Last night, I attended a night of relaxation hosted by Eucerin. We enjoyed delicious bites, massages, skin consultations and cocktails all in the name of relief and relaxation. In honor of Eczema Awareness Month, we got to learn about this condition that affects more than 3 million Americans a year, most of them being children. We also got introduced to Eucerin’s new line of Eczema Relief products, and the amazing results it has had in the skin and lives of so many people already. No matter if you suffer from Eczema or not; taking care of your skin, knowing your skin and keeping it healthy and moisturized are things that we should all strive for on a daily basis. Personally, I got to uncover the fact that my sometimes weirdly sensitive skin actually suffers from a condition called Dermatographia. This is when the skin gets irritated to the point it itches, reddens and swells because of added pressure to the area. Although it’s not a severe condition by any means, and the cause for it is unknown, it made me understand and appreciate my skin so much more.
However, it’s Friday, so after you hang up the phone from scheduling your very own skin consultation, it’s time to start the relaxation part of your day and weekend with a cocktail. At the event, I got to taste three delicious cocktails inspired on those zen moments we get when we indulge in a massage, a good night’s sleep, or just when we take off our heels after a long day or night. I started with a Lavender-infused Vermouth and Vodka martini, that although strong, was amazingly delicious. It’s called ‘Relaxation’, and you can find the recipe below.
While you enjoy your little piece of tranquility in a glass, expand your experience by watching this beautiful and inspiring video on fashion designer Yiqing Yin put together by Absolut Vodka. Yiqing Yin follows her instinct and daring spirit to sculpt her designs directly onto the mannequin. The first Art piece she ever created was presented during the official Venice Biennale 2013. Cheers to a beautiful and relaxing weekend!
3 oz. Vodka | 1.5 oz. Lavender-Infused Vermouth | Lemon Peel for garnish
Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel and enjoy.
Now, without further ado… here is Absolut Vodka’s ‘Transform Today’ campaign video on fashion designer Yiqing Yin.