Celebrity Side Hustles

 Celebrity food and booze ventures are the new celebrity perfumes. If Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop and Jessica Simpson’s billion dollar-plus fashion empire have taught us anything, it’s that there’s no dismissing celebrity side hustles. And for many celebrities, their side hustles have turned into mega-operations bigger than their entertainment careers. While not all side hustles turn into giants—RIP Au Fudge—there are some Cali standouts worth paying attention ...

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Barware 101

Whether serving a glass of merlot, a skinny margarita or a whiskey sour, we’ve distilled down the basics for a well-stocked bar   Yes, one could drink a beer out of a tall water tumbler, salt the rim of a martini glass or serve a shot of tequila in a double old-fashioned. But why oh why would you want to? Like every rose has its thorn, every drink has its barware. Not ...

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Wish You Were Beer

Beautiful flower varieties may or may not be found in these traditional outdoor areas, but you will find a wonderful variety of beer and food blooming here. Originating in Munich in the 19th century, beer gardens (biergartens), which were often attached to a brewery, beer hall, pub or restaurant, are al fresco spaces where beer and food are served. Here are a few local establishments that combine the tradition of ...

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The Perfect Pick of Summer Wines

Made in the USA, these perfect pick of summer wines are ideal for Memorial Day...and all summer long To celebrate the start of summer, we rounded up some of the most refreshing reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines. All work well for what’s planned, from family barbeques, fancy al-fresco dinners and lazy summer afternoons to raising a glass in remembrance of fallen soldiers whom we thank for our freedom. Cheers to ...

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Champagne cocktails breathe new life into our favorite celebrated blended meal

We’re in full swing for spring and it’s time to celebrate sunshine, warmer weather, mom, dad and grads. What says "celebrate" more than popping open a bottle of bubbly at that special brunch with family and friends? Brunch is a cheerful, sociable and an exciting experience and creates a time to indulge in your favorite dishes while toasting it all. No brunch is complete without Champagne, so lets put a ...

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