Alice's Blog – May 2008 Archive (27)

Americana at Brand: The Experience

The girls (me, my older sister Grace and her little one year old Ava Berry Cherry) set out for a day of sun and shopping today at Americana at Brand. After hearing enough friends rave about it, I had to check it out for the experience and my sister had to check it out for the shopping.

All I can say is....


We got there around 11am (early enough to beat the crowds and get bomby parking). As bff Jay had said there… Continue

Added by alice on May 31, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MTV Movie Awards this weekend - June 1st, Sun 8p EST

Mike Myers hosts this year's MTV Movie Awards held this Sunday, Live, at the Universal Amphitheatre (8p EST).

Mike's promoting his new movie coming out "The Love Guru"...actually pretty funny bit he had on American Idol recently...(see videos section)

Performances by Coldplay (Violet Hill) and PussyCat Dolls.

More interesting than anything…


Added by alice on May 30, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

LA Film Festival coming to Westwood - 6/19-6/29

The Los Angeles Film Festival comes to our old stomping grounds, Westwood (go Bruins!) June 19-29.


The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international independent cinema. With an expected attendance of over 100,000, the festival screens over 175 narrative… Continue

Added by alice on May 29, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

The Olympics 8.8.08 - 8.24.08

It's coming! 17 days of awesome programming coming to us straight from Beijing!

Cool Facts:

+ The official logo of the games, titled "Dancing Beijing" is a Chinese Seal. It is engraved with commitment made to the Olympic Movement by a country that has 56 ethnic groups and a population of 1.3 billion. It is a symbol of trust and an expression of self confidence, standing for the solemn yet sacred promise that Beijing - the host… Continue

Added by alice on May 28, 2008 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Mega-Phone: Play video games on a jumbotron!

Coming to an amusement park or supermarket near you, Jury Hahn developed Mega-Phone, a multiplayer cell phone game where people can battle on a big-screen billboard. Just dial up a phone number and avatars representing the caller pop up on the screen. Control the avatar using a keypad or by speaking/shouting into the phone.

Love her next up: Letting callers add beat or images to a DJ's mix!…


Added by alice on May 28, 2008 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Carpe Diem

My good friend Misa was at a Raiders game the day before Thanksgiving. She just got off the plane and went straight to the stadium. Her sister, Stacy, got her tickets on the floor....

Talk about taking in the moment....

(Love it when she actually follows the cheerleaders....)

I love… Continue

Added by alice on May 25, 2008 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Doing What You Love - Brett Ratner & Ivanka Trump

In starting this site, I've gone through a countless number of ups and downs, my close friends and husband can attest, but with the launch now only a few days away, it's remembering these few words that help keep me focused....excitement, passion, hope.

Reading these articles about Ivanka Trump and Brett Radner - that they are doing what they love & then sharing it - now that's the… Continue

Added by alice on May 24, 2008 at 11:26pm — No Comments

YouTube - Museum Channels

So everyone knows YouTube for crazy, silly, awesome videos about absolutely everything.

But - how about for looking at some cool exhibits at some of your favorite museums?

In case you wanted to get a deeper understanding of the artist or just want don't have the time to hop on over to a museum yourself - YouTube has channels dedicated to this stuff. Gooooo YouTube!…


Added by alice on May 24, 2008 at 9:05am — 1 Comment


Interesting new website came out this month called Coolspotters. They claim they're making celebs honest by showing pics and videos of them actually using products, even touting buzz words like authenticity.

Below is an excerpt from CNBC:

Aaron: Consumers want authenticity. Look at almost every pop-culture or sports magazine today. They all have features… Continue

Added by alice on May 23, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Strangers - Movie opens May 30th

Totally NOT a horror movie fan but had to watch this trailer after reading this article in AdAge about how this was "inspired" by true events. Frickin scared the crap out of me. Unlike those zombie movies this movie plays to our real fears. Watch it with one eye open.

Synopsis: Lock the doors. Assume you're safe. The horrifying events that took place in the… Continue

Added by alice on May 23, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills - Opening Aug 1st, 2008

The ultimate luxury hotel is opening its door on August 1st, 2008.

297 guest rooms which feature plush bedding

40” flat screens

Customized check-in at desk, in the lobby or in your guest room

Phillippe Starck designed (who partnered with Ian Schrager to bring us the rise of boutique hotels - the Delano, the Mondrian, the Clift, etc)…


Added by alice on May 22, 2008 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Pinkberry - How Sweet It Is...

Awesome, amazing story about the rise of Pinkberry. God love this woman (Shelly Hwang) for enduring multiple failures till she got it right. If you're a mochi fan like'll need to ask for's the secret topping they only bust out for the shaved ice mondo mega concoction. they should throw some red beans on there and call it what it is - paht bing-soo (for all you korean out there, you know what i'm taking about)!

Backed… Continue

Added by alice on May 22, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Rockin the Louboutins

So I'm not your crazy shopaholic (in fact, I'm just as happy with Old Navy tank tops) but when a friend tells you that NET-A-PORTER is having a sale on Jimmy Choos and Louboutins you listen. I'm not sure what it is about Louboutins - probably the clever way they branded that red sole - that makes me want to snatch them up, pull out that little black dress and rock out.

Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, Chloe, Missoni etc etc.

Checkedee… Continue

Added by alice on May 22, 2008 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Clint Eastwood - "Changeling"

Good article from the LA times about Clint Eastwood and his new movie debuting in the fall, Changeling (may be called The Exchange). Starring Angelina Jolie. I always like reading articles about people who march to their own drum or those that have a good sense of humor. Here are some excerpts:

About Angelina Jolie: "I'd kid her all the time," he says. "If I wanted to see her on the set I'd say, 'Get the Tomb Raider' or 'Get… Continue

Added by alice on May 21, 2008 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Sunset Strip Music Festival - June 26-28th

I'm not a huge Sunset Strip fan....the parking and traffic there is always a nightmare. There must be a need to revive the area...hence the first annual Sunset Strip Music Festival...rockers may enjoy - all performances at the Roxy, Whisky A-Go-Go, House of Blues, Viper Room, Key Club and The Cat Club.

Larry King is hosting an "icon rountable" discussion, which might be interesting.

Some bands: Everclear, Soul Asylum, Hot… Continue

Added by alice on May 21, 2008 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

oSkope - search for your videos/books/etc quicker!

stumbled upon this site accidentally. oSkope is a visual search assistant that lets you browse and organize items from Amazon, Ebay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo!Image Search and YouTube in an intuitive way - neat-o!

Added by alice on May 20, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Foodies! - Taste of the Nation - Culver City, CA - 6/1/08 (Sunday)

Lots of awesome food fests are starting to kick-off! This one in Culver City (our old stomping grounds back at UCLA, ahhh good memories)!

Taste of the Nation Los Angeles

June 1, 2008

Media Park

Corner of Venice Blvd. & Culver Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Taste of the Nation, Share our Strength’s annual food and wine event to combat child hunger, takes place at the Culver City media park on Sunday,… Continue

Added by alice on May 20, 2008 at 8:48am — No Comments

Design and the Elastic Mind - a MoMA exhibit

An exhibit since passed at the MoMA but really neat online exhibit if you have some time to tinker around.

Added by alice on May 19, 2008 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

After-hours at the MOCA: CineMOCA - Saturdays 6/7-7/12

The Museum of Contemporary Art has announced a new after-hours summer series, CinéMOCA, which will take place on six consecutive Saturday evenings from June 7 through July 12 at the… Continue

Added by alice on May 19, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Ne-Yo and Chris Brown - The Performers

Like many of you, I remember MTV when they actually showed music videos. So that's probably why I still love watching them. Music videos and concerts enhance your connection to a song. Maybe it's the way the words come alive or maybe I just love seeing their fancy foot work. :)

Here are a few links to their newest music videos:

Ne-Yo, Closer…


Added by alice on May 19, 2008 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

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