#RebukeTheCalories: 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Since I couldn’t get all my boss chicks and industry friends together for my Glow in The Dark theme birthday party last week; I decided on the perfect mid-week happy hour  gathering with authentic italian appetizers and wine. A couple of my friends that live in the Hollywood area suggested 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. It’s conveniently located below the 1600 Vine Luxury apartment living off Hollywood & Vine. When you enter off the street, you are greeted by this beautiful chandelier and a cute pizza guy kneading out pizza dough. Upstairs is the bar area. First order of business, turning water into wine and ordering some truffle cheese bread.

800pizza_2.jpgBetween the breaking of truffle cheese bread and excessive amounts of wine, I nibbled on broccolini, baked goat cheese, marinated olives, and antipasto plate. It had been a really stressful week. I felt like drinking my life away. Unfortunately the ‘happy’ hour must come to an end and back to hustle we go. But out of courtesy and respect for my birthday celebration, my waiter kept the $5 happy hour wine special going for about 2 more rounds. als. When we needed another round, waiter was nice, he even participated in one of my birthday games called #wineaboutit. As the wine poured in, so did our laughs throughout the night. Where we were sitting you could see the city lights as people walking down the boulevard. I was snapping the whole time but didn’t save any of my pictures. Oh well, life is too short. Thank God I was able to celebrate another healthy birthday with amazing friends, good food and great wine.

…its about being in the moment and creating memories instead of trying to create a moment to capture a memory #KahluasKonfessions

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More red wine please!
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#RebukeTheCalories: Hollywood Farmers Market

 

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Go ahead judge me. I woke up like this #Flawless!!! I slept in my birthday makeup but that #toofaced liquid matte lipstick in #DropDeadRed is still popn’ tho.

After a night of excessive communion and breaking bread with friends, this was the perfect ending to a my pre-birthday turn-up weekend. A nice stroll on a sunny Hollywood afternoon to breathe some fresh air and eat some fresh food. All the venders food and layout was nice and clean. I really enjoyed the variety of foods they offered.Some fruits and vegetables are seasonal. I was so disappointed I didn’t get to buy some cotton candy plums. My mouth was literally watering for some sweet fresh fruit.tbucgelli_5 I stumbled upon this one vendor and bought a pineapple passion fruit lemonade to bring my inside back to life lol. Not a big fan of passion fruit juice but surprisingly it was delicious.

Soooo as I sipped and searched for food, my boo daddy keep raving about this lady that had good burritos. Not a huge fan of burritos. But as a foodie, I could turn down a gourmet meal on the go.

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#tBuchelli ‘Big Ass Burrito’

I was soooo hungry and tired from last night I just wanted to eat and go back to sleep. Soooo as I was about to pass out, we finally found #tBuchelli Gourmet Sausages! He ordered the ‘Big Ass Burrito’ and I had the Ortega sausage burritos with cheese. Bomb dot com. I wish I had filmed my reaction because the flavors just burst into your mouth. One flavor didn’t over power the other; it was the perfect balance. The texture of the sausage was authentically savory in flavor with a hint a spice. I don’t do spicy but when I tasted the big ass burrito is was also very good. I’m a fan. I’m a believer! Next time no extra cheese tho lol.

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#tBuchelli Ortega Breakfast Burrito with extra cheese

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#BehindTheGloss: Lusso101 Has Officially Merged With #GlitzGlamGossip

So humbled by the spirits of people I meet through my walks of life and travel. When I started the Lusso101 Youtube channel, I just wanted to share my views on why I wear makeup as a dark woman. The exposure was great! As my freelance business began to pick up, recording a youtube video was the last thing on my mind. With two years of practice I became a natural in no time at all. The more confident in front of the camera I became, I began to share more personally struggles and survival skills because despite my circumstance I craved luxury and I was not going to settle for having thing of quantity over a quality of life.

Thus giving NEW LIFE to Lusso101…. Lights! Camera! Action! Arriving on the red carpet is NEW and IMPROVED Lusso101 YOUTUBE CHANNEL #GlitzGlamGossip with your host Kahlua Parker.

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#RebukeTheCalories: Spring Comfort Foods

There is something a California rain that’s sexy but especially during seasonal changes. The domestic goddess deep inside me was craving all sorts of yummy fattening comfort foods. I #RebukeTheCalories in name of Jesus and decided to cook a few healthy comfort food options instead. Just because I’m hibernating for the weekend doesn’t mean I’m undoing months of suffering and sacrificing for the fashion gawds. I’m still watching my girlish figure. Memorial Day is in two weeks. Summer is just around the corner. Oh the yummy temptations. A quick store run before the real heavy rains comes, I made sure all essential foods and snacks were stocked. I prepared a grocery list keeping in mind what foods I already have at home that I can incorporate my lifestyle meal plan and my monthly food budget.

Grocery List:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Parmesan
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Tomato soup
  • Basil seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Sourdough bread
  • Rice O Roni Herb & Butter Flavored
  • Chicken breast
  • Bacon
  • Mixed greens salad
  • Caesar dressing

Meal 1 includes stuffed roasted bell peppers top with melted cheese. The stuffing is made of Rice O Roni and baked chicken breast.

Meal 2 includes a bacon grilled cheese sandwich with basil and garlic flavored tomato soup.

Meal 3 includes a mixed green salad topped with the left over chicken breast, bacon crumbs (chopped boiled egg optional) and caesar salad dressing with garlic parmesan cheese bread.

#AskKahlua

He thinks you are cute and smart. You go out on a couple of dates. Now he wants to know if you can cook. You are on a budget and you are domestically challenged such as myself but still want to make a big impression besides making tacos? Impress on your date by trying one of these inexpensive meals that are not only easy to make but are healthy and delicious too!

Happy Cooking! He didn’t marry me just for my cooking….

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#RebukeTheCalories: Yelp! Food Reviews

My relationship with technology has been a rocking one. I am such an old fashion girl living in a modern day world of technology. I don’t know whether to download a new app that keeps my daily to-do-list organized OR upgrade my cell phone with a better forward facing mega pixel camera so I can keep taking fabulous selfies. Finding a balance between my creativity and technology is literally at times driving me crazy. Some days I feel like if I write one more blog post and send one more text that my brain will literally explode.

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Pray and #RebukeTheCalories

Instead of becoming mentally exhausted trying to figuring out all these gadgets, I looked for ways to have fun with technology while keeping my “little house on the prairie” attitude. Ahhh at last, my perfectly polished manicured fingers has discovered Yelp! Now in this techy world I get to share my customer service experience while experiencing exotic foods, luxury travels, new restaurants and the Hollywood nightlife. On Yelp! I can vent without sounding like a spoiled brat. Most importantly, my reviews help inform business owners improve their service.

Are you ready for some food adventures?

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