Funny story about how Katie Ukrop became a part of the Met. Last night, I was flipping through one of my favorite magazines, Domino, and came across one of the most beautifully designed houses ever, by a gallery owner named Katie Ukrop. I e-mailed Katie this morning, telling her how much I loved… Continue
Sam and I hit up the Lotus Festival yesterday in Echo Park. The purpose of the festival is to promote an awareness and understanding of the contributions by the Asian and Pacific Islander people to our culture and to the local and surrounding communities. It's held at Echo Park bc its central location of local Asian and Pacific Islander communities and because… Continue
One of the most exciting artists to emerge during our time is Cai Guo-Qiang. The Chinese artist paints with gunpowder when he's not staging open-air 'explosion events.' At this summer's Beijing Olympics, he will be director of visual and special effects for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Let me just get it out there. I love food. Nothing makes me happier than eating a nice fat meal. Tony and I were talking last weekend about Gyu-Kaku and I had heard about this place from various people but I had no idea that this place would be THAT GOOD. On Yelp I'm a solid four star giver - the places I frequent are usually pretty good...just not knock my socks off, 5 star… Continue
Yesterday, a bunch of us went to eat lunch at Tokyo 7-7 in Culver City (see past blog post), then we hopped around the corner to grab some dessert at Cantaloop. This location, on Main Street and Culver, just opened on Friday. I was skeptical about… Continue
Dave and I became friends when I was working at Outdoor Channel. I really do miss our lunches. He attended this year's Anime Expo, joining 43,000 others in downtown LA during 4th of July Weekend in celebrating all things anime.
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This is the China National Grand Theater.
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Eugene, Annie, Sam and I went out to the soft launch of Rush Street last night. Rush Street is a bar/restaurant/lounge in Culver City that's adding to the whole revitalization of that area. It's across the street from Tender Greens and right next to the new Korean restaurant that's coming in called Gyenari.
Sam, Grace (sis), Linker, Berry and I went to Sugarfish yesterday for an early dinner. I didn't have any preconceived ideas about this place (i.e. didn't check out Yelp before I went) but it's funny bc Yelpers said the same thing I did when I went in. "Man, this place looks like Pinkberry." They were trying to go modern with the bright orange and green colors but, to me,… Continue
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New song uploaded to the music player. Great song about paying your dues and recognizing those that came before you.
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Versailles is one of those places you just love going...they have some of the best, most reliably good Cuban food. We used to frequent this joint in college, it's been 8 years since we graduated and we still go. Friends from out of town crave this place. It's the garlic chicken or shredded pork that's the best, with rice, beans and fried plantains, there's nothing… Continue
So I consider myself the ultimate city girl. To the dismay of my husband, I'll take a nice vacation in SF over Mammoth any day. (Sorry, hun!) The country? Hmm. Not so much there either. So, when I find something a little rustic that I actually love, it brings me joy to share it. (Helps me to feel balanced, don't ask.)
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Some of my most favorite blogs to check out for Marketing are Seth Godin's and David Armano's. Here David Armano talks about micro-interactions and how that influences the way we see companies.
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I thought that Mercedes was a great fit for the Sex and the City movie but I never saw this microsite. Pretty cool.
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The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. Their ultimate aim is to halt global warming. Specifically they want to educate people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.…
Every once in a while, I'll catch a music video on VH1 that will stop me in my tracks. This morning, I watched Charlotte Sometimes' video "How I Could Just Kill a Man" and not only did I really like her artistic video, I have since downloaded the song and have been listening to it over and over again. Her website… Continue
Inspired by Normal Rockwell's "Four Freedoms," sixty artists are displaying their interpretations at Florida's Wolfsonian museum for an exhibit titled "Thoughts on Democracy" from now to till Dec 7, 2008.
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