whatever. After a while I figured there really is no fucking difference between the in-camera jpeg film simulations and the Lightroom plugin camera conversions, AND I noticed that Fuji RAW files have a shit ton of dynamic range. I shoot all RAW now. Fuck it. Those in-camera film simulation modes are too cute for me…

I never understood or cared about having a leaf shutter until I started shooting sidelines at sporting events. I normally shoot 1/1000 F5.6 and auto ISO range 200-800 during the day for streets. When I’m shooting events I turn on the built-in fill flash just for shits and giggles. This is when I discovered that I could overpower the sun and create these hauntingly half dark images. I continued this trend later shooting models using an external flash….

The image quality beats the unholy fuck out of my Canon 5d Mark III, even when the DSLR is coupled with the world class 70-200 2.8 IS II lens. This little Fuji point-and-shoot compact beats it handily as far as micro contrast and sharpness is concerned. RAW to RAW the Fuji wins handily when it comes to dynamic range for both shadow pulling AND highlight recovery. Colors are more of a taste thing, but I find Fuji colors to be more accurate than Canon, even though Canon’s colors are warm and lovely.

The face detection works reasonably well, and it will even detect a models eye (left or right depending on your chosen setting) when it feels like it.

 

This is most likely the finest street photography camera ever made.

Models and subjects smile at this camera, as opposed to my big ass Canon which makes folks get all serious or run away.

THINGS I HATE

The afl/ael button is useless and positioned horribly. I have reassigned it to change my focus type.

The control ring concept is so horrid that I try my best to never touch the lens unless I’m changing apertures.

What the fuck is up with Fuji and off camera flash? Nothing works right. I can get my Canon (actually a Pixel Mago) flash to fire in manual using a chord that I have to jiggle and pray to get it to work. When it works the results are good though. I’m getting the X-T2 and some lenses soon as well as this new Godox flash trigger and flash unit that’s supposed to work with Fuji TTL and HSS and do it all wireless. We shall see…

I hate the view mode button. God forbid you ever hit that bitch by accident and spend an hour thinking your camera is malfunctioning. Perhaps I’m just an idiot but still….

FINAL THOUGHTS

This camera is a nice intro into the Fuji universe and also has a leaf shutter. That’s the deal. The jpegs are good but overrated. The RAW files are superb. It’s compact yet made of steel. It’s sharp as fuck. It’s silent. The autofocus is good in single shot mode. If you’re a street photographer this camera is superior to almost any camera you can buy besides a manual focus Leica and maybe my beloved Leica Q. None of those cameras have a fill flash though. This one does….

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Model: Ana Rivera @myrlanis_ on Instagram.

Stock Tips Needed (The Photography sort…)

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Being a blogger, I am well aware of the need for stock photography. Not that I need stock photos for what I do, I normally use my own self-taken photos, but I can see how non-photographers might be in a tight spot without access to stock photos. As for myself and my eternal desire to earn more green fabrics, I am contemplating shooting stock photos and posting them to one of the sites that play middle-man between we shooters and potential buyers. My main question is: do people still make money doing this?

Oversaturation has smashed almost every online money scheme imaginable. Do you want to sell sneakers? If you do then be prepared to compete with hundreds of already established sneaker sites doing the same. Do you want to sell arts and crafts? ETSY.com has thousands upon thousands of folks already selling all types of shit, with mixed to poor fiscal results on average. Even more involved processes such as app development have ferocious online competition. This is especially true for modern photography as a whole, including stock photography, the competition part. There are millions of stock photos already available online with thousands being added each hour. For every person reportedly making 50k annually on GettyImages there are thousands of poor guys and gals earning somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 bucks a month or less on some lesser site. It’s savage out there…

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Still, something about the prospect of passive income has always attracted me. I am paranoid monetarily and only feel secure when I am able to earn a living from multiple streams of cash. I do not like to load all of my income eggs into one basket, so to speak. Thus, even though I’m not terribly excited about the prospect of uploading 10k images on istockphoto, I would appreciate say…. an extra 200 bucks per month or so, especially if I didn’t have to book clients, drive to and shoot sports, or deal with diva models. I could make a lot more of course if I am lucky and good, but I’m trying to be bearish here.

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Do any of you folks shoot stock? A Facebook chum of mine shoots stock for Getty and she claims to be doing nicely. She even earned enough to buy the mirrorless Hasselblad X1D and a 45mm lens (around 12k worth of gear). Nothing beats a good try right? I’d appreciate some good stock tips here…..

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Calm Down!!!! (Too Much Enthusiasm)

Street photography is fast. You must be quick out there. Your camera has to be properly set to shoot in advance. Your eyes have to frame and snap off a scene that has key elements in motion. You have to be nearly perfect. There is little room for error. Those who have shot fast moving sports can relate. Your brain has perhaps 7 things to account for in the space of three breaths, and this accounting has to be seamlessly incorporated into your shooting process.

With that being said, I offer a quote:

“Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.” ~Lord Chesterfield

I need to calm down. I often fuck myself over by rushing. This applies to all things, the least of which is street photography…..

Enthusiasm can easily work against you. No doubt enthusiasm is one of life’s pleasures. We are hard-wired, seemingly, to go bat-shit giddy over something in our lives at some point, no matter how cool we are naturally or are trained to be. However, one must choose carefully the things one shows enthusiasm towards. Many oversights happen at the intersection of enthusiasm and impatience, and sometimes enthusiasm creates impatience. Unbridled optimism can obscure ones natural abilitiy to wield healthy skepticism as a shield…

For me, the penalty of enthusiasm is neglected preparation. In the midst of shooting street photography in manual mode, my camera settings are all over the place depending on available light and time of day. In my eagerness to look for the next and penultimate “decisive moment” I at times forget to check the exposure compensation dial on my Fuji X100F (when I’m in auto ISO mode) which can easily be bumped to an unwanted value, or I forget to take off the lens cap, or some other stupid shit. In my rush to take that shot I may miss it because in my enthusiasm I have neglected key parts of the process. It is simply unacceptable to sidestep preperation. When shooting in the streets the “process” is happening the entire time. It’s like a military training maneuver or a meditation. Enthusiasm cuts into that meditation. It upsets the inner peace one must have to maximize ones effectiveness….

You can be overly enthusiastic about many things. I was excited to get to work and write this blog entry today, and I stupidly left my phone in the bathroom at home. You can get overly enthusiastic about a love interest and scare him or her off, becoming the classic: “overly attached girlfriend/boyfriend” and losing that person. You can be too excited about a monetary negotiation and betray that to the other party, with unwanted financial ramifications for yourself as a result. There is probably a far shorter list of things that are not hurt by over-enthusiasm as opposed to the opposite. Not much beats having a balanced mind and workflow…

Let’s end this….

“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”Zig Ziglar

Stay balanced out there in these streets….

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