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Top Five Picks for Summer

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Fall & Winter might be right around the corner, but the weather is still beautiful and hot in Tahoe this time of year. Here are 5 must have’s in Tahoe this summer. Whether you’ll be lounging on the beach, lake or pool this summer these pieces are perfect for keeping you looking stylish this season. All items are available at PlumpJack Sport located in the Village at Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe.air max trainer

Fringe Bag from Big Buddha
Update your bag collection with a new shade and trend, fringe continues into this fall & winter.air max ltd 2

Two Piece from Tart Swim
An update on the traditional polk dot bikini, super cute and an easy fit.new balance mens sneakers

Sienna Tomboy Shorts by Level 99
Can’t go wrong with cutoffs while you are cruising down the bike path to the lake.new balance men shoes

Perfect Fit dress by Tysa Designs
In love with this dress & print! Throw it on after your hike or swim and wear it out to a casual dinner or happy hour. This versatile dress is a must have for your summer wardrobe.

Large Aviators by RayBan
And you can’t forget the most essential accessory for summer, a pair of stylish shades. We love the green & blue statement mirror lenses from RayBan.free runs nike

How To: Printed Shorts

Shorts season is officially here! With that said, designers always have fun printed shorts in their seasonal offerings, in addition to classic solids. This can be intimidating to some, as any multicolored bottoms take some strategic thinking when it comes to pairing the right top with them. A good rule of thumb when pairing your top, is this: a neutral color (can almost never go wrong), a color of the same family (think primaries, pastels, neutrals) or one that picks up a color of the print on the bottom.

Below are a few easy ways you can rock printed shorts:

 

Homemade Five Spice Balboa Margarita Recipe

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There’s a new margarita in town! It’s getting warmer in the city and that means the drinks are getting cooler. Prepare yourself for this one: it’s not your average bevy. With a homemade simple syrup made from toasted spices, fresh lime juice and plenty of love, the new Five Spice Balboa Margarita is causing a thirst-quenching stir in the neighborhood. Balboa Cafe’s Assistant GM Lisa Leventhal shares her homemade recipe for our new favorite summer staple.

Homemade Five Spice Balboa Margarita
  • 1 1/2 oz. Double Barrel Reposado Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Combier
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. Five-Spice simple syrup (see recipe below)
Homemade Five Spice Simple Syrup
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of Szechuan peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons of cloves
  1. Grind all the spices in a spice grinder.
  2. Toast ground spices in a pan on the stove (the spices
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  3. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil and then remove from heat.
  5. Strain mixture through cheese cloth.
  6. Store in the fridge, and it’s ready to use when chilled!

Enjoy!