This past weekend, while most of America was prepping for the biggest food holiday of the year, a few lucky eaters were busy whetting their appetites at the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival. We couldn't help but be envious flipping through Instagram as we saw creations made by the likes of Marcus Samuelsson and Anne Burrell with local ingredients (think Bajan lobster and fresh green coconuts). Keep reading to see more.
After declaring I'd discovered the perfect Fall cocktail, I was worried I'd have nothing to look forward to. But, surprisingly, my success had the opposite effect: I was inspired to go in search of other tipples that glorify the season's bounty.
Right now, it's impossible to wander the farmers market without being smitten with frosty jugs of freshly pressed apple cider. The apple cidercar — a riff on the time-honored sidecar cocktail — is a fun way to incorporate Autumn's quintessential beverage into a spirited libation. Check out the recipe when you read more.
While you want Thanksgiving tipples to be memorable and festive, make sure to keep them accessible enough for the whole family (including your less-than-experimental sister-in-law). One way I like to approach this is by placing a contemporary twist on an otherwise standby cocktail.
Much like a pear essence cosmopolitan mellows out the cosmo, here, ginger and maple syrup add a Winter twist to the classic World War I-era sidecar. It won't rouse any raised eyebrows, but do prepare yourself for a table full of compliments. For a timeless cocktail with a hint of sugar and spice, read more.
If there's one thing that gets brides panicky before their big day, it's less-than-stellar weather. And two years ago today I had my own very rainy LA wedding. I never dreamed our wedding would be poured on — like, cats and dogs poured on — especially considering it was sunny and beautiful in the weeks leading up to and following our one soggy day. But no matter how well you plan your big day, you can't control the weather; you just have to make the best of it! After all, besides my linen wedding dress and suede shoes being a bad idea, there was nothing a little rearranging and a lot of umbrellas couldn't fix.
We have some tips for keeping your guests warm and dry at a Fall or Winter wedding, but besides the practicalities, there is just something romantic about a rainy big day. Guests will tell you that rain on your wedding day is good luck, and while I don't know if that's actually true, the atmosphere and "we're just going to have to roll with this" attitude does make for some fun, beautiful photos. To prove my point, I'm sharing romantic rainy-day wedding pics that will have you singing "rain, rain, don't go away!"
Since it's not too hot nor too cold, Fall can be the best season to work out. Holding off from the treadmill for just a bit longer, now's the time to mix things up with kickboxing, hiking, or a even a game of football. No matter your location or fitness level, these workouts guarantee a good sweat and a fun break from your usual routine. Grab a workout buddy, and give it a go. The holidays (aka little black dress season) will be here before you know it.
This unusual cocktail caught our attention because, unlike other cocktails, it's a sparkler that doesn't call for Champagne. Instead, it makes use of cognac and sparkling apple cider — and what could be more seasonal than that? The result is soft, aromatic, and complex, a surprising outcome for a cocktail with only three ingredients.
This drink's not heavy on the alcohol. If you feel so inclined, fortify it by replacing sparkling apple cider with hard cider instead. To pour your guests a glass this holiday, read more.
Is your playlist in need of a refresh for Fall? This mix is the answer to your musical prayers. It's upbeat, fun, and full of famous pop artists — plus some lesser-known talent you'll be sure to love. Whether you're transitioning your runs to Fall's temperatures or spending more time indoors at the gym, this playlist will help you stay motivated and enthusiastic about your workout.
It should come as no surprise that we love Thanksgiving around here. With the amazing all-American holiday just around the corner, it's time to start planning that menu. While every family has its favorite go-to recipes full of love and tradition, mixing things up with a few of these delicious dishes will only help make this Thanksgiving the best yet. Be prepared to take away some novel inspiration after clicking through these 15 Thanksgiving recipes.
— Additional reporting by Susannah Chen