Last week, I threw a Friendsgiving party for me + my girlfriends from Seattle. It has become our annual tradition since moving to LA, but this year I teamed up with Tiny Prints to make it even more magical. Head on over to their blog to see my full recap, photos and details of the event!
[Photos by Yael Nov Photography]
Color My World: New York Edition
You may remember that I teamed up with my friend Christy of Avoiding Atrophy in January to post Colors of Winter. With all the beautiful changing colors, we decided to showcase fall colors in New York. Since Los Angeles is seasonally challenged (believe me, I love the warm weather, but do miss the occasional rain!), Christy took some beautiful photos of New York/Brooklyn showing all fall in all it’s glory. Enjoy!
[Photo credit: Christy of Avoiding Atrophy]
Even though it is still 75+ degrees in Los Angeles, fall cocktails always sound good. Today I have three cocktails inspired by fall, and an awesome, no mess way to decorate your pumpkins! A huge thank you to ONEHope Wines + Beth for her help and the recipes! Enjoy!
• 4 cups apple cider
• 1 (750 ml) ONEHOPE Cabernet
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1 orange zested and juiced
• cinnamon sticks
• star anise
• 2 oranges peeled for garnish
1. Combine the cider, wine, honey, orange juice, zest, 2 cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise in a large sauce pan.
2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Pour into mugs and garnish with orange peels and cinnamon sticks.
• Ground honey graham cracker crumbs (for rimmer)
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy
2. Rim chilled martini glasses with graham cracker crumbs
3. Pour mixture into glasses and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon
Check out these PUMPKINS! All I did to decorate was use Jewel Tattoos metallic tattoos and placed on the pumpkins. So easy, so cute and a fun addition to any party table or decor!
2 cups pomegranate seeds
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
3/4 cup bourbon/whiskey
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juiceDirections:
1. Heat pomegranate seeds, water, sugar + cinnamon sticks in a medium sized pot over medium heat + bring to boil.
2. Reduce heat + let simmer for 10 minutes
4. Combine whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, lime juice, ice + shake.
Enjoy, and let me know if you decorate your pumpkins with metallic tattoos!
I love flowers, and have been hearing for quite some time how amazing the LA Flower Mart is. Last weekend, I had to check it out for myself, and it did not disappoint. So many gorgeous, interesting flowers everywhere, and at such reasonable prices. Note to self: Get there earlier next time! The mart is open from 6am–2pm (on weekends) and many vendors start to pack up around 12. I was on the hunt to find some fall flowers to make table center pieces for Friendsgiving. [Check it out here + here]
I came back with quite a haul! Trust me, it is hard to stop yourself.
Special thanks to Yael Nov for accompanying me and photographing our day at the Flower Mart!
Font Friday 3.4
Here in LA, the weather has been just the right amount of fall. It is slightly overcast, scattered drizzles and a little colder than normal (aka, 63 degrees). Well, I am LOVING it. After growing up in Seattle, I was tired of 325 days of rain. I needed the sun. Now, after living in southern California for college and a little post-grad, I’m finding myself missing that fall feeling. Believe me, I don’t need excessive amounts of rain, but it is great to be able to wear my boots and scarves every once in a while. Either way, loving this weather, so excited for the weekend and T-5 days until I am home in Seattle!
Signika is my choice font for the day. It is a great sans serif that comes in four weights (I like options!). It has pretty good kerning built into it, which is always a huge plus, and looks great in all caps, upper and lower or as a headline. Enjoy this versatile font and have a wonderful [fall feeling] weekend!
[image from flikr, definition from Urban Dictionary]
Yesterday marked the first day of fall, which also is the beginning of the holiday season [and my favorite time of year]. First Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas/Hanukkah and then, BAM, 2014. Although LA doesn’t have much of a change to the weather or colors, I have great memories of fall in Seattle. I did a little browsing on tumblr/pinterest/flickr for some pretty fall images and the gorgeous colors that come with it.