December 2014 - Vegas and Food

Dec 29, 2014

Cafe Giverny - Koreatown

Only about a month old, new cafe just opened up in Koreatown, right next to Yellow House Cafe.
I guess they are having grand opening special until the end of the year, we got free macarons with our drink purchase. We ordered 3 drinks and we got 3 complimentary macarons.

The menu is very simple. Teas, juice, simple coffees, and some macarons and scones. No shaved ice or food.

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Very quiet and nice.

Affogato $7
Espresso + vanilla ice cream

They asked us if we want more espresso and we said yes. So they gave us extra cup of espresso for free.

Pistachio macaron

Red Velvet and Earl Grey Macarons

Americano $4.50
One of the most popular drink here. And free refill, which is a big plus. Most cafes in Koreatown doesn't do free refill.

Rating: 4.5 / 5
Service: 4.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Cafe Giverny 
252 S Oxford Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 637-0204

Evolve Vitamin's Green Coffee Bean Extract

Coffee Bean extract is known for one of the weight loss supplement. Evolve Vitamin's Green Coffee Bean Extract capsules are a bit smaller and easy to swallow.

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- No additives like gluten and artificial ingredients
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As a dietary supplement, take one capsule twice daily 30 minutes before meals with 8 oz. of water.

Pure Body Naturals eye gel, lemon oil, and peppermint oil

I recently received following products by Pure Body Naturals. I love all of them. I used lemon oil to polish my silver jewelry, also house cleaning. I used peppermint oil as an aroma essence. It's actually really good when you are coughing. I've been coughing for almost two weeks now, and I wanted to have some nice refreshing aroma in my room so I used peppermint oil and my cough stopped (almost). I was feeling so much better.

Ultra Youth Eye Gel

Pure Body Naturals eye gel is known to protect and care for the skin so effectively that it leaves the skin invigorated and youthful by alleviating wrinkles and dryness with Hyaluronic acid, preventing sagginess, and stopping dark circles around the eyes. This eye gel can also be used on all parts of the body as the anti-aging qualities leaves the skin looking radiant and feeling smooth and nourished.

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100% Pure Lemon Oil

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Has a natural, refreshing and upliftingscent that clears the mind and used for aromatherapy. Perfect for air freshener and freshening up clothes.

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A naturally good cleanser of the body. Also a disinfectant, ideal for cleaning metal surfaces, dishes, and clothes. Perfect for polishing leather, jewellery and wood furniture. Perfect Non-toxic and natural cleaning alternative for household use.

100% Pure and Natural peppermint oil

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Peppermint oil is recommended by doctors as it is a soothing remedy for many conditions. It can help:

-Help ease respiratory problems and congestion with aromatherapy.
-Help Relieve headaches and migraines
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-Help Reduces dandruff and lice in hair.
-Calm the body and help with pain in joints

Peppermint Oil is known to help relax strained blood vessels therefore preventing or relieving headaches and migraines. Use in strained areas and pressure points by applying and rubbing in those areas.

Naturalico Vitamin C Serum

This serum made my skin softer instantly. Love it.

Naturalico's combination vitamin C and hyaluronic acid serum simultaneously addresses existing damage while providing potent antioxidant protection from oxidative damage. While vitamin C brightens the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin, keeping it properly hydrated and making fine lines and wrinkles less deep. You can even tackle those unsightly age spots with the brightening power of our anti aging serum.

It's for all skin types and can be used at any age to fight wrinkles and promote a gorgeous complexion.


Dec 23, 2014

Tastemade event Hyundai's Sonata Sleigh Ride + gourmet fare

 Here's some pics from Tastemade Hyundai's Sonata Sleigh Ride + gourmet fare event. We enjoyed food from Fill R Up, Ayara Thai Cuisine, Fair Game, Doma Kitchen, Diablo Tacos, Gourmandise School, Chomp Eatery, Caroline MiLi Artiss and Groundwork Coffee.

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Dec 19, 2014

Tastemade Ugly Sweater Party

Some of the pics from Tastemade Ugly Sweater Party.

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Some of the workers from the restaurants

I won ruffle prize. I wanted Stumptown mugs and that's what I won. Great. I came home with all that Stumptown goodies.