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Be Mine, Sweet Honey Rice Cake

Duk3-2 Introduced to me as "Korean S'mores," these little rice cakes are as easy to make as they are to eat.  And they taste as impressive as they look!  Rice cake, also known as "duk/tteok" in Korean and "nian gao" in Chinese, is made from glutinous rice and comes in various shapes and sizes at your local Asian market.  It is very popular as a salty dish (ie. Shanghainese Stir-fried Rice Cake or (...)

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Food

The Buzz About Honeymee

Honeymee Ice Cream in LA @ HeySesame.com "Honey-mee, Honey-you."  Lately, it's all I've been hearing from my foodie friends, so I had some high-flying expectations when I decided to scope out Honeymee this week.  And I have to say, it lives up to the hype!  I went to their new store on Sawtelle and felt instantly welcomed by the simple cuteness of the decor.  Not sure why I had been imagining a ginormous life-size bumble bee (...)

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Food

Hakata Ramen / Shin-Sen-Gumi LA

Shinsengumi4-2 I consider myself an avid ramen eater.  I'm not the least bit embarrassed that I listed it as my addiction in the About Us section of our blog.  And I continually strive to be as knowledgeable as I can about the ramen culture here in Los Angeles where I live.  By popular demand amongst my close friends who are all too familiar with my love affair with ramen, I will be (...)

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Fashion

1 Dress, 2 Prints / Mari vs. Melynda

Mari or Melynda / One Dress, Two Prints @ HeySesame.com - Club Monaco Dress It's always hard to justify buying two of the same thing.  So when I saw this amazing dress in two different colors, I knew I was in deep trouble.  I really tried to pick just one... but in the end, I came up with too many good reasons to score both!  Wear the printed one as a day dress, and then transition into the black (...)

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Decor

A Modern Classic: The Stylish Bar Cart

A Modern Classic: The Stylish Bar Cart @ HeySesame.com - Gold Target Bar Cart The season of house parties and summer barbeques is upon us, and nothing creates more buzz than a nostalgic Old Hollywood bar cart carrying some festive decor (and wine, of course).  No, I'm not talking cheesy snowman sculptures, I'm referring to modern topiary and some subtle but magical fairy string lights!  Not only does this decor get my guests into a celebratory (...)

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Decor

Chair + Painting / 2 Corners

Chair + Painting @ HeySesame.com - Ghost Chair and Modern Art I'm obsessed with accent chairs.  They don't even have to be functional; I just love how they look and the way they liven up the corner of any room.  My apartment in downtown Los Angeles is a modern industrial loft design, so the walls are exposed, heavy concrete cement.  In order to bring life to my space, I've created different and unexpected themes in each (...)

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Food, Lifestyle

An LA Day

An LA Day @ HeySesame.com - LA Burger An LA Day @ HeySesame.com - LA Burger I love LA.  And this past weekend, I had a very LA day.  I slept in, brunched, watched a movie, then enjoyed the California sun while sauntering through an outdoor mall.  Ended the day with an overpriced but delicious burger ($14! Imagine the margins they make!) at Butcher's Dog, (...)

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