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Saturday, April 23, 2011
Did you know that you can color eggs with silk scarves or ties? Martha does. All you need is some silk scraps, some plain cotton and twist ties. Or you can be lazy like me and order a kit from The June Bride on Etsy. Just wrap your silk scrap around your egg, cover with the plain cotton and tie it tight with a twist tie. Then put them in a pot and boil them for twenty minutes or so until hard boiled. So your eggs are cooked and colored all in one step and they don't even need to dry. Plus you're recycling and creating great unique designs you could never get out of a box of Paas. Pretty great right?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I've been spending a lot of time writing and studying at my new favorite coffee shop, Coffee Commissary. And now they have put in the gastropub The Fat Dog next door, which not only has a great beer list and chicken pot pie, but it's dog friendly so you get to relax out on a patio full of pooches. And did I mention amazing butcher shop Lindy & Grundy on the other side? It's the best little slice of Fairfax. If I moved into the apartment building upstairs I would never leave.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I watched this over the weekend and am still thinking about the haunting performances of Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Keira Knightley. Watching these three friends coming of age so aware of the little time they have is thought provoking, sad, and moving. Highly recommend.
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First there were microbreweries, now it's the cocktail that's becoming homegrown. Such terrific small batch distilleries and liquors are popping up everywhere. While more challenging to get your hands on, when you're looking to make a good drink, go local.
I first tried Root by Art in the Age at the Unique LA show back in December and it's become my go-to host gift. Certified organic with a rich root beer flavor, it's tasty with bourbon and a little ginger beer.
While up in Portland, we had delicious drinks at Grüner all made with local infusions from Clear Creek Distillery. The Kirschwasser's crisp, clear cherry flavor is not overly sweet and I will be shaking their Douglas Fir eau de vie into drinks come Christmastime.
Finally, the warm LA weather this weekend means margarita season and you can get an extra kick from Tanteo's jalapeno tequila.
Your local happy hour starts now. Mix away!
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