All my KC gear def. helped the Royals win the world series. You’re welcome!
Something about being away from Los Angeles makes me enjoy my weekend much more. Being home feels like home and I get lazy. Being away makes me feel more productive.
The photos are all over the place but that’s the jist of our trip.
We had brunch on Saturday, then napped. Kaskade at night and went to sleep.
We had Shake Shack when we woke up, then caviar at the Plaza Food Hall, then Quality Meats for some maritinis, St. Regis hotel for more drinks, and ended up at Sapphire. :P
Yes, the strip club. It was a club night, so people were clubbing, but just at a strip club. I ran into my colleague and his gf, which was super cool. We hung out all night and rolled onto the air mattress around 4:30am.
Last year we attended the pre-SEMA Scion event and it was only proper to attend it again this year. Also, I can’t seem to stay away from open bar situations.
The night ended up a mess and I drank a bit too much. Maybe open bars are not such a great idea.
Either way, the event was fun, as always, way more guys and girls. Always good to see faces I don’t get to see often unless I’m at a car event. :)
For JL’s birthday, we decided to go to Hamburger Mary’s for a drag show. At first it wasn’t fun at all, then we got drunk and they played awesome music and we had a blast. Although the drinks were ridiculously priced.
Will I be back? Possibly, but not on a Margarita Mary night. I wasn’t feeling the Latina flavor. Fun but not as entertaining.
After the drag show we rolled over to The Abbey, big mistake, we didn’t have fun there either. Too many disgusting sweaty boys and the stench was unbearable.
Our dinner prior to all of this was of course, JL’s favorite place, Ondal 2.
My dear friend JL came to LA for her birthday and we celebrated as soon as she landed. We met in Hermosa Beach at Dia de Campo (one of my favorite restaurants EVER)!
I waited at the bar while she picked up her rental and was on my second glass when she arrived. We had a delicious meal and continued through the weekend.
Had a belated birthday dinner with the friend and Bear. We waited at the bar of Claim Jumpers while we waited for Din Tai Fung. It’s ridiculous how long people are willing to wait to dine here. I’m on of them.
It was nice to be back at SCP, it gave us a chance to drop into Hermes to take a look at the Jumbo bracelet for Bear’s birthday. Nothing fancy or expensive but he wanted a bracelet and I wanted it to be classy. :)
We then walked around but most stores were closing. We may have to make this our ritual. Dinner at DTF when we drop Tyler off on Sundays. :)
My Mondays are my Sundays. I brunch with lots of alcohol and end up passing out and being hungover on the same day. Well, not every Monday, but often times.
This time we had a bunch of us that we kept calling over. We met Randy at 1pm at the new Seoul Sausage in DTLA and didn’t leave until 5pm. We kept eating and drinking and drinking and eating. If you haven’t been, please be sure to check it out because the food is same but different and better than W. LA. :P
The best part about this place? It’s empty on a Monday and the bar is FULL!
Thanks Yong for my shirt! Now I can cover your shift any time!
Another amazing restaurant in Hermosa. Dia De Campo. I need to go back.
It seems like a weekly ritual, one bottle of Brut and yummy food. I should have been #doingJim but I got lazy and Terry needed to carb load for her triathlon.
I had an amazing dinner with an outstanding friend… Things started off light, then got real deep and even very emotional. I guess this is what happens after I turn 30.
33 isn’t a bad age. My favorite number is 6 so I’m happy about my age. I’m just not happy about getting emotional when I drink. :P
Dinner was at Abigaile Restaurant (first-timer) and it was so delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of service and food.
The trick is to drink glasses of rose before heading out and ordering a bottle of champagne at the establishment. :)
I bowed down to James for his birthday celebration at New York Manhattan Hotel in Koreatown in NYC since JL planned such a festive party!
The only thing I really wanted for my birthday was Shake Shack and to spend time with my gfs. JL knowing that she would not be able to provide me with Shake Shack due to our packed schedules, she had her bf’s friend bring it to the rooftop party for us! Thank you!!!
We hung out at the rooftop of NYMA hotel most of the day, drinking and laughing and making new friends. Seeing James and his friends made me think about the friends that I surround myself with. I wish I had a (large) group of friends that I could invite to one location and all hang out together but usually my friends all hang out separately. I have a few groups of friends but never in one location. One year, I will have them all and we will all have fun!
It was my golden birthday this year since I was turning 33. Yes, I know 33 is not a birth date but 6 is and the sum of 33 is 6. I was too young to know about golden birthdays so I figured this would be the perfect year!
Though my husband wasn’t with me, I made sure to facetime him and he also sent me a video message. :)
My birthday was under par but my visit was very delightful! I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
JL got her bf a custom cake and it was so fitting! Apparently his nickname is the character of the cake! :P
A trip to NY isn’t completed without a visit to The Circle NYC club in Koreatown.
I know, it’s so retarded that I still go k-clubbing but how can I not? I am KOREAN! :P
We celebrated the night with JL and her bf and his friends. I almost hate NY in the summer because it’s so goddamn hot and thank GOD I had my hanky cause I needed to wipe my face, constantly. I don’t know how other girls do it with all the makeup on their face… I die!