PARTY TIME! EXCELLENT BALLOONS

We love parties! So I thought we'd dedicate today to party supplies, specifically balloons. There are so many incredible balloons now -- just one gets me in the party spirit. It makes sense that the queen of party crafting, Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day, now has an online party decor shop. I mean, dream come true, right? So lets start with some our favorites from OHD and move onto more great picks!

COMMISSARY AT THE LINE HOTEL

Recently we dined (and drank) at the new K-Town hotspot, Commissary, at Wilshire Blvd.'s Line Hotel. This gorgeous modern greenhouse, located next to the hotel's pool, is a great place for just about anything - a group dinner, date night or a lunch-time business meeting. Their food was delish and their drinks were just how I like 'em - fresh and sublime.

The restaurant is located up on the 8th floor of the hotel. They've got the mood set with string lights and greenery everywhere.

Feeling a chill? Grab one of their cozy blankets while you hang. 

Some seriously pretty greenhouse vibes right here.

Their drink menus arrived via airmail. 

Oh hey there. It's me. Just trying on my friend's new Theirry Lasry sunglasses while we wait for our drinks. My dress is from Free People and my baby "b" necklace is Jennifer Meyer via Barney's. And I had no time to do my hair that day. Ok, back to our regularly scheduled program...

My new favorite drink - "Gin & Juice" - gin, fresh watermelon juice and topped with basil. UNREAL DELICIOUSNESS. We all loved this drink so much that we able to move on and try any other cocktails!

Cobb salad.

Cauliflower tempura.

Shrimp po' boy.

Avocado toast with salmon.

Cheeseburger.

General consensus: 2 Thumbs up, fo sho. xx

Commissary at The Line Hotel is located at: 

3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90010

WATERMELON POPSICLES

We found our favorite summer treat! It's organic, inexpensive, easy to make and deliciously refreshing. And the recipe has only ONE ingredient -- watermelon.

You'll just need 1/4 of a large organic watermelon.

Place the fruit in your Vitamix (note: don't add water). The key is the tamper -- the tamper is going to keep the watermelon blending.

Now pour the watermelon juice you just made into your popsicle mold. We used the Zoku Classic Pop Mold.

Makes 6 full-size popsicles.

And then you can enjoy some beautiful outdoor time while your popsicles are freezing.

Icy goodness! 

Mila's dress is by Old Navy

4TH OF JULY FOOD AND DRINK IDEAS

Time to get your patriotism on! Here are some fun and festive food and drink ideas for your Independence Day bash!

Photo courtesy of Little Peanut Magazine

Photo courtesy of Little Peanut Magazine

Let's just go ahead and have dessert first. How gorgeous is this cherry and blueberry pie from Little Peanut Magazine?

 

Photo courtesy of RipAndTan.com

Photo courtesy of RipAndTan.com

Now we need an icy cold beverage. This beautiful Cherry Margarita from Rip And Tan looks perfectly refreshing.

 

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Looking for a non-alcoholic beverage option? This Watermelon Punch and Bowl, from Martha Stewart, is genius and simple. And sugar free!

 

Photo by Sierra Prescott - Courtesy of Petty Cash

Photo by Sierra Prescott - Courtesy of Petty Cash

Guacamole and chips are my quintessential summer foods. Let's try this recipe from one of the best Mexican restaurants in town. Here's the recipe from Petty Cash Taqueria, via Los Angeles Magazine.

 

Photo courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Photo courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Time to get the grill going. Bobby Flay's Green Chile Cheeseburgers with homemade queso sauce look like they'd be a perfect fit at our party. 

 

Photo courtesy of Fruitcake.com

Photo courtesy of Fruitcake.com

After those green chiles, cool your mouth down with these homemade firecracker popsicles from Freutcake. The kids will love them!

Happy 4th Everyone!! xx

 

SUMMER PARTY THEMES

It's summer! So we've put together some of our favorite summertime party themes. 

Watermelon party: piñata by Oh Happy Day.

Bright boho party: by Blue Lotus via 100 Layer Cakelet.

Ice cream party: "You Tower Over Me" by Thuss + Farrell

Popsicle party: decor by Oh Happy Day.

Flamingo party: by Je Adore via 100 Layer Cakelet.

Pineapple party: sorbet boat by The House That Lars Built.