MUSIC: Artist Spotlight – HAIM

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HAIM is sister band trio originally from Los Angeles, California who has got a smooth 70s rock sound that meshes the old with new seamlessly. All three of the girls play their own instruments and sing their tunes which is refreshing to see as a female group. They are currently on the rise and working on upcoming projects. Watch the music video below of their latest song “Falling”  which has a chilled out, yet upbeat groove thats electric. For more info go to haimtheband.com

ALDO Summer Collection 2013 x Prints, Studs, & More!

One of the reasons why I love ALDO is because they provide relatively affordable accessories, yet they are very much up to date with trends. ALDO is one of those brands that truly keeps up with fashion and executes fun and well thought out collections with lots of variety. Check out their NEW Summer 2013 collection which emphasizes bold prints and patterns, studs, and buckles. See the full collection HERE.

GRUB: Vegan Brunch at Caravan of Dreams #NYC

405 E 6th St  New York, NY 

 If your a vegetarian, vegan, health enthusiast, or simply want to treat your tastebuds to something new, you MUST check out Caravan of Dreams located in NYC. This vegan restaurant has a menu with lots of variety and absolutely yummy food! I ordered the pre fixe brunch special on my last visit there for Valentine’s Day. The special includes one breakfast entree, a house salad, coffee or tea, and fresh squeezed OJ or a mimosa.

I decided to go with the delicious breakfast burrito which is made with kale, tofu, and lost of other yummy stuff.

My date decided on the breakfast omelette, which of course had no eggs, but lots of tofu with tomatoes, onions, greens, and whole wheat tortilla bread.

I was very satisfied with the appetizing feast. Caravan of Dreams stays completely true to their vegan standards which is a huge plus! I had my brewed coffee with almond milk and agave sweetener and it couldn’t have tasted better!

GRUB: Cocktail Hour x Raspberry-Mango Sangria

(Serves 8)

Ingredients:

1. 1 mango, peeled, pitted, flesh thinly sliced lengthwise

2. 1 cup raspberries

3. 3 tablespoons raspberry liqueur

4. 1 bottle (750 ml) rose wine

5. 4 cups (32 ounces) chilled lemon-lime soda

6. Ice

Directions:

In a pitcher or large bowl, combine mango, raspberries, raspberry liqueur, and rose wine. Stir to combine and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to overnight). To serve, add lemon-lime soda and ice.

via (MarthaStewart.com)