for a lil fun silly snippet of my newest song, take a moment to watch this & lemme know if you love it, hate it, or wanna slit your throat if you were to be stuck listening to me sing for the rest of your life hahha:
sushi of gari
upper east side || 402 e. 78th st., new york, ny 10075 || (212) 517-5340
this restaurant has become so popular that they now have 4 different locations in the city – the upper east side is the original that holds the michelin star rating while still preserving the traditional, casual seating arrangement. for all levels of sushi lovers, this is an omakase experience you must try in new york [if you haven’t already]. with every visit, there are new additions [and surprises] to the chef’s tasting menu, and you can let the server know specific likes & dislikes. the
major buzzkill surprise for me this time was that they were out of the 3 cravings i had: mirugai [giant clam], sweet raw shrimp, & fresh toro [they only had flame-torched toro]. to be fair, it was a late monday evening — not the best for sushi. as usual, i prefer the skinnyminnie sashimi omakase: more fish, no rice.
the outstanding dish of the night:
second favorite of the night:
the ikura challenge, just like when it all started at zuma hong kong: how many salmon roe is in one order?
gambling is in my blood. needless to say, i won the challenge.
’twas a wonderful pre-thanksgiving stuff yourself in the face healthy, raw treat i must say. perfect for my raw diet. じゃね! [ja-ne, see you!]
zuma hong kong || the landmark, 15 queen’s road, central, hong kong || +852 3657 6388
i love hong kong.
it’s hard to find hong kong/chinese food as great as here. as much as i love the food, i still miss my raw diet so zuma is the perfect place to satisfy those cravings. this contemporary japanese restaurant and lounge located in the beautiful landmark shopping center is trendy with fresh fish, delicious drinks, and cool people, comparable to the sexy & reliably delicioius sushi roku chain of restaurants in los angeles & vegas, and the likes of novikov in london, and morimoto & catch in new york.
gambling is in my blood.
the ikura challenge: how many eggs are there? winner is the closest guess without going over –> that’d be me. i won.
so excited that a new zuma is opening up in new york this winter.
farewell til then, zuma!
narcissa || 21 cooper square, ny ny 10005 || (212)228-3344
a new, sophisticated, delicious addition to the east village is that of narcissa, located inside the standard hotel in cooper square. as you make your way to the restaurant, you’ll be sure to find some notable decor reminiscent of pleasant pastimes…
the menu is sure to be satisfactory, carefully created by a michelin star chef, john fraser.
the dish that stood out:
i usually cringe at the thought of risotto because i internally calculate how many more minutes of cardio i must do to work it off + the sloth-who-overdosed-on-heavy-cream feeling afterwards, but this…bravo mister chef! it was the perfect rendition of risotto.
now for the mains i tried…
and finally, dessert…
cheers to narcissa for a delicious dinner!
indochine’s 30th anniversary, cheers!
“you look like sex in the city…but younger.”
i took it as a compliment graciously and hurried off before he could scrutinize the ever-so-classy run on my hosiery.
following photos of fun with bff suheyla on the red carpet by aurora rose de crosta
as promised, part 2 [revised 11/12]: more
debauchery photos & stories from the actual party inside:
the thing about indochine: this sexy restaurant serving french vietnamese fare has been able to keep their wow factor for their loyal [very fashionable] crowd that keeps returning for more, and it must have some magic to draw in the new, unlike other fleeting venues in new york that come & go, leaving no lasting impressions [like the girl/boy you forgot you ever made out with].
so m.a.c. cosmetics hosted their big 3-0 birthday bash, themed red decadence. i nibbled on their delicious hors d’oeuvres, mingled with beautiful people, rubbed elbows with designers such as john varvatos, richard chai, and the blonds, watched the performances by company xiv whose artistic director has caught the eyes of even baz luhrmann, so i’ve heard.
there were masks, there were feathers, there were cages, there were sparkly pasties + nipple tassels, and there was a photobooth!
it was a truly glitzy,
nipple-revealing glamorous party, dubbed the biggest bash of the year.
and now more flashbacks:
indochine’s 25th anniversary party
happy 30th birthday, indochine!!!
masquerade…pretty faces on parade. wearing lolli poppit’s tutu + a second tutu underneath to give it more volume. pink metal mask from venice.i like masquerades but when it comes to halloween, i’m not the most festive. perhaps it’s because almost everyday feels like dress-up for me, like this ballerina look, styling also by lolli poppit & another favorite, liucia:
“is that a watch on your finger or are you just excited to see me?”
as he tried to touch my venetian beak, i pulled away & said, “no i don’t think so.” he pouted underneath his mask, & said in complete dejection, “you suck.” then he scurried off.
that’s my halloween round-up for you! now cheer yourself up by watching jimmy kimmel’s “i told my kids i ate their halloween candy” challenge.
rainy days are great for singing + throwbacks. keep your head up & your dress dry. a rainy day in paris, rue de buci:
during the previous new year getaway to miami, i performed a few singing numbers including covers + originals. this is a snippet of one of the documented rehearsals dedicated to the wonderful host. enjoy!
congratulations to mac miller, newly signed by warner bros music with a multimillion dollar contract! he was doing perfectly fine on his own with his talented self, his great team behind him, & his strong army of diehard fans across the world, but this is certainly exciting news so let’s celebrate by revisiting one of my favorite videos of his [where I was featured]. :D
awesome music, poker, & scotch. what more do we need?pocket aces…
not a poker face…
behind the scenes photoshoot, knife on my garter.
here’s smile back. enjoy!