Wednesday, June 27, 2012

David Yurman Fashion Show

I love working. I love being busy, and last week I was fortunate enough to walk in the David Yurman Fashion Show!!! :) I was sooooo nervous before the show. But thankfully everything went smoothly (I did not trip or fall flat on my face...whew) AND I had a blast! Best of all, I got to work with Yu Jie!! :) She always calms me. THANK YOU! I love you. Life is good.

Makeup time! :)
My gorgeous cousin, Yu Jie, backstage.
Thank you so much David Yurman!!! :)
:DDD Fun fun fun!
 Jie came to watch us, and snapped some on her iphone! ;) THANKS JIE! Love you too.
Strutting my stuff ;)
Now....the pro. She's amazing.
Hot stuff. Seriously. Sorry fellas, she's taken ;)
Yu Jie, getting interviewed! Love the lighting!
Backstage! Great show everyone! Yu Jie (Irene), moi, Anthony, Jocelyn, and Winnie <3

My aunt is one of the best cooks I the night before the show, I went over for dinner...and my favorite PERUVIAN dish was being made...Frijoles (red beans) soaked in pork belly, bacon, tomato, and MORE red beans sauce!!! So I had that for dinner (before the show), breakfast, and lunch leading up to the show!! It's super healthy and gave me plenty of energy!! :) beans/pork/bacon...Oh my! Yes, please. It's delicious. I dont know what else to say.
Citrus-y onion mix!! Cilantro..lots of it! YUM!!! :D
Thank you everyone! :) Stay tuned for more food!!!

<3 Always, Jess

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I've been a lot more busy these days! :)  One beautiful Sunday, I partook in a makeup demo with my dear friend Siena Tsang, spent an awesome afternoon at church, and enjoyed a lovely dinner and chat with jie.

It was my first time at SML, Iv'e always seen this place every time I go to Times Square, but FINALLY I got to try it. It's quite a cute concept. Large variety of food choices, you pick the size you want. Small, medium or large.
Siena (multi talented Model & makeup artist!)
Medium Mediterranean Fish Soup w/ Garlic Mayonnaise & Croutons for moi-
Small soup for jie! Plain, watered down...jie says "WAY TOO SALTY"...Hmmmm, not a good start.
Medium Coriander Crusted Seared Tuna w/ Vegetable Salsa, Sake & Soy Dressing was not a salad, there wasn't ANY veggies. But the tuna was good!
Medium- Grilled Cod w/ Miso & Pickled Vegetable! The cod was alright, but the green's were GREAT!
Pork Tenderloin w/ Rich Tomato Sauce, Olives & Mozzarella Cheese- Cheesy-licious! Pork tenderloin was a bit rough
Small Mac n Cheese...Tasted like the Kraft Mac N Cheese from a box! Not good...
Crispy Pork Belly w/ Red Cabbage & Apple Coleslaw (You can't really tell what that is. Crispy, juicy and salty!)
Fine..pork belly. YOU were good :)
Overall, everything just tasted average(that's never good!) I kept ordering more food, because I wanted to taste something, anything better.... perhaps I had just ordered wrong but SML, I really had much higher expectations for you. I was fairly disappointed with the outcome. Guess it's time to close the book on this one. At least I'll never have to wonder every time I walk by it in Times Square now ;)

SML 2577 3444
11th Floor, Times Square
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

<3 Always, Jess

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

If you know me. Then you know I love all types of cuisines. And, well this past month I've had the STRONGEST Indian food craving (it's still there!)...Lo and behold, I had a job coming up, so I did not give into this craving. But I did give into another craving...Thai :)
Pomelo Salad. Sweet, hint of salty-ness, but all REFRESHING!
Crying pig.... :DDDD i love pork. It's my favorite meat/protein (other than eggs!)
Fried egg pancakes!!! Oysters, bean sprouts and eggs!! :) Very oily..but hey..NOT as bad as curry would have been ;)
Dessert- THAI ICED TEA :) I looooove this
It's not a grand meal by any means. But the food was hearty, reasonably priced and my tummy was satisfied :) This plaza has a ton of other restaurants. Next time I'm in Causeway Bay, I'll be sure to check them out!

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine 2890 1993
Shop C-D, 6/F Lee Theatre, 
99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay

<3 Always, Jess

Sunday, June 24, 2012

1/5 Nuevo

My lovely sister, the media maid...has an awesome new job in... HK, no less! I'm so happy and beyond proud of you, jie. I have yet to congratulate her on this rather challenging feat. Sorry! For the lack of material..I actually have tons of food posts coming up!! Promise! Stay tuned! Anyway, jie's the newest Social Media Editor and Feature Writer (quite a mouthful) at Time Out Hong Kong!!!

Challenging? Oh yes. She came from LA with nothing planned 3 months ago. No job, no meetings, interviews, nor plans. And, in under 2 months she was given the chance to do what she truly loves. (Read her blog. She's an amazing writer.) Time Out HK, thank you SO much for hiring her and giving her this opportunity. I couldn't stand her being home all the time. I kid, I kid, jie! You know i miss you. Every. Single. Day ;)

Ok...before I stray some more...we went to celebrate her new position at 1/5 Nuevo on Start Street in Wan Chai. Star Street is becoming a really hip eatery area!
My soothing cup of water?..... ;)
NOPE! It's my seafood Gazpacho- tangy, refreshing and cold! Good start to clean my palette..
Sauteed Mushrooms. Perfectly drenched in olive oil!
Smoked Salmon/Seabass...citrus-y and gosh. you can't go wrong with smoked salmon.
Grilled Iberico pork belly and beans....need I say more!? :)
BREAD! YUMMY HOT AND FRESH! Crispy on the outside, soft and dough-y on the inside!
Potato Brava neuvo-chorizo... Scrambled eggs and potatoes. I LOVE this place.
Churros ~ Lemon Sherbet~ Hot Chocolate Molten Cake :)
1/5 Nuevo made me a really happy girl. Food was great! Service was excellent. Our waiter must have filled my water cup 8-10 times (without me asking!) I drink a ton of water....and he passed!VERY satisfying meal with the one person I will share my LONGEST RELATIONSHIP with, EVER. (Let that sink in.) Think about it. Your sibling?!? They're stuck with you, for better or for worse. Luckily, I'm very fond of this one.

I Love you. Your stuck with me. MUAH HA HA (Evil, menacing laugh.)
1/5 Nuevo 2529 2300
9 Star Street
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Elite Concepts is behind 1/5 Neuvo, I want to try their other restaurants. Do you guys have any recommendations? Or any other Spanish/Tapas places?! Let me know!

<3 Always, Jess

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lei Garden & BMW Shoot

As you know, I'm big on family...big on food..big on family gatherings surrounding food...list going on and on :) Life is good...I'm blessed. Ok, before I stray some more.... One afternoon I rushed over to meet up with my cute parents and sister for some good ol' Lei Gardens lunch, I had a fun BMW shoot! :)
Moi... :) I miss driving.
...Let the dim sum food porn begin, shall we?
Hot, crusty, flaky, milky egg tarts came first.... :) I'm hungry right now.
Steamed Cabbage, healthy tasting ;)
Rice Noodles (I don't actually know what they're called)
Fish/Shrimp Siu Mai
"Cheung Fen"
CHICKEN FEET.. :D I really like this, Chewy, chrunchy...XO saunce-y ;) YUMMY
Chinese Soup...very soothing
Soup-> Insides ;) Pork, veggies
LAST BUT NOT THE favorite dim sum dish of all times...LOR BOR GAU! I can on and on about this radish cake dish. No, seriously, ask anyone.  I like it steamed, fried, in my soups, as a garnish. It just makes me think of my abu's home cooked meals. Who by the way is the BEST cook, ever.
Well, fine..LAST but also not the least...These cuties. <3

Lei Garden 2506 3828
Shop 1003, 10/F 
Times Square, Causeway Bay

<3 Always, Jess

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Photo Shoot w/ Paul Gor

I needed some new photos for my blog! So when my jie's friend, Paul came into town...well that's exactly what we did! :) Photo shoot time!!
Why, hello there
 Natural light :)
Chicken Wings...Always good :)
I loveeeeeeee you, jie. Well, you know that one already :)
Thank you Paul!
Paul is an awesome photographer. Thank you. He's based in Singapore now..but please check out his website!!! We shot everything in under two hours AND we had the time to go grab afternoon tea at Greyhound Cafe. Win :)

Have a great week!

Greyhound Cafe
Shop 1082, Podium Level
IFC, Central

<3 Always, Jess