Hi! Last week I partnered with SupperSack to throw a delish dinner party at my place with some of my favorite female blogger buddies. SupperSack is meal planning and grocery delivery service based out of LA and it’s perfect for anyone who is busy and wants to provide some kick-ass dinners for themselves, significant other and/or kids. Monica, the creator, came over and whipped up a sample of what she delivers and everything is fresh, easy to prepare and full of flavor. My girlfriends and I enjoyed every bite and tweeted up a storm with our favorites from the night. Another added bonus was my friend Samantha, who just launched Clean Cocktails, provided us with some guilt-free libations to ensure we had a ridiculously perfect time. Umm, hi perfect night with fabulous females. Check out the video to see us all in action. Happy Friday!
P.S. If you are a blogger/YouTuber/Social Media Savvy FUN female and you would like to attend a #TasteNTweet, feel free to email me and include your stats, links, etc
P.P.S. Thanks to all my friends for tweeting up a storm!
Some of you may remember my Insta-Tweets a few weeks ago about my 3 year wedding anniversary. Well, the hubs and I made a special video (not that kind of video-get your minds out of the gutter!) documenting our perfect day spent at the super lux Park Hyatt in Chicago. I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels over the course of my lyfe and I was particularly impressed with the customer service at the Park Hyatt. Everyone from the door man to the concierge knew it was our anniversary and they made sure to wish us a great day.
Check out the video below, get a glimpse at the hubs, hear how we met and see how we spent our day.
What do all those things have in common!? I guess you’ll have to watch the video to find out! During Oscar weekend my blogger partner-in-crime, Erin from WellinLA, and I were invited on behalf of Tea of a Kind for a lux night out on the town. We were picked up in a stretch limo and whisked away to a fancy Oscar gala filled with celebs, live music, cake pops (I woke up the next morning with two cake pops in my clutch…hehe) and TEA of course!
See us in action below.
Head over to WellinLA for more details on the event AND enter to win some of this magical TEA. (Vodka not included! lol)
Photography/Videography Credit: The Buddy Group
Special THANKS to the fabulous ladies of A.B.S. in Santa Monica for helping me pick the perfect dress!
*This post/video was sponsored, but all opinions about the product are my own
Hi CYBES! I partnered up w/Room77 to bring you a fun video of some of my favorite places in LA to booze and shmooze. First up is the ultra sexy Fig & Olive on Melrose. It has a Mediterranean chic vibe and in addition to the killer cocktails it serves up some delish food. I drank a Cucumber Cosmo AND a Fig & Walnut Julep. Amazing. Next up was the hip Blind Barber in Culver City; part barber shop, part speak easy, this place was beyond cool. Obsessed. Then I was off to The Charleston, a popular west side spot, with a gorgeous bartender and a very festive (and strong!) drink. (aka Victoria’s Secret) Love it. The last two spots were La Descarga and Sassafras, both in Hollywood, both have live music and both are SO F-ING COOL. Go everywhere immediately… and please take Uber if you do!
Watch me in action below!
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Vine: Sharzad Kiadeh
When I was growing up Fondue was a staple meal in my house and typically reserved for special occasions. In recent years I’ve decided I hate going out to eat on Valentines Day, so fondue has become the traditional V-Day meal for my hubs and I. I chop up apple chunks, roast potatoes, serve fresh grapes, mini French baguette bites and slices of savory vegan sausage. Since Trader Joes sells a pre made Fondue cheese, it’s an extremely easy meal to prepare, and manages to feel super fancy. In our place we dim the lights, play Big Band music circa 1930’s and enjoy dunking every bite into hot, flavorful cheese.
Fondue is not only great for a romantic din din at home, it is SUCH a crowd pleaser if you’re throwing a party. Happy Tuesday! Gotta Go!
Sometimes I get stuck in my Westside bubble (i.e. nothing east of the 405 after 4pm. Angelenos can feel me on that one!) BUT when I was recently invited to dinner in Hollywood with a group of fun ladies I jumped at the chance to venture east and explore the newly opened restaurant; LitteFork. The owners of Littlefork are the same people that do A-Frame and Sunny Spot, and while I haven’t been to those locations I have heard great things. Back to LittleFork. It’s modern and sleek inside with a little bar scene that serves up killer cocktails. Try the Logan Square. It’s soooo different from anything I’ve ever had… and that says a lot! Let’s talk food; the menu has a unique variety of flavors inspired by the East Coast-think creative Seafood dishes accompanied by delish small plates. I would definitely recommend the cauliflower with raisins as a side. (I could’ve eaten an entire bucket of it). I also thoroughly enjoyed every bite of all the salads. I don’t have that big of a sweet tooth, but the apple cider donuts were also insane. Enjoy the food porn below.
And lastly, to steal a quote from my friend at EatDrinkLA, this place may be called little fork, but it has a great big taste!
Don’t you just love warm, spicy cocktails on cold wintery nights!? I do! Krista Hinkle, bartender extraordinaire from The Broadmoor, taught my girlfriend Rachel and I how to make the perfect winter cocktail. She whipped up a handful of Sharzad friendly ingredients like Chai tea, vanilla rum, cinnamon and orange bitters to create what I like to call a mouthgasm. Check out the video below to see her in action.
Steps for making Wintery Chai delisciousness:
Step 1: Brew a strong pot of your favorite Chai tea (add your desired amount of Chai to a glass)
Step 2: Stir up some heavy whipping cream (set aside)
Step 3: Add ¾ ounce of vanilla rum to your glass of Chai
Step 4: Add ½ ounce brown sugar simple syrup to your glass
Step 5: Add 2 dashes of your favorite orange bitters
Step 6: Drizzle the cream over the top of your glass
Step 7: Sprinkle the top with cinnamon
Step 8: Shave an orange peel and twist it over the top of your drink
Step 9: Add sweet and crispy baked orange peels as a garnish
Step 10: ENJOY!!!
Always remember you can modify this cocktail to your liking.
Hello travel junkie, foodie loving cyber friends! If you follow me on Istagram, Twitter and FB you may remember that I visited Colorado Springs earlier this month. My trip, along with the entire month of December seemed to fly by at a rapid pace but luckily I was able to document some of the highlights. One of my first stops on my adventures in Colorado Springs trip was a cooking session with Executive Chef Bertrand of the beautiful Broadmoor. He whipped up a ridiculously tasty dish of halibut wrapped in potatoes and served on a bed of creamed leeks with a port reduction sauce. I’m still drooling over the food and I can’t wait to go back for more. Watch the video to see us in action!
Stay tuned for two more videos from The Broadmoor coming out over the next few weeks!
Last week I was invited to dine at the new and improved Michael’s in Santa Monica. It’s actually one of the oldest restaurants in SM, but with recent renovations and an updated menu (that includes lots of Vegan options!) it feels sexy. The fresh fare is the epitome of California cuisine serving up an assortment of unique flavors perfectly fused together. I highly recommend dining in the beautiful outdoor garden patio, especially during these hot fall nights and sipping a Kari Kari cocktail. Did someone say happy hour!? Umm, yeah, it happens every M-F from 5pm to close. Warning: You may experience serious mouthgasms after looking at the pictures below. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you)