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Taking Back Sundays

The Parisians have it mastered.  The Manhattanites made it cool.  So why have us Angelenos never fully gotten on the Brunch bus?  The reasons are beyond me.  After all, it’s an event that is founded on sleeping in, drinking before noon, and sun-savvy style.  Are we LA natives lacking in affinity for any of three of these things?  I certainly think not.  It’s about time this city got it’s act together and made brunch a weekend non-negotiable.

But first, we drink.  Here are some AM cocktails from around the web to desire + inspire…with a twist.

By Erin GleesonCucumber Sangria, anyone?

TO MAKE: Simply cube the honeydew, combine all the ingredients sans the soda water, chill for a few hours, and when ready to serve, add the seltzer. (via TheForestFeast).

dsafadfHow about a crafty herbal Spritzer?

TO MAKE: First, create a simple syrup with the thyme, water, and sugar by bringing them to a boil in a small saucepan.  Remove from heat and let stew for 20 minutes.  Remove the thyme, add the lemon juice, + allow to coolMix with blackberries, add ice, and top with champagne. (via Anthropologie).


Or for those still craving a caffeine fix…

TO MAKE: Brew + chill coffee, preferably overnight.  In a large glass, pour coffee over ice and add the Frangelico plus desired sweetener.  Stir to combine.  Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, + chocolate syrup. (via AveryCooks).

Boozy Tuesday


The lingering leftovers of the weekend have most likely dissipated from both muscle + memory as another week passes on and though Tuesday is hardly a stone’s throw from Friday, there’s no reason the wine has to wait.  After all, surviving the midweek straddle warrants a drink.  But on to the booze…

One of my favorite podcasts is The Dinner Party Download, which provides weekly talks + tastes for social gatherings.  During the broadcast, hosts Rico Galiano + Brendan Francis Newnam share a drink recipe inspired by an event that happened on that day in history.  So, in a similar manner, I thought I’d provide a recipe for a cocktail inspired by recent happenings in the here + now, plus a collection of other cultural qualities of that same vein.  This week?  It’s Pamplona’s annual Encierro, or Running of the Bulls.  What began as a traditional celebration of religion has grown into a global gathering of brave-hearted souls worldwide seeking to be apart of the ultimate fiesta.  The less-than-five minute run in which the frenzied bulls charge behind the fearless for 825m has become a nationwide and truly global tradition.  Ole!


Read/// Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, By the River I Sat Down & Wept by Paulo Coelho, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 


WEAR///Capes, red, boleros, fringe, shallow fedoras, cropped pants, black, heavy embellishment, caveats, flowing  skirts, billowing sleeves, white workshirts, roses, gold, strong shoulders.



Recipe via onegirlinthekitchen. Images via hm, kiameku onegirlinthekitchen.