Posts Tagged ‘San Gabriel Valley’

Durian TIME

July 3, 2009

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I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, both in San Gabriel and Alhambra, and have recently moved back to my old hood since living in downtown L.A.  I truly love being back on my old stomping grounds and particularly enjoy showing my boyfriend all the things I’ve missed about the SGV.  Today we stopped by a new-ish restaurant in Valley Plaza called GREEN ZONE.  It is an organic restaurant with Hainan chicken on the menu, so how could I stay away?  Super cute, modern, and green inside.  I suggest you check it out and order something delicious.  My dear friend Diana Quach recommended it to me and I’m glad she did.

Considering our location, the S.G. Superstore was an absolute stop on our Thursday night romp.  I dropped by the Art Land booth inside to stock up on some stickers and I ran across the infamous SGV visor! I kind of fell in love with the gold lace on this one.  What do you think? How am I going to drive while wearing this?

Lastly, I’d like to make a shout out to durian.  If you haven’t tried it, you haven’t lived!  It is OK if you hate the smell, just give the fruit a chance.

Wearing vintage Chloe jacket, Target dress, Jeffrey Campbell sandals, and Anya Hindmarch for Vanity Fair tote.

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The Week in Photos

December 29, 2008

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Since you know that the Fashion Intel is back after a morose December, there is no better time then now to show you what I have been up to this week.  Last weekend we had a lovely trip to the desert, where we stayed at The Parker Palm Springs.  I’ve said this before – they have the best orange juice at Norma’s!  It tastes just like when my grandparents brought me fresh squeezed from their own trees.  The Jonathan Adler decor is amazing, especially his ceramics and photography choices in the rooms.  Carol Channing overlooking our toilet was amazing.  We played a round of croquet, sipped cocktails at the lemonade stand, and simply enjoyed the cold desert air.  The snow capped mountains were also a lovely sight to see.  If you’re going to stay in one place in Palm Springs, chose The Parker, if not only for the Hermes soap in the room.

While in the desert, I picked up this amazing 3.1 Phillip Lim short coat [pictured right].  I’ve already got some good wear and compliments from it, so it was absolutely worth the investment.

After the holiday, my mother, sister and I decided to check out the remolded Macy*s in Pasadena because my mom bought me some Calvin Klein’s in the wrong size.  She knew she did, but she thought if I had something physical to open on Christmas, it would be more fun.  Can I just say that Calvin Klein has some on the softest cotton, next to The Row of course.  While browsing, I fell in love with this Marc by Marc Jacobs coat [pictured left], but I knew my mom wasn’t going to throw down $558 right after Christmas, er, ever.

On Friday I had a few hours of free time in the SGV, so I called up Phuong and we hit up Target and Lee’s for Vietnamese coffee [yummy!]  The Target in Alhambra always puts out its Go International early, so I thought we could check it out for the new Thakoon installment.  What do you know, we were in luck!  I picked up that lovely dress and floral coat, all gifts of mother when I showed her the receipt.  What a Friday night, topped off with $15 Chinese massage.

Last but certainly not least, is my favorite new piece of jewelry [pictured right].  This amazing piece was given to me by the amazing Stefani Greenwood for Christmas.  It’s made of pyrite, and has magical powers that will aid in my cardiovascular system.  Who couldn’t use that?  I’ve been wearing it everywhere and everyone wants to know where I got it.  One of a kind.  I think her and I should make jewelry together in 2009.