I like to give my fries a bit of an upgrade with ingredients I can add on myself at home. It’s perfect for those Friday nights in front of the TV or when you’re hosting friends and family on game day. It’s easy to amp up your Superfries from everyday side dish with a gourmet twist.
Do you have a dog? Looking for some great dog toys + treats?
My world has been invaded by my new pup BINGO lately. We’ve only had him for about 4 months and literally, our lives have changed. We seriously can’t imagine our life without him. For anyone who has ever adopted a dog – you know what I’m talking about!
So I thought I would devote a little post on a 6 Spectacular Dog Toys + Dog Treats that are BINGO-approved for the furry friend in your life: Continue reading →
Which means a whole new list of beauty favourites. Here are the best things to come across my desk this month for my October beauty favourites:
Caryl Baker Lipstick – The shade that really worked out well for me is Artisan, a dramatic raspberry red that’s perfect for fall. My lipstick has a cute little mirror that pops up which is ultra convenient and beats trying to juggle a compact, lipstick and lipstick top while re-applying. It’s very clever and disceet.
Caryl Baker Glow – In order to keep that summer tan from fading, I gave Caryl Baker’s Glow Blush Palette in Malibu Beach a test-drive. I really like all the bright rosy shades in this compact and the darker golden bronzer near the end. You can use just one shade, half of the palette or blend the whole thing together. It left a pretty glow on my cheeks and did not irritate my skin. Continue reading →
The Slanted Door has been on my restaurant must-eat list for a long time. I’ve made several trips to San Francisco, but could never score a reservation. Luckily during our recent trip to SF, we were able to get a lunch reservation! Do note, the pricing at lunch is the same as it is at dinner.
Located inside the historic Ferry Building, The Slanted Door offers waterfront reviews in their modern dining room. We visited on the weekend and it was packed! Which explains why The Slanted Door isCalifornia’s top-grossing restaurant raking in a huge mark-up on spring rolls and vermicelli noodles and earning $16.5 million in annual sales.
We could not miss their famous Crispy Imperial Rolls ($13). My Asian mom would flip out if she knew we paid that much for two spring rolls – but seriously, Paul and I agreed that these were some of the BEST Vietnamese style rolls we’ve ever had. Chef Charles Phan got it right with his mix of shrimp and pork shoulder roll that you wrap in lettuce, mint leaves and vermicelli noodles. This is a must-order.
Since it was lunch and we were planning a lot of sightseeing that day, we opted for the lighter dishes on the menu so we didn’t pass out after. The Grapefruit & Jicama Salad ($12) featured red cabbage, pickled carrot and candied pecan for a nice satisfying crunch to our meal. All of the fresh flavours melded nicely together.
We also really enoyed a Seasonal Corn Salad with juicy bits of charred grilled corn with meaty mushrooms and green onions. Continue reading →
For my friends and family who know me very well – they can tell you that I LOVE theme parks! Sure, I’m not so great with the motion-sickness and upside-down rollercoasters all the time, but I seriously love them. Every summer my parents would take us to Canada’s Wonderland on some sort of bank day where my teller cousin got us tickets for $15. So it’s definitely a summer tradition for me.
Knott’s Berry Farm has been on my LA Pinterest board for a long time and it reminds me a bit of Canada’s Wonderland back in Toronto. They are both roughly the same size, with similar rides – so it made me super nostalgic for home. Paul and I hopped in a car from LA and finally made the one-hour drive to Buena Park, California to visit America’s first amusement park!
Getting There – To avoid any crazy traffic, we left early at around 9:30 AM to get there for 10:30 AM and to beat all the weekend traffic going up and down the 405. The one thing to be aware of is that it gets HOT in the afternoon if you’re visiting during the summer months. Go earlier in the day or go on a night they are open late. Bring a hat, sunscreen and frozen bottles of water. Parking was around $17
What To Eat – The Funnel Cake is a must-eat. I don’t eat them very often, but this deep-fried batter of goodness topped with vanilla soft-serve, powdered sugar and stewed sweet strawberries is all part of the experience. If you’re looking to avoid burgers and fries, there is a Panda Express inside Knott’s Berry Farm where we opted for stir-fried veggies and rice. Continue reading →