Lipstick Queen…

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Happy Thursday!!!

This week is flying by and that’s probably because it’s my last week of maternity leave.  Yep, going back to work next week and June goes to daycare.  Sad about both, but I know once I get into the groove of things, all will be well.  This week I promised myself to do what I wanted and spend lots of time with my girl.  So, we slept in late and headed to Barneys to play in some make-up and smell a few fragrances.  June was such a little lady and had everyone smitten.

Lately, I’ve grown a bit tired of the usual suspects from MAC cosmetics, and thought it was time to try something different. . . Lipstick Queen here I come!!!  I went to their counter first and never left.  They have such amazing colors and are so friendly to the lips (gluten-free).  They have the Saints (10% pigment/sheer), Sinners (90% pigment/opaque), the Velvet Rope (creamy matte) collections, and a few more I didn’t get to.  I tried a few of the Sinners, none of the Saints, and a few of the Velvet Rope. Oh, and they have an invisible lip liner and a lip gloss pencil that comes with its own sharpener.  Loved both and will add them to my make-up bag soon.  I fell in love with Scarlet Red Sinner, Entourage, and Jean Queen lip gloss. I have to go back to try more stuff, but for now I’m going to enjoy showing off my new Lipstick Queen. I think I’ll be hanging with LQ for a while!

Recently Updated12 Love the velvet box the Velvet Rope lipstick comes in.

 

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The gold casing makes me happy!!!

 

Recently Updated13I’m wearing Scarlet Red Sinner and Velvet Rope Entourage. . .lovely and feels so great on my lips.

 

On the fragrance front, I loved Serge Lutens and Byredo Parfums Seven Veils.  Will add these to my Christmas list. :)

 

Loving LIPSTICK QUEEN!

chat later
Ladybird JPA

Petit Trois

Sometimes you go to a restaurant and you wonder why you listened to the reviews on yelp only to become a victim of the hype.

Sometimes you go to a restaurant and the meal is good. Not bad at all…but not great. Those are the meals where while you’re eating the food, you are enjoying it but the likelihood of remembering each bite, sharing your experience with others or even returning to said restaurant is slim.

There there are the restaurants where the food and experience immediately change your opinion on what your last meal request would be if you were ever faced with the challenging question. This is the meal where each bite of food awakens your 10,000 taste buds and you can barely get through the meal because you are in complete admiration after each forkful. This is the meal that makes you so happy that you feel the need to do a shoulder shimmy as you’re eating (true story). This is the restaurant where the staff makes you appreciate their attention to detail and that customer service still exists. Sometimes you get the unforgettable meal but not the experience or vice versa. But when you get both….we’re talking best meal ever status! For me, this has always been Mustards Grill near Napa, CA. And after last Friday, I can eagerly add another contender to that list.

 

photo credit: blah blah birds

photo credit: blah blah birds

No, not Tasty Thai. I find it humorous and special that they did not take down the previous establishments signage. But look closer. You see…

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photo credit: blah blah birds

Petit Trois…a Parisian style bar in the middle of Los Angeles. It’s the sister restaurant to Trois Mec, which I have yet to experience but hear that the food is fantastic. With Trois Mec’s two week advance, ticket only reservation policy, I was excited to read about Petit Trois here and how easily accessible it is. Thankfully, this does not take away from the quality of the food. If you haven’t guessed it already, the experience at Petit Trois was phenomenal.

photo credit: blah blah birds

photo credit: blah blah birds

Everything sounded delicious but we knew we were getting the omelette and the steak frites. We also tried the salmon rillettes and gougere. The complimentary baguette, freshly made by a lady out of her bakery exclusively for the restaurant, and butter were show stoppers. Oh the butter baby! It was sinful…smooth, creamy, sweet and salty…we talked about it so much the staff finally told us this was it. Take a look at the food

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I can’t forget to mention the staff. The waitstaff was friendly, attentive and engaging. Seated at the counter facing the open kitchen we were able to watch the chefs prepare most of the dishes. The process of making the omelette was simply a work of art executed to perfection. The chef de cuisine, Sydney, made the napoleon dessert with such pride and precision that he later shared he was nervous making it in front of everyone although we could never tell.

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Trois Mec is still on my list of restaurants to try but until then, I’ll just visit Petit Trois on my jaunts to LA. In the meantime, you must add this casual neighborhood place to your list and get there immediately!

Have you ever been to Petit Trois?

Chat ya’ later
Ladybird D

Make-Up Monday. . .Bat My Lashes

 

photo credit: urban decay

photo credit: urban decay

Make-up Monday Returns!!! It’s been a while since the Birds have chatted make-up faves. I recently discovered, what I think might be the best mascara on the market-Perversion by Urban Decay. Bigger, Blacker, Badder is there slogan (sounds like an L.L. Cool. J. album to me) and it definitely packs a punch!! It goes on smooth and extends my lashes to great lengths!! Perfect timing, for all those upcoming Halloween and holiday parties!  I’m sold and I think you will be too!!!

Stay tuned for more Make-up finds!!!

Chat ya’ Later!

Ladybird T.

web jaunt

web-jaunt, a weekly rundown of what captured our attention, fun and interesting info, and fabulous stuff we love across the web.

 

 

 

photo credit: soul-cycle

photo credit: soul-cycle

so excited to take my first soul-cycle class with this motivating spirit

 

 

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photo credit: kitchn

knife skills, herbs and spicespasta too! it’s not too late to join the kitchn’s online cooking school for great pro tips

 

 

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photo credit: huffpost

what makes us happy

 

 

photo credit: joy the baker

photo credit: joy the baker

made this pie last week and it was delicious! definitely adding salty honey pie to the Thanksgiving menu

 

 

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photo credit: cupcakes and cashmere

kinda’ digging the idea of a soup bar

 

 

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“all you can eat…”

 

 

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can’t wait to dig into this today. . .

 

 

Have an inspiring weekend!!!

The Ladybirds
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