Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine | Irvine

What better way to end a full day of work on a Monday than to have happy hour ? I can’t think of any better way. 😛 Andrei’s is a fantastic restaurant with wonderful modern architecture and decor with exceptional food to match! My favorite drink is called the “Geisha Drop” which is a martini but has such a fruity flavor that I could hardly taste the alcohol. Dangerous! By the last sip I was completely red in the face. Their happy hour appetizers are to die as well which included their short rib sliders and homemade veggie chips with wasabi cream dipping sauce, an adult version of grilled cheese sandwich and a bbq chicken flat bread. But how can we leave this amazing lounge area without having dessert? Of course we got the chocolate sampler. 😛 I polished off the chocolate pot de creme…delish!! Heaven was in that cup and it was the pot de creme.

Well after all that food we had to walk it off right? Er…more like work it off. I made Wilma be my model while I ran around her trying to adjust my lighting as I tested out my new toy…Pocket Wizards! It was freezing and windy that Monday night, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by the serenity in Wilma’s face. Thanks girl!!



Jasmine Star “The FIX Conference” | Los Angeles Photographer

j*…the FIX…a day spent in beautiful L.A…perfect!

On this beautiful sunny day, Harmony and I headed out to L.A. and started our L.A. adventure with a spanish latte granita from Urth Cafe (a must when I’m in the neighborhod) and then went to J-town to grab some sushi for lunch. We just happened to come across this revolving sushi bar and I must say that for $2 per plate, it was very good and extremely affordable. I highly recommend it if you’re craving for sushi but don’t want to break the bank doing it.

Before we went to the FIX, we stopped by LACMA to check out the scene. It’s a really cool place to just lounge and grab some coffee and people watch. Of course, you can’t go to the LACMA without photographing the famous light installation where all engagement sessions and lifestyle sessions seem to take place.

The FIX was just up the street on Fairfax at the silent theatre, CineFamily. The space was very intimate and cozy. I just love how j* and her team made the venue so warm and inviting by having the lights dimmed, music playing in the background, mason jars everywhere with tea lights in them adding to the intimate atmosphere. It was definitely a perfect place to conclude the FIX conference. I walked away from the FIX with a recharged attitude about forging ahead with building my business and continuing to learn and grow….also with the idea of buying a ton of mason jars and putting little tea lights in them to place around my home for a little extra romance. ;P