The Girl & The Diamonds…

Hello my glamorous friends, I am back on my personal blog after a 6-month hiatus on anything that has to do with online writing because you know, so many things have happened….   One of them being a major change in my career.

For the past two and a half months I have had the luxury of playing with beautiful, precious jewels and helping couples find the perfect engagement ring or wedding bands to celebrate their forever love.

I have been fortunate to find myself in such a happy and sparkly place.  I didn’t realize diamonds can really make people happy.  They really do.  You know when that feeling comes over you, and you can’t help but smile?! Now I understand why Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe both agreed that diamonds are a girl’s best friend.  They truly are.

Diamonds are also a bit of my obsession now, so you are going to hear A LOT about it…

Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

 

Honey

 

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Happy Pi(e) Day! A recipe of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

It’s March 14th, aka 3.14, aka short for mathematical ratio of a circle, aka pi (3.14159265359 and it goes on).  What makes it most important this year is it is Rounded Pi Day, 03.14.16.  Get it?  This year we can round it up to four digits!

So in honor of  Pi Day and all things with a circumference, I baked pie.  Because what’s round and sounds like pi?  😉 Ok, well, I made pie.   I came across a delicious no-bake recipe of No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie from AllRecipes.com and decided to try it!

With a little bit of tweaking of the toppings, here is the end result:

It’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious!!!  Especially for those whole love peanut butter AND chocolate.

Below is my version of this recipe, (No Bake) Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

INGREDIENTS
(1 1/2) cup powdered sugar
(1) 8 oz. package cream cheese
(1) cup peanut butter (your choice, smooth or crunchy, I used smooth Skippy peanut butter)
(1) cup milk (I used 2% reduced fat milk)
(2) 8 oz. frozen whipped topping — (or (1) 16 oz. package)
(2) 9-inch graham cracker crust

TOPPINGS
Chocolate Syrup (I used Hershey’s double chocolate sundae dream)
Chocolate Bar (I used Lindt Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Torte)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
2. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth.
3. Fold in whipped topping.
4. Spoon into two 9 inch graham cracker pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm. Should be frozen between 2 1/2 – 3 hours.
5. After pies are frozen, squeeze chocolate syrup in zig zag motion.
6. Grate some parts of the chocolate bar and sprinkle on pies.
7. Cut remaining chocolate pieces and add as topping.

The great thing about this recipe is you can also make it “low fat” by substituting ingredients with their light versions- light cream cheese, skim milk, light whipped topping and reduced fat peanut butter.

Unlike the infinite and complex pi number, this pie is so  simple to make, so easy as pie!

Happy Pi Day!!!

 

 

 

Hawaii World Class Wedding Expo 2015

For brides and groom alike, bridal shows are fun and informative.  A one-stop shop for all things wedding, it is definitely an event to attend.  It’s a chance to network with vendors and ask them questions about almost everything.

Brons and I were fortunate enough to win FREE VIP Passes to the Hawaii World Class Wedding Expo going on next weekend.

Featuring Hawaii’s wedding services in venue, entertainment, fashion, etc.  Details for the show below:

HAWAII WORLD CLASS WEDDING EXPO
October 23-24, 2015
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HawaiI 96815

Doors Open:
Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
LIVE! Fashion Show On Stage
7:30pm

Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
LIVE! Fashion Show On Stage
2:30pm

Tickets: $9.00 at-the-door

You can still Enter to Win their VIP Passes.  Like their Facebook cover and email them at info@hiwedmagazine.com, with your wedding date and your fiancee’s name, including smiling casual photos of the both of you!  Good Luck!

Some tips in attending a Bridal Show:

*Create a wedding email address. Use this email specifically for wedding stuff, to make life less cluttered and you don’t miss out on vendor communication, promotions and updates.
*Bring labels with your Name, Fiance’s Name, Email Address and Phone #. This makes submitting information so much more easier and effortless!
*Bring your calendar to schedule appointments, wedding organizer/planner, and wallet/checkbook for payments as many vendors have Expo specials if you sign with them that day.
*Wear comfortable shoes. As fabulous as you look in your mile-high heels, this is not the time to wear them as you will be doing a lot of walking, standing, and more walking.
*Come prepared to ask (and answer) a lot of questions. The more questions you ask, the more info you receive, and the easier for you to make your decision.
*Take lots of pictures. For inspiration or just as keepsake, take a lot of photos- smiling of course, as you’ll be walking down that memory lane later.
*Bring your squad, gals and guys, as it makes it even more enjoyable to bring your support group with you.

Don’t forget to have LOTS OF FUN. I mean lots, this wedding planning process is supposed to be enjoyable, not stressful.

See you there, bride! 😉


Honey

The Cloning of X-23

This past weekend we attended the much anticipated Amazing Hawaii Comic Con. There were a lot of blunders and disorganization expected from a “first-time” event being held here in Hawaii, but I won’t get into that. It was a fun experience overall, and I will do it again next year, although we probably won’t invest in their so-called “VIP Package”, because it did nothing for us. Again, I will not go over that.

This post is about the making, or cloning should I say, of the character that I chose to dress up as, the superhuman, supersexy assassin X23.

X23_Cosplay_HoneyAubrey

Close enough, I guess.   This is my version, as this is the most undressed I will ever get in public.  I wore a pair of high-waisted (versus X23’s low-waist style) vegan leather leggings from Daily Look.  I paired it with a lace bralette from Victoria’s Secret, as I wanted to add a touch of femininity to it.  Lace & leather ;).  The combat boots were bought last minute our nearest Target, the belt buckle accents gave the outfit a she-is-going-to-squash-you look.  Yup, she’s wearing lace, but X23 means business.  The black “choker” was actually bra straps I took from one of my VS multi-way bras.  It proved itself to be very multiway, alright.  Hook and adjust was all it took.   The gloves were from six Halloweens ago when I dressed up as glamour Barbie.  I remember it went well with the hot pink party dress and blonde wig, and mile-high heels.  Thanks, Barbie.  The belt was not really a belt, but a removable strap from a weekender bag I got from VS a very long time ago.  Last but not least, her claws….Just like her backstory, X23’s claws came from Wolverine as well.  Scored an official Wolverine Claw toy from Amazon.  Made of styrofoam, it was very easy to just chop that middle claw, since X23 only has two claws per hand, not three.   I was missing her pendant and the X logo for the belt.  Regardless cosplayers and attendees recognized who she was.

Surprisingly, X23 was noticed more that I thought she would have.  There were so many photo opps requested from all ages, there were even little girls who swears she is their favorite character.

The best comment ever was, “You look so cool.  You are like a Disney Princess that kills people!.”

Absolutely loved it!!!

This is my favorite candid with one of her fans…  (Thank you Natalie Millon & PhotoLuxe for your pictures!)

X23_AmazingHawaiiComicCon_HoneyAubrey

As X23 I also had the opportunity to meet a talented and amazing local artist, Lynne Yoshii, who did such a commendable thing that I admired so much.  I became a fan in an instant!  X23 has not reached the same success in pop culture or in the theaters as other X-Men women characters like Rogue, Storm, Mystique or Jean Gray (just to name a few).  Her following consists of die hard fans or readers of the X-Men / Wolverine series, so I was not expecting a lot of commercial products at the con featuring X23 that I could purchase as a memorabilia.  I searched anyway.  When I was about to give up, I came across Lynne’s booth and browsed through her portfolio.  Then a few pages in,  I saw a stunning sketch of X23.   I immediately wanted to purchase it, only to be told that she was sold out and that was not for sale because she needed it for her portfolio.  I was so sad since this was the only X23 that I saw throughout the whole weekend.  Lynne then offers to give me a “misprint” version of the artprint because they had some issues with the printer on the upper part of the page.  Totally not noticeable at all.  She did not want my money.  I accepted the “misprint” with a gigantic smile on my face.  I was sooo enamored with the artprint, Lynne’s quality of work, and her quality of customer service.  I will never forget what you did for me Lynne.  You created a raving fan, who will always share this story.  I will treasure your artwork forever.

X23_LynneYoshii

Please visit Lynne’s website to see her stunning work of art:

www.lynneyoshii.com

Frolic Hawaii also posted our group photo in front of the Amazing Hawaii Comic Con Red Carpet, featuring X23, Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan (Bronson), Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul (Marlon) and Kikyo from Inuyasha (Kelsie).

AmazingHawaiiComicCon_Cosplay

Lastly, for for my cosplayers who are inspired to be X23 in the next Comic Con or Halloween, I created an outfit inspiration board for you, as well as some links on where to get the pieces.

X23_Outfit

Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Legging Pant
Sleeveless Scoopneck
Crop Corset
X-Men Belt Buckle
Gold Chain Belt
Black Choker
X-Men Wolverine Claws
Penny Loves Kenny “Krista” Black Riding Boot

Honey

Hawaii Comic Con Dilemma: Who Will I be?

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con is happening in just a little over two weeks.

Still didn’t decide on who I will be dressing up as.

First, it was Wonder Woman.  Because, well, who wouldn’t want to be Wonder Woman?

Then, we binge-watched Arrow, and I decided I wanted to be Nyssa Al Ghul because she is such a bad-ass.  But her costume is too complicated.

Then I thought, hey Catwoman is bad-ass too, why not Catwoman?  I did write a whole blog post about how in another realm and time I would love to be her.  But the catsuit thing, nuh-uhh.  Hawaii has been extremely hot and humid, I did not want to be sweatin’ in that.

Then we go into X-men Universe,  and Psylocke came to mind, but oh, she is too sexy for me.  I don’t think I can pull that purple spandex bathing suit.  Heard Olivia Munn “broke a crotch” trying on her costume! I am confident, but not that confident.

Then I come across X23.  Laura Kinney.

X-23 IS THE FEMALE CLONE OF WOLVERINE, CREATED TO BE THE PERFECT KILLING MACHINE.

I fell in love.Laura_Kinney_(Earth-TRN177)I also like the thought that I just might be able to pull this off.  Long black hair? Check.  Leather leggings and boots?  Check.  Claws?  Would to have them.  CHECK!

Best yet, her costume is easy!  Just have to pick up a pair of green contact lenses.

I will let you know how this goes in two weeks.  Will post lots of pictures, I promise!!!!

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

I think in life we get so wrapped up in everyday moments and our own little problems that we forget that there are others who are going through much more horrible things.

This past week I have been focused on three weekends of back-to-back craft fairs for Bohemian Princess, I have been heedless of what has been going on around me.  I have a two-week break since my next fair, and today, I was finally able to catch up with the world.  I am just heartbroken with the news of Typhoon Haiyan that occurred in the country where the rest of my family calls home.

With 1200 confirmed deaths, and the toll rising to even the possibility of 10,000 people losing their lives from one of Mother Nature’s random acts of destruction….

Read More Here

It’s one of those times I wish I was superwoman and had the ability to save all of those in need.  Knowing that there was no way I could have, I also know there is a way that I can do something about it…

For the next fairs, Bohemian Princess will be donating 20% of its profit towards Fashion With A Mission’s Philippine Relief fund.  The collected funds will be sent to assist everyone affected by the devastation.

 

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Bohemian Princess will be in attendance in the following fairs:

Hawaii United Okinawa Association Winter Craft Fair
Saturday, Nov. 30th 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, Dec. 1st 9:00am – 2:00pm
Hawaii Okinawan Center

Mililani Town Association Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
Saturday, Dec. 7th
9:00am – 2:00pm
Mililani Recreation Center

Season’s Best Aiea Craft & Gift Fair
Saturday, Dec. 14th
8:00am – 2:00pm
Aiea Elementary School

Hope to see you then, and MAHALO in advance for your support and love!


Honey

(Pick your) Pocket Tee

My beautiful, wonderful…. and very creative sister, Ersa Millon, started a fashion fad in her school by sewing DIY pockets on solid crew-neck shirts.  Initially this is her individual attempt to raise funds for a event she’s been desperately wanting to go since her freshman year in high school- a school trip to New York City!   The incredible response from her classmates and peers—amazing!

Pick your pocket, and there you have it! 

I have no doubt that she will sell a lot of these pocket tees.  Which, is why my darlings, I am telling the whole world about it 😉

I heard it through the grapevine that there is a boutique in Cali picking up this PocketTee idea and want her to be involved in designing the line. I am so proud of my sissy.  Seventeen years old and already on her way to establishing her own signature line.

I fully support her 101%, therefore I would like to share with you all some of the pocket tees Ersa created.

They are on sale for $12 each.  Available in Adult Sizes S, M, L in black, gray and other various colors.

If you are interested in ordering, please email me, or visit Ersa’s Etsy.

Love,

Honey