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RA Sushi: 1080 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309

Hey Friends,

So a while ago, I got the opportunity to go to RA Sushi with the Atlanta Eater Editor, Sonia Chopra! Sonia was designing a roll for a sushi contest, whose proceeds would then be donated to charity. Prior to this experience, I had never been RA. But after this experience, I will DEFINITELY be going back!  Here are a few pictures of  my experience at RA (my memory is a little hazy– bare with me, and remember, I LOVED IT– SO DEFINITELY CHECK IT OUT!):

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We ordered these insanely spicy Shishito Peppers, which were sautéed in an Asian seasoning. 

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I loved my lunch — I suggest you order the  BARA CHIRASHI BOWL, which consists of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp, avocado & cucumber with Asian green vegetables, mixed with poki sauce; served over rice

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I honestly cannot remember what Sonia ordered, but it looked pretty! 

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The chef taught us how to make sushi! Apparently the rice has to be incredibly fresh, so every 30mins to an hour they throw out the rice in the rice maker and make new rice for the rolls! 

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Sonia created a roll, and this is the final product in many different forms!Image

This is the form that was presented to the audience! 

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Yum!

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Here is Sonia with the chef! 

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Here I am with the chef! 

This was an incredibly fun experience. Seeing as I love food, I loved being able to discover the intricacies involved in sushi making!  My outfit consists of a striped top I purchased from Forever 21, and black jeans!  The striped top is so versatile, the material doesn’t need to be ironed, and it looks great with loose black linen shorts, or even tucked into a work skirt!

See you later!

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Party Bus – ATL

Party Bus - ATL

This past weekend I took a party bus with some friends! It was AN incredibly fun weekend. Although, I did NOT want to use this blog to discuss my life or things that I do socially —I’ll purposely slip up JUST once.

We first took the party to FOX BROTHERS BBQ.
If you haven’t heard of FOX BROS BBQ, it’s seriously the best BBQ in ATL. I absolutely love the food and the service is AWESOME! I got the FoxBros Burger, with a side of Mac n Cheese & (the award winning) Chili!

After dinner, we went to Flip Flops. Flip Flops is a College esq. bar, they play awesome music upstairs and downstairs, but upstairs is where the party is AT. Everyone is dancing, and enjoying the DJ –who, by the way, DOES NOT TAKE REQUESTS. The dance floor is small, and the upstairs gets extremely packed by 12!

NEXT, we went to COSMO LAVA. Cosmo Lava, has a dress code, so NO flip flips allowed BROS. Cosmo Lava has a million different dance rooms, which is cool, but overwhelming, since everyone ends up in different areas of the massive club. So it’s hard to keep track of what is going on, and where everyone is! It’s great for a wide variety of people, races and music! It’s truly an eclectic joint!

OOTN: As you can see we went to completely different venues through out the entire night, so I wore white shorts, and a coral linen shirt. The shorts are from Arden B. and the Linen shirt is from J. Crew. I decided to pair it with some light arm candy, diamond studs, & NUDE kitten heels from NineWest (to make sure that my attire would be night time appropriate, and not look way TOO casual). The purse i’m wearing is just a plain black messenger bag from Forever 21 (I LOVE the bag, I’ve had it for around a year now, and it’s awesome, I wear it more than any of my other 20 purses–it goes to show, a simple black bag can go a long way!)

Park Picnic!

I absolutely love picnics! They’re my favorite part of the spring and summer season.  I just went on one yesterday– the weather was in the high 70’s, a little windy, great company & not to crowded. I couldn’t have been any happier. We enjoyed drunken goat & manchego cheese, a baguette, curried chicken salad, & tiramisu!

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All of the treats were from Alon’s!  The tiramisu was perfect: light, not to sweet, and an awesome mixture of flavors.

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Wedges: NineWest. White jeans: Urban Outfitters. Top: H&M. Necklace: Forever21. Hat: Forever21. Sunglasses: Coach.

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I hope all of you get a chance to enjoy the great weather. Also, Happy Memorial Day!

LOVE.

OOTD: First Day of Work!

Hello,

I just started my summer internship at an Entertainment Law practice! The practice has represented entertainment like: Jagged Edge, Arrested Development, Cabbage Patch Kids, The Black Crows, & many more! It’s exciting to be learning about such an “entertaining” field!  I would absolutely love to negotiate contracts, on behalf of, people pursing the arts. I think that creativity is the key to any thriving & successful society, and being able to participate in protecting it –is a privilege.

The OUTFIT:

My boss emailed told me to dress on the casual side –so I went for business casual. It was the perfect idea. I straightened my hair & parted it down the middle. I really wanted a clean-cut, but feminine look.

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Blouse: Forever21 (I think –$20- purchased in March, 2013)

Skirt: H&M (I think $20?- purchased in 2012)

Belt: Forever21 ($4)

Shoes: Ninewest (featured before)

Bag: Aldo ($25-$30. 2012)

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 I’m off to start my first day—- Bye!

A Night Out!

A Night Out!

The girl to the left is wearing:

Forever 21 Eyelet Dress ($30) and Statement Necklace ($12). Black Nine West kitten heels ($60),  Black Forever 21 purse ($22-30 -I think. Also, I love this purse. it’s so versatile & spacious, but at the same time SMALL!) I wore a light Banana Republic jacket ($55).

The girl to the right is wearing a Forever 21 dress, Pearl earrings,  Nude suede Aldo Shoes ($30)  & a Tory Burch messenger bag!

More Details and Ideas:

I purchased the white dress to wear to an Easter brunch, unfortunately, this year I had no time to attend an Easter brunch, but I did get to wear the white dress to meet my friends parents for dinner on Easter weekend Saturday. The dress came with an orange/brown hue belt, I decided to replace that belt with a skinny black belt, and wore it with a light black cardigan, black flats & black purse. The dress was a hit! I just posted this picture on Instagram and my friends commented saying how much they loved the dress.

When I wore this dress out for Tapas and Drinks I decided to NOT wear a belt, and instead sport a statement necklace (since you can only do one thing at a time, or else it looks like WAY too much is going on). Again, same dress different presentation and still a hit!  When I went to another bar some of the patrons actually thought I came from a wedding (so, I guess this means maybe I can sneak in the dress to a spring wedding)!

Enjoy!

The Rough College Clothing Advice List.

I, like any other American, LOVED college. I wish I could post pictures of my experience, but tragically they’re on another computer. I went out moderately, was involved, seemed to rarely have a minute alone, and always had plans for Friday & Saturday night.

I wish I knew some general advice for clothing maintenance when I started college. My mother, obviously, taught me how to use a washer/dryer, but she never really harped on other important maintenance and general clothing advice.

I have complied a list of ten useful things to know!

1. Try to rarely buy cotton garments from Forever21. They never seem to look the same after throwing them in the washer & never dry anything from there! It is annoying to spend $20 for a top your going to wear once or twice, the sheer tops are a good investment, since maintenance is easy and they never lose their shape (and you can throw those in the dryer)!

2. Try and rarely put your clothes in the dryer. The dryer will fade and contort the shape of your clothing and, specifically, jeans!

3. Rarely wash your jeans and when you do– wash them inside out.

4. Body Colored tank tops are a must with this sheer top trend, do not JUST wear your bra. It looks trashy, and when you take pictures with the flash on you can see the actual bra. I know you may think that showing your bra is cool, and although showing a little can be tasteful, playful & cute, it’s just like cleavage, a little is a hot and too much is trashy. (Would you want your kids to see you in your bra when when you’re 50 and rehashing photos from college? — I hope the answer is NO, and if it is yes, you probably need help.

5. Strapless bras! A good strapless bra is a must, I found an awesome one from Target from the brand Gilligan OMalley. The bra comes with straps you can take off, and they’re nicely padded for my flat chested friends. They are AWESOME. I have literally convinced all of my friends to buy one, and I, myself, have boughten three (one in each staple color). You do not need to buy one from Victoria’s Secret, which will run you $45 -$60, when you can purchase a dupe for $15- $18! Save some cash for buying another color, some more clothes, or SAVING $ for when you actually need it!

6. Buy tights from Ross, Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. Tights are so cheap at these places, and tights are a staple. Fleece lined tights and sweater rights are AMAZING for the winter!

7. Buy a nice, quality pair of riding boots. I bought boots in 2010 for $200. I was freaking out about spending that much, since that is the most I have ever spent on shoes! Last year I bought a pair of riding boots for $60. The $60 boots, true to form, got scratched up and the leather came off in in a few places, while the $200 boots looks brand spanking new! The $200 boots, were sold a year later at Marshall’s for $100 (I bought them at Nordstrom’s when they initially came out). The point is they lasted, and are still lasting, while the other are scuffed and old looking. Sometimes you truly get what you pay for!

8. Rarely buy things at Macy’s without a 20% of coupon. (I mean they mail those out like spam, so USE THEM!)

9. Macy’s clearance is awesome. I have snagged some awesome BCBG dress there for $30-$40! They are in awesome condition, and fit like a charm!

10. Buy your winter coat and favorite tall boots every January or February (you will snag an AWESOME deal). Train your eyes to spot timeless pieces.