#MUSTDO! Dinner & a Show @FaithandFlower #dtla

I’ve never had Absinthe before. I’m not sure if it was the real thing but it was worth the show!

It came green in a snifter glass. A rocks glass filled with root beer and ice. One shot glass with two black straws.

He swirled the Absinthe in the snifter glass to coat the inner walls.

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Lit a match into the glass and let the fire roar!

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What happens after is a mystery. All I’m going to say is that it required both my hands, hence the no pictures.

Only thing I’ll tell you is that you use the straw, but not for the root beer.

You MUST try this!

THANK YOU STEPHANE!

 

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#DateNight @FaithandFlower #DTLA

I had to go to my CPA’s office because of an amendment tax file I had to do, so we decided to have dinner out.

We stopped by Beer Belly, but it was closed. They’re having a company dinner, which I’m so behind. Employers should totally treat out their employees.

We were scrambling to figure out where to go driving through #KTOWN when I saw Nancy’s #ig.

#FaithandFlower raw bar.

I checked with #opentable and got a reservation.

To my surprise, I saw my friend Stephane who greeted us and welcomed us to his new place.

The restaurant was exactly to my taste. Aesthetically exquisite in every detail and corner of the space.

I said hello to Nancy and her hubby Sam and sat down for a fun dinner with my Bear.

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I wanted the rose from the ‘Fizz’ category but when it arrived it was flat. The server came back with the correct drink in the coup glass.

I was contemplating on either the $19 brut rose or the $9 champagne, I left it up to Bear to decide.

I did say, I could have two glasses with the cheaper one. :P

Bear chose the brut rose for me. ;)

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My other dinner companion.

My jewels.

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Thank you Stephane for the complimentary dishes and absinthe drink!

I can’t wait to go back… I need to go back!

@ConnectDTLA @ChynnaDTLA

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!

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#humpday @LeKaRestaurant

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

 

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Friday Night Out

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.

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Dinner dates

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After our bottle, we each got a glass. I got rose, JOh got white and JL got red. We drink it all!

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My view. I had to ask for red pepper flakes of course.

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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.

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I also had to ask for paper napkins because I HATE condensation on my glass.

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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.

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Twas was a good night! :)

@Petersen_Museum #OPENHOUSE

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!

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After we went to my house to pick up his car that he needed and then had dinner at EMC.

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#PARKSISTERSxVEEV @VEEV #ABetterWayToDrink

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.

THANK YOU AGAIN, JO and G!!!

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.

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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

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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. :)

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To celebrate, well, not really anything in particular, we got a bottle of Veuve.

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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.

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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!

https://www.facebook.com/VeeV

http://instagram.com/veev

https://twitter.com/VeeV

FINALLY @LKSDdowney IS HERE!

CHECK OUT THE FOOD WWW.PIGLETVENTURES.COM

Opens 3/12/14!!!

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!

http://instagram.com/lksddowney

https://twitter.com/LKSDdowney

http://www.lockandkeybar.com/

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Back & Forth

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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.

@RaysandStarkBar #DinnerDate #LACMA

First time and I was upset because I couldn’t believe I haven’t been here yet.

I love the atmosphere!

Ray’s and Stark Bar

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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

@JoannaPark’s #Birthday #Celebration!!

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

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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

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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

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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!

@TheLaughFactory



My 31 years of life in Los Angeles and last Friday was my first visit, EVER, to the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.

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 pkguestlist@gmail.com by Friday NOON for Friday, 8pm show!

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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!

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Then we came back and passed out early, we had a long day ahead Saturday.

Thank you PK!