I. Love. Topshop. Doesn’t everyone love Topshop?? It’s trendy, it’s chic, it’s favored by upper echelon fashionistas everywhere… yet it’s accessible for everyone. Oh and there’s always that small fact that Kate Moss designed a Topshop collection (now on sale!!), and you know how I feel about Kate Moss.
Now Topshop is upping their game even more by bringing another Brit fashion phenomenon on board: Cara Delevingne is the new face for the Fall/Winter campaign and I’m loving it. Cara is one of my fashion vices. She’s bizarre, she’s brash, she’s tattooed, she can’t keep her tongue in her mouth, and worst of all she’s enabling Karl Lagerfeld’s desecration of Chanel… but she’s still a fashion icon with an undeniable presence. I heart Cara and all her weirdness.
Here’s a first look at the campaign, do you love it as much as I do??!! This has me beyond excited for the new season, and I’m predicting there will be a number of new Topshop pieces in my closet. I’m already seriously coveting those over the knee boots and pointed booties. I’m suddenly ready for Fall fashion, turning leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes!
All images via Vogue
For coffee snobs all across the San Francisco Bay Area, Philz is a popular destination. I may have frequented it once or twice during my time at Berkeley, but for only one reason: their Mint Mojito Iced Coffee. Now I admit I thought it sounded strange the first time I heard of it, but I swear it’s the stuff dreams are made of… at least if you’re a coffee lover. When I left Philz behind, I knew that I had to recreate the drink at all costs. Here’s my version of their Mint Mojito Iced Coffee!
- 1/2 cup ground coffee
- 5 cups water
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh cream
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- Fresh mint
- The night before, make a pot of strong coffee. (If you want to get really fancy, you can do cold press coffee the morning of.) I suggest choosing a dark roast, non-flavored coffee. Make sure it’s more on the sweet side than the bitter side too, because the mint has enough of a bite!
- Pour it into sealed containers to refrigerate overnight.
- Take some of the coffee and pour it into ice cube trays to freeze. I can’t stand it when my coffee gets watered down from melting ice!
- When you’re ready to drink your coffee, muddle together 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fresh cream (depending on your taste), a handful of fresh mint leaves, and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Put your coffee and coffee ice cubes into a glass and immediately pour the mint mixture into the glass through a strainer, catching all the leaves. Don’t let the mint sit in the cream for too long or it’ll taste too strong and not as fresh.
- Stir it together and enjoy!! It’s the freshest way to start your morning! This makes 2 cups of iced coffee.
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