Alice's Blog – August 2008 Archive (103)

Yuka Has Fabulous Taste!: Eating Delicious Greek Food and Meeting Mini Orlando Bloom at Kokkari, San Francisco

One of the best things about this site is that we can quickly get great restaurant recommendations from our most trusted friends. I put up this forum question - "SAN FRANCISCO! Recommendations on places to eat, sleep, play..." and… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2008 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Good Sushi at a Modern Joint in the OC!: Lovely Dinner with My Favorite Cuz at Wasa Sushi, Irvine

Cuz Kara and I went to Wasa Sushi Thursday night in Irvine to catch up and hang out. Let me preface this post by telling you that I'm a HUGE sushi fan - nothing beats salmon eggs popping in my mouth and that creamy, velvety sea urchin resting on my tongue. I will hate on you if you think california rolls are sushi...calling me a biatch but don't call yourself a… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Sister Entrepreneurs Who Beautifully Blend Their Skills Together: Interview with Hello! Lucky Stationery Founders

One of the main reasons I've been so excited to come to SF was to see these amazing entrepreneurs from Hello! Lucky. I was first introduced to them by Jeannie Savage from Details Details, my wedding coordinator and friend,… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2008 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

A Self-Taught Rebel Artist: Maurizio Cattelan Pushes Boundaries

(A stuffed squirrel apparently shooting itself at a kitchen table.)

Maurizio Cattelan is one of those artists that we can't help but like. The bad boy of the art world, Maurizio is an Italian born, self-taught artist who rides the fine line between funny and disturbing.

Here's a great line from… Continue

Added by alice on August 29, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

'Cause it's Brad, Has Oscar Potential, and is an Interesting Story: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Debuts 12/19/08

Oooo - this will be a must see!

From a 1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man born in his 80s who ages backwards. Director is David Fincher of Fight Club and Seven. Also starring Cate Blanchett, as his wife.

Can't wait!

Watch in HD on the official… Continue

Added by alice on August 29, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

This Man Wants To Tell You How To Get Rich: Felix Dennis, Founder of Maxim, Stuff, The Week, etc.

Eccentric...yes. Crazy....probably. Ready to share his secrets...apparently.

I've never felt like money should be the ultimate motivator but I would be a fool to not think that it is often times regarded as a measure of success. Felix Dennis, the founder of a slew of magazines, opens up about his unconventional path to success.…


Added by alice on August 28, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

My Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love, Robert Downey Jr May Be a Villian: Master Mind Animated Film

To counteract Ju's disturbing news about Cher, my current heart throb, Robert Downey Jr, is in negotiations to be the voice of a character in Master Mind, DreamWorks Animation's superhero movie being produced by Ben Stiller's production company. Tina Fey is also expected to join the cast of the movie.

Master Mind will be about a villain who loses his… Continue

Added by alice on August 27, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

'Cause it Reminds Me of that Dove Commercial But Backwards: Levi's

It will debut during the season premiere of Gossip Girl September 1.

Find more videos like this on AdGabber

Dove Evolution Commercial that made everyone say… Continue

Added by alice on August 27, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

It Won't Make Me Cycle But it's Cool!: David Byrne-Designed Bike Racks in NYC

The Olde Times Sq: - 44th St., south side, west of Seventh Ave.

David Byrne and the New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with New York art gallery PaceWildenstein, have unveiled nine unique bicycle racks designed by DB and installed in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. An avid bicyclist for almost 30 years, Byrne was… Continue

Added by alice on August 27, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Artsy and Interesting Music Video: Evil Bee by Menomena

TRT 4:20. (probably on purpose.)


"About Menomena: Danny Seim, Justin Harris, and Brent Knopf. Together, they join powers to form experimental Portland-based super-group Menomena. They sing, arrange, create, invent instruments, and even make Julienne fries. Menomena has released several stellar, highly original albums since forming in… Continue

Added by alice on August 27, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Some Great Marketing/Business Cartoons by Tom Fishburne

Some great cartoons from Tom Fishburne, a marketer at companies like General Mills, Nestle and home-product manufacturer Method Products, where he currently resides as senior marketing director of Europe. (Their soaps are all over our house.)

He has an interesting… Continue

Added by alice on August 27, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

KarKar - The Ideal Man Doesn't Exist: Hilarious Viral Video by GQ

Sam and I saw this last night as we were flipping through the tube.

It was on "Very Funny Ads" on TBS.

And...just for the Lynx...the ideal woman. (Yeah, she doesn't exist either.) Don't try and pull this crap on… Continue

Added by alice on August 27, 2008 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

A Simple Song by a Dublin Singer: Mmm by Laura Izibor

Song has been added to the music player.

I love the soulfulness in her voice - like Aretha but younger and Alicia but deeper.


Make everything so simple in a crazy world,

and I'm tryna find the words to say,

you make everything alright just by being around boy

mmm, you make me wanna sing


your my light in the dark

guiding, guiding me home

and your faith in me, is all I need

baby,mmmm your love it… Continue

Added by alice on August 26, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Movie: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, Debuting Sept 9/19 NY, 9/26 LA

'Cause I'll Never Understand That Generation But I'm Hoping This Movie Will Help.


" Family ties bind us together in visceral ways, but the forces of modern life often seem to drive parents and children apart. Elderly Mr. Shi (Henry O), a widower and a retired scientist, has arrived from Beijing to spend time with his divorced… Continue

Added by alice on August 26, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments


For those of you who've stuck around a bit, you'll remember a post I put up from our visit to Harvard at the beginning of this month. As a quick side note, I… Continue

Added by alice on August 26, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

On a Rainy Day...Gregory Thielker's Paintings (Not Photos) - 8 Total

Under the Unminding Sky

We love Gregory Thielker's art, not only because we can't believe they're actually paintings and not photographs, but also because he can transport us into another time and place. When we look at his paintings, Thielker wants us to experience those moments when we're driving in our car on a cold and rainy day. He wants us to… Continue

Added by alice on August 26, 2008 at 11:00am — 17 Comments


BFF Jay, amazed at what transpired but equally amazed at how much our blanket shed!

3p - A friendly game of poker begins.

10p - After 7 hours of play, the end of play was declared to be midnight. Here's Pei saying hello!…


Added by alice on August 25, 2008 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

'Cause I Like Dropping Hints of What's to Come: Part II of the Craziest Moment of the Night!

Another part of the crazy poker story that's coming....

Added by alice on August 25, 2008 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

The Birthday Wrap-Up! In 3 Days...A Party Was Born!

(Me and Elaine.)

If there is one man who's all about execution, it's my husband Sam. After celebrating his birthday at Shik Do Rak last weekend, we had so much fun that we… Continue

Added by alice on August 24, 2008 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

The Craziest Moment of the Night!

Explanation coming soon...

Added by alice on August 24, 2008 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

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