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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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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








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