pumpkin spiced everything

The dictionary defines the word “basic” as forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental. I define it as a human who looks like me, sounds like me, and smells like me, because it is me—corny and uncool, all wrapped into one big burrito of basicness....

it ain’t no lie, baby chai chai chai

Chai has been around the block and back. Since before you were born. Before your mom was born. Before your mom’s mom was born.  It existed long before the infamous Starbucks chai latte was introduced, before Kris Jenner popped out her first billion dollars, and...

Drowning in Deliciousness

The month is August. The day is Tuesday or Wednesday, but you don’t know for sure. Your department store fan blows hell waves into your apartment while your heat hallucinations make it hard to tell the time. You can hear your sweat hit the floor as you rub ice cubes...

How to Make It* in life

*It being an espresso chaga martini.Everyone’s idea of “making it” in life is different. For some, it’s a bathroom with a window. For others, it’s owning a purse-sized dog or working on Wall Street. Whatever it may be, we all still care, deep down, about the...

You hot bro? Try our Chagaccino Cold Brew Recipe

Hell is a hot day in New York. The dog days aren’t over—they’re just getting started.   Every year in New York, there comes a time when suddenly, seemingly out of thin air, the city leaves its body and becomes an entirely new person. Those breezy, spring...

Smoothie Criminal – the magic Mushroom Smoothie

Sometimes I want to feel full but I’m too lazy to make a full meal. Too busy to chop. Too tired to chew.  What can I say. I’m a lethargic f*ck sometimes. There are moments in life when I’m not in the mood to cook, moments when it’s way too hot to put on the oven,...