Sunday, February 28, 2010

FOUND: Napa-tizing Day!

A vacation 2-for-1. San Fran & Napa!

Gabor, Marissa & I are off to Napa for the day... picked up Cowgirl Creamery Cheese (Humbolt Fog & Mt. Tam), a baguette, and a selection of salami from Boccalone... for mid-day snacking.

Returning back to LA tonight.... though my ticket time is adjustable... so always have the flexibility of staying another night. No job to go back to. Oh the freedom!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

FOUND: Boccalone has lots of bologna

BOCCALONE SALUMERIA was also featured on the Food Network show I produced.... scored some tasty salted pork parts....

My Fav: Fennel & Orange Salumi

It pays your stomach to work on food related shows.

FOUND: Bi-rite was RIGHT!

Had one required visit during this trip up to SF.

It was absolutely essential that I eat an ice-cream from Bi-Rite Creamery.

Figured I would get to play my "producer card"... where I remind the owner that I produced a show on the Food Network where we featured their "Sam's Sundae" with hopes of a larger than usual scoop.

We got to the ice-cream shop to find it closed.

My Plot was foiled.
A note was posted outside directing us across the street to go to the Market where we could purchase some there.

I got my larger than usual scoop.... courtesy of myself.... a pint. Cookies and Cream. BAM!

FOUND: Dustin Curtis

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! Best answer! I need to meet this Dustin character who only eats cheese. Oh wait, I met him last night... next time less tequila and more conversation.

Till next time.... I will meet you at the same bar next time with bells on...

Scratch that, you are scared of bells.

FOUND: The people

So. I am pretty new to this thing called the Interweb!

And I am currently tangled up with excitement as my friend Gabor has graciously Tweet'ed me out using What a fancy little gadget it is....

I, of course, am nursing a hangover from last night's RE:party and already thinking of how would be an awesome drinking game.

Where you take a shot of beer for every click you get...

Welcome my new friends!

I raise my morning shot glass to you!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

FOUND: reFun in SF

Friends, I am off to San Francisco tomorrow.... to CELEBRATE the sale of my friend's company,reMail to GOOGLE.


Like the GOOGLE we all know & love.

Let's just say I apparently know some of the big guns in SF and that big gun is throwing a big party and has offered to get me up there to attend in style!

Tonight feels like Christmas, where Santa is coming... and I just can't wait to get up. From the top notch flight (courtesy of GC) , good peeps, SF shopping, free booze.... life just doesn't get much better than this. Makes a girl forget about her unemployment! Until she comes back to LA!

If you have any fun SF advice for places to go to shop, eat, observe... feel free to send them my way!

FOUND: La Descarga

Right now I am primping and prepping for a night on the town with some of my HP peeps! The LBD is being christened and I have double checked our confirmation email for our reservation. All is aligned.

The place is called LA DESCARGA... and appropriately named in spanish, "the Download"... I will be sure to give it to you when I get home tonight.

Or probably tomorrow, seeing as though it is a Rum Bar, it is best that I avoid drunk posts... I have managed thus far which has impressed myself.

Off to a hidden, cuban rum bar in koreatown... yip yip!

FOUND: Octopus

So, I admit... I was trolling C-list, as most underemployed people do to pass the hours.

I stumbled upon this. An Octopus, $40

* I love their conversation too...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FOUND: Delete


Saw these in a store...

very very creative!

"WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES" is the tag line for the product.

*See mom, my "brains blowing up" in 3rd grade was just a mistake... that's all.

LOST: Laguiole Cheese Knives

Lost my favorite french cheese knives... and considering how often they are used ...
this is definitely going to affect my day-to-day cheese consumption lifestyle.

It would be like me trying to get by without a hair brush.

Scratch that, I don't use a brush, who am I kidding. I guess a better analogy would be like me adjusting to ikea wine glasses instead of using my Riedels.

Things are gonna be a little off until I get a replacement set.

FOUND: Slow Food Plate

SLWFOOD - plate spotted on 3rd St.

V. Cool. V. nice message

Wanted to share it with you!

If you want to learn more about SLOW FOOD- click here !

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


So what do I do when I am under-employed and should be spending time job-hunting?

Apparently spend $!

Just found the perfect Little Black Dress!

Thanks Hilary Rush for convincing me I NEED another dress.

FOUND: (potty-shy people don't click)

Facts about Poop. (sorry, it's potty humor)

My friend Abigail sent me a link, to include into an email I was going to sent to a gentleman caller, she felt it would be a nice comedic touch.

Needless to say, I didn't include it, but posted it here instead. For your enjoyment purposes.

*sorry, if this disgusts you... Don't click here.

** Oh and photo taken was from my trip to Japan, for realz!

FOUND: Mini Burger Buns (TJ's)

While crashing a friend's book group - (appropriately named "Tequila Mockingbird")

I met a guy who was explaining his recipe for mini-burgers, using Trader Joe's mini hamburger buns.

I am already brainstorming a "hamburger-off" event where everyone has to bring their mini signature hamburger for voting purposes.

Winner gets a bottle of my handmade Ketchup & Mustard.

FOUND: Jack-o-lantern Jones

Ok, I promise... no more dog posts. But before I officially declare that, I just wanted to introduce you to my friend, Meg's dog.

This is Jack-o-lantern Jones.

Ok, no more dog posts.

Monday, February 22, 2010

FOUND: National Margarita Day

So word on the street is that it is National Margarita day.

It is a good think that I already was planning on a Jacuzzi & Boozi sesh with my friends Margarita & Ali with our Margarita's in tow.

I gotta feeling.....

Tonight's gonna be a good, good, Monday!


FOUND: Dodgeball Sub

Looks like I am a sub tonight for my friend's dodgeball team!


No joke, this league is serious.... like really really serious. So serious that I am actually kinda nervous.

Depending on how it goes, I might just line up my group of friends to start up a team for next season.

FOUND: ALOUD-downtown Library

If you haven't gotten downtown to the library and attended ALOUD, you should make it a priority! (bonus: most programs/events are free)
I was hoping I could slip into the below lecture this wednesday, however it's full. I saw Joseph Stiglitz speak last time he was at ALOUD, he isn't to be missed.
*in the future, I will post on the blog some open events*

FOUND: Greg Mortenson

After Finishing my book-group selection this month; THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson

One of the Book Groupers mentioned an event that a friend of hers is hosting in LA next month where Greg Mortenson is coming to speak!

Best selling author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson has been hailed as a man of action, a man of courage, a man of peace. His dogged determination to build schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghansitan was chronicled in the best-seller "Three Cups of Tea".

Join us for an inspirational "Evening with Greg Mortenson" on April 8 at the Grammy Museum/L.A. Live from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

The event benefits MOSTE, a nonprofit mentoring organization committed to helping underserved girls in Los Angeles fulfill their dream of going to college. Like Greg, MOSTE understands that change comes slowly-often one girl at a time.


FOUND: Unemployment - day 1

Today is Day 1 of Unemployment.

Though in reality I am employing myself to get my errands done.... so technically I am still working.

Expect more posts than usual in the next coming days. I have just discovered a 90's radio station that comes with my cable TV service and I have been in heaven.

The last 10 songs I just heard included:

1- The Cranberries - linger
2- Hold On by Wilson Phillips
3-I'm gonna be (500 miles) - The proclaimers
4-To Be with you - Mr Big
5- Missing - Everything but the girl
6- Lovefool - Cardigans
7-PM Dawn - Set adrift on Memory Bliss *someone should remix this song...
8-It Must Have Been Love by Roxette
9-Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
10-We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel


cleaning my apartment just got really entertaining!

Friday, February 19, 2010

FOUND: East-Side of LA


FOUND: Gift for Katie, the Rhino lover

Found this today on Etsy. , $14

Thought it would be perfect for my sister who was surprised by a Rhino in the African Savannah* as she was quietly popping a squat while camping!

She can put it in the bathroom and be reminded of her pants-down-sprint every time she goes to the loo.

*did you know savannah can be spelled with and w/out a "h".?

FOUND: Iphone Cover

Very crafty, for the old skool Nintendo lover in you. $14

When you look at the controller does it immediately remind you of a specific game?

-I think of Zelda* -

*and I think of how we used to blow into the machine and the game itself when it wouldn't work properly.

FOUND: Shatto

Decided to knock off one of the items on the list of Top places/things to do in LA (see in below post) :

SHATTO here I come!

The alley is aptly named after my bowling skills!
Funny that.

*It's gonna rain this weekend, so if you want to join me for this indoor activity, give me a jingle!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

FOUND: Mexican coca-cola

I don't drink soda... for many reasons.

I do drink soda... when I am sick... and when it is Mexican coca cola (w/ real sugar!)

Shhh... don't tell my mom.

I grew up in a house where Frutopia & Snapple were the only "sugary beverages" we were allowed on a weekly basis and Hansen's was a treat only for special occasions.

FOUND: 405 Parking Lot?

Schwarzenegger proposes adding a second level to the 405.

I propose he is an idiot.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FOUND: Dirty Hipster Manifesto - courtesy of Erin

Erin brought this manifesto to my attention. Fascinating.

FOUND: LA activity to-do list

I was brainstorming and filling my calendar with as much as I can, aware that my wrap date looms, and boredom is not an option.

I stumbled upon this list in my google docs and thought I will try to finish checking off/starring as many as I can while I have the time.

Top 100 things one has to do when they live in LA by
Caroline on Crack.

1) Cocktail punch at the Radio Room in the Edison

*2) Chili dog from Pink’s

*3) Rattlesnake and rabbit with jalapeno at Wurstkuche

*4) Korean short ribs taco from Kogi BBQ taco truck

5) Great Los Angeles Walk

6) Ajo Garlic Ramen at Ramenya

7) Sour Kraut Cocktail from Copa d’Oro

*8) Red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles

*9) Singing Elvis at Palms Thai

*10) Churro from churro cart at Disneyland

11) Junk food dessert platter at Simon LA

*12) Dessert tasting menu at Providence

13) Classic martini at Musso & Frank Grill

14) Roasted bone marrow at Church & State

15) Pedal boat at Echo Park Lake

16) Bowling and $4 cocktails at Shatto 39 Lanes

17) Kobe-style beef at Park’s BBQ

18) Mulholland Drive from 405 to 101

19) Medicina Latina at Malo

*20) Father’s Office burger

21) Maple bacon doughnut at Nickel Diner

*22) Mashti Malones lavender ice cream

23) Red Line Metro barhop

*24) Live music at Spaceland

*25) Magic Mojito at Bar Centro at the Bazaar by Jose Andres

26) Wine tour through San Antonio Winery

*27) Sample everything at Scoops ice cream

*28) Bike from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach and back

*29) Mochi from Mikawaya Little Tokyo

30) Broiled San Francisco stuffed French toast at Starling Diner

31) Mojito sampler jelly shots at Bar Nineteen12

32) High Tea at Royal/T

33) Pimp your own burger at the Counter in Santa Monica

*34) Carne asada burrito from Tacos Tumbras A Tomas at Grand Central Market

*35) Diddy Riese Chocolate Chip Cookies

*36) Ride the mechanical bull at Saddle Ranch and have a premium SR AMF

37) Greyhound Proper at Hungry Cat

38) Blue cheese fries at Pete’s Cafe and Bar

39) L.A. Conservancy’s Historic Core walking tour

*40) 21+ screenings at the ArcLight

41) Secret beef feast at Totoraku

*42) Moonlight Rollerway

43) Bartender’s Choice at Comme Ca

*44) Tomato, mozzarella, sausage, salami, bacon & guanciale pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

*45) Ride the Pacific Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier

46) Late-night Danger dogs

*47) Bet on a horse at Santa Anita racetrack

48) Loco Moco (foie gras loco moco, quail egg, spam, hamburger) at Animal

49) Blood & Sand cocktail at Tiki Ti

*50) Tea and a stroll through Huntington Gardens

*51) Drive Sunset Boulevard from Echo Park to PCH in a convertible

*52) Double chocolate croissant pudding with Jack Daniels sauce at Milk

53) Hike from Fern Dell Drive to Mt. Hollywood, stopping at Griffith Observatory

54) Meatball sandwich from Bay Cities Deli

55) Scorpion cocktail at Hop Louie

56) Magic Castle

*57) Scoe’s No. 2 at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

58) L.A. Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats

*59) Philippe’s French Dip with hot mustard

*60) Dim sum at Empress Pavilion in Chinatown

*61) Remember the Maine at the Varnish

62) Omakase dinner at Urasawa

*63) LA Phil concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

*64) Pool party at Standard Rooftop Bar

*65) Quarter chicken with side of garlic sauce at Zankou Chicken

*66) Goddess spa treatment at Olympic Spa

67) Vodbox at Nic’s Martini Lounge

68) Turkey dinner at Clifton’s Cafeteria, don’t forget the green jello

*69) Los Angeles Marathon

*70) Marty & Elayne at Dresden Room

71) Coleslaw and sourdough toast at Original Pantry

72) Real Black Dahlia Tour by Esotouric

*73) Ninotchka at Bar Lubitsch

*74) Stay in a bungalow at Chateau Marmont

75) Auntie Em’s Market dinner

76) Sunday wine tastings at Silverlake Wine

*77) Grilled cheese night at Campanile

*78) Power lunch at the Polo Lounge

*79) Cadillac Margarita at El Cholo

*80) Courtside at a Lakers game

81) Angel City Derby Girls Tournament

*82) Box seats at Hollywood Bowl summer concert

*83) Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium

84) Ride the Good Year blimp

*85) Sip mojitos poolside at the Hotel Roosevelt’s Tropicana Bar

*86) Ringside at Lucha VaVoom

*87) Summer movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

88) History Walk from Mission San Gabriel to Olvera Street

89) Taro ice cream at Fosselman’s

90) Galco’s Soda Pop Shop

91) Apricot & Honey 75 at the Penthouse during sunset

92) Angel City Drive-In

93) Downtown Art Walk

94) Bonfire at Dockweiler Beach

*95) Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s

*96) Karaoke at Brass Monkey

97) Yee-Mee-Lu “blue drink” at Good Luck Bar

*98) Sunset dinner and horseback riding with Sunset Ranch

99) American Food & Wine Festival

100) Hike to the top of Sandstone Peak and sign the register


You know, from a NATIVE angeleno stand-point. (Zing)

FOUND: Burn-free toastin'


You can actually see if you are burning your toast.

No excuses.

No more burnt toast.


Well, That's if you chose to spend £160
on the Magimix Vision Toaster

*it is magical though.

FOUND: Anemone Table

Thought this could look cool as a coffee table. Just pop on a glass top and you got yourself a funky anemone table. $140

Maybe I should go into set-dressing for reality shows? with under-water themes?

FOUND: The Peak

LA residents: Do you like the Hollywood Sign?

I have donated.

The Campaign to Save Cahuenga Peak is an effort by The Trust for Public Land and its partners to protect as public open space 138 acres behind and to the left of the Hollywood Sign. We have until April 14, 2010 to raise $12.5 million, and although donations are coming in, we have a long way to go in a very short time.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FOUND: Bachelor's Ball Photos- 2010

Another fabulous night of costumed fun at the Bachelor's Ball thanks to Pete Filsinger.
This year's theme: Dia De Los Muertos.

The Highlights:
* Fabulous group of costumed animals with animated personalities
*Shots of Patron with my furried friends
* White chocolate skull dessert filled with chocolate mousse
* A rockin' live band playing non-stop 10pm to 4am- jams like Jesse's Girl to Katy Perry.
*A 3am dip in the heated pool
*Mai Tai morning at Trader Vics at the pool with the gang


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