Posts tagged "summer"
Campari Soda Popsicle #PopsicleWeek

Campari Soda Popsicle #PopsicleWeek

I’ve been enjoying early evening Campari sodas on my stoop this summer. They’re crisp, refreshing and provide a much needed cool down from the lack of climate control in my house. When the highly hilarious Wit & Vinegar asked me to participate in #PopsicleWeek with a handful of other bloggers, I knew exactly what I...
Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

I’ve been living-up summer like a maniac these past few days. I refuse to knowledge the back-to-school advertisements on television or read any emails telling me to stock up on autumn essentials. It’s just too soon ~ What’s with the rush!?! Regardless of the calendar’s seasonal shift, I will most certainly continue to drink vats of...
The SoCal Tomato Battle

The SoCal Tomato Battle

  2013 is the summer of adventure…errr, I mean “Event-ure”. When July knocked on my calender’s door I realized {frantically} that we were already knee deep into summer. I immediately promised myself to start taking off on some mandatory creative and exciting quests weekly. Be it big bon voyage types, a small seasonal soirée or just...
Tiger's Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Tiger’s Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Oh summer! Ice cream trucks and water-side refreshment huts full of frozen treats and for me… one hot stuffy house where ice cubes, wet washcloths and an industrial-sized floor fan make a stand-in for proper air conditioning solutions. On that note: You’re fired “AC”. When the house burns hotter than the weather map claims,  it’s...
The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

_________________ Aloe paddles, like cactus paddles, seem an intimidating kind of of plant for my kitchen. I have tried to conquer the cactus (in taco form) – but results were of the  slimy mushy-mush variety. Read: No Bueno. Preconceived notions aside, when a massive leaf of aloe showed up in my weekly CSA box…I was...
Style Servings: Floral Denim, Wine Popsicles & Bloom Design For Your Home

Style Servings: Floral Denim, Wine Popsicles & Bloom Design For Your Home

I’m a pants kind of gal. There, I said it. I’m also really into this whole printed denim craze that’s taking over autumn. Leopard Print! Polka dots! Flooooooraaaaaals!!! Now, I know myself too well to get attached to such fleeting moments in fashion, so I pick trendy items with caution. Like test drive a pair...
Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

It’s been HOT in these parts for far too long. Working from home with no Air-Con has proved…delirious. I’ve been seeking refuge in coffee shops, libraries….and mint. It’s funny how this mighty herb can trick you into feeling a few degrees cooler. I’ve been on an infusion roll, stuffing handfuls of the green machine into...
The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs CA

The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs CA

Oh Palm Springs, you coy little city. How you effortlessly flirt your way into my life every spring. How you convince me that gold lame, muumuus and that second bottle of champagne were all good ideas. How you so kindly wave me in with your hundreds of white desert windmills and perfectly temperate pools… and...
Summertime & the livin's REAL easy: Patio Party!

Summertime & the livin’s REAL easy: Patio Party!

Summer vacation…I miss you. Granted it’s been years since I’ve frolicked in that senseless feeling of three months off from school, but seriously…we all need a break. Can we just hang out in your late afternoon sunshine and enjoy each other’s company? Maybe do some grilling and share a trashy magazine or three….forever. Pleeeaaase!? With...