There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays, but what better way than with food!? With so many different Christmas recipes to make this season, it’s time to start planning the perfect food to bring to your family get-together. Here’s a list of eighteen of our festive favorites; from drinks and appetizers, to entrees and desserts…there’s plenty to choose from. Most of these can easily be made the day before and popped in the oven once you’re done unwrapping your presents. Your contribution will surely be a hit at your holiday festivities! Appetizers Holiday Hot Spinach Dip Source: allrecipes Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread Source:
The holidays are for spending time with our loved ones, attending parties and get togethers and all the prep that goes into them. The month of December is usually a busy (and sometimes stressful) one that creeps up quickly, and can catch us off guard. Our to do lists seem to pile up higher and higher and sometimes we even forget to practice our usual self care routines. From holiday shopping to getting our homes ready to entertain in, the stress can take away the joyful feeling the holidays are meant to bring. We created a list of things you can do to in order
Being from the east coast, I can’t imagine not spending the holidays in New York City. Los Angeles is great around Christmas time and for those of us that grew up surrounded by snow, it’s really hard to adapt when it’s sunny and 65 degrees outside. Last year my boyfriend and I started the tradition of going into the city a few days before my birthday (December 23rd), and then meeting up with my family for Christmas Eve dinner. For those of you that haven’t been to New York in December, I highly recommend that you put it on your list of things to do.
The idea of planning a holiday party can be stressful enough, without needing to worry about leaving a great impression As this season’s festivities go into full effect, here are some tips on how to be a great host during the holidays. Whether it’s hosting a get together with friends or a family reunion, this holiday season you can become the hostess with the mostest with these helpful party planning tips! Answer the 5W1H Before planning any party, ask yourself the 5W1H; the 5 What’s and 1 How. Following this checklist will help you determine the basis for planning your party and it will give
Winter has finally arrived here in Southern California! We may not get the white Christmas that we’ve always dreamed of, but there’s still plenty to do and see. We searched for the top rated and newest events happening this season and created the ultimate Los Angeles Winter Bucket List. Think of it as your official guide for unique things to do this Christmas season and all through the winter. When the weather temperature drops, you’re now out of excuses to sit home and binge watch Netflix. -December- Image via Winter may be the best time of year to check out the stars from Griffith Observatory.
The holiday season can be stressful, especially when trying to find the perfect presents, but we’ve taken the guesswork out of gifting with our Holiday 2017 Shopping Guide. Each week we are going to post four themed gift guides to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. We will have ideas on what to get your friends and family to finding that ideal gift for those that are very hard to shop for. No worries, we’ve got you covered. Happy Holidays! <3 –A Girl in LA
Fall and holiday scented candles are a must have for this time of the year. They bring with them the comforting scents that take us back to memories of baking a warm apple pie or the aroma of a fresh cut Christmas Tree. Whether you’re relaxing at home and watching holiday movies or having a Thanksgiving get together, a majestic smelling candle is the perfect accessory. It definitely adds to the festive holiday spirit. Below are ten yummy scented candles that you’re going to want to fill your home with this season. Bourbon and Butterscotch Three-wick Candle White Barn / Bath & Body Works $24.50 $12.50
Whether you’ve been in a relationship for a month, you’re married, or you’re single, here’s how to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles, ranging from budget friendly to going all out. FOR COUPLES Check out DTLA Walking Tours, Haunted Tales. Take a trip to the The Broad Museum, and read about my visit here. Head to the Huntington Beach Canals for a Sunset Gondola ride. Recreate your first date. Go to a comedy show. Have a romantic hotel night at Shutters on The Beach. Attend the Edwardian Ball. Have a relaxing spa day at your favorite spa or check out Bliss Spa, Ritz Carlton DTLA, or Burke Williams. Sip cocktails at
Planning any kind of party can be stressful, whether you’ve been planning to throw a Super Bowl party since the Playoffs, or you just decided to have your friends over last minute, the key is getting away with the minimum but making it look like you’ve put a lot of time and effort into it. Here are some tips along with planning the perfect game day outfit you can rock this Sunday. FOOD AND DRINKS Cheese Board: This is great because all it takes is a trip to the grocery store. There’s no cooking or baking involved. Cheese board – Bed Bath & Beyond. When preparing
Here’s a list of ideas to help you stay on track for 2017. Some good tips to follow are don’t make to many and be specific, make ones that you really want to keep, set smaller goals and work up, and write them down and document your progress. Read for fun. Respond to emails quicker. Have a “date night” at least once a week. Clean out your closet, cabinets, drawers, desk, under the bed. Donate or toss what you haven’t used in the last year. Take up yoga. Plan to visit family more often. Start a new DIY project. Go on airplane mode for a