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 
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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

September 4, 2013

Concrete Jungle: New York City

I made it to the Big Apple!
It's been such a great adventure so far, I can't believe 3 days have already flown by. Going into this trip with a "business only" attitude, I didn't do any planning in terms of sightseeing or research on anything. I have a list of restaurants to try (naturally) and a packed schedule and that was it.

But somehow I found myself at some of New York's most recognizable landmarks with one of my best friends. It was surreal. Grand Central Station at 1:00AM? Gorgeous. The Empire State Building lit up for Labor Day? Incredible.

Plus I got to see some truly great people that I haven't seen in years. A-maz-ing.

It's been a great week so far, but tomorrow the real work begins...!