What’s New Pussycat

As promised – my latest #AsianDessertHeritageMonth video is now up on BuzzFeed!

I can’t believe May is almost over, and so is my time as Beauty Collection Stores’ Beauty Curator – here are my favorite trendy makeup pickssome beauty tips, and my definition of “beauty.”

Lynn Chen Makeup

I’ve been recording a couple podcasts that aren’t my own – one co-hosted by my Dying to Kill co-star Dwayne + (The Movie Night Podcast) and one with my College Buddy Nick Hoffa (Eyeline Podcast).  I highly recommend subscribing to both.  (And for my fellow actors, Nick’s got an upcoming free workshop, while Helenna has a headshot deal!)

eyeline podcast

We did our usual Memorial Day Weekend Movie Marathon.  I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since we started this tradition – this time we went to the the theaters to see Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, and Ex Machina – all of which we enjoyed very much.  The latter had us craving a little raw fish next door to The Arclight at Blue C Sushi.

Blue C Sushi

Over in the blogging world, Carrie dedicated an entire post to me!  I almost cried when I woke up and read it; such an unexpected honor.  And my friend Audrey has a new book out!  If you didn’t know what “Cake Barring” is, you will after reading it.  It’s full of recipes and illustrations, too – she’s got a signing tonight at Book Soup that I’m going to try to be at!

Sitting in Bars with Cake

Speaking of drawings – this one of me was done by the peeps over at Caffe Concerto.


It thrills me every time I look at it.  So does this comment I got over at Weibo.


Last but not least, I have a giveaway for those of you in Los Angeles – two tickets to see the new musical Waterfall at the Pasadena Playhouse, any time between May 29th to June 28th.  All you have to do to enter is send an email using the form here with the subject “Waterfall” – I’ll pick a random winner June 7th.  And for 20% discount tickets, just use the code AD20 when you order online.

Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

Right across the street from Erewhon, tucked into a teeny (and I mean tiny) space off Beverly on Stanley Avenue, is the cuuuuuuuutest shop.

Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

Pygmy Hippo was recommended to me by Abe – he told me if I ever needed a place to get a cool gift, this was it.

Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

I needed something for Leslie’s birthday, so  I wound up picking up a necklace (that you can also buy in their online store)…

Pygmy Hippo Shoppe Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

…and a vintage tea bag holder (<—I wish there was another word for that).

Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

All beautifully wrapped up…

Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

…by the store’s super cool proprietor, Emi.
Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

As if it couldn’t get any more awesome, the day I stopped in, there were puppies.


More info on adopting them at Mae Day Rescue, right up the street!

Puppies for Adoption