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Concrete

I know what you’re thinking…this trend is cool, but how am I supposed to incorporate it in my everyday life?! Believe it or not, rocking white bottoms doesn’t have to be so hard. We’re highlighting a few simple tips to help you tackle the concrete jungle, and still look fierce. Read More

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From the star-studded red carpet to the ultra-trendy fashion, the Oscar’s twenty-fifteen was definitely one to remember. We rounded up the major color trends from the award show.

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January 31, 2015

 

Super snacks

The Superbowl is tomorrow! Did you forget? No need to worry, we’ve got a super snack recipe that is simple and scrumptious! You are sure to wow friends with this tasty treat. Touchdown! Read More

Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

It’s National Tea Month, and we’re celebrating with this Earl Grey Infused Cocktail! This gin-infused treat is sure to brighten your day with it’s sweet and tangy taste. The weather is starting to warm up in So-Cal, which means Spring is on the way! We are so ready to take this recipe for a whirl on a picnic date! Try it for yourself! Read More

January 24, 2015

Drinking + cocktailing

Picture this—you walk into a trendy-chic bar downtown. You grab a menu, and can’t help but be intrigued by the fun mix of organic drink garnishes, and a list of ingredients you can hardly pronounce. For years, bartenders have been taking little pieces of gourmet flair and adding them to specialty drink menus. Now, it’s the chef’s turn to take a little something from the bar!

Cocktail-infused baking has been around for quite some time, though many have yet to catch onto this style of cooking. Chef’s have been adding wines and spirits to dishes for years; and even some classic favorites have a little extra in them. Think about your heavy-handed Aunt pouring Sherry into the pasta sauce. It just makes sense! When you think about it, mixology is a lot like baking; bringing out subtle flavoring while keeping the tastes cohesive. That’s why these two pair so well together.

The combination of liquor and baked goods hasn’t reached commercial success quite yet, but we’d like to think a renaissance of tipsy treats will be fast approaching! Whip out your pretty pink apron and pumps, and whip up some treats for your next adult-only party! This one is sure to lift your spirits!

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Spiked cocoa 1

Spiked Cocoa 3

The weather is starting to heat up in L.A., but that doesn’t mean we can’t hold onto our winter wonderland! We found this cold-weather-chic recipe that you’re going to want to sip slow! This Spiked Hot Cocoa is so necessary for a cozy night-in. So, grab your favorite sweater, the newest rom-com, and your Desiree platforms. You’re in for a real treat!

What you’ll need (makes 2 servings):

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of Dutch-processed cocoa powder (Unsweetened)
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • Mini marshmallows for garnish
  • Chocolate syrup for serving

Instructions:

  • In a medium saucepan—combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium heat.
  • Heat about 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in Kahlua.
  • Serve immediately with marshmallows and chocolate syrup.
  • Enjoy!