Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nice Day

It was a rare and wonderful day in San Francisco today. I woke up early and decided to head down to Java Beach and have some awesome coffee with my beloved. Richard had a brilliant idea to drink at the beach.

Had the infamous buttered bagel with jam. A bit too much jam and it was all over the place, we had sticky hands and it was no fun.
 Crack. A.k.a. Java Beach coffee.

 We then got our haircut on Irving and got some little snacks since we didn't really have breakfast.

I had an apple juice. It's been WAY too long since I had this delicious nectar.
 We got some Shrimp and Chives Dumplings and Shrimp cakes..
 Hot dog buns....and some other goodies that weren't pictured.
 Then we walked around a trail in Golden Gate Park.
 Very serene and wonderful.
This little duck was diving in and out of the water and we watched it swim away. Ducks are super fast in water!
We also went to the dog beach and just relaxed! Made sure the poopies were pooped out.

How is your weekend going so far lovelies?

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Date Night

I guess Fridays are date nights for Richard and me. We've been meeting every Friday to catch a late lunch/early dinner and then just spend quality time together.

He's also my photographer hehe.

We found a lovely spot in Foster City next to a body of water and lots of houses. It's a nice little community.

blazer; AQUA, dress; FOREVER21, shoes; JIMMY CHOO, watch; MARC BY MARC JACOBS, sunglasses; GUCCI

 Funny story: That old woman there kept peering over the edge. Richard and I wanted to check out the gazebo and the old woman wanted us to help her take a plastic bag out of the water. She kept using thin little twigs to take it out but couldn't do it. Richard took her sticks and took it out for her. Supposedly, it was floating for about 2-3 days and she didn't want it to choke the sea animals. Yup, that's the bay area for ya!

 It was breezy but in a nice way because the air was still warm. It made for great pictures!
I got those Jimmy Choos a few years back for 50% off, which is rare for a size 5 like me, and I wore it a few times. I tried selling it on ebay with no success but I'm glad I didn't because I love them now!

Lunch was at Boudin's Bakery! One of my favorite bakeries!

We had a cookie as an appetizer. T'was a great amuse bouche.
 I had the turkey avocado on croissant with a side green salad.
 Richard had the turkey cranberry with a pasta salad.
The pasta salad was good before when it had artichokes and other junk. Now it's just bleh.

Now I need to hit the hay because I am sooo tired!

Goodnight loves!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dinner and Dessert

I have been applying to plenty of jobs this week. My job-search has been on halt since I got a temporary job working about 12-20 hours a week at a bra boutique. However, the money isn't cutting it and I'm not guaranteed a permanent position so my search has continued! It must be better in April since I have two interviews tomorrow! I prefer one job over the other one but decided that I should go to both interviews.

I am also hoping to hear back from a couple of positions soon.

Cross your fingers for me loves!

Look at this hilarious picture that Richard took of me:
I think I was too giddy to eat my favorite salad EVA! I look kinda dead without lipstick.

Richard and I met up for a late lunch/early dinner at Nordstrom.

We shared a Mango Ceylon tea. I have no idea what Ceylon is and I am skeptical of the nutrition stats. It claims that there aren't any calories but it's made with different fruits and herbs. I thought fruits and herbs had some calories? Does it magically disappear once it's in tea? Anyone please enlighten me.
 Nicoise salad with Salmon. Best. Salad. Ever. If I could eat this everyday, I would.
 Richard got the Cilantro-Lime Chicken Salad. It's usually with shrimp but this Nordies didn't have shrimp.
We also had an unpictured plate of bread and butter. It was stale and only had ends. Some Nordstroms are fancier than others like the one in downtown.

I know Nordstrom is a fancy department store but Richard and I LOVE Nordstrom bistro cafes. I think we had Valentine's Day lunch at the one downtown. The one downtown has fancy drinks, pomme frites with kalamata aioli and gourmet dishes like Shrimp and Asaparagus Risotto and Braised Short Ribs and the view of the city.

I'll have to say it's one of my favorite restaurants EVA.

For dessert we had La Baguette. It's a bit expensive but it's everything that I love. They have those skinny baguette sandwiches and Cafe Au Laits. I die.
We shared a Raspberry Creme Brulee but there was nothing Brulee about it. However, there was a small nugget of custard in the middle. Copenhagen has the best Raspberry mousse in my opinion.
 I had to get a cinnamon twist.
 Then had a petite Cafe Au Lait which was delicious and went with all my pastries and dessert.
I realized a little bit of sweet at the end of my meal is satiating. Sometimes I would feel hungry after a meal and decide to eat seconds but lately I would eat a mini Snickers after and I wouldn't crave anything after.

I think I'll try eating fruit right after dinner.

Have you girlies eaten at Nordstrom's before?

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10 Things

First off, Richard was really touched and wanted to thank all you guys for wishing him a happy birthday! He went to the sushi buffet with his family and ate his heart out and went to sleep around 9pm. He's such a little kid sometimes.

Second, Emily over at The EmmiFace tagged me!

10 Things I Love
1) State who gave you this award in your post
2) State 10 things that you love
3) Give this award to 10 other bloggers, listing them at the end of the post, 
and notify them with a lovely comment

1. Chipotle
There are no words to describe how I feel for my favorite food place. My mouth waters just thinking about carne asada with guacamole (Chipotle guacamole is crack!) and different salsas. It's a surprise I haven't had it in awhile!

2. French Macaroons
Just Red Raspberry please! I don't know how the French do it but they managed to make a dessert super cute and super delicious. I always get a dozen on my birthday!

3. Udon
I love udon. I grew up eating it and I always have to get it when I eat at a Japanese restaurant. I make it a life mission to find THE best udon in the bay area. The #1 so far is at Tsuru in Japantown, not only do you get tempura with it but it's only $8!

4. Bread
I also love bread. I can eat a whole French baguette by myself and sometimes in one sitting. Just something about the fluffy white center and the crusty outer layer that gets to me. I usually eat it plain or with cold butter. I don't like hoity toity breads that have fillings or garlic bread. Bread doesn't need all that crap on there to make it good, it's great on its own.

5. Coffee
I start every morning with a cup of joe. I don't add sugar just milk please, cream on a special occasion.

6. Moleskines
I love Moleskines. I have a ton in every size and color. I love to write and doodle so it's perfect! Also, it is the official notebook of Ernest Hemingway and that man is a genius.

7. Richard
This man is the love of my life. We are high school sweethearts and started dating when I was 16. We were broken up for a year and it was one of the worst times in my life. He is not only my lover but my best friend! I tell him EVERYTHING.

8. My Doggies
They are my little teddy bears! They are always excited to see me everytime I come home, they give me lots of attention and lots of love. They're also very adorable and soft.

9. Friends
Please excuse my face since this was 5 years ago. This is my bestie, Jena, whom I have wonderful food adventures with. She's one of the few people that doesn't mind taking pictures with. Anywho the #9 spot is meant for friends not just Jena!

10. Olivia Palermo

This girl can do no wrong! Well, fashion-wise. I love how effortlessly she puts her clothes together and how fabulous she looks everyday! Definitely my favorite fashion icon.

Well there you go, my 10 things I love in no particular order. I recycled pictures because I got lazy =P

Have a great Tuesday loves!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Little is More

I went to BJ's with Richard last night in celebration of his birthday today! Yay! I told him to run to the bathroom real quick so I can tell the waitress so we can get a free pizookie but, Richard didn't want any attention. He's too modest sometimes.

I haven't gone to BJ's in about two years and their whole menu has changed. They came up with something called "Small Bites" and it was $2.95 per dish and it honestly is a good idea because we can have a taste of everything and keep it under budget!

Richard and I had the fried artichokes with garlic aioli (not as good as mine heehee)...
 wings but these aren't on the small bites menu! I just really like their wings...
 mini bruschetta bites...
 mini tacos...
 and gourmet mac and cheese.
It was about $20 and we were both stuffed! Unfortunately we didn't get a pizookie since we were soo full.

BJ's stepped up their game! I am for sure going back now!

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Most Important Meal of the Day

There aren't words to describe the feeling that I have after a great breakfast.

p.s. Please do not make fun of my large blueberry pancake that didn't flip as well!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day

I love the idea of Earth Day although everyday should be Earth Day just as much as everyday should be Mother's Day. Although I didn't do much of anything for Earth Day, I feel as though I don't leave a big carbon footprint as other people. Such as, if I don't find a recycling bin for my empty bottle, I will bring it home to recycle. When I'm not drinking out of a plastic water bottle, I am drinking out of a reusable aluminum one. With Jacob Black's face on it. I call it Jacob Juice.

My outfit:
sweater; BDG, dress; LAUREN CONRAD, booties; STEVE MADDEN, clutch; MARC JACOBS, watch; MARC BY MARC JACOBS


It was very exciting because Richard and I had Whole Foods! The most eco-friendlist supermarket I know!
I had some naan, salad with onions, bell peppers, parmesan cheese...
black-eyed bean salad...
tofu curry, chana masala, tofu curry, tandoori chicken drumstick...
broccoli crunch salad...
and a big tub of pineapples!
I ate until my tongue was numb.

It was definitely worth it.

Goodnight loves!

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