Quick Veeezy update!

I really dont know what I’ve been up to lately but it’s been a slice! Lots and lots of work, lots of play, birthdays galore, lazy Sunday mornings, honeydrippin’ and of course my expertise, eating my pretty face off.

Dinner at Glowbal Group’s new joint – The Fish Shack

I swear that GG is just killin it with their rep and delivery of food! It was their first week opened so i’ll be back after they tweal shiz. Fried oysters / ahi sliders / fish and chips / seafood salad

Oh you know, just because! My first ever Edible Arrangements bouquet, and wine i actually like.

Wishing my partner in crime, C-DANG, a very happy birthday!

Not sure why i’m wearing the tiara but hey i’m okay with it.

Hand crocheted pumpkin octupus made by our little cousin – such talent.

Hello kitty cake pop!

too cute, just had to share.

Last year I was a chola. this year I was Where’s Wanda, I know… how boring. Not to worry, next year I will come back with avegeance!

Homestyle seafood bake with my girls. Trust me, we always get it in.

C-Dang and I honeydrippin’ and sellin’ dreams as per our usual routine. I’m rockin’ the Athena in case you wanted to look just as fly hehe.

And last but not least, we’ve begun our first round of deliveries for our Honeydrip Movember Woodys!

Thanks to everyone sending in photos, we’re going to be doing a client appreciation post on the HD blog soon. I’ve been running around town doing personal deliveries to friends like a cracked out Santa! The meeting and time coordinations gave me such a headache at times and made me realize one thing, I would make a horrible drug dealer!!

So like yeah, where has the time gone? I find myself waking up and eggcited to get shit crackin every morning and then I open my eyes and I’m like, yo .. why is it so dark? lol. I think the sun def helps with productivity but the drive and ambition I have on lock :)

I hope everyone is doing well! I’m slowly transitioning into hermit mode. Fall fashion events have died down, my desires to shave my legs to wear cute dresses have also simmered to an eggstreme low, multiple seasons of Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad have been added on my to do list, and my work hours are 24/7 for Honeydrip. So any Veeezy time I can get, i am squeezing in! Buhleeee dat.

Such a crazy time, but what a great time. If you ever feel like you miss me (which is always), you can find me on Vancitybuzz, Honeydrip, and your heart. AWWWW!

Seattle weekend!

Not gon’ lie.. it’s kind of poopy to be back after a weekend of celebrating love, stuffing my face, and meeting some amazing, amazing people from all over! From Toronto, to New Jersey.. there were so many sweet individuals that made this trip so memorable, thus making the return home that tragic! Know what else is tragic? I wore a total of 7 outfits this past weekend and didnt take a pic of any lol. I hate me too.

B scooped me up on Friday with goodies (because he is that type of awesomeness) and we were officially enroute to Seattle and in vacay mode holla!!

One gas stop, and one Nacho Libre movie later, we were in Seattle. First stop, UH OBVI – Crawfish King!

Dinner for 5 was no joke! Got to share my Seattle fav with some newbies and it was a total hit. I tapped out early though, but not before i murk’d that caaawrn.

The rest of the evening was spent back at our hotel, The Arctic Club, meeting B’s out of town fams/friends (all 20 of them!).

The lounge was dark, old school heritage-ish type of steeze, I was def into it. The guys drank their faces off while I stepped up for the women’s team and had my 1 vodka soda lol.  Fun night that ended only when the bar closed! Trust me, i was buzzin and ready for some zzzz’s.

Our hotel room (taken in the AM for better lighting)

High ceilings and very old school features, felt like I was in an old movie!

I wore every pair, thats how tight my outfit game was! Kind of choked i didnt document it, damn.

After frolicking in the AM (aka a coffee run for B who was nursing a sweet hangover, thats right.. gf of the year award goes to me) it was fam brunch time at Ivar’s and of course… your girl had the food of her people’s.. fish tacos!

It rained for most of the day but we still managed to walk the city and hit up Target, my fav! We finally made it back to our telly for some rest and rompin’ before the wedding.

Zara Asymmetric dress / the feather/lace one never arrived at the store so I settled for this bad boy. I gotta admit, this dress and I were meant to be. It was comfy, and sit snuck at all the right places with the perfect amount of one shoulder flow. I felt like I was J. Lo with that huuur do as well. It just worked!

The gents! Their sock game was proper..like all the way turnt up, it was adorable!

Open bar = time to play! Some of the ladies and I. I miss them already!

The lovely Cat and I.

The actual wedding/dinner was held upstairs in the ballroom…

talk about fancy, right?

The bride and groom, Felice and Peter, gettin their 2 step on.

I love personalized name tags, so m’f’n official.

Ate myself into a coma! After dinner the open bar re-opened and the rest was a total fun blur. And of course in true Veeezy fashion, I disappeared for an hour and took a fat ass nap in our hotel room hahaha! Woke up, headed back to the wedding and drank all the way to last call. What a fun night.. so glad I could be a part of it!

The next morning was bitter sweet, it was the last brunch before everyone headed off to their next destination or home. Good thing the food was bomb dot com, made eating my feelings that much more bearable. Seafood heaven = Salty’s on Alki

seafood galore / biscuits x gravy / caramel and chocolate fountain. I die!!! What an epic meal, not so much for those suffering from the night before but seriously, I felt like a champ :)

After the final hugs for the cousins, aunts and uncles we were headed home *tear. I can’t really find more words for awesome and amazing, but meeting folks that feel like life long friends isnt easy to put into words. When you meet good people, you just know. Seriously, I’m such a lucky mofo. Until next time fam jam!!! So like, what did you do last weekend?

Friday Fank Yous.

Okay so I know thanksgiving was last week but I thought I’d make sure my readers know I’m not some spoiled twat. Okay so maybe I am, and maybe you’re done reading all those facebook/twitter/IG posts of “I’m thankful for my family/friends/shelter/lover” etc. blah blah blah. Yes I’m thankful for those things too, trust me.. I am, each and every single day. but you didn’t come here to listen to me praise allah. So I’m going to do a list of things I’m thankful for, all superficial but still very grateful nonetheless!

I’m thankful for my patience. I’ve officially been on the Galaxy S3 for 4 days now and I’m using all my will power not to throw it across the room!!! Instagram just isn’t the same and I don’t know any good photo apps on this thing. It’s probably just a matter of time until I get the swing of it but seriously, how are people going to fall in love with me if my IG photos aren’t up to par?

I am so thankful for beautiful toe nails. I am literally a pedicurist’s dream come true when I sit  down on that massaging chair. They’re always ooh-ing and aah-ing over my abnormally (but wonderfully) sized pinky toe nails. Seriously, some people don’t even have a nail. Mine are hard, evenly shaped and can take a real beating without complaint (you try walking 5 hours in wedges!). Thank you Toe lord.

Speaking of nails, I’m really thankful for my thick, hard, and healthy nail beds as well. Loving Sally Hansen’s lace sticker paint (thanks nana)

I’m thankful for Jordans.

I’m thankful for my wonderful tardy boss. Always arriving to work 2 mins after I’ve rushed in so never really knowing I’m 20 minutes late every day.

I’m thankful for my big eyes. These tend to get me a lot of things I want, and most importantly they get me out of trouble. Late for a meeting, can’t find change for my coffee, skipping the line at the grocery store, need help tying my shoes – you name it, these eyes will do the trick.

I’m thankful for the 1 car that always seems to speed in the morning on the highway. It allows me to speed behind him but not be the first asshole speeding in the morning.

I’m thankful for my amazing metabolism. it lets me have dinners like this at Suika:

I’m thankful for YSL.

I’m thankful for the Di-Anna’s club. Since my name doesn’t eggsactly fall in the Di or Anna realm, I’m merely a spectator of this dynamic duo. They’re funny, caring and always looking out for me. but most importantly, they really love me!!! any time I’m feeling down I can go to them and they’ll have like 20 nice things to say about me. like my personal vanity mirror that speaks, cheaper than therapy and does wonders for my ego.

 

I’m thankful for being really good at making cupcakes. (credit goes to B for his very mature choice of decorative images)

I’m thankful for HONEYDRIP. Dropped the Aphrodite today! Goddess standing for beauty, love and pleasure. Baby..we are sooo about that life, holla!!!

And last but certainly not least, I’m thankful for Friday because in about 2 hours I am off to Seattle with the boo-ski for another fun filled weekend of eating, in bed play time, and wedding funsies!

All jokes aside….I AM AMAZING lol. And so are you! I dont get it when people dont give themselves credit for all that they do. You’re gifted, smart, beautiful, creative, kind, sweet, thoughtful and the list goes on. You dont need someone to tell you all the time, your biggest critic and the only one that matters is you. Often we look out for validation when in reality the only validaton we need is from ourselves. If you’re a good person with a  good heart, there is no confusion as to what you are. Continue being a contributer of good energy into the universe and you won’t get lost. Okay babies, I see you next week. XO.

Portland trip recap!

Hi babies, Veeezy’s home! Last Friday I left the city early to celebrate B’s birthday <– some soft shizzz right there, but don’t get it twisted… i aint soft lol. It’s a 6 hour ride to Portland so you already know we had to make a stop in Seattle to grab a bite at (my new favorite spot.. like ever) PASEO!

You must get the #2- Carribean Roast, pork shoulder coated in Paseo marinade and slow roasted until falling into succulemt morsels. One of the best things i’ve ever let into my mouth, i was immediately craving it again a few hours later.

After fueling up on Paseo (and chips at the gas station), we got into Portland and checked into The Nines (you might’ve seen my eggcited tweet here). The place was so nice, I totally felt like I was on Gossip Girl! They opened my door and of course I dropped my phone while stepping out and was all like “DONT WORRY I GOT IT” like a real east van G. Don’t touch my shit!! lol

Or you might’ve seen the alternate photo I IG’d below…

It was all so pretty and personalized. They even had birthday chocolates for B which I gladly ate and pretended it was my birthday.

We washed up and by that time it was past midnight, maybe even 1. Didn’t matter bc I was hungry and my face full of day old make up was not going to waste! Time for … FOOD TRUCKS.

Def loved the fact that they were all open late and the variety is so insane. Thai iced  tea, of course B got vietnamese food (my mom would be so ashamed), and obviously I got the food of my pepples, steak burrito! SO bomb. I couldn’t finish it but i think about it every day still (sad face). We walked around a bit more and I was actually shocked to see so many homeless folks.. and not to mention bakery boys. It felt like Davie Street.

The next morning we woke up at the crack of 10am and got started with our day.

Looking down from our floor.

Beautiful Portland day. Our hotel had a few weddings and the men’s Washington soccer team was staying there too! I only looked, didn’t touch or talk…

First state of business – PINESTATE BISCUITS

Saw this spot on Triple D a while back and never forgot about it. Uh, biscuits smothered in country gravy? seriously.. if i came back as food, it would be a biscuit drowning in gravy.

It did not disappoint.. Arnold Palmer, my fav (iced tea x lemonade), potato hash with flank steak and cheese, fresh biscuits in country gravy, and the Reggie biscuit (fried chicken with bacon and cheese). B tapped out early but it was alright bc I ATE HIS TOO. My favorite stop during our whole trip.

The rest of the day was spent shopping, lots of walking and nothing to buy! Okay i lied, i did find this bag:

Gucci Canvas boston bag, $1295. It was $1294 dollars than I wanted to spend so I just admired from afar and kept walking.

Aside from the mainstream shops, downtown Portland had an open market area with all sorts of entertainment, shopping, and of course..food.

Mid day snack – pho

Thank goodness our hotel was right in  downtown, after hours of shopping we stopped back into our telly for a mid day snack (again) and nap.

The lounge had unlimited food and booze. Cray right?

Enjoying the wifi, and waiting in the lounge while our room was being serviced.

After a much needed nap, we set out to what I was waiting for the whole day..southern dinner at SCREEN DOOR.

Cornbread / gumbo (meh to both)

My lovely dining partner

Fried chicken x collard greens x mashed potatoes for me (shocking right?) / Beef brisket, potato salad and green beans for B. Mmmm so bomb!! I doggy bagged some of the fried chicken and had it for breakfast in bed the next AM. Southern life, love it.

After dinner we went back to the telly to PTFO.

Obvi I had to sneak out to get some treats from the lounge hehe.

Woke up the next morning and got back to roaming the city. I really love vacations, you wake up any time and just do whatever you want. No agenda, no sense of urgency, besides listening to your tummy. Found this gem that I saw on Eat Street and always wanted to try- BRUNCH BOX

Grilled cheese x grilled cheese with a bag of chips and a can of pop, seriously all of life’s combo should always come with chips and soda! Very filling and would def recommend sharing it. After the heart attack of a sandwich, we strolled through the city again and went all over. Including yaletown like neighborhoods, to east van slums.. needless to say we were on the wrong side of the tracks for a bit lol.

SAINT CUPCAKE

Shop shop shop, play play play.. finally back to the telly for our nap hehe. We were going to go out for dinner but seeing as they had a fancy restaurant downstairs, we decided to eat there instead (even though i wanted pasta and rice!!). Dark dinner = no photos. The next morning was our  final day in Portland :(

One more stop before departing – VOODOO DOUGHNUTS!

I felt like I was at Kwik-E-Mart.

What love in a box looks like…sigh.

Chocolate icing oreo with peanut butter,  HEAVEN.

The rest of the day was spent shopping in Portland, a Crawfish King stop in Seattle, and finally PHO when we reached homebase in Vancouver. What a fun trip!! I love vacations, even if they’re mini like this. The thought of not having the day planned and just enjoying your time with someone is such a nice change from my usual loaded agenda. It was 4 days of a blank agenda, no idea of what to do but simply have fun.

Portland was so good to us, from the people to the food – everything and everyone was so kind and sweet!! People were courteous, kind, and just plain nice. They say everywhere you go, you will meet people that you are meant to meet. Needless to say, I have nothing but love for Portland. Great people, and great food! Thanks to B for such an awesome weekend, sad to be home but eggcited for my next trip. Anyways, have a great Tuesday everyone, don’t forget to hug and kiss lots!!! (I did manage to buy a few things but that will be a later post). XO.

Weekend update

with Seth Meyers, Veeezyloves! I love that SNL skit. Anyways, it’s been a hectic week and i cannot wait to get the eff out of here. Only a few more hours until i’m in 25+ degree weather and food carts galore, Portland… be ready for me.

Besides being awesome, selling dreams, stealing lunch money from little kids, and drinking myself into a sake coma w/ my girls, here’s what I’ve been up to…

Gettin’ artsy fartsy.

Turn a blank wall into a piece of work. This (sticker) wall art is from Surface Collective, and it’s called the Siddhartha. Great way to spruce up a boring wall. This was labor intensive as there were many small detailed stickers, bring a friend to help.

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Concert (OFWGKTA)

My first ever all ages concert for Odd Future at the Vogue last Tuesday. Shit was bananas! Energy was amazing, and the bar was always empty lol.Oh to be 16 and on drugs again…

Got my huuur did

I couldn’t wait for my original stylists (the Le sisters) so i did a home remedy and PALTY is the shizzzz. (photo does not do this pretty color justice). Japanese hair dye made for asian hair, 2 thumbs up.

Honeydrip.. drip, drip, drip.

We released the Serendipity last week in gold, and due to popular demand, we’re releasing it again in black. Thanks everyone!

We’ve also been keepin busy filling in orders and working on our custom pieces. I really wish I could give it all away for free bc i love everyone so much but then I wouldn’t have money for champagne and caviar ..so yeah.

Making the switch, again.

A little surprise gift from B! I was beyond stoked to switch from my wackberry to the iPhone 4s a few months ago, but now I’m ready to play with the heavy hitters… welcome S3! As in true Veeezy fashion i haven’t started using it yet (took me 3 weeks to even crack open the iphone box) but i’m sure i’ll be using it any day now!!

Celebrating life

More importantly, celebrating Nigs’ life lol. Last baby to turn 25, congrats my love. A rare dime inside and out, I am so lucky to have you. xo. So thankful for happy people in my life!!

Ok, so I think that’s about it really. I’m leaving soon to celebrate B’s birthday in Portland (in style, can’t wait to show you our digs!) so feel free to 3rd wheel us @Vickythemaker, and Veeezyloves. HAPPY FLYDAY!!!

Get ready to drool…

I’ve always wondered why the Food Network always has men hosting shows like “Triple D” or “You Gotta Eat Here!” You all know ain’t nothin’ more attractive than a woman that can throw down. It’d be dope to see a female get with it and actually eat… I’d make the bombest host.

Doobs’ homemade organic roasted chicken

We are well fed at our Honeydrip meetings that’s  for sure.

Seattle Crawfish King

B’s first time. Needless to say, he loved it. I love poppin’ bottles and poppin’ cherries.. holla.

Breakfast at work. It pays to have a plug in the cafeteria, he always hooks me up. Double hashbrown patty… i’m about that life, folks.

B’s mom’s homemade blueberry turnover cake. TO. DIE. FOR.

Sushitown

Spicy sashimi / udon and creamy scallop roll

Orange Corner

Midnight snack – Nutella crepe

Mexicali

Chicken tamales. Restaurant run by vietnamese folks…. thats that shit i like! lol

Joey’s

Chicken wings and shrimp pesto flatbread! I LOVE CHICKEN WINGS, i dont know why.

Burgoo

My fav spot for mid day comfort food. Being adventurous and ordering the Italian Wedding and pulled pork. AMEN, so bomb.

Kamei Royale

Oysters and tuna tacos.. MEH. I’ve had better.

Nightmarket

Mango tofu dessert

Homemade seafood bake (inspired by Crawfish king)

Mini fresh croissants x shrimp x spicy sausage x corn x potatoes. Yes, thats right. Veeezy can def hold it down in the kitchen. I’m amazing at microwaving as well.

Hitoe sushi

Kitsilano gem. Rolls galore!

Jack in the Crack

If I were American I’d be so overweight and such a statistic!! My go to – Sourdough jack x sauces x curly fries x deluxe fries with sour cream and bacon. No oreo milkshake, watching my figure.

Fishworks

crab cakes x muscles with frits x white wine clam sauce w/ spaghettini

breakfast club rules.

Cafe Gloucester

Baked seafood cream sauce on rice. UGH, i love this!!!

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd scene! Have a great day and eat lots for me, XO.

7 lbs in 6 weeks

..is pretty average for what a pregnant woman gains in her 1st trimester. I am however not pregnant, just eggstremely well fed. It’s eggspensive to maintain this round frame of a face you know.

So maybe i dont fit into my skinny jeans anymore but i’m chalking this weight gain to “happy weight” as opposed to “eating my feelings” type of weight gain. Whatever, i know you secretly love the fact i’ve gained an infant in a small amount of time! Secretly, when other girls tell me they’ve gained weight, in my head i’m like “yeaaaah!!! the more you gain, the skinner i will look” lol. I’m kidding!! or am i….

It’s been a great end to the summer months, and I have the food photos to prove it. There’s nothing I love more than sharing laughs, stories, and love over a table full of food. A full belly is a full heart. I’m as full as can be :)

Gyu-Kaku – my best friend in the whole entire world, Tina, finally turned the big 2-5 so we did what we’ve been doing since the 8th grade..we ate, A LOT.

Happy birthday my love, you are the ying to my yang! I knew she was my downass when she stole samosas for me at our high school carnival’s food fair, seriously. We’ve been through lots together and I can’t fathom the good life without you. Kisses!

The Elbow Room Cafe – great little diner on Davie run by hilarious gay men. Food and some sexual humor, perfect Sunday morning.

Perogies were friggin’ bomb. Loaded with sausages and bacon. As if you needed to ask, of course I KILLED IT.

Deer Garden – little hong kong steeze type of cafe in Richmond. My first time there and prob not my last. They let you create your own noodle and soup combos!

I made mine with instant noodles and corn bc I’m country like that.

FOOD TRUCK MEET UP! On one of the Sundays, B and I made it out to the Waldorf Hotel for their weekly food truck meet ups. It was eggstremely sunny that day, made the line ups that much more enjoyable..not.

Wishing they had a Fastpass…

Taco’s Rico’s

mmm so tasty. But I still stand loyal to my NYC fav, La Esquina.

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck

I rarely have grilled cheese cravings and my mom usually makes the best ones but these are pretty legit and perfect for enabling itis.

Guu Garden

late nights eats for 2! Can’t really go wrong with Izakaya.

Cactus Club Cafe (English Bay) – my favorite Cactus location, situated right on the beach with orgasmic views of the ocean.

mm ceviche!

Like stupid beautiful, right?

Ebisu – our Colleen was home for one evening (she calls Toronto her home) so we made sure we made up for lost celebrations.

8 bamboo sakes later.. we got ugly!

my nigga i’m faded, faded, faded!

PNE eats! Gator BBQ

Mr. Ken’s Donut Factory

Corn dogs – nothing like $5 battered hot dog weiners to make you feel like you got jacked.

One of my favs from the fair…

 GARLIC POUTINE!

Ok great, now I’m hungry… diet will just have to wait until tomorrow. Happy hump day, my darlings! XO.