First off, did you know that Gilt now has a Gilt Taste? So cool! They have everything from seafood to wine to cheese to an amazing pantry section with oils and vinegars...I could go on and on. But, what I really got excited about on my last visit was their recipe section where I found this fall drink, the Sidewalker. I don't typically drink beer but this sounds amazing!
The Sidewalker Adapted from Damon Boelte, Prime Meats Makes 1 cocktail
1 ounce apple brandy (such as Laird's)
¾ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce maple syrup
¼ ounce apple cider vinegar Cold wheat beer (such as Hefeweizen or Weihenstephaner hefeweissbier)
Lemon wedge, to garnish
Pour the brandy, lemon juice, maple syrup and vinegar into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain the cocktail into a chilled, tall glass and top with beer. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
The above recipe is straight from Gilt Taste and there are links in the recipe to maple syrup and apple cider that you can purchase straight from Gilt.
This Pewter Tray with Stag Handles and Carving Board is on my lust list! It is $795 but I am in love with it. I saw it in person at Gearys in Beverly Hills while looking for gifts off a registry and it is gorgeous! (Not Kim Kardashian's but this is where she registered if you saw the wedding special.)
I went to the Decade of Difference concert for the Clinton Foundation last Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl and I am officially obsessed with Lady Gaga! She is such an amazing singer and performer and she is so freaking cool! Lady Gaga stole the show...for sure and, she pushed it just enough without going too far!
While posing in the above picture she said, "Well, I'm having my first real Marilyn moment, I always wanted to have one, and I was hoping that it didn't involve an accident with some pills and a strand of pearls, so here we are."
Which now makes sense as to why she has this Marylin Monroe painting over the fireplace in the house she rents in Bel Air...don't worry people, I found a way to tie this into my blog!
Go to LA Curbed to see more pics and get the whole story on her house. In the meantime, watch this video where she changes the words of "Bad Romance" to "Bill Romance"...and it is totally worth it to watch the other videos of all the songs she performed.
And "oh my gosh" I now have a crush on Usher...he was amazing too! I am not ashamed to admit that there will be some wine drinking, dancing and replaying of the concert in my house this weekend!
I am in love with X-Benches! There are so many uses for them around the house...see the end of this post for examples of how to incorporate them around your home. In the meantime, here are some of my favorites...starting with the platinum velvet Jonathan Adler X-Bench! Love the platinum velvet!
Not sure if you could find a place for an X-Bench in your house? See my favorite ways to use an X-Bench below...
If you need extra seating in your living room but don't have enough room...two X-Benches are the perfect solution. Above they had room for a couch, two chairs and two X-Benches but if you don't have enough room for chairs in your living room, I love just using a couple of benches instead!
Love the idea of using X-Benches under a table in a library, a living room or even at the end of a dining table!
Of Course...At the end of a bed...
My favorite use of X-Benches might be two under a console table in an entryway or in a living room.
A couple of months ago I bought some organizers at Target and cleaned up my bathroom drawers. It didn't take long until they were back to a total mess....with the main culprits being brushes and mascara!
I was so excited when I saw this organizer because it has a space for brushes and mascara and it is from IKEA!
It looks pretty deep but I think it will fit in one of my drawers....
You could also use it in the kitchen or an office in your junk drawer and use the brush holders for pens! Why are pens always impossible to locate...maybe this is a solution....probably not because most likely I would still not put them back in the proper place but I might be more inclined to if I had this?
Wow...after drinking coffee at 4:00 in the afternoon...on the third day of a work conference...drawer organizers are SO exciting!
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