Meet Ash, one of our resident foodies:
Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Bianca, one of our resident foodies:
Bianca is a Southern California sista living her dream in Los Angeles. Keeping up with trends is what she lives for and she chases everything fun, fab and happening! You’ll probably spot her checking out a new restaurant, at a concert, or chatting with an upcoming designer. She loves Coca-Cola in a can...not in a bottle.
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
This hilarious video is taking the internet by storm.
On Monday, April 8th, Mister Epic Mann posted a video doing impressions of how animals eat their food. The video picked up & went viral right away and now, only 4 days later, it has racked up over 15,000,000+ views!
Check out the video for yourself, have a good laugh & tell us what you think!
According to the team behind Splitbin, “wine should be fun, easy to understand and affordable to enjoy liberally” (can I get a hallelujah?!) Finally, someone is appealing to millenials, and encouraging them to discover the world of wine. Not to mention they’re providing the tools to help you understand what it is your buying. Just check out the Wine 101 tab which has the basics on each varietal, what to pair them with as well as who’s buying and who’s supplying them.
What’s even better?! Splitbin is the first online wine store that allows for split payments. So if you live with roommates or just want to split the tab, and try new wines with friends, this new website makes it possible to purchase a case of wine without the hefty price tag.
Check out Spitbin here: http://splitbin.com/ and explore the warehouse to see their latest collection of wines from around the world! Spread the word with friends; don’t bust your budget, and cheers to a fabulous company that’s catering to US!
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We've all been to a restaurant when we hear the person next to use order some outrageous, delicious item that you swear wasn't on the menu. The other day I was in Starbucks & heard someone order the Captain Crunch & my mind was blown! I came to learn that the Captain Crunch was an item on their "secret menu." It's a Strawberries & Creme frappe with carmel, toffee, hazelnut & chocolate chips...YUM!
Check out the other secret items to check out the next time you pick up coffee!
1. Biscotti Frapuccino
2. Captain Crunch
3. Neopolitan Frappucino
4. Rasberry Cheesecake
5. Blended Strawberry Lemonade
6. Oreo Frappucino
7. Tuxedo Mocha
8. The Nutella
9. Super Creme Frappucino
10. Three C's
11. Chocolate Pumpkin
CLICK HERE for the complete ingredients!
This is without a doubt one of my favorite foods! Partly because it's delicious... but mostly because of how simple it is to make. Well, at least the way I make it!
I had a bunch of Prime Rib, glazed carrots and roasted potatoes leftover from my Easter Dinner and since I can never let food go to waste, I decided to make it one of my latest Dinner Do-Overs!
Of course you don’t have to have leftovers to make this yummy comfort food. Just check out the recipe below to make it for yourself!
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day....right?! You could argue that the breakfast at Nickel Diner is the best between their breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a menu of items including homemade pop tarts, vegan ranchero and a dutch baby pancake, there is something for everyone.
Polenta with maple syrup choice of bacon, chicken apple sausage or ham
I cruised on in with family and just like most diners, this throwback is perfect for all ages. Around the horn we ordered the Hangover Helper, Gio's Chilaquiles, Polenta with maple syrup choice of bacon, chicken apple sausage or ham, chicken pozole, and a car bomb donut.
Car Bomb Donut
If pancakes are your thing, make sure to get there before noon. They stop serving their flapjack meals then.
If there is a wait, make sure your party sitcks together otherwise you'll be bumped.
Try one of their homemade donuts!
What is a filler food? It is a food that is mostly water content, that makes you feel full & keep you full. Check out this list of filler foods to help you east less but feel more full.
1. Cucumbers- 90% water
It’s no surprise that cucumbers have a moisture content of 90 percent. What you may not know is that they are a source of protein, calcium and iron, and they contain vitamins C and A, fiber and beta carotene.
2. Celery- Only 16 Calories!
The crunchy vegetable’s leading claim to fame is the presence of active compounds called phthalides, which help relax muscles around the arteries and allow blood vessels to dilate, eventually lowering blood pressure.
3. Lettuce- 95% water
ceberg and other types of lettuce are about 95 percent water and practically calorie-free, making them a great fill-you-up food.
4. Hearts of Palm- Great source of protein!
These flavorful stalks contain protein, vitamin A, folic acid and almost no fat. A half cup has 115 calories. Hearts of palm earn their place on your plate because they’re a good source of potassium, which is important for heart and nerve cell function and blood pressure regulation.
5. Radishes- Only 24 calories!
A cup of these spicy bulbs has a mere 24 calories and contains potassium and vitamin C. Most importantly, radishes are moisture- and fiber-rich. Fiber is key for keeping our digestive tract healthy and ferrying the bad cholesterol (LDL) out of our system.
CLICK HERE to check out food that can make you look younger!
article via youbeauty.com
There may not be an easier way to freshen up your bathroom! Simply place a few drops on essential oil onto the cardboard tube of your toilet paper roll. We like Lemongrass but pick which ever you like best.
Do this with every new roll your bathroom will smell amazing until the roll is finished!
Idea via amumntheoven.blogspot.com
Spring has finally sprung and there’s nothing more fabulous than sippin’ on the perfect seasonal wine while showing off your freshly painted nails. Instead of matching the blooming floral colors outside choose a color that will imitate the wine in your glass (Wine Not)?! This week you’ll find me rockin’ a Pinot Noir shade. It perfectly compliments the warm sunshine and light breeze of a SoCal Spring, while staying true to the characteristics of a true Pinot. Check out some of my favorite Pinot Noir nail colors below (think pale red berries)!