And The Grammy Goes To…
Radio.com worked with bartender Francesca day to design special cocktails for each
of the 2015 5 Record of the Year nominees.
Sweets For Your Sweet
Game Day Good Eats
Who says everything you eat during tomorrow’s big game has to be unhealthy? Women's Health magazine put together some slim down snacks that are still full of flavor.
It’s Only Rock & Roll But….
Remote Control Solutions
Does your room design require you to locate your cable box behind a closed cabinet, door or even around the corner? If you answered yes you might be interested in Logitech's new smart control thanks to RF technology.
Philly Brotherly Love In Pizza Slices
We can’t get enough of stories like this. A young Pizza entrepreneur set up a program where customers can buy a slice of pizza for a person in need for $1.00. Way to go Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philly! If you hear of a place in Southern California that does this please let us know we would love to support them.
Magic Duvet Way
Uncorked Long Weekend
Bon Appétit’s Vegas Uncorked event in May is one of the largest food and wine events in the USA bringing in top chefs from around the world. Tickets are on sale now.
Butt I Want To Say Hi
Goats greet each other with by head-butting. This cute video is of a baby goat desperately wanting to say hi to a new friend the only way she knows how with a head-butt.
Teaching The Value Of Fun
Most of you might have seen a clip of this on your local news or Ellen, but if you have not watch the watched the full video of a teacher and ALL of his students dancing to Uptown Funk it is worth a watch.
Cheers For Super Bowl Beers
Super Bowl means beer and Epicurious.com has us covered with this list of top beers for super bowl. They also included some great food pairings to go with them.
Super Bowl Party Planning….
Farm Fresh Now
A friend recently shared this recipe with us. The photo looked divine, and the title, Creamy Garlic Pasta, sealed the deal: We had to try it. Happy to say it did not disappoint. It was wonderful paired with grilled shrimp and a chardonnay from Cake Bread.
Film maker, photographer, etc. Vincent LaForet shared his recent photos above New York City at night.
Actress Mindy Kaling from The Office and The Mindy Project recently shared her secrets to happiness with Good Housekeeping magazine. Her thoughts on living well are spot on. Simple things can make a world of difference.
Organized And Beautiful
Police Officer Shaking It Off
At 25 million views it seems everyone has seen this video of a Dover Delaware deputy lip-syncing to Taylor Swifts “Shake It Off”. On the chance you have not seen this hilarious video yet we wanted to share.
The YouTube Channel The Kloons has a series they did called Sisters Episodes. They tape recorded their Mom and her sister, and then acted it out what they said. The lip-syncing had us laughing out loud.
The Guardian’s lifestyle section publishes a monthly cocktail calendar. Typically the calendar includes fun and unique cocktails, but often they will add in a few classics or classics with a twist. This January's was no exception.
A Little Wine With Your Cold??
It seems the flu is everywhere this winter, which means it must be chicken soup season. We thought it was genius of Food and Wine to put together a wine pairings for different types of chicken soup.
We are big fans of “most” any roasted vegetable (Cathi is not a beet fan). Winter vegetables are perfect for roasting. Here are some fun roasted veggie recipes from Bon Appétit.
Barefoot Book Blog
Take an Ina Garten recommendation; add an Los Angeles connection and our interest is peaked. Check out her latest blog about a cookbook Huckleberry by the owners of famed Santa Monica bakery by the same name.
Gunning For Style
Tim Gunn that is! Recently on Marlo Thomas’ Monday AOL broadcast Tim Gunn share his 7 fashion must haves. The little black dress we all know about, but we forget about things like a classic trench coat. A useful refresher especially if you are trying to pack light for a vacation.
Measure Twice Cut Once
Dering Hall asked a few designers to share their tips about kitchen cabinets and storage. All are good, but we especially liked the tips that highlighted the need for deeper cabinets, using different furniture to make a custom island and thinking about how a paint color can appear throughout the changes in light throughout the day.
A great thing about Uber is that you can read reviews of the drivers, we laughed when we saw this site where Uber drivers review passengers.
Sometimes A Tweet Is Not So Sweet
Adorable puppy tries to antagonize a large Doberman pincher.
Beer Beer Everywhere
Ooey Gooey Yumm
Bon Appétit put together a list of 25 hot sandwiches to keep you warm during these dark days of winter.
We Never Stop Growing
Why mark up a wall to have a family growth chart or feel forced to have a pastel or frog covered growth chart when you could have a charming and vintage inspired growth chart you would be proud to put in any room of your house?
Conde Nast Traveler put together a list of the five things all travelers should do in January. For the planner in all of us this list gets the year started right.
Custom Made Connections
A wonderful benefit of the Design Industry is all the great artisans we meet and work with. Custommade.com is a brilliant new website that connects talented craftsman with specific projects. You can also buy furniture, etc. directly on site.
The Jetson’s Had It Right
CES is the largest consumer electronics show in the world. PC Magazine put together a list of the top items demonstrated for the home at this years CES.
Bone Chilling Fun
With most of the country freezing it seemed like the perfect time to share this funny video of people getting hit with snowballs in slow motion.
To Start Or End The Day
We enjoy a great healthy juice drink. There is a local spot in DTLA where we pick up delicious and healthy juices of all kinds, but if we can’t grab them here are some recipes from Mind and body that we enjoy.
Winter brings with it a plethora of vegetables. There is the yummy spaghetti squash, a wide variety of mushrooms and many more. A favorite thing to do in the winter is make soup. Check out this list of soups from Food Network. They are as easy to make, as they are healthy.
New Year, New Outlook
We are not big fans of the New Years resolutions, however we are always believers in trying to eat a bit healthier. The proof is out there that inflammation is never good. Dr. Weil's anti-inflammatory food pyramid is a good reminder of how and what to eat.
First Things First
Did you get a new iPhone 6 for the holidays? If yes, be sure to review this post first to ensure you set it up right.
Best Apps of 2014
A Place For Everything
If organizing is on your list for 2015, here are a few tips from Domino.com you might find useful.
A Bridge To Somewhere
Auld Lang Syne
Reuters has a great slideshow on New Years celebrations from around the world. It might make you want to add “More Travel” to the list for 2015.
Punch Up Your Party
Southern Living curated this list of party punches. There is a festive punch for all tastes and non-alcoholic choices as well.
Easy Apps (the kind you eat)
Domaine.com shared a few yummy and easy to make appetizers for your holiday parties. We are especially excited to try the caramelized onion and goat cheese tart.
Beauty and Salad
Looking for a perfect salad to balance a rich holiday meal? Give this winter pear salad with Meyer lemon vinaigrette salad a try.
Bon Appétit’s great guide to preparing and serving the Feast of the SEVEN fishes, a Christmas Eve classic.
Made Us Ahhhhhh
A very creative guy put together this touching gift for his lady. Such a sweet idea!!
Young Yet Perfect UPS
As we are all appreciating the Fed Ex and UPS delivery crews more than ever, we loved this video of a little guy getting his shot at being a UPS driver.
The National Geographic The National Geographic annual photo contest is sometimes inspiring, often beautiful and always interesting.
Mesmerizing Split Second
While we are talking about photos check out this list of 48 mesmerizing photos curated by Business Insider on line.
40 Cocktails & Counting
Whether you are hosting a party or looking for a fun cocktail to enjoy by the fire this holiday season you will find great options in this list of cocktails curated by The Food Network.
The Feast Is On
Bon Appétit’s holiday survival guide is a great go to resource for everything from food ideas to music and holiday movies and gifts.
A Little Vegan Love
More and more we find we have a Vegan or two attending a party we are hosting. Being ever-gracious hosts :) we of course want everyone to have something yummy to enjoy. Which is why we loved this recipe from Love and Lemons for a vegan artichoke dip.
For The Love Of Latkes
These holiday favorites we actually enjoy any time of the year are potato latkes. Here is Bon Appétit’s guide to the perfect crispy latkes.
Designing A List Of Books
Remodelista has curated a list of great design books for the design enthusiast. If you are still looking for a gift for a stylish friend, you are sure to find a book they will enjoy on this list.
Gift Guide 4 Design
Dwell has curated a list of last minute design gifts. Most can be ordered today and received by Christmas.
Check Out Those Cheeks
Prince William’s new photos in his holiday jumper (sweater). Adorable!
Oh Christmas Tree O…
A Little Happy To Share
A labradoddle comforts another dog having a bad dream.
Here are a few more song parody videos from the Holderness family that made us laugh.
Parody of Frozen Do you want to build a snowman?, Do you want to have some broccoli?, the video that started it all when they were stuck in traffic and their original Christmas Jammies video from last year.
Raising The Bar
Entertaining for the holidays? You might find Martha Stewart’s guide to set up and stock a bar very helpful.
The Feast Is On
Sara Sarna shared a yummy make ahead breakfast muffin for the holidays. These easy to make Cranberry Orange muffins are as easy as they are pretty. We also thought her choice of muffin cups was perfect.
You Had Us At Salted Butter
We loved this recipe for Salted Butter Apple Galette from Bon Appétit. It could be perfect for dessert or as a breakfast treat, and Bon Appétit’s has made it super easy to prepare with their step-by-step instructions.
Finding The Perfect Something For That Special Someone
Domaine Home online magazine curated a large gift buying guide to help you find that perfect unique gift. One of our fav’s are these soap stone tray’s pictured above.
Design, Dining & More (digital too)
Lonny Magazine is one of our favorites. The November issue is their Entertaining and Food issue. The issue includes trends, 10 tips on New England design style, gift guides and more.
A Little Happy & Hope To Share
Text Me Merry Christmas from Straight No Chaser featuring Kristen Bell is sure to become a holiday classic.
The Holderness family has done it again with another great video.
Junior the French Bulldog sings with his owners.
Food and Wine put together a great list of classic brunch cocktails. Perfect for any holiday gathering.
If you are entertaining over the holiday’s you might want to check out some of these great breakfast menu options from Sussle.org.
Cinnamon, Chocolate & Banana’s Oh My
Cathi found this recipe for an easy and unique coffee cake for the holidays.
A Proper Prank
You might remember the heartwarming pay it forward prank from last year where a waitress had a dream day. This year Prank It FWD topped their selves with this amazing day of surprises for a deserving Mom of 3.
Shake Up Holiday Basics
Instead of a traditional sweet potato dish how about trying this recipe for sweet potato crème brulle?
Do you crochet or knit? If you are considering learning how to crochet or would like to learn new techniques: A Beautiful Mess website is a great resource.
We have been fans of the New York Times 36 Hours travel series for a while, but with their recent addition of videos it has become a trip planning resource must.
What To Do
From purples to pumpkins and everything in-between HGTV has put together an inspiring list of Thanksgiving table settings.
Hosting Holiday Guests?
Turkey Wine Parings
The Feast Is On
Bon Appétit’s put together a Thanksgiving Feast for 2014
Ina Garten is the best at sharing the perfect recipe for classic dishes. Here is her pumpkin pie recipe.
Promo Code Love
Being loft design specialists we love sharing smart storage ideas like this blog from Domainhome.com
Forks On The Left…
Do you enjoy designing and setting your holiday table like we do? From casual farm table to formal skirted tables we love them all. Emilypost.com is the ideal reference if you are helping the next generation learn where to put the salad fork vs. the dessert fork.
A Good Chuckle
One of Cathi’s favorite videos this week.
Pie Pie Pie
Time Out put together a list of great places to pick up a pie or two for Thanksgiving dinner. We want to try all of them.
What To Do
We have not made this Pumpkin Butter yet but hope to for holiday breakfast gatherings this year. It looks yummy.
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