Sunday, September 29, 2019

Starstruck at Michael Mina SF 🀩 | ChicSassyMomEats

I'm a forever fangirl! If I can't see KDrama stars (who are aplenty in Manila), just feed me somewhere nice like a Michelin Star restaurant and I'll probably live another year missing fanmeetings (I'm holding on, I truly hope so!πŸ˜…). True story, we ate at this 2-Star Michelin Restaurant in Japan, I was absolutely charmed. I know it was fancy and pricey, but I just only realized why it's indeed such an experience after watching Bradley Cooper (🎀Shallow) in the movie Burnt. Plus, my brother works for a Michelin Star chef, so it's a joyful moment to see stars in a restaurant.

Wouldn't it be nicer if I already had my iPhone11 Pro back then, so the photos were taken like a pro blogger that I hope I could be albeit the low light setting? Oh well, next time.

Michael Mina SF Official Photo 
Here goes our 5-Course Dinner Menu. We had Pinot Noir to pair and more desserts. It's all new and so fancy to me. It was a mix and match of what I'm familiar (sort of), recommendations, and further indulging some more with the option to add additional fee (which they call supplement).

Bottom pix, counter clockwise: I knew we had starter for supplement. Course 1: Tartare of Ahi Tuna  | Course 2: Osetra Caviar Tajarin Pasta (Supplement $25) | Course 3: Wild King Salmon | Course 4: Yemenite-style Beef Ribeye (Sorry for the photo, I ate it right away πŸ˜‹) | Course 5: Jasper Hill Harbison Cheese 
I love sit-down dinner. It feels like unwrapping Christmas presents. You'll never know what's next. I relished whatever was served to me with much gusto. It helps that I'm adventurous. Dinners are always pricey, the 5-Course Menu comes with a base price of $165 plus all the supplement we had. It was so much fun. As expected, the same friend who treated us to that charming Japanese meal, was the same friend who made the gastronomic experience to Michael Mina possible. Daisuke-san, daisuki!  Now, I'm missing Japan.

The question remains, is it worth it with an average tab per person going for $250++? Well, I say, with special reasons to celebrate, why not? Though maybe a lunch trip for starter would be also as nice. Let's live in the moment. Cheers! 🀩

New Fave Skincare Products ✨ | #ChicSassyMomFinds #LushLife

Annyeong! πŸ€—It's beginning to look and feel like Fall. Autumn in my heart. It's my fave season. 🍁And here goes my new fave skincare routine...πŸ’πŸΌ‍♀️

From my most recent skincare post, only Avene Thermal Spring Water remains.
After double/triple cleansing (makeup wipes, facial wash, oil cleanser) Step 1: Avene | Step 2: Lush Eau Roma Water | Step 3: COSRX Advanced Snail Essence | Step 4: Lush Enchanted Eye Cream | Step 5: COSRX Advanced Snail All in One Cream | Step 6: Lush Celestial Moisturizer | Step 7: Lancome Renergie Lift Multi Action | Step 9: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask for nighttime
New skincare brand...from Kiehl's to Lush. You probably know that one reason I tried Keihl's was because of a KDrama oppa who was endorsing it πŸ˜…. Kiehl's is okay. But I did not see dramatic changes in managing my sensitive skin, calming redness and soothing irritations every so often. Lush is pretty addicting. After my first trip, I asked to sample Celestial Moisturizer, I love it! So I went all-in.

Monday, September 9, 2019

ALDO Amilmathien Red Ankle Boots ❤️πŸ‘ | #ChicSassyMomFinds

There's something about red shoes. They are such magnets of good, meaningful, and random conversations amongst friends and strangers alike. Here's my recent pair. It's so pretty.

Everybody's favorite ALDO Amilmathien Leather Ankle Boots $100+ 
"In search of a pair of shoes that are sure to “kick” some much needed attitude into your wardrobe (see what we did there)? Well look no further: we present the Amilmathien from cult high-street hero Aldo. With an unusual cut-out silhouette and skyscraper heel, these gems are one to wear from the office (if you’re feeling fiery) straight to drinks with friends and, well, on to the dancefloor. We’ll see you there!" -Selfridges Says

They are so beautiful. Soft, comfy and super stylish. I felt tall, sexy and extra pretty. #FeelingModel πŸ˜…I need a black pair. Oh my goodness, I'm running out of shoe space! πŸ™ŠBut, fret not, one can never have too many shoes. Our bed is big enough to keep more pairs. Cheers! ✌🏻

Of Weddings , #GucciShoes and #OOTD πŸ‘°πŸ» | I need a hobby! πŸ˜…

Ni Hao, friends! πŸ˜‰ Yes, yes, I'm still on CDrama Mode, and my love for a Chinese dongsaeng is as overflowing as before (see IG @noonadiaries ). Surprisingly, real life drama is keeping me busy (present tense) for the past weeks or so...from one working weekend to another. I'm so engaged!!! The funny thing, I must be driving everyone in our company insane with my relentless (although delivered at the most charming possible way, so I hope) messages, calls, after office hours, to the point that they are asking me to relax, chill and just (for goodness sake) take a day off. So today, I'm off, albeit reluctantly (I'm on sick leave, but please call me anytime! ✌🏻)! I will try my very best not to call or to send a single message to anyone today. Let's see! 🀞🏻I NEED a life...ooops, maybe I meant, I have a life, and they need theirs! And so, I'm back!

One fine, just another California weekend, we went to a wedding at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. 

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is a tourist destination when in San Francisco. Being Bay Area locals now, we didn't feel the need to visit just yet. So I was beyond ecstatic that my first visit was not for photo op πŸ˜… but to attend a wedding! πŸ’ƒπŸ»P.S. Plan your "tour" to the very scenic Half Moon Bay, ready your valet parking fee $50. πŸ˜‰

Now for the details of my #OOTD

Choices πŸ€”

At Nordstrom Rack, prices are superb πŸ‘ŒπŸ», except you are limited with the sizes. Unless it's your lucky day, then you get that one and only dress available that fits you. There's a mix of designer and house brands, the Blue Black is a Kenzo. The Black and white, I adore, but I couldn't fit. πŸ₯Ί
You know we have San Francisco Premium Outlets, right? It's not Cabazon, but we do have designer aplenty. If the Gucci shoe fits, buy it!!! It's just so beautiful.
Gucci Black Ophelia Floral Embroidered Sandals
I love weddings in California. They are cozy. The beautiful Half Moon Bay sunset is such a perfect setting for celebrating love. πŸ₯°Awwww, I've been watching too many dramas, so I'm drawn! Congratulations and Best Wishes! Cheers! ✨
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