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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NARS (20% off)

NARS is currently having a 20% off sale (+ free shipping) - which makes me feel a little less guilty about indulging in something for myself during the holiday season.

(promo code: CORPTHANKS2011, 20% off purchase of $50.00+)

Some of my favorite NARS products...

the cult classic blush in Orgasm

sheer lipstick in Flamenco
(I'm actually wearing this right now - its sheer and therefore not too scary for day time use)
sheer lipstick in Falbala

duo eyeshadow in Brousse

lusting after...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce

I've been living off of wine, cheese, crackers, and nuts for the past two weeks (Ed is on a business trip) - therefore I had to dig into the archives for this recipe (Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce).

I'm from Guam, which means I can make fried rice in my sleep and I scoff at the use of a recipe for it.  However, I was willing to lower myself to try Ed's new spin on the old standard.

The flavor of this dish is a little sweet, subtly complex thanks to mint/basil/shallots, and nicely spicy.  The daikon provided crunch, but really didn't add anything else to the dish.
All in all - it's a dish I'd eat again, but I still prefer my Guam style fried rice.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Instead of blogging I...

...visited my crafty sister and nephews in Las Vegas

(yes, my sister made those costumes)

...checked out Poquitos (w/my friend Mo) in Capitol Hill after a hair appointment

...had lunch with my favorite niece and BFF @ Grace Kitchen

(yes, she is the cutest baby ever)

...bought a couple new pieces of furniture for our condo's entryway (here and here)

(the challenge will be putting everything together before Ed returns
from his business trip)

...had lunch with a college friend (Joey) and high school friend (Maria) at Boulette's Larder in the SF Ferry Building

(best paella I've ever had)

... and reunited with high school friends and stuffed myself at a Guam style bbq (in the Bay Area)

(Lena, Maria, Claire, Kulia and me - I can't believe we're in our 30's)

(ribs, chicken, keleguin, lumpia, finadene, red rice, potato
salad, corn soup, fruit salad, pancit, and black tea ++++)