Category Lifestyle

Local Style Beef Stew

I was in the mood for a little bit of “Hawaiian Style” comfort food this week so I dug out some recipes I had for local style beef stew.  What makes it “local style” is something I can’t exactly pinpoint, maybe its the addition of Hawaiian salt or the lack of noodles, but either way its a food that distinctly reminds me of home.  Although this recipe takes about 3

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ElleKae's Second Feature on Links à la Mode

Happy to announce that ElleKae has been featured on Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup for the second time.  The post selected this week was my review of Billion Dollar Brows… I guess you could say “eyebrows on fleek, dafuq!”  Here are the other featured posts for you to explore:

Word Up #2

A couple of pick-me-up notes while I’m sort of off the grid…

Blind Box 101

Whatever your interests may include I can guarantee that theres a “blind box” for it.  These monthly subscriptions auto-deduct a set amount from your bank and send you a box of mystery products specified to your love for your dog (BarkBox), for health food (NatureBox),  or even for the geek subculture (Nerd Block).  I had never considered joining a subscription or even bothered to look into the possibilities until I wandered

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Cheesy Guacamole

The 2014 NFL Season has just begun, and tonight marks the official opening of Monday Night Football.  Football season means not only large men tackling each other, but also lots of tailgates, bbqs, and potlucks.  Translation: dips, hot wings, and fried foods– hopefully we can cover all the bases together.  Heres a quick, easy, and cheesy recipe to kick off the season: cheesy guacamole. I love avocado, but I prefer my guacamole to

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ElleKae Featured on Links à la Mode

So grateful to have been chosen for a feature this week by Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup.  The post selected was Miu Miu Women’s Tales; in case you missed it earlier this week it’s about the short film Somebody by Miranda July, the latest installment from the Miu Miu short film series.  Here are links to the other top posts, for your afternoon reading enjoyment–

Word Up

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26 Beach Restaurant | Venice Beach, CA

It was a Tuesday morning in Venice, California and our pop girl group decided that brunch was in order.  We ended up at 26 Beach Restaurant right on Washington Blvd., and to our pleasant surprise they accommodated our party of 10 with no wait.  The atmosphere and decor were charming, with chandeliers sparkling everywhere and light, jazzy music playing.  26 Beach has an indoor dining room with a short bar,

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Fall's Must-Read Books

Right off the bat I’ll go ahead and assume that everyone here still loves to read.  If you just mildly enjoy it- that’ll work, too.  Maybe something here can pique your interest.  I might be slightly premature in posting this seeing how we’ve just barely made it passed summers halfway mark… but theres no harm in being overly prepared.  “The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead,” right? * More often

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Hnrs LV • Grand Opening

Its Fashion Week in Las Vegas!  Take a break from all the tradeshow booth-hopping to check out Hnrs, LV’s newest streetwear boutique and skate shop.  Located conveniently on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. & Windmill, the shop will carry not only the Hnrs USA brand but also IN4Mation, Aloha Army, Stance Socks, The Quiet Life, Music Skate, Fitted Hawaii, Politic Brand and more!