Monday, January 31, 2011

S.A.G Award Favorites:

So far, it is pretty evident that the fashion this awards season is significantly understated.

Here are my top two:

Lea Michele: Oscar De La Renta

Mila Kunis: Alexander McQueen

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Had a Red Velvet Blast:

So Today, I visited my friend Vanessa in Fullerton to hang out. We used our time wisely by going to Sonic to gorge ourselves with ridiculously high-calorie food. As we pulled up, and tried to determine our order, this little sign on the side of the menu caught my attention:

Yes, it’s a red-velvet cheesecake Sonic Blast! (their blast is the equivalent of a Mconald’s Mcflurry)

Sonic is an American staple across a majority of the country, but in California, unless you live around Anaheim, Palmdale, Duarte, or Rancho Cucamonga, a Sonic may be hard to come by.

The Verdict: Another Red-Velvet Winner.

The flavor is not over-bearingly sweet, but just right. The cheesecake bites are what did it for me.  However, some may argue the taste reminds them more of strawberry shortcake than red-velvet cheesecake, but whatever, I loved it!

If you find yourself near a Sonic, I suggest you give it a try; but do it quickly, as it’s only available for a limited time.

Melrose Night/Red-Velvet Pancake Heaven

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On January 6th launched the first ever Melrose Night; on the first Thursday of every month, participating stores on Melrose Ave stay open late for a recession-friendly event offering discounts on purchases, and tons of scrumptious food from a variety of yummy food trucks. Retailers such as Joyrich, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, and Barracuda were part of the night’s festivities as was the Dim Sum truck, Cool Haus, Fry Smith, and The Buttermilk Truck.

To be honest I briefly looked around a few stores. I went to Melrose Night for one reason and one reason only…The Buttermilk Truck. I have been chasing this truck for over a year, just so I can try this…

Yes…Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes. I have frequented their website, followed their twitter religiously, and attempted to alter my weeknight/weekend schedule just so I can be near one of their planned stops. Evidently, that did not work…until now.


I loved it. The pancakes were amazingly warm and fluffy. The gooey chocolate chips complimented the red velvet flavor completely; for four silver-dollar sized pancakes, they were very filling. The ONLY set-back was the cream cheese topping. It was ok, but I felt it just wasn't sweet enough. The taste of the cream cheese overpowered the pancakes, especially since it melted over them at a steady rate…

But over-all very yummy… It’s a truck worth trying…if you can find it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Golden Globe Fashion Standouts:

Everyone will have their own opinion on who stood out tonight at the Golden Globes. Thus far, here are three that stood out to me immediately :

Angelina Jolie: Versace

Anne Hathaway: Armani Prive

Emma Stone: Calvin Klein Collection

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A little source of inspiration:

I have been waiting…and I mean WAITING for this footage to come out. And now it’s finally here:

It’s the video of Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection which was recently put on youtube, and it is absolutely gorgeous.

Tom Ford previewed his upcoming Spring 2011 collection a few months ago to select editors only (think Anna Wintour, Joe Zee, Nina Garcia, etc). And Terry Richardson was the only photographer on hand to photograph the upcoming collection.

For any aspiring designer who is currently in a dryspell and in need of a boost of inspiration, this video is a must-see.


Happy 2011!!!

            At the start of every year, we reflect upon and analyze the past, acknowledge what we want to be different, and then make the proper resolutions with the optimistic notion that we will accomplish those goals. We dream up our resolutions with the hopes of improving ourselves, and our lives so that we may face the forthcoming year with renewed strength and perspective.

Fast forward 2 weeks and we give up. (Hey, no judgment, I do the same thing every year).

So what makes this year different…well…I’m 26, and I have realized that living life on auto-pilot is no fun (duh). Time is going by so quickly that before I know it, I will be facing another New Year, another year older, yet having made no real progress. I figure that I should take the opportunity to enjoy my twenties while I have the chance…no matter how busy my life can get!

Wish me luck!!!

Do you have any goals?