November 30, 2009

Flight 001 - Spacepak

Keep it simple, keep it organized, keep it clean.  The Spacepak ($30-$65) organizational packing system maximizes case space and allows the garments to undergo double compression - 1 side for clean laundry, 1 side for dirty laundry.

Choices:  Clothes, Underwear, Suit, Shoes, and Toiletry.

Want Organic™ Kansai Computer Case


Want Organic for J. Crew Kansai Computer Cases ($275-$295)
Sizes: 13"/15"/17"

November 29, 2009

DISHES: Royal/T Cafe

 
Royal/T Cafe is inspired by the Maid Cafes of Tokyo's Akihabara district. The cafe seating area is surrounded by contemporary art - fun and eclectic.  The Japanese/French/Californian fused cuisine is tasty as are the modern and classic brewed teas.   

1. Crispy Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice Rolls Topped with Spicy Tuna Micro Wasabi ($8)
2. Kobe Beef “Hambagu” 8 oz Kobe/Sirloin burger with Beefsteak Tomato, Green Leaf Lettuce, Caramelized Onion Jam, Homemade Pickles, Garlic Aiolí on a Sesame Bun. Choice of Cheddar or Gruyere. ($12)
3. Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Peaches, Arugula, Toasted Pine Nuts and a White Miso Vinaigrette ($12)
4. Royal/T Milk Tea Royal/T blend of black tea with rose petals, pieces of fruit & vanilla, brewed in soymilk ($4-$7.50)
5. Kyoto Sunset Tea The tart flavor of apricot with premium Ceylon black tea. Try it iced with peach syrup. ($4)

Open Daily 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Brunch served 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Dinner after 4:00 PM



Also, check out the store and changing contemporary art exhibit.

November 25, 2009

Keurig Platinum Brewing System


No more stops at the local coffee shop.  Keurig Platinum Brewing System ($169.95) is a single cup coffee maker - 5 brew sizes and ice beverage setting.  It's fast, convenient, and tastes good. The perfect start to your busy day.  Choose from hundreds of varieties of K-Cups (coffees, teas, and hot cocoa).

November 23, 2009

BROTHERS

 
Watch the movie trailer for Brothers on Hulu.
In Theaters December 4.
 

Flip MinoHD™ (120 min)


The new Flip MinoHD ($229.99) sleek camcorder now features 120 minutes (8GB) of record time with a large 2" anti-glare display, designable case, and the convenient built-in flip-out USB arm.  The Flip is small enough to fit in your pocket and perfect for the holidays!  Push. Record. Share.

November 17, 2009

Campanas + Lacoste

Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campanas collaborated with Lacoste
to create this Limited Edition Cotton Polo ($165).
If 7 extra alligators are not enough, you have to check out the Men's Super Limited Edition
shirt covered completely with alligators.

November 16, 2009

November 14, 2009

WATCH: Pirate Radio


Be Passionate, Be Inspired, Be Free.
Another great comedy from the creators of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually that will pull your emotions in every single direction. With the perfect ensemble of characters, this movie is hilarious and heartfelt. 
Pirate Radio Rocks.

November 13, 2009

Fresh Balls

No more sweaty balls.  Yes...balls.  No joke.  Fresh Balls ($14.99, shipping included) is free of aluminum/paraben/talc, and contains oatmeal as an anti-irritant and tea tree oil – so it’s anti-bacterial.  Just shake, rub, and go.

November 11, 2009

Sugarland - Keep You

There is something special about Jennifer Nettles' voice that moves me like no other. 
"Keep You" - Love On The Inside ($1.29)

DISHES: Native Foods



Baja Surf Tacos ($8.35) - Crispy battered tempeh, surfer sauce, salsa fresca, cabbage, guacamole in grilled tortillas.
Twister Wrap ($8.95) - Your choice of grilled or crispy "save-the-chicken," tomato, cucumber, onions, avocado and chipotle sauce.
Awesome Threesome ($7.65) - Hummus, pomodoro, grilled flatbread.
Native Seasoned Fries ($3.60) - Fried in vegetable oil with a native spice blend.

Native Foods has 6 locations throughout Southern California.

November 9, 2009

Caulfield Preparatory


A new clothing label that I suddenly fell in love with the moment I picked up the Gatsby 3/4 Tonal Stripe Henley ($110), available at Bloomingdale's.  Caulfield Preparatory is inspired by Holden Caulfied in "Catcher in the Rye" meet Kanye West.  I love the attention to detail (down to the label packaging) and the overall aesthetic of the entire collection.

November 8, 2009

IT'S-IT Ice Cream Sandwiches

I don't know how I just found out about IT'S-IT ice cream sandwiches ($19 per case).  A scoop of ice cream, sandwiched between two delicious oatmeal cookies, and covered with dark chocolate.  You have 3 options: order them online, in-store pick up (Burlingame, CA), or find them at select grocery stores in states West of the Rockies.

Mayfair Steamer Trunk Collection


Restoration Hardware has recreated antique steamer trunks (probably similar to the ones used by "Jack and Rose Dawson") into modern day furniture.  The Mayfair Steamer Double Chest ($2,495) is hand-made of brushed steel with a solid wood frame.  So Titanic of you to buy it...

November 6, 2009

Vinturi Wine Aerator

You won't have to wait impatiently and hear "let it breathe" any longer.  With the Vinturi Wine Aerator ($39.95), it does the breathing for you. You can enjoy your glass of wine immediately! For an impressive presentation, use the Vinturi Tower ($39.95) for easy pouring.

November 5, 2009

Hand Sign USB Keys


Express yourself at Starbucks and "Rock Out" ($35) with your computer while sipping a skinny latte with this unique Imm Living USB key (2GB, flash drive).  These Hand-Sign keys also come in many gestures: "Peace", "Word Up", "West", "East", "Vulcan", and "Change".

Zenith FUN Staplers


These Zenith FUN Staplers ($32) are lightweight and very sleek for the modern desk.  Available online or in-store at Plastica (8405 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048). 

November 4, 2009

Rudy's Barbershop & Rudy's Brand



Rudy's Barbershop recently came out with its own brand of products that smell really, really good. 

No. 1 Shampoo  ($14), No. 2 Conditioner ($16) and No. 3 Body Wash ($14) all come in 16-ounce pump bottles and the No. 4 Shave Cream ($12) in a five-ounce tube.  Rudy's Brand TM products are available at all Rudy's Barbershop locations in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland. 

I've been getting my haircut at Rudy's Barbershop ($18 Buzz, $24 Style) for the past 5 years in Los Angeles and have been a loyal client ever since.  I love the vibe, decor, and most of all the great cuts!

*Best Men's Hair Stylist*:  
Chrissy P. (Rudy's Barbershop // 8019 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA)

Other recommended stylists:
Chane (Rudolph's // 6907 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA)

November 3, 2009

DISHES: M CAFÉ DE CHAYA

M Café serves delicious contemporary macrobiotic cuisine - foods with no refined sugars, eggs, dairy, red meat or poultry.  What makes me go back... 

Madras Tempeh Wrap ($10.75): Masala-baked tempeh, brown basmati rice, toasted almonds, raisins, frizzled onions, and crisp vegetables with curried soy yogurt dressing in a whole wheat lavash. (Side: Kale with Spicy Peanut Sauce)

*Ask for a side of yellow yogurt sauce to drench the wrap.  Mmmm...

Timex® Military Watch



For all you people who need constant change in your life, start with something small.  The Timex Military Watch ($150), has a vintage look and modern appeal with its changeable straps.  I recommend the Black or Vintage Kelly Striped Watch Strap ($20) and the Neon Rose Solid Watch Strap ($20).