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World of Dance Tour Coming to LA

If you’re a fan of America’s Best Dance crew, then WOD is an event you don’t want to miss. Dozens of dance crews will be competing for prizes, and there will also be areas where you can pick up cool gear & products.

The tour kicks up again on April 2nd. Here’s a quick feature on Access Hollywood TV!


http://www.accesshollywood.com/access-hollywood-live-future-funk-shows-off-their-fancy-footwork_video_1312935


Every Girl, Needs A Pretty Pair Of Heels

During a recent trip to Vegas, I indulged in some retail therapy @ Nordstrom.  Let me introduce you to my new 4.5″ peep toe bow pumps.  Perfect for dinner, or a night out with friends.  Best part is, they are actually comfy. ❤


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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Pre-Grand Opening @ The Santa Monica Place

I was so fortunate to attend the private pre-opening festivities @ The Santa Monica Place yesterday.  The new and improved shopping plaza is gorgeous!  It has Cb2, Hugo, Boss, Nike Town, Nordstroms, and Bloomies!  There’s also dinning on the top terrace, which features a breath taking view of Santa Monica.  Enjoy my sneak peak photos.

Btw, be sure to check out the main website for The Santa Monica Place.  They are having special promotions for the entire month of August, to celebrate their grand opening.


My Favorite Lashes, Like Ever!!!

I’m always get compliments on my lashes from women of all ages!!!  I used to wear Mac, then Shu Uemura, but now my new favorites are from Lash Royalty.

It’s a pretty new company, with gorgeous styles that definitely look really natural on me.  Mac lashes are too long and unflattering, while Shu’s are just too darn expensive (and they are officially closed in the US).  Lash Royalty styles are $15 a pop, and I’ve reused mine at least 5x now.  They hold their shape pretty well, even after several nights out on the town.  =)

My favorite style is Chloe & Luxe-1, but they have a bunch of other really cute styles too.  Oh, and here’s a 25% off coupon for Lash Royalty.  Not a bad deal at all!

www.lashroyalty.com 25% off  online coupon code:  vip


Tour De Cure, “Cycling For A Cause”

Our friend Andy is participating in the Tour De Cure this year, to spread awareness & honor those whose lives have been affected by diabetes. Along with his dedication to cycle along with thousands of others for this noble cause, he has set a goal to fundraise for the event as well. All proceeds will go the American Diabetes Foundation, and your donation is tax deductible.

Small donations would greatly be appreciated. He’s almost at his goal, so every dollar will definitely make a difference.

****UDPATE:  Andy has reached his goal!  If you want to still help towards this cause, your donation is greatly appreciated***

Click on the photo to learn more about the Tour de Cure.


Earth Day Freebie!

Stop by CB2 for an exclusive reusable cotton tote (with any purchase) on Earth Day! While supplies last and in-store promotion only.

I’ve switched out using plastic bags, with these sturdier reusable totes from Flip & Tumble, Whole Foods, and many other ones. The biggest perk about having these totes is that you can fit a lot more groceries in one bag, and they won’t rip! You’re also cutting down on using plastic & paper bags, so it’s definitely the eco chic thing to do. Besides, my kitchen cabinet has stopped over flowing with wads of plastic bags. I think we have all been guilty of that at some point!

So, if you’re a CB2 fan, definitely swing by and take advantage of this special freebie on Earth Day!


Get Your Free Coffee @ Starbucks…Today Only!

Participate in The Big Picture (Green Project) by Starbucks. Bring your own reusable travel mug or cup, and get a free brewed coffee.


Earth Day coming up on April 22, get free salad @ Mixt Greens!

Mixt Greens is the place to be on Earth Day, April 22nd. The first 150 customers (at each store) will receive a special Mixt Greens goodie bag, filled with recipes, plantable seeds, and other exclusive items.

I always rant and rave about Tender Greens in Culver City, and Mixt Greens is just as good, if not better! If there’s one in your neck of the woods, definitely stop by before and on Earth Day! I believe the Malibu location is coming soon…

monday-friday 10:30am – 3pm

350 South Grand Avenue
(Bunker Hill)
Los Angeles, CA 90071
p. 213 587 7970

monday-friday 11am – 6pm

5757 Wilshire Blvd
(Miracle Mile)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
p.213 587 7975

http://www.mixtgreens.com

Organic salads with fresh local and sustainable produce!


Vote for DJ MIA

My good friend DJ Mia, really needs your vote! She really deserves winning this competition on KISS FM, because aside from her awesome dj’ing skills, she’s sweet, humble, and selfless.

Do your good deed today and vote for MIA! One vote per day, per email. Thank you!!! Btw, did I mention she’s the official dj for America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV?!


Dj MIA


Hello Kitty x Royal T

I finally made my way over to see the Hello Kitty gallery over @ Royal T with Young (and friends), and we had a blast! Here are some of my highlights! Enjoy.

Get your picture taken w/Miss Hello Kitty!

 

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Good times!

 

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Japanese girls, striking a pose on the press wall.

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I ❤ Hello Kitty!"

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Hello Kitty bling, by Kimora Lee Simmons

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A wall full of cuteness!!!!

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Hello Kitty Lisa! Too bad it's already sold. =(

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My 2nd favorite painting...but, it was SOLD!

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Hello Elvis!

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Kawaii!

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Another piece I would've loved to own. =( It's SOLD!

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Play the crane game, for your chance to win a limited edition hello kitty doll!

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Toy and collectible displays.

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Blinged out HK!

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A tree of hundreds of hello kitty (and friends) charms!

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Young was collecting admission at the door.

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A huge Hello Kitty decal on the front of Royal T...can't miss her!

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Lady Gaga x Hello Kitty Corset Collaboration

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I love this Dear Daniel & Hello Kitty wedding set. I have one just like this!

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Wish I had this Hello Kitty driver!!!

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Hello Kitty bowling ball & guitar. Oh, kawaii!!!


Hello Kitty x Happy Birthday x Royal T

I love celebrating birthdays, and here’s your chance to join Hello Kitty for hers!  Royal T in Culver City is officially hosting a whole week long of special events leading up to Hello Kitty’s Birthday celebration on November 1st.

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Special Hello Kitty inspired menu will be served, only for a limited time.

For a complete list of scheduled events, click here:

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Click here for more info.


$44 One way ticket to Vegas!

If you or a friend plans to hit up Vegas in the near future, take advantage of the sale on Southwest right now!  $44 one way tickets, from LAX, SFO, and many other California cities.  Click on the image to see what dates are still available.  If you snooze, you’ll definitely miss out on this awesome sale.

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Last minute Christmas sales!

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10% off Barnes & Noble (expires on 12/18/08)

If you plan on doing some holiday shopping at Barnes & Noble, here’s an online coupon for 10% off one item.  For details on rules and restrictions, please visit http://www.bn.com

ONLINE COUPON CODE:  D9E4E3T (enter at checkout)

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30% off Juicy Couture! (12/10-12/14)

 

Must print this flyer to receive 30% off discount.

Must print this flyer to receive 30% off discount.


Wesc Holiday Warehouse Sale 12/4, 12/5, 12/6

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Nike ID *free shipping code* (expires 12/1/08)

Coupon promo code:  FREESHIPiD

A few weeks ago, I made pair of custom Nike’s for a special birthday gift.  I received the order in 3 weeks, and it turned out really nice!  This would make a nice Christmas gift, for you (or a friend)!

 

Click on the photo to be linked to NikeID

Click on the photo to be linked to NikeID


Bebe Sport Thanksgiving Sale! (11/25/08 – 12/2/08)

 

Please check their website for details and restrictions.

Please check their website for details and restrictions.


Free Juicy Couture T-Shirt w/purchase. Friday, 11/28/08 only.

 

click on picture to locate a boutique near you.

click on picture to locate a boutique near you.


Pink Mascara.com Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!

Please check the site for restrictions and more details!

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Juicy Couture 30% off In-Store Promotion! (11/28/08 until 11/30/08)

Enjoy 30% off all regular priced merchandise @ the Juicy Couture boutique.  You must print this out, in order to receive the discount at the store.  Happy Shopping!

Valid only at Juicy Couture boutiques.  

 

Click on the picture to find a store near you!

Click on the picture to find a store near you!


RVCA Holiday Warehouse Sale! (12/5/08, 12/6/08, & 12/13/08)

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http://www.rvca.com


Paul Frank Holiday Warehouse Sale!!! (12/5/08 and 12/6/08)

Yay!!!  This is my absolute favorite sale of the year!  Go and pick up everything from house slippers, pj sets, to backpacks, sweaters, watches, and kids clothing.  Prices start at $5 (for shirts, knits), $15/$20 (pj sets), $10 (house slippers), etc…

The lines are super long, so make sure to get there early.  There is usually only street parking, so try carpooling with your friends to save some time.  Happy shopping!

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Friday, December 5th, 10am-7pm

Saturday, December 6th, 9am-4pm

Paul Frank

960 W. 16th Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

http://www.paulfrank.com