At This Starbucks You Can Get a Drink That’s Basically a Boozy Starbucks Frappuccino
When you’re having a bummer of a day and you need a quick way to treat yourself, a Starbucks Frappucino is usually the way to go. But every time we’re sipping on a Cherry Blossom Frappuccino or a classic mocha, we can’t help but think, “Damn, this would taste great with a splash of alcohol.” Because we’re grownups and we like our sugary beverages to be spiked, okayyy?! While the “add shots” Starbucks offers aren’t exactly the kind we’re after, one store in Japan is (sort of) creating what our caffeine cravings have always wished for.
At a Starbucks location in Tokyo today, they rolled out “Starbucks Evenings,” offering a special alcoholic frap for one night only. Apparently, Starbucks Evenings is something we already have in close to 70 Starbucks stores in the US (side note: Googling and headed here for happy hour ASAP) but this will be the first international expansion of the after-hours expansion. While the stateside Starbucks Evenings offer small plates, wine and beer, the Tokyo version created something called a “Wine Fraggino” for the opening. Basically, it’s described as a blended cocktail of blueberry wine and ice. Uh, wow. Delish.
We’d say this isn’t technically a frappuccino because fraps tend to have coffee in them, but TBH, many of the new blended beverages the food chain has rolled out over the last year have really been more like glorified milkshakes. And if one of those blended concoctions wants to include booze, we’re 100 percent down for that.
Editor’s note: The “Wine Fraggino” is not officially a Frappuccino or part of the Frappuccino portfolio. WE REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A REAL FRAPP PPL.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)