Tag Archives: Drink

Blog Roundup

- The Best and Worst Foods to Cure a Hangover [Greatist]

- Some things we don’t really like about San Francisco (don’t worry, we like the rest!) [Refinery 29]

- Cocktails Inspired by Wes Anderson films [Paste]

- What you should never wear to a wedding [WhoWhatWear]

- “I Found Out The Hard Way That My Cousin is a Porn Star” [The Hundreds] Wow – best thing I’ve read in a long time.

- Nicole Richie tells Oprah about the easiest and hardest part about marriage. [Refinery 29]

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So This Happened Today…

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I saw this advertised on Tin Pot’s Instagram feed today and decided to drag my entire team out to Tin Pot so that I could have it. The specialty drink was only offered today so as you can imagine, I was feeling a sense of urgency. It was totally worth it. I wish this could just be a seasonal regular…thanks Tin Pot for the afternoon treat!

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The Time I Fake Cleansed

When I was still living in Seattle, the juicing craze was just getting started and I seriously considered doing a three-day cleanse meaning three juices as a substitute for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for three days. My thought process was that I would probably feel really healthy for doing it and like I had done some sort of a detox on my body, but that afterwards, I’d probably be pretty hungry. I wasn’t really thinking about some of the negative side effects that might occur from it and how this might affect me differently than it would for any other person perhaps someone who might be a little bit more healthier than me.

I put the idea of a juice cleanse behind me. That was until I went to the Stanford Shopping Center three weeks ago and stopped by Pressed. I figured that if I wasn’t ready to do the real juice cleanse that I intended a year and a half ago, I could at least try it or modify it to be more appropriate for my diet. I purchased three bottles each from a different category – citrus, roots, and greens. At the store I sampled each of them and decided that the flavor was okay enough for me to finish a whole bottle of it.

On my first night I substituted one bottle for dinner. Granted I had a meal before having the juice, but it was a late lunch and the only meal I ate for the day. After drinking the first bottle, I didn’t feel hungry later that evening. Instead, I felt pretty content. It was challenging to finish a whole bottle in one sitting though and I realized that the two days after I would get through half the bottle and put the rest in the fridge for 30 minutes until I would go back to finish the second half.

The second and third bottles didn’t act as meal substitutes, but were consumed when I came home from work as a snack. Like my original assumption about juicing, I felt healthy in the sense that I knew I was putting good things into my body. However, I did feel like I was consuming a great deal of natural sugars. I later felt the side effects from that on the second, third, and fourth day when I would get sporadic headaches. I wasn’t changing anything else about my diet those days while I was juicing so I’m fairly confident that they were caused from that. I probably won’t ever be able to do a full juice cleanse because this was a pretty strong indication that my body may not be able to handle it consistently, but I think if I walked by Pressed again and felt like having a juice, I would pick one up without too much of a second thought.

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Blog Roundup

- What the biggest companies are from each state [Gizmodo]

- America’s coolest rooftop bars [Travel and Leisure] whoo Seattle!

- 10 menswear blogs every guy should know [Cool Material] I’m reading them too!

- 12 menswear Instagrammers to follow [Cool Material]

- Dov Charney to sue American Apparel [Refinery29]

- All the jobs and the money you can be making in them – a chart! [Vox]

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The Weekend: 5 Things

Tenzing’s first time eating In N’ Out! We went all out.

Happy 5th birthday party to my favorite company!

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Steven Alan eyewear. Of course I poked myself in the eye while trying on a pair.

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Space themed greeting cards at Steven Alan.

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Three strawberry-lemonades at Plow, please.

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The Week: 5 Things

There was one more notable thing that happened during the week that I felt should be included in this post. Earlier this week, our interns and employees went on a short train ride over to Menlo Park for Off the Grid! I’ve only ever been to the one in Haight with my friend Sam a few years back so I was excited to try a different location. The first truck I made a beeline for was The Chairman, which I remembered from the last time I was at Off the Grid. The Pork Belly Bao is the most delicious bite (or more than a few bites for me!) After this, I went on to have a warm Empanada. The best thing about Off the Grid is that there is always so much variety and so many different things to try. I’m looking forward to my next trip there or even … the Fort Mason off the grid with 30+ vendors!

This movie.

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By Friday, things start to get a little wacky.

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Oyster shucking in the office! We shipped 100 oysters over from Boston – some of the best oysters I’ve ever had.

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Three juices purchased for three meal substitutions this week! The third one was my dinner tonight. We survived. By we I mean me and my stomach. We’ll make a separate post for this later once I’ve finished.

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And a bonus 6th photo of some grumpy diners at Pizzeria Delfina.

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Beating the Heat: 5 Agua Fresca Recipes

[Roasted Strawberry Agua Fresca]

I spend a great deal of time every day adding to my Pinterest boards and realizing that I never do anything with them. Since I moved to California, I haven’t cooked a real meal out of my kitchen so there’s just no use for recipes. We also discontinued “Take Me There” Fridays. However, I’ve given this a lot of thought lately. For how much time I spend on the website, I should really be putting it to better use. If I can’t do anything with all of this inspiration, I should pass it on.

So when I can or when I feel strongly towards a particular idea or a theme, I’ll be posting 5 pins centered around that.

Several weeks ago, we had the best agua fresca we’ve ever tasted during brunch at Slow Club in San Francisco. I still haven’t forgotten about it. Later that night, we decided to make our own watermelon lime agua fresca. By hand. No mixer. No blender. Just chopping everything up and squeezing it into a strainer. It turned out amazingly and our friends loved it too (or they were just being nice to us.) The past few weeks in the Bay have been scorching hot and the only thing to cool down with is a glass of agua fresca so here are 5 recipes that I would try and make myself…or would purchase if I were out. That last one seems more likely.

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Introducing: The Waffogato

Is this not the most amazing thing you have ever seen? I know it’s only 9AM, but who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? I was introduced to Affogatos a couple of months ago at Pizzeria Delfina so when this popped up on Refinery29 the other day, I was immediately brought back to that unforgettable moment and first bite.

The Waffogato is waffle-shaped ice cream (so adorbs!) dropped in maple syrup flavored coffee. Holy sweetness – now that’s something to wake you up in the morning! The Waffogato was created by Dominque Ansel Bakery – the same people that brought you the infamous cronut – and looks exactly like it does in the photograph above. When everything has all melted, it looks like a little mini milkshake at the end.

Yum. Is it brunch yet?

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The Weekend: 5 Things

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We kicked off this weekend with a trip to Planet Granite with the co-workers! I didn’t do any bouldering this time, but I did climb twice before I called it quits. It has been a long week, you guys. Instead of going to the usual Sunnyvale gym, we ventured over to the one in Belmont. As much as I love climbing and how strong it makes me feel, I know that it’s no cardio. I wish I could be incorporating a little bit of that into my activities too. Nevertheless, I was still feeling the pain this morning on my shoulders and fore arms.

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Henry’s sister Grace was in town this weekend visiting so naturally we had to take her to our favorite Sonoma winery – Ram’s Gate! We sampled 8 different kinds each of us favoring one more than the other. I was pretty partial to the very sweet white wine. Don’t ask me to tell you what it exactly was because I definitely don’t remember.

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One pretty happy family here.

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Is there anything better than lounging on this deck? Absolutely not.

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I find that on Sundays I always have very intense cravings for food. Today, it happened to be sushi so I drove 20 minutes away for these nomz right here. I just polished this off and I don’t plan on moving or getting up anytime soon. Thanks for the grub Niji’s!

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Starbucks Evenings

Seattle coffee chain Starbucks is introducing a new concept to their stores called “Starbucks Evenings.” We all know what it’s like to arrive at our own local Starbucks for the morning rush, but it looks like the chain is hoping to bring either a new crowd or that same crowd to their stores after work as well. Unveiling in major cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Portland, Starbucks will begin to sell alcoholic drinks and offer up appetizer and dessert menus to customers after 4PM. Food items will include chicken skewers, macaroni n’ cheese, and chocolate fondue with a selection of wines and beers varying at different stores.

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Currently Craving:

I’ve always been very partial to smoothies with boba specifically Strawberry Peach or Taro. However, recently I was recommended to just try milk tea with boba and can I just say that it was life-changing? What have I been doing this whole time? I’ve been on an Earl Grey fix ever since I became obsessed with the ice cream flavor at Tin Pot. I figured ordering the Earl Grey Milk Tea wouldn’t be much of a change. It was amazing. I can’t wait to walk myself down to Tea Era tomorrow for another.

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Currently Craving:

If it were’t for my phone today, I would have completely forgotten that we were springing forward. Luckily for me, it still feels like 11:30 when it is actually 12:30 so because of that fact alone, I’m seeing how many extra blog posts I can fit in.

I was introduced to Coco Cafe’s Cafe Latte last month and I’ve been obsessing/craving it ever since. At first glance, I thought I would hate it. At first taste, I thought I would stop. I ended up guzzling half of it down and still wanting more. I’ve never been a huge fan of coconut anything, but you really can’t even taste it. The shot of espresso is just this awesome bonus that comes along with it. I need a lifetime supply.

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Currently Drinking:

At our office, we have a little something called “Drink of the Month.” Since the first day I saw this drink in the fridge and its first day in our office, I have been hooked. I drank it on a daily basis for two days and realized that the caffeine may have been a bit too strong for me. I found myself getting some mini headaches throughout the day, but after a couple of weeks have passed, it seems like I’ve been able to develop some sort of a tolerance. We also have the Tea’s Tea Matcha Green Tea Latte version as well, but that tasted kind of chalky to me. This Black Tea Latte version tastes so similar to Milk Tea itself and I think I am slightly addicted. Mom’s not going to be happy about this – I can already tell.

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Anna Kendrick’s Super Bowl Commerical

There’s a little bit of suspense taken out of the Super Bowl when all of the commercials get leaked before the actual game day, right? Regardless, we love Anna Kendrick and we find her to be quite endearing and funny. I know Pitch Perfect feels like forever away, but hopefully she’ll be in something before that that we can look forward to.

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DIY Hot Cocoa Favors

On my first night back last night, I stopped by Nordstrom with Ashley to check out the Wit & Wonder pop-up shop. The area was jam-packed with gifts perfect for white elephant and secret Santa exchanges so naturally, I had to pick up something for my upcoming White Elephant. It’s getting to be that time where everyone is kind of scrambling about for Christmas shopping – a period of time that I prefer to avoid. Seattle was more crowded than usual as expected. So if you’re like me and would love to avoid that as much as possible, I definitely encourage taking the route of DIY gifts. I stumbled across this last week and am now just getting to post it. A DIY contributor from Green Wedding Shoes came up with this super cute idea to gift friends and family DIY hot cocoa mixes. How adorable is the cork stopper?!

For the full recipe click here.

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