Monday, July 26, 2010

Count Them

How many cool murals can you find while roaming the side streets of La Mission?

A handful, I'm sure.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"It" Girl Checklist

Around The Bay Gal Xtine and I got fancy in Los Angeles this pass weekend. We were trying to imagine a typical day of a Hollywood “It” girl, and tried to replicate what their day would be like. What would Miley Cyrus' day be like?

Shopping. (We need an Opening Ceremony in SF)
Tanning… followed by the gym and laundry?
Frolicking pool side, but never getting in. Hair issues, duh.
Drinking champagne… lots of champagne.
Dancing the night away.
But unlike Hannah Montana, Xtine and I have 9-5s and don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on booze, shoes, and clothes. So our It-girl fantasy only lasted for the weekend until we came back to San Francisco. I miss L.A.'s hot sun.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Made A Lil' B.F.F.

I met Lil' Kim last night. I guess that takes care of #11 on my bucket list! If you know me personally, you know that I'm a die hard Lil' Kim fan. Not the stalkerish-obsessive type, I promise. Okay, maybe borderline obsessive, but I swear I'm not like that crazy chick in that one Beyonce flick.

The Queen Bee, a.k.a. Ms. Frank Whyte, a.k.a. Honey Girl, a.k.a. Kimberly Jones performed 2 shows at Hotel Nikko's Rrazz Room here in San Francisco. So of course I had to jump at the opportunity to see her! Luckily I did because her 2 scheduled shows sold out in a matter of hours.

She really is little! She literally stood up to my chin even with her crystal encrusted Christian Louboutins on. Lil' Kim put on a fun show, she really knows how to work her audience of adoring fans. Midway through the show, she pulled me onstage where we shared a moment... Yeah, Kim and I totally shared a moment.

If you watch closely, she passes the mic to me! Another goal to check off my bucket list... #39: Rap on stage with Lil' Kim.

I had a great time at the show. This weekend, I'll be migrating down south to Los Angeles with Miss Samra (Around The Bay Gal Blog) for some L.A. loving amongst other fun things... L.A., here we come!

Friday, July 9, 2010

No Cocktails In The Rainforest Exhibit

Which sounds more appealing:
A) 20+ dollars admission, long lines, plethora of loud children.
B) half priced admission, grown ups, cocktails, music.

B, Final answer! Instead of paying 20+ dollars to enter the Academy of Science, you can get in for half that price and have a cocktail at the same time. After my membership expired, I realized it's more cost efficient to go to their Nightlife At The Academy on Thursday nights.

Thomas and Frankie catching virtual butterflies. Every Thursday night, the Academy features a certain exhibit/musician/lecture for the 21 and up crowd in the evenings. Which is a good opportunity for the 9-5ers who have never been. For the most part, a majority of the exhibits are open, although some close early (ie: the rain forest exhibit). And the best part is you can avoid the little kids who tend to be there in the day time. Hooray for 21+ events!

Drag queens have the fiercest shoes.

Thank you QuynhLatifah for my new sig! Check out Quynh's blog under my links in the side bar: The Crusade For Creativity.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sun Diego

I wish every weekend could be a holiday weekend :(. San Francisco's my home, but San Diego was quite lovely.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Threads Upon Threads Upon Threads

Hi from sunny San Diego :). I’m currently down south for the much needed holiday weekend and it feels oh-so-good. I haven’t even been here for a full day yet and I’m already having a blast… Adios concrete city, hello hot beaches.

A couple weeks ago, Jacquelynne mentioned that the Thread Show was happening next to the San Francisco Design Center in SOMA. Considering I spend more money shopping for clothes than shopping for groceries, I decided to check it out… Who needs to eat anyways, right?

Think of the Thread Show as a flea market full of clothes, accessories, and art. A shopaholic’s dream, I’m sure. And luckily for me, I went with 4 shop addicts ready to get their fix. There were also 2 fashion shows sponsored by SF’s own 7x7 Magazine. I totally missed it though.

Unfortunately, I didn’t find any threads at the show, but I did score this awesome ring. The lady I bought it from designs all types of bracelets and rings and vendors them out to Barneys and Bloomingdales and such. Buying straight from the designer = $120 bracelet for $20 = Major savings = happy customers.

Other happy customers: Kit, Jonathan, Jacquelynne, Addy.

Happy July 4th weekend, everyone! I’ll be catching some San Diego rays tomorrow at the beach while listening to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”… Oh, did I say that out loud?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Living Proudly

Oh Pride. Thank you for showing me a great time as well as showing me the Backstreet Boys' receding hairlines. See ya next year.