Friday, December 31, 2010

New-wave Minimalism

Nicole Farh introduced the new minimalism during the London S/S 2011 catwalk. Beautiful flat sandals and mid-height heels in tan and colored leathers with clear plastic strap are the high lights of the her footwear collection.


Mulberry's Cool City Look

I've always loved the Mulberry's cool city look with crafted British countryside twist. Their leather goods including bags and shoes are fashion 'must haves' for a while. This bright magenta heels with gold studs accents is just a thing for many parties and your office style boost-up.
http://www.mulberry.com/#/thisseason/thelooks/

You gotta get DSquared in 2011

Did you borrow from your boy? If not, please do so in Spring 2011. Simple crisscross-strapped leather sandals, diamante-studded T-bar heels, flat masculine brogues either in polished dark brown leather or two-tone - worn with slouchy ankle socks. 

D & G 2011 Spring

Pretty picnic with a touch of gypsy romance. And this very detail oriented cork wedge platform is just a thing. Extreme platforms with woven wedge soles featuring a corsage at the ankle. Gotta has it!

Candle Light Dinner with Home-made Mandoo Soup

Hand-made mandoo. Yes, it is. I also made broth with all healthy organic veggies. All organic, all healthy and all yummy.

You are Sweet and Sour...

One of my go-to spot in my town, China Grill Bistro in Manhattan Beach Mall. I love their sweet and sour soup. It's made with shredded breast of chicken, black mushroom, bean curd, in a peppery consomm. Try it. I think you will love it too.
http://www.chinagrillbistro.com/

Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boot

Seditious swashbuckling style is smooth sailing when you uncover the thrilling treasure of this vivaciously vicious Vivienne Westwood classic! Beautifully made in Italy.
http://www.zappos.com/vivienne-westwood-pirate-boot-asfalto-naturale

Relaxed Luxury

This beautifully constructed Bogetta Veneta shoe is soft and unstructured, casually sporty. What would you call this dreamy color? Airy shades of milk white, cream, neutral parchment... Love it.

Blumarine – Spring, Summer 2011

Sophisticated and bright colors in easily recognizable Blumarine style which makes each accessory a must-have and not just a valuable add-on.
http://www.blumarine.com/

Blugirl, Spring/Summer 2011, Catwalk

The Blugirl world is decorated with stylish accessories: bags, shoes,  belts, jewellery and eyewear, for staying on trend, for provocation  with playful insouciance and for a touch of sparkle which makes every  look personal and appealing. Prints, bright colors and glints in a  cocktail of femininity, romanticism, humour and quirkiness. http://www.blugirl.it/#/en/


Love the Sale, Love the Boot #2

Sleek and sharp, a high-heel boot is the most effortless way to add a little sass to an outfit. With a hidden platform and a cushioned insole, it keeps your stride both comfortable and sexy. A short side zipper ensures secure fit. Sale price at $179. http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=26508&vid=1&pid=779389&scid=779389002

Love the Sale, Love the Boot

These darling riding boots crafted in durable waxed canvas and leather offer that coveted vintage appeal that I love. Sale price at $199. http://www.jcrew.com/womens_feature/catalogjcrewcomexclusives/shoes/PRDOVR~28674/99102087561/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~90~P_saleprice|0~20+17+4294966925~90~~~~~~~/28674.jsp

Subtle 70s References

Love subtle 70s references with elongated and neat from Spring, Summer 2011, Aquilano & Rimondi. Colour is a riotous mix of cobalt, yellow, mandarin, jade, lime, brick red and soft poudre pink, offset with accents of magenta, black and white, and a flash of citric neon is the key for brighten up new year.

Fragile Romance from Antonio Marras

This footwear is perfect for delicate and breezy, layered lengths outfit for Spring and Summer 2011. Accent with this silver or bronze foil metallic flat-platform sandals your season.
 

Alberta Ferretti's Summer Romance

Alberta Ferretti at the Milan Fashion Week for Spring/summer 2011. Just right for romantic summer afternoon outing...

Monday, December 27, 2010

I'm so wearing this in the city.

The suede city boot from the Madewell. Soft Italian suede hits the knee with clean-lined sophistication. Yes, Don't ask me how many pairs of boots I can wear in the city...
http://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/SHOESBOOTS/PRDOVR~35277/35277.jsp

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Party Ready? 2 words for you... Shine & Glitter

Joan & David 'Flipp' Pump is the answer for your holiday party BIG entrance. This shoes will turn your evening event after a meeting and transformed my "day/work" shift dress with luxury velvet blazer.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/3137135?origin=related-3137135-0-0-1

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Classic and Trendy

Ralph Lauren always delivers classic American trends every season. This riding boot is no different from what they've been satisfied me for a long time... I love simple, yet trendy silhouette of this beautiful riding boot. $199.00 @ http://www.shoes.com/Shopping/productdetails.aspx?catalog_name=web&pg=5129127&p=EC1223262&CMP=OTC-Bizrate&partnerid=Bizrate&cpc=Bizrate&campaign=LAUREN+RALPH+LAUREN&category=W&cpckw=LAUREN+RALPH+LAUREN+Women%27s+Halima+Boots+%28Black+Leather%29

Good Looking! Gotta get one!

Buckle Riding Boot from the Victoria's Secret provides a posh accent. In smooth leather. I prefer the one in brown... On sale for $89.00.

Best Tofu award goes to...

Agedashi Tofu!!!
Agedashi tofu is a simple Japanese way to serve hot tofu. Silken firm tofu, cut into cubes, is lightly dusted with potato starch or cornstarch and then deep fried until golden brown. It's then served in a hot tentsuyu broth made of dashi, mirin, and shoyu (Japanese soy sauce), and topped with finely chopped green onions or grated daikon. It is eaten with chopsticks.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yellow Cow - best spicy soup

Visit their website, but better yet, must visit the restaurant!!! Of course, they are well known for yummy Korean BBQ, but in their new menu, they offer variety of delicious Korean soups. My sister who was visiting from S.F. loved this spicy soup. Please give it a try...
Sent from my iPhone...
Jacki Puzik

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rockcod is rocking

At Sea Empress, they serve lightly seasoned, fresh veggies and most importantly, catching live fish to prepare, this dish.

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Moon–It's not sucking your blood... Just yummy.

Tofu with a Trio of Mushrooms is deliciously prepared with stir-fry firm tofu with a trio of mushroom varieties that include Straw, Button and Shitake. They add fresh snow peas and a robust brown sauce to complete this savory dish. I love the fact that you can have brow rice, and it was not heavily salted like other restaurants.
http://www.newmoonrestaurants.com/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Why are you fabulous and so reasonably priced?

It's not fair that this pair of boots isso fab and so reasonable! What else girl can do? Buy!
http://www.bcbg.com/product/zoom_bcbg.jsp?productId=4347973&sku=p8305154

Kaya Korean restaurant

Treasure spot in the middle of nowhere! I was so happy to find well-decoed, up-scale and yummy dining spot in El Segundo, business district. The lunch specials are reasonably priced and well-prepared. The service was little bit slow being in the middle of lunch hour rush. Over all, I will give 4.5 out of 5 rating. That means I am going back there soon!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kelp Noodle Salad at Hugo's

Kelp noodles are mild flavored, fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. Served with julienne vegetables, sprouts, snow peas, cilantro and scallions. Tossed with a mango-sesame dressing. Garnished with mixed sea vegetables, pickled ginger and toasted sesame seeds. http://www.hugosrestaurant.com/
 

Yook Gae Jang- Korean Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup

1 lb beef brisket, 1 bunch green onions or 3 leeks, 1 inch bias cut, 1/2 lb bean sprouts, 1 bunch cooked transparent noodles, 3 tablespoons minced garlic, 3 tablespoons Korean red pepper paste, 3 tablespoons Korean chili powder, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1. 1 Place beef bones and brisket in a large pot with enough water (to completely cover the bones) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, skim off the foam, and simmer for 3 hours. Keep replenishing the pot with more water as it evaporates.
2. Remove from heat and let it cool. When it is cool enough, remove the bones and beef.
3. Shred the meat into 2 inch strips.  
4. In a bowl, mix together garlic, hot pepper paste, chili powder, salt, black pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds into a paste.
5. Combine shredded beef with the paste mixture and let it marinate overnight.
6. Place the beef broth in the refrigerated for 1 day.
7. Take the broth out and skim off the fat until the broth is clear.
8. Bring the broth back to a boil. You will cook the broth for at least another half hour as you add the following:.
9. Cut the drained fernbrake into 2 inch pieces and add to the beef broth.
10. In a separate pot, boil 6 cups of water. Add in 1 bundle of Dahng Myun (transparent noodles). Drain and add to the soup.
11. Add the refrigerated beef mixture (from step 5) into the broth.
12. Add the bean sprouts into the broth.
13. Add the green onions, or leek into the broth. And serve with rice.

 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Heeled Lace up from Printemps in Paris

Beautiful heels, sexy lace up and smooth camel leather. What else can you ask for from a pair of shoes?
http://departmentstoreparis.printemps.com/index.aspx

We're taling Classy!!!

A riding boot is a boot made to be used for horse riding. The modern riding boot is relatively low-heeled, with a heel of less than one inch, though historically a higher heel was common, as it has always been critically important for riding boots to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup. Today, only some styles of cowboy boot retain a higher heel than other modern riding boots. This riding boot capture tradition and modern with lovely price of $25.95. Crinkle leather riding boot styled with a suede spat. Zipper closure at center back.
http://www.gojane.com/50206-shoes-suede-spat-riding-boot.html

Shilla In Gardena–Kimchi, Kimchi and Kimchi

Located in Gardena California it features nice dinning room and separate party/event room, for any reasonable request the customer wants. One of the best quality Korean cuisine available, Shilla Restaurant brings the right atmosphere and ambiance to the classical dishes presented.Out of all, I love their variety of Kimchies. Oh... I much I love you...



Penne and Rosemary Chicken

What's for dinner tonight? I came up with tomato, basil and parsley Penne pasta with Rosemary grilled chicken. Top with grilled sea salt and grape seed oil zucchini and sun squash. I really enjoyed multigrain organic penne instead of using regular. It was a lot more al dente. Jacki Puzik

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Juicy Prawn desire

If you live in South Bay area and love authentic and fresh Chinese dining experience, please visit Sea Empress in Gardena. Last night, this juicy walnut prawn dish was more than satisfying my seafood desire... yum!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cold Windy Night & Yummy Hot Soup

Finally, winter is right at my face. Cold and very windy night, and I am thinking about this yummy beef soup from Hanbat Korean Beef soup. That's all they do, that's all they serve, and it's THE best!!!

Vegan Sexy High Heels

Raro Karla 3 is a sexy high heel vegan sandal that features a 4 inch heel, 1/2 inch platform, peep toe, padded insole, 2 adjustable ankle straps, and strappy faux leather upper. Raro shoes are rich and vibrant in color and style. Price? $9.99!!!
http://www.whatapair.com/itemDetail.ASPX?iid=RARO-KARLA3&dim1=PTR&dim2=Blue

Cinched RISKO Boot

Beautiful Cognac color knee high boots at $89.99. Lovely cinched details on the sides and heels are just perfect height. My Springs Shoes offers free shipping for all orders.
http://www.myspringshoes.com/us

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Homemade Rosemary Chicken

Nice to be back home. I was missing cooking and coming up with my own recipes... Tonight, I made aromatic rosemary grilled chicken with fresh grilled
asparagus. Simple and healthy... Make sure cook enough for lunch tomorrow!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sombat's Fresh Thai, Hilo Big Island

Wonderful thai yellow curry with local mahi mahi and pineapple.
http://www.sombats.com/

Kona Canoe Club, Kona Big Island

Great place to sit and watch the sunset. Reasonably priced drinks and food. I really enjoyed their Happy Hour taco special.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/kona-canoe-club-kailua-kona-2

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ken's House of Pancakes, Hilo Big Island

Let's all try Hilo local's favorite place where opens 24 hours a day!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hula Daddy Coffee-Kona coffee

Not all "Kona" coffees are not 100% Kona coffee. Most commercial coffees contain less than 10% Kona coffee, but they claim to be "Kona" coffee. The Hula Daddy offers Kona-grown, 100% premium pure Kona coffee. The coffee tasting and farm tour was just magical. I am still think about the aroma of Hula Daddy coffee... Please visit them when you are in Kona, Big Island Hawaii.
http://huladaddy.com/
Sent from my iPhone...
Jacki Puzik

Lotus in Kona–Organic and Solar Powered!

Their green papaya salad is excellent! On top of that they only use local organic produces and they are 1st in Hawaii to use solar power to operating their restaurant. How awesome is that?
http://thelotuscafe.com/default.aspx

Lotus Cafe in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Yummy green papaya salad.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hilo Bay Cafe

Definitely one of the best meals I had on the big island. Great food, great ambiance, great service. It's bit strange that this gem is in the mall next to the Walmart, but who cares...
I had the pureed Carrot soup as a starter. Top with best juicy Blue Bay burger. I love the fact that they listed where they got their local ingredients from. Must-Check-In place in Hilo.
http://www.hilobaycafe.com/

Kaleo's Bar and Grill in Pahoa, Big Island

Wonderful Ginger, Carrot soup.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Miyo's at Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

Japanese home cooking style restaurant in Hilo. Food is prepared with fresh ingredients. Very generous portion and incredibly affordable. You look out to the peaceful Waiakea pond and enjoy live-music while dining. Highly recommend Tuna sashimi. Melts in your mouth...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sushi at Nihon in Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

Best sushi in Hilo...

Ocean in the Jungle, Garden Snack Club

Wonderful mixture of Thai and Hawaiian flavors. This this at Garden Snack Club in Hilo, Big Island Hawaii.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/garden-snack-club-hilo