belmont_jewel2Belmont Stakes is today!  While we don’t have a Triple Crown possibility this year, it is sure to be a great race.  Here is the recipe for the Belmont Jewel the official cocktail of the Belmont Stakes.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 2One Potato, Two Potato… Looking for a way to jazz up your summer potato salad?  Here is a link to potato salad recipes shared by Food 52.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 3LA Rams Rookies went on a tour of Los Angeles this week.  Starting on the bus with neon glasses and donuts from California donuts.  They hit lots of LA hot spots including Warner Bros, Dodger stadium, Koreatown and more. 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 4The Tony Awards are this Sunday. Hamilton is expected to sweep the awards. We loved this comic's take on the opening song of Hamilton using 14 different voices. 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 5Are you tired of searching for a certain photo on your smart phone?  You might find this comparison of the best photo storage and organization programs by New York Times writer, Brian Chen useful.

 

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The Surf Sand Sea gallery at Santa Monica Place has a cool summer exhibit highlighting LA street artist, Hueman and his current projects of reimaging of vintage LA photos. 

 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 7The junk mail is getting overwhelming, especially with the upcoming elections.  Here are some tips on how to stop junk mail from filling your mailbox and inbox.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 8Speaking of election season, regular watchers of NBC are familiar with the interesting perspectives and story telling of Jacob Soboroff. LA Magazine did a profile on Jacob and his Dad where they shared a lot of their thought on LA. A nice read.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 9Did you see the story about 5 year old Ainsley who decided on Princess day she wanted to dress up as a hot dog instead?  We think she is great (and her Mom too for letting her be her).

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 11What does $34,500,000 get you in Manhattan? It got Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick 2 side by side town homes totally 13,900 square-feet with an additional 2,100-square-feet of private outdoor space.

 

 

 

 

 






 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 1GQ shared some great cocktail recipes shared by bartenders perfect for Memorial Day.  If you decide on the Jungle Juice we suggest small glasses as it is packed with alcohol.

 

 

2099401_Hospi_ 4680For the under 21’s and non-drinkers consider adding one of these creative recipes shared by Southern Living.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 3We loved the skirt recipe Giada shared in this recent Daily News article  (Bobby Flay shard a great grilled fish taco recipe too).  Both are perfect for a long weekend of dining alfresco.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 4Outdoor spaces spruce up time?  Consider these designs shared by Country living this month.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 5Speaking of outdoor spaces using Sunbrella's fabrics will keep your outdoor design plan looking like new year after year.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 650 years ago these Vietnam Vets took a group surfing photo.  This year they reunited and recreated the same pose. 

 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 7Let’s face it we have all know “that guy” that loses it just like this sports anchor did on air to his co-worker. 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 8This video of a rescued Mama dog being reunited with her four rescued puppies made us smile.  Also good to know all five dogs were adapted to good homes. 

 






CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 1Hosting a Derby party or just want a festive cocktail?  Check out Southern Living's Kentucky Derby drink guide.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 2Bon Appétit put together 41 great Mother's Day recipes for this Sunday’s celebration. 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 3Still looking for a last minute gift for Mom, how about the gift of meditation? Oprah & Deepak are having a great sale this week.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 4For more Kentucky Derby fun here is the official link to all things Derby

Including a party planning guide, all about the horses and much more.

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 5Staying with the Kentucky Derby The J. Peterman Company catalog has a great hat as well lots of vintage inspired clothes. 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 6Do the great prices of knock off chargers and plugs on various websites temp seem tempting? Watch this video and you might be saying to yourself “there are no bargains”.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 7The ladies of A Cup Of Jo shared 8 podcasts worth listening to this week. 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 8Cute video of kittens listening to every word a street musician is singing.  If only they could tip….

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design 9James Corden’s when George Clooney and Julia Roberts joined James and Gwen Stefani.  It's a fun watch. 

 






 

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Domino.com is getting us ready for summer with their list of the 51 Best Cocktails for summer.  Yes, that's right 51, not 50, not 25, but 51.

 

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Regular readers of our Musings know our fondness of the Barefoot Contessa.  Recently she updated her website updated her website to include sections on "easy tips" "good ingredients" and more.  We love the updates.

 

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We love a great salad:  One that is a bit complex yet easy to make.  Here are a few that caught our eye for spring from The Daily Catch.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design Southern California 3As we all get into a bit of Spring-cleaning these 11 tips from MyDomaine.com are good reminders.  "A place for everything and everything in it's place" sure can eliminate the stress of missing items.....

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design Southern California 5Speaking of Spring… Coastal Living shared a few of their favorite recipes for spring.  The whole salmon recipe especially caught our eye.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design Southern California 6CM In Print:  Here is our recent article published in DTLA Life Magazine on designing a lighting plan for your home.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design Southern California 8We loved this sweet video of a Mom suffering with Alzheimer’s disease recognizing her daughter from 2014.  It seems we know so many people facing challenges like this and keep them in our hearts always.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design Southern California 7In honor of American Idol's finale we thought it fun to share a classic Simon Cowell Britain’s Got Talent video where the contestant got the upper hand from his harshness.   

 

 

 






 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior DesignLooking for some new recipes for Irish Whiskey this Saint Patrick’s Day?  Food and Wine has your covered with these cocktail recipes.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 2What’s a St. Patrick’s Day without some great Irish food.  From soda bread to corned beef to sheppard’s pie and much more Bon Appetit has gathered a list of their top Irish recipes.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 15It seems everyone is reaching for the Tums and Omeprazol.  Dr. Oz recently shared a list of 25 alkaline producing foods which help counter act acid based foods.  Interesting learning the health benfits of eating more alkaline foods.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 6This little guy made us laugh.  Learning the lessons of gravity with heavy football helmet.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 16Love Market and Cafe is a new nonprofit start-up in South L.A.  It began as a Kickstarter campaign and now the doors are opening this Monday.  Read more about them here.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 13Apple TV is really improving the functionality of Siri. To get the most out of your new Apple TV check out the primer iMore put together on what Siri can and cannot do.   

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 7Looking for exercises to keep your Brain fit. Check out Fit Brains website.  They have a great blog with quizzes, puzzles and brain teasers.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 8Kelly Clarkson’s very personal new song Piece by Piece was debuted on American idol last week.  It is equally heartbreaking and hopeful.  We loved the song and love Kelly.

 

The International Home and Housewares show came to a close last week in Chicago.  Here are few of the cool new products that will be available for purchase soon. 

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 11Wally Broom ~ this small multifunction broom is genius.  In addition to the bristles there is also a squeegee feature.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 12The Pocket Wine Aerator by Epare was a top rated new product.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 9Automatic Dog Mug ~ The perfect invention for those that travel with the dogs.  Great for hiking too.

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 14Bitdefender Box ~ Bitdefender is a leader in laptop security has a great new product that hooks up director to your router and protects all devices including your smart TV.  Pre orders are offered at only $99.00.

 






 

Love Is In The Air

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 1Behind the scenes at Bottega Louie underground bakery, as they get ready for Valentine’s Day.

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 2Still looking for a romantic dessert recipe for tonight?  How about Sur la Table's classic (and easy) chocolate mousse? 

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 3Romance in a glass: Heavy.com shared 5 cocktails for this Valentine’s Day. 

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 4Maybe Valentine’s weekend is a great time to plan a romantic get-a-way with your sweetheart.  Here is a link to Travel & Leisure's top cities for romance.

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 5Behomm.com is a home sharing site for design minded travelers.  It used to be a closed site open only to those in the creative arts or design fields, but now all can apply for membership. 

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 6Looking for a few books to expand your mind?  Check out Neil de Grasse Tyson ‘s list of books every intelligent person should read.

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 10Here is a round up of last week's top Super Bowl ad.  Did you have a favorite? 

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 8We love quality so it is no wonder we are fans of the website Buy Me Once.  Their mission is to curate products that are quality and built to last. 

 

CM In The city Weekend Musings From Cathi  Mary Alice 7Kid’s say the darndest thing. Jimmy Kimmel interviewed kids about what they think LOVE is. 

 






 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 1Looking for a few new cocktails to serve at your football playoff viewing party this weekend?  Here are a few from Parade magazine.

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 2Munchery, a Chef prepared meal delivery service offers a large variety of cuisines at very reasonable prices, such as the complete Pot Roast Dinner for 4 for under $40.00? 

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 3What’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.

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 4A 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. 

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 5If 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.

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 6MONA, the new Museum of Neon Art is set to open at the beginning of February in Glendale.  Collections include signs from the Brown Derby, Chinatown and more.

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 7The 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. 

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 8Check 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.

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 9Elle Décor shared their top 10 trends for 2016. We hope trends like formal dining room and tech free spaces take off.

 

Weekend Musings From Cathi & Mary Alice CM In The City 10James Cordon does a great skit on his late night show called Carpool Karaoke.  This one with Adele is just brilliant. 

 

 

 

 






 

 

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Wishing you and yours a 2016 filled with fun, great health, success and lots of JOY!!  

Cathi & Mary Alice

 

 






 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 1Here Are Some Fun Cocktail Recipes For Your Holiday Party From Southern Living.

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 2We Love This Recipe For Thomas Keller's Smoked Salmon Crisps.

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 3Adam Sandler’s 2015 Updated Version Of His Hanukkah Song.

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 4Travel and Leisure shared 91 Ways To Celebrate Christmas Around The World.

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 5We Love These Self Watering Urban Gardens By Glowpear.

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 6Freshhome.com Shared Several Holiday Decorating Ideas.  We Liked Them All!

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 7Adorable Little Girl Doing Her Best Old McDonald Had A Farm.

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 8Instagram Husband Support Group Video, (Let’s Be Honest We Know Some Of These People Or Have Sat Next To Them In A Restaurant).

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 9This Sweet Video Is Of A Santa Using Sign Language To Connect With A Little Girl.

 

Weekend Musings CM In The City 10Wonderful Story Of An Anonymous Businessman That Gives Away $100 bills To Strangers.  It’s The Kindness Not The Money That Really Gets You.

 

 

 

 

 






 

We Are Thankful For . . . . . .

CM In The City 3Groups Like The Piano Guys (This Was The Song Cathi's Daughter Walked Down The Aisle To)

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Funny Videos That Actual Teach Something Important Like How To Pronounce Wines.

 

CM In The City 1Festive & Fun Holiday Markets Like These in Europe

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Creative People That Come Up with Ideas Like This We Just Would Not Put the Powdered Sugar On Top (too messy)

 

CM In The City 6Funny Song Parody Videos That All Ages Can Watch

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For Our Dear Friends At DTLA Life Magazine Who Publish Our Design Articles

 

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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.

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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.








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