Emily Olson co-founded Din so those of us who love food could recreate our favorite restaurant dishes at home. On a weekly basis, she is heads into the kitchen with the chefs behind those restaurants to recipe test so she has her finger on the pulse on up-and-coming food trends.
We’re always fans of any and every reason for a celebration, but here we are: in that shoulder season between the holidays when there’s not a ton to celebrate. Of course, we’re not going to let that stop us so we say gather your friends and just celebrate celebrations. For the occasion, we’re teaming up with Hangar 1® Vodka to help kickoff Vodka Picking Season and to share our favorite brunch cocktail of the moment.
With winter in full swing, Southern California remains one of the best (literal) hot spots. We’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite two-day getaways.And you don’t have to pack a passport to enjoy luxe accommodations, scenic spas and world-class dining. So, prep your bags for a holiday jaunt on the Golden Coast this season and stay warm where the sun is always shining.
Travel long enough and you find them: the Journeymakers and I’m working with American Express to celebrate them. When I first heard of Journeymakers, I couldn’t help but think about Shashi from my trip to Udaipur, India. If a picture’s worth 1,000 words and my India trip resulted in almost that many photos, I figure I’ve got about a million or so words to write.
We’re of the mentality that the friends and family that hike together, stays healthy together. So, in between all our eating we get out and move. Here in Los Angeles, being healthy is a part of the culture and hiking is all essential. Here are some of my favorite local Los Angeles hikes.
My go-to key for getting through the holidays? Let's be real, it's coffee. As in lots and lots of coffee. But, even when I'm in desparate need of coffee, I'm still making the best coffee possible. It's kind of embarassing how many coffee gadgets I have to make pour over, French press, and every imaginable style. I prefer my coffee smooth and subtle which has gotten me into the extra smooth siphon style coffee, which is why we're giving away this KitchenAid coffee grinder and Siphon coffee set!
We can’t start our day without it, and you shouldn’t have to either. From Tokyo to Los Angeles, we love our coffee shop design almost as much as we love their artisanal brews. No doubt about it, the third-wave coffee movement has us all enamored (um, hello, @coffeeshopcorners!) — from local, boutique roasters, to the fashion-statement that is “a coffee cup”, we’re compiling the best that LA has to offer.
This week Salt & Wind is heading west to Hawaii with some of our favorite fellow travelers. We’re well aware that might only cause vacation envy for a few of you. To help alleviate that, we’re recreating the trip in the form of a giveaway that includes a few nights at some of our favorite hotels as well as products from some amazing local Oahu producers.
We've got some serious to dos on the agenda before summer ends. As in lots and lots of beach time, outdoor concerts, watermelon everything, and grilled everything else. One of our favorite things to grill this time of year is avocados — they take a sec but add a slight char to everything they top, like this Salad with Green Goddess Dressing that we shared today over on LaurenConrad.
To me, the quintessential American breakfast joint should have three elements: choice comfort food, a long history, and lots of regulars. Tia Sophia's cafe in Santa Fe meets all those requirements and then some. You see, they also lay claim to being the unofficial creator of the breakfast burrito. So, Tia Sophia's is a destination for all breakfast lovers and a must-stop on my trip to Santa Fe.
Locals will tell you “I visited other places, but always come back to Boise” and with good reason — we've got a lot of hidden gems (this is the Gem State, after all). True, Boise may not be the biggest city around, but biggest doesn’t always mean best, ya know? Here are 5 reasons to put Boise on your radar.