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Tuesday  January 10, 2017

Renew Refresh Restart in 2017!

Join us at Carbon38 in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, January 11th, for some fabulous shopping, a cocktail or two, and enough inspirational nourishment to feed your soul for the rest of the year.

Located on Robertson Blvd. in Beverly Hills, Carbon38 is a fitness and lifestyle clothing store disguised as a fashionista’s corner boutique. They have everything from sports bras to swimwear to dresses but it’s all streamlined with a specific look (think glamorous meets comfort ♥).

We’d love to see you there! → RSVP@Carbon38.com

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During the evening we’ll be raffling off a dynamite gift basket filled with all of all these goodies. You will not want to miss this evening!

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Saturday  January 7, 2017

Stretching into the New Year with Healthy Living

New Year, New You, right?

During one of our recent partnerships with 1915 Organic we were introduced to Playlist Yoga in West Hollywood, California. Have you been? If the answer is yes, then you know that this place is AMAZING!

Basically, Playlist Yoga has turned yoga on its head by pumping beats into the studio while you do your yoga thang. The sound system is incredible. Think dance club in Las Vegas in your favorite yoga pants. While I was there, Beyonce’s beats were pulsing through the building with an intensity only matched by long held Adho Much Svanasana. If you’re a Soul Cycle devotee on the brink of bicycle burnout, you should definitely sub in one of these workouts every now and then just to change things up without losing intensity and workout vibe that you love. (Unfortunately there’s only one location for now, but I’m guessing you’ll see this fitness business popping up all over the country.)

After the sweat came the refreshments, courtesy of 1915 Organic Juices and Smoothies. I made two big batches of two of my favorite drinks: the famous Farmarita, and the non-alcoholic Strawberry Fields. Needless to say they were a hit with these gorgeous babes too.

Farmarita
4 ounces 1915 Bolthouse Farms Grapefruit juice
1 ounce silver tequila
½ ounce grapefruit liqueur
¼ ounces simple syrup
Raspberry garnish
Himalayan salt
Lime

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Run a lime around the rim of the glass to moisten, then dip the glass into a shallow layer of Himalayan salt. Gently shake off the excess. Fill the glass with ice, then strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with strawberries and serve.

1915 Strawberry Fields Cocktail
2.5 ounces 1915 Strawberry juice
2 ounces vanilla cream soda (I used Henry Wenhard’s brand)
½ ounce raspberry cinnamon simple syrup
¼ ounce lemon juice
Strawberry & lemon garnish

Raspberry Cinnamon Simple Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh organic raspberries
2 cinnamon sticks

Bring contents to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 – 20 minutes, or until liquid has the consistency of syrup. Remove from the heat and pour the ingredient through a strainer. Allow to cool before using in your drink.

Directions
Combine the 1915 Strawberry juice, raspberry cinnamon simple syrup, and lemon juice in a martini shaker. Shake well to mix, then add the vanilla cream soda. Gently stir inside the shaker, then transfer to a rock glass filled with ice. Garnish with a strawberry and lemon and serve.

Although we have been compensated for our time, all opinions, recipes, commentary, reviews, and photographs are our own. 



Friday  December 16, 2016

Stillhouse Whiskey: A Canned Christmas

I’m a procrastinator. Not with work or tasks at home. I’m the neighbor who is outside her house at 7AM on December 26th sawing up her Christmas tree because she can’t stand the looming burden of putting all the Christmas decorations away.

I’m a shopping procrastinator. I hate it. The parking, the crowds, the wrapping of the presents, the fear of the return line when the gift doesn’t work out…all of it. And now it’s December 16th and I’ve only made one purchase: a pair of slippers for my son which he has already found hidden in the closet. Awesome.

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But! I have found the perfect gift for the 21+ person in your life in the form of a can filled with Stillhouse® Whiskey. It’s not just any can. It’s a 100% stainless steel can with zero welds. And look at how shiny and red the “bottle” is?! It’s like a giant flask made just for Santa. You don’t need to fight crowds at the mall because it’s sold right around the corner at your local grocery or specialty beverage market, you don’t need to wrap it because the visual presentation is so spectacular, and it won’t be returned because DUH IT’S WHISKEY!

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Each can of clear corn whiskey, charcoal filtered and distilled to perfection, retails for around $29.99. In addition to their original flavor, Stillhouse offers Apple Crisp Whiskey, Peach Tea Whiskey, Coconut Whiskey, Mint Chip Whiskey, and Red Hot Whiskey. Amazing, right?

Check out all their recipes at www.Stillhouse.com and follow them on Instagram & Twitter: @StillhouseUSA

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This is not a paid endorsement; however, we have received complimentary product (best job ever!!!). All opinions, recipes, commentary, reviews, and photographs are our own. 



Thursday  December 1, 2016

Pick a Polar Pear Cocktail for the Holidays

It might seem counterintuitive to make a frozen drink for the holidays, but if Santa walked into a bar, the Polar Pear cocktail would definitely be his libation. Yes, it looks like a Christmas tree got tangled up with a snowball, but it tastes like a cocktail you’d sip on a remote tropical island in June, meaning…it’s amazing!

We’ve been working with 1915 Bolthouse Farms all year and continue to learn how versatile their organic cold-pressed juices are. Yes – most people gravitate towards these darling little bottles because they’re filled with fantastically healthy ingredients. Of course we like them for this reason too, but also because each juice is extremely mixable with our favorite spirits (type 1915 Bolthouse into the search box for more recipes!). We’re all about easy entertaining, and having this many ingredients together in one place means less work for us. Yay!

If you’d like to dress this recipe up for the holidays even more, consider swapping out the banana chips for frozen whole cranberries, or dusting the top of the drink with a little red and green sugar.

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Polar Pear Cocktail
1.5 cup frozen cubes 1915 Bolthouse Farms Pear Smoothie
2 ounces coconut milk
2 ounces vodka
Sweetened banana chip garnish

Directions
Combine the frozen cubes of 1915 Bolthouse Farms Pear Juice, coconut milk (shake the can well prior to opening to properly mix the coconut milk with the rich coconut milk fat), and well-chilled vodka. Blend until it has the consistency of a milkshake.

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Although we have been compensated for our time, all opinions, recipes, commentary, reviews, and photographs are our own. 



Wednesday  November 23, 2016

Cranberry Sangria for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. Even my youngest child was singing a made-up Thanksgiving song last night while coloring, and it covered all the things about the day that make a child happy: family, mashed potatoes, pie, ice cream, pie, ice cream, pie…

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As an adult with a popular cocktail blog, no holiday meal would be complete without a specialty drink to share with all our readers (and guests of course). This year, we’ve developed a delicious cranberry sangria that’s so mild and smooth and versatile that you can serve it any time of day. Growing up, we ate Thanksgiving dinner around 1:00 but now that I’m hosting it myself, I prefer to dine when it’s dark. I don’t like to eat a big lunch but dinner is another story!

We always start with a decadent fruit, cheese, and nut plate that will pair soooo perfectly with this drink. The cranberry sangria also goes well with the turkey and all the fixings. You really can’t go wrong here. It will also keep for days and days. If you have enough left, you can serve it at a few of your December parties.

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If you make this recipe, please tag us in your photos so that we can share too!

Cranberry Sangria Recipe
1 bottle sauvignon blanc (your choice!)
1 cup apple cider
1 cup cranberry juice
½ cup cranberry liqueur
½ cup elderflower liqueur
½ cup brandy (your choice!)
Chopped apples and pears
Frozen cranberries

Directions
Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher and cover. Store it in the refrigerator for 2 – 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

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Tuesday  November 8, 2016

Holiday Sip, Sample and See Event on November 10th

Come kick off the holiday season with us in Pacific Palisades for our second Sip, Sample, and See event. We’d love to see you there! Email us for location details and come see these amazing brands run by local entrepreneurs. ♥

This Girl Walks Into a Bar
Serendipity Florals
Malibu American
Mollie B Cookies
Beauty Counter
Stacia
Deity Jewels
Dino Apparel

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