Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
''I know you been poking her all day," haha bitches be crazy these days.
I want to just pretend I'm ordering water in a fancy glass, since that's what it looks like, right? Shit, I wish it was that easy but we all know water won't make someone that can't dance bust out moves on the dance floor, like they're bringing sexy back, or make someone tell all of there friends they love them oh so very much and then start crying. Word.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This Sunday we attended the Grand Opening of the Agave Inn Motel, located at 3222 State Street. Rooms were opened for viewing, margheritas, horchata, and tamales were served, pinatas were swung at, and complimenting tunes were played by DJ Magneto http://www.myspace.com/djmagneto.
Just as we expected from our previous post, the interiors were decorated with vibrant colors, and a modern flair. Unexpectedly however, some of the rooms had interesting views, including various murals provided by http://www.artfordorks.com/
Throughout the opening, which was frequented by a crowd of lively fashionistas, I couldn't help but notice one thing. The Shoes. This place was filled with the most original and appealing shoes.
Also noticed, a large portion of the attendees were new, hip parents. I cannot help but be envious of these people for their knack for fashion and art while still dealing with the pressures of parenting. I want to be an electro-mom.
More pictures and booking information can be seen here
If you've hung out with Erica and I this summer, you are sure to have heard of the infamous Mongolian BBQ. What appears to be a shady shack from the outside, is actually some of the best Mongolian food we have had. What we refer to as Mongolian BBQ is actually a place called Ming Dynasty located at 290 Storke Road in Goleta. Why do we love this place? For the BBQ buffett! They carefully arrange an array of raw vegetables, meats, and sauces while you get your own bowl and layer on any and all the ingredients you like. While Erica loads her plate with meat and noodles, I like to pack in all my veggies. You can them top them with a variety of sauces including chili oil, curries, Mongolian BBQ sauce, teriyaki, garlic, pineapple juice, etc.
After you have created your bowl, you set it for the cute little man to cook for you.
After he has tended to your food, you are presented with a fresh plate of your own "chow mein"
For $7.95 for lunch from 11-4 and $12.95 for dinner, this is definetly value for your buck!
As you may or may not have known, I just returned from a weeklong roadtrip from one of my favorite cities, Portland, Oregon. Why Portland? Portland has remained one of the most artistically centered, music oriented, and alternative cities on the Northwest. It's a cleaner, sounder San Francisco. Amazing bands such as The Shins, The Decemberists, and Elliot Smith come from this city. They even have numerous webpages devoted to their music scene http://www.indiemusicportland.com/
It is not uncommon to see art galleries on every block, 4 block long bookstores, an array of vintage boutiques, and an abundance of coffee shops, including their signature Stumptown Coffee. There was even a small strip on SE Stark St. that included several vegan shops including Sweet Pea Bakery, Skapegoat Tattoo, and FoodFight! Grocery.
Gluten Free Vegan Baked Goods from Sweet Pea Bakery
With all these attractions, what I most liked about Portland was the originality. It seemed as if everyone there had their own style, their own opinions, and their own personality. No one was aiming to be anyone else and no one looked or acted like the social norm. It is a city where you are free to be anything and anything really does go. If you haven't had a chance yet to visit, I suggest you do.