Hubby and I made a bet that she wouldn’t drink through the weekend!
Guess who won!?!?
What a great turnout! A huge congratulations to my hubby who gathered an awesome crowd!
Amazing artists and great music, food and drinks.
I was working so I didn’t drink but I sure did enjoy the night behind the camera.
Hubby asked me to do interviews but if I needed to do the videography, I couldn’t be in front of camera…
So I ended up being behind the camera and having the artists and sponsors do shoutouts.
I had Tyler waiting for me at home so I left before the party started. Just made sure my work was done.
Promo video coming soon!
Met some new friends last night and for once I was the token Asian in the group.
Bear’s friend from college had recently moved to LA and happened to be in DTLA last night.
They had already eaten and wanted to grab drinks so we ate while they drank.
I thought I was amongst all white people, but the girl happened to be Armenian. All the boys agreed she was white since she had blonde hair. Could have fooled me!
We all laughed and had a great time while poking fun at stereotypes. It was nice to meet new people and be able to connect instantly and not be awkward.
It was different from any other night because we were with Bear’s friend. All the time, we’re with my friends and I always felt bad.
Hopefully we can all hang out again…
Hope your #humpday was just as fun!
OH and I learned something new : click here
Bear dropped me off at Bestia for dinner with the girls… I love that his place has a mirror right in front of the elevator. Perfect #selfie opportunity. I’m wearing his flannel cause I needed a top.
After our bottle, we each got a glass. I got rose, JOh got white and JL got red. We drink it all!
My view. I had to ask for red pepper flakes of course.
The pizza had too much tomato sauce and I had to cut the part out.
For my food review and legit food porn, go to www.pigletventures.com.
I also had to ask for paper napkins because I HATE condensation on my glass.
After dinner, we all went to Chynna and met Bear there. Grabbed a few drinks, stopped by the market to get food for the house and came home and passed out.
Twas was a good night! :)
I got an email asking to RSVP to their open house few weeks back and I had to add my name plus one for the event!
Hello??!?! Cars and free booze and food? Although I didn’t get to enjoy all of it, I was able to get some good eats and take a look at their space.
I’ve been there twice before and enjoyed it every time.
I should really make it a habit to go often.
Fred Astaire’s 1927 Rolls Royce, Liberace’s Phantom and so much more!
After we went to my house to pick up his car that he needed and then had dinner at EMC.
Honestly I was excited about a #happyhour that I didn’t have to pay for but once I tasted the spirit of #VEEV, I fell in love and realized that they need better marketing!
I’m a sucker for tasteless alcohol and I’m a bigger sucker for free booze, so this event that #ParkSisters hosted was just up my alley and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
Veev and the Park Sisters hosted a cocktail making class at their headquarter in Beverly Hills.
We took Uber to the office and waited for others to arrive.
This was by far the coolest #HappyHour ever. I learned something while drinking and having fun with the people I like to spend time with. It was a very chill environment and it didn’t seem like they were pushing the product too much.
This is for sure because when I asked the ‘bartender instructor’ James Bowers what his favorite drink was, it wasn’t Veev. :P
After class, we all decided to go to EMC for dinner… the girls that took Uber hopped in the cars of the girls that drove. :)
To celebrate, well, not really anything in particular, we got a bottle of Veuve.
After EMC, we wanted to dance so Nancy (the gracious driver) drove us to Honeycut! We stopped by the market and got scratchers, because… well, just because.
It seemed like we were walking all over town aimlessly. We stumbled to G’s place in Little Tokyo and then went for pho after G fell asleep.
It was an unexpected fun night with the girls. I was happy to have tried Veev in a way that I was able to enjoy it and taste it for what it was rather than in a cocktail at a public place.
We also got a gift bag with a bottle and bracelet, THANK YOU VEEV!
Go check out VeeV and all their social media!
CHECK OUT THE FOOD WWW.PIGLETVENTURES.COM
If you’re driving by or live near by or anything else, really, you NEED to come by.
AMAZING service, drinks, lifestyle, food and ambiance.
My new go to since it’s so close to home!
I love DOWNEY!
Coolest purse hangers too!
This week has been a lot of driving. His place to mine, my place to my new place, back to his place.
Moving within a week from each other is not fun.
We needed a drink so we stopped by #Chynnadimsum and grabbed a quick bite and drink.
I also stopped by the Lab Art Studio off of La Brea and 3rd-ish to take the photo of this street art.
I’ve seen it many times driving by and never had a chance to take a photo.
The photo is still too dark for what I want but at least I got it.
It represents LA to the fullest.
First time and I was upset because I couldn’t believe I haven’t been here yet.
I love the atmosphere!
I’ve seen everyone take photos at this location with lampposts so… I had to conform!
I needed a photo here too while I was here.
As you can see I tried to pull a #jensetter’s infamous subway handrail yoga shot.
Drinks + Yoga moves = horrible shot! :P
HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TO JOANNA!!!
We celebrated by doing a 20 person brunch at KTCHN DTLA @ Gorbals.
Plenty of alcohol and good food. Too bad the cups and utensils were filthy. I drank extra to forget about the filth.
Round 1 – Brunch
We moved over to the second location for Jo’s favorite activity. DAY DRINKING! We didn’t realize how far it was so we ended up walking. It was for the best, we were able to digest our food so we can drink more.
Round 2 – Ace Hotel DTLA Rooftop Bar
After Ace Hotel, we moved over to KTOWN. We all jumped in an #UBER (no not all 20 of us) and arrived at karaoke.
We drank a bottle of#goose (Jo’s favorite) and sang our little hearts out. By this time my phone went dead so I didn’t take any photos. The ones below are from Bear’s phone.
Round 3 – Karaoke @ Palm Tree #KTOWN
Round 4 – HoneyCut DTLA (Not Pictured)
We took Uber back to DTLA to go dancing, unfortunately the dance floor was not open on Sundays.
We left annoyed.
Round 5 – Wokcano
Yes, we made it to FIVE rounds, unfortunately this is now where I wanted to do this round. I wanted to do tacos but someone screamed Wokcano and that where we went.
Tacos would have been more satisfying.
All in all it was an AMAZING day filled with fun, friends and everything above!
I LOVE YOU JOANNA!!!! HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TO YOU DARLING!
My fiance, who has been here numerous times has only lived in LA for 4 years… but then, when you first move to LA, you can’t help but do tourist stuff. :P
Thanks to PK, we got on the guestlist and enjoyed the early show.
The lineup included:
Raj Sharma (CBS, Next Generation of Evil Tour, HBO)
PK (Kollaboration, LID)
Ahmed Ahmed (Sullivan and Son, TBS, Next Generation of Evil Tour)
John Henson (ABC Host of Wipeout)
If you ever want to visit, this is all you have to do:
Send Full names to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday NOON for Friday, 8pm show!
Of course the white bathroom called for a #selfie!
I had so much fun at the show, enough to want to go back every Friday when I don’t have Tyler.
After we walked across the street to my favorite ‘American’ Mexican establishment Taco Love and pigged out and had a Michelada!
Then we came back and passed out early, we had a long day ahead Saturday.
Thank you PK!
Haven’t been #doingjim since September.
Luckily I’ve stayed thin.
Bear started a new job so now the plan is to go together… On the days I don’t have class that is.
I’m still trying to convince him to go in the am before work.
It felt great to be back. Couldn’t do my usual 1 hour stairmaster but I say 45 minutes is enough for the first day back!
I actually made a bet with Bear in the beginning of the year.
I bet him that I would go to the gym 280 days out of this year starting 1/6/14, ending 1/6/15.
Yesterday was my first day back.
I’m running out of days! 😩
We had dinner after at #Chynnadimsum…
I was sure I was going to be over 105 this am since I had a drink and had a full dinner. But nope! I was only 104 and it’s because I worked out!
The benefits of #doingjim, I can eat dinner and still weigh under 105 the next am!
A great turnout for the first event of #RESPECTDTLA!
We learned a lot this night on what not to do and what to do for the next event.
A great way to showcase artists, raffle off prizes and sponsored goods, sell artwork and see some life art being done as well.
I’m sorry if you missed it, but please stay tuned to get updated on all future events!
A HUGE shout out to Jason Lee Arts, BravOH, Grungy, Jeff, Adorn by Terry, Mike Ho, KillJoy, NinjaSox, Steady Garage, Timeless Clothing Brand, VAPE Supply Co., Antonio, DumbFounded, Terry KRNFX and last but not least… my hubby/bff Janice!
Sorry if I missed anyone!