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The Best Instagram Captions For All Your Fall Cocktails

September 17, 2020

Whether you’re warm and cozy by the fire with wine, or out on the porch with a crisp cider, we’ve pretty sure you want to capture the comforting moment on Instagram.

Scroll through below for all the cute, snappy captions you’ll need for your boozy autumn nights! 🍂✨

For when you’re mixing a new pumpkin-based cocktail that isn’t pumpkin spice:

“Stressed, blessed, pumpkin obsessed.”

– Unknown

For an autumn-seasoned rum cider cocktail pic:

“Spice, spice baby.”

– Unknown

For your warm and delicious mulled wine post:

“Warm drinks, warm heart.”

– Unknown

For the basic white wine photo with a blanket:

“The only thing getting lit this weekend are my fall scented candles.”

– Unknown

For your next glass of wine paired with your favorite gourd:

“Squash Goals.”

– Unknown

For your ghastly Halloween delights:

“It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!”

– Unknown

For the shot of your refreshment with an autumn-themed garnish:

“If you don’t like fall, you can leaf me alone.”

– Unknown

Need some more fall cocktail content? HERE are the best autumn drink recipe videos we found on TikTok!

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Here’s How to Make the Best Fall Cocktails, According to TikTok

September 5, 2020

Ah, fall. It’s truly the most beautiful time of the year when breezy weather, apple picking, oversized sweaters and boots rule all. 

As you bust out the blankets and prepare for the holidays, you’ll obviously need a cocktail in hand every step of the way. Below, find all the best seasonal spirits and how to make them, according to TikTok.

1. Spiced Rum Caramel Coco

A drink and dessert all rolled into one? Sign us right up. This quick, easy hot chocolate is packed with spiced flavor and fall deliciousness. Adding caramel corn on top makes it the go-to guilty pleasure of the season.

2. Pear Drop Cocktail

We live for a refreshingly fruity, yet light cocktail. If that’s also your jam, try this lovely pear drop. It features banana liqueur and bitters, surprisingly—but it adds an unexpectedly enjoyable flavor you can’t find anywhere else.

3. Apple Gin Garden

If apples are more your thing, you have to try this Apple Gin Garden with elderflower, apple juice and gin, of course. Adding floral notes to the mix gives it a rich and elegant flavor. This one’s for enjoying that fall breeze on your balcony or porch in the evening.

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4. Apple Cider Cocktail

What’s a fall cocktail roundup without at least one apple cider refreshment? Crisp cider combined with orange slices and vodka equals instant autumn delight.

5. Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

We’ve all grown wary of the over-advertised pumpkin spice flavor, but hear us out on this one. This sweet little cocktail also has Irish cream, vanilla ice cream and a cinnamon stick for extra punch. And let’s be honest, adding alcohol to any classic flavor will always makes it worth your time.

6. Frosé

We don’t know about you, but rosé is a must for us to kick off the season. Why not dial it up by blending it with fresh strawberries, ice and a touch of vodka? It gives this classic sweet wine a little zest that’s perfect for fall get togethers.

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Rising Dance Artist Aston Celebrates Debut EP Release with Skyelyfe & ‘Spooky’ Halloween-Themed Cocktails

October 31, 2016

Rising dance artist and LGBT activist Aston has a lot to celebrate—and she’s sharing much of her joy with skyelyfe!

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Not only is it Halloween (she’s dressing up as the female version of Michael Jackson in the “Thriller” music video, BTW), but she also just released her debut, self-titled EP, and it is everything you need to turn your costume party up a few notches.

As you listen to her six-track collection (scroll to the bottom to check it out), you can mix up her own specialty cocktail, appropriately named Aston’s Dark and Dreary Halloween Cocktail (recipe also at the bottom).

“This Halloween cocktail is super easy to make and it’s delicious!” she tells skyelyfe. “The floating rum at the top gives it a spooky effect, and you can add the Halloween garnish of your choice to make it your own (gummy worms work great with this cocktail, too!).”

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When it comes to Halloween, it’s no surprise this is one of her favorite times of year.

“I absolutely love dressing up, whether it’s for a performance or going out, and Halloween is the perfect excuse to get super creative with your costume,” she says. “The great thing about a Halloween costume is that you can plan for weeks and put together something super extravagant costume Heidi Klum style, or you can throw something together last minute with things you probably already have in your closet! And candy—who doesn’t love candy?!”

Aston’s Dark & Dreary Halloween Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:

– ½ ginger beer
– 2 teaspoons of lime juice
– 1 – 2 shots of dark rum
– Halloween Candy for garnish (I used bubblegum eyeballs!)
– Wooden Skewer (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS:

Fill a glass with ice and pour in the ginger beer and lime juice. Slowly pour the rum into the glass to give it the “floating effect.” Garnish with bubble gum eyeball or your choice of Halloween candy!

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Food Angelenos

Top L.A. Bartenders Battle It Out at 4th Annual All-Star Mixology Competition at Roosevelt Hotel

October 19, 2016

It was a battle of the bartenders recently at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel—but all in good fun (and for a good cause).

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Top L.A. and Las Vegas mixologists from spots including Culver City’s The Corner Door and DTLA’s The Varnish came out with their finest handcrafted cocktails, all for the sake of raising money for the Covenant House of California, an organization that keeps homeless and trafficked youth off the streets.

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Guests purchased tickets to try a wide variety of (very strong) cocktails, while noshing on burgers and mac ‘n’ cheese. Ultimately, it was Zach Patterson of Melrose Umbrella Co. who won the coveted honor of top mixologist, thanks to his Casa Noble Tequila with ginger creation. Being the anti-tequila drinker I am, I can’t say I indulged in this winning concoction (but I’m sure it was plenty divine!).

But Palazzo Resort and Casino‘s Wendy Verdel-Hodges won me over with her unique Warhol cocktail (2.5 oz. Black Moth vodka, 1 oz. tomato basil shrub, 1 drop truffle oil).

Either way, regardless of guests’ sips of choice, everyone left a winner, walking out with a fancy Tumi mini-travel kit from event sponsor Delta.

Cheers!

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

Photo Credit: Luka Olex

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Here’s the Final Addition Needed In Your Bar Cart (Trust Me, You’re Really Missing Out)!

February 2, 2016

pickle_juice_chaserLemon, lime, soda – what do these have in common? They are among the most popular cocktail accompaniments and chasers.

But when we think of our stocked bar musts, it’s doubtful that pickle juice comes to mind. Am I right? But this Potassium-filled liquid has been used with alcohol for years, and complements shots of whiskey (Picklebacks) and tequila (Tijuana Hookers) so well that a new brand is on the market in huge bottles known as the Pickle Juice Chaser.

The PJC is built on the functional properties of pickle brine. It has the added benefit of providing ten times more electrolytes, along with vitamins, potassium and zinc.

Given that I fully abstain from tequila, and whiskey is far from my go-to, I didn’t really ever have any use for the juice in the past. But when I was recently gifted whiskey on two occasions in the same week, I figured I may as well see if this pickle juice trick lived up to its reputation. Sure enough, between friends and I, we were flying through bottles, realizing that this magical little chaser worked with pretty much any type of alcohol (I mean, use at your own discretion, of course – it does taste like pickles). It really helps rid the burn and harsh taste of some of the more potent selections people tend to sip. And it can be used for specialty cocktails as well (scroll to the very bottom for recipes!).

After more research, I found that The Pickle Juice Company (which launched the aforementioned one-of-a-kind chaser) also has a line fully devoted to athletes, as apparently pickle juice helps prevent muscle cramps, and is sugar-free, caffeine-free, GMO-free and gluten-free, unlike so many of the sports drinks on the market.

It’s only Tuesday, but hopefully the below recipes will have you feeling a little adventurous come the weekend – Cheers!

Dill Pickle Martini

  • 2 oz. dry gin
  • 1/4 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. Pickle Juice Chaser
  • 1 slice of a dill pickle (for garnish)

Put ice in a mixing glass and add the gin, vermouth and Pickle Juice Chaser. Stir for about one minute. Strain the liquid into a martini glass and garnish with a dill pickle slice.pickled_surfer_skyelyfe

The Pickled Surfer

  • 1 1/2 oz. whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Pickle Juice Chaser
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • Old bay seasoning for garnish (optional)
  • A few pickle slices (optional)

In a glass with ice, mix together the whiskey, Pickle Juice Chaser and lime juice and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and a pickle slice sprinkled with old bay seasoning.

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PHOTOS: The Abbey Just Upgraded Its Food & Drink Menu in a Major Way – and Skyelyfe Tried All the New Items First!

January 28, 2016


The_Abbey_Hot_Mule_SkyelyfeThe Abbey Food & Bar
has never had a problem drawing a crowd, but their upgraded gourmet food and drink menu is sure to make the iconic West Hollywood hotspot a go-to for more than just its incredibly strong cocktails and half-naked go-go dancers.

In celebration of its upcoming 25th anniversary in May, the venue has enlisted the help of mixologist Armando Conway (Pour Vous, La Descarga, Harvard and Stone, Hakkasan) to create a selection of new sips that feature fresh herbs and house-made juices and syrups, while Chef Andrew Smith has kept busy in the kitchen with new shared plates and comfort food.

I got a firsthand taste of the latest additions last week with a delicious eight-course food and drink pairing, presented by famed owner David Cooley. My mouth is watering just thinking about the turkey meatloaf, warm quinoa salad and crab cakes, in particular. And even in wintertime, the cocktails were so light and fresh, I felt like I was lounging on an island during summer vacation. I could definitely go for one of their spicy Mules right now (ok, maybe in a few hours).

The Abbey, a two-time winner of Logo/MTV’s Best Gay Bar in the World award, doesn’t just serve up dinner. Daily lunch and weekend brunch are also big hits among consumers!

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Cheers! This New App Gets You One Cocktail Each Day, Compliments of the Bar!

January 20, 2016

Hooch_app_skyelyfeI’ll drink to this!

A brand new app called Hooch allows users (currently based in Los Angeles and New York – and soon in San Francisco, Miami and Hong Kong) a cocktail per day for a total cost of less than one drink per month (yes, you read that correctly).

The app download is free, and for a mere $9.99 a month or $99.99 a full year, partnering venues offer Hooch users a drink of the bar’s choice each day. Only one drink total can be redeemed each day, but with the quantity of hotspots onboard, you’re bound to start discovering fresh cocktail concoctions and different places to sip them.

Not since the Los Angeles Passport program have I heard of anything remotely similar in my part of town, but unlike with a purchase of that option, Hooch (which was created by nightlife veteran Aleksey Kernes, tech industry expert Lin Dai and digital marketing entrepreneur Jared Christopherson) is valid all year ’round and beverage costs are entirely eliminated, not just discounted.

So, where did I break in my newfound drinking privileges? Pump, of course! With just a quick app glance from the manager – voila – I was whipped up a fruity, very Pump-esque martini of the restaurant’s choice, hassle and cost-free.

Other L.A.-based options include Belmont, Rock and Reilly’s Irish Pub, The London West Hollywood, Bar Lubitsch, The LarchmontGolden Gopher and Shore Bar, to name a few – so get to sipping!

But as always, drink responsibly – and don’t forget to tip your bartender!

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3 Cocktails (and Accompanying Bites) You Must Try in L.A. This Summer

July 22, 2015

I usually stray from specialty cocktails and opt for wine or vodka-soda because of the headache-causing overload of syrup and sugar in many drinks. But, at three incredible L.A. restaurants, I recently had the pleasure of trying several different beverages that were refreshing and flavorful, without weighing me down.

After much thought, here are the three cocktails (paired with equally delicious bites) that I insist you must try this summer:

TheSpringsCocktail1. The Strawberry Sake-Tini at The Springs in downtown L.A. is one of the most refreshing beverages I have had in a while. Made from natural ingredients, this sake cocktail tastes everything like the most delicious vodka-based libation. If you recall, I first tried the wellness oasis’ sake cocktails back in April – and with the change of season, they are still nailing their concoctions.  The vegan restaurant just launched its new summer menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Michael Falso. And my beverage of choice went delightfully alongside the samosas, which tasted straight out of my favorite Indian restaurant, sans the grease and heavy taste. Other highlights from the summer menu include, squash blossoms, “cheese” plate and beet tartare.

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The Springs

608 Mateo St.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

213.223.6226

DistrictCocktail2. The Hot Asian at The District by Hannah An has the perfect kick of spice and dash of sweetness without being overbearing on either end. This satisfying sip is made from lemongrass-infused Loft and Bear vodka, organic Vietnamese chili agave and fresh squeezed lime juice, garnished with lime zest and Vietnamese chili. I enjoyed my beverage with a chicken satay starter (the accompanying peanut sauce is out of this world!), a side of flavorful Chinese broccoli and a main course of District Wok Lobster. The upscale Vietnamese eatery serves portions that are every bit as filling as they are delicious!

The District by Hannah An

8722 W. 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

310.278.2345

Esterel_Cocktail_Skyelyfe3. The Myrtille Smash at Sofitel Los Angeles hotel’s Esterel is my favorite beverage to sip on outside in the beautiful garden terrace of the newly renovated restaurant. Made with Bulleit Rye whiskey, blueberry jam, lemon, simple syrup and black walnut bitters, this unique concoction by mixologist Ferrari Watts pairs wonderfully with the menu’s highly touted zucchini beignets, grass-fed ribeye with summer vegetable succotash and Anson Mills grits.

Esterel at Sofitel L.A.

8555 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

310.358.3979

Beauty Food

Dirty Secrets Will Fly at Hollywood’s New Confession Lounge

June 4, 2015

Confession_skyelyfe_3I try to keep my Hollywood ventures to a minimum, but I must say, after attending the soft opening of the city’s new lounge Confession, I will most likely be heading that direction more frequently.

The multitiered space, designed to resemble an illuminated cathedral, is owned by prominent L.A. promoter Robert Kennedy (Greystone Manor, AV and 1Oak LA), along with Sunset Entertainment Group‘s Chris Breed and Alan Hajjar (White Lotus, Green Door, the Sunset Room).Confession_skyelyfe_2

Boasting delectable cocktails (with equally adorable names – hi, Frolic and Ginny!), a full meal menu (which includes everything from truffle mac-n-cheese, to bacon-wrapped shrimp served over spaghetti) – and even an actual confession booth, the spot is expected to bring Hollywood some class, with a lot of sass.

Confession_skyelyfe_1The venue just opened its doors to the (privileged) public on June 5th, and I was there to help celebrate. I look forward to making more confess-worthy memories at this sexy hotspot.

Confession

1666 McCadden Pl.

Hollywood, CA 90028

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Sake Is the Sip of the Season at The Springs, DTLA’s Wellness Oasis & Raw Vegan Restaurant

April 21, 2015

Springs4Give your mind a break from the hustle, bustle and one-way street insanity you associate with Downtown L.A. and take in the calming, zen atmosphere of The Springs, a total detour from the DTLA stereotype.

The urban wellness oasis and raw vegan restaurant – located on 608 Mateo Street – just celebrated its six-month anniversary over the weekend, and I had the pleasure of being invited to come in for a first-nibble of chef Michael Falso‘s latest tasting menu, paired with an array of brand new sake-based cocktail recipes ranging from savory to sweet – all made with variations of The Springs’ popular pressed juices. I enjoyed my meal to the sounds of live music playing by a few-person band in a back corner just away from the dining area.

Springs2My personal pick of the appetizers and dishes were the rangoons, which were small, but flavorful and fulfilling beyond belief. Made with coconut wonton, “old bay” cream cheese, bell pepper, celery and sweet chili sauce, it was pretty clear off the bat that these bites would be worth savoring.

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Other noshes included a “Reuben” – which definitely got its point across with its Caraway “rye” bread, marinated mushrooms, Thousand Island dressing, sauerkraut and dill pickles – along with a seaweed Caesar salad, a nacho salad, a cashew cheese plate and two desserts. That sweet pea cake and black chocolate cake with vanilla bean “ice cream” I absolutely could not put down.

The beverages (I still can’t believe sake was the only liquor ingredient in all of them!) were seemingly endless. And the variety was impressive! I tried everything from a pickled jalapeno-infused Desert Flower (my favorite) to a Smokey Mountain, which resembled a Manhattan.

Had I come in a little earlier, I would have taken advantage of one of the various forms of yoga the spot has to offer, or I would have relaxed with a massage or infrared sauna treatment. In fact, going back to a post I wrote a few weeks ago about wellness deals in L.A., The Springs offers free meditation once a day at 1:00 p.m. on weekdays, led by Gloria Baraquio.

Springs1For $59 a person, you can get your very own taste of The Springs. Chef’s tastings are subject to change daily, but the restaurant’s full menu offers a slew of breakfast options (served all day), desserts, snacks, salads, entrees, coffee beverages, you name it. Check out all of the options here.

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A Fan of Fancy, Liquor-Infused Refreshments? Then This Will Be Your Cup of Tea!

April 2, 2015

boozytea2Here’s your High Tea with a twist!

Put down the cream and sugar because you won’t be needing that when you come in for what L’Ermitage Beverly Hills calls its Wicked Tea Service. Describing this promo (which lasts from now until June) as the “naughtier version of afternoon tea,” chef Roger Thomas of the hotel’s restaurant Livello serves up liquor-infused scones, breads and teas.

This chic little experience is available daily from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for $75 per person. Check out the mouthwatering menu below:BoozyTea1

  • Scones:
    • Cranberry, gin & orange scones
    • Bacon & bourbon scones
  • Sweets:
    • Cognac & caramel chocolate brownie
    • Passion fruit liquor & chocolate macaron
    • Calvados apple cider with warm cinnamon beignet
  • Savory:
    • Smoked salmon with dill on Fernet Branca pumpernickel bun
    • Egg salad with elderflower liqueur and lemon aioli on soft pullman loaf
    • Armagnac, leeks and mushroom gratin
  • Tea-infused champagne cocktails:
    • Hibiscus & chamomile
    • Strawberry Tea Pimm’s Cup

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Beauty Music

Ciroc Vodka & Dance Music Artist Erika Jayne Help Skyelyfe Readers Get Their NYE Pre-Party in Full Swing!

November 30, 2014

champagneSometimes the getting ready process for a night on the town is more fun than the actual outing itself, and New Year’s Eve is no exception!

Whether it’s hosting a few pals for an intimate gathering the night before the ball drops – or playing dress-up with friends hours before the year officially comes to a close, NYE always calls for some pre-party action.

Luckily, with the help of Billboard dance chart-topper Erika Jayne, along with Ciroc vodka, skyelyfe has a foolproof plan to making the prelude to the biggest night of the year go off without a hitch!

What’s more welcoming to an NYE pre-party than sexy custom cocktails waiting when guests arrive? Below are two recipes (including one that boasts the ultra premium vodka line’s newest flavor, pineapple) that are sure to make mouths water (but as always, drink responsibly. There’s a long night ahead!)

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But crafting these classy beverages is no fun without a little music in the background, so pop open your Spotify and get listening to this fun party mix Ms. Jayne created exclusively for skyelyfe, which includes her recent hit “Painkillr.” Equal parts rap and dance (old-school and new), this 10-song mix is sure to have you bouncing away in your kitchen (try not to spill!).

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Beauty Food

Are You a Poor Thanksgiving Planner? Eat, Drink & Listen Last Minute with These Helpful Tools!

October 10, 2014

With Thanksgiving only a day away, the stress to throw together the perfect gathering for loved ones can easily pile up. Luckily for me, I’ve got my bases covered this year, spending a week under the care of my family in Massachusetts.

But I think I speak for everyone when I say we’ve all spent a holiday in our lives scrambling for something to do. That said, I’ve come up with some easy ways to make the most of the special day without much time and without breaking the bank.

EAT

For a mere $49 per person (only $25 for children under 12), an L.A. resident (or visitor, for that matter) can save themselves preparatory hassles and indulge in a decadent buffet at Andaz West Hollywood‘s Riot House restaurant. Complete with fresh eggs, farmer’s market fruit, Belgian waffles, pastries with house-made marmalade, coffee and more, the feasting can kick off as early as 8:00 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m. And if the brunch calls for an added kick, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys are only an additional $13.

DRINK

Any time I host guests, I always have ideas of creating grandiose specialty cocktails, but after all is said and done, there are always way too many ingredients involved, too much time and the process is too much of a mess. Luckily for skyelyfe readers, the folks at Stillhouse Original Moonshine have provided two (relatively) easy recipes that will add the perfect thematic touch to the day!

THANKSGIVING TURKEY

2 oz Stillhouse Original Moonshine

2 oz Fresh Juiced Squash

3/4 oz Browned Butter

3/4 oz Sage simple syrup

Method: Shake & fine strain. Serve down.

Garnish: Whole cinnamon stick

Glass: Rocks Glass

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STILLHOUSE’S WINTER DREAM

2 oz juniper-infused Stillhouse Original Moonshine

1 oz pasteurized organic egg white

2 oz Fresh squeezed orange

¾ oz fresh lime juice

¾ oz rosemary simple syrup

Garnish: Brush the Fresh Rosemary sprig across the side of the glass briskly to activate aromatics.

Method: Shake & strain

Glass: Coupe Glass

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LISTEN

I’ve already provided the perfect playlist to host a fall fete – and don’t get me wrong, the songs on that list are amazing – but I think an intimate Thanksgiving gathering calls for more of an adult contemporary sound. And with everything else that needs preparation, putting together a playlist is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind (except maybe mine). So, I’ve done the work for you and provided below a list of 10 songs to keep your spirits high in the kitchen or add a little finesse to your dinner table experience (think the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Adele and Norah Jones).

I hope everyone has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Be sure to check back on Sunday where I will provide tips for kicking that case of the post-holiday blues. In the meantime, be grateful for what you have and avoid dwelling on what you wish was different!

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Culinary Couture: San Diego Combines High Fashion with Gourmet Bites

September 17, 2014

It’s very rare that I make it down to the deep SoCal area, but during the middle of August I decided to step out of my comfort zone and head just outside of San Diego to Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Valley Center, California, where I was invited to Culinary Couture, an event – produced from the brainchild of Allison Andrews – at which a decadent seven-course meal prepared by the hotel’s executive chef Jon Palsson was served based on dishes (and drink pairings) from some of the most fashion-forward cities around the world, ranging from New York and London, to Paris and Shanghai. The event was a lead-up to October’s Fashion Week San Diego. As each course was presented, guests were given some insight on the latest style trends from each of the included cities. It was a fun night because not only did I get a chance to make whole new group of San Diego pals, but I got to take one of my best friends Sheryl along as my guest, so we made it a little ladies bonding night. See ya again soon, SD!

Our fun table centerpiece

Accompanied by Char Siu pork belly, pork shumai, steamed savoy cabbage, soy reduction, lime & chili cashews and sesame seeds

Shanghai – Bamboo steamer baskets: Accompanied by Char Siu pork belly, pork shumai, steamed savoy cabbage, soy reduction, lime & chili cashews and sesame seeds

San Diego - California Pacific Halibut Tartar, accompanied with local Haas avocado, blue corn tortilla chips, meyer lemon supreme, cilantro oil, compressed melon and Temecula honey onion

San Diego – California Pacific Halibut Tartar, accompanied with local Haas avocado, blue corn tortilla chips, meyer lemon supreme, cilantro oil, compressed melon and Temecula honey onion

Florence - Vegetable pyramid ravioli: Accompanied by steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, steamed baby spinach & smoked crows pass San Marzano tomato broth

Florence – Vegetable pyramid ravioli: Accompanied by steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, steamed baby spinach & smoked crows pass San Marzano tomato broth

New York - American Wagyu New York strip: Steak, accompanied by chive potato cake, baby vegetable bundle, red wine glace and shaved fresh summer truffles

New York – American Wagyu New York strip: Steak, accompanied by chive potato cake, baby vegetable bundle, red wine glace and shaved fresh summer truffles

Sao Paulo - Tropical fruit soup: accompanied by fresh coconut & guava nitrogen ice cream, rainforest crunch and frozen ruby red grapefruit granules

Sao Paulo – Tropical fruit soup: accompanied by fresh coconut & guava nitrogen ice cream, rainforest crunch and frozen ruby red grapefruit granules

London - Duo of English cheese: accompanied by cornichons, caper berries, toasted

London – Duo of English cheese: accompanied by cornichons, fig jam, caper berries and toasted lavash

Sheryl and I took a moment out of our meal to take a little snapshot together

Sheryl and I took a moment out of our meal to take a little snapshot together