Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Crazydogmama's "A-List" - Summer 2011

I’m always getting asked about my favorite this and my favorite that…so without further ado…here is a random list of all my recent fav’s! I am picky about everything, but when I find something I like, look out!

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Crow’s Cocktails – Long Beach, CA
http://www.yelp.com/biz/crows-cocktail-long-beach
John introduced me to this dive bar on our second date. We LOVE it and usually at least stop by every time we go out! The perfect mix of interesting people, the music is not too soft/not too loud, the bartenders are VERY entertaining and attentive, they pour good drinks, and if you need a cigarette – go just outside the front door and you will meet some real characters. If you can get a seat at the bar, you will be in people-watching heaven; as this place is standing room only by 10pm. John and I like to try and guess what’s going on with the people we see. i.e. “Wow – desperate housewife” or “He is gonna break up with her tonight – look at their body language!” Also a great place to make out. LOL!

Tantalum – Long Beach, CA
http://www.tantalumrestaurant.com/
This place is AMAZING. The décor, atmosphere, view, food…everything! I was soooo impressed. Best calamari I’ve ever tasted…check out the drinks menu too – really awesome Bloody Mary OMG!: “MEAT LOVER’S SPECIAL = tomato nectar, beef jus, absolut peppar, beef jerky, bacon & blue cheese olive”. My coworkers introduced me to this one.

5 Guys Burgers and Fries – Huntington Beach, CA
http://www.fiveguys.com/home.aspx
YUMMY! Cajun Fries! Raw Jalapeños! James took me here on Saturday, then I told my mother about it and we went on Sunday. Not good for the diet, but good for the soul!!
__________________________________
STUFF
Brighton Collectibles – Irvine, CA
http://www.brighton.com/
Some really cool and unique accessories (jewelry, purses, wallets, etc.)! Pricey, but good stuff. I want the heart necklace and the silver ballet flats!!

Smashbox Cosmetics – Online or Sephora
http://www.smashbox.com/
I have tried every type of makeup you can think of…and Smashbox ROCKS all of them! My favs include: Full Exposure Mascara, Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, Limitless Eyeliner and the Nude Lip Pencil.

Bliss Hand Cream - Sephora
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P6866&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=4326
It smells good and it works! ‘Nuff said!

Jessica Simpson Shoes – Online or at DSW
http://www.jessicasimpsoncollection.com/SHOES/
Don’t cringe. These are some seriously cute and comfy shoes!! I just bought these: http://www.jessicasimpsoncollection.com/SHOES/High-Heels/CHEETAH.html
__________________________________
ACTIVITIES

LA Boxing – Lake Forest, CA
http://laboxing.com/lakeforest/
Great people, great workout, great fun! For those of us who would rather stick bamboo up our fingernails than walk on treadmill.

No comments: