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Friday Faves: Summer Movie Season At Cinespia!


One of the first signs of summer in LA is the return of Cinespia, the cult movie viewing picnic party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Movie fans from all over the city of angels flock to watch their favorite films together, spread out on blankets and lawn chairs on balmy LA summer nights. Seasoned veterans of the event arrive hours early and stake out a spot in line to ensure a good seat. With themed photo booths and various DJs spinning after the show, Cinespia is a summer must-do, again and again.

Last weekend we christened the beginning of Cinespia season with Clueless, the endlessly quotable, neon fashion pop classic by Amy Heckerling. Alexei and I arrived at 3pm, doors opened at 7, and the movie started at 8:30, just after sunset. But what exactly makes a perfect Cinespia night?

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Dulce De Leche Cinnamon Cupcakes

Dulce De Leche Churro Cupcakes

Churro cupcakes, you guys. Churro cupcakes. That’s all I could think about as Cinco de Mayo approached. Let’s be honest – a tiny part of me wanted to celebrate the holiday just so I could make these cupcakes and have a reason to share them.

I don’t mean to brag, but these cupcakes are good. I meanĀ damn good. If you have even the slightest handle on baking, you can make these. The dulce de leche sauce is a tad time-consuming, but the process turned out to be surprisingly simple…

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