Who doesn't like to do a little shopping while on the road?! Over the past couple of years our souvenirs have looked less like tourist tchotchkes and more like shopping bags filled with home decor treasures from local shops. Small independently owned business are popping up more and more these days and we’ve picked out a few of favorites from a handful of getaway destination around the country.
So, a lot of people think of Southern California and think all we eat are smoothies, juices, and salads. These days there's much more going on in SoCal when it comes to food but, it's true, we'll always go for a good smoothie. One of my favorite places to get a smoothie is at Backyard Bowls where everything is fresh and flavorful but never too sweet. I like the Tropical Ginger Smoothie so much that I decided to make my own version here!
One of the reasons I can always use more Lake Tahoe in my life? It's the perfect mix of active all day and relaxing all night. This El Nino season, it's been hard to have a bad ski day but, I'm partial to Spring skiing, because, as a native Californian, I like to think we do it right.
If you visit me in Los Angeles, know that a food crawl of Downtown (aka DTLA) will most surely happen. But in case we can't meet up, here’s a few tips: how to do a food crawl in DTLA with some of the best places right now, including where to go, and what to eat.
You’ve probably noticed that we’re big fans of brunch — it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate the weekend. As such, we’re always searching out new brunch cocktail ideas, preferably something simple, sip-able, yet standout like this Sparkling Sage Grapefruit Cocktail.
To me, Daiquiris have a time and place to be consumed — namely, warm weather in the Carribbean. But, last month while in Santa Ynez, I had a Fall version of a daiquiri with tart pomegranate seeds, Luxardo maraschino liquor, and lots of great rum, and I realized I've been typecasting Daiquiris sooo unfairly.