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halloween cocktail roundup

October 28, 2016

It’s that time of year friends, for spooks and costumes and endless sugar rushes. Halloween is a fun holiday; in my mind, it ushers in the rest of fall, and brings us closer to slow times with family and the people we love. Plus, how fun is it to get dressed up once a year and bring out that childlike nature in all of us?! This Halloween, I’ve rounded up 4 of my favorite spooktastic cocktails. These adult libations are a great fit for any Halloween party, and add to the playful fun of October’s ending celebration.

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Places Series Whiskey Wednesday

women & whiskies at vivane with how you glow

October 27, 2016

This year, I’ve had so much fun hosting a handful of Women & Whiskies events throughout LA. One of my most cherished things in life is bringing the people I love together in one room to celebrate, to connect, and just to be together. The joy of Women & Whiskies is that they are intent on bringing amazing women together, celebrating the power of women, and empowering women to drink something that is historically considered a man’s drink. My darling friends, Jessie and Tara, from How You Glow, partnered with me to create an epic night of cocktails, conversation, and connection on the beautiful patio at Viviane. We gathered some of our favorite LA women and created an evening to remember.

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Food Picky Bits

blistered shishito peppers with toasted sesame seeds

September 27, 2016

You know what I’ve been addicted to lately? Shishito peppers. Blistered shishito peppers started popping up on menus all around LA about a couple of summers ago, and for good reason! These peppers are a highly addictive picky bit to start off any meal. They’re bright green and fairly mellow, except for the occasional spicy one that packs a punch- so it’s fun eating them too, cause you never know if you’ll get one spicy guy out of the bunch!

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Inspiration The Table

dinner with tequila herradura at STK

September 15, 2016

Can we talk about my love of succulents and copper?? They’re two things I absolutely go nuts over when it comes to decor. When Herradura Tequila asked Caroline from Love & Loathing LA¬†and I to co-host a dinner, we were immediately on the same page about decor. We’re both nerds for creating the perfect dinner aesthetic, and we spent the morning perusing the Downtown Los Angeles flower mart for delicious succulents and copper vases. Sadly, we didn’t find the kind of copper we were looking for, so we took matters into our own hands- and got crafty with spray paint. That is one of my favorite things whenever I’m designing a dinner party: I love dreaming up a vision, and then adding in elements of spontaneity whenever my original vision isn’t readily available.

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Food Picky Bits Series What I'm Eating

roasted potatoes with seven minute eggs

August 18, 2016

Summer dishes are in full effect at my house. With the season wrapping up and people getting those summer parties in before the long sunny days are over, an easy side dish at your fingertips is a must-have for all those final backyard BBQs. This delicious (and remarkably simple) side is made with locally sourced baby roasted potatoes, and some farm raised eggs. And, as with most of my dishes, a delicious condiment is a great accompaniment to add an extra kick of flavor.

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On My Table Series The Table

a brunch with Thrive & Soul Cycle

July 25, 2016

It’s a pretty obvious thing that I love brunching. A bit back, I got to host such a fun event; it was a Soul-Cycle ride followed by a Thrive brunch. I’ve posted about Thrive a couple of times, mostly because I’m ridiculously obsessed with their algae oil. It’s this perfectly neutral oil derived from algae, and its smoke point is so high that it makes everything delightfully crispy. You can see it here. SO, all that said, when Thrive told me they created an algae protein powder, I was pumped to try it, and use it in a bunch of yummy brunch recipe goodness.

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