11.09.2018

Saint Joseph's Art Society. San Francisco. California. 11.9.2018.

Today I got invited over to Saint Joseph's Art Society for a tour to see what all they are up to. Designer Ken Fulk took over Saint Joseph's Church and turned it into a non profit/member only art salon. As you suspect from Ken Fulk, it is beautifully designed and filled with items that you will covet. What I liked most about it was how cozy it feels and their desire to focus on the arts. We shall see what collaborations I will be doing with them down the line!

Saint Joseph's Art Society
1401 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



















Mister Jiu's. San Francisco. California. 11.1.2018.

My sister stopped by San Francisco on her way home for a wedding so we got to have dinner. We were debating dinner in Chinatown so I got us into Mister Jiu's to eat at the bar since she is never here. People always want to go there with me and I often decline. Not because I do not want to; I cannot have that meal too many times. As it's quite heavy and I have it too often and not exactly cheap. I try to save it for special guests and occasions mostly. We opted for the classics at $69 per person for 7 dishes. We had a bit of leftovers.

To be quite frank, in order to stay in great shape and still be the food critic/blogger that I am in my 40s, I am finding it extremely difficult. Therefore I have enlisted a personal trainer that I will be training with 3 times a week starting in December. As appreciative I am about getting all the extra gifts of dishes from chefs when I dine out, I do wince a bit due to the extra calories that would mean. Furthermore, due to my foot injury and surgery from mid last year, it added another layer of difficulty in getting back into shape. So instead of waiting until January, I decided to kick start this as soon as possible. I look forward to being back in great shape again and continue to review great dishes for you all!

Mister Jiu's
28 Waverly Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.857.9688

dutch crunch bbq bun
crispy scarlet turnip cake
sea urchin cheong fun
steak fried rice
tendrils, greens and stems
sizzled alaskan halibut
pork "lion's head" meatballs
frozen whipped honey










11.06.2018

Henry Rollins. Herbst Theatre. San Francisco. California. 10.25.2018.

I go see Henry Rollins every time he is in town, as I have been listening to him since 1993. It's always amazing and keeps me motivated. It's been really interesting to see his tone shift throughout the years. It is especially inspiring the way he travels to learn about different cultures and its people with great curiosity. I am most envious of how he is able to travel everywhere without abandon, as there are many countries in the world that I would like to visit I cannot do so safely simply due to being a female. Here is a picture of Henry Rollins auditioning for Black Flag taken by Sly. Do yourself a favor and get a ticket when he is in town and see this for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

10.27.2018

Preservation. Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock. The Luggage Store. San Francisco. California. 10.19.2018.

My friends Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock had a show at The Luggage Store. Naturally I had to go and see them and all my friends and their kids, and all their adorable outfits. Since both their kids were in school while they were creating for this show, you can see their work integrated nicely. Be sure to pop over and see it for yourself before it comes down. 


10.19.2018 – 11.30.2018

The Luggage Store 
1007 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103









Augie just had his tonsils removed and this was his first time out of the house.


This young man is going to be Ronald Weasley for Halloween.




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 Arp√®ge 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