I’m a fan of food tours.
I get to indulge in my absolute favorite activity in the world — eating — but not feel so guilty about it because walking around to get to the places to eat justifies the pig out. It’s also fun meeting new people on the tour and discovering more about places I’d normally just drive to.
Six Taste’s food tours give you all of that satisfaction and more.
The other day, I went out for a night on the town wanting to dance. My companion and I were itching to get jiggy with it but we were in a city where we weren’t sure if there were any good dancing places.
After a delicious dinner, he and I, dressed to the nines (okay, maybe 8-and-a-halfs), took a walk through the main street of the city. It was a lively street with people bustling in and out of restaurants, parking to get to the movies on time, and waiting at stop signs for friends. However, none of the establishments looked like it would make for a good dance floor.
Finally, we heard distant Mexican music playing in the corner of one of the blocks.
The doors are now open for filmmakers to submit their films to be considered for Short Notice’s third season. Short Notice is returning with a new awards format, including an Audience Award and a $5,000 Grand Jury Prize.
An hour-long television program on Mnet, Short Notice features today’s hottest Asian- American filmmakers and their short films while providing sneak peeks into the creative process.
This year’s Grand Jury will consist of renowned Asian-American celebrities, and established filmmakers/actors that will serve as in-house mentors for the future filmmakers. The Audience Award will be selected entirely by the viewers through an online poll.
Short Notice film submissions will be due on March 15, 2012. Season three will premiere on May 10, 2012 at the Visual Communications Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.
For more information on the submission process, visit Short Notice’s sites:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/shortnoticetv
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/ShortNoticeTV
Even after 17 cycles, I still closely follow America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). Sure every week, every cycle, the girls go through hair and make-up, do photo shoots, walk the runway and the routine repeats over and over again, but something about the transformation the girls go through in the competition as models draws me in even after so many years. What always frustrated me though was the lack of Asian faces – seriously, I can probably count them up with just five fingers – so I was very excited when I heard about MYX TV’s new reality series Supermodel Me, which features ten aspiring female models of Asian descent fighting for their dream to become a supermodel and win the grand prize.
The reality TV show, which was shot in Singapore, premiered on MYX TV on February 15th. The contestants come from a variety of heritage backgrounds such as Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, Thai and Filipina. The models may be Asian, but the show appeals to anyone interested in viewing the glamorous and demanding world of fashion. “Our goal is to position Supermodel Me as an arena to showcase our Asian capabilities yet still appeal to a global audience with the input from international guests and judges,” said Karen Seah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Refinery Media.
Catch Supermodel Me every Wednesdays on MYX TV at 10:30pm.
We knew our Spring cover girl Hannah Simone was hot hot HOT.
We also knew the former UN officer with two college degrees was a smart cookie.
So it’s only fitting that we share some of her hot photos and smart witticisms with you.
“My family’s said to me from the beginning, ‘People are always going to tell you to pick what you want to be when you grow up. You take that and throw it out the window, that’s garbage. People are complicated and we love many things and we’re passionate about many things. You can be a human rights activist and also be doing these comedy plays in your community and that’s OK. All those things are a part of who you are and you can love them equally.’ — Hannah Simone, on how her parents encouraged her varied interests
Okay, so we’re maybe a teensy weensy bit tired of talking about Jeremy Lin, the 23-year-old New York Knicks point-guard who linfiltrated America with Linsanity.
But look! Audrey Magazine landed on Wall Street Journal talking about Jeremy Lin!
To read the article that started it all, check here.
From moving documentaries to action packed comedies, it looks like we’re welcoming the month of March with an artistic mixture of some great talents. And what a great way to welcome Spring, as we get ready to slip on our sandals and appreciate comedy, investigation, and social-changing inspired art.
Let The Bullets Fly
A film by Jiang Wen
When and Where: March 2 in Cinema Village, NYC and Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles, March 9 at 4-Star in San Francisco
A 2010 action comedy film written and directed by Jiang Wen, “Let The Bullets Fly” is a stunning mix of dark comedy and eye-popping violence. In China, this action-comedy starring Chow Yun-Fat has become the highest-grossing domestic film of all time. Set in 1920s Sichuan, the film tells the tale of the bandit “Pocky” Zhang Mazi, who poses as a local governor in a dusty town- but finds himself at odds with the local mobster, who is not eager to share his turf with another drifter.
Actress Hannah Simone blows us away on the Spring cover of Audrey Magazine!
Dressed in an orange and cream Max Mara halter dress and shot in-studio by Diana King, Hannah (New Girl) is the epitome of a Spring wildflower.
The TV starlet is not the only thing that pops in our latest issue. We also chat with modern moms, paranormal romance author Marjorie M. Liu, Jpop prince Jin Akanishi, promote pretty pastel fashions, and dabble in the art of bromance.
So don’t delay! Order your copy of Audrey Magazine online today!
I’m a LA native and former follower of the original 90210 show who had never explored Beverly Hills beyond Rodeo Drive until Six Taste’s memorable media preview of the limited edition Valentine’s food tour with fab bloggers like e*star LA, Backyard Bite, and The Dating Advice Girl. Our lovely tour guide, Celeste, took us on a culinary stroll, mainly along Canon Drive’s restaurant row, to six indulgent stops for delicious cheese, wine, spicy hot chocolate, oxtail, house-made spaghetti, truffle popcorn, lamb ribs, handmade chocolate, meet and greets with the chefs, private kitchen tours, and more. The Six Taste experts are not kidding when they tell you to come hungry; everyone was stuffed by the end, and we still had the rest of the gorgeous day ahead. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day next year with old and new friends or a sweetie?
Here’s a recap of the fun and food and a preview of what Six Taste offers!
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, one of the oldest cheese stores in the US that opened in 1967, offers gourmet items like Turkish olive oil, caviar, and over 600 cheeses from around the world, including Australia and Canada. Owner Norbert Wabnig engaged us with his humor and cheese knowledge while serving fig cake with Bavarian double crème bleu cheese, white truffle honey and Parmesan, and a variety of goat, cow, and sheep’s milk cheeses.
Many of us have heard those stories about New Mexico. No, not the ones about the $1 tacos, cheap beer, and authentic Horchata. I’m talking about the more cringe-worthy stories of young women, and even men, being abducted and taken captive and imprisoned by human trafficking.
To delve more into the darkness of human trafficking comes the film, Eden, starring 28-year-old Asian American actress Jaime Chung.
Eden was one of the eight films selected from 1,112 submissions to premier at the SXSW 2012 Film Festival. The Festival will take place March 9- 17th in Austin Texas.
Eden tells the story of a Korean American teenager, Hyun Jae, who ventured into a bar in New Mexico where a handsome man posing as a firefighter offered her a ride home. The story follows Jae’s abduction and imprisonment as a sex slave, and is inspired by the complex and harrowing true story of human trafficking survivor Chong Kim.
Chung, who plays Jae in the film, rose in stardom following her role on MTV’s The Real World: San Diego. Since then, Chung has starred in bigger films such as Sorority Row, The Hangover Part II, and Sucker Punch.