12 Jan 2019

So You’re Saying There’s A Chance…

We’ve been trying to ship Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky since the first time we laid eyes on them. Now we know Lana Condor has been in a serious long term relationship and no one’s trying to get in the way of that, but there’s no denying the chemistry between these two. This interview with Jimmy Fallon from this week proves what we all thought and dare I say it, gives us a glimmer of hope? Sometimes it’s just all about timing. Jimmy’s right. It didn’t happen after the first film, but maybe the 2nd or the 3rd?

I haven’t read any of these books, but am planning on it and you can bet we’ll watch the 2nd film just as much as we watched the first!

09 Jan 2019

SF Eats: Iza Ramen

When it comes to ramen, I’m not an easy one to please. I’ve tried a number of places in San Francisco and up and down the Peninsula and very few have seen more than one visit from me. What ends up happening is that each spot has pros and cons. Not one is ever a slam dunk. At my last workplace, there was a Japanese spot near me, but they didn’t specialize in ramens. They had a number of items and while I ordered their ramen once a week, none of my friends ever did!

On a recent trip out, I decided to check out Iza Ramen. Each joint has its own flair, but my favorite part was the fattiest of pork slices I ever consumed. Also you can order a side of buttered corn to go with it. How come these just don’t come with your order these days and are considered an add on?

08 Jan 2019

Bonnaroo Lineup 2019

Honestly, if I had to pick a major music festival out of Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, I would pick Bonnaroo! It’s such a great opportunity to travel to a very different city than what I’m used to – a major city. I also always find that the lineups are incredibly diverse. By the way, I spot a wild “Girl Talk” in this lineup! It has been so long since I’ve heard of Gregg Gillis returning to the festival stage. I did, however, just listen to all of “Feed the Animals” the other day at work and felt like I predicted this brewing.

07 Jan 2019

2019 Golden Globes After Parties

Zoey Deutch in Valentino

The after party looks are always some of my favorites! It’s the time when we get to see the most sequins, lace, and high slits. The stars are letting loose and slipping into gowns that are a little bit more fun and comfortable. It’s also the time when we get to see some of the stars that didn’t make the cut for the actual award show. Whatever the case, they all end up in the same place anyways!

Rowan Blanchard in Marc Jacobs

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07 Jan 2019

Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh’s 2019 Golden Globes Monologue

In case you missed the Golden Globes last night, here is Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh’s Monologue! Overall, it wasn’t anything super memorable, but there were definitely some enjoyable parts. My favorite? Emma Stone apologizing for playing an Asian character in Aloha.

07 Jan 2019

BottleRock Lineup 2019

There’s always just a handful of artists and bands that I’d be willing to see at BottleRock, but I never make it up there. Part of the appeal for me is that it’s so close though! Napa is just a quick road trip (if you can call it that) away, but a nice getaway. I also love that the festival pens itself as a food and wine fest too. I’m not opposed to an all day music festival, but it’s nice to experience some other activities throughout the day as well.

06 Jan 2019

2019 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Our host and new Golden Globe winner, Sandra Oh, in Atelier Versace

I’ve been looking forward to writing this post all day, but I usually have to wait until the end of the show for all of the photos to come through. This year’s Golden Globes is special to me. As I get older, I have the opportunity to watch more of the films and shows being nominated than when I was a kid. I also am able to comprehend more of it. There are quite a few things that I’m particularly excited about this year. Sandra Oh was nominated and won and co-hosted the evening. Crazy Rich Asians was nominated and while they didn’t win, the nomination is huge. Lastly, the outfits on the red carpet were outstanding. As I was watching the red carpet today, I already knew it was going to be hard to choose just five best looks for later.

Joanna Newsom wearing Rodarte with husband Golden Globe co-host Andy Samberg in Brunello Cucinelli

Jodie Comer in Ralph & Russo. Maybe my most favorite villain ever.

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06 Jan 2019

SF Eats: Dragon Beaux

Growing up, it was a tradition of my family’s to eat out for dim sum nearly every other week. Many of you know that even though I’ve lived in the Bay Area and SF for five years total now that I still get homesick from time to time. Part of what makes that easier for me is a routine I set out for myself. Sundays are for comfort foods! I’ll usually spend a meal that reminds me of what I used to eat in Seattle or my mom’s cooking. Since Kevin has moved here, eating gets a lot easier because we pretty much like all the same stuff. I had been seeing Dragon Beaux on my Instagram feed and made a mental note to check it out the next time I could. Needless to say, we over ordered.

I’ve tried a couple of dim sum spots across the Bay Area, but this might be one of my favorites. It’s certainly the fanciest! For the price and the amount of food, it all made sense to me. Since it was our first time, we wanted to try more than usual, but our second time we’ll probably just stick with the favorites. Dragon Beaux is located in the Richmond district and I’d advise you to get there maybe 20-25 minutes before they open on weekends to get a spot.

These colorful soup dumplings came in flavors like turmeric, beet, and spinach. While they were completely Instagrammable, I definitely prefer the originals.

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05 Jan 2019

What To Watch: Deadly Class

When I became a fan of Lana Condor’s after “To All The Boys,” I signed up to be a fan of all of her future work. She is the opposite of Lara Jean Covey in all aspects in this series and we love it. I likely don’t need to add another show to my roster, but found myself impressed after the first episode. The SYFY series is dark, mysterious, and a little sexy. It catches you off guard for a show that’s supposed to be a kids in school. Except for the fact that the school is for assassins in training.

We’re getting ahead of ourselves. Rewinding back, the show centers around Marcus Arguello, a homeless kid running from the police who believe he murdered an entire boys’ home. He then gets recruited to King’s Dominion, a school full of misfits who are on their way towards a dark future. Marcus is on the fence at first, but realizes that his current situation is worse off than this “opportunity” and gives it a show. It’s not a bed of roses once in the school either as he immediately gets off on the wrong foot with a gang. This kid can’t catch a break!

There’s a little bit of an attraction between Marcus and Lana’s character, Saya, but it’s unclear where that is headed. While Lara Jean was the sweet and lovable lead in the Netflix film, she’s just as engaging as a badass assassin as well. It’s also great to see her try her hand at another type of character instead of another one like Lara Jean. There’s a handful of characters that interact with Marcus, each with their own story which will be exciting to see play out.

The show officially premieres January 16th, but you can watch the first episode on On Demand now.

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