This week I felt like I needed a detox.
Maybe cuz I went overboard on the vino from Labor Day, maybe because I was feeling lonely driving up and down the bare La Brea streets as the rest of LA decides to leave me for Labor Day, but either way there I was for lunch, craving something hearty and healthy and wholesome-ly cleansing…and the cayenne lemonade thing was not gonna do it. Better yet, I knew exactly where to go because not only would I get the most filling wholesome detox meal ever, but I’d get an OVER fill of love and appreciation to see my great friend Tigre at the same time. So off I went to Chef Rawsheed’s Sun Power Natural Cafe in Studio City, LA.
Ok, not only did I sit down in the most adorable lil corner cafe to a DELICIOUS delightful meal of the “BBQ Burger” made out of sunflower bread, marinated mushrooms and onions and a Raw Marninara Pizza with Cashew Cheese and this “chorizo” thing made out of something stupid fantastic that I literally had an orgasm in this public place. Ok, maybe I’m taking it overboard.. .but I seriously LOVED it. I’m a hugie foodie for anything, but especially Raw. I went Raw for 30 days a few months ago and have adopted the holistic way of eating into my diet whenever I can. But the best part to this yummy blog isn’t so much the food- but about the beautiful heart behind the delicious dishes made. My great friend and Chef Tigre is the newest member to the team who adds the life and zest to the entire place beyond the food. Here’s just a lil clip that captures the passion this man has for his food:
Anyway, make your way out there and do give Chef Tigre a huge hug for me. And congrats him cuz his glow isn’t just from his delish dishes, but also from just getting engaged! For more info on what going Raw is like, check out this awesome clip from another fave Raw femme of mine that exudes beauty, wholesome, and delicious diva all in one name: Gabrielle Brick. Oh my gosh..if my video and pics didn’t urge u to try raw, this yummy video of Gabrielle will. I like when u say her name backwards fast it says “Brill”- cuz she is, if you haven’t tried her genius ONE Raw chocolate bars. Yummmmm…
Aw, I’ve been invited to bring my my sensational Style Tips to 944 Magazine blog here!
Twice a week you’ll find fashion friendly advice not only to look super fresh, but to FEEL as hot as u are too. Def check out my fellow bloggers as well as they’ve all got brill bits to share, Jen Cohen, Michael Cohen, Candice Kumai, Jen Brown, and my homie host Ashlan Gorse. Please do read and comment on all my blogs to lemeno what ur thoughts are! THANK YOU SO MUCH-that means tons always to hear from all u guys. I appreciate you!
Even though I love blogging about anyone gorgeous or anything yum, I’m always so honored when someone takes a second to blog about me…especially when it’s something as nice as this!
I love how AAM remembers our first encounter because it really was that wayyy back in the day for my first show on television called STIR. What he doesn’t know is that I was totally nervous about interviewing him because..well, what was I sposed to think when it came to referring to him as an Angry Asian man? If you can imagine how bubbly and upbeat I am now, imagine me even younger fresh into the 20’s and excited to interview anyone. Ha, if he wasn’t angry then, I expected to annoy him to the point of insanity.
Instead, Phil (AAM), was a super sweet, chillaxed guy. I totally remember him playing along with my jokes and thinking how cute he was when he’d get passionate about his blogging movement. It is absolutely SO CRAZY to me that Phil was one of the first blogging boomers in kicking off a trend that I am very humbled to say I’m way 2000- late on.
Thanks Phil. Lemeno what other footsteps of yours I should follow next. I’m willing to barter with some beauty tips, perhaps?
Me–at Extra TV!!
Can you believe?? Yours truly will be sharing the stage alongside that darling dimplez Mario Lopez and getting you all the glamourous news you need to know to all things Hollywood and more. I wanted to keep the announcement of this exciting news until we had something we’d get to watch, and THIS SAT airs our first weekend piece. Wow, right? I watched this show since I was a lil girl, so I’m still tapdancing in air over this tremendous opportunity, and thank you guys for tuning in!!
The best part is, my first day was so sweet. Seriously more than you could expect from a fast paced leading legend of an entertainment news show where you’d think people have a million and one things more going on than to worry if the “new girl” is ok. But the truth was everyone I met couldn’t have been more welcoming and fun. I guess I hafta wait till I mess up
So do set the DVR for Sat at 3 PM and Sun at 12:35 AM, and M-F 7PM in between.
I already like boys. But I LOVE the yummy ones that are good enough to eat…as u can see with my mouth wide open here on his blog. Ha, delicious! Check out our flashy freeze frames, great mouths think alike. That’s what she said!
But Ross puts a whole new flavor to his name. Smarter than Perot, cuter than Gellar from Friends, and much more expensive than the store. I had the haute honor of shooting with him today for his show Inside Dish airing tomorrow at the time he says on this video here. BUT don’t lose sleep over waiting for Ross tomorrow cuz you get to see his sassy self on Chelsea Lately tonight!! D-d-d- DVR folks!!
Heart you Ross!! Everyone drive safely out there for the pretty powder blue vespa and honk if it’s Ross!!
Update: Here’s the official show that aired!! Enjoy friends!
I wore this to the Uncork a Wish carpet, and I love how Alloy.com hooks you hotties up on how to get the look!
hooks you hotties up on how to get the look!
I’ve always been a natural frugal fashionista. I believe you have fashion when u spend on the name, but you have style when you spend on being creative. I was blessed to understand style by growing up with humble surroundings and having a mom who taught me how to think outta the boring box to stand out. How to swap buttons on an old shirt to make it fly again, how to make “spanx” before they were even invented with the extras of control top hose. Today everyone is strapped for cash, but that doesn’t mean u at ALL need to be strapped on style. Wow. I just said “strapped” and “on”.
Moving along. Here is a sneak peek at what you’ll be seeing airing on the D10. How to shop in your OWN closet to revamp things already owned. I cannot tell u how much you probably already own in ur stash right now that can be revamped just with a few key pieces!!! Por ejemple:
Here Jessica’s rocking a basic tank. Yawwwn..boring for such a fabulously gorgeous girl. So here’s where with a few key pieces, we were able to go from now to WOW.
Look #1 First Date Diva
JM Must- Transform this long top into a tucked tank!
Sometimes we forget tops can take on a whole new look with just a quik tuck. Add a solid vest to play off the plaid and bring focus to the embellishments down the center.
Look #2 Meet the Parents
JM Must- Studies have shown that warm colors create an inviting, welcoming mood. Find a bright, warm, tank (this one has ruffles) and layer it beneath for a friendly flair. And respect those parents- avoid looking too revealing! Here in the chest, I created a V shaped angle by unbuttoning the outer top to layer the ruffles, creating a flattering shape and distracting from too much skin.
Look #3 Glrz Nite Out
JM Must- Turn this casual everyday top into an nightime knockout by pairing with a sharp blazer and focusing on accessories. Pile on necklaces, chains, mix the metals! Well fitted skinnies, peeptoe pumps, some quick BBM’s (blackberry messengers) and you’re out for the eve!
There you have your sneak peak! Set your DVR to 8/18, 8/25, and 9/8 for more
This video was made with love to my beautiful grandmother because I couldn’t be there in San Jose to send her off. And just so all you fellow Viets out there know, Ba thought I spoke very well “tien Viet”, thank you very much.
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There are certain things besides Fergie’s lyrics that are “200-late”: following the FDA’s food pyramid of consuming 6-11 bread servings a day, having thick acrylic nails, and wearing Ugg boots in 90 degree weather- with jeans. (Stop it LA!) But for the last year I’ve been so ahead of mai time with this new discovery that I’ve decided to completely put it on blast after hearing myself raving about em yet again today.
Tying em, tripping over em, frustrating kids with the loopholes of learning em (thanks Drew!)… I’m over em altogether!! Know why? Cuz…heh heh, I’ve discovered the absolute SHIZ of sneakers that will leave you clicking your heelz for more.
BOA Lacing System …on Northface shoes. Brillz all the way. We’re talkin a literal genius lacing system in which you can pop your foot in and out of a well laced shoe in seconds because of an adorable lil contraption inconspicuously tucked in the back to provide quik click lacing.
- Boa® multi-adjust lacing system. This system helps the shoe become more reliable and responsive while eliminating pressure points through even distribution. Made for 19-strand aircraft-grade steel, Boa® is impervious to the elements because it can’t freeze or soak like regular shoelaces making it perfect for all-weather conditions and the ultimate in durability. Loosening and adjusting is easier than ever with Boa®’s quick release mechanism.
Think security at airports, getting the kids outta the house, removing your shoes to get into your apartment AGAIN after remembering you forgot your blackberry halfway down the street.
Ugh. If only BOA could hold my B-berry, too.
and they’re named Julia Allison and Jeannie I attended an Express Jeans Event where Ciara was hosting and had such a fabu time meeting the most darling divas. Gams, I mean, gals like my fellow host, gorgeous tall gulp of Southern sweet tea Ashlan Gorse, the radiant (new, and I LOVE IT) Red Writer Julia Allison, and my left and right hooks Steven Grossman and Melissa Berger..who dangit, chose to be camera shy with me that night. Anyway, I just want to be the first of many to say that at first I was down with just one-two step, but after meeting Ciara personally and seeing how amazingly SWEET and genuinely beautiful she is, I’m a die hard fan fo life.