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2015 SAG AWARDS RED CARPET

Hey everyone! Wanted to share my favorite looks from the SAG Awards last night. I was kind of underwhelmed by the carpet- there was no one that really “WOW’ED” me. Everyone played it safe and looked nice, but nothing was exciting. I liked Julianne Moore’s emerald gown. I love emerald green on a red head lol- it looked exquisite on her. The beading in person looked so rich and beautiful, pictures didn’t do it justice. I also thought Emma Stone nailed it, which she always does. I absolutely love the menswear look on a woman. She is so fashion forward and kills it every time. Felicity Jones, (who happens to be my obsession right now), wore a soft pink Balenciaga gown and looked stunning. What are your thoughts on the SAG looks? Do you agree with my favorites?

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PLAYED DRESS UP…

     I  know this site is for travel & food, but since it’s my blog I can post what I want lol. I got all dressed up for a premiere in LA this week…do you guys like what I chose to wear? Since it’s officially summer I thought white would be a good color to wear since white is not an all year round color. I wanted something simple, classic and elegant. I didn’t want to look overkill. The beautiful dress is by designer Michael Costello. What do you guys think?

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GLAZED DONUT BISTRO, LOS ANGELES

Gourmet donuts have become a new hot faze! Glazed Donut Bistro just opened in Los Angeles and I was invited to a private tasting before it opened to the public. The donuts were delicious. Glazed Donut Bistro make donuts fun. They have  unique flavors such as Maple Bacon, PB&J, Smores, Cremesicle, and so much more. Check out my private tasting experience below! VANILLA BEAN & BOURBON PECAN ON DISPLAY CHOCOLATE PRETZEL  & TUTTI FRUTTI ON DISPLAY RED VELVET ON DISPLAY  Tres Leches Donut,  Apple Crumb Donut, & The Cannoli Donut . All were delicious. I loved the Tres Leches one (the one with the fruit on top). It was light and fluffy and felt semi-healthy because of the fruit 🙂 The Apple Crumb was topped with a cookie butter, caramel glaze & apple compote. It reminded me of the Holidays. Very festive! Smores Donut: Filled with house-made marshmellow fluff, chocolate ganache then topped with Graham Cracker streusel & bruleed marshmellow. MISSED PIGGY: Sliders piled high with tender pulled pork on delicately sweetened donut holes, served …

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BABY BLUES BBQ, LOS ANGELES

I had the pleasure of trying the new Baby Blues Happy hour menu that just launched. After trying a bunch of items on the happy hour menu, I must say this is one of the best happy hours offered in Los Angeles. It was very unique and different than I thought it was going to be coming from a traditional BBQ restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised, or rather blown away by how amazing everything was. You really get 5-star quality food for a happy hour price. Check out my experience from the beginning to the end! LOOKING AT BABY BLUES NEW HAPPY HOUR MENU DECIDING WHAT TO TRY FROM SO MANY GREAT OPTIONS! DRY RUB POPCORN $3 Seasoned with their “patent pending” dry rub Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. I’m a salty gal over sweet, and this was the best starter to munch on with a couple of beers before the food came out. The seasoning is their dry rub that they use for their meat, which truly made this popcorn unique- it …

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AVENTINE, HOLLYWOOD

     I had an amazing dinner at Aventine in Hollywood. This Italian trattoria, bar and patio is Hollywood’s hottest addition to the Los Angeles competitive dining and social scene. Whether you just want to have cocktails on the rustic Mediterranean patio, or choose to have an authentic & delicious Italian dinner, both options are ideal at Aventine. The restaurant is pretty perfect for any occasion— romantic dates, business meetings, any special occasion or even to pre-game with  friends before hitting the Hollywood night club scene. It’s hip, sexy, packed with beautiful people, and just has an overall good vibe. I had the pleasure to interview two of the partners of Aventine, Sylvain Bitton & JT Torregiani about the restaurant. BURRATA Baby arugula pesto, reduced cherry balsamic, black lava salt, evoo, grilled crostini The burrata was creamy and heavenly. It melted in your mouth. I could just eat it alone it was so delicious, but mixed with the arugula pesto on top of the crostini made the perfect bite. I loved this appetizer. The flavors …

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DAN TANA’S, HOLLYWOOD

ON MY WAY TO DAN TANA’S 🙂 I went to the famous Dan Tana’s last night for dinner. Dan Tana’s is an old Italian restaurant that has been a Hollywood classic for many years now. Many Hollywood celebrities are regulars at this authentic Italian spot. The food pricey but good. This is what we ordered…. ESCARGOT A LA SHIRLEY I love escargot. I love the garlic flavor. This was good, but lacking flavor a little. Looked a little better than it tasted…I’ve had better.  CHICKEN PARMIGIANA, TED DEMME This was out of this world. Probably the best chicken parmesan I’ve had. It was cheesy, saucy, crispy- all consistencies in one dish lol. The chicken was nice and crispy on the bottom and the sauce had great flavor. I love the very generous amount of cheese too lol. Nothing can never be too cheesy! Highly recommended. I would come back just for this dish. It’s the perfect chicken parmesan… WHITEFISH WITH WHITE WINE LEMON SAUCE Another great dish. Sometimes with fish it’s hard to make it …

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SUGARFISH BY SUSHI NOZAWA

     All you need to know when you go to Sugarfish is to order the “Trust Me”. I have been hearing about this place for so long from multiple people raving how good their sushi is. They just opened one in Studio City, and when I found that out, I made sure it was my next stop lol. They are known for their simple yet freshest quality of fish,- no fancy, fried or saucy rolls there. Everything literally melts in your mouth, and this place made me realize you don’t need fancy, saucy rolls to satisfy a sushi craving. As soon as the sushi is ready they bring it out and suggest you eat it right away. They don’t do requests for extra rice, sauces or substitutions and suggest you do not use soy sauce either because they want you to taste the quality of the fish. They do have light sauces that they put on the fish so everything had flavor though. It’s not your typical sushi place and that’s why I liked …

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YAMASHIRO, HOLLYWOOD

Yamashiro in Hollywood is perched up in the Hollywood Hills and has the best view of the entire city of Los Angeles. This Japanese restaurant looks like a palace straight out of Japan. It’s breathtaking. This week I went to dinner there with some friends, but I’ve been to Yamashiro a couple times and not only is it beautiful but the food is great too. YAMASHIRO COURTYARD W/ KOI PONDS  Photo credit: Yamashiro BELOW ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I’VE ORDERED FROM YAMASHIRO:  ASIAN BBQ BABY BACK RIBS Mashed Yams, house made spicy BBQ sauce SPICY SEAFOOD HOT POT Shrimp, scallop, New Zealand mussel, shitake mushrooms, snow peas, glass noodles Spicy! It was good and soothing-I love spicy hot soup, but I wouldn’t order again. TRUFFLE HAMACHI White truffle infused ponzu, teardrop tomatogarlic confit, micro arugula I loved this. I love anything with truffle and the raw fish tasted fresh and tender. Such a light and flavorful dish. I recommend! LOCH DUART SALMON Roasted asparagus, preserved-lemon smashed potatoes, fried capers, miso cream This honestly …