Every Hour is Happy: Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail…

In an effort to try to get back in my blogging swing (life has been kicking my ass). So my friend Randi is supporting my efforts to blog again and invited me over to her place for some inspiration. So let’s rewind, I have this big ass bottle of Tanqueray from my birthday party in January that I am determined to figure out how to make it drinkable. Continue reading

Cooking is Stylish: For the Love of Rib-eye

 
I love a good steak. And when my body wants it, it just does and I have to give it what it wants. For me Rib-eye has the perfect balance of meat and fat which means HELLA flavor. Earlier this week I went to my local farmers market and bought a $3 bag of baby kale and wanted to do something with it other than saute it. Then I remember this great chopped Kale salad that my mom used to make and also a kale and quinoa salad that I love at my friends Restaurant The Cook and Her Farmer. So boom dinner. I made a dressing (totally eyeballed) from half a lemon, half orange, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, shallots, and love.

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A Closer Look: Melody Ehsani x Reebok V-Day Drop…

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If you are still looking for a Valentines Day gift for Bae, or just something for yourself. Here is a closer look at the new Reebok and Melody Ehsani collboration which also includes some sportswear as well. I am lusting after the Ventilator’s really bad. I need those in my life and the leather jacket. I know I have a secret crush somewhere who is DYING, to buy me something (lol) Check it out below and be sure to stalk MelodyEhsani.com on Feb 6th. Check it out below!

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Locally Fresh: Champagne X Cupcakes…


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Last night I decided to not stay home and get into “Empire” (still not) but instead kick it with my bros for a night of fellowship, Hennessy(champagne, wine), and Fun at Champagne and Cupcakes (yes…they really had cupcakes.) I usually don’t go out too much during the week especially when I have work in the morning. However, I was feeling festive and thought why not? I can sacrifice a little shut eye. The event was held at Parliament in Downtown Oakland, and the vibe was very cool. The music was great too (shout out to DJ Red Corvette and drinks were for the low. It happens once a month so keep your eye out for the announcement of the next one. Check out my pics below.

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Cooking is Stylish: Easy and Impressive Sea Bass…

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I love to cook. If you follow my Instagram you can see that. Cooking is how I decompress, especially when I am trying out a new recipe.  So the spirit, guided me to waltz into Whole Foods because I wanted to make some Sea Bass for dinner. I have a love/hate relationship with Whole Foods (or Ho foods, there’s always a hot guy there, ALWAYS). I think that their meat and fish is so fresh, but I also feel like the grocery bill is equivalent of a pair of shoes (I rather starve).  I copped the Sea Bass and a couple of other things and was outta there.

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Personal Style: Sweatpants are Always Appropriate…

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Sweatpants will always be a in my closet, and I will always try to wear them with anything, anywhere. They are just comfortable and because they are popular right now, you can find a plethora of styles in stores and online. These Marshall Nash “Party Queen” sweats are a great addition if you are looking for some sweats that will be universal. There is always more than one way to wear a sweat suit and I am always on a mission to make them work for any occasion.

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Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to me! Who knew I could have two birthdays?! (my legit one is in January) Today a year ago I decided to get back into doing what I love and start blogging. I must say it is one of the best choices I’ve made this year. I love fashion and love people even more. To be able to write about my friends, people I admire, things I love (and not so much) has enabled me to flex creatively and learn about my strengths and bring them out in others. Having this blog has encouraged me to take risks and put myself out there is a way that I was not used to or comfortable with. To me this is not just another fashion blog, to me it’s something that I want you to love and appreciate and become something that you feel is yours as much as it is mine. Discipline is something that is a challenge for me sometimes, so being able to commit and stay consistent just means more for everyone ( and proof to myself that I am not a world class procrastinator.)  Thank you to all my friends, Family, and STRANGERS. Who retweet, like, re post , comment and come up to me in the streets to show love. It really means a lot to me. I will continue to commit to you and create. Thank you. And have some Hennessy for me today!

Gratefully,

Maryam (but my real name is Unicorn Shawty)