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tangerine dream

yesterday pantone announced its color of the year


according to their press release, tangerine tango 'marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy'

who couldn't use some emanating heat in december?

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i'm excited about their selection this year (better than honeysuckle!)

one of the first posts i did was all about orange, and since i don't want to repeat what's been done here, i put together this ode to tangerine with a focus on a few cold weather items instead of all summer stuff.

by couldawouldapica on polyvore

these beautiful pieces are all well outside my price range (and admittedly, some are a bit more orange than i wanted), but it's still fun to look.
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know what else?

as luck would have it, tangerines and other small citrus items are in season right now.*

how delightfully serendipitous of nature + pantone to coordinate like that.

whole foods has a great post (including recipes) about the different types of citrus in season now (satsumas, tangelos, clementines)

if you're feeling more ambitious, you could try this recipe for clementine macarons from creature comforts

clementine macarons image via creature comforts

or what about a clementine cosmo made with fresh squeezed juice?

via kelly oshiro events

there's a lot of possibilities to please the palate and punch up your wardrobe.

have fun with it

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*not in dc, but in regions where these fruits grow.

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