One of my favorite shows to watch when I was very young was Little House on the Prairie. There was something so quaint and fantastical about a family of pioneers living off the land and enjoying the simpler things that we all seem to take for granted in modern times. Even as a grown woman, I still like to imagine myself hopping through the grass with a bonnet and a lunch pail looking for a new creek to explore. Interestingly enough, after stepping into Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, I had a strong hunch I wasn’t the only one longing for such simple times in a complex millennium.
Aloha from Oahu’s Pink Palace of the Pacific
By Cayte Grieve
Aloha from Oahu’s Pink Palace of the Pacific A girl sitting next to me on my flight to Hawaii was returning home to Oahu. She was, I learned, originally from Jersey, but had taken a vacation to Waikiki four years ago and elected not to get on the return flight home. It was love at first sight, and she's been living on the islands ever since. As soon as I deplaned, I understood why. Though I've only been here for a few hours, there's something very special about Hawaii. Every inch of the island looks like it was carefully surveyed by someone with a keen eye for detail. My hotel, The Royal Hawaiian -- known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific -- was one of the very first hotels established in Waikiki, and seems to embody this spirit of hospitality and respect for tradition. And then some.
Cocktail recipe: Root beer float with spirits
We don’t make a lot of mixed drinks in our house–perhaps an occasional organic lemonade with blueberries, fresh mint and vodka in the summertime–but when I was introduced to ROOT by Art in the Age by my sister, a food blogger in Boulder, CO whose birthday it is today by the way (Happy birthday, Megan!) and whose post on ROOT you can find here, I could not wait to start experimenting.
ROOT Cocktail Competition at The Squeaky Bean
When: Monday, January 31, 2011 7:00 pm
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Where: The Squeaky Bean
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Travel Dispatch: Honolulu’s Sailor Jerry Turns 100
By Cayte Grieve
Chances are you've been seeing a lot of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum around town lately: it was the heavy pour at the AllSaints pop-up pub during the Jelly Pool Parties over the summer; it reunited the Greenhornes for a show back in September; its iconic logo was celebrated with the launch of a Sailor Jerry Pin-Up Calendar with Inked magazine just a few weeks ago; and you've probably had it in one of your custom cocktails at mixology bars like PDT or The Andaz -- the Cellar Door cocktail is one to try.
Mavea Elemaris Water Filtration Pitcher and Giveaway
Pitchers, faucet, and refrigerator filters have been in our homes for years. Our first home together had a well and the water had a really off taste, so we used large filtration pitchers to clean up the taste of the water. We’ve also had faucet mount and refrigerator filters, which work well to a point, but I think the faucet mount filters can get in the way when washing pots and other kitchen gear, and the water from refrigerator filters is always cold, which doesn’t help when you want to heat water for cooking and drinking. And we’ve never been fans of water delivery because of the expense or buying bottled water for drinking because of all the wasted bottles.