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Currently Craving:

A couple of weeks ago, I had the meal of my life on my day off at Takahashi Market in San Mateo. For weeks, I had been craving Loco Moco and now I’m finding myself in that same situation right now. You know how when you’ve been wanting something for some time and then you eat it and then you want it every week until you decide it’s time to stop? That feeling seems to happen to me a lot. Asian food is my comfort food and there’s nothing like a hot loco moco to make you feel warm and full on a rainy day. Must. Eat. This. Weekend. I think it’s about time that I started introducing Hawaiian food to another someone too so I’ll be rallying the friends soon.

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How We Holiday Party 2014

Holiday party season is upon us and we’d be doing a disservice if we didn’t include a guide like we always do! I’ve only attended one work-related holiday party in my time so I don’t have too much experience. All I know is that last year, I wore a black dress with cut-outs and sheer fabric over the cut-outs. There were at least two other women at the party that wore sheer fabric so I felt like I had done right by being in the correct wheelhouse and theme. Having already purchased my holiday party dress for this year back in June and realizing that it is black, leather, and with a cut-out again, I’m noticing that maybe I’m just too much into a comfort zone. A holiday party is the one time out of the year where you get to try something different and even though I have my dress, I am still considering straying away from that. Here are some of my favorite picks for this year so far! Also, we’re doing this post a little bit earlier than last year so that you still have time to snag some dresses if you’d like!

Free People Black Dove Dress – $250

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A Giant Birdsnest

I first saw these pieces maybe a couple of years ago on the internet and now it looks like they are being brought back! The giant birdsnest for human looks like the ultimate comfy, but when I envision my future home, I just don’t know if there would ever be a place for it. It does look like it takes up a lot of space, doesn’t it?

The gigantic, cozy nest is made from a foam-padded wooden backwall that’s covered with wooden panels and filled with egg-shaped cushions that allow for ergonomic sitting positions. Designed by the Israel-based design firm OGE Creative Group, the Birdsnest is a “new and inspiring socializing space: a fusion of furniture and playground” where ideas come to get incubated.

The birdsnest is available in four different sizes and range from 2,700 – 7,900 Euros. The largest birdsnest can accommodate up to 16 people! While it may not be the perfect fit for my home, I would strongly advocate it for a friend’s home or even my office.

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Currently Craving:

It is typically the fall/winter time that I find myself craving sweets and desserts the most. I used to just think that it was because it was near the holidays, but there’s something really special about warming up with dessert on a cold and chilly evening. Like a little kid, I’ve been asking lately, “Can we get dessert?” after finishing our meals out. Almost always, the answer is yes! Last night we dined at Uva Enoteca because as some of you know, I’ve been craving pasta. Endless bowls and bowls of pasta. Checking out the menu online before we headed over there, I noticed that  there was a pumpkin cheesecake and I knew by the end of the night it was going to be mine. Knowing that we were going to have a movie night late on that evening, we boxed it up and took it to go. It was the largest slice of pumpkin cheesecake we had ever had, but we couldn’t stop eating into it taking bites in between scenes and I suppose a couple of movies.

For a Sunday night though, I would be okay with a more low key dessert like apple slices with caramel. :)

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Currently Craving:

My Seahawks gave me an anxious-ridden win today, but we pulled through nonetheless! Because of that, I’m currently craving Kukuruza Beast Corn from the Seattle popcorn shop. I’ve never actually tried the lime and blueberry mixture, but I’m completely mesmerized by these colors and the Seattle Seahawks spirit! Unfortunately, this was only available for a limited time, but I’m crossing my fingers that a) it will be back and b) the next time it’s back I’m actually back in Seattle to snag myself a bag of it!

This shop is just my favorite – it’s pretty exciting to see how much they’ve expanded since I last ate their popcorn in college!

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Currently Craving:

Every night, around the same time every night, I do this thing where I start to get a little hungry and like that scene in Hook I start to think about what I would want to be eating if I could just magically make it appear! I know people are two things: a spam person or not a spam person, but I was raised on this stuff and had it for breakfast almost every weekend so I most definitely am a spam eater. When I was in Seattle last weekend, I was upset that I didn’t have time to stop by Kona Kitchen to pick myself up some of these and a side of mac salad! Oh the woes of no longer living in Seattle…

Just constantly hungry.

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The Closet: August 2014

Everlane – Twill Snap Backpack – $65

We didn’t have a July 2014 closet post so we’re making it up with this by ensuring that it is extra bulky!

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Currently Craving:

As we near the end of the summer, I’m starting to feel this urge to satisfy a craving for all summer desserts – especially ones that include my favorite summer fruits! I was hoping that by the time I wrote this post that it would feel more like fall, but what do you know – I’m sweltering in my home right now in what feels like 80 degree weather. How cute is this Cherry Crisp Pie in a jar? I once had a co-worker who told me that her partner was going through a phase of making only desserts and meals in a jar and this made me think of  that!

[recipe here] You know you want it.

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The One Rule You Can’t Break at Weddings

I don’t know how many times I have to say this. You have one job and your job is to not wear white to a wedding. Why is it so hard for people to get this right? Don’t wear white. The bride wears white. You do not wear white. And while you’re at it, don’t wear cream or beige or off-white. Even if you accessorize with colorful pieces – a cardigan or a belt, you are still not allowed to wear white. We utilize every other color in the color scheme on this bride’s special day because we do not want to upstage the bride. I’m not saying you can’t stand out in your own way at all though and here’s how we can help you still do that without making this dreaded mistake that seems to happen every wedding I go to. A part of me wants to walk up to the person and just ask, “So… you wore white.” My bff Ashley on the other hand says that if anyone wears white to her wedding, they are immediately out. Good rule, Ash. We’re behind you on this one.

1. Have an amazing clutch to go with your dress. I love this one from Zara that’s only $79.90.

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Aritzia Fall 2014 Lookbook

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I was having dinner with my dad earlier this week on the outdoor patio of Cascal when I noticed two things – the winds were picking up and the outdoor overhead heaters were turned on. Surely, that’s a sign that fall is on its way and we no longer will be in the sweltering heat. As much as I love the summer, I am very excited for fall. the cozy knit oversized sweaters, dresses with tights, and of course the pumpkin spice lattes that debut this coming Monday. Aritzia is one of my favorite retailers and I constantly live in their pieces no matter what season it is. Here is just a taste of what they are offering for the fall and we can’t wait.

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Currently Craving:

You know a meal is special when you eat it two days in a row. While my work sometimes caters Asian Box and serves it in mass, I actually went to Asian Box two days this week because I wanted to have the real thing and of course my very own personalized box. Asian food to me has always been comfort food. For some people it’s mac and cheese and for many of my friends in my circle, it’s a burrito, but for me? Rice. How very Asian of me. 

One man described it to another person behind me in line the other day as the Asian Chipotle. First, you choose your grain (rice or noodles) then your meat, your toppings, and your sauce. There are so many great options and you really can’t go wrong, but in case you’re interested in what I order… I’ll let you in on my favorite:

  • Long grain Jasmine rice
  • Lemongrass marinated pork
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Crispy Shallots
  • Scallion Oil
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Pickled Vegetables
  • Fresh Lime Squeeze
  • Caramel Egg
  • Tamarind Vinaigrette 

Yum. 

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Joan Smalls x Free People

I always thought that to wear Free People you had to be a certain type of girl. The girl that shops at Free People is a free spirit, a flower child, and pretty easygoing. She wears light-weight fabric, fringe, and bell-sleeves for long sleeves. As much as I loved the brand, I frequently felt out of place when trying on their clothes. I felt like I was trying to be a girl that I just wasn’t, but so desperately wanted to be because who wouldn’t want to be the girl who wore Free People, right?! She was just too effortlessly cool. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way and maybe the brand recognized this. So what did they do? They picked a girl who wasn’t your typical Free People girl and made her into one and it worked! When I think of Joan Smalls, I think of edgy, a little dark, dangerous, and risky. She is someone who resembles more Erin Wasson than hippie child, but yet she made it work. Here are a few of her latest shots from the brand that make me want to run out and buy these exact outfits.

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Proud Owner:

I finally caved! After weeks of having the Catbird website up on my tabs prolonging my purchase of the LoveCats ring, tonight I found myself in a moment of weakness. I had just come back from dinner and I had finished a long work day and was about to pick up where I left off when I decided that making this spend would be a worthwhile one. I’m not sure why it took me so long to purchase this ring. I went through a lot of effort to get here. I kept it up on my tabs which meant that I looked at this tab everyday or rather it stared me back in the face. Secondly, I didn’t know my ring size so two months ago I went into Tiffany’s to just get my ring size taken from someone working there.

Dedication.

And now we get to see you in like 10 days.

 

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