It was a spectacular evening aboard filled with fine dining and the worlds best whiskey as we toasted to the Barrel Series Jack Daniel’s Dinner with special guest speaker, Lynne Tolley, Jack Daniel’s Ambassador and great grand-niece of the legend himself. 🥃🍴🚢
Time is running out to reserve your seat for the Queen Mary’s Barrel Series Jack Daniels Dinner! This Thursday, 11/16 - enjoy a perfectly paired dinner, cigars on the Verandah Deck and special guest speaker, Lynn Tolley, great-grandniece of the legendary Jack Daniel. 🥃🚢🍴bit.ly/BarrelSeries
If you’re known to get a case of the #Mondays we’ve got the cure! Enjoy a night of FREE laughs as Ships & Giggles returns to the Observation Bar with funny guy @SamTripoli. Join in the fun this Monday, 11/13! 😆🎤🚢#QMComesAlive
Direct from Lynchburg, Tennessee! Don’t miss out on an incredible evening of the finest food and drink as the Queen Mary Barrel Series returns with the Jack Daniels Whiskey Dinner, Thursday, 11/16. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind event! 🥃🚢bit.ly/BarrelSeries #QMComeAlive
Comedy and cocktails… what could be better?!
Join us for another night of laughs as our FREE comedy night, Ships & Giggles returns to the Observation Bar with funny man @samtripoli headlining, Monday, 11/13! 🚢 #QMComesAlive
Long Beach has a way of making me nostalgic for an era that was before my time. One of my favorite things to do is cruise around on my bike and take in all the different shapes and lines. These are two of my favorite buildings - a home from the late 30s on a backdrop of an apartment complex from the late 60s - I love how they look together. 👀
Happy Sunday ✨ I hate to admit it but I have a bit of a black thumb when it comes to plants. I'm workin on it! As soon as I keep my current plant alive for 6 months I'm going to reward myself with a new plant from @peacockandcompany!! I love going to this shop to browse plants and check out @shopanneise while I'm at it. Any tips for a novice plant lady? 🌱🌿🍃
👻 Let the Friday the 13th frights begin! 👻 The #DarkHarbor2017 gates open at 7pm. Don’t forget! Take the all-new complimentary Dark Harbor Express boat service (operated by Aqua Link) at Dock 4 near Aquarium of the Pacific. bit.ly/DHparking
Rough morning + a day to myself led me to @recirclehome where I found myself browsing books about stones and crystals. SUCH GOOD VIBES 🙌🏻 Left feeling refreshed and excited about my new stones and a cute little air plant.
The first time I went to @cuppacuppaca I was surprised & delighted that they offer 7 different brewing technologies. This is Siphon (aka vacuum method), which makes for a full-bodied, clean up of coffee. I'd never tried it before and it was such a treat. Plus I love the flashy, dramatic presentation! ⚡️
It's Alive!!! Pulsing, breathing, growing in the microwave of all places...our first attempt at simple White Sandwich bread. You tell me...does it look like I'm on the right track? Simple, elegant...and I'm hoping it turns out tasty and fluffy too. I'm sure I'll tell the world when it's done.
For now...do you bake GF yeast breads? How do you proof? Have you strayed from traditional methods? Do you experiemtn with various ways of heating and keeping the world of your rising breads moist? Here's what I've tried and found can work: *Sunlight - believe it or not the best rises I've gotten have been from in the sunlight, sealed under plastic wrap. As Fall sets in to CA, it's being less effective, so perhaps it was just a summer heat wave thing but I did some data gathering during that time and found --- * 94 degrees fahrenheit - on the best days in the sun, that's how hot the dough got. 94d fahrenheit. So...maybe that's all it takes. 94d and moisture. So... *My White Loaf (which was not my nickname for my son at birth) - This loaf is being profed in the microwave with a bowl of water. I boil the water for 3-4m, then put the dough in, reheating after 20-30m. The probe has been showing me a steady 94-95d the whole time. And it's rising.
So...fellow bread-questers...take my data as you will and play with it yourself. Or have you done osm eof your own. I'd love to discuss. Gluten Free baking seems to incorporate more and more straying from the baking norms of wheat flours, and as good as it would be for my bakery, I shouldn't be the only one out there to feed the intolerant masses.
I stopped by @madebymillworks to find some stationery by local artists. I ran into @mamamolina who introduced me to Heather there. They said Made was looking for local Long Beach art and suggested that I make Christmas coloring books. #nudgefromtheuniverse#shoplocal#longbeachlocal
The #pearljam#documentary 'Let's Play Two' is equal parts rock concert and love letter to the perennial underdogs Chicago Cubs. Thanks to Google, I found out that the title refers to words from Ernie Banks' Hall of Fame speech: "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!" I loved that lifelong Cubs fan @eddievedder said that being a Cubs fan had exercised his hope muscle and that trials built character. Later, he said that with determination, patience, and dedication, you could accomplish anything. He also said that the journey, not winning, was what mattered. These outlooks apply to life, not just rooting for a team, too. I'm glad I remembered this film was playing at @arttheatrelongbeach since today was its last day there. #mindset#patience#determination#dedication#supportlocal#longbeachlocal
When you ask any #glutenfree dieter what they miss the most, you'll get a variety of answers. However, the core loss remains the same thread throughout every type of bread or cake that someone laments the GF version of...#texture . For so long, the idea of a flaky, layered biscuit or bread in the gluten free arena seemed nigh impossible.
Well I can now assure you...it is merely "nigh". It is not #impossible .
You're not seeing things, here in this photo before you are a few of our latest work-in-progress (but damn look am I close or what?!) Gluten Free Croissants. Yes that's right, Gluten Free #Croissants from the galley of Bluebeard's. Flaky, flavorful, light, fluffy...this batch is maybe a little crispy but I did say work-in-progress.
Expect to see these little half moons of bready bliss in the coming weeks at our pop-ups at @madebymillworks or order a few for your upcoming dinner party! Cousin Alan the weird gluten free one who stares as you pass the Pillsbury? Surprise him with a few of Blue's Moons this year!
Buckle up for the ride of your life in the Queen Mary 4-D Theater! Feel the rock and bump of every action scene, smell the roses of a blossoming romance and get tickled by antics from your favorite animated characters…literally. Now showing Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience and Spongebob Squarepants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue. 🚢 bit.ly/QM4Dtheatre