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Cocktail Hour: The SLS Hotel does a Sexy Summer Cocktail.

10 Jul

The Bazaar_Jasmine Margarita

While there may not be actual scientific proof that cocktails taste better during the summer, we’re pretty sure most people would agree when the theory is proposed.

Happy hour, after a long day stuck in the office, is especially rewarding and we find the Jasmine Margarita at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to be the perfect start to a sexy, after-work-unwind session.


The Jasmine Margarita is bright, refreshing and beautiful to look at. We recommend drinking it rather than just gazing at it, but like many of the concoctions the SLS Hotel whips up, this one is pretty and tasty.SLS Hotel

Make your next happy hour at The SLS or try whipping up the Jasmine Margarita yourself for an at-home cocktail affair with friends.


The Jasmine Margarita at The Bazaar at The SLS Hotel.

1 12oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila

12oz Pom Concentrate

12oz Fresh Lime Juice

12oz Fresh Lemon Juice

12oz Simple Syrup


Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish half the rim of glass with Sal de Gusano and drop 4 – 5 pomegranate seeds onto the top of the drink.

Belt It Up! Our Favorite Fall Belts

21 Oct

With winter weather looking more and more like it’s here to stay, your cold temp-ready closet should be close to ready. But, even if you’ve got a new fall coat or a handful of cozy sweaters, it’s important not to forget the little things—accessories, of course! And, we think nothing can change up an outfit than a strapping strap. With that in mind, we’ve put together a mini cheat-sheet of 3 fall belts that will cinch up your chic factor (get it?) in a major way.


Above, clockwise from top left:

Women’s Twiggy Belt: Slim and sleek, this skinny number will add some posh sophistication to your pencil skirt, or belted around a camel coat.

Women’s Ring Around The Waist: We’re already planning on wearing this over every cardigan we own—it’s tough and timeless.

Women’s Chain Reaction: More night-on-the-town than noon at the office, this belt is sexy, sexy, sexy, in a dominatrix kinda way.








Snuggle Up: 4 Must-Have Sweaters For Fall

28 Sep

While the weather hasn’t settled on one temperature or the other (what’s with today’s humidity??), we’ve already started retiring our summer wardrobes for some pieces that can counter any unexpected chills. October is days away, which means you better start thinking about stocking up on our favorite cold-weather necessity—sweaters. We’ve rounded up four cozy options (two for guys, two for gals)  that will make you wish for chillier temps.

1. Long Sleeve Wrap Sweater: We’re crazy for cashmere, which is why this drapey shawl-collared sweater made our must-list. It’s so versatile, we suggest keeping it on hand for any weather emergencies.

2. Breton Stripe Cardigan: Stripes are seasonless, and this flowey number mixes charcoal and blue  for a color-scheme that goes with just about everything. It’s lightweight enough for right now, but not too light for later.

3. Long Sleeve Thermal  Hoodie: If you’re yearning for thermal, this blue-dyed option can go from day to night in a flash—just throw on a blazer and you’re done. P.S.: Did we mention it looks great with denim?

4. Double Placket Cardigan: Perfect over a T-shirt or a button-down, this cardie is made out of cotton that feels like cashmere, plus the ribbed design adds an unexpected twist.

3 Must-Have Pieces Just For The Fellas!

23 Sep

While dudes don’t have to update their fall wardrobes as much as the ladies, we still think September is the perfect month to breathe some fresh air into your colder-weather closets. With that in mind, we picked out three of our fave pieces that just hit the racks for the perfect seasonal makeover. Here are the items that are must-haves for the guys:

Above, from left:

1. Rhigby Jean In Concrete:
Hipsters take note: This jean is our skinniest cut yet! The slick silver color and the black racer-stripe down the legs means you can switch it out with your dress pants to add a fashion-forward injection at the next swanky cocktail party. If that’s not your speed, it will look just as good at the local dive bar, promise.
2. Plaid Western Shirt:
This flannel, in a linen-cotton blend, works for Indian Summer days, but can still be counted on to last you ’til the lower-temps. We love the tough, cowboy-ish print, and the yokes on the front shoulders
will take you back to the frontier days.

3. Leather Utility Jacket:
Made out of 100% super-soft lambskin leather, this jacket is James Dean 2010. Shrug it on—it’s so worn-in it will look like you’ve been wearing it for decades.