Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Silver Lining

For the past 7 days, it has been chaos!! Chaos, I tell you! 

Sunday: Stuff in the freezer started to melt, because I thought the door wasn't shut right...not the worst thing, right? 

Monday: We are trying to teach Brendan how to be gentle, with people and animals. Bryan took Fletcher, our Cockatiel out of his cage so Brendan could see him. Well, Brendan gets just a little too excited when the birds come out and he is near them. He terrorizes them by screeching his happy squeals, and 
tries to pull their tails and poke them with his little fingers. No one likes being grabbed and poked, and Brendan grabbed his wing really fast, and wouldn't let go! I was freaking out thinking he was going to get hurt, so I tried to take Fletcher out of Brendan's grasp, but as I did, Fletcher bit me really hard and I am now left with a lovely hole in my finger. Yes, it hurts and it's not closing yet, so we shall see what happens with that. Fletcher is the best bird, who has never EVER bitten anyone and I love him! I really can't blame him for biting, you should have seen the feathers he lost :-(. Just in case you haven't seen him before, here is a video of him singing " The Andy Griffith Show" theme song. We have been working on this for years!


Still Monday: I walk in the kitchen, and there are melted popsicles on the floor of the kitchen. Um, I thought I closed that door shut! I open the freezer and everything is practically melted, and I have a rainbow sticky mess of popsicles melted alllllll over the freezer.  We call a repair guy out. Turns out that the compressor on our 14 month old brand new refrigerator is broken. I am less than thrilled, obviously. 

Monday Night: I worked part of the day, but set out to buy ice, a large cooler, and a mini fridge to try and salvage any food we have. 

Let's skip Tuesday, because it was the same old crap, different day....

Wednesday: Soooo, after $250 in bad food we threw away later, we are still trying to quickly eat what we can so the rest of our food doesn't go bad.

How long am I without a fridge???? Until September 11th!!! 

Yes, I had an argument with Sears.

So, the silver lining part??

Well, we are getting our food replaced, and the parts to repair the freezer arrived today, though that doesn't change the repair date of 9/11 when the guy can fix it. hmmmmph....

Ohhhhh, and I am excited because I bought a $60 dress at The Gap last week for $17, then this week it went down in price more, so they price adjusted the dress down to $8!!! Yay!!! Major win, right??

Oh, more silver lining???? 

It's Labor Day Weekend!!!

So this means a sale, just for you!!

With all this ish going on, I figure I should spread some happiness with y'all!!

Yay, so take advantage of that! 

Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stripsteak: Where The Meat is Sexy.

Good! Now that I caught your attention with the promise of 'sexy meat' (OK, I admit I made that up, I have no idea what qualifies meat to be sexy, but I'll give it my best shot!) today, I am taking you all back to Las Vegas! 

We arrived on Friday, very late due to super bad traffic, which also meant pushing our dinner reservation back, also meaning getting all dolled up for the night was a little rushed.

In the end, I looked as good as I could, and Bryan and I went to dinner, which was well worth the wait!

I like good food, but Bryan is the one who loves to eat at the fancy restaurants and try new restaurants. Especially restaurants that specialize in steak.
A little fact about me, I don't eat red meat very much because I don't care for the taste, so I generally stick to chicken or fish.


Our dinner for the night was at a place called Stripsteak, located inside The Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. This restaurant is owned by the award winning chef, Michael Mina. 

Stripsteak is a beautiful, open feeling restaurant that presents as elegant, yet masculine, with the clean straight lines of a contemporary finish.

The dimmed lighting and textures of etched glass and patterned wood blocks to create the wall  (honestly if you look closely, these are just glorified 2x4's that are stained.... I am going to Home Depot for lumber and making one of these walls. And next week, a DIY on the blog!!! Just kidding...) make this a rather romantic setting.

Now, onto the food!

These my friends, are Duck Fat Fries.

Um, yeah never heard of it either, but I am a sucker for a good french fry, so I did not turn down these babies!

This trio of fries are made three different ways: garlic herb, Cajun Bay seasoning, and truffle. Each flavor was equally delicious, and those fries??? OMG, they are cooked perfectly! Light and crispy... sorry, I just drooled... just a little though...moving on...

Wondering about those sauces?? Truffle Aioli, Cajun sauce, and house made ketchup.  Each sauce was different but oh so good, but I think my favorite was the ketchup, which is no ordinary ketchup by any means!

Oh, and did I mention these fries are complimentary with any purchase??! 

Top Left: Foie Gras Sliders (these were kind of amazing)
Top Right: My entree, King Salmon (Light, Flakey and melted like butter in my mouth!)
Bottom Left: Bryan's entree, Wagyu Rib Cap (this buttery rich steak is what Stripsteak is famous for!)
Bottom Right: Truffled Mac + Cheese (cheesy, buttery perfection. Enough said!)

Sadly by the end of our meal, we could not find the room for one of their desserts, which all sounded sooooo  delicious. We decided we would be happy with an after dinner mint, but little did we know, they offer a shareable sized bag of caramel popcorn drizzled with chocolate as a parting gift, instead! As delicious as this looks, we still have yet to crack this open and try it, but I am sure it tastes just as amazing as it looks!

If you are ever in Las Vegas and are looking for a high scale restaurant to celebrate an occasion (in our case, just a date together, just the two of us...) this is definitely a great place to go!

P.S. -- All of the pictures above were taken on my Samsung Galaxy SIII! Pretty cool, huh?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hillcrest CityFest

A couple weeks ago, Bohemian Honey participated at CityFest, and had a booth!

CityFest was located in Hillcrest, San Diego on an extremely hot day. Despite the high temperatures, the day went great, and it was super eventful! 

If you missed out, here are a few pictures of how my half of the booth looked! 

My sign that I hand painted and created. I am still not totally sure if it is finished yet, I may add more embellishments, but we shall see!

Several thrifted, vintage items were used to create the display's for my pieces, giving the booth an eclectic feel.

A full view of my display!

This is definitely not the last fair I do, so keep checking back for more dates and locations!

Which reminds me, I will be at two of The Queen Bee Market events that are happening in the next few months! This is definitely super fun to attend! I have been shopping there before, and I love it! Definitely check out their website!

I will be posting more on those events when I have more info!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Desert Entertainment

This past weekend, we went to our second home, errrrr I mean Las Vegas. Honestly we are there so much, it seems like it almost could be! 

Anyways, we planned our trip to LV, with Tammy and Nadav, but being we are now an extra person when we all travel, we decided we would rent a mini van!! Seriously, Enterprise Car Rental has the best deals when we need them, as well as great cars! We rented an awesome mini van with leather seats, and a tv! and surround sound, too! In case you're interested, we watched Wall-E.....3 times.....and no, Brendan wasn't the one watching, it was me and Tammy! 

By far, the best entertainment was watching Brendan be his cute and silly self while we drove! 

My little love bug is the best! 

He also said apple for the first time while eating apple slices!!

The Vegas trip continues another day,

hope you all have an awesome Tuesday!

-- Farra

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bohemian Honey Is Going To CityFest!!

Hey Blogosphere!! Soooo, I have been super MIA for almost a month (gasp), and have realllllly been preoccupied to post anything new, but I have been preparing inventory because.....

Bohemian Honey Boutique is going to set up shop in a booth for the FIRST TIME EVER at......

If you haven't heard about this street fair before, it's the biggest street fair of the year for San Diego County!

I am super excited to have a booth here because honestly, it sounds like this is the place to be!!

I will be sharing a booth with my friend, the lovely Gina of Acute Designs! Her stuff is gorgeous!! Take a look!

Sounds like a great time to me, so you should come down, if you are in the San Diego area!

To express my excitement, I am offer a.....

Can't come to CityFest?? 

Don't be bummed.....

For all of you out of town folks, or locals who just can't make it...

Here's a promo for you!!

Annnnd..... this promo is running Friday - Monday!! Yay!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

-- Farra