DIY: Corkboard World Map

Calling all Wanderlust lovers! This DIY project is perfect for you to keep track of all the places you’ve been to and for all the places  you plan on visiting. It’s just the right decor for any travel fiend’s room. This DIY is totally affordable, which means you’ll have some money to save for your next trip ;)

Materials:
-Cork
-Wall safe adhesive (double sided tape, stickies)
-Pins
-Scrap booking paper (optional for flags)
Tools:
-Cutting board
-X-acto knife
-Map image (Give this one a try!)
-Wire cutters (optional for flags)
-Glue gun (optional for flags)
-Sharpie (optional for flags)

1. Print your map
You may or may not want to adjust the size of your map (blockposters.com is a great website to enlarge it).

2. Tape the printed copy of your map to a piece of cork
Make sure that your cork is large enough to fit the entire map. If you don’t have a large enough piece, try gluing pieces together before matching the paper up to the cork.

3. Take your x-acto knife and start cutting out that map of yours!
If some continents are on different papers make sure it is connected on the cork board so that when you cut it, its one whole continent (when you cut, try to keep track of which little island belongs where — unfortunately, it’s easy to get those little guys mixed up or lost).

4. Place double sided tape on the back side of your finished pieces
It might be easier for you to lay out the continents in the right order before putting the double sided tape on. When you’re ready to tape the map on the wall you’ll have it in the right order (:

5. Tape your map onto your wall

6. Create your flags:
– Grab some scrap paper and cut it into small strips
– Take some pins and cut em with the wire cutter to the length you’d personally like
– Get a long strip of scrap and place the pin in the middle. Fold the strip in half and hot glue gun it together
Your pins are all ready for you to write all the places you been and place it in the right spot on the map. You can even get creative by color coding your scraps with the different places you been and places you want to go!

Get creative with this DIY and make this map your own :)

Foodie Alert: Sunday Funday Brunch Deals in Los Angeles!

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This Sunday, August 30, is definitely looking brighter! DineLa has partner with FXX and seven popular restaurants to offer brunch specials for only $25! The one-day-only Sunday Funday brunch is to celebrate the second season of the FXX’s hit show “You’re the Worst” which premieres on September 9, 2015.

This event gives brunch lovers the chance to chose from seven LA hot spots, who will have a special menu for this very special Sunday Funday. From each restaurant’s brunch menu, you can select one entree and one side or dessert, plus a bottomless beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) all for $25! *Menus are subject to change*

If you plan on attending this event make sure you make a reservation at the restaurant you plan on going to, because it’s sure to be a busy day!

Check out the link to all of the info and menus for each restaurant here!

List of participating restaurants:
Abigaile
A-Frame
The Church Key
Love & Salt
Maximiliano
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar on Fairfax
Wild Craft

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5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Kick Off Your Day

5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Kick Off Your Day!

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A great way to kick off your day is the infamous acai bowl! Instead of the usual acai base, try pitaya, a dragonfruit base that’ll turn your bowl bright neon pink! Top your base with some strawbs, kiwi’s, nana’s, and add some granola for some extra crunch!

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In need of something more fulfilling? Try protein pancakes or belgian waffles. Again, don’t forget to add your favorite fruits! To really top it off, add a drizzle of almond butter or Nutella on top! Promise its delish!

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Don’t have time to make breakfast cuz you’re a bust superwoman? No fear! Pre-juice your daily greens (or in some cases, pink!) the day before a fully booked day and package into a super cute container to take to-go as you save the world :)

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Say hello to our old, but healthy friend, the parfait– except the new and improved version! Release your inner decorating skills by getting creative in different ways to present your breakfast! Add some chia seeds, hemp seeds, and a dash of nuts and you have perfection!

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Fruits are the way to go! Watermelons, Apples, Kiwis, Cantaloupe, you name it! Add them to your salads or just eat ’em raw. Package them in a cute mason jar to take to-go. Add a scoop of peanut or almond butter if you need an extra boost!

+ Photos are from @rrayyme

 

Brunch Alert: BLD in Los Angeles

 

Looking for a new go-to brunch spot in the good old City of Angels? Check out bld (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on Beverly Blvd! They serve simple yet delicious food made with high-quality, seasonal ingredients. Their most popular dishes are the Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes and the Braised Pork & Poached Eggs. A friend and I split the two dishes, and we did NOT regret a thing. Splitting with your girlfriend is always a perfect way to try all of those yummy items on the menu that are just way too hard to pass up! You’ve just got to get both those sweet AND savory cravings satisfied– duh! Out of the two dishes, the Ricotta Blueberry pancakes were definitely my fave. The dish was an upgraded and fancier version of your average blueberry pancake.

As far as vibe, bld has definitely got a great thing going. The restaurant even has outside seating, which is always nice for those sunny LA days. It’s conveniently located near the Beverly Center, which is perfect for walking off all of the delicious food ;)

 

Outside Lands 2015

 

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Outside Lands is this coming up weekend, and everyone here at the Minty Jungle is pumped! The event is a three-day music festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This rad  NorCal festival is equivalent to SoCal’s Coachella– but instead of being in the desert heat, you’re in a cooled down forest. So, its time to channel those mother nature vibes!

Friday’s headliners include Wolf Alice, Mumford & Sons, RL Grime, and Porter Robinson. For Saturday’s headliners it ranges from rap music to indie, such as The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Cold War Kids, G-Eazy, and Tame Impala. Saturday’s lineup accommodates all kinds of music lovers with its massive variety of genres.On Sunday, Outside Lands gives us more of a soulful and calm list of headliners like Elton John, Sam Smith, Axwell & Ingrosso, Nate Ruess, and Odesza. If you’re going to Outside Lands, one performer you should NOT miss out on is Mr. Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick is known for putting on an amazing show, so keep your eyes peeled for special guests and listen up for his killer lyrics.

This eagerly-awaited event has sky-rocketed in popularity thanks to it’s unique and eclectic lineup. Thanks for a hell of a show, Bay Area!

Let us know who you’re excited to see!

Stay hydrated and nae nae all day! :)

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Summer Lookbook 2015 From Stockholm Youtubers: TheLineUp

Introducing our latest #MintyMuse duo: The Line Up. A fashion and beauty youtube channel run by two fab fashionistas, Julia and Maya. We adore their style; girly & fun with a touch of edginess to keep it a lil’ spicy! These cuties are actually quite far from our LA HQ. They reside in Stockholm, Sweden! However, their fashion sense spans globally. Their videos are so fun to watch with seamless editing and catchy background tunes! Check out their channel here for beauty tips/tricks and ideas for refreshing your wardrobe this summer ;)

Watch our collaboration video below featuring Julia and Maya’s favorite Minty Jungle pieces:

 

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Los Angeles Based FYF Fest Lineup Announced

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FYF Fest  has announced it’s 2015 lineup, and everyone in the Minty Jungle is stoked! For it’s 12th year, the good people over at Goldenvoice bring another awesome lineup to Downtown LA. The two-day music festival will be held at the LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on August 22nd & 23rd.

Saturday’s headliners include Frank Ocean (our personal fave), Bloc Party, Chet Faker, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and Purity Ring. Not to be outdone, Sunday’s headliners consist of the legendary Morrissey, D’angelo and the Vanguard, Flume, FKA Twigs, and Solange.

Some more of our favorite artists playing the event are Belle & Sebastian, Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian, Title Fight, and Laura Marling. Of course, since Goldenvoice is known to put out great lineups time after time, we’re headed to Spotify to check out every other act on the list! Let us know who you’re set out to see!

Single and two-day tickets go on sale May 8th, 2015 12:00pm (PST).

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