Starbucks Is Giving Us Back a Customer Favorite Frappuccino!
I think Starbucks really really really really really really likes us, y’all. Why do we feel that way you ask? Well, the coffee co has been beyond generous this summer, handing out sweets + treats (large + small) L + R. So if that’s not love, then we don’t really know what love is. After announcing earlier in the week that the NYT is coming to the Starbucks app in 2016 + a new rewards program with Lyft, the Seattle-based coffee brewer is reuniting Frappuccino lovers with a fan favorite. Tegan + Sara and The Lonely Island were right all along, everything truly is awesome.
This morning Starbucks announced the return of the fan favorite Mocha Coconut Frappuccino to its menu. Starting today, the blended beverage will be available at participating stores across the US and Canada for all of your chocolate-coconut needs. But there is a catch (isn’t there always?!), the frozen coffee drink that’s packed with mocha sauce and coconut syrup and topped with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and toasted coconut flakes is only available while supplies last. THE HORROR! On the bright side, a new bottled Frappuccino Mocha Coconut drink will be on grocery store shelves year-round to give you the tropical island feels whenever you may need to get your flavored caffeine buzz. But if you want real deal drinks after it’s sold out, try one of the four secret menu items below that will more than likely blow your mind and probably piss off your barista in the process.
1. Thin Mint Frappuccino: While a barista may be able to swing a sad version of this blended bev, it may be better to go the homemade route in this case. Crumble up some Girl Scout Thin Mints (or grocery store knockoffs) and mix ’em with milk, ice, matcha powder and chocolate chips and you’ll feel like you’re living in the middle of GS cookie season any time of the year. (via Honeysuckle)
2. + 3. Cake Pop + Horchata Frappuccinos: Celebrate your birthday by having the barista throw a cake pop (or two) into a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino to turn the party all the way up. Then if you wanna add some spice to your life order a Tazo Chai Creme Frappuccino and request vanilla syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup and chai syrup are added in and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon for a Spanish frozen fiesta. (via Foodbeast)
4. Butterbeer Frappuccino: Essentially a Caramel Frappuccino… well, with triple the amount of caramel and a dose of toffee syrup. After indulging in one of these you’ll be a wired Harry Potter fan. Too bad there’s no midnight releases anymore to go along with that sugar rush Tumblr)
Will you be picking up a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino (or several) while they’re back on Starbucks’ menu? Let us know in the comments.
(Photos via Starbucks)
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)