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Rachel Rates It

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm all over the map when it comes to my music likes. I like everything really. Although lately, I have been so caught up in the EDM scene that it's been nice to step away and enjoy something else. This past year I went to a James Blake concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, as well as a Kanye West concert at Staples Center. Both concerts were amazing! James Blake's voice was so angelic and enjoyable. He is flawless live. Kanye was really incredible! His entire set was so visually beautiful and artistic. I never really was that interested in his music, but it was really brought to life for me at his concert. Lets not forget about Coachella, of which I can't wait for this year's festival! Music plays an important influence in peoples lives and at last nights Grammys that was celebrated. BUT OH THE FASHION, the beautiful fashion... My favorite 2014 Grammy looks were:
TAYLOR SWIFT- She was my #1 pic! Her dress was impeccable! It was perfectly tailored and although a simple classic cut it was edgy and eye catching.
RITA ORA- I felt she really pulled off this dress as a red carpet look. It was not an evening gown, but still dressed for the occasion. The gold iridescent material was stunning on her.
I'm not surprised that both the looks I chose were radiating. I love me some sparkle!
What were some of your favorite looks? XO





Rachel Rates It


This week I'm rating Gingergrass, a charming little restaurant located in Glendale/Silverlake.
My boyfriend first took me there and this is how I discovered the trendy little spot.  
Only having gone a handful of times now, I feel that I am capable of giving you some insight about the place. It has a minamilast decor, which I enjoy. Because I'm always cold, I always sit inside, but they do have a lovely outdoor sidewalk terrace as well. The daily specials are written on a large chalkboard hung above the cashier/ kitchen area. It's a cozy little spot.. you almost feel like you've stumbled upon a secret treasure. 
As for the food, it's more fusion vietnamese rather than traditional vietnamese. I personally enjoyed the Pho, the Wok tossed noodles and Wok tossed lemongrass chicken. I also tried the grilled shrimp skewers and although they were tasty, the portion size was very small. The seasonal grilled vegetable rolls were interesting, but I wouldn't order it again. This last time I went I tried a daily special, the molasses brussel sprouts, and I did not like them. They were undercooked and the molasses brought out the bitterness of the vegetable. One thing I absolutely love there are the shrimp chips! They are a perfect starter and are made perfectly. The crunchy little chip reminds me of my childhood and this is perhaps why I enjoy them so much :P
The service is good, the food is quick, tastes great and the environment is clean and comfortable.
Overall, I give the place a thumbs up. Check it out and let me know what you thought and what you enjoyed so perhaps the next time I may try your suggestions! XO