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Coffee Break: Lets Get Pump(kin spiced) Up

It's back. Today was the official first day to buy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes as well as the new becerage "Toffee Mocha" not to be confused with Toffenut Mocha. Did you have your share of pumkin spice today? If so do share. How do you order from Starbucks?

Just chill

Momo chilling out on his own personal(shared)chaise lounge ready for another lazy Sunday. I on the other hand have to work today at 9am after I just got off work at 1230am. I might as well work on a boat 8 hrs on 8 hrs off. Ah well life goes on.

Trina Turk Fall LOOK BOOKS

The countdown to fall starts now. Can you believe that the first day of fall (September 23rd) is less than a month away? How can I even be thinking of what to be wearing in cold weather when it is literally 100' degrees here in So Cal. I guess I'm almost ready for that change of pace as far as weather goes. I know that the next month will be going by super fast because I started school almost 2 weeks ago, and am now very tired and overloaded. I'm taking 4 classes 3 design one academic. So you might be thinking I like to make myself suffer, I prefer to think of it "as getting shit done". When it comes to school I have no more time to waste, I just need to keep focused and rested not to mention...work. What is that saying? "And this too shall pass"? That is how I feel right now, especially about my space planning class.
Lets move onto a more fun topic like what will I wish to be wearing when heaven forbid it gets COLD and everyone freaks the hell out and…

Huge Zucchini

Our backyard garden is full of tomatoes, eggplant, carrots and cat sized zucchini! I had to share these photos because they're pretty funny. Have you had an experience with a crazy cat sized vegetable?

Vanilla Chai memories

Whenever I see this bottle of Bolthouse farms Vanilla Chai I'm instantly brought back to my summer 2007 vacation in Florida. I haven't been back since 08 because I never can go when the family is going. Now every August I feel like something is missing and I know its the annual summer trip to grandmas. Mhmmh...oh well there's always next year. Today I twisted open a bottle of this chai and poured it over a cup of ice and instantly feel as if I'm back there, on the boat trip we all took that summer. There's half of the clan checking out the celebrity homes. The family my aunt works for rented out this boat for a lazy afternoon tour of Hutchinson Island, so relaxing and that my friends is where I had my first sip of that vanilla chai as well as some interesting whole foods to-go platters. I'm sure I will always remember this trip, till the next one.
Is there an item or beverage that brings back a summer memory to you? If so do share...


Pumpkin Spice Latte Ohh Lala

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte I have been craving this drink for a few weeks now, mostly because my whole summer (weather) has felt like September/October. I will confirm to you when this lovely latte will be making its way into Fall 2010! Btw for those of you who think that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is too rich with calories and fat, no worries... A Tall (12oz) iced nonfat no whip PSL has the following: 170 calories and o% fat however it does have... 5mg cholesterol 130 mg sodium 32g sugar 33g carbs 8g protein The choice is yours... I dont really pay attention to the #'s but I put them up for those who are interested. *Update* Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be officially launching The week of August 30th along with another new Fall drink the Toffee Mocha.

Kelly Wearstler book signing Tonight!!!!!

Calling all So-Cal Gals and boys interested in Fashion and Interior Design... Next week there is a very fun and intimate event going on in Los Angeles. Trina Turk is hosting a Book signing for Kelly Wearstler, Interior Designer and Host of Top Design. I have been to one of Trina's events, she is really open to talking to her clients and sharing details about her company and design inspirations. I suggest checking this out because it isn't every day that you get to meet two talented professionals from the design world. (click image for more info)
KELLY WEARSTLER-BOOK SIGNING TONIGHT @ TRINA TURK August 19th 2010 6pm-8pm 8008 west 3rd street Los Angeles CA 90048


The Bruery

At least once every other week I have been making it a point to visit the Bruery in Placentia, CA to try their unique hand crafted beers. So far I have had my fair share of tastings and I decided on my top three favorites so far. Here they are:
Brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel (in other words, a lot of yams!), this autumn seasonal is a different take on the “pumpkin” beer style. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, and fermented with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is perfect on a cold autumn evening.ABV: 10%, IBU: 25, SRM: 15, Release: Fall-When I tried this beer I felt like it tasted like Thanksgiving in a cup. It was really rich and good for sipping while in a deep seeded conversation. I could really taste all of the ingredients listed in it and if you like "pumpkin ale" you will love the Autumn Maple.

Mischief is a Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale. This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly…

Summer-Ville

Hey everyone it's Maggy reporting to you live from a backyard in California under a towel attempting to type and sun bathe. I have been out and about lately so that means less blogging. But today I wanted to share with you some items that I think are perfect for the last month of summer before it becomes cold, dreary and everything that this summer has basically been already. I kid, this Summer was the first one that I didn't have to break out my a/c...amazing. And right now at 5pm in Southern California its a cool 75' in the sun...huh?
Fall clothing may be rolling out along with The September Issue...but for mow I'm still living in Summer-ville. Without much further ado I welcome my last few items of my Summer Wish List.

Ramona Hoodie-Hollister OK so I normally don't shop at Hollister because most of their clothes don't fit my non 12 year old body. However I do own a hoodie similar to the one below and it is so comfortable that I'm contemplating getting myse…