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Not So Slutty

The last time I visited Grand Central Market in DTLA was about 6 or 7 years ago. It wasn't quite what it has become today. The boyfriend and I decided to try out Egg Slut and so that is what sparked the long overdue visit. Egg Slut has been on my list of "must try places" for a short while now. I've heard only good things and was curious to see what all the fuss was about. I must say that I probably wouldn't wait in line again to eat there. It definitely wasn't slutty enough for me. I actually thought it was somewhat basic, over-rated and whatever. NGL, I was a bit disappointed. While we were there I stumbled across a little ice cream spot called McConnell's; they had some unique flavors and it saved the day haha. What do you guys think? Any other suggestions of places I should try? XO










Jungsters day out

Finally got to visit the Anaheim Packing District with my lovely sister yesterday! As you know, I love me some food haha.. This place has such a great selection of food and sweet treats. It's a beautiful little hipster hang out. While so many of the places enticed us, we chose to have our lunch at The Kroft. I was very satisfied with their take on American comfort food. In an effort to save room in my belly so that I could try more goodies, my sister and I shared the short rib melt, the garlic fries and a cucumber mint lemonade. It was all delicious! I stunk of garlic for the rest of the day, but it was worth it. I wanted to try a crepe from Crepe Coop as well, but sadly after my meal, I was so stuffed. We couldn't leave however without trying Popbar! The line for this place remained long the entire time we spent there. I got watermelon half dipped in white chocolate with almonds and Jess got pistachio with milk chocolate and almonds. We were overwhelmed with all the flavors. I wanted to try them all. Jess and I liked the watermelon better than the pistachio, but still both were good. Can't wait to go back and treat myself to more deliciousness... XO


Meet my adorable nephew Everett ^



 Everett wants some ice cream :) He is just the cutest!










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Guess what! I finally did it, I got myself a gym membership. I 've probably told myself that I'm signing up for a gym membership everyday for the last year. I took my first Zumba class yesterday and boy am I sore today! Power to the chicks that go to the gym on the reg. Having said that, I feel terrible about presenting to you this most delicious food photo diary. I just can't resist; You must be aware of some of the yummy goodness I've been eating lately.

Blu Jam (Melrose location) : Hands down the BEST french toast I've had in a long time! The eggs Benedict was also so delicious. The food here is a great delight! The only negative is the wait for a table, as they are always so busy!  


The Hart and the Hunter:  Wow, the food is incredible! Featured here is the kale salad and the chicken cracklings sandwich, both were excellent. This place has a super small menu but delivers. I wont be surprised if it becomes one of my regular spots. 

9021 PHO (West Hollywood location) : Usually for pho you can go to any whole in wall and you'll be satisfied with what you get. I recently tried this place out, simply because of its proximity to me and I'm glad I did. I really love the broth they use for their pho. Awesome comfort food for a reasonable price. 

Kettle Glazed : This donut place has some good donuts. The maple bacon one is the best in my opinion. The donut featured is the pistachio cronut they only feature on Tuesdays. I didn't particularly love it so I prob wouldn't return for it. Although they do have regular cronuts as well that are pretty decent. I haven't found a good cronut in LA. If you have any suggestions, let me know I'd love to try em out! XO

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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





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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