Los Angeles

The Best Hot Chocolate in LA

Tomorrow evening might be all about the champagne, but today we’re discussing the all-important subject of hot chocolate.  Do you remember having hot chocolate as a kid?  I have vivid memories of opening up a package of Swiss Miss this time of year and settling in front of Frosty the Snowman or another equally festive flick.  It was an extra special treat and perhaps it was this sense of nostalgia that had me ordering up warm cocoa all over town this last month.  Since I’ve done my due diligence, I figured it only fair that I …

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Girl’s Night Out with Splendid!

If you made it out to the Splendid event last week, then you already know that a good time was had by all, but for those of you who aren’t in LA I thought we should share the highlights!  There were unbelievable craft cocktails shaken up by the Cocktail Academy, super cute diy cocktail napkins being made by Christina Prusz of Le Partie Sugar, and delicious bites from Thyme Cafe.  Just to sweeten the deal, we sent attendees home with the most delicious macarons from Scootabaker.  Seriously, they were amazing.  Of course it …

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Around Town // The Cocktail Lab

Have you ever walked into store and thought that the owner/buyer/curator must be reading your mind?  That’s how it felt walking into The Cocktail Lab last week.  After hearing about this well-stocked shop of cocktail accoutrements I texted my friends Eden and Stephanie, knowing that they would appreciate such a gem of a store as much as I would, and we agreed that we must see this place at once.  It. is. amazing.  I wanted to stay and play mixologist all day.  They have bitters that you have never imagined (Gumbo!  Tex-Mex! …

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Things to do in LA with Babies

Babies.  Nothing is quite the same when they come bursting onto the scene.  For me the only thing scarier than trekking out into the world with her for the first time was the idea of being cooped up in the house with her all day long, so we very quickly started venturing out into the real world.  Some days it’s super easy and you have the best days and other days are more challenging, but at the end of the day, you have to get out!  As Parker has gotten older and more interactive I try to limit our errand running and do things that …

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