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I'd like to share what I know about: Fashion, Food

I'd like to discover more about: Green Living

I'm a curious foodie, a devout fashion gawker, and an unrepentant print nerd. I work at one of the last mainstream commercial magazines that's still printing.

Other things I'm interested in: product packaging, digital info technologies, contemporary Asian culture, high-low fashion, and California. Hit me up for anything related to the … more

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reviewed Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.). May 01, 2009
 I first glimpsed the installation piece, "Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)," at the Art Institute a few years ago. In those big, blank galleries full of austere, serious contemporary artworks …
reviewed Michelle Obama's Fashion. April 27, 2009
Ever since I wrote an detailed critique of Michelle Obama's inaugural outfit, I've just been itching to comment on some of her recent outfits in recent weeks. The narrative she creates of herself through …
reviewed Stella McCartney. April 27, 2009
Call me gender-bias, but I've noticed a difference between male and female fashion designers. The collections from male fashion designers tend to adhere tightly  to a high concept or a fantasy (Africana? …
reviewed Ici. March 26, 2009
Ici
I was pretty indifferent when Gourmet magazine declared ice cream the new "cupcake," meaning that it was the new trend dessert. Ice cream has been around forever, same old vat of frozen fat and sugar …
reviewed The City. March 13, 2009
Reality tv show
My experience of watching "The City" has been probably the most underwhelming of any TV show this season. It's been so boring that I don't even know if I'm going to watch the season finale this Monday …
reviewed Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper Pappardelle.... March 13, 2009
Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper Pappardelle Pasta
While I think almost all Lunch users can unite in solidarity that we love Trader Joe's, one question that's more difficult to figure out whenever I'm at a Trader Joe's is, "What do I buy?" In light of …
reviewed Crossroads Trading Co. March 01, 2009
This weekend, I found a black leather Bally handbag  at Crossroads Trading Co for $18. Great condition, suede lining, and sturdy, detailed stitching.  Do I need to go on?     Crossroads …
reviewed Goop. February 27, 2009
GOOP - Nourish the Inner EGO
I'd say I have a pretty high tolerance for low culture, including trashy reality TV shows and celebrity nonsense. I vicariously live through the Real Housewives of Orange County. I read US Weekly pretty …
reviewed Top Chef, season 5. February 25, 2009
Top Chef, Season 5
One of the interesting things about reality cooking competition show Top Chef is that the judges favor quality of the dish over innovation or complicated techniques. The way the dishes are judged is simple: …
reviewed Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 show. February 21, 2009
Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 show
I don't know about you, but I thought there was something very nostalgic about the Fall 2009 Isaac Mizrahi show. It evoked the Upper West Side of the early '90s, and the kind of weatherbeaten, shaggy …
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July 09, 2009
Where are you, Ling??
July 26, 2010
Yep, still here. What can I say? I suck. :)
July 26, 2010
we're glad you're still around.
July 26, 2010
Thanks! Still here.
 
June 15, 2009
Why don't you review some films that take place in Chicago and expound upon the various locations where they were shot and whether you've ever been to them. Both the recent Batman and Spider-Man movies have done some shooting there, if my memory serves me correctly. :)
July 26, 2010
I was just thinking about this. You'll be happy to know that Transformers 3 was just shooting down the street from my office last week. They had to clear off Michigan Ave. Sadly, no Shia LeBeouf sightings.
 
April 13, 2009
Haha. I am actually about to upload a couple texts about carnivorous plants. When you say fruit flies, you mean those annoying things like these (and a close up!)? That is a Drosera filiformis that I used to grow. My favorite species of carnivorous plants are a tropical plant called Nepenthes. Here are some pictures of some others I have grown.

Good growing!
April 13, 2009
Eek, your pics are very accurate, too accurate. Yes, I believe we're talking about the same thing. I'll take note of the Nepenthes. It must be a less labor-intensive than using a fly swatter! Love the write-ups on your blog!
April 13, 2009
It certainly is much less involved than a flyswatter; however, it is a little disheartening to see fifty dead bugs at one time. Where did they all come from? How many more are there?!

I got a peace lily from my mother in law once that was infected with thrips and I placed a couple of plants like in that picture and a week later the pest problem was neutralized.

I just posted a review for a CP text with some more pictures you might enjoy. Thanks for the comment about my blog. I'm still getting familiar with the blog-o-sphere so it still has a pretty basic appearance. A work in progress, like everything!
 
April 13, 2009
2005 Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano  This wine will need a little decanting so it can open. This will go with most pasta dishes or even pizza.  The 2005 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon wine review is sold at TJ's as well and is very versatile wine! If you like a Chardonnay, the toasted head is very good and very inexpensive! Salute!
 
April 12, 2009
Ling thanks for the recommendation and the kudos! You ask a good question about the fermenting of frozen grapes and whether or not it's a faux pas? On the contrary it is actually something which is highly desired. There are Wines from Sauternes, especially the Premier Cru Superior estate Ch√Ęteau d'Yquem, which can be very expensive and highly regarded. Regarding Ice Wines some of the best come from Germany and Canada and are quite pricey as well. One of the categories they fall under is Tokaji wines & Trockenbeerenauslese,  which are referred to as Ice Wines and also as late harvest wines.  Some folks consider these to be a dessert wine! I hope that was helpful? Seeing you live in San Francisco you have access to some great wine shops like the Jug Shop and of course Napa and Sonoma, etc. on your doorstep! Have a great week!
April 13, 2009
Thanks, you're super-helpful. I feel very special to be friends with a wine expert! ;)
 
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