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Chocolate-Dipped Iced Coffee Popsicles

We didn’t think anything could trump our love for iced coffee, but then these chocolate-dipped iced coffee popsicles from M Loves M entered into our lives. Cold, creamy and covered in chocolate and shredded coconut, they are the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day. Hello summer fling!

“These iced coffee popsicles are so yummy and they give me that caffeine boost I need to get through the afternoon,” shares Mara of M Loves M. “Plus, the chocolate coating satisfies my sweet tooth!”

For the full post and more inspiration, check out M Loves M!

Chocolate-Dipped Iced Coffee Popsicles
prep time
6 Hour/s 30 Minute/s
cook time
7 Minute/s
total time
6 Hour/s 37 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • For popsicles:
  • 3 cups brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup half and half, or coconut creamer
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • shredded coconut {optional}
  • For chocolate sauce:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbl coconut oil
Instructions
  1. To make popsicles: Brew coffee, add half and half and sugar.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and chill until just cold.
  4. Put in freezer for 6-8 hours.
  5. Dip in chocolate sauce and roll in shredded coconut and put back in the freezer to set, about 30 minutes.
  6. To make chocolate sauce: Add chocolate and coconut oil to a bowl and microwave at 20-30 second intervals, mixing in between, until melted and smooth.

 

See more of our favorite summer desserts below!

20 Finger-Licking Summer Desserts | 29 Popsicles to Beat the Heat | Boozy Buttered Rum Floats

Photography: M Loves M | Recipe: M Loves M

Constance Zimmer of unREAL Home Tour

We absolutely LOVE getting a peek inside the home of a celebrity and when it’s Constance Zimmer, star of ‘Entourage’, ‘House of Cards’ and ‘unREAL’ we could barely contain our excitement. Constance’s home is a blend of warm neutrals paired with unique momentos. From postcards of her travels to antique suitcases scattered throughout the house. This home tour is a cannot miss!

From our friends at Domaine… As the star of Lifetime’s new unREAL—which gives a fictional behind-the-scenes look at a competition dating show—and Entourage, Constance Zimmer has already had a busy summer. Luckily for us, she saved some time to give us a peek inside her warm and personal Los Angeles home. 

Virtually everything in the house from furniture to lighting to accessories has a story. From the tennis rackets Zimmer’s husband scored on a Brooklyn stoop that now hang over the fireplace in their family room to the marquee “flavor” sign proudly displayed in their classic kitchen, the home exudes a warmth and soulfulness.

Though she tends to play intense, tightly-wound characters, Zimmer herself is relaxed and at ease with a home that reflects the same casual friendliness. 

Photography: Chris Patey

Relaxing Patio Retreat with Pier 1 Imports

Now that summer is here we are all about finding moments to unwind and what better way than with a relaxing patio retreat from Pier 1 Imports? We wanted to bring all the comforts of “inside” out with this outdoor oasis. It’s the perfect spot for quietly sipping morning coffee or some evening rosé, catching up on your favorite reads and unwinding with the comforts of home right in your own backyard.

A comfy patio couch is a must for truly enjoying the outdoors because let’s face it,­ you’ll never spend as much time in a straight backed dining chair as you will on plush cushions. And we love that this Pier 1 Imports sectional set can be arranged and rearranged on a whim. Keep it stretched out for lots of reading room and lounging, change the angle to face the sunset, or gather everyone around for cocktails. It’s a patio must!

 

When it comes to the accessories for this cozy little spot, we started with a soft outdoor rug underfoot, lots of layered outdoor pillows in fun prints, and silky smooth chenille throws. A soothing palette of aquas and ivories create a sense of calm, and details like pillar candles and glass vases with fresh greenery add to the spa like environment. Find all these pieces and more at Pier 1 Imports and get cracking on your very own outdoor retreat.

Photography: Ruth Eileen

Pier 1 Imports Products: 1. Ciudad 8 Piece Grouping | 2. Seat Cushion – 22×22 Ivory | 3. Dobby Flatweave Rugs | 4. Embroidered Coral Pillow | 5. Woven Geo Pillow | 6. Knots Garden Stool | 7. Shaggy Sherpa Throw | 8. Chenille Throw – Aqua | 9. Chenille Throw – Smoke Blue | 10. Unscented Candles | 11. Rattan Charger | 12. Abaca Rope Sphere

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How-To: Make a Garden Fabulous Centerpiece

A genius way to effortless entertaining is to find quick shortcuts; simple ways to make prep and decorating that much easier. Using store bought blooms and greenery from the garden, Myrtie Blue will have you well on your way to a gorgeous, party-ready centerpiece in no time. So go grab your favorite flowers and follow these easy steps to centerpiece perfection captured by Mi Amore Foto.

 Materials

  • Favorite Centerpiece Bowl or Compote
  • Oasis Floral Foam – alternatively you can use a floral frog and chicken wire
  • Florist Bowl Tape
  • Floral Knife
  • Garden Pruners
  • Dozen Roses of choice from your grocer
  • Selection of Garden Clippings. We used:
  • Heucherella Foliage
  • Blooming Azalea
  • Bear Claw Fern
  • “Lady Banks” Rose
  • Blooming Spirea
  • Blooming Vinca Vine
  • Loropetalum Foliage
  • Blooming Blueberry

instructions

step-1Buy a dozen roses from your grocer. Choose a color that makes you happy! Keep them in water until you are ready to arrange them.

step-2Then head to the garden in the cool of the morning or evening and forage! Cut from your favorite plants. If you cut in the middle of the day chances are the cuttings will suffer from stress and not survive as long as you might like. Be judicious about where you cut so that you plants remain beautiful and well shaped after cutting.

step-3 Choose both blooming and non-blooming plants. The variety is amazing once you really look around your garden. If you don’t have access to a garden, then visit a garden center. There are always plenty of plants to cut and forage from at most any garden center. Plunge the cut ends into cool to tepid water for safe keeping.

step-4 Prepare you container. If using floral foam, float it in water prepared with floral preservative or a little sugary soda water and a tiny bit bleach. Tape the foam into the bowl.

step-5 Begin your arrangement. Start by inserting a few stems from the garden that might define the breadth or length of your centerpiece. Make secure and firm insertions into the foam about 12” deep.

step-6 Be conscious of how the plants appear in nature or how the stems layer themselves amongst each other. This will help your arrangement to take on that natural garden appeal.

step-7 Continue adding your garden cuttings moving back and forth from end to end and side
to side; keeping in mind that the core of your arrangement will be a dozen roses and provide real central mass and focus to the finished piece.

step-7 Add shorter stems between longer ones to create depth and dimension.

step-9 When you have something that looks almost finished, add your roses. Place them mostly in the core of your arrangement, creating focus and mass. You have a dozen at your disposal, so feel free to experiment a little with placement.

step-10 Before you know it, you have a gorgeous garden foraged arrangement featuring a dozen roses from the grocer.

Photography: Mi Amore Foto | Floral Design: Myrtie Blue

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Essential Accessories For A Classic Summer Picnic

With summer finally upon us, and undoubtedly much summer entertaining in our futures, now is as good a time as any to invest in a quality picnic blanket, and strive to eat as many meals as possible in the great outdoors. To help you get started, we rounded up some of our absolute summer picnic favorites for you to peruse — as well as some real life picnic inspiration — below, so take a peek!

Picnic Accessories
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Other Picnic Inspiration

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