DEPT: Mind & Body
AUTHOR: Anna M. Park
ISSUE: Spring 2013
“According to the Family Sleep Institute, the typical adult requires between seven and nine hours of sleep each night to restore, rebalance and repair all that was depleted from our bodies during the day. To that end, Karin Shieh, co-founder of the online home goods company Crane & Canopy (craneandcanopy.com), offers some quick tips for the bedroom to maximize our sleep experience as we transition into warmer weather.”
Another designer collaboration has caught our eye: denim company Current/Elliot teams up with Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, who is well known her for prints/textile designs in the fashion world. It’s one of the more exciting designer collaborations for me in 2013 – and Lane Crawford put together a great ad campaign featuring model Angie Ng.
Click on for more for from the ad campaign! Click here to shop the collection.
Midnight’s Children, the latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Deepa Mehta (known for her Elements trilogy: Fire, Earth, and Water) is set to have it’s U.S. release this week. Based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Salman Rushdie – who serves as the film’s narrator – the critically acclaimed motion picture will open on April 26 in New York City opening exclusively at the Angelika and Beekman theaters. The film then releases on May 3 in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. followed by many additional cities on May 10. The film also stars Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Siddharth Narayan, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rahul Bose, Soha Ali Khan, Anita Majumdar and Darsheel Safary.
Read on to for an interview with the director!
On this second episode of CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”, chef/host Anthony Bourdain takes viewers to a locale we all know too well here at Audrey Magazine: Los Angeles’ Koreatown. I was really intrigued to see what Bourdain would cover in his visit to the famed ethnic enclave in just under an hour – and to my surprise, I found it delightful (as it always is to watch Bourdain).
Bourdain begins his interview with Roy Choi (of Kogi, Chego and A-Frame fame) with a brief overview of the 1992 LA Riots (for contextualization and history) and how Korean Americans were a part of that in his perspective. For the Korean spots, Choi took Bourdain to Dong Il Jang (for good ole’ KBBQ), a visit to the Kogi trucks, Chego, and A-Frame (a former Ihop), and Beverly Soon Tofu. Choi also took Bourdain to non-Korean spots like fast-food Filipino chain Jollibee and Swadesh in Little Bangladesh (which is only about two years old).
Bourdain also paid a visit to artist David Choe in his studio, where he received his first painted portrait – and also listened to Choe make some interesting remarks about Korean women. Choe, being the character that he is – took him to a place you wouldn’t expect to be in this episode: Sizzler. However, Choe says that Sizzler plays an important part in the memories of many second generation Korean Americans. In addition, Bourdain also visited Monte Carlo Bar, Myung In Dumplings (to which Choe mentioned the buns looked like “buttholes”), and a special homecooked meal at Choe’s parents home.
For information on this episode and reruns, please visit here.
Chiharu Okugama is slowly becoming one of my favorite models (Tao Okamoto, you’re still my #1!) – she’s definitely progressed as a model since she caught my eyes from Yohji Yamamoto’s S/S 2011 collection. Check out her badass editorial below and also her feature on Vogue Italia’s site. It ALWAYS is awesome to see Asian models appear more and more in western fashion publications!
G-Dragon’s release for his highly-anticipated video for “Michi Go” is here! The video well matched the high energy of the hip-pop tune – complete with wild styling in terms of fashion and and hair (oh all those hairstyles GD!) and special appearances from fellow YG mates Taeyang, Se7en, and Teddy. Even comedian Ahn Yeong Mi has a quick cameo as well!
Check the video below!
From April 28th – May 6th, YouTube Japan will be hosting “YouTube Music Week” – a week-long of live streams from prominent Japanese artists. I’m quite excited about the lineup – which includes some of Japan’s biggest female acts: AKB48, Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu! See below for the rest of the lineup.
Golden Bomber [April 27th-May 6th, 10:00 everday]
Sekai no Owari [April 27th @22:00, May 2nd @21:00]
AKB48 [April 28th]
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu [April 29th @14:00]
AAA [April 29th @22:00]
BOOM BOOM SATELLITES [April 30th @23:00]
Nightmare [May 1st @21:00]
Shonen no Kaze [May 3rd @12:00]
Koda Kumi [May 3rd @22:00]
Yakushimaru Etsuko [May 3rd @23:00]
Livetune [May 4th @18:30]
Flumpool [May 4th @21:00]
Hyadain [May 4th @22:00]
Hamasaki Ayumi [May 4th @23:00]
VERBAL [May 5th @21:00]
Denki Groove [May 6th @20:00]
For more info on how to watch the live stream for each artist, please visit this channel. In order to watch each stream, you must go to each artist’s respective YouTube channel. Note the times above are Japan Standard Time (JST).
DEPT The Good Life
ISSUE Fall 2012
AUTHOR Kanara Ty
PHOTOS Interior photo by Mohammad Gorjestani, all other photos by Jennifer Yin.
In recent years, the San Francisco Bay Area’s culinary scene has grown beyond the local-produce-loving-community it has become recognized for. In fact, it is steadfastly becoming the playground for renowned chefs to create some of the region’s most creative and innovative dishes. Of course, this all comes at a hefty price — many folks will find themselves breaking the bank to eat at some of the Bay Area’s most coveted restaurants. While this may be an exciting time for food enthusiasts, the accessibility to such experiences is another matter.
Well, in another episode of When the Racist Receipt Strikes, the latest comes from a CVS in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, where a worker identified Hyun Lee as “Ching Chong Lee” on a ticket as she was picking up photos on February 7. Following the incident, Lee filed a complaint to CVS customer relations and was told that the worker would be “counseled and trained.” You know, the standard response for complaints similar to this situation.
Of course, that wasn’t enough. On April 16, a federal discrimination suit was filed, seeking $1 million from CVS. Lee’s attorney, Susan Chana Lask stated “Store counseling cannot correct intolerable discrimination” and also demanded the worker be fired.
In response, Mike DeAngelis, a representative for the CVS Caremark Corporation, did not comment on the suit, but stated the company has a non-discrimination policy: “CVS/pharmacy is committed to treating all of our customers with dignity and respect.” Well, that’s nice that you want to re-state that, buddy.
A press conference is expected to take place today.
What do you think, readers?
Fans all over are excited that these two lovebirds are tying the knot after a three year relationship. With their wedding around the corner, Korean actors Park Sol Mi and Han Jae Suk are more than ready to show off their gorgeous wedding attire. Needless to say, these two make a gorgeous Bride and Groom. Click on to see the rest!