Monday, March 30, 2015

Exploring the Super Cute World of Hello Kitty.

Hello! Hello Kitty is one of my favorite iconic characters and this year, she is celebrating her 40th anniversary! I remember as a kid always asking my dad to take me to the Sanrio store to buy me Hello Kitty stickers. I was obsessed and I still think she is the cutest. When I heard the Japanese American Museum in Downtown LA was holding an exhibit for Hello Kitty for her 40th anniversary, I knew I had to check it out. If you're a fan of hers or even a fan of Japanese art, this exhibit is really worth seeing.

The entrance to the exhibit with this Hello Kitty block sculpture.

She's ageless?! Girl's gotta tell me her secret...

The exhibit included relics from the 70's and 80's like backpacks, notebooks, and stickers designed with Hello Kitty on them. 

I had a lot of these items as a kid.

Hello Kitty's family, minus her twin, Mimmy. 

These adorable Hello Kitty bride and groom!

How Hello Kitty looked the year I was born.

Her bows lead to the next room of the exhibit. 

There was also a hall of different takes of adapted Hello Kitty art, which was super creative. 

My favorite part was the room of Hello Kitty fashion, where different dresses were on display made of Hello Kitty dolls and fabrics. 

This dress made of Hello Kitty dolls was worn by Lady Gaga. 

I'm about 14 apples tall. 

The sculptures throughout the museum were also very artistic. 

Pharoah Kitty. 

Kitty hieroglyphics.

Japanese Kitty. 

And the man who put up with my Hello Kitty fever. 

The exhibit is going on until May 31, so make your way there before its gone! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Poke N Roll.

I love sushi and when the poke craze started happening all over LA, I had to ask...what is poke? Pronounced "po-kay", it is a Hawaiian raw seafood salad served as an appetizer. Poke N Roll took poke to a whole new level by fusing it with Japanese sushi to create...sushi bowls! I had to try this so I paid a visit to Poke N Roll this week, and let me just say, it's a delicious gem and since it's located in Glendale, I think I'll be a frequent patron.

The menu offers sushi bowls, which includes white or brown rice with your choice of 2 fish, crab, 1 choice of sauce like ponzu, spicy mayo, and eel sauce, and 3 toppings like tempura flakes, avocado, cucumbers, and smelt eggs. Extras can always be added for an additional cost, but the amount of food that comes in the bowl is a lot and enough to keep you full. They also offer sushi salads where you can replace the rice with lettuce and they can always make your selections into a roll if you like tradition.

I watched the chef cut up a giant tuna and place it in my doesn't get fresher than that!

All the different ingredients you can choose from. 

Our yummy bowls. Like I said, it's a lot of food.

Cute little Pop figurines all over the place and Polaroid photos of happy customers. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring 2015 Fashion.

Even though it's March, it still feels a lot like winter! But fashion doesn't stop for the weather. Spring fashion this year is on full blast and I'm here to give you all my tips on 2015 springtime trends.

Spring is usually about florals, but how cliche is that? I'm giving you the ultimate fashion forward trends seen from New York Fashion Week, observed street style, and new arrivals in stores. I've scouted these trends at affordable prices so even the thriftiest of fashionistas, like me, can strut their springtime style.

1. Bucket Bags. Bucket bags are all the rage this season. I've seen them everywhere from Forever 21 to Old Navy, but I'm really loving this Vince Camuto Lorin Drawstring Tote available at Nordstrom

2. Sleeveless Turtleneck Dresses: It's spring, but the weather is still a little cold so sleeveless turtleneck dresses are the perfect medium to both keep a little warm and cool off. Plus, they are so chic. I found this cute burgundy one available at Miss Selfridge.

3. Jelly Shoes: The 90's are back with this trend! Jelly shoes are super adorable and having them in a bright color makes them vibrant and fun for a nice brunch outing. These pink jelly sandals are a perfect example and they are available at Top Shop.

4. Beachy Waves: Effortless loose waves are in over perfectly coiffed hair nowadays and TRESemme's Perfectly (un)Done sea foam spray gives the perfect wavy hairstyle and is available at most drug stores and Ulta.

5. Chunky Chains: I'm really into this Diana Broussard inspired chain necklace. I actually fell in love with it while watching Kristen Taekman on the Real Housewives of New York! This necklace can be found at H&M.

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6. Brightly Muted Nail Polish: These might seem like two contradicting words, but here's what I mean by it...pastel colors are a staple of spring, but to amp up the volume this season, use bright colors that have a muted undertone like this OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked peachy orange color. OPI's new Hawaii collection has nail polishes with the perfect brightly muted colors.

Happy shopping, followers!

Monday, March 2, 2015


If there's two things I love in this world it's brunch and anything French! Last week I visited this new restaurant in LA called Terrine with my girl friend, which was both of these things and it was so cute and yummy.

Terrine prides itself on cooking up French classics with a California twist. And the same goes for the delicious drinks that are made here. The atmosphere is warm and romantic, it's a really cute date spot. My favorite part of the restaurant was the beautiful dining garden, where we sat and dined among the trees. I really felt for a minute that I was eating brunch in Paris.

The beautiful dining garden. 

Bloody Mary made with heirloom tomatoes and a Mimosa with prosecco. 

My absolute favorite dish, Pain Perdu. Vanilla battered french toast with sea salt caramel frosting. 

Mushroom, truffle, and sage pizza with a fried egg on top. 

The beautiful floor tiles in the restaurant.