Summer is upon us and that means we have 3 months to spend as much time by the beach as possible! I was treated to a delightful lunch at Made by Meg in Redondo Beach and I can tell you this will absolutely have me driving down to the coast even more than usual this summer.
Looking to try something new for this weekend’s brunch outing? Maybe the first thing on your list wouldn’t be a mexican food restaurant, but it needs to be! Tortilla Republic is now at the top of my “places to brunch” list.
I ventured to this Weho hideaway on Sunday and was blown away by the food and atmosphere. Sit on the patio and you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to Mexico instead of being just a few feet from Santa Monica Blvd. Keep reading to see photos of the delish menu items we sampled. These only scratch the surface of the amazing options Tortilla Republic offers for brunch. Can’t make it in the a.m.? Then head over for lunch, dinner or happy hour and you’re guaranteed to sample some of the best mexican cuisine in the city! Continue reading
Ahhhh… Summer!! What’s better than sipping a cool cocktail when the temps are soaring? Not much in my book. There are so many amazing fruits in season during the summer months. My favorite has to be watermelon. I could easily eat watermelon for every meal of the day if I were allowed to do so. Wait… can I do that?? While I look into this, here is my recipe for the ultimate refreshing cocktail with a spicy twist!
Spicy Watermelon Margarita
2 oz watermelon juice
2 oz Tanteo jalapeño tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
ginger beer to taste
Place all of your ingredients except for ginger beer into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake, shake, shake!
Fill a margarita glass with ice
Strain your shaker into the margarita glass
Top with a ginger beer floater
Fact: I’ve never been married. Fact #2: I have an obscene amount of wedding invites crowding the takeout menus on my fridge. Some I marvel at every time I’m in the kitchen, others I keep trying to find creative excuses to get out of. Let’s be honest, if the clothes make the girl then the invitation makes the wedding. Pinterest is uhhh-mazing but with every, “what a great wedding idea” pin, you risk your idea being taken by another Pinner or (gasp) your BFF. That’s where the amazing duo behind, Bliss and Bone comes in. Welcome to the next level…. Continue reading
If your significant other is anything like mine, controlling their sweet tooth is a constant battle. I struggle to enjoy sweets with my man and still button my skinny jeans the next day. But I’ve learned (which is probably obvious to most) that its all about balance… and not eating every crumb off of your plate.
Looking for a fun date night? Skip the standard dinner and a movie and instead venture out for dessert and cocktails! If this sounds right up your alley then I highly recommend the Warm Coconut Donuts with Passion Fruit Sauce at RockSugar. This Century City hot spot offers up amazing Pan Asian cuisine! Accompany your sinfully sweet dessert with one of their Thai Basil Gimlets and you’re guaranteed to knock your sweetie’s socks off! Note: I hold no responsibility if you actually do find yourself licking the plate clean- they’re that good!