around l.a. / the springs.


The Springs co-Founders, Jared Stein and Kimberly Helms, first encountered the Los Angeles Arts District in 2013 while on tour with a Broadway show and knew it would be perfect spot for the community wellness center they had envisioned. They were determined to create an oasis for city-dwellers that lived up to health-conscious lifestyle choices all the while remaining accessible... 
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So Long Summer Cocktail.

summer cocktail / sfgirlbybay

the first day of fall landed last week, but it’s pretty hard to tell here in los angeles, since it’s about 90 degrees as i type this. but we thought we’d come up with a special bourbon cocktail recipe for you to say so long to summer. we call it the summer on the rocks and its main ingredient is passionfruit, which is in season right now and makes for a... 
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a lantern lit soirée with women & whiskies.


last week i had the pleasure of hosting my very first party in my new home along with my partners, women & whiskies. i had the idea of hosting an asian-influenced evening with whisky cocktails paired with chinese and japanese cuisine. my first task: to hang a ton of paper and silk lanterns and globe lights across my patio! i searched out vintage lanterns on etsy, and smaller... 
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belly up to the bar cart.


caitlin mccarthy design. fancy cocktails have certainly made a comeback of late — old fashioned’s and manhattans are really making the rounds these days and bar carts have begun appearing all over my pinterest feed for a while now. i’ve even made a pinboard dedicated to the mighty bar cart. it’s such a fun thing to put together for home entertaining,... 
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a summer fête with SKYY Barcraft.


every once in a while i get invited to throw a party to help celebrate a new brand, and those events are definitely a favorite part of my job. so when SKYY Barcraft asked me to introduce you to their new line of flavored vodkas, how could i resist? pretty and delicious cocktails, gorgeous flowers, globe lights, fantastic food with great friends in a beautiful space —... 
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