APEROL SPRITZ

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A friend and I were chatting about how food and drinks can hold memories – like the way I remember those giant gin and tonics in Barcelona, mulled wine in any European Christmas market, or that perfect frothy cappuccino, sprinkled with chocolate, from any Italian city. when she spoke about drinking Campari spritzes in Milan…

BLACKBERRY BOURBON SWEET TEA

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One of my favorite things about blogging is its journalistic capabilities; capturing some of life’s best moments in a written and visual form. Sometimes without this I would have no idea what I have ever done in my life — my memory is so terrible. I was just trying to think today where I was…

THE PUNCH DIARIES

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It’s Friday, and if that weren’t reason enough — it’s been a long, hot, dry week in California (what happened, spring — where’d you go?), which means it’s time to bust out you’re favorite pitcher and prepare some juicy, icy punch to simultaneously cool yourself down while celebrating the oncoming weekend. For this drink I…

BEST BRUNCH DRINKS

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For those who think brunch has a season, you’re wrong — brunch is year-round. Without question. But if it did have a season, that season would be now. Spring is in the air, Mother’s Day is around the corner, and brunch is definitely on the brain. With warmer and longer days each passing week, and…

THE POOR GIRLS SUMMIT

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The weekend may be drawing to a close, but there’s still time for an indulgent drink before we all get back to the weekly grind. I’ve been trying to figure out how to recreate Nopa’s delicious Summit cocktail at home, and I think the results are finally ready to be shared. Nopa uses St. George Terroir…

DIY, boots, and serendipitous encounters

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Like many other Saturdays, I awoke with a hunger; for adventure, for a well needed respite from work, for new experiences — but mostly, for artisinal coffee, eggs dishes, and pastries. I therefore ventured out into the glaring sun to wander the bleak, long streets of the Mission, passing by many other similar blank eyed…

wednesday

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Maybe it’s been the uncontrollable Mad Men rerun marathoning that my life has become, but I feel like I’ve been in a fog since dropping my mother and brother off at the airport this past weekend. Last week, my life was full of purpose and excitement — every minute of each day there was some…

drink o’clock

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Seeing as it’s a Friday, what better time to share this bit of deliciousness seen above; which I like to call: the Black Pearl – 2 oz gin 1/2 lemon juice 1/2 lime juice 2 dashes cardamum bitters 1/2 pear liquor Shake over ice, pour into a coupe, and garnish with fresh blackberries and a…