Julep Staff Picks: Youtube, I Tube, We All Tube

Julep Staff Picks: Youtube, I Tube, We All Tube

We <3 the internet. They've got everything on here! But one of our favorite destinations for winding down after a long week, or sharing a laugh with coworkers during the week, is that endless treasure trove of oddities and adorable-ness: good ol' Youtube. So for this month's staff picks, we're venturing into the land of the viral video. Here are some of the Youtube faves that never fail to make us smile, and we hope they do the same for you. Happy Friday! Lissa, project manager: Fritz Learns... Read More

Music Festival Beauty Essentials

Music Festival Beauty Essentials

This weekend I am heading off to my first music festival of the year---Treefort Music Festival in beautiful, exotic Boise, Idaho---so what better time to talk about my music festival beauty essentials? Festival beauty can be tricky, but only if you overthink it. The weekend is all about music, friends, and dancing, so I'm not super-concerned about achieving the perfect cat-eye or wearing a full face of foundation. But festival environments are also the perfect place to experiment with some fun... Read More

Dublin Iced Coffee Cocktail

Dublin Iced Coffee Cocktail

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow! Are you ready? Of course, the best way to celebrate is with an Irish libation---and I've got a delicious one to wet your whistle. With the one-two punch of whiskey and stout, plus the creaminess and caffeine jolt of a latte, the Dublin Iced Coffee is the perfect beginning to any St. Paddy's Day celebration. (Psst---it also makes an amazing brunch cocktail!) As Bon Appetit puts it, this drink is "a delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger." Now that's a... Read More

Life of Pi(e)

Life of Pi(e)

When I woke up this morning and asked my physics-loving fiancé (the one whose beachside reading list includes page-turners like Ever Since Darwin and The Art of the Infinite) if we could make a pie, he scoffed at me. “It’s not that kind of pie day, babe.” He then proceeded to tell me that today, 3.14.15, is the most accurate Pi Day we will ever have---because the first five digits of π are 3.1415… “That’s even more reason to celebrate with pie!” I countered. Pi (π) is a magical number... Read More

Authentic Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Authentic Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

In my ever-evolving attempts to honor my family's Irish heritage for St. Patrick's Day, I've cooked my way through quite a few different recipes for corned beef, cabbage, and colcannon. But one thing I'd never attempted was soda bread. Most of the recipes I saw were so Americanized or dolled up, calling for raisins, carraway seeds, dates, or any other number of fancy additives, that they just didn't seem very authentic to me. But then I found this recipe from the Irish food blog, Farmette.... Read More

Beauty and the Buzz: Going Green (Tea) Gimlet & Face Mask

Beauty and the Buzz: Going Green (Tea) Gimlet & Face Mask

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, it seems only appropriate that today's installment of Beauty and the Buzz is all about going green...  tea. You've probably heard about all the amazing benefits that come from drinking green tea. It's rich in catechins, a powerful type of flavonoid and antioxidant that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea has been linked to improved brain function, lower cholesterol, better cardiovascular health, and even cancer prevention. It's truly magical stuff,... Read More

March Playlist: Fresh Irish Sounds for An Epic St. Patrick’s Day

March Playlist: Fresh Irish Sounds for An Epic St. Patrick’s Day

When you hear the words "Irish music," what do you think of? Let me guess: bagpipes? Flutes? Somebody named Danny Boy, or a certain gelatin-legged lad who calls himself the Lord of the Dance? Of course, traditional Irish music has a long, glorious history---but just like its lush rolling hills and selection of whiskeys, the musical landscape of the Emerald Isle is much more expansive than many of us North Americans know.     Well, it's time to change that. In honor of St. Patrick's... Read More

Add To Cart: My Spring Fashion Wishlist

Add To Cart: My Spring Fashion Wishlist

We're not quite ready to say goodbye to our heavy sweaters and wool scarves just yet... but that doesn't mean we can't dream of spring! This season, my goal is to simplify in every area of my life---including my closet. So I'm seeking out pieces that are sleek and functional---built for easy, effortless dressing. But because I'm a Boho Glam 'til I die, I also can't resist all the creamy pastels and flowy silhouettes that pop up around this time of year---so I'm inviting a couple of them to the... Read More

Julep Staff Picks: The Shows We Love to Binge-Watch

Julep Staff Picks: The Shows We Love to Binge-Watch

We are #soblessed over here in Seattle, with somewhat sunny (though still quite chilly!) weather at the moment. But we know a lot of you aren't quite so lucky, with freezing temps and several feet of snow outside your door. Brrr! Mother Nature sure knows how to send a message. And sometimes the only appropriate response to such a message is to stay inside, cuddle up, and put in some quality time with your television. We wish you a warm and mild spring (and soon!), but in the meantime... here are... Read More

Thank You, Patricia Arquette

Thank You, Patricia Arquette

Besides all the gorgeous fashion and incredible films that were celebrated at last night's Oscars, some important and moving words were shared by a few of the night's winners. J.K. Simmons, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Whiplash, asked us all to call our parents more often---just because. Common and John Legend, who won for the song "Glory" from Selma, dedicated their award to those who are still fighting for racial equality and free speech across the world. Graham Moore, who... Read More

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