Posts tagged cocktails
Los Angeles Holiday Premiere

Messhall Ghost Media-3874 This weekend we were thrilled to kick off the holiday season with our annual Holiday Premiere event at our LA location! Is there any better way to start the season than a night of holiday shopping, cocktails, delicious treats, and music?

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Now that our store has been transformed into a winter wonderland, we couldn't wait to share it with you! With the help of our amazing vendors and friends, we enjoyed a wonderful evening of holiday cheer.

The beautiful Kara Elise mixed up some gorgeous cocktails with ingredients by Health-Ade Kombucha, Kimo Sabe Mezcal, and Farmbox. Our favorite was the "Autumn Donkey," a mix of Pink Lady Apple kombucha, rosemary, cinnamon, and mezcal - a combination that created a perfectly "adult" apple cider for a chilly Fall evening.

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We were also lucky to have our friend Anne Sage, author of Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want, join us to sign copies of her beautiful book. If you haven't picked up a copy for yourself yet, it just might make for the perfect early Christmas present to yours truly!

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Of course, the best part of an event are the treats! With delicious food from our neighbors Stir Market and decadent desserts from Sweet & Divine by Emmaline, it was hard to choose a favorite. If you are looking for catering for a holiday party, we highly recommend these two!

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A huge thank you to everyone who came and celebrated the season with us, and to all of our amazing vendors! We couldn't imagine starting the holidays any other way.

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Photo: Jessica Castro

Photo: Jessica Castro

Photo: Jessica Castro

Photo: Jessica Castro

Photo: Jessica Castro

Photo: Jessica Castro

Photo: Jessica Castro

Thanks again to all of our vendors and sponsors who made this event amazing!

FARMBOX LA | SWEET + DIVINE BY EMMALINE | GYPSY EATS | ENVI LOUISE’S HATS | NANCY YUAN JEWELRY | SPECIALTY DRY GOODS MARVY LIFE | HULMA JEWELRY | JOICO | GOOD BITES DARLING MAGAZINE | HEALTH-ADE KOMBUCHA | PROYO |  STIR MARKET | ICELANDIC GLACIAL WATER |BABYGANICS | CODED PR AG STANDARD ALMONDS | I HEART KEENWAH | BONNE O | KIMO SABE MEZCAL & more!

Designing a Harvest Table
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The harvest season has always been a source of great inspiration for us. With fall products going out in stores over the next couple of weeks we are eagerly awaiting the season and hopefully a climate change! To kick off the season we are sharing a few fall tabletop ideas with you.IMG_6636IMG_6635 IMG_6632-1IMG_6633Our newly remodeled pantry area and stunning new products such as our aged turkish cutting boards, glassware and graphic serving bowls adorned the event perfectly! With gourmet appetizers from our friends at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, cocktails and a homemade cake we had all the right ingredients for a dinner party!  We decorated the center of the table with a faux succulent garland that we made entirely out of pieces found in our stores. Creating your own is simple just ask any of our sales reps to help you put one together. We topped off the centerpiece with our pillar mission candles and tea lights in some of our favorite small containers.IMG_6638

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Designing your own harvest table is fun and it’s easier than you’d think! So join us and be inspired!IMG_6634

 

The American Cocktail -- Maple Syrup Toddy

Weekend before the Christmas! We have the perfect cocktail to keep you warm and an add a bit more cheer while doing your gift wrapping!!

In Our Pantry at our Los Angeles store you can find one of our all time favorite books, The American Cocktail. In that you can find a great recipe for a delicious + warm Maple Syrup Toddy!

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I N G R E D I E N T S [Serves 1] 2 oz applejack 1 oz sweet 1 oz Averna 1 teaspoon Grade B maple syrup 3 oz hot water

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D I R E C T I O N S combine the applejack, vermouth, Averna, and maple syrup in a mug and stir until blended. Add the hot water and stir again. Garnish with the lemon peel, twisting it over the drink to release the oils. Garnish- 2-inch piece of lemon peele

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Enjoy + keep warm!

 

For Dad's Bar

The clinking of glasses, a tumble of ice cubes, and a shake of a mixer. Our Los Angeles store has all of the necessities for pouring up the perfect drink. Whether Dad is the ultimate mixologist, or simply loves a great beer, we've got some of the coolest essentials for Dad's bar.

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Eat here; drink here. Rusted metal letters create perfect bartop accent for Dad. Play up the space with giant aged glass containers.

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Whiskey rocks are sure to make Dad crack a smile. Drop them in a drink & they keep it ice cold, without the watered down effects of regular ice cubes // Pick from our assortment of unique bottle openers, a sure match for any personality!

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Have a citrus fanatic on your hands? Fill an aged bucket with faux lemons & limes to keep the essence around 24/7. Don't forget the sturdy lime juicer!

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Keep his man cave extra cool with granite slabs, which make awesome serving trays. Keep the accents consistent with matching coaster that will blend perfectly in an existing color palette. Vintage scales and weathered pigs are practically begging to be placed on Dad's bar!

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Every master mixologist needs a good handful of books; our Pantry has the essentials for brushing up on cocktail recipes and tips. What Dad wouldn't want to learn how to make his own Moonshine? If you can't decided on just one gift, choose a few and wrap them up in a rusted tin or container for the ultimate Father's Day Basket. Happy Gifting!

Tequila Mockingbird
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The best part about Southern California is our great weather! This winter season has had perfect summer cocktail weather!

One of our favorites in our pantry is Tim Federle's, Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist. Every mixologist’s dream, the perfect cocktail book for the literary obsessed.

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Enjoy delicious cocktails referencing some of your favorite literary pieces.

Try one of our favorite recipes inspired by one of our favorite written pieces of literature.

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tequila mockingbird recipe

This refreshing recipe borrows Gabriel Garcia Marquez's palette pairing, creating a lightweight drink!

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Cheers, enjoy!