Monday, November 30, 2009

21st birthday at the slanted door

    the slanted door

    champagne

    For my birthday BF took me to Charles Phan's restaurant, The Slanted Door, in the Ferry Building. I'd always wanted to go there since I first moved to the Bay but never had anyone to go with until now. I love cheap Vietnamese street food as much as any other person who grew up eating it but our meal last night satisfied me just as much in a different way.

    slanted door spring rolls

    grilled ribeye steak

    Obviously I'm still very new to this DSLR thing and I cared more about gorging myself with delicious food than getting the perfect photos of the food. So here are the two most semi decent ones I could find of the Slanted Door spring rolls and grilled ribeye steak with garlic soy sauce and fingerling potatoes. In addition to the spring rolls (which were spectacular, I must say) we started with their chilled wild louisiana gulf shrimp which I was too excited about to get a picture of. Have I ever told you guys about my obsession with shrimp? Probably. These were on a whole other level, however. BF doesn't even like shrimp and he enjoyed the dish! Also not pictured is the chicken claypot with caramel sauce. Out of the two entrees my favorite was the grilled ribeye steak. It reminded me so much of the grilled beef in the Vietnamese rice dishes that I grew up eating... except a million times better. I think that's what I liked best about last night's dinner: the forerunning of familiar smells and tastes coupled with an extraordinary attention to enhancing them without overpowering their original essence.

    cutie

    haggard looking

    And well, here we are with our cocktails. It's my 21st birthday, remember? I can't remember what my drink was called (our waiter reccommended it to us) but BF got a whiskey smash. I definitely preferred that to ordering a bottle of wine and letting him be the one to invariably drink most of it since I'm so much of a lightweight.

    finished

    view of the bay

    And finally, this is what we got to look at all night, other than each other of course. What a perfect way to end a perfect night. I'm glad BF has already realized that the way into my heart is through my stomach. This also marks eight whole months of us dating... has it really only been that long? Ahh well, cheers! As an added bonus, here's what I ended up wearing:

    birthday outfit
    vena cava dress, h&m wedges, bottega veneta clutch

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Live and Die in LA

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    (Urban Outfitters Dress, Jeffrey Campbell Alexa Wedges)

    Did you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving?
    Mine was the usual: KFC with the family since we don't like turkey and that's our lame tradition....
    I've always envied those with a big happy family like my boyfriend's.
    I come from a somewhat of a broken home although both of my parents are super loving and probably are the best parents who are also extremely stylish. lol
    To be honest, I hate Thanksgiving. I hate any special holidays where you spend eating delicious food with your family because my sister and I only had each other when we were growing up and it was so boring. Nothing to do, no big meal to eat. Although we always had awesome friends who gave us leftovers. This year being Carol(thank you. We love you Carol. Your mom's the best cook!) Normally it's Sam aka Ham Shin who gives us his leftovers that he got from church..

    My dad's brother passed away. Now our small family is even smaller. I went to a funeral for the first time and saw a dead person for the first time too. It was weird and sad. The fact that they're were only six of us was the saddest part. RIP 큰삼촌..
    I don't mean to write such a depressing entry but for those haters out there, and who think I'm a spoiled rich girl, now you know, I don't have it all.

    On a brighter note, I watched Ninja Assasin, and omg, it was such a good fight movie. I watched it with my sister and 5 of my highschool homies including Ham Shin, and all the guys hated the movie but my sister and I loved it. I think they're just jealous. They have to be. Rain is so hot in this movie. I think I want to be a ninja. I do qualify since I'm part Japanese. hehe

    Aimeeways you guys, have a great week & a happy and warm December!
    Love,
    Aimee

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Look of the Day.66: Wendy lives in the clouds



    jumper-La Casita de Wendy
    leather trousers-Frank Tell

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    Today I'm wearing one of my favorite jumpers,as you probably know by now,
    I have an obsession with oversize knitted jumpers.So when Ines,Ivan and Brianda ,
    designers of La Casita de Wendy gave methis beautiful jumper from 
    their a/w 2009-2010 collection back in July I've been waiting to pair it with my
     Frank Tell leather trousers for ages,but it wasn't warm enough for it till today!
    I also found out that has now 30% off online!

    Llevaba meses esperando a poder combinar este precioso jersey de La Casita
    de Wendy con mis pantalones de cuero de Frank Tell. Desde que Brianda,Ivan e Ines
    me hicieron llegar esta preciosidad con print de nubes no he parado de ponermelo,
    aunque con este clima loco no he podido hacerlo como queria hasta hoy!
    Aparte los que me leeis a menudo sabeis de sobra lo mucho que me gustan los jerseis 
    oversize y lo bueno es que este tambien lo puedes combinar como vestido.
    Y me acabo de enterar que este jersey tiene el 30% de descuento a traves del blog
    de la Casita de Wendy .Si os gusta, ni lo dudeis.


     

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vilain garçon !

    Simone de Beauvoir par Art Shay, 1952.

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Look of the Day.65: sunny shadows




    jumper-Paul Smith
    jeans-top shop
    socks- Accessorize
    shoes-Church's
    scarf-All Saints

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Friday, November 27, 2009

"I'm fancy-free. I'm free for anything fancy."

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    "No ties to my affections.
    I'm fancy-free.
    I'm free for anything fancy.
    No dates that can't be broken
    No words that can't be spoken.
    Especially when I am feeling romance-y.
    ....Like an unwritten melody,
    I'm free, that's me."

    Top Hat (1935) Lyrics: Irving Berlin





    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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