Catching My Star

Inspired by Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star, here is my version, a short love note dedicated to my shining star….

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Take a little star and put it in your pocket

Never let it get away

So when that starless one taps you on your shoulder

Give that star to him

and never let him go….

In life, all you need is that one star to light up your world,

and his

❤ Honey

*image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net “Stars In the Night Sky” by aopsan

#GoRed – National Wear Red Day

Friday Feb. 6th is National Wear Red Day.

Support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on the first Friday of February.  1 of 3 women die of cardiovascular causes, however, through research, education and a lifestyle changes, 80% of these events can be prevented.  The American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women to raise awareness that heart disease and stroke can be preventable.

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According to goredforwomen.org over a decade ago since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, they have made tremendous strides in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women.

Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change.
More than one-third has lost weight.
More than 50% have increased their exercise.
6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
One third has talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day
Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.

(source – www.goredforwomen.org)

Through social medias such as Twitter and Instagram you can join the movement by posting a photo of yourself in red, using the #GOREDSELFIE hashtag.

Will be posting mines later, but I wanted to share my usual net-a-porter finds.  Love these RED pieces!

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1. VICTORIA BECKHAM Cutout silk and wool-blend crepe dress
2. ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner – Crimson & Clover
3. CHALAYAN Plant crepe peplum top
4. LA PERLA Eclipse triangle bikini
5. DELFINA DELETTREZ 9-karat gold, pearl and enamel earring
6. LANVIN Leather pumps
7. BURBERRY BEAUTY Nail Polish – 300 Military Red
8. J.W.ANDERSON Twisted leather clutch

What do you say darlings?  Time to bring out those LRDs (little red dresses for the ladies) & red shirts (gentlemen).  How will you #GoRed?

 


Honey

Date Night LBD

Oh, the classic, timeless LITTLE BLACK DRESS.

It is a wardrobe essential that is elegant, sexy, and versatile all at the same time.  I love wearing it.  I also love the color black, which makes it even more than a necessity to have in my closet.  I have a ton of lbd’s, but of course, I am always on the lookout for more.  

A dress I am currently in love with is a fit and flare plunge dress from Daily Look.  The A-line silhouette compliment both a curvy and curve-less figure. The empire waistline and plunge neckline accentuate the busts for those who, like me, needs the most. 😉  The mini-dress style elongate the legs.  With the perfect stilettos and accessories, this seductive LBD will make you feel like all eyes are on you.

For your next Date Night (or ladies night out) pair your LBD with heels and a clutch in Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala.

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1.  LOST CONTROL FIT AND FLARE DRESS By Keepsake
2.  GILBERTA HEELS By Schutz
3.  FOLDOVER CLUTCH
4.  FIVE STATION NECKLACE By House of Harlow 1960

Love this dress? See more of DailyLook’s Little Black Dress Collection.

On Instagram follow them @dailylook, #dailylook.

I was so impressed with DL, that I signed up for their ELITE program, a three-month FREE TRIAL of their monthly box of hand-picked fashion items.  Will share with you later the process of the program, and how fabulous it is.  I receive my first box on Feb. 16th, so I’m definitely excited to see what’s in it!

Enjoy your date night ladies, I am sure you will look lovely!

Honey

Comfort Soup for the (Cold) Soul — Arroz Caldo

Today I had the (unpleasant) experience of feeling under the weather. Stuffy nose, sore, itchy throat, pounding headache and constant sneezing. Ughhhhhh. Fortunately, this happens very rarely as I like to believe I have one of the best immune systems. When the sickness comes around I also like to deny that it’s there. I’m admitting it now because, sigh, I’m getting older. (Yes, another ughhhhhhhh!)

Growing up in a Filipino family, my mother always made arroz caldo to soothe our sickness.

What exactly is arroz caldo? It is a type of congee (rice porridge) that originated from the Chinese, but officially named by the Spaniards as “Arroz Caldo” since the Filipino natives had a hard time pronouncing Chinese terminology. Anyway, mama’s arroz caldo was easy to digest, keeping our tummy warm from the cold was the best medicine. Psychologically that must also be another reason why I hated and denied being sick because it made me miss her even more. Arroz Caldo was the closest thing to her being by my side again. I never learned her recipe, so as an adult, whenever I would get sick I’d seek the best arroz caldo in the island. So far, Thelma’s Restaurant in Waipahu is the most comforting.

Tonight, I was brave enough to make my own. (Recipe below)

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 HONEY’S ARROZ CALDO

(Serves 4-5)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1 tbsp Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves (peeled and minced)
1/2 cup Onion (minced)
1/4 cup Root Ginger (peeled and minced)
1 lb Chicken (cut or shredded – you can add more if you’d like)
1 cup Jasmine Rice (uncooked)
2 tbsp Fish Sauce (I used Patis)
7 cups Water
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

4-5 Boiled Eggs (depending on how many you’re serving)
1/4 cup chopped Scallions (green onions)
3 Lemons (sliced) or lemon juice

HOW TO COOK:

In a big pot, sauté garlic, onion, and ginger in oil. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, add fish sauce and continue to cook for a few more minutes. Add rice, until lightly browned, then add water and bouillon cubes, and bring to a boil. Make sure to remove scum from rice that floats to the surface of the pot. Lower heat, continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is tender and rice is thickened and cooked. Serve immediately, as it tastes better hot. Garnish on top with sliced boiled egg, green onions and a hint of lemon or lemon juice.

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Surprisingly, it turned out not-so-bad. Although I hope this comforts you in your not-so-good days as it did for me tonight.

 

Honey

Red Knot Hawaii Untied

C.S. Wo & Sons Ltd., Hawaii’s largest furniture conglomerate is opening a new division, Red Knot, catering to the millennial generation.  With a younger market in mind, C.S. Wo & Sons ties an additional string to their current furniture operations, which include C.S Wo Gallery, HomeWorld, SlumberWorld and Ashley Furniture Homestores.  Introducing a new concept that offers well-designed home furnishing and accessories at affordable prices–Red Knot reflect the millennial’s love of self-expression, creativity and individuality.  

Vibrant upholstery, sleek lines, and rustic and vintage casual vignettes flow smoothly from one style to another.

Walking into the store, you feel the upbeat (and very urban) energy of the brand, from the pumping music, industrial interiors (the brick and sand-board walls, concrete floors and low light fixtures gives it a lofty feel), grafitti wall, to their enthusiastic team members, or home furnishing consultants.  The team members will encourage you to roam freely in the showroom all the while being available for assistance.  A clipboard with grid papers/notepad allows you to sketch or take notes on your favorite pieces. You even get a free pen and measuring tape for visiting the store!  I hear they also have the coolest store manager ever 😉

Grand Opening:  Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Some pics below:

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Red Knot is definitely not your typical furniture store.  Design-savvy, inexpensive, fun— go and see for yourself.

Visit any of our two locations at Pearlridge and Honolulu

98-107 Kamehameha Hwy.
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
808.485.3460

702 S Beretania St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
808.543.5360

 

To preview collections, you can also drop by our website www.redknothawaii.com

Follow us on instagram @redknothawaii #redknothawaii

Come & visit Red Knot’s Team Leader/Boss Lady- yours truly, Miss Honey.

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H