November 18, 2014

Cozy Up to Our Fall Favorites!

Shorter days, breezy winds and yes, even a drop or two of rain—it seems like it’s just starting to feel like fall in San Luis Obispo when Turkey day comes and goes and Christmas lights and candy canes replace leaf wreaths and pumpkin pie. While I welcome gingerbread lattes, Home Alone marathons (the original is still the best) and gift exchanges with open arms, I’m not exactly ready to say farewell to fall just yet. 

With Thanksgiving in mind and before it’s no longer acceptable to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, it just seems right to share a couple of “fall favorites” in the kitchen. At Ambiance, it goes without saying that we love tights, scarves, chunky knits and all things cozy, so with that in mind, here’s two “cozy” fall treats to try before peppermint mochas take center stage and Mariah Carey tells us, once again, that all she wants for Christmas is us. 

I don't need to remind you how wonderful pumpkin is, but if you're ready for a little something new, switch it up with butternut squash. This soup makes for a perfect dinner on a crisp night. Add a grilled brie and fig sandwich. Life. Complete. 

If you are still on the pumpkin grind, you'll love this pumpkin bread recipe. The secret ingredient, you ask? Sherry! Proof that, as usual, wine makes everything better. Give this one a go before pumpkin season is over; I promise you won't be disappointed. Happy Baking!

October 28, 2014

Go Ahead, Judge a Boutique by Its Window

We don’t mean to brag buuttt did you see our incredible window display courtesy of Ruby Rose? Well if you haven’t been on Higuera lately and didn’t see this wonderful piece of display splendor—feast your eyes on it here. As our go- to spot for a vintage fix in downtown San Luis Obispo—a collaboration between our boutique and Ruby Rose was pretty darn perfect if we do say so ourselves.

While we're on the subject of Ruby Roseyou are definitely missing out if you haven’t peeked into their new location! Always filled to the brim with amazing vintage finds, it is now conveniently nestled right on Monterey Street. 

Make your way over and get lost in an array of clothing, furniture and knick- knacks you never knew you needed. We promise you’ll fall in love with this charming little nook as much as we have. 

So go on and judge our store by its window—and Ruby Rose’s too—we know our store- fronts have it going on.  

Photos courtesy of Ruby Rose