Friday, July 23, 2010
Girls Night. We feasted on delicious hors d'oeuvres from The Ambrosia
Experience (www.ambrosiaexpwrience.com) and W Chicago - City Center.
The Ambrosia Experience offered up delicious shrimp on skewers,
guacamole and salsa on some type of pastry she'll, chicken on skewers,
and a chocolate ginger cake that people were raving about. The chef/
owner was saying that his establishment located somewhere around 3000
W Chicago gets men out of trouble (eg, the man who gets a flat screen
TV for his wife's birthday) because it offers an intimate romantic
The W provided shredded pork on a thin slice of bread, beef
tenderloin, and a unique goat cheese appetizer. It consisted of goat
cheese that looked like tofu squares, drizzled with an orange soy
sauce, and topped with one piece of granola served once in a small
white porcelain spoon and the other times on a flatbread.
Two UV cocktails (sweet green tea?), wine (don't remember the brand),
Smartwater, and Fuze beverages were served at the event. Because the
event wasn't sold out (at 12pm yesterday), Jan and I were able to fill
up on hors d'oeuvres and skip dinner. I've been to a number of similar
events, and they run out of food after 30 minutes - not the case here.
Beauty: Girls Night Out held at the W Chicago City Center at 172 W
Adams. The bag was heavy! The photo shows slightly more stuff than
what was in one goody bag. I combined contents of two bags (excluding
duplicates - the contents are slightly different from bag to bag), and
we also got lots of extra goodies from the Lumene booth including body
lotion, foundation, night serum, and eyeshadow base (items not sold in
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Rick Moonen - located at the Mandalay Bay. I had two bites of the
shrimp corn dog which Rick cooked on the tv show. It was delicious
but I'm not supposed to eat fried food for a few days. Neither of my
seatmates at the bar area wanted it so one whole corn had to go to
I had some appetizers (guacamole and chips, plantain empanada, and
chicken sope) and a margarita at Borders Grill at the GCI magazine
Sunday, July 18, 2010
opportunities presentation at Cosmoprof North America. It went well
despite technical difficulties. But the audience of 120 had a lot of
quex and was very engaged. This vending machine is at entrance of tram
station at Mandalay Bay. Just took tram from MB to Excalibur.
people waiting to checking. No business center here - just self-serve
kiosks where you can print. Didn't see memory stick slot so used YouSendIt.com
so I could print my speaker notes. Go on stage in less than 4 hours!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
year absence (pregnancy and breastfeeding). I stuffed myself silly.
Todai has gotten some bad reviews on Yelp but I think it's good if you
know why you're going there - to fill up on rolls, sushi, tempura
udon, fruit, and all those mini desserts. It does the job if you want
quantity and variety. But it's not the place for super fresh fish or
Staying up late doing work - will need to work tomorrow as well so I
can meet a work deadline before our London office opens on Monday.