Thursday, March 8, 2018

Cheese Tea is the Newest Foodie Craze & it's Delicious!

Cheese Tea

When I heard there is a drink called cheese tea I got the worst image in my head, because let's be real, it sounds so strange. But then I learned that the cheese used is whipped cream cheese and my whole perception changed!

Little Fluffy Head Cafe in Downtown Los Angeles has brought a foodie craze from Asia to the States and people are big fans. A small cafe destined to do big things, Little Fluffy Head just opened in August 2017 and The Washington Post, ABC News, Refinery 29, and many more outlets have already featured their cheese tea. In fact, they've pioneered the craze in LA are were the first ones to bring the treat to the city.

Cheese Tea

Let's cut to the chase because you're probably wondering, what is cheese tea? Little Fluffy Head makes their cheese by mixing cream cheese, whipping cream, milk, salt, and sugar to create the perfect mix of savory and sweet. That cheese is then poured over a traditional tea, like oolong and green tea, to create a uniquely delicious concoction.

During my visit I tried the Strawberry Cheese Tea that is made with real strawberries and jasmine green tea, then topped with cheese. It tasted like I was sipping strawberry cheesecake and nothing like I'd ever had before. So incredibly delicious.

My friend got the Dirty Mess Milk Tea, black milk tea with creme brûlée cream and crushed Oreo topping, and raved about it as well. It's been less than a week and both of us want to go back and indulge again!

Little Fluffy Head Cafe Cheese TeaDirty Mess Milk Tea  

We visited on a Saturday evening and there were a few other customers, so Little Fluffy Head is doing well for themselves. The staff was very friendly and explained the items on the menu and made sure we knew what we were ordering, let us customize the level of sweetness, and explained how best to consume our teas (there is a special lid that allows you to drink through a straw or lift a tab to forgo the straw and really enjoy the cheese).

Because Little Fluffy Head is located in DTLA, it was a bit rough to find the cafe. We circled a few times before spotting it. When visiting, it's probably easier to look for the CVS on the intersection of Spring and 7th then you'll find them directly across the street, just a few stores down from the corner. There is no sign on the building so keep an eye out for the Say Cheese Tea sign in the window.

Despite the difficulty of Downtown LA and finding parking, it's so worth it! Little Fluffy Head Cafe is offering something uniquely special in a market where it's destined to thrive. I won't be surprised if we see this craze sweep the nation.

Have you heard of or tried cheese tea? Let me know in the comments!

Little Fluffy Head Cafe

203 W 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tulip Print at Target

tulip print
Floral prints at Target
Who What Wear Tulip Print at Target
Who What Wear Tulip Print

Guess who is back with yet another Target top? I blogged about this purchase and wanted to also show what it looks like on an actual person. The verdict is that I love it!

Because Target clothing has been running small, I ordered this top in a size bigger. The smaller size was too tight and short, the larger size is a better length but a bit baggy. Even still, I am really happy with the purchase. The flutter sleeves give a fun flirty flair and the colors are so vibrant and bright. In this look I dressed it down, but paired with a skirt or slacks it will be work appropriate as well.

Grab yourself a Short Exaggerated Sleeve Blouse - Who What Wear Tulip Print in regular ($24.99) or plus size ($27.99). You can also select from black or a rose print. And if you love the pink and green, there are a bunch of tulip print pieces to select from. Happy shopping!

Linkups: Trend Spin, Turning Heads TuesdayTrendy WednesdayStyle Me WednesdayThe Blended Blog StyleThursday Moda, Thursday Fashion Files

Monday, February 26, 2018

A New Day Florals at Target

Women's Embroidered Floral Any Day Cardigan
Women's Embroidered Floral Any Day Cardigan

 Women's 3D Floral Tank
 Women's 3D Floral Tank

I recently posted about some of my favorite Target florals, so I wanted to follow up with a few outfit pictures showing some of the items on a real person. Sometimes the details don't translate on studio photos, but as you can, these items are really adorable in person!

I discovered A New Day at Target back in fall, and since, continue to love their styles. So when I came across the two items above while browsing online, I knew I had to have them.

The cardigan features embroidered mesh and the blouse has sewn on applique details making it 3D. They both expensive but are very affordable - thank you for that, Target!

Are you a fan of A New Day at Target?

Linkups: Trend Spin, Turning Heads TuesdayTrendy WednesdayStyle Me Wednesday, The Blended Blog StyleThursday Moda, Thursday Fashion Files

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spring Florals at Target

Since January and February in Southern California has mostly been in the 80s, it's felt more like spring than winter. Maybe it's the blossoms everywhere, but flowers have been on my mind. Which is perfect, because right now Target floral prints are plentiful and I can't get enough.

Here are my favorites. I have the green and white blouses and cardigan and they are even more gorgeous in person! However, the cardi and tank run small. I have a large bust so I had to get plus sizes in both (plus links provided in parenthesis). Just something to consider. A few of my friends have actually complained that recently Target clothing has been running small. Anyone else have that problem?

Target Spring Florals

It's a little hard to tell in the photos, but all of the clothing items have fun features. The cardigan has embroidered flowers on mesh and looks very expensive. The green blouse has a unique, playful sleeve detail, And the white tank is 3D with flower cutouts sewn all over.

Are you into florals?

Monday, February 5, 2018

Downtown Los Angeles Graffiti Mural Tour

Downtown Los Angeles Graffiti Mural Tour

From ghost to food tours, I am a big fan of traveling with a guide to maximize my exploration. It's a great way to see sights that you may not otherwise know about. That was exactly the case during my recent LA Art Tours Downtown Los Angeles Graffiti Mural Tour. For years I've seen art on the side of buildings in LA, but I didn't know much about it. I decided to find a tour that provided an insight to the beautiful images. After seeing reviews highly recommending LA Art Tours, I knew it was the company to go with.

I'm so glad I selected LA ART Tours because the afternoon was even better than I had anticipated.

Shandu One, graffiti pioneer

Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, our amazing guide, Shandu One, walked the group through the streets and alleys of the DTLA Arts District, shedding light on the history of graffiti, pointing out a variety of art pieces, and explaining the techniques used to create the pieces. As a pioneer of graffiti art, Shandu One is a wonderful source of knowledge and did a great job showing us the sights and answering questions. Tour guides' personalities play a large part in the experience and his connection to the neighborhood and friendly demeanor added to the appeal of the tour.

It was really interesting to hear how kids in the 80s were turning from gangs and drugs and starting the LA graffiti scene. It's an entire culture with rules of respect. For example, they get permission to create their murals and know better than to paint over peers' work.

How incredible are these pieces? It's hard to believe that they were created with bottles of spray paint!
Downtown LA Graffiti Mural
Downtown LA Graffiti Mural

Check out the detail up close vs. a few dozen feet away. The first mural just looked like faded lines (in the lip area), but when I backed up I was blown away by the bigger picture. We learned that painting on these metal doors are especially hard due to the curves, making the impact that much greater to the audience.

LA Arts District Murals
LA Arts District Murals
Downtown LA Graffiti Murals
Downtown LA Graffiti Murals

A week after the tour I had out-of-town visitors and took them to see some of the murals and a pair of the angel wings that everyone loves posing with, thanks to the info provided by Shandu One. It was a hit. This tour is perfect for locals and visitors alike!

The Graffiti Mural tour is a very affordable $12. Can't beat that for over two hours! LA Art Tours also offers a Brewery Art Complex Tour, Alley Adventure Graffiti Bike Tour, and more. Check out the calendar to select a tour and purchase tickets.

Downtown LA Graffiti Murals Walking Tour
LA Graffiti Murals Walking Tour