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I've been reading this book lately - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo... and it truly is life-changing. My realtor Jeanie suggested it to me when we spent some time looking at small spaces during our house hunting adventures. We saw this one house that was suuuper ...

All Natural Homemade Dog Treats

My favorite times in the office are when my coworkers bring their dogs in. It's always a nice surprise to be able to hold a little pup in your arms after a long meeting. I've been making these all natural homemade dog treats, which I debuted at our office Christmas party last year, and they've been ...

Agency Addicts - Girls Night with Shaker & Spoon cocktailsMy cousin Tiffany came over the other day and I realized how much I loved having a Girls Night. This really needs to be a regular thing. I’m an only child so my cousins are super important to me. Tiffany’s become like a sister. We’re 5 years apart and we’ve always spent time together ever since we were little. I remember introducing her to the sacred flat iron, making her corsage for prom and driving her to Winter formal. Tiffany grew up to be this super cool, independent, easy going, incredibly generous and caring girl… I feel like she can do anything. I remember a time when I was freaking out because I had a client at work who did not like any of the photography we used on the collateral we created for them. I basically needed a model to help me reshoot all of their products, literally the next day. Tiff drove down to Temecula from Los Angeles to help model for me- no questions asked. And the client loved her. She’s just that type of girl.

Tiffany and I especially bonded a few years ago when we took a road trip to Vegas together for a bachelorette party. We had four hours in the car, there and back, to talk about everything – our family, jobs, boys, you name it.

We used to live over an hour away from each other, so having dinner or drinks after work was never an option. But ever since I moved back to LA county, we live just a few minutes away, so there’s absolutely no excuse to not get together on a regular basis.
Agency Addicts - Tracy Chin and Tiffany Chin having a girls night with Shaker & Spoon cocktails.Agency Addicts - Tracy Chin and Tiffany Chin having a girls night with Shaker & Spoon cocktails. Agency Addicts - Tracy Chin and Tiffany Chin having a girls night with Shaker & Spoon cocktails.Agency Addicts - Tiffany ChinI’m not a big fan of going out to bars, but I do enjoy having a beautiful cocktail at home. So I cracked open my Gin Lovers Shaker & Spoon box and we made cocktails together. My favorite times with my family are when we make things together. Agency Addicts - Shaker & Spoon Gin Lovers BoxAgency Addicts - Tracy Chin and Tiffany Chin having a girls night with Shaker & Spoon cocktails.Agency Addicts - Tracy Chin and Tiffany Chin having a girls night with Shaker & Spoon cocktails.I had 3 unread issues of Vogue I needed to catch up on, so we cozied up and flipped through the magazines with our cocktails, looking for pretty things. We talked a ton about what I had in mind for my wedding, how Colin proposed, boys in general and some hilarious stories about her experiences with Tinder. Agency Addicts - Girls Night with Shaker & Spoon cocktailsAgency Addicts - Tracy Chin and Tiffany Chin having a girls night with Shaker & Spoon cocktails.Agency Addicts - Tiffany ChinThe cocktail we made together is called the Juliet & Romeo. This was one of 3 cocktail recipes from the Gin Lovers Shaker & Spoon box… and it was such a perfect GALentine drink. It was light, citrusy, and you have to love the name.

Agency Addicts - Juliet & Romeo Shaker & Spoon cocktail recipe

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 3-4 grains course salt
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 6 dashes rose water
  • 5 dashes pure spearmint extract
  • 2 oz gin

The Juliet and Romeo is a cocktail that gets muddled and shaken. I love muddling fresh ingredients – it makes the drink so much more fragrant.

Here’s how you mix the cocktail:

  • Add the cucumber, syrup and salt to a shaker and use a muddler to gently press them into the bottom. Push firmly 2-3 times.
  • Add the gin, lime juice, rose water and spearmint extract. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for 6 seconds.
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled coupe without ice. No garnish needed.

Agency Addicts - Girls Night with Shaker & Spoon cocktailsAgency Addicts - Tracy Chin and Tiffany Chin having a girls night with Shaker & Spoon cocktails.Girls Night is definitely something I’m looking forward to having more often. When it gets super busy at work, it’s easy to forget to set aside time to spend with your girls. I love nights like these where it’s fun, but easy. We can just hang out at my house with our little box of Shaker & Spoon cocktail supplies and RELAX. Can’t wait to do this again.

Well tomorrow’s Valentines Day. I hope you all have a super special day with your Valentine or Galentine. If you guys need some more cocktail ideas, check out the Goji Southside recipe here or the Gin Flower recipe here.

Also, Agency Addicts readers to get 15% off Shaker & Spoon subscription boxes, so don’t forget to subscribe using our special code: AGENCY15 

Drink responsibly.

Hello Sunshine Soaps Free Giveaway

There is nothing more satisfying than a hot bath after a long day. We have a super fun, fragrant, free giveaway from Hello Sunshine Soaps. They make these delectably adorable soaps that look like real desserts... donut soap, frosted yellow cake soap, macaron soap... you name it. These are minis so they're even cuter. And I can't ...

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