Friday, February 28, 2014

Notice Something Different? :p

Got rid of the glasses and got contacts!

Would love to know what you dolls think :)

Hit me up in the comments!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


The Hubs mentioned I should document the things that I make.

So here's my awkward attempt.

I just want to preface this by saying I'm definitely NOT a food blogger (I've stated before.. I'm not really a ANYTHING blogger.. not a fashion.. not a lifestyle.. I just blog about whatever happens to be going on at the moment.)

But I just wanted to share with you guys some quick and easy meals that I do in my household :)

At this point I had already started prep/cooking so my pictures are awkwardly starting after I had already began lol. 

Omurice is traditionally made with chicken but the main component is KETCHUP!  You can read about Japanese Omelet rice/Omurice HERE on Wikipedia :)

I usually do about 1 to 1.5 cups of uncooked rice which makes about 3 servings.  A tsp of olive oil and I let the cooked rice sit on the pan for 10 to 15 min and flip that way it gets really crispy.  And then I sprinkle 1/4 cup of fried garlic (because garlic makes everything taste better but this part isn't necessary :) 

I always make Japanese Omelet Rice whenever the fridge is running low/things are going to expire ect.

So here I have 1 omelet already cooked roughly 1 raw egg
2 cups peas
2 cups broccoli (You can use less veggies.. but I tend to like to pile as much veggies into our food whenever we eat at home)
1 cup surimi (fake crab meat)
1 package of pork & mushroom meatballs (you can find this at any Asian grocery store)

Just pour the egg onto the pan and let it cook.  It's suppose to be SLIGHTLY raw like the egg on the left NOT on the right (to be totally honest I was distracted because Downton Abbey was playing in the background LOL.)

And then just add all the prepped foods in with the rice + 1 tsp of soy sauce and stir together.

(Traditionally Omurice is actually made with the ketchup COOKED into the fried rice but I don't like soggy fried rice so I don't do that but if you like it by all means :)

Afterwards I put the fried rice in a bowl and pack it tightly and flip it over onto the plate so it looks presentable.

And then just put the egg on top of the rice!

Lots of ketchup on top and my favorite Furikake and you're done! :)

Easy peasy under 30 min meal!

I hope you guys will try it and let me know how you liked it!!

BTW sorry for the awful photos/shadows.. we live in a REALLLLY really old building here in Germany and the lighting is horrible and we have very little counter space.  Coupled with the fact that my back is also turned away from the light source because the counter is really small causing shadows!! Sorry :(

Monday, February 24, 2014

OOTD: Electric Tribal

Jacket: BAMBOO SKY, Dress: F21, Tights: DKNY, Necklace: BAUBLE BAR, Midi Rings: F21, Watch: CHANEL, Shoes: BRIAN ATWOOD, Handbag: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Friday, February 21, 2014



Obsessed w/ that Croissant light on the wall!!! 

I want one because seriously is there anything better then a perfectly flaky and butter croissant.  I think not hehehe!

Freaked out there were like 6 impeccably groomed Shih-tzu's just strolling down the street.  Sadly didn't get a good pic but it was cutest thing ever!!

Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate Brownie

Densest Brownie ever..  so rich and decadent!!

Hello Kitty x UglyDoll Collab!

I'm actually slightly obsessed w/ the concept of UglyDoll.  You can read all about it here on it's Wikipedia page but essentially the concept is that "ugly" actually means "unique" & "special" and to remember that we're all unique!

I think (especially) in a world of "blogging" & "bloggers" everyone (bloggers, subscribers & yes even the haters!) become obsessed with this idea of "perfection" or what I like to refer to as "controlling the narrative" ie. what people perceive as reality.  

I've try not to subscribe to that mentality - I don't even consider myself a blogger I just "journal" my life and if you care to follow along you are more then welcomed to and if you don't want to don't! :) 

Life is hard and it's a struggle. I don't always blog about my struggles mostly because I didn't start blogging to talk about my struggles I wanted a mindless space to just talk about my life loves (The Hubs, my Fur Babies, Friends & Family) & my superficial loves (Luxury Goods, Travel & Food - the most important one lol!).  

The UglyDolls serve as an amazing reminder to be true to yourself and that we're all just human!!

Obsessed w/ the mirrored glass subway tiles.  

This would make a gorgeous kitchen backsplash! 

Although now that I think about it would probably be a pain in the butt to keep clear lol!  The fingerprints and smudges!!!  Eeks!


His work is so amazing!

This space is so kitchy and fun if you're ever in Dusseldorf it's worth a stop in for an afternoon pick me up :)

If you're into Pop Art the Ludwig museum right next to the Cathedral and it's pretty amazing (it's the unique metal looking building on the left)

Dim Sum!

Was randomly walking through Hotel Nikko and fell upon this MCM display!!!

Kushi-Tei of Tokyo

One thing I miss from Hawaii is Japanese Izakaya food!

Essentially it's a "drinking establishment" that serves Japanese bar food.  Luckily we were able to find a really delicious one and their menu is HUGE!!!  It sort of looks like a news paper advertisement and was 4 pages long!

Sesame Chicken Wings

Curry Fries

The most PERFECT fries I've ever had in my ENTIRE life.  I don't really know how to describe it but the outside was perfectly crispy and the inside was the perfect amount of potato and consistency.  It was really bizarre but good lol!

Chicken Karrage

Green Onion & Steak, Bacon wrapped Asparagus, Quail Eggs, Yakitori, Chicken Meatballs & Liver

My little family :)

Waygu Beef burger w/ Aged Cheddar & a Fried Egg w/ Onion Rings 

Super rich Semi-sweet chocolate milkshake

I have to say I was never ever really into Chocolate but I realize after moving to Germany it was just because I wasn't into the Chocolate in the US.  European Chocolate is a breed unto itself.  Not too sweet and the flavors are all very delicately balanced.

The colorful little balls were fruity & tart candy pieces!!

Japanese baked goods for the drive home :) 

Bye Cologne & Dusseldorf you've been amazeeee!