My love/hate relationship with Starbucks mostly just leaves me feeling empty inside. I want different and modern. I want a place with really good coffee but a really cool environment.
So my dad and his wife took us to this hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant, called Wirin, last night and all I can say is that THIS IS A TRUE FIND! Thai food is usually cheap but it's rarely this good. The place is kind of a dump - I mean, you can eat there, but it ain't no Katsu-Ya. I'd probably get take-out from now on but probably wouldn't mind eating here… Continue
A part of our Sunday afternoon was spent at Playa Vista's 2008 Summer Concert Series. Basically, once a month from June to Sept, Playa Vista gives the community a free concert in their Concert Park. My sister had told me about these but I was reluctant to go...you know...I pictured lots of dogs,… Continue
I guess the benefit of having these sites is that sometimes you can get an inside pass into private websites. If there is one thing I am not, it is a fashionista, I am proud to admit that my sister dresses me. :)
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Just from watching the trailer of the new Batman movie, Heath Ledger's electrifying performance as "The Joker" gives me chills. In this clip, Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier sits down with Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman as they remember their late co-star.
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Her current exhibition, titled Après la Pluie ("After the Rain"), can be seen at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery.
Founded 50 years ago, Father's Office is famous for their signature burgers, sweet potato fries, and an eclectic variety of beer from all over the world. Never has a burger, fries, and beer paired up so well. The establishment is so confident that you'll savor every last bit of your burger, that they won't allow any substitution or customize to it. (no ketchup available) The original F.O, located in Santa Monica, has a max capacity of 76 people, while… Continue
One year ago, yesterday (June 29, 2007), the Apple iPhone was introduced to the US, making it one of the most hyped and coveted pieces of technology quite possibly in our lifetime. It was touted as being revolutionary, a smart phone that was multi-touch, an advanced voicemail system, a beautiful interface. And it was.
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I am trying to decide if the guy who's brining "storescapes" to us is actually really smart or if he should be burned at the stake. As if we didn't have enough places to look at for advertising, Steve Birnhak, from Inwindow Outdoor, has started to dress up store windows with advertising! Think of it as billboards at eye-level.
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So here it is. As promised. The public blog! This was made so that you all can now show your friends what My Modern Metropolis is all about. As you can tell, it was made with the same look as 'My'.
Third part of our trip led us to Shabby Chic. I know this place is overpriced for mostly just white furniture but I wanted to see what else was inside. The chandelier they are selling (in the pic) is CRAZY EXPENSIVE at $3,650 but it is easily one of the most beautiful chandeliers I have ever seen.
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Right down the street from Jenny Bec's, on Montana, is one of the cutest kid's clothes store ever, Peek...Aren't You Curious. I've been seeing my sister dress her daughter, Berry, in the sweetest outfits (like the dress in the pic), and I had always wondered where she bought most of Berry's clothes. While at Americana, about a month ago, we went into a store called… Continue
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The girls went out for a few hours this afternoon to check out Montana. Grace and I had lived there before, years ago, before our Berry was born, before Pink Berry came in. We'd stroll to Starbucks on a Sunday morning, taking in the sunshine, enjoying the neighborhood.
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Beauty Bar might be a good place to go for a girls-night out. After all, you can get a manicure or a henna tattoo all while sipping on a cocktail. The crowd mainly consists of young hipsters and the music varies between oldies, 80's, and rock. As for me, I'll probably never go back nor invite my friends to go. The dive bar vibe really doesn't justify the $11 drinks and my biggest complaint is that this place tries to be real swanky, but ends up being… Continue
Sis and I headed to Beechwood last night to just hang out and have some sweet potato fries. We had a few other dishes but they aren't really worth mentioning. You don't go here for the food, you go here for the atmosphere - having a nice drink, looking around at some older eye candy (and when I mean older I mean more 30 yr olds than 20 yr olds). Hard to find spot on… Continue