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  I recently went to Republique in West Hollywood for the first time and it is definitely a new favorite of mine. The interior atmoshphere is so gorgeous and antique style, with beautiful sky lights and amazing tile floors! 

  I ordered a Hong Kong Tea Latte that I really enjoyed. It was sweet, but not too sweet and definitely a unique drink you can’t find at any coffee shop. Republique makes all of their own ingredients, so you won’t find any over processed syrups here, thank goodness! As usual, I couldn’t resist something smothered in ricotta, so I opted for the ricotta, honey, and pistachio toast. This might sound like a simple dish, but it tasted so rich and fresh, perfect for a healthy breakfast that hits the spot! I honestly want to make this for my breakfast every morning because it such a great combination. The granola and yogurt was also really unique, with homemade “granola” which consisted of nuts and a nice crunchy mix to offset the smoothness of the yogurt. 

  Republique is a great option for breakfast or brunch on the go as well since they have a complete bakery that you can just order to go. They have so many delicious options that you’ll definitely want to go back again to try something new! 





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Fig & Olive| West Hollywood



So I’ve wanted to go to Fig & Olive for some time now and finally I did! I went for an early lunch on a weekend. I must say the ambience was so cozy yet chic. There was lots of natural lighting and natural greenery accents throughout the restaurant. There is conveniently valet at the door which is always a plus in WeHo. But lets talk about the food…

So we started off with blood orange mimosas which were pretty impeccable. Can you really go wrong with a mimosa though?

Our waitress brought us out the complimentary bread and olive oils from Italy and Spain. The bread was very light and airy with lots of flavor when dipped into the oils. Overall, a very nice start to the meal.

Then we got the crostini appetizer, which was absolutely delicious. We got the following three:
•Prosciutto, Ricotta, Fig, Olive, Walnut
•Manchego, Fig, Marcona Almond
•Mushroom, Artichoke, Scallion, Parmesan

All were tasty but the prosciutto with ricotta was easily my favorite!

I also got the fig & olive salad. I’ll admit it was just a simple salad that lacked dressing but was nonetheless okay. Next time I will definitely try something other than a salad and indulge in their infamous apple tart.

So would I recommend it? Ofcourse! Fig and Olive is definitely worth a try.

8490 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100



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My Fave Sparkling Drinks

I’m a sucker for sparkling water so naturally,  I’m dying to share some of my favorite sparkling drink recipes with you! 


Rosemary Infused Strawberry
This is one of the most refreshing drinks, perfect for summer! Smash up some strawberries and mix the juice with sparkling water. Add fresh rosemary sprigs in for a fun twist. The earlier in advance you add your rosemary in, the more flavor infused your drink will be.


One of my favorite sparkling waters is Perrier. I consider myself a water connoisseur and I have found this to be the best sparkling out there! I mean I’d prefer a nice glass of water over a mixed drink any day (stay tuned for my water tasting adventures). My friends and family all call me crazy when it comes to my water preferences. I admit I am a bit extreme. Anyways, Perrier lemon adds more dimension to these fun recipes so it’s a must try!


Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
Gotta love a sparkling lemonade! I love mixing Simply Lemonade or Hubert’s Lemonade with Perrier Lemon and fresh strawberry juice. Garnish with mint and fresh berry pieces for the perfect refreshment.

Whether it’s as simple as mixing sparkling water with cranberry juice or fresh squeezed OJ, or trying out one of these more intricate recipes, sparkling water is the best way to spritz up your summer!



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