The Best Margarita Recipe

5/05/2015

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here's the best margarita recipe (it's Ina Garten's recipe with a twist from my dad - he serves his on the rocks with a splash of Damiana):

1 lime, halved
Kosher salt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 limes)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
1 cup Triple Sec
1 cup white tequila
2 cups ice
Splash of Damiana 

Rub the outside rims of 6 glasses with a cut lime and dip each glass lightly into a plate of kosher salt.

Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec, tequila, and ice in a blender and puree. Place extra ice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with margarita mix, shake well, and strain into glasses. Top with a splash of Damiana.


And find more of our favorite drinks recipes here.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

5/04/2015

Somehow, it's May, which means Mother's Day is coming up (it's Sunday!). My mom is visiting me in San Francisco for the weekend so I have some fun plans in lieu of a gift, but here are some ideas for Sunday.

1. Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil
2. Rifle Paper Co. Birch Floral iPhone 6 Case
3. R. Nichols Breathe Candle
4. Bloom That Flowers
5. Kate Spade Say Yes Mom Necklace
6. J. Crew Harper Mules in Retro Lemon

Weekend in Dallas

4/29/2015

If you follow us on Instagram, you'll know I spent the weekend in Dallas, Texas. My best friend got engaged in the fall and I haven't seen her yet so I flew out to celebrate and attend her bridal shower. While there, I was also able to see my other college roommate who's living in Dallas right now (before moving to Peru this summer!) and my brother (who just got the sweetest puppy). We had dinner at Sissy's, which I'd really recommend the next time you're in Dallas, drinks at the Joule, more drinks in Deep Ellum, and brunch in Klyde Warren Park

I arrived in the wee hours of the morning Saturday and had the first flight out Monday morning so I'm paying for it now, but I'd do it all over again in a second. So. Much. Fun. 

See below for some links, off to have my second third cup of coffee.

Our hearts go out to everyone in Nepal. Here's a helpful article about how to donate to the earthquake relief funds. 

Dan Fredinburg was climbing Mount Everest on behalf of OrphanGift in support of two Nepali earthquakes when the earthquake struck. Read about his story here and donate to support his mission here

Onto lighter things, this video made me laugh. Watch it and I dare you not to smile.

This got me worried about avocados.

Why we're all bikini ready

Speaking of #GirlPower, I loved Joanna's piece about female friendship.

Have you seen the Acne x Pottery Barn collaboration?

I found this article on resisting help from people super interesting.

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Spring Ready

4/23/2015


What up, spring? We are in it...pinks...florals...flowy skirts...there is a huge selection of pretty items now available at Kohl's. I'm not sure if you could tell, but Mila loves pink. For the record she also loves green, purple and blue (the last one because it reminds her of Elsa), but we're on pink repeat over here lately. Sometimes I try to tone it down...why not some gray Mila? Or black? On the other hand, I'll probably have plenty of that later, when she's a moody teenager, so in the meantime we're flouncing around in our pretty florals.


 Blouse / Skirt / Mila's shirt / Mila's sandals

 Mila showing off her jumping skills/enormous amount of continuous energy on a recent beach trip. Shop her colorful suit here.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see more of our favorite looks for spring!
 
This is a sponsored post from Kohl's. All opinions expressed are our own.

Wedding Season by Reformation

4/22/2015

I've been a fan of Reformation for years, and wore my first dress from the eco-friendly line to a wedding in Cabo earlier this year. I browse their site pretty regularly, but more so lately since I'm picking out a bridesmaids dress for a wedding in the fall (the bride is letting us pick the long, black Reformation dress of our choice!). 

While I have my eye on this or this for the wedding, I've also been considering picking up a few more for other weddings and parties. They are just so good. This one would be fun for my best friend's bachelorette in Austin next month, and I'm smitten with this one too. See below for more Reformation and here for more wedding guest inspiration.
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