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Friday, June 3, 2011

Netflix Fridays

I love Netflix and I want to share with all of you all the awesome films I've seen. Every Friday, I will be sharing one or two movies that I suggest you see over the weekend. I will only post those that are available through instant streaming. I'm sure you have an idea how hard it is to scour thousands of movies available on your fingertips and find the very few gems hiding beneath the junk so I will make it easier for you.I have come across movies that are so bad that it drove me mad and some that are instant classics.

Here's a movie I am watching right now that I'm not even done watching and yet I am already recommending it. Yes, it's that good!
It has been sitting patiently in my Instant queue but today I've decided to finally give it a chance. It's a Bollywood film and it's my first and I love it! I now have a great appreciation for Indian films. No wonder they produce so much in a year! It's because they can and they are good at it!They also remind me of Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Philippine movies.
This is a family drama that must be seen by the whole family specially the kids! I know they would love this movie and might even probably make them cry. My kids often do cry in movies and I know they would cry when they see this over the weekend. I don't want to ruin it for you so I won't say much, you really have to see it for yourself.
If you don't have Netflix then this is the time to get one! I've been subscribing to Netflix since they began the company in 1999, not continuous but I remember when they only had a a thousand members and quite a few selections.
I've always been a movie fanatic. My dad who loved movies has influenced me greatly. When I was a small child, I rarely played outside with the neighborhood kids. I was often seen inside the house curled up on the couch watching a ton of movies all day (or playing video games). I was allowed to watch anything I wanted with no restrictions (back then people were not really strict about these things)There were a lot of movies that has scarred me to life that's why I don't let my kids see movies that has a lot of sex and violence in it. Some movies can be too sick and some people think that a movie must be controversial to be awesome but that is not always the case. In fact, to me, that is rarely the case. I've seen so many movies that has received outstanding reviews because it was controversial and turned out quite disappointing to me. And there are some that are just, well, plain sick... Sick movies come from sick minds, where else would they come from? Example: Hostel. I swear, that movie is just one of the sickest movies I've seen. I have seen a lot of movies that are like that and I regret it so much. I don't think that should be considered entertainment and if it did entertain you then, I'm sorry but that is just plain crazy.
Well, I hope you like this movie that I've recommended. Please do share your thoughts about it after you've seen it! I would love to hear what you think about it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Muffin Love

This was what we ate after the kids came home from school. Seascape strawberry muffins and some with Nutella. I used Jiffy cornbread mix (you can use any muffin mix) bake it and before it finishes baking, put some strawberries (or blueberries) on top then put it back in the oven to cook a little bit more.

I used organic seascape strawberries from the Farmer's Market and they are sooo yummy. They are very tiny and for me, easier to eat than the gigantic ones. I also threw some in a bottle of cold water and I love the hint of flavor it gave the water.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Our weekend

Our weekend was awesome. I got to go on a thrifting spree, ordered some pretty things that will soon be available on the website and got to hung out with friends in Koreatown in downtown Los Angeles.
Then we went to a Korean cafe for dessert and coffee...
My good friend George and I
at the cafe
My cake

shaved ice dessert
The cafe has three floors and we ended up upstairs in a private room. It was awesome.

The aftermath

                                             I had awesome vintage finds that I will share soon.
How was your memorial day weekend? Please share, I would love to hear it!

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Birthday part 4

As I promised, though super late because I've been sick, here are the photos of what my mister bought me from Bottega Louie.
These boxes are impossible to throw away!
The best macarons I've ever had! They only use natural flavorings from all over the world.

These cupcakes are the prettiest cupcakes I've ever seen in my life. They have super tiny macarons on top and the crystal sugar is just divine. The cupcakes are a bit dry and spongy (I like them moist and heavy) but I really enjoyed them. Some of them has filling inside and the natural flavoring is so much better than the artificial ones. My favorite is the chocolate with caramel filling and the lemon ones with candied lemon peel on top. Those thingies are just amazing!
Hey Angelino! You only gave me 11 macarons instead of 12!!! Next time I'll watch closely while you box them up. Lol.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Birthday part 3

This is my favorite restaurant, Bottega Louie in downtown L.A.! I've heard that this is the third best restaurant in the entire United States and the number one in the whole of Los Angeles. It's so beautiful inside like your in a restaurant in France. It reminds me of Laduree. Specially the stacks and stacks of pretty pastry boxes and the macaron towers. The only complaint I have of the place is it that it's soooo loud inside  (I blame the super high ceilings but eventually you get used to it and then your ears adjust and then you eventually hear the person you're talking to).
So pretty 'no?

They call this a library of fine chocolates

He's preparing my order
* All photos were taken by me kindly link to my blog if you are going to use any of the images.

I got a box of a dozen macarons but sadly, inside the box there were only 11!!! Ugh. And I also got a dozen of those super pretty cupcakes! Photos coming soon!

My Birthday part 2

My mister hid something in the mail box but I did not check the mail box the whole day. And then he handed me it instead. It was an invitation...
 He waited all day for me to check the mail box but I didn't. He handed me all the mail but I still didn't check them, so he handed me the actual letter.
 It was at my most favorite restaurant. And I was ecstatic.
My food: Steak with truffle sauce and farmer's market veggies
The best Calamari ever and of course portobello fries  

our dessert: Le Grand Macaron (So Laduree!)

Inside the restaurant, on the next post. Oh you'll love it!!!