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That winter magic is in the air! Spirits are high for the holidays, so it’s definitely time for some seasonal sounds. Whether you’re at work counting the days until holiday break, busy at home wrapping everyone’s presents, or you just really want to listen to something festive, this week’s Tuesday Tunes has got you covered!

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December 15, 2014

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Photos c/o Cryskay

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Good vibes are flowing this season, with a little help from this refreshing winter wonder. Say hello to our Minty Hot Cocoa: there’s seldom something better than a good ol’ cup of classic hot cocoa, but this little peppermint twist does the trick. Perfect for get-togethers and definitely worth a try during this holiday season!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 2)

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces peppermint schnapps
2 ounces tequila

HOW TO MAKE

  • In small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Stir in milk, heavy cream, and vanilla; heat on low and stir until well blended. Remove from heat and add peppermint schnapps and tequila.
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick and mint leaves. Enjoy!

Ready for a sampler of this season’s newest music? We’ve been hearing a LOT of new tunes around here in the office, so we’ve compiled some of our faves for you in this week’s playlist. And of course, we haven’t forgotten our festive spirit: you’ll also find some holiday tunes in the mix to make the season bright.

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December 8, 2014

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Photos c/o Blake Von D

Jacket: ℅ Stories…by Kelly Osbourne

Duster: Nasty Gal

Crop Top: Forever 21 (similar here)

Booties: ℅ Shoedazzle

Bag: ℅ Chicwish (get it here)

Glasses:Thrifted (similar here)

Fedora: GAP Kids

 

 

Winter is coming, so we’ve prepared ourselves a little libation to keep us warm throughout the coolest of seasons. Sweet, tart, and traditionally a summer drink, this twist is a must-try for rum lovers everywhere: it’s time for us to share the Winter Mojito.
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Serving suggestion: pairs well with Queenee.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves one)

8-10 Mint leaves
6-8 Cranberries
1/4 oz. Lime juice
1 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1 3/4 oz. Dark Rum

In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake/stir until well mixed. Strain the contents into a highball glass with fresh ice. Finish by garnishing with mint leaves and cranberries, and enjoy!

There’s nothing quite like an AM stroll on a crisp November morning. Whether you’re walking to work or dropping in for morning coffee, you simply can’t beat that refreshing fall air. But it can get a little chilly during this time of year, so be sure to bundle up, and/or take these tunes with you: because all you really need is a hot beat to warm you up.

…of course, the right accessory can help keep you warm too!

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November 24, 2014

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Stylist and L.A. Blogger, Laurie Brucker was the recent host of Dress for Success. We have to say, she brought her A game because her outfit was nothing short of a success story.

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Photos courtesy of Felix Salzman of Lookbookla.com

November 21, 2014

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1. @tayehansberry sidesteps in the Sylvaun

2. @hautepinkpretty embodies Autumn with the help of the Zaren 

3. @catcherinthestyle reflects in the Arlenis 

4. @joryckyt gives us a double take in the Beatrice 

November 20, 2014

Guess who’s getting into the Thanksgiving spirit.

…And by spirit, we mean vodka. Turkey day is just around the corner and we’ve got cranberries on our minds and in our glasses. Check out this super simple recipe for a Crantini, an all-year round staple that’s even more satisfying during this festive season.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

2 ounces vodka
2 ounces cranberry juice
Fresh, frozen or dried cranberries for garnish
Slice of lime for garnish

HOW TO MAKE

Pour the vodka and juice into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with 2 ice cubes. Shake vigorously (or stir cautiously) for several seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Float cranberries and/or a slice of lime at the rim for garnish. Serve!