If you know me, or follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you probs know that I am super into this guy that I'm married to. Also, if you know me or follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you probs also know that I love branding my life with hashtags. My dog has a hashtag (#ROZEpup) and my home life has a new hashtag: #BRAMINAhouse.
I have this lifelong dream to open a coffee & tea shop / candle studio with my husband (the Br of Bramaina, sometimes otherwise known as Bradley, B, B-Rad, Bradford Cranford or Mr HH). It's a slow process of talking BB into it, but we are making positive progress. So far this year, a project has emerged as we've had some down time and it's finally gotten a little chillier in DC, making for perfect hot drink weather.
Meet the BRAMINA House project of 2016: Brad makes me awesome drinks. I draw and letter them. Because we love drinks and mugs and we have a BALLER mug collection. So far, he made me a Matcha Latte (yesterday) and a London Fog (today). We picked up one of those instant matcha powder mixes when we went to Seattle (oh yea, you all still haven't seen photos of that trip yet- will post soon!) and it made a GREAT morning latte. The London Fog recipe is above and inspired by my weekly trips to La Mano Coffee Bar to snag one that they make in house which is AH-MA-ZING and put me on an addiction. B made one at home though and it is just as magical.
Some of our personal drink nuances: we don't keep regular milk in the fridge - we use an unsweetened almond coconut milk that we find at Giant or organic half and half. I'm big on local honey so we have a lot of it at home and the mug must match the drink and my mood. For the matcha latte, B served it up in a clear glass mug LIKE A BOSS. For my London Fog, he made it in a grey mug made by our friend Marina of Whim and Vigor Ceramics. You'll see a lot of Marina's mugs throughout the year. In fact, you probably already have seen them on Instagram. Also, we aren't that intense when it comes to making things at home. We eat and drink out more often than not so when we do make something at home, it's fairly low-key. We invest in good coffee and tea that we hoard from Marshall's or local coffee shops and let it speak for itself. We got rid of our plug-in coffee maker a few years ago for a french press and pour over thing (no idea what the proper name is for it) to save counter space.
A note on mugs: I have a ceramic addiction. This doesn't just extend to mugs - it extends to all things I can buy that are ceramic. I made a few ceramics in high school, realized that it is SUPER HARD so generally I buy all the ceramics that I can. Our apartment does have a lot of misshapen little ceramic vessels that Brad and I both made in high school but the best and greatest ones are obvs made by professionals.
A project! A new project! I sound like my mom who ALWAYS has a new project up her sleeve. But this is something I'm really looking forward to this year. Let's make and drink great things together in 2016.