Lynn – Walk Like an Egyptian

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It was c-c-cold tonight in Hollywood!

The L.A. premiere of “The People I’ve Slept With” took place at the historic Egyptian Theater, where it was the Gala Screening at Outfest’s Fusion Film Festival.

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I was scared to remove my shawl and brave the red carpet…

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…but I did it!

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Had to show off the Stella & Jamie dress I borrowed, after all! But I immediately bundled up once I was done being photographed.

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The theater was packed!

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Since we already saw the movie in San Diego, we skipped the screening. After our director Quentin introduced the cast and the film, Abe and I slipped out the back and over to dinner.

Walking down Hollywood Blvd. in heels made me feel a little like Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.” She doesn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame, but one of my favorite actresses, Cate Blanchett, does:

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Yup, that shawl fringe is definitely hooker-ish.

We went to Lucky Devils for dinner, which was only about 3 blocks away from the theater but felt like an eternity walking in heels in the cold.

Abe ordered a beer that looked so good…

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…even I had a sip!

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The menu had a lot of terrific options, including grass fed beef and free range turkey, but I decided to be like Abe and ordered the veggie burger, since they sounded so good: “Sauteed portobellos, shredded beets, almonds & walnuts, plus 21 other ingredients, white cheddar, fresh avocado, caramelized onions, house 1,000 island, wild arugula, and toasted brioche bun.”

Abe got his with sweet potato fries:

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I ordered mine without the cheddar – I felt like there was enough going on in that burger that it didn’t need it.

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And I was right – there were so many textures and flavors going on! I wonder what those “21 other ingredients” are. It was delicious, but extremely messy and fell apart with every bite. I had my shawl on the entire time so I wouldn’t spill anything on the dress! I shared about 1/3 of Abe’s sweet potato fries and pasilla garlic aioli.

Back to the theater for the after party – schmoozed, signed autographs, and took photos with fans.

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I’m just not used to all that walking and standing in heels! My feet were going to fall off so we headed home. It’s already 1:30 am – which is really 2:30 am because of daylight savings. ¬†Who is this wild woman?! Between the late bedtime, the beer, the heels, and braving the cold – it’s definitely been an out-of-ordinary night.

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  • http://luvtoeat.wordpress.com luvtoeat

    Wow Lynn, you look stunning in that dress! And you made the dress look equally as stunning. Cute shawl pic. Other than walking in heels in the cold, looks like you had a fun time :-)

  • http://www.speak2docs.com Wendy Lee

    You looked gorgeous. Guess you’ll have to make that designer your own!!!!! congrats on the red carpet walk… Bravo

  • http://theemptynutjar.wordpress.com theemptynutjar

    Lynn..i love following your adventures..so beautiful. Congratulations and you look beautiful. that restaurant sounds so wonderful.
    who is your favorite actor and actress anyway? who would be your “dream” co-stars and director? and do u adapt to comedy or drama or romance more?

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      there are very few actors/actresses that i DISLIKE (i tend to appreciate the unique talent in everyone) but i do gravitate towards anything kate winslet does. i am more influenced by directors – my favorites being spike jonze, woody allen…as for comedy/drama – i do it all, baby!

  • http://rainforestgurl.blogspot.com/ Melissa S.

    You look amazing in that dress!!! and congrats on the premiere at the egyptian! so much fun you had tonight!

  • http://simplylifeblog.blogspot.com/ Simply Life

    Oh I love that dress!

  • http://ramblingsondietandbeauty.blogspot.com GurlOnA”Diet”

    u look gorgeous! love the dress!
    must have been freezing though…O_O

  • http://itsawrapteacher.blogspot.com Yasmin

    You worked that red carpet like a pro my dear!

  • http://tangerinesandmarmalade.wordpress.com Susan

    Lynn you look amazing! I love that dress – it’s so unique with the braided strap. And that burger looks like the bomb dot com. Seriously – why do all the LA burgers you feature have the best looking buns?

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      yes! the buns are amazing – brioche-like and fluffy

  • http://ksgoodeats.wordpress.com ksgoodeats

    LOVE the dress! It’s really cute! Julia Roberts needs to get a star – what is taking them so long?! ;)

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      apparently, she doesn’t want one!

  • http://cward151.wordpress.com Chelsea Ward

    You look beautiful Lynn! That dress looks like it was made for you. You know what else looks gorgeous? That over-the-top veggie burger. The ingredient list alone sounds stellar. Sounds like you had a fun night out in Hollywood with the hubs. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • http://www.ilaxstudio.com/blog/ kilax

    You look so beautiful!

    Does Julia Roberts really not have a star? That surprises me. I wonder how they decide who will have them.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      apparently julia roberts doesn’t want one! usually you have to be invited, and then a $25,000 sponsorship fee as well.

  • http://fancythatfancythis.wordpress.com Ameena

    Beautiful dress Lynn! I feel you on the heels, I can barely take a few steps without killing my feet.

  • http://www.eatmovewrite.blogspot.com Jasmine @ Eat Move Write

    Lynn! I love you in that dress! Yes, it was a cold SoCal night. Glad you had a shawl!

  • http://canyoustayfordinner.com Can You Stay for Dinner

    What an amazing night! You look absolutely beautiful- love your dress!! I’m so glad you had a good time. You deserve it!

  • http://todayslady.wordpress.com/ Jaclyn@todayslady

    That’s so exciting, you looked gorgeous!!! Love the dress!

    Veggie burger looks good too :)

  • http://www.dariacancook.com Daria @ Daria Can Cook

    What a beautiful dress! You look amazing. Congrats on a fun night!

  • Shirley

    I missed this movie which was showed in HK last year…I hope it’ll be available in HK theaters again soon…

  • http://thefoodiediaries.com sarah @ the foodie diaries

    ah lynn, you look stunning! and the whole sneaking away for the most incredible sounding burger ever? i like the way you think…

  • http://livingandlovinginla.blogspot.com Erin @ Living and Loving in L.A.

    Lynn! Oh my goodness, you look AMAZING! So red-carpet! I love it! I’m so happy and proud of you, thatmust have been so much fun!!!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      Thanks Erin! One day I need YOU to dress me….

  • http://www.adventuresinwanting.com Kim

    I LOVE, love, love that dress. It’s so beautiful, and looks so great on you! I have never worn more than one-inch heels because I’m 5’11”. I don’t know how women do it! Glad you had a fun night :)

  • http://www.ChicagoMarathonVal.com MarathonVal

    Lynn you look gorgeous!!!!

  • http://www.weeklybite.com Estela @ Weekly Bite

    You are beautiful!

  • http://whydeprive.wordpress.com whydeprive

    LOVE that dress!! It looks awesome on you.

    That burger sounds pretty great, now is it just me or is the bun gigantic?

  • grace

    You look so~ gorgeous in that dress! :) I’ve been meaning to comment for a while, but never got around to it. I’m a student at UC Berkeley and I took an Asian Americans in Film and Video course last semester. We watched “Saving Face” in a class of about 200 students and when the time came to choose a topic for our analysis papers, I chose your film. I was really blown away by that piece, because not only did it portray social contexts that aren’t told about the AA community (having a baby out of wedlock as an older woman, non-heterosexual relationships, etc.), but the underlying messages about the difficulties and ambiguities created through generational differences and geographical separation within an immigrant community was beautifully told. About a month later, I came across your blog and was amazed to find you as part of the foodie blog world! I am going through recovery from ED myself, and I am so grateful that you shared your story with us because it is such an inspiration. We tend to point fingers at celebrities for being negative role models with body image and weight issues, but your story of struggle and your inner beauty really give many girls hope who have difficulties themselves. Keep up the awesome work, and I hope to find you in more amazing roles in the future! :)

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      thanks so much for your comment, grace – and for reading!

  • http://glidingcalm.wordpress.com glidingcalm

    you look stunning!!!!

  • Anna

    Fabulous Dress! And that veggie burger looked pretty fab, too!

  • Claire

    Holy Moly!!That veggie burger looks delicious:-)cc

  • http://moretolifethanlettuce.wordpress.com Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce

    omg you are so gorgeous, that must have been really exciting! congrats!

  • http://goodiesgalore.wordpress.com lpskins

    wow, what a life! looks like your hard work is paying off. You look truly stunning.

  • Ava

    Wow you look so beautiful! I started reading your blog a few weeks ago and watched your film “Saving Face” last week (you were fantastic in it btw). Your life is so exciting! Love your blog!

    – Ava

    P.S. How do they decide who gets a star on the Walf of Fame? You’d think THE Julia Roberts would have one…

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      hi ava – thanks so much for reading and for watching “saving face!” my life really isn’t that exciting, as you’ll see the more you read!

      re: walk of fame – usually you have to be invited, and then a $25,000 sponsorship fee as well. apparently julia roberts doesn’t want one!

  • greensandjeans

    You picked a WONDERFUL dress and it looked absolutely fabulous on you!

  • http://burpandslurp.com sophia

    Haha, I was wondering how those crrrazy celebrities can wear those scanty clothing all the time and not freeze! I see it’s only for a few minutes while the camera is clicking away.
    And you don’t need another person gushing about how gorgeous you are…but I will anyway! Dang you’re a hot sexy mama! :D

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I’m late to comment, and I know everyone else already told you how amazing you look! You are gorgeous! Sounds like a fun, cold, exciting evening! I hope you got to sleep in this morning…. :)

  • http://damnthefreshman15.wordpress.com Mimi Honeycutt

    Dang girl, you rocked it! Gorgeous!

  • http://foodologie.com Karla

    Ooh your dress is fabulous! You look lovely!

  • http://thoughtfulplate.blogspot.com/ kim

    Congrats! You looked radiant and what a burger you ate. :)

  • http://www.hernewweigh.blogspot.com Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life

    You look beautiful!

  • http://www.mealsandmoves.wordpress.com janetha

    AHHHH you are so gorgeous!

  • http://www.beingchelsea.com Chelsea

    Your dress was too cute!!! You look FAB!!!!!

  • Brandi

    what a fun night! sounds like everything went well, and I echo all the comments – LOVE the dress :)

  • imdiane

    you totally look like you had a blast!! :] love the dress!

    i hadn’t kept up with this blog for the past couple of months, just got back into today and realized how much i’d miss it and how it had become part of my life :]

    loving all your food discoveries!

  • http://www.thedailydietribe.com Iris

    Great dress! You look beautiful!

  • http://www.girl-heroes.com Jenn N.

    Lucky Devils is YUMMY!!! I used to eat there when I was studying improv at The Second City across the street! Congrats on your film!

  • http://Blessedhi5ive.wordpress.com BlessedHi5Ive

    Lynn – you are beautiful inside and outside..congrats!