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It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere:
Fair Fight


For this Friday’s libation, we turned to one of the most…>

It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Fair Fight

For this Friday’s libation, we turned to one of the most creative cocktail experts we know, Colin Shearn, the general manager of the about-to-open El Camino in Louisville, Kentucky, for a recipe that says hello to fall without having to say goodbye to summer quite yet. He suggested a cocktail he invented during his bartending days at Philadelphia’s Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company (just a hop-skip-jump from the Home Office), the Fair Fight. “I think this is a perfect September drink. The Laird’s Applejack screams autumn. The Pimm’s has those nice warm flavors. And the St.-Germain is the lingering summer sunshine.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just sit back and drink it instead.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 oz Laird’s Bonded Applejack
1 oz Pimm’s #1
.75 oz fresh lemon juice (save the peel for a twist)
.5 oz St-Germain liqueur
.25 oz demerara syrup*
2 dashes Peychuad’s Bitters

*to make demerera syrup, just follow a simple syrup recipe, but replace white sugar with the demerara variety.

HOW TO MAKE IT…

Combine all ingredients, except for the lemon twist, in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, express the lemon twist on top and discard.

Yields one Fair Fight.


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Pamper Your Pup:
Sweet Potato Jerky Treats


What’s the best thing about fall? For us it’s a no-brainer…>

Pamper Your Pup: Sweet Potato Jerky Treats

What’s the best thing about fall? For us it’s a no-brainer: food! Think butternut squash soup, pumpkin pie, roasted root vegetables…we could go on and on. Canine lovers that we are—it is #SitStayLove month, after all—we didn’t want to leave our four-legged friends out of this year’s autumnal eating frenzy, so we dreamed up a flavorful and healthy treat recipe that your dog will love.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
3 sweet potatoes
1 tsp cinnamon

HOW TO MAKE IT
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet and set aside. Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick pieces with a sharp knife or mandoline. Lay the slices flat on the baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for one hour, then flip the slices and rotate the sheet in the oven. Continue to bake for another hour. Let the treats cool completely before sharing with your pup.

Treats should keep in a covered container for a week.

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Push Play Project:
Introducing Lucius


Don’t be fooled by their looks—Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig…>

Push Play Project: Introducing Lucius

Don’t be fooled by their looks—Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig aren’t twins: they’re just two wildly talented songbirds who not only make must-hear music, but just so happen to possess a similar retro-inspired personal style. The duo sings and dresses in tandem as front-women for the Brooklyn-based indie-pop band Lucius. It’s an irresistible Stevie Nicks-meets-David Bowie-meets-The Smiths combination—one we couldn’t wait to share on our Push Play Project stage. And so, ahead of Lucius’ debut album release (save the date for 10/15) and their free concert on 10/3 at our Chelsea Market store, we caught up with Jess and Holly for a little get-to-know-you repartee.

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Jess and Holly are both wearing our Spliced Pencil Dress.

Do you have any tips or tricks to making the same style work for both of you?
We have pretty similar taste, despite our different body types and personalities. We both have a deep love of 60s glam, Bjork, Edie Sedgwick, David Bowie, Twiggy, etc. If we feel good about it, we will feel good in it. If we feel good in it, it will look good on both of us.

What do you love most about performing?
The connection and energy we get from the crowd. They’re coming out to support live music, and their dedication and enthusiasm takes playing music to another level.

Where did the name Lucius originate?
The band was named after Jess’ English bulldog Lucius. He is no longer with us, but what an atrociously handsome beast he was!

With fall fast approaching, what staples are you most excited to wear?
Fall is our favorite season for fashion. A good boot and a good hat always do the trick, but we’re huge fans of tights and cloaks, too.

Last but not least, what are two things people might not know about you?
We have many similarities: our mothers are artists, we’re obsessed with Jane Goodall, we both have blonde hair, blue eyes, pale skin and bad eyesight, and we wear size eight shoes. Also, our band eats a lot of Vietnamese food—pho, vermicelli and Sriracha please!

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Jess and Holly are both wearing our Swallowtail Sheath.

And now, for your listening pleasure, a Spotify playlist curated by Lucius just for you. Check out a few of their favorite songs: http://anthrpl.ge/1eLOnGO

Photos by Sara Kerens / www.sarakerensphotography.com


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5 Things You Didn’t Know About…Eva Franco


The way we see it, Eva Franco has some explaining to do. Perfectly…>

5 Things You Didn’t Know About…Eva Franco

The way we see it, Eva Franco has some explaining to do. Perfectly tailored and totally timeless, her ladylike dresses and party-ready skirts seem to be handcrafted by an especially generous fairy godmother. Curious as to how she knows our exact measurements, we checked in with the LA-based designer to talk shop (and, sure, maybe figure out where she hides that magical tiny-waist wand). While Eva didn’t quite admit to fit-and-flare witchcraft, she did acknowledge a design cauldron of sorts.

From sketch to store: the Isabella Dress, the Ambra Dress and the Cadenza Dress from Eva Franco’s exclusive petites collection for Anthropologie.

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On how she knew she was cut from designer cloth: I was seven years old, dressing my family for fashion shows in my living room.

On the joy of cooking: Designing is like cooking a big pot of stew — until you taste the medley, you’re not sure what you’ve been creating.

On why she’s in the market for a time machine: Time destroys textiles; it’s as fragile as butterfly wings.

Still on her to-do list: Learn to race cars.

Her favorite part about last year: Finding true love.

Take a look inside Eva’s amazing Los Angeles Studio.

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Denim Discussion:
How to Wear the Flare


Polyester suits, shag carpets, disco infernos: There are plenty of things…>

Denim Discussion: How To Wear the Flare

Polyester suits, shag carpets, disco infernos: There are plenty of things best left in the ’70s. But flare jeans? These timeless denim staples deserve a prime spot in your 2013 closet. Perfect for all body types — we’re talking both petites and statuesque ladies, the curvy and the straight, come one come all — flares are instantly elongating and seriously slimming thanks to their fuller hip-balancing silhouette. For fresh fall looks that are miles from Woodstock, we hit up our personal stylist (and flare enthusiast) Christina for tips on how to wear flare.

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"Classic, tailored pieces such as blazers and moto jackets lend flares a distinctly modern touch.”

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"For a polished look, try pairing flowy flares with a structured peplum top.”

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"Flares provide a cool, casual balance for femme tops.”

Like what you see? Book a free #AnthroPS appointment at anthropologie.com/ps

 

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A Darling Interview:
Tuna Melts My Heart


We’re up to our ears in pup culture this month—pardon the pun—as… >

A Darling Interview: Tuna Melts My Heart

We’re up to our ears in pup culture this month—pardon the pun—as we’re ramping up for the fifth anniversary of our #SitStayLove pet adoption campaign. We’ll be celebrating all month long with in-store events , puppy paraphernalia and, of course, our very own #DogsofAnthro crew at the Home Office. Naturally, we thought we had dogs covered, but our dear friends at Darling Magazine introduced us to Courtney Dasher and her sweet, funny Chiweenie named Tuna, whose story tugged at our heartstrings so strongly that we just had to hear more. Take it away, Darlings!

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Darling Magazine: With an Instagram account (@tunameltsmyheart) with over 500,000 followers and appearances on the TODAY show, Anderson Cooper and Inside Edition, Tuna is truly a sensation. More than a social media success, though, Tuna’s story is one of friendship, redemption, and love. Intrigued by how much joy Tuna brings the world, we asked Courtney how his presence in her life has taught her and others about what really matters.

DM: Tuna obviously has a “unique” look, why did you choose to adopt him?
Courtney Dasher: My initial intention was to foster a puppy. When I saw Tuna, I was immediately drawn to his sweetness and his physical differences. After those first few days, I fell in love with Tuna, so I decided to adopt him because I wanted him to know how much he would be loved by me. He’s my best buddy now.

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DM: How did Tuna’s popularity grow?
CD: In December of 2012 someone anonymously posted one of his pictures on Reddit.com, which apparently generated a lot of buzz. A few days later, @instagram posted a #weeklyfluff feature of him on their personal Instagram page which is how he initially garnered his following.

DM: Why do you feel Tuna brings people so much joy?
CD: Since he has developed a personality through his funny expressions, coupled with my commentary, I think that people find him humorous and endearing. However, beyond his silly faces, he challenges what most people would find to be beautiful and adorable, which is what makes him unique. I am told daily that he has changed someone’s day and/or has melted their heart.image

DM: What would you tell someone who is considering adopting a dog?
CD: Definitely adopt! Whoever you choose, it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Rescued animals are so grateful and appreciative that they were saved, so as a result, they make the greatest, most loving companions.

See more of tuna here. Photos by Jen McDonald / www.jenmphotography.com.

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#TuesdayShoesday:
Talls for Fall


About to stash your summer frocks? Not so fast! Paired up with… >

#TuesdayShoesday: Talls for Fall

About to stash your summer frocks? Not so fast! Paired up with tall boots, sunny dresses take an earthy turn. Think woodsy leather under flowing florals topped with denim jackets and cozy knits. From western-inspired to vintage-inspired, we’re falling big time for these wardrobe-maxing talls.

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