8.21.2018

Road Trip. It's All Good in Brentwood. Santa Monica. California. 8.10.2018.

So after my commercial shoot, The Selby talked me into being a special correspondent with him on an episode of It's All Good in Brentwood. You should check it out as it's pretty outrageous and we got up to some funny business per usual. It was also a good way to burn off some of the Korean BBQ from that week... There is also more to that episode that will be dropping soon.

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Oo Kook Korean BBQ. Los Angeles. California. 8.9.2018.

Our Korean BBQ adventures continued after we wrapped our shoot. This time, we went to Oo Kook. It's all you can eat and you can get 3 items at once. They also have seafood items. We ordered a lot of the wagyu beef, spicy beef, skirt steak, shrimp, and baby octopus. I am not eating meat for a while... They also take reservations, which is a huge plus since so many Korean BBQs do not.

Oo Kook Korean BBQ

3385 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
213.385.5665





Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong. Los Angeles. California. 8.6.2018.

Holy Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is all I have to say. Joel brought me here and we had quite a feast. We ordered the skirt steak and the beef tongue alongside kimchi stew and dumplings. Don't worry, Uli also joined us.

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

3465 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
213.384.9678

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The LINE. Los Angeles. California. 8.5.2018-8.10.2018.

I do really enjoy staying at The LINE when I am in Los Angeles. This time, especially since I was shooting in Downtown LA. One of the main reason why I really like staying there is that I can get a decent meal at Commissary if I am working too many hours (which is almost always on production). I believe I have now had their entire menu. The other reason is that I can stumble to many Korean dining options if I have time to wander around, many of which are amazing.

The LINE

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.381.7411






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7.15.2018

Arpège. Paris. France. 7.9.2018.

For my last lunch in Paris I chose the 3 Michelin starred Arpège by Alain Passard. As I was not yet ready for Le Meurice Alain Ducasse, and no 1 or 2 starred restaurants came highly recommended to me. I was curious to how Alain Passard used his vegetables as I was informed that he is quite an artist. I loved that the chef took time to speak with each and every guest at his restaurant. He is rather warm and friendly. So much that he offered to cook for me at his farm in Normandie next time I come. His creations are ever changing, I am told, and that only the egg is the same. His vegetables are so fresh from his farm that they never get refrigerated. The vegetables were truly the star of the show. The great wines that were paired with the meal were reasonably priced. If you are a fan of vegetables, I would highly recommend this meal as you will appreciate the artistry and care behind each dish. It was a perfect ending to my second Paris experience.

Arpège
84 Rue de Varenne
75007 Paris
France
+33 1 47 05 09 06































Paris Ladurée Royale. Paris. France. 7.8.2018.

Since it was so hot in Paris and we were walking between 5 to 10+ miles each day, we found ourselves taking afternoon breaks to escape the heat and to rest our feet. We opted for Ladurée this afternoon. This was the first salon du thé ever in Paris where ladies can finally meet outside of their homes, since cafés were for men only.

Paris Ladurée Royale
16-18 Rue Royale
75008 Paris
France
+33 1 42 60 21 79

ispahan ice cream











Benoit Paris. Paris. France. 7.8.2018.

Although I did not dine at Le Meurice Alain Ducasse this time, I did go to Benoit that Alain Ducasse took over for lunch. It's a Parisian classic and quite lovely for a leisurely luncheon. It's very civilized. Its prix fixe lunch menu will be one of the more affordable Michelin starred meals you will find in Paris.

Benoit Paris
20 Rue Saint-Martin
75001 Paris
France
+33 1 58 00 22 05

















Notre-Dame de Paris. Paris. France. 7.7.2018.

I finally got to hang out with the gargoyles at sunset!

Notre-Dame de Paris
6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl
Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris
France





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Claude Monet's house and gardens. Giverny. France. 7.7.2018.

To see the paintings is one thing. To see the place where the paintings were done and where the man lived and painted was quite another.

Claude Monet's house and gardens
Rue Claude Monet Giverny
France











Photo of me below by Renee Jean.

Versailles. France. 7.6.2018.

A day trip to Versailles is a must when I am in Paris. This time, we rented a golf cart so we are not walking in the sweltering heat for most of the day.

Palace of Versailles
Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles
France

Photos of me below by Renee Jean.