Hiatus!

August 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Brainstorming mind boggling ideas for upcoming blog topics, focus and theme.

You beige, beige lady, you!

July 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Living with bated breath in muted colors.

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H&M Knitted Top

Top: H&M

Throw a polyester/silk knitted sweater with a open-back over a tank dress and call yourself classy (Or Alexander Wang’s muse!). This light-weight, chainmail-esque pullover has become one of my summer staples. Perfect for shielding shoulders and covering cleavage when necessary without suffocating my chest, I give you happy photos of me lounging around after work.

Would you rather…?

July 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

I would rather be doing this…

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Than be hibernated indoors studying for the GREs right now. That’s right. Sunny summers in Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego calls for leisurely laps in someone else’s pool that end in a hot and steamy BBQ. More recipes to come for magnificent marinades that require less than 10 minutes of prepping (but 24 hours to let sit).

Muse of the Month: Ale Koenig

July 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

Author and bon-vivant at Socale.

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All images via. Socale blog

Ale is a force to be reckoned with. This skatin’, bleached-hair bopping, Spanish-spitting scenester skips around San Diego, the So-Cal coastline, and even Europe “livin’ up” life to the fullest. Her adventures are sextensively reported via engaging photos of her and her pretty friends in action and all stories are told in an “Ale voice” -captivating, unpretentious, and straight all at the same time. From advocating for gay and lesbian rights at San Diego’s PRIDE festival to joining me as a dance partner at Coachella and the Hard Rock Pool Parties, Ale’s au naturel, “I’m in the present!” approach to beauty, fashion, and life makes her my muse of the month.

White Ink Tattoos & Harry Potter

July 8, 2011 § 3 Comments

Time to start jumping on the Harry Potter bandwagon

I must not Tell lies from "fuckyeahwhitetattoos"

"I must not tell lies"

I open at the Close from "fuckyeahwhiteink" tattoos

"I open at the close"

Images via White Ink Tattoo tumblrs

Give me every opportunity to showcase my inner-dork and I’ll show you up. With the last installment of Harry Potter coming next week, marking the end of a decade of wizardry and Dementors, some of us muggles have decided to take matters into our own hands and commemorate the power of J.K. Rowling’s imagination forever. I’m a huge fan of white ink tats – what a subtle way to showcase your cheeky side! Let me know what you think – white tats yay or nay?


Day 12: Be gay for a day

July 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

As James Dean said, why go through life with one hand tied behind your back?

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Here are some hints on how to experience your other side in just one day. During rush hour, try to brush up gently against someone in public transport. Get used to the idea of same-sex contact, but careful, too much front-to-front action could get you arrested. My bestie and I decided that frollicking around Gabriel & Dresden at Hard Rock Intervention for 4th of July weekend (Bee tee dubs, Happy Birthday ‘Merica!) would ignite passion and raise enough eyebrows. We received plenty of responses to our flirting overtures. I guess last inhibitions shouldn’t be too difficult to shed after  todays gradual physical emotional build up.

P.S. Gays, be straight for a day! Make it clear you’re heading INTO the closet.

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors

June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

But I had free Indian food, wanna share a cuppa Chai?

Gurdwara Arizona

Langar at Nishkam Seva Gurdwara

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My first langar was inspiring and taught me many, many things. One of them was, as part of the hosting family, you dole out 500 dishes before you can serve yourself – a torturous yet rewarding task. Another is that 5lbs of butter makes everything taste better. I wasn’t able to obtain the secret vegan recipes to some of these delectable dishes but I can assure you, I know how to make a mean cup of chai:

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Lipton Green label tea or Brooke Bond Red label tea leaves. Mix them together.
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Ginger
  • A pinch of crushed cardamom
  • 1/2 cup water

Method:
1. Cut ginger, squish it, and put in a pot of water and boil
2. Wait until water boils, then put in sugar and tea leaves
3. Wait 3 -4 minutes, then add the milk and cardamom
4. Wait another 3 -4 minutes, then take it off the pan and pour it through the strainer to have your cup of chai.

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