Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Here's to sipping cider by the fire and getting together with your loved ones for that very special time of year. We hope that you're enjoying the winter season as much as we are with these recipes and crafts:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the bottom of our hearts!
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Solstice (冬至) Special: Tang Yuan (湯圓)

It may be cold and dark outside (it's the longest night of the year!) but you can stay warm with some tang yuan, or Chinese dumpling soup!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Fashion: DIY Winter Circlets

Icicles, holly, red berries, and snow.
Tis' the season for Christmas Elf Prince and Ice Queen inspired circlets that will make your winter days both merry and bright!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday Meals: Lemonade

Californian cuisine is a real thing. Don't believe me? Well, take a look at this bad boy. ;D
Characterized by fresh seasonal ingredients and reinterpretations of your classic comfort food, Lemonade is perfect for some guilt-free, delicious munchies.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Fashion: Blue Black Hair Tutorial

You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white, but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas…
It's winter now and we know what it's like to want to change your look for the season. So if you're planning on going to a holiday party, a family together, or even if it's just for yourself, blue black hair is the way to go.
(Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make the winter circlet I'm wearing!)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NEWS: Finals Week

Hey y'all! We're really sorry about the lack of activity but as can be expected of studious college students (haha), we are in the middle of Dead Week and so we're working on many a paper and exam. Be sure to check back next week for new and exciting posts that will be sure to entertain you this holiday season.

Wish us luck and also good luck to everybody else in the same boat as us.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Meals: La Note Restaurant Provençal

-Warm filtered sunlight and fluffy breakfast platters-
Could anything be cuter than this sunny, authentic French Provençal restaurant? 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Masterpost

Looking for some last minute recipes and craft ideas?
Check these out!

Hoping you enjoy lots of munchies with your loved ones, Happy Thanksgiving.
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Thanksgiving Special: Pumpkin Mochi Cake

Super easy, super ふわふわ taste of autumn treats!
I really suggest trying this crazy simple recipe for yourself! It's the perfect,
oh-crap-I-only-have-an-hour-before-the-party dish :) AND people will think you put effort into it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Special: DIY Custom "Black Friday" Shopping Bag

Look fashionable while saving the environment.
This tutorial will show you how to recycle your old, unwanted bags into new, cute ones. This Black Friday you can reduce waste, save some money, and look good.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Special: Chestnut Jam

Sweet and hearty, this jam is a perfect encapsulation of one of the quintessential flavors of the holiday season—that is, the chestnut.
The jam is great if you're planning on serving a Thanksgiving breakfast but also every other day of the year. It's unique and will bring the spirit of the season right to your front door.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Special: Caramel-Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies

So not everybody in your family likes pie (gasp!) and now you're scrambling to find a dessert recipe that will please even your most picky eater.
We understand.
Here's a cookie recipe that will be sure to be a crowd-pleaser this Thanksgiving.

Monday Meals: Namaste Madras Cuisine

Creamy, light sauces perfectly seasoned and served with your traditional naan and rice.
 We always used to pass by Namaste so one day we decided to give it a try. A large and open restaurant, it's become our go-to Indian place in Berkeley.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Special: Pumpkin Pie

A light, creamy pumpkin filling with a buttery, flaky crust makes for a perfect pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving's right around the corner so what better way to celebrate the day than with your classic pun'kin pie recipe? 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Meals: Spoon Korean Bistro

Well would you look at that–our favorite Korea restaurant in the Bay area!
For all the popularity of Korean food in recent years, we've struggled to find a very good Korean restaurant. This one certainly went above and beyond our expectations.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Fashion: Princess's Makeup Routine Tutorial

For those who wanna know how to apply makeup to monolids or "1½ lids"—lids that are in between a monolid and a double lid—here's a simple how-to guide to your basic cat eye.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Meals: BUILD Pizzeria Roma

Customizable fancy pizza?
Yeah, we weren't too sure what to expect either but boy was our experience a pleasant surprise. With its fresh ingredients and clean, modern aesthetic, it's no wonder why this place is always so crowded with hungry customers.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Super Sunday: "Scott McCall" Contouring Makeup Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to be a "teen wolf"?
Or just learn some basic contouring? Here's your chance.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Tasties: Japanese Curry (+ A Secret Ingredient!)

A favorite comfort food that will leave you feeling all nice and warm inside~
Daunting at first, this recipe is simple and makes generous portions perfect for a family dinner or just for yourself if you like (hehe).

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Meals: Toss Noodle Bar

Confession: We love noodles.
So we just had to try Toss, a trendy noodle bar that offers mix and match options for your noodle bowl. Cool right?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Super Sunday: Pumpkin Lattes (+Bonus Non-Coffee Latte!)

Pumpkin + Coffee = LOVE
Coffee shops sure know what's up but some PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Lattes) are just made better than others. Here are some reviews of the ones I've tried along with my favorites.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Special: DIY Claw Nails

Calling all witches, vampires, and other supernatural creatures of the night: here's a spooky look for you that will require no magic spells at all!
Claw nails are all the rage in fashion right now but they're also great for the creepiest, scariest night of the year.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Special: DIY Horn Clips

Seeking to make your Halloween a little sharper?
These simple horn clips get to the "point".

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Special: DIY Kawaii Eye Patch

Plain ol' black eye patches are boring. 
Here's a kawaii alternative.

Monday Meals: Saturn Cafe

Lookin' to go on an extraplanetary adventure?
A blast from the past, Saturn Cafe is a fusion of old and new with its retro decor but vegetarian menu.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Meals: Anh Hong

For local Berkelians, finding good Vietnamese food within their little college town is a daily struggle.
Luckily we've bitten the bullet, trying many a number of mediocre pho noodle bowls, to bring you our favorite Vietnamese place in Berkeley. It was a difficult job but someone had to do it, am I right? Har har har.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Super Sunday: DIY Halloween Paper Crafts

Time to decorate for Halloween without breaking the bank.
Here are two simple paper crafts to get you into a "spoopy" mood.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Fashion: Geo Tri Color Lenses

Circle Lenses just in time for Ha-Ha-Halloween!
What up what up! -DJ scrub sound- It's PuchiPuriRIN Pudding (눈u눈)v
Today we’ll be reviewing my latest circle lens arrival from pinkyparadise!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Meals: Little Plearn Thai Kitchen

With the vast number of Thai places in the Berkeley area, Little Plearn holds its own.
Staple dishes like yellow curry and the hot and spicy noodle soup are a perfect way to satisfy your Thai food cravings.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Super Sunday: DIY Autumnal Flower Crowns

As the color of the leaves change, your flower crowns should too.
Follow this easy and affordable tutorial for fashionable fall fun. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Fashion: Ultimate MILKBBI Sweatshirt

After weeks of bearing the chilly Berkeley weather, we are finally comforted by the infamous 'Ultimate MILKBBI Sweatshirt'.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Tasties: Lemon Ginger Tea

As it gets colder and with cold season around the corner, what better way to stay warm and cold-free than with some lemon ginger tea!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday Meals: Musashi

Traditional Japanese comfort food that reminds you of home...
One of the only "authentic" Japanese restaurants in the Berkeley area that is both affordable and delicious. The cozy warm atmosphere lends well to the dishes that are just like mom would have made.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday Meals: Bette's Diner

Black n’ white checkered floors, red leather seats, and the smell of a good old cup o’ Joe.
A favorite in the Berkeley area, the diner’s long breakfast lines are notoriously long if only because its fluffy buttermilk pancakes are infamously delicious.