Looking for a few new cocktails to serve at your football playoff viewing party this weekend? Here are a few from Parade magazine.
What’s better on a chilly winter day then Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese. Our favorite recipe is Ina Garten's Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons.
A few wonderful additions to the Los Angeles foodie scene are in the works for 2016. DTLA will be getting it’s own Smorgasburg (the classic food and design market from New York) and the famous Proud Bird restaurant by LAX will be converted into a new food hall perhaps similar to Grand Central Market.
If shopping for unique furnishes, antiques and bargain furniture you can reimagine into stunning one of kind piece for your home consider visiting the Hughes Estate Sales DTLA showroom sale this weekend.
The Oscar nominations are out and this years top films were shot in some pretty cool locations. Travel and Leisure magazine together a slideshow of some of these locations from around the world.
Check out this fully functioning Caravan made entirely out of Legos! The Caravan just won the Guinness World Record (we are not sure what for, most Legos?). Very cool.
Elle Décor shared their top 10 trends for 2016. We hope trends like formal dining room and tech free spaces take off.
James Cordon does a great skit on his late night show called Carpool Karaoke. This one with Adele is just brilliant.
Wishing you and yours a 2016 filled with fun, great health, success and lots of JOY!!
Cathi & Mary Alice
Here Are Some Fun Cocktail Recipes For Your Holiday Party From Southern Living.
We Love This Recipe For Thomas Keller's Smoked Salmon Crisps.
Adam Sandler’s 2015 Updated Version Of His Hanukkah Song.
Travel and Leisure shared 91 Ways To Celebrate Christmas Around The World.
We Love These Self Watering Urban Gardens By Glowpear.
Freshhome.com Shared Several Holiday Decorating Ideas. We Liked Them All!
Adorable Little Girl Doing Her Best Old McDonald Had A Farm.
This Sweet Video Is Of A Santa Using Sign Language To Connect With A Little Girl.
We Are Thankful For . . . . . .
Funny Videos That Actual Teach Something Important Like How To Pronounce Wines.
Creative People That Come Up with Ideas Like This We Just Would Not Put the Powdered Sugar On Top (too messy)
Amazing Sales Such As Baby Foot's BOGO Offer If You Don’t Know Baby Foot & You Have Winter Dry Feet Check Out Their Website.
Lastly But Certainly Not Least We Are So Grateful For Our Wonderful Clients That Invite Us Into Their Homes & Their Lives For A Time, Making Our Work So Enjoyable. Thank You, Cathi and Mary Alice.
The events of this weekend have our musings focusing on our love of France and looking for a few extra reasons to smile.
Yes, we know the pumpkin “everything” is a bit over-done this year (have you been to Trader Joes recently?), but when we saw this recipe for a pumpkin bourbon shake we were intrigued.
Sunday Dinner Time
Fall always feels the perfect time to start gathering the family for Sunday dinner. Fine Cooking put together a collection of classic recipes for such occasions. We love their Roasted Lemon Chicken with Garlic & Herbs.
Vogue, Vogue, Vogue
Vogue magazine started a video series last year called "73 Questions". The series features various actors and personalities answering 73 questions as they walk through their homes, office, etc. It seems to us that the questions are not spontaneous, but we love the peak it gives us into some beautiful homes.
Hofmann Architecture firm does a lot of cool and unique projects, but it was their Airstream reinventions/updates that caught our eye. Check out the 1957 Overlander 26' they turned into a portable guest-house.
Crafting A Great Beer Bar
World-renowned Mikkeller Bar is coming to Downtown Los Angeles. Mikkeller Bar will be located on the corner Olympic and Olive. The plans include a room with over 50 craft beers on tap served at various temperatures, restaurant and even a coffee bar.
An Answer To One Of The Whys???
Real Simple magazine had an informative article on why leaves change color in the fall. So next time a child is asks a barrage of WHY questions which you cannot answer why not distract them with your knowledge on leaf color.
Practically Silly Gift Giving
Will you be asked to bring random gifts to parties this holiday season? Stupidiotic.com has a large selection of odd/funny/potentially useful gift ideas. They sell gifts such as the beer counter, or the cookie dipper (pictured) or how about a lanyard to keep your extra slice of pizza? Be warned some items are a bit inappropriate.
The Back Story
A photo went viral a few weeks ago showing a father and stepfather walk “their” daughter down the aisle. CBS news did a profile on them and here's the video of that sweet story.
A Little More Pumpkin
Ok we couldn’t resist one more pumpkin share. This one happens to be a Raccoon named Pumpkin. He was in pretty bad shape with a broken leg and his mom did not return so the Own family decided to intervene and help raise Pumpkin.
Rich Or Happy?
Ashton Kutcher’s, APlus team, asked some kids if they would rather be asked kids if they would rather be Rich or Happy?. While kids might not really understand the value of money some of their thoughts on money and happiness were right on.
Mighty Fun Dancers
How cute are the Mighty Mite Hawks football players? When the players hear Watch Me Whip, one of their favorite songs, start to play they cannot resist the urge to dance. When the ball is snapped they get back to the game, for a minute, before returning to the Stanky Leg.
Sangria Not Just For Summer
Great tasting American grown apples are everywhere now including the fantastic Honey Crisp. Here is a recipe for Honey Crisp Apple Sangria from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
More Apple Love
As mentioned above great apples are everywhere. One of our favorite chef’s the Barefoot Contessa just shared her easy Cranberry & Apple Cake. Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Hard Boiled Egg 101
Some of us are egg-cooking experts others seem to struggle with the difference between soft boiled or hard-boiled egg. We found this fun infographic, which shares a simple way to know if your egg is ready.
Concrete Floor Inspiration
There are many options for finishing them that can really change the overall design of the loft. Domino.com recently shared a slideshow with several flooring ideas.
We loved this leather blanket carrier from Nine Space. Instead of juggling loads of things tucked under your arms. Think yoga mat, picnic blanket, and a throw to sit on at the soccer field. It is stylish and the best price we have seen for one made of leather.
Timing Is Everything
Orbitz Travel Insider shared the best days to book your holiday travel. These dates are based on extensive research and typically are proven right. An important note: this is the week. Look at the circled dates in October for booking Thanksgiving through New Years.
Sunday Dinner Thought Starters
Entrepreneur magazine published an article this week titled, The 11 Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves. These 11 questions will liven up the conversation at any dinner party. If you write a journal you might find them helpful as thought starters.
Buzzfeed got two Scotch experts to review cheap whiskey. The guys is a bit hoity-toity, but the tasting and review of Fireball is priceless.
Fierce French Bulldog
We loved this video of a 20 pound French bulldog chasing away not one but two brown bears from the front yard. Way to go Frenchie!
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