Sunday, December 21, 2014

Eat / Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan
G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street
Hong Kong

Seriously the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant: egg rolls, chow mein, har gow, baked bun w/ BBQ pork (not pictured), sticky rice


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Travel / Reykjavik, Iceland

Just a quick post about my trip to Iceland. It wasn't on my top 100 destination bucket list but it was seriously fun. The food tasted, well like ikea, but the people were friendly and I had a blast. We didn't see the Aurora Borealis (the original purpose to go to Iceland) but I had fun, nonetheless.

You DEFINITELY must go on the Super Jeep tour. We opted for the "Golden Circle & Langjökull Glacier" which is a full-day tour (see places below). I loved that it's a small group (up to six which is as many as you can fit in a jeep), so you get an intimate tour with your guide. As an option, we individually ride a snow mobile on glacier for a good hour (totally awesome). The cost was approximately $550/person but for a city where most of the places require a car and is quite a drive from the city, you will want a guide and driver.

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Walk between continents
  • Viking parliament
  • Geysir
  • Strokkur geyser
  • Gullfoss
  • Faxi
  • Off-road drive to Langjökull glacier

Oh, and a quick shot of fish and chips from Reykjavik Fish.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Eat / Lola

2000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Eggs benedict // poached eggs, bavarian meats ham, dill hollandaise, smashed garlic fried potatoes


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Remodel / Our House (When We Moved In)

In the previous post, it was all about how the house looked before we moved in. Now, you have to remember that in the early 2000s, Pottery Barn was all the rage. The brown neutral colors with large sofas and tables were in style. I saved catalogs from Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel. I clipped them and made mood boards. I wanted to live in those stores. I tried my best and made the house look like it the catalogs. I think I achieved it, to an extent. I LOVED it. But now, looking back, everything was too big. Too dark. Too traditional. Too much leather. It would have looked better in a larger home. As a result, I fell into that first-time home buyer pitfall and bought everything in sight. I now know that I need to edit. Buy one piece at at a time and see if it fits. Keep it simple and in proportion to the space.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Remodel / Our House (Before We Moved In)

Our house has gone a long way since we first bought it in 2004. It was hard to look past the decor and furniture but I fell in love with the layout immediately. Every space was accounted for and no space was wasted. It's a two story, 4 bedroom, 3 baths, 1589 sq ft with an attached garage. The walls were recently painted with new carpet in the bedrooms, tiles in the kitchen and baths, and laminate in the main living area. It's not my favorite choice of details, but as a first-time home buyer, it was move-in ready.

It's been ten years and we still live here. I'm happy to say we are in the middle of a major renovation.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Coffee / Copa Vida

Copa Vida
70 South Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91107


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Coffee / Taza Coffee

Taza Coffee
11 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eat / 26 Beach

26 Beach
3100 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

Eggs florentine // sauteed bacon, spinach, onions, cream cheese, brown rice


Coffee / Demitasse

135 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3819


Monday, April 7, 2014

Coffee / Menotti's Coffee Shop

Menotti's Coffee Shop
56 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291


Coffee / Bar Nine

Bar Nine
3515 Helms Avenue
Culver City, CA, 90232


Eat / Egg Slut and G&B

Egg Slut
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Bacon, egg, & cheese // hardwood smoked bacon, over medium egg, cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup in a warm brioche bun


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coffee / G&B Coffee

G&B Coffee
317 S Broadway #C19
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Friday, March 28, 2014

Coffee / Home Brewed Bar

Home Brewed Bar
39 North Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91103


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Coffee / G&B Coffee

G&B Coffee
317 S Broadway #C19
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Monday, March 24, 2014

Eat / Phorage

3300 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Jidori chicken vermicelli // cold rice noodle, cucumber mint salad, bean sprouts, pickled carrots, roasted peanuts, fish sauce w/ imperial pork rolls

Washugy beef pho // washugyu (american wagyu) steak and beef brisket


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Eat / Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
621 West Manchester Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90301

Carol B. Special // one fried chicken breast, one waffle


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Coffee / Stumptown Coffee

Stumptown Coffee
806 South Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021


Friday, February 14, 2014

DIY / Origami Hearts

Origami hearts galore! (via How About Orange)


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Eat / Don Chuy

Don Chuy's
13322 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066


Friday, January 31, 2014

Eat / East Borough

East Borough
9810 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Belly & egg rice bowl // anise pork belly, poached egg, picked mustard greens, house chili sauce, ginger jasmine rice


Monday, January 6, 2014

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