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.






CM In The City Weekend Musings Interior Design Best Of Houzz 11

The events of this weekend have our musings focusing on our love of France and looking for a few extra reasons to smile. 

 

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Makes Us Want To Make A French Cocktail ~ Viva La France

 

 

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Makes Us Consider Adding A New Dessert To Thanksgiving French Style

 

 

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Makes Us Think About Making Reservations ~ A few of the great restaurants open on Thanksgiving from Travel and Leisure

 

 

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Makes Us Excited about architecture and some great new firms ~ Especially loved the Ronald McDonald House

 

 

 

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Makes Us Take A Minute To Slow Down And Enjoy The Colors Of Fall

 

 

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Makes Us Think Of Holiday Gifts For People That Travel Or Simply A Unique Way To Display Photos

 

 

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Makes Us Marvel At Independent Inventors ~ Love Their Ingenuity

 

 

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Makes Us Laugh ~ Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator designed with tongue firmly in cheek

 

 

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Makes Us Laugh ~ James Corden's Carpool karaoke is priceless 

 

 

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Makes Us Smile ~ Who doesn’t love happy policemen and the songs from Frozen?

 

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Makes Us Laugh ~ Jimmy Kimmel Mean Tweets Country Edition

 

 






 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 1Makes Us Think About Holiday Cocktails We Love

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 2Makes Us Enjoy Thanksgiving Planning With This Complete Guide

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 3Makes Us Want To Tailgate (especially their bar set-up)

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 4Makes Us Want To Whip Up A Batch Of Spiced Autumn Liqueur

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 5Makes Us Laugh About All The Things We No Longer Use In Offices

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 6Makes Us Want To Make Reservations At Many Of These Restaurants

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 7Makes Us Excited About Talented Artists.  Check Out These 3D Sculptures

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 8Makes Us Wonder What Our Kids Did When We Were Not Looking

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 9Makes Us Continue To Wonder What We Missed Without Baby Monitor Video Feed

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 10Makes Us Want To Buy A Few Of His Maps ~ For Their Function And Style

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 11Makes Us Want To Download This App For Organizing Photos On Our Phones

 

CM In The City Weekend Musings DTLA Interior Design 13Makes Us Want To Book A Weekend Get-A-Way In Big Sur

 






Weekend Musings From CM In The CityMade Us Want To Try Their Vodka

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 2Made Us Consider This Instead Of Apple Pie

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 3Made Us Start Thinking About Christmas Baking

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 4Made Us Think Of When Our Kids Were Little

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 5Made Us Remember How Useful Toaster Ovens Are

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 6Made Us Remember How Creative People Are

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 11Made Us Happy To See Our Design Article Published

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 8Made Us Agree As We LOVE Vintage Glassware Too

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 10Made Us Want To Try This Hack

 

Weekend Musings From CM In The City 9Made Us Smile and lose a bit of time watching a few more of little Jo Jo's videos






 

Makes Us Thirsty

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Makes Us Hungry & Want To Stock Up On Mason Jars 

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Make Us Want Dessert

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Makes Us Want To Travel

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Makes Us Think About Man Cave Design

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Make Us Want To Take A Refresher Course

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Makes Us Think Of Our Trips To France

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Make Us Laugh Out Loud

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Makes Us Want To Join The Cause

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Makes Us Think Of Cool Holiday Ornaments

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Makes Us Soooo Happy

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Boozy Pumpkin

CM In The City Weekend Musings 1Yes, 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

CM In The City Weekend Musings 2Fall 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

CM In The City Weekend Musings 3Vogue 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.

 

Airstream Architects’

CM In The City Weekend Musings 4Hofmann 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                        

CM In The City Weekend Musings 5World-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???

Hip To Local Falling for Autumn in LA 4Real 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

CM In The City Weekend Musings 6Will 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

CM In The City Weekend Musings 9A 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

CM In The City Weekend Musings 8Ok 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?

CM In The City Weekend Musings 7Ashton 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

CM In The City Weekend Musings 10How 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

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 1Great 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

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 2As 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

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 3Some 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

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 4There 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.

 

Hands Free                          

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 6We 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

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 5Orbitz 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

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 9Entrepreneur 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. 

 

Whiskey Fun

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 8Buzzfeed 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

CM IN THE CITY DTLA Interior Design Weekend Musings 7We 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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