November 5, 2013

Halloween Part 1: VIP Masquerade

When my friend K asked me for my mailing address, I have to say I was a little surprised.
"What are you going to do with my address? I see you every week..."

Well, turns out this little angel put me on the guest list for an exclusive party she has an 'in' with. And a week later, these goodies arrived: 2 VIP tickets to a Masquerade Ball and a gorgeous mask.

So on Halloween Eve, K and I slipped into our fancy dresses, strapped on our heels and headed to Aston Manor for their incredible Masquerade Ball.

The DJ was amazing and playing basically every song you have ever loved dancing to. And when the Go-Go dancers came out from the bathtub (yes, bathtub), I knew the night was just getting started.
Go-Go Dancers
Then glitter fell from the sky...

We hid behind our masks until we danced to much that it was pointless to try keeping them on. When it was finally time to go home, it was a sad realization that, not only did we both have work in the morning, but that this was only part 1 of our Halloween activities...

October 21, 2013

Hand Model Diaries

A couple months ago I was asked to fly to Los Angeles for a photo shoot.
The reason I was asked to go was to deliver product for the photo shoot that had arrived the day before. Getting the call at 10:00 PM saying that I needed to get on the 6:30AM flight to LAX the next morning was definitely shocking, but I was excited nonetheless!

By 9:30 AM the next day I was in a cab headed to West Hollywood. I got to the hotel where the photo shoot was taking place and was directed up to the Suite. Our brand's Ambassador was there, starting to dive into a day's worth of tutorials, b-roll and action shots. I had met many of the people at the photo / video shoot once before, so it was exciting to be in the suite with them while Katie Jane Hughes did her thing.

Well, one thing lead to another and I was asked to be one of the hand models in the how-to-get-the-look video's we were doing!

And a few months later, we launched our Holiday collection and I couldn't believe my little digits were featured as part of our Holiday campaign!

Want to watch the video's from the photo shoot? You can check them out HERE!


September 23, 2013

Oktoberfest Marathon

Any time Ku & Adrian host a party, I have to pace myself. Mind you, these are pretty typical parties - they have drinks, cheese plates, kids running around chasing the cats, you know, same old- but what isn't so typical are the conversations and the food.

Whenever I'm at Ku & Adrian's, I always leaving the party more educated than I would have imagined. They have quite wonderful guests and know a plethora of interesting people. Well mix these riveting people with Oktoberfest food and beer, and you've got yourself a partei!

There was an assortment of Bratwurst sausages, sweet kale salad, Schweinebraten (a succulent pork), and Knodel (potato balls) with a bacon mushroom gravy and of course, plenty of bier...

Liverwurst Mmmm...
Ketchup chips + a good ol' stein 
Follow Ku's foodie adventures: @ku_dj
Oh, and of course, there was German chocolate cake.

The food was brought out in rounds which kept me actively jumping up from my seat and dashing into the kitchen. Throughout the evening was feeding my hungry eyes as well as my stomach. Being among so many experienced travelers and cooks, I couldn't help picking their brain for their favourite recipes...

Then the dancing began. It just wouldn't be Oktoberfest without the Chicken Dance or a folk dance.

By the time the Seahawks had thoroughly demolished Jacksonville, I was sipping spicy German tea and heading home. Another great party, my friends. Danke!

Ps. Need a little pick-me-up? Watch this video- it's what I was watching below. Hi-lar-ious. x

September 8, 2013


My oh my. What a whirlwind!
It might surprise many of you (as it's surprised nearly everyone I've told here), that I had never been to New York until now. First time to the Big Apple and attending the infamous Mercedes Benz Fashion Week? I mean, it really doesn't get much better than that!

I am so grateful and excited to be here that half the time it doesn't even feel like real life. Like, for example, the other day I was waiting with my team to get backstage for a show, and Nikki Minaj walked past with her entourage. Or when I sat in on my first fashion show ever- now that is a feeling I will never forget. I think I can check something off my bucket list!

Lincoln Center
Tadashi Shoji show
Tadashi Shoji finale 
Coconut H2O = Ultimate hydration
Backstage at Nicole Miller
Backstage pandemonium 
Nicole Miller SS 2014 
Global Colour Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes for butter LONDON, Lead Manicurist at Lela Rose SS 2014

Lela Rose SS 2014
Backstage at Monique Lhuillier
Band of Outsiders Face Chart
Celebs sitting front row at Monique Lhuillier