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Archive for November, 2010

Thanksgiving Holiday Getaway

Thanksgiving is a wonderful excuse, to over indulge in just about everything.  I truly believe that we should be thankful all year long, and not just on one day.  People should make the effort to see their family and friends more often.  Call me crazy, but I enjoy that warm and fuzzy feeling of good company and great food.   This year, I spent this Thanksgiving with my husband and one of our friends in Las Vegas.

Thursday AM: We started off the day with morning bike to have brunch at Le Grande Orange.  Both of us had the Classic Commuter Sandwich.

Thursday PM:  We started off with a dinner at Switch at The Wynn Encore Hotel, then ended up hanging out at Tryst.

The following night we had dinner at Valentino at The Venetian Hotel, then went to see Le Reve at The Wynn Encore Hotel.  During the daytime, my husband and I walked the strip over to Bellagio, to enjoy a hearty fare at Noodles, inside the Bellagio Hotel.  On the final night before our flight back to LA, we dined at Sushi Samba at the Palazzo, and squeezed in some time at the Black Jack tables & penny slots.

$1700 later, some cute pictures, and lots of great memories, we’re now back home.  Do enjoy some of my random photos from the trip.



LA Auto Show 2010 Favorites

The LA Auto show this year looked a million times better than previous years.  It was literally battle of the LED walls!  Bigger is definitely better!  Each booth was towering with over hanging signage, massive led screens, and minimalistic designs.  In my opinion, Lexus & Mercedes Benz had the best booth design and car display.  Here are just some quick pics I snapped with my Nokia phone.

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Celebrity Makeup Tip


Sanrio 50th Anniversary Event

Earlier this evening I met up with Young, Trung, and some friends to check out the Sanrio 50th Anniversary event, at the Santa Monica Barker Hanger.  Last year, Young and I attended the Hello Kitty Birthday celebration at Royal T in Culver City, and that was tons of fun.

First off, parking was $10, and it was pretty empty when I arrived at 8pm.  Yes, I know it is a weekday, but the HK Birthday event last year had lines going down the street everyday.

I will probably get mauled by HK and Sanrio fans for saying this, but this years concept was cute, but the event was pretty boring and lifeless.  For such a huge space, they only had a small section of activities and carnival type games.  The mini golf and mini ferris wheel were cute, but definitely aimed towards the 10-16 age group.  The pop up store featured not so exciting gift items, to include plush dolls, resuable bags, erasers, and other overpriced knick knacks.  Honestly, you can find a better selection of cute items at any regular Sanrio store.

The art selection was quite bleak, compared to the creative pieces they showcased at Royal T the previous year.  There were a couple of pieces that stood out was the piece that looked like a painting, but was made entirely of jelly beans!   If you missed this event, trust me, you really didn’t miss out on much!

Hope you enjoy some photos I snapped from the event.

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Highlights from my weekend trip in San Francisco

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Asian Bakery Desserts

Growing up, I used to love picking out a slice of cake from the Asian Bakery.  They are usually beautifully decorated with fresh fruits or artsy decor made out of chocolate.  And, the bread section always smells heavenly.

JP & I treated my Mom to a mini cheesecake.  She was sooo happy!

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IPAD Game Addiction: Smiles HD

Alas, I’ve finally made it to the 3 million point club!  Here’s my proof.