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Opening Night of The Taste 2014

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Last night I got a preview of this weekend’s The Taste, hosted by The LA Times at Paramount Studios.

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Familiar faces…

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(Zach above; Chef Bruce, below.)

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…and of course food.

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There were a lot of mini sliders going on – my favorites were this Avocado Crab one on Squid Ink Brioche from Waterloo and City

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…and a Fried Chicken with the works from Plan Check.

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Basically, I was doing this all night…

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…and this…

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…but not this.  I left all the alcohol to Abe.

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He had a lot of non-meat options – from vegan pizza at Sun Cafe to a vegetarian one at DeSano’s….

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…and Urban Garden.

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Of course, we had our fair share of sweets.

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Such a blast!  Check out the food festival this weekend, where there will be all this…

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…and more!

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Sephora and Stuff

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Guys.  Did you know you can get a free makeover at Sephora if you spend $50 on products?  Even though I wear makeup almost every single day, I usually leave it to the pros – and my own technique is a bit a stale.  I think my last “lesson” was with a woman at the Estee Lauder counter at Lord and Taylor, 1993.

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Allie was amazing – she got me gussied up for a photo shoot with AnRong Xu

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…during which I filled up on FroYo (story of my life lately) and ate snacks for dinner.

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(FYI these Stonefire Naan Crisps are truly incredible.)

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Another summer night ritual – a frozen Caramel Brownie + my cozy leggings + #EverySimpsonsEver.

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Tonight is Opening Night of The Taste!  Here’s my recap from last year – hope to see some of you there.

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What’s New Pussycat

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Hey guys, how was your weekend?  Yes, I know it’s Tuesday but I’m still catching up from my the last few days of eats, Dirty Disney Art, frozen treats

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…and hanging with Aida Mollenkamp! She’s my next podcast guestsubscribe now to hear our chat before I post the episode on the blog.

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LA Food and Wine is this weekend, but I’m skipping it to go to FYF again.  The following week, I will be attending The Taste – since it’s in my hood – trying not to go too overboard with food, in the meantime…

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…I’ve mixed emotions about these “Skinny Sticks” – on the one hand, I hate that they’re marketing themselves as “Skinny” = “Good.”  On the other, I wouldn’t be snacking on them right now if they didn’t.

At least there’s not a bikini on the bag.

(By the way, they’re pretty good.)

Onto more serious subjects, we went to see Christy’s husband Jeff in the 10th Annual Snapshots Benefit.  The show is great, and the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Funding.  If you’re in LA, don’t miss next weekend’s show. (FYI Jennifer Coolidge and Sofia Vergara were in the audience on Sunday).

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I’m so proud of Abe for making his first serious BuzzFeed video about one homeless woman’s life living along The LA River – he was also in one where he fired a gun for the first time, but I loved the filmmaking involved in this particular one.  Hoping he gets to make more mini-documentaries like this, so if you’d like, please share.