Me: “Excuse me, is your Happy Hour special for all wines on the menu?”
Waitress: “Yep! All wines by the glass.”
Not sure about you guys, but I don’t think I’ve ever come across a Happy Hour that features half-off an entire, and quite extensive, menu of wines. Well, I lucked out in the most Lushworthy of ways during my recent trip to Los Angeles. My friend and I were really craving French macarons, so we did some research online and came across Little Next Door. We immediately made our way to Little Next Door and soon discovered that we arrived during Happy Hour. Cha-ching! After being informed that all wines were half-off, I ordered a glass of Rose to go with my macarons. And then more Rose. And then another macaron. And then possibly more Rose…I can’t quite remember.
The Rose was delish, and in my opinion it paired well with the assortment of macarons I ordered. I absolutely loved their salted caramel-flavored macaron. I ordered a pistachio macaron, but it came straight out of the fridge or freezer, and was a little too cold to be enjoyed. The third flavor may have been vanilla. Tasty, but the salted caramel was hands down the best.
Also, in addition to boasting a stellar Happy Hour, Little Next Door is a welcoming, well-decorated establishment. Heavily French-themed with ample space outside for people-watching while you sip on your wine of choice.
Oh! Almost forgot the most important part. Happy Hour at Little Next Door takes place from 4 – 7 PM, Monday – Friday.
A few weeks ago, I took part in my first afternoon tea, and I absolutely loved it. It was super cute, and I loved how well the teas paired with the assortment of sandwiches and cookies provided. Being the Lushworthy individual that I am, I recently held a boozy afternoon tea with friends, which consisted of a selection of Lipton teas. Lipton’s multi-sensory teas refresh standard tea time, creating an exciting and unique tea-drinking experience.
Variety Is The Spice Of Life Boozy Afternoon Tea
Although afternoon tea typically consists of warm beverages, it’s a plus to provide your guests with the option of both warm tea and iced teas, during your boozy afternoon tea. For my iced tea, I made an amazing cocktail using Lipton’s Peach Mango Herbal Tea (you can find all drink recipes at the end of this post). With Lipton’s line of herbal teas, real ingredients combine with their best herbal tea blends to awaken the senses.
I knew watching DJ Khaled on Snapchat at five in the morning would eventually pay off one day. In a recent Snap from DJ Khaled, which featured French Montana, the rapper revealed that Ciroc French Vanilla will be the newest flavor from the vodka brand.
“Look out for the new French Vanilla Ciroc,” French Montana says in the Snap.
I haven’t heard any news of Ciroc French Vanilla, so this is either super exclusive info or French is pulling our strings. Given that the rapper is a Ciroc Boy, it does seem somewhat believable. At the same time, his name is French Montana, so his comment could be a play on that.
Other flavors from Ciroc currently include Pineapple, Apple, Amaretto, Red Berry, Peach, and Coconut. If the news is true, how do you feel about French Vanilla as the newest Ciroc flavor?
You know what I love about Valentine’s Day? All-chocolate-everything and pink-and-red-for-the-win. Can’t go wrong with lots of chocolate and a dope color combo. So, when that translates to cocktails it’s even more of a win. Whether you’re rolling solo, rolling with the homies, or happen to be booed-up this Valentine’s Day weekend, I’ve got a handful of cocktail selections that are sure to sweeten the deal. Check ’em out below!
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Margarita (Pictured Above)
INGREDIENTS (Recipe Serves Two)
3 parts Sauza® Silver Tequila 1 parts DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur 2 part Pucker® Strawberry Schnapps 6 parts sour mix 2 chocolate-covered strawberries
Chocolate shavings for rimming