Wednesday, April 29, 2009

31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin Robbins

Tonight was the 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® in honor of America’s firefighters. Participating stores will reduce prices of small ice creamscoops to 31 cents (with a limit of 3 scoops per person).

Since this is my first time attending this event, I had no idea how long the line would be for several scoops of ice-cream. But I guess people are willing to wait 30+ minutes for ice-cream (including ME!). But what was esp annoying were the families with multiple kids who felt compelled to order 3 scoops of different flavors. And I think that Baskin-Robbins should really consider being environmental by using larger cups for everyone that ordered 3 scoops of ice-cream. Instead, they put each scoop in individual cups with a plastic cover.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Airplane Chaos in NYC

This is neither food or beauty related but since it happened today in NYC and it appears to be on the major news, I figured I would blog and share a photo taken by my coworker. This was his view of the airplane from my building. Yes, it was close and darn scary. For anyone that had to go through 9-11 in NYC, this was pretty darn close to another big event. Luckily there was no panic but lots of questions and stories of what people say - a commercial airline on fire accompanied by two fighter jets coming close to our building. While CNBC was first reporting a military drill, other potential rumors included a movie photo-shoot. I'm wondering why our advanced technology requires a fighter jet to take photos of an airplane in the sky. One commentor on the blog said "are they using a disposable camera or something?" Seriously. The confusion and lack of notification to all businesses in the downtown area is just plain irresponsible. I get plenty of warning whenever the area is conducting terrorist drills but this should be considered one as well!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lindsay Price hosting the Degree Women Fine Fragrance event

Here are some pictures from Monday night's Degree Women Fine Fragrance beauty blogger event. The location was at the upstairs cafe at Dylan's Candy Bar in midtown Manhattan. For those of you who have never been's a little kid's dream come true! There are so many different types of candy and chocolates, I didn't know where to start. Some of my favorite parts of the store was a shelf where famous celebrities autographed their candy jar which depicted their favorite candies. Bill Clinton prefers a simple chocolate candy bar while Kim Kardashian likes to snack on red licorice. But I digress...

Here is Lindsay posing for some pictures with the body mist product.

Here she is picking out her flowers for her bouquet. All guests were invited to choose from a wide selection of beautiful flowers for their own bouquet to take home!

Yummy...a party event isn't complete without a chocolate fountain! My favorite were strawberries, bananas and pineapple dipped in chocolate!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Degree for Women Fine Fragrance Event

Tonight I went to a private beauty blogger event at Dylan's Candy Bar sponsored by Degree Women. They were promoting their Fine Fragrance collection which is supposed to be a blend of deodorant and exquisite scents. It was a wonderful opportunity to network with other bloggers and of course, with all types of promotion events, there were free cocktails, appetizers and giveaways! (My favorite appetizer was a lobster BLT!)

According to some of the other bloggers, this was one of the better promotion events and even though this was my first one, I had to agree that it was awesome. First of all, there was a unique flower bar where they made bouquets of flowers for everyone. Very cute! It was supposed to be reminscent of the floral bouquet in the deodorant. There was also a yummy chocolate fountain with different fruits as dippers. And since this event was held at the famous Dylan's Candy Bar, each attendee was given a plastic bucket at the end of the event to fill up with candy!!! Mine were filled with gummy bears and cola candies.

Last but not least of the highlights, was the opportunity to chat with the co-host Lindsay Price. I've been an avid follower of her acting career since her Beverly Hills 90210 days. She even mentioned that she still hasn't seen the entire last season of the show because she's been so busy. She was super duper nice and a total sweetie to talk to. Since this is a beauty blog, I had to take down some notes on her beauty tips. She is all for being smart and chic in her beauty products (and her shoes!). She loves lip stains and topping it off with plain ol' chapstick! She even remarked the benefits of turning a flaw into an asset - for example, her make-up artist covered up her zit and turned it into a beauty mole a la Cindy Crawford!
More pictures of the event to follow!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Restaurant Review: Sushi Sasabune

Sushi Sasabune
1417 S King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

This restaurant came highly recommended to us, and with restaurants in Los Angeles and New York, we knew that we had to try it in Hawaii - the land of the fresh fish! We went the daring route and ate whatever the chefs made! And everything was absolutely delicious. Here's a tip for those that want to try out this Japanese restaurant. The first few dishes came out marinated in a heavy SWEET sauce. Imagine delicious slices of tuna marinated in a heavy sauce.....not exactly Japanese. We complained to the Japanese chef (and ignored the Caucasian waiter who told us exactly how to eat all the food - no soy sauce, eat with chopsticks, right piece should be eaten get my drift). The heavily sauced sashimi offended our Japanese friends SO much that we had to complain. As a result, they explained that the dishes were meant to cater to "American" sweet tastes so after that, they gave us the same dishes without the heavy sauce. And voila, we enjoyed the succulent tastes of fresh fish from all over the world.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Saks: Friends & Family Event

April 16-19, 2009
25% off
20% off jewelry
15% off cosmetics