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Holiday Beauty & Makeup Gift Ideas

Makeup Artist Grace Chun, just posted up a fabulous beauty gift guide for this holiday season.  She has great gift ideas from $10 to $150.

Out of her list, I liked Lash Royalty lashes, Sephora perfume deluxe sampler, and ELF gel liners.  Take a peek below!

http://www.gracechun.com/2/post/2010/12/makeup-gift-guide-2010.html

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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.



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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3 Cheese Board!

Simply delicious.  My favorite was the Marcona Almonds, Brie, followed by the goat cheese with honey.


Another 5 Days in Vegas!

I have to admit, Vegas is one of my favorite places to go!  With a plethora of restaurants, entertainment, and gambling, Vegas is like a playground for adults.  Best part is, you can indulge in just about anything, 24 hours a day!

On this trip, I realized my penchant for penny slot machines.  My number game is blackjack, but I like to supplement it with some penny machine action!  Had some very productive meetings, and spent my time catching up with some friends.

I had planned to go experience the CSI exhibit at the MGM Mirage, but ran out of time.  Hopefully it will be there when I return.

Hope you enjoy some of my Vegas highlights!

Shopping for yummy bath products @ The Venetian Canal Shoppes

Its like the Pacha cherries!

Admired some art by ANJA

Fall decor at The Palazzo Hotel

My lucky spot where I stand. At the top of the waterfall @ Palazzo.

Sparkly coins. Ooh la la!

4 Lobster club sandwiches from Postrio by Wolfgang Puck. Delicious!

My new makeup from the Dior boutique. Holiday LE minaudiere & travel brush set. Love them!

I became a Penny Slots High Roller =) I won 27.25!

Zen Noodles @ Grand Lux Cafe is always a comforting dish.

Mid-day snack at Noodles in the Bellagio Hotel. Bbq pork buns, pickled cucumbers, and tea.

Enjoyed the Gondola boat ride @ the Venetian.

My new favorite penny slot game. Look at the bottom right. I'm definitely a winner!

Have you ever noticed the pretty painted ceilings right by TAO @ the Venetian? It's gorgeous.

Dinner @ Bouchon. Service was terrible and food was mediocre. Failed!

The sun was setting, as I left to the airport. Look at the gorgeous Wynn & Encore hotels.

Ciao Palazzo!


Authentic Pizza @ Mario Batali’s San Marco Enoteca

During a recent stay in Las Vegas, I splurged on my favorite authentic prosciutto & arugula pizza at San Marco Enoteca at the Venetian Hotel.  Delicious!


Love My Veggies

Tender Greens, is the perfect place for a simple salad.  On this warm afternoon, JP and I decided to swing by the West Hollywood location.

I ordered up the Chinese Chicken Salad w/dressing on the side, while JP ordered up the trio.  He has Caesar Salad, mashed potatoes, and albacore tuna.