Oct

25

Edible shot glasses

I should have done this months ago, like during the summer as these are frozen alcoholic treats, but better late than never..

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Sep

22

Korean Caviar

Russians love their caviar and vodka, but Koreans love caviar and soju. I hate soju though.

Anyway, super special delivery direct from Korea, some amazing korean caviar (spicy whitening roe). This small jar/package that houses about 30 sacs of roe is quite expensive and you can’t even get it in the US. Of course they sell whitening roe at supermarkets and some other japanese varieties but the flavor is completely different. Best served on hot rice with very thinly sliced scallions, sesame seeds and sesame oil. You can find these at Japanese and Korean supermarkets though it will not be good as the kinds they sell over in Asia it will still be delicious. Don’t be afraid to try it if you happen to see it around!

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Sep

22

Pancake Secrets

For years I wondered what made restaurant pancakes taste so good. I’ve made them at home and they never looked like pancakes. The looked like FRIED cakes. Look at this picture here for an example. The restaurant pancakes were always slightly chewy, soft, airy, and the batter was never fried. In fact they had a uniform color kind of light brownish for the crust. The crust didn’t look fried. If you use the right kind of non stick pan, you won’t need oil, just the slightest touch of Pam.

Starting with the batter, I have several secret things I do and the secret isn’t buttermilk: I add instant yeast, a little extra baking soda, and these two are so random you’d be like..that sounds weird and wrong..but yes I add some potato starch and a little bit of cottage cheese. Don’t ask me why these combination of ingredients make my pancakes taste equal to restaurant quality, but it just works. Lastly, most important, the batter’s gotta sit in the fridge overnight. You might as well not bother with pancakes if you don’t let the batter sit overnight. I have tested this batter on other human beings, and they never fail to ask me for a second batch. They wonder why it tastes so good.

I’ll have to divulge this exact recipe later on, with a full list of ingredients for you guys, thing is I don’t really measure anything but I can just feel when the batter is right, but yes I will work on getting the recipe down.

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Sep

21

A little of both

I always like a little variety, even with pasta. But in really small portions. Here are two kinds I like. I dunno, having two kinds makes you feel fuller at the end, even though you eat less of each. My mouth gets so bored.

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Sep

19

Great Style: Scott Disick

It can no longer be kept a secret. I look to Scott Disick for style inspiration. The cattle of it-girls with spindly legs and cheesy it bags just don’t do it for me. Some of you may think I’m crazy for thinking this, but he really does have great style.

My mother told me for years and years, never ever date or marry a straight man who is too concerned with the way he looks or likes to shop. They are 99% selfish and will never give a damn about you. I pretty much agree, I’ve met men like this and they are mostly the same. Selfish, very vain, etc and I’m never attracted to these kinds of guys…But we’re not talking marriage here, I can appreciate Mr. Disick’s style from afar without being attracted to him. He has an eye for color and he is very meticulous which are two things I can appreciate. I know Mr. Disick likes to do the Prep-on-Steroids look..it’s nice but he could be one step closer to elusive cool if he got into some Raf Simons or Jil Sander. You know Raf Simons loves to do that futuristic preppy look.

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Sep
18

Luxirare Shoe Repair

These shoes that I had gotten from Etsy were pretty worn out when I first received them, but after a good 3-4 months of wearing them nearly every other day, straps finally slipped loose from the base and the shoes were rendered un-walkable. It happened to me on the street and after that night for two weeks I wondered if I should throw them away, sitting in my room they looked so sad! One of the platforms was missing two of it’s straps, and the sole fell apart. It was time to turn a disaster into something positive.

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Sep

16

Noteworthy Shoes 2011-2012

Hands reaching or pointing to represent best of the best. I went through a phase where I had to collect shoes. Something about owning them made me feel more powerful or something, but as seasons pass I look at those same shoes I lusted after and realize they are no longer as desirable as they once were- no matter how cool the design (unless they are super classic and they never go out of style, like a converse or black loafer). It took me, oh…about 20 seasons to realize that the same thing kept happening over and over again, every season shoes were being accumulated with nowhere to go but the depths of my closet- so weird how different they look when they aren’t perched on a shimmering department store rack. The last shoes I bought were those D-squared spine boots and then…I stopped..But life is so boring without some snappy shoes! I hope my lust comes back with a vengeance. Okay, I’m going out now. Goodnight guys.

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Sep

15

Cheeky Packaging

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Sep

13

Industrialized Studding

This micro studded effect, as I mentioned before, is probably one of my favorite forms of garment decoration. Going through the comments it seems like the Versace post brought up some really great points about decoration that I actually agree with, but that doesn’t mean we can’t love what we sometimes rationalize as mindless. And I will now have to get my hands on a copy of that Adolf Loos book, but I have a feeling that the book will just reiterate thoughts that I already have on ornamentation..meaning..I’ll most likely agree with Loos. But… isn’t ornamentation worth it if your eyes are simply dazzled by the effect?

Designs below by Laurence Dacade, Alaia, and Versace.

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