Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Fashion Trends.

Fall is my favorite season for fashion...if only fall weather in LA would compromise with it! It's finally getting a little more chilly and we can slowly start wearing sweaters and scarves. This season, I noticed some trends that are prevalent by following New York fashion week runways , street style, and new arrivals at stores and I'm excited to share with you all. Here they are!

1. Geometric Plaid: This is a great pattern to include layering pieces like this fun scarf from Target.

2. Ankle Boots: These are perfect for Angelenos. Since its still a bit warm here, booties are a good fall staple that still allows you to keep cool. These bronze Vince Camuto booties are to die for!

3. Liquid Leggings: Skin tight leggings are everything right now, especially when they are skinny slacks. I wear them to work and its a good mix of professional and fashionable. These gray skinny slacks from H&M are perfect.

4. Dark Lipstick-Berry Undertones: When I think fall, I think dark...and the runways this year were not without dark red and berry lips. So adorable and sophisticated. This lipstick, Diva, by MAC is one of my favorite lipsticks of all time.

5. Form Fitting Outerwear: Whether its denim or leather, form fitting jackets are a good layering piece to wear with sweaters and coats. Denim is a huge staple for layering and this H&M jacket is great.

6. Round Sunglasses: Gone are the days of large sunnies that cover your entire face...I'm channeling the 70's with round sunglasses this season. These Elie Tahari glasses are exactly what I'm talking about. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ladies Lunching.

For my best friend Natalie's birthday this year, she decided to throw a cute little lunch for us girls and it was so adorable! No detail was too small for her beautiful day, from the food to our place cards...everything was perfect. 

My place setting.

With the birthday girl. 

Our delicious lunch. 

Fruit and champs. 

The pretty, pretty table. 

Some of the desserts :).

Dessert table with nail polish as our party favors.

Happy Birthday Natalie!

After having our drinks and lunch, we each painted our own pumpkins. Overwhelmed by the cuteness? Yeah so were we!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

626 Night Market.

626 Night Market started out in Downtown LA as a small food fair/festival with a bunch of local Asian food stands and attractions. Because of its success, they began holding the event at the Santa Anita Racetrack. They held it 3 times this summer, once a month, and judging by the event I went to, it was a huge success.

They even had some booths with things for sale like jewelry and phone cases. One of the coolest things I saw there was a hookah booth, where you would pay $10 to be able to smoke in that tent for as long as you wanted. But let's be honest, I came here for the food...There were so many different food booths to choose from, I literally made my boyfriend walk around the entire fair with me to make sure I was making the best choice on what to eat! The food ranged from sushi and poke bowls to lobster balls and Korean barbeque. Everything was so amazing, but these were my favorites!

Sushi sliders and handrolls from Sushi Studio Arts. These guys were awesome and gave us a bunch of free stuff, so shout out to them!

The hilarious tip sign in front of the Sushi Studio Arts booth. 

This would be a spiraled potato with garlic/parmesan and bacon seasoning. 

The KING of the food we had...Ramen Burger!!

Hollywood Bowl With the Simpsons!

It was the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons this year! That's pretty significant for a show to be on so long...and I know most people love Family Guy nowadays, but The Simpsons was the original adult cartoon and, in my opinion, is much more clever and funny.

In honor of the 25th anniversary, the Hollywood Bowl held a special concert in The Simpsons' honor. I know what you're thinking...what does The Simpsons have to do with music? Well...lots! There are a lot of original songs written for the show like the Monorail song, written by Conan O'Brien...and yes, he even showed up to sing it! The show also presented Hank Azaria, voice of Moe, the scientist, Dr. Nick, and more to do his voices and host the show. Other voice actors also performed their voices and songs like Yeardly Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson and Nancy Cartwright, who voices Bart. Everyone who is anyone involved in the show was there. Even The Simpsons creator Matt Groening was there to kick off the show. And the show ended in amazing fireworks.

The bowl is Lisa's head!

What was so exciting for me to see was how they decorated the bowl for the show. Normally, the amphitheater is plain and no decorations are set up for the shows they have, but they went ALL out for The Simpsons.

Donuts in the entryway to the bowl!

Abstract painting of Marge. 

Simpsons decor. 

The show played for 3 nights...


Eat my shorts! (Excuse the horrible camera on my phone...but that's supposed to be Bart)

I stole a little souvenir for myself. 

Connie & Ted's.

For my boyfriend's birthday, I like to take him out to dinner and every year its the same old steakhouse type of restaurant (since he loves steak so much), but this year I thought I'd try something different and take him to a seafood spot in West LA. I had heard so many great things about Connie & Ted's so I decided to try it out and see what it was about. It was so so worth the risk of trying out a new place for a special occasion! If you like seafood, this is a great place for you. They serve things up in a fresh, new way that you wouldn't expect and that you wouldn't see in any other restaurant.

Guys, I'm not kidding when I say one...everything is fresh, and two...the Angels on Horseback are a MUST for a starter! The raw oysters were to die for...the kinds they have change every day, but our waiter gave us great recommendations. Their drinks were pretty awesome too.

I loved their "Catch of the Day" special, which included a filet of a fresh market fish of your choice served with either an herb crust, herb oil and lemon, or plain, and a side dish of your choice.

I totally forgot the names of our drinks, but mine had tamarind on the rim...yummy!

Raw oysters with Mignonette sauce.

Angels on Horseback: oysters wrapped in bacon on top of toast in a lemony sauce. I cannot emphasize enough how delicious this was. 

Hot lobster roll with butter sauce and fries. 

Grilled Catch of the Day: market striped bass with an herb crust and side of mac and cheese.

Happy Birthday to the bestest guy!