Eva and I are launching a Latin food blog in the fall, but you can follow us on twitter in the meantime. We plan on having plenty of cocktail recipes like this one that Eva and I mixed up poolside over the weekend for Jessie’s birthday.
1.5 oz Prichard’s Sweet Georgia Belle Peach & Mango Rum
1.5 oz Smirnoff’s Green Apple Vodka
1.5 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
3 oz Orange juice
1 oz Cranberry juice
Combine the 3 liquors over ice. (If you don’t want to pre-measure, just use a 3 second pour of each.) You should have about a half a cup of liquid at this point. Top off the rest of the cup with orange juice and a good splash of cranberry juice. Stir, strain, and serve.
How fantastic is this stage?! Created for the Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium this past June, the set was composed of giant fairytale books. The book in the center opens up with a huge LED Continue reading →
Vanilla gets a bad rap. We use it to describe things or versions of things that are boring, as if it were synonymous with bland. But is it really? Vanilla can be wholly sensual and overwhelming. The scent of a real vanilla bean pod cracked open is exquisite, warm, and powerful. The flavor is the opposite of bland. It’s sexy. It mixes beautifully with coconut, butter, and lavender. Just a touch of vanilla added to your cooking can take a dish from good to sumptuous. I’m not even going to start on what the scent can add to your beauty routine. I think you get my point.
So in defense of vanilla, here’s a few of my favorite things in vanilla flavor.
Any good Harry Potter fan knows that July 31st is not only Harry Potter’s birthday, but J.K. Rowling’s birthday, too. In honor of them both, we’re watching the Sorcerer’s Stones tonight and indulging in some Potter inspired goods.
If you aim to create anything cute (besides babies) in your lifetime, you should probably just quit now, because I’m not sure how it could get any more adorable than this video from Friends With You. It’s almost too much to handle.
Did you know that the train in Harry Potter is a real functioning steam train? The Hogwarts Express is actually the Jacobite of West Coast Railways. Located in Scotland, where much of the scenery for the movies were taken, the train departs from Fort William and takes a beautiful scenic route up to the seaside town of Mallaig.
Being huge Harry Potter fans, we HAD to take this train. It also happened to be mine and Aidan’s first time on a train, which made it all the more magical. I was surprised Continue reading →
This cookie bar combines all my favorite dessert things into one. I’m so excited about them that I can’t even think of what to say, so I’m just going to give you the recipe below and let you get to baking some AWESOMENESS. Click here for the amazing recipe →