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summer whiskey wednesdays!

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summer whiskey wednesdays!

May 4, 2017

You guys! I’m so excited to bring Whiskey Wednesdays back to Los Angeles this summer! I started Whiskey Wednesdays in 2013 on a whim while drinking whiskey on my floor with my friend Heidi.

“We should invite people over to drink whiskey with us,” I say. (We are both HIGH extroverts). I will cook for them, I say. And we could have dinner parties with strangers. We keep ideating and ultimately come up with this idea of “Whiskey Wednesdays”- a bi-monthly dinner party for strangers. Creating space for people to connect around food and drink in an authentic and genuine way.

In a city like LA, where time is precious, space is expansive, pretense is heightened, and life is chaotic, this kind of REAL connection is rare.

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Breakkie Food Series

brunch at firefly + a lobster scramble

April 12, 2017

I am such a fan of brunch. Any day, anywhere. I love a good avocado toast, a mimosa, and lingering over the best meal with a few girlfriends. That is the beauty of food to me really, that it creates an experience and space to exist with one another. To linger. To actually take time to ask questions, be present and enter into one another’s lives. Brunch in my mind, is the perfect setting for just that. The beautiful Firefly (which happens to be this mysterious almost secret-like) entrance in Studio City recently started doing a brunch that has a reputation of being delightful, so I knew I had to pop in for a visit.

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Drinks

a beauty boosting afternoon pick me up

February 24, 2017

This month, I’ve been reflecting on self love and care. So often in the month of February, especially with Valentine’s Day, our efforts of loving are directed towards other people in our life. This is one of the best parts of the month to me, that we get to celebrate the people around us. But, the more capacity we carry to love ourselves, the more in-depth we’re able to love the people around us. I love finding ways to “treat myself”. To take the time to celebrate me, to be mindful of slowing down and enjoying time with just me, myself, and I. This little lavender almond latte is one of my favorite ways to treat myself- and it’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.  Read more…

Bigger Bits Food

turmeric + apple + carrot soup

February 16, 2017

Turmeric! It’s the main spice in curries, and is arguably the most powerful herb for your body. In fact, turmeric has been found to have benefits that are equivalent to many pharmaceutical drugs. It’s a miracle worker, and so delicious to cook with. It’s anti-inflammatory, increases antioxidant capacity in the body, is linked to brain function, rumored to lower the risk of brain cancer, and is known to help prevent some cancers. Magical right?!

One of my favorite things to make during a busy week is a pot of soup. That way, when I get home from a long day, I’ve got a vat of deliciousness waiting for me. Along with a slice of crusty bread or a salad, this turmeric + apple + carrot soup is the perfect one pot go-to dinner that also fuels your body with all the delightful perks of eating well.

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Food Sweets

for the love of chocolate

February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and though it may be cliche, it truly is the perfect time for chocolate. This holiday is all about love: for celebrating the ones you love and taking time to reflect in gratitude for the ways that you are loved. A decadent chocolate treat is the perfect way to indulge and to linger over the romance, platonic love, or any kind of love in your life. I’ve rounded up three of my favorite and very simple chocolate go-tos that you can feast on during the holiday. Make one for your lover or even with your friend, and count all the ways that you’ve been loved so far this year.

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Products I Love Series

my morning beauty renewal routine

January 30, 2017

It’s crazy that January is already coming to a close! This month has been full of transition and chaos- we’ve experienced quite a bit of division and hurt in our country this season, and with tensions high, we could all use a little extra dose of compassion and love. This month, I’ve been focusing on renewal. The word itself means “to make like new: restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection.” I love the concept of restoring something and making it like new, and feel like there a lot of ways this definition can be applied and executed in one’s life. So- all that said, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite beauty products that are renewal-oriented and are sure to start off your days with refreshment and intentionality. Because it begins with the small things.

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