COCKTAIL HOUR

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The evening began with sangria and small plates at Dante’s Weird Fish, continued next door with wine tasting from around the world at L’Emigrante, and concluded with our faces pressed against the dark window pane of the Royal Cuckoo grocery store while Alanna waxed rhapsodically about the wonders of orgeat liqueur. Her love of it…

UNMASKED

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As someone wise (possibly) once said — why wash dishes and clean the house when you can instead don a Venetian mask and jumpsuit and keep the party going? …

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…

el techo

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as I find something amazing (and yet somehow also underutilized) here in the city of San Francisco, by the third or fourth visit everyone within 20 miles will have caught on. El Techo de Lolinda (or as I like to call it, the Roof of Lolinda) has been…

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…