Here’s another great summer dish from my Nai Nai’s kitchen. This dish is cool and refreshing, and is perfect for those hot days when you don’t want to warm up the house with cooking heat. “Liang” means cool and “ban” means toss, and that describes this dish perfectly because the preparation is all cutting and assembling—easy and simple. This recipe uses a couple ingredients only found in Chinese super markets. Zha cai are pickled vegetables that add a great crunch to the dish. Century eggs are preserved duck eggs that look really funky, but taste great. This dish is a wonderful combination of flavors and textures and is also extremely healthy. The tofu and duck eggs make this dish almost entirely protein and will keep you going during the summer. Enjoy!
Drinking water and staying hydrated are the most important things you could do for your skin and body – especially when the days are hotter and sunnier. This is why my Ello water bottle in dark gray is one of my 5 favorite things this summer. Not only does it help my skin and body, as the 20 oz. bottle forces me to drink at least that much each day, but it also helps the environment. The other cool thing about this bottle is, besides that it only costs $10, that it’s BPA free!
In addition to staying hydrated, moisturizing is also important for your skin. The drastic change in the weather can do all kinds of crazy things to your body. I like to moisturize with Gold Bond Ultimate’s Silk Softness Sheer Ribbons body lotion in “touchably soft skin.” After sampling one pump of this lotion at a local Walgreens, this is the only lotion I’ll buy. It truly leaves your skin feeling silky smooth – plus it smells great.
Clearogen is giving away a two-month supply of treatment to the first 50 participants to sign up and take their summer challenge. In addition to getting a free two-month supply of treatment, you can also receive 20% off your purchase of the three-step system for the entire month of June.
Visit their website http://www.clearogen.com/and enter the coupon code “ACNEAWARENESS” to receive 20% off your purchase. To enter the summer challenge, visit Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Clearogen, and/or Twitter at http://twitter.com/Clearogen, with the hashtag #ClearogenChallenge.
With America is still stuck in one of the biggest recessions since The Great Depression, days and nights of eating out have been hard to come by. We get it, so we pulled out some of the hottest restaurants and bars out of our little black book that has some of the happiest of happy hours around. Whether the hotspot is a chill bar to hang out with your friends or it’s an upscale restaurant to lure in a love interest, we got your back!
If you never got a chance to experience Japan and its culture of simplicity, don’t worry because now you can. The CHAYA family of restaurants has finally marked its territory on the busy streets of Downtown, Los Angeles. To usher in the summer season of outdoor events and live music all in the pleasantly warm weather, CHAYA DTLA is hosting its annual Japanese Summer Beer Garden event. Happening every Monday-Friday, from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Audrey went in to see what the rave was about.
Since I can remember I’ve always been eating my Nai Nai’s (dad’s mom’s) cooking. She’s now over 95 years old and continues to be incredible, bustling around and constantly feeding me. I recently spent time at home and my most important mission during my visit was to spend time with her learning how to cook the dishes I had grown up loving. Like most chefs, my Nai Nai does not believe in exact measurements. “Just look at it,” she says “Taste it,”—and that’s how I learned to make the necessary adjustments. So, for those who prefer more precise measurements, here are two of my Nai Nai’s recipes quantified.
It’s summertime which means heat and humidity. Here are a few easy braids that will keep your hair out of your face. The best way to learn how to braid is to practice, practice, practice! Each braid can be worn in various ways so try a different style out every day!
A secret tip: Rub in a leave-in conditioner or serum before braiding your hair (I like to use unrefined coconut oil). It not only makes your hair easier to braid, but it also sinks in and conditions damaged hair. At the end of the day, rinse it out.
It’s time for another edition of Summer Styling. This time around, we’re focusing on the dress code for our favorite kind of summer event—concerts!
Nothing screams summer like lying out on the grass and listening to some great music under the sun. Whether you’re hitting up a rave or listening to some local music in the park, you’ll never be out of style with these fashion tips.
What’s summer without summer love, harmless flirting, and a night of dancing with your girls? Whether you’re out on the town with a potential lover for a passionate and romantic date night or an easy, careless fun night out with your girls, an Audrey girl must always be wearing the appropriate attire. This is why we selected a few styles/trends that we think is fitting for these two different summer nights. Continue Reading »
During the summer if you’re not in shorts, dresses, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or t-shirts you should be enjoying the warm weather in a stylish swimsuit. To make things easier for our Audrey readers, we’ve scoured swimwear after swimwear to round up 10 of the fashionable swimsuits to flaunt all throughout summer.
We’ve selected styles from the triangle bikinis to cut outs and one pieces. To bring the popular and ordinary 2-piece swimsuits to another level try them in fin and interesting prints. If you’re more of a basic and simple kind of girl, check them out in different cuts such as the twisted bandeau or ringed cut-outs on the top. As for your bottoms, try something with more coverage such as the charming boy-brief cut. Don’t forget the option of mixing and matching for a more fun and unexpected look.