The office holiday party. Some people look forward to theirs, others not quite. Regardless of your feelings, the dreaded question still stands… What on earth are you going to wear?
Whether the party takes place at your work, in a restaurant, bowling alley (that’s ours!), or wherever… it’s always good to keep your outfit classy and conservative!
What will you be wearing?!
I have become incredibly DIY inspired this holiday season. So many beautiful projects on pinterest right now. One in particular being DIY Christmas Trees. I love this step by step tutorial on Shauna Mailloux’s website. Really straightforward, beautiful, and on a budget!
For others who are big fans of the color Pink, Kate Landers DIY girly inspired Christmas trees are really fun.
I personally love the fact that these little trees can be made with just about anything. Ribbon, tinsel, acorns, yarn, poms, whatever!
It’s no lie that I am a huge fan of the “salty and sweet” combination. I am also an even bigger fan of recipes that are not just delicious, but easy. (I have trouble following directions)
Salted Pistachio Brittle
Adapted from Food & Wine’s Best-Ever Nut Brittle
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces shelled pistachios
Fleur de sel or crushed Maldon sea salt
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, butter and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the caramel is deep amber and has the very first hints of a lightly burnt aroma (about 10 minutes). Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the baking soda. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the pistachios, then immediately scrape the brittle onto a large rimmed, nonstick baking sheet. Using the back of a large spoon or an offset spatula (oil it lightly if it sticks), spread the brittle into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Break the brittle into large shards.
(Head over to The Kitchn for the complete original posting)
I think of all the seasons, Fall is most definitely my favorite. I love watching the leaves change colors, preparing for the winter holidays, and bundling up. It’s been surprisingly chilly this week in Los Angeles, and downright cold at night.
Because Fall and Winter in Los Angeles can be quite unpredictable- layering is practical and always stylish.