Weekly Fix

weekly-fixFashion: I have asked myself this question a million times too! How to pronounce ASOS:

Beauty: I have done it. The world will have softer hands due to this amazing product from Archipelago Botanicals. I hate hand cream. I hate the way it makes my hands greasy and cannot stand smelling like flowers or chocolate for that matter. The “Soy Creme Milk No/3” is probably the best hand creme I have used in my life. That is a bold statement readers. It truly keeps your hands moisturized through numerous hand washings and smells delightful. Find it at your local beauty supply store.

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Lifestyle: Tomorrow I start my first Fly Wheel Spinning Class. I am not going to lie, I am nervous and excited at the same time. I used to spin for a good year straight but since have fallen off the bandwagon. Fly Wheel Sports is a new swanky spinning studio from New York setting its mark on West Coast Territory. Check them out here.

Music: Drake- Girls Like Beyonce

Random: I tried Coconut Water for the first time. Um, Bad idea. I want my $7.00 back.

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Weekly Fix

Beauty Tippin: Use a leave in conditioner for the winter season. Hair tends to get very dry this time of year.

Fashion Tippin: Try a metallic clutch for the holidays. Adds edge to any outfit.

Lifestyle Tippin: Run Forest! Run! Keep running readers, even if you trip and fall. Ok stop if that happens.

Song of the Week: Kate Boy- “Northern Lights”

Random: Why is it so awkward to eat in the car? (People stare)

Weekly Fix

BEAUTY TIPPIN: Keeping your eyes open while applying liquid
eyeliner will give you a straighter line.

FASHION TIPPIN: Shop for a pair of velvet leggings for the holidays. So festive.

LIFESTYLE TIPPIN: Manage your time wisely and you will see how much more you can fit in your day (As I waste time on Facebook.)

SONG OF THE WEEK: Calvin Harris ft. Florence- Sweet Nothing

RANDOM THOUGHT: I just cannot wrap my head around harem pants.

A Sculpture Made Out Of YSL Lipstick

The classic lip color by Yves Saint Laurent “Rouge Pur Couture No.1” has been used to create a fine art sculpture by French artist Fabrice Hyber. If you happen to be in Paris, this amazing piece of art is on show at The Palais de Tokyo. This is why I love art. Who would have thought to use 330 lbs of lipstick in this outlet.

Photo Credit: The Blush & Style Blazer

How You Know L.A. Has Gotten To Your Head

Vacationing in Los Angeles when I was younger was probably my favorite thing to do. Germany was just so cold, and yeah, cold. In LA, I had my grandma, I had all these Armenian family members, palm trees, and swimming pools. I loved it. But actually moving to LA, was more of a culture shock. All of a sudden the glitz and glam started to become a reality and those beautiful palm trees that I oh so admired as a kid, I wouldn’t notice anymore. Living in LA is much different from vacationing in LA. People, Places, and Food tend to be artificial and the term “LALA Land” could not be more fitting at times. With all of that, it really depends on the individual to take the best of Los Angeles and leave the rest. If you can do that, Hollyweird is actually a grand place. We got the weather, the stars, the boutiques, cinemas, the restaurants, and Disneyland, duh.

Here are the signs that LA has taken over you: 

1. Your Iphone does not misspell Christian Louboutin.

2. Besides good looks, checking out a potential dating candidates job, car, living situation, and dress style before even knowing their name (men and women.)

3. Knowing what Kale, Stevia, Vegan, Erewhon Market, and the movie “The Cove” is.

4. Swearing by Babycakes Cupcakes because Sprinkles and Crumbs are so last year.

5. Obsessing over NYC.

6. Signing up for Bikram Yoga, Soulcycle, or Cardio Barre.

7. Gucci this, Louis that.

8. Taking a picture of yourself at every single event in your life and posting it on Instagram. This includes dentist visits, work-outs, baby showers, while driving? How does that even work.

9. Only drinking wine or champagne.

10. Wearing boots, a scarf, and a hat when it is merely 70 degrees outside. God forbid its somewhat cold.

11. Abbreviating every word.

Obviously- Obvi | Dinner- Din Din | PerfectPerf | Crazy Cray | Whatever Whateves

Delicious Delish | CasualCaj | Adorable Adorbs | BummerBums | Hilarious- Hilar

12. Being too cool for everything.

13. You Brunch.

14. The thought of taking a bus, taxi, train, or riding a bike gives you flashbacks of dangerous gangster movies.

15. You are in Vegas or Palm Springs for everyone’s birthday.

16. You prefer Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Lactose Free Milk, or Rice Milk. Why is regular milk not good enough anymore?

17. Attending a Liberal Arts College.

18. Asking people if they attended a Liberal Arts College.

19. Speaking a foreign language. Because everywhere else, it’s not a big deal.

20. Driving a Mini Cooper.

We are all guilty. 

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Weekly Fix

Beauty Tippin: If the consistency of sunscreen bothers you, use a mineral based sunblock that applies just like powder.

Fashion Tippin: I think we can all retire our boyfriend jeans.

Lifestyle Tippin: Make a conscious effort to stop talking about other people.

Song of the week: Adele- Skyfall

Random: Wearing everything in your jewelry box and calling it an “arm party” is kind of annoying. There is an art to that too.

SPin to open at The Standard Downtown

Susan Sarandon is set to open her second location for SPin; a ping pong nightclub. Moving the idea from Manhattan to Los Angeles, the nightclub is set for its grand opening in November. Working with hotelier Andre Balazs, the place is set to have a $500.00 membership fee for regulars but a membership is not needed. The hotel’s chef which happens to be on the next season of Top Chef is in works of creating a special menu and beverage list. Stay Tuned for this social club to hit Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: LA Eater

Celebrities REAL Names

Most actors, socialites, and designers go by “stage names” for marketing purposes. Listening to the radio this morning, I learned DMX’s real name and thought to myself “I wonder what other celebrities have fake names?” I was going to put Jennifer Aniston on here but I couldn’t spell her last name for the life of me.

Babyface- Kenneth Brian Edmonds

Lil Wayne- Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.

Bozo the Clown– Larry Harmon (Hey, he was a big star)

Daddy Yankee Raymond Ayala

Nicholas Cage- Nicholas Coppola

Cher- Cherilyn Sarkisian (Armenian Pride)

Bob Dylan– Robert Zimmerman

Pee Wee Herman Paul Rubenfeld

Elton John– Reginald Kenneth Dwight

George Michael Georgios Panayiotou (Greek ey?)

Chuck Norris– Carlos Ray Norris (I love it)

Busta Rhymes Trevor Smith

Ciara– Ciara Princess Harris (lol) 

DMX- Earl Simmons

Jay Z– Shawn Corey Carter

Pink Alicia Moore

Lady Gaga– Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Miraj (still crazy)

Ralph Lauren– Ralph Lifshitz

Yves Saint Laurent Henri Donat Mathieu

Photo Credit: Retired in Delaware

Eden Burger Bar

Eden Burger Bar– 333 1/2 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91206
T: 818-552-2212
W: Eden Burger Bar 

Finding good burger restaurants is no task to take lightly considering the whole burger bar and gastropub scene is blowing up in Los Angeles. We got Umami, Stout, Father’s Office, amongst others that have been getting a lot of buzz. I used to love 8 oz on Melrose but due to internal mishaps, the restaurant no longer exists.

Technically we can’t talk burgers without Five Guys, In n Out, Tommy’s, Fatburger, and The Counter; but I am talking more of that gourmet swag. I have said it before and I will say it again, a good cheeseburger is my ultimate euphoria. Kind of embarrassing but there was a week where I ate a cheeseburger every single day (do not judge me.)

On a recent lunch outing, I came across Eden Burger Bar located in the heart of Glendale, California. Glendale wouldn’t be my first place to expect a killer burger joint but as the saying goes, never say never. Eden is tucked away within a shopping center on the corner of Chevy Chase and Verdugo Blvd. Walking in, the decor is ultra chic and cozy. Shades of dark purple, silver and black make up the main color scheme with some fabulous art hanging from the walls. The restaurant has a full bar, inside seating, as well as an outside patio. The hostess was sweet as can be and offered excellent customer service  throughout my stay.

The restaurants main focus is burgers but they also had pizzas, salads, and sandwiches to choose from. I chose the “Eden” burger cooked medium with their special remoulade and arugula. The restaurant gives you the option of a couple of different types of sides and dipping sauces as well. How fun right? I chose the bistro fries with some spicy ketchup. My delicious burger was served on a brioche bun, made with kobe beef, and topped with heirloom tomatoes. With one word, this burger was AMAZING. The prices are on point as well. Five Stars * * * * *

Everything about Eden struck me. The location, the service, and the tasty food. This restaurant is bound to catch on as they have already planned to expand throughout the city including Hollywood, Westwood, and Downtown. I have eaten a lot of gourmet burgers in my life and Eden Burger Lounge  is a #1 winner in my book. I will most definitely go back and spread the word.

Weekly Fix

Beauty Tip: Use Saline Solution to make your mascara brand new again. Only within a couple of months though not like 5 years…

Fashion Tip: If you are short-waisted, wear your shirts untucked. It takes the attention away from your waist.

Lifestyle Tip: Do not over think. The situation will not change due to over thinking.

Song of the Week: Waldeck- Get Up Carmen

Random: Dogs in strollers confuse me.