Magical Milky Way Galaxy Inspired Wedding Photos by Photographer Lakshal Perera from Melbourne Australia

Posted in Art & Music with tags , on September 9, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
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When I saw this beautiful wedding photo by Lakshal Perera from Melbourne Australia I was speechless by the magic he has captured in this photo. Lakshal Perera shot this magical wedding photograph showing the newlywed couple in the foreground and the Milky Way floating in the night sky. The surrounding was extremely dim, allowing for a clear view of the sky. Lakshal Perera captured it in a single exposure using a Canon 5D Mark III and 16-35 f/2.8L lens at 17mm, 71 seconds of exposure, f/5.6, and ISO boosted up to 4000 (wow). It’s pure magic!

The photographer Lakshal Perera graduated from University with a PhD in Medical Radition Physics, and as a young child, all he dreamed about was being an astronaut. As an adult, all he dreams about is being a wedding photographer. So when his client Warren & Shirley in Deniliquin ask him to do photograph their wedding photo, when Lakshal took this magical wedding photo for them, both things came together for one brief moment.

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Art Aquarium Tokyo – Exhibition Turns Aquarium Into Works Of Art

Posted in Art & Music, Fabulous Locations on September 9, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

August 17 2012, Tokyo, Japan – The Art Aquarium Exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall. The Art Aquarium Exhibition -Edo Coolness of Kingyo- shows the combination of the Japanese Edo period and modern technology in aquarium tanks with traditional Japanese fish. The exhibition is open from August 17 to September 24 at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo.

Goldfish swim in a tank as part of an art exhibition “Art Aquarium” designed by aquarist Hidetomo Kimura

(Photo Courtesy by Franck Robichon  EPA)
(Photo coutresy by AFP PHOTO  Yoshikazu TSUNO)
(Courtesy by Koji Sasahara  AP)
(Photo courtesy by AFP PHOTO  Yoshikazu TSUNO)

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R.I.P Vidal Sassoon “If You Don’t Look Good, We Don’t Look Good” Hairstyle Guru Died Today at Age 84

Posted in Beauty & Health, Fashion on September 9, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The Hairstylist guru Vidal Sassoon passed away in his Beverly Hills home today 5-9-2012 at age 84. When my mother was still a young girl back in the 1950s, women’s hair was heavily styled, curled, teased into a shape that doesn’t move and almost looks like you’re wearing a helmet! until Vidal Sassoon came along in the 1960s, his creative vision revolutionize how women dress their hairs & set the complete new look in the world of fashion.

What made Vidal Sassoon’s cut so revolutionary was his creative cuts that require almost no styling necessery!, you can just “Wash & Wear” and everything will just fell into place perfectly every time! He has liberated women all over the world & unshackled them from curling irons & hairsprays.

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Christopher Bailey & Burberry Flagship Store Opening at Taipei Taiwan with Asia’s Top Celebrities

Posted in Burberry, Fabulous Locations, Fashion with tags , , on September 9, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

My favorite designer Christopher Bailey has done it again! To celebrate the Burberry flagship store opening at 101 shopping center in Taipei Taiwan, Mr. Bailey& Burberry had just hosted a multi-media extravaganza with ground-breaking technology and 360 degree multi-sensory effects is hoping to animate Burberry’s ties to their British heritage as well as the elements of fashion, music, and the weather. The event drew some of Taiwan’s biggest celebrities with guests including Jolin Tsai, Girls Generation, and Daniel Henney among many others.

Christopher Bailey and Jolin Tsai Celebrate The Opening Of The Burberry 101 Flagship Store In Taipei
on April 26th, 2012
Model Daniel Henney and Jessica Jung of K-pop group Girls’ Generation

To help & adds the excitements of the incredible experience of Burberry’s flagship store opening in Taipei Taiwan, British musican Tom Odell performed with some talented orchestra of Taiwan college students.

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My Delicious Weekend in San Francisco – L’Artisan Gourmet Parisian Macarons and Gourmet & More French Specialty Store

Posted in Fabulous Locations, Food and Culture with tags , on September 9, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I’m the type of person rather starve myself, cut out the carbohydrates so I can eat those yummy sweet desserts LOL ! So naturally I’m a big fan & obsessed about those pretty & delicious macarons! I am always on the mission to find & try the local macarons in whatever cities I travel to like Paris, London, Japan, New York….. And to my pleasant surprise in my hometown San Francisco, there is a charming petite French store name “Gourmet & More” that has Chef Alex Trouan “L’artisan Gourmet Parisian Macarons” !! They are not only so beautiful to look at; each one of them is like a piece of art! But also Orgasmicaly Delicious!

So let’s set something straight first, the French Macaron is only spelled with one “O” as opposed to the equally yummy, chewy & coconut aroma Italian Macaroon. Also it is pronounced as “macaRHONE” not “macaRoon”! If you can say it with that dry heave rolling “R” thing on the last syllable like most French people do then you’ve earned your extra Macaron points haha. Click here Macaron to hear the accurate pronunciation (once the new window opens, click on the blue triangle “Play” button to hear it).

Chef Alexandre Trouan of L’Artisan Gourmet Parisian Macarons brings with him a rich culinary tradition that began in the South of France. At the age fifteen Chef Alex began his apprenticeship at Master Chef Michel Belin’s Pastry Shop in Albi, France.

By the time he was eighteen years old, he earned his Certification of professional Proficiency by the French Ministry years of National Education Academy in Toulouse, France, where he graduated with honors. Chef Alex’s professional training continued in Paris, France under Chef Pierre Hermé , Here he studied the art of pâtisserie. From St Tropez, to Paris to Avignon, France, Chef Alexandre worked with the world’s top pâtissiers in his quest for the most exquisite pastries.

In 1993, Chef Alex came to United Sates beginning his next culinary chapter in Pittsburgh, PA. His travels brought him to the beautiful state of California in San Francisco.

I love how these precious & yummy macaron was packaged! It’s in this super chic baby blue box that’s specially designed to fit 12 of chef Alexandre’s handmade macaron that will sit in there securely and not to mention the beautiful presentation it is for gift giving or just to treat yourself. It’s très chic; très jolie!

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84th Academy Awards Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Report

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment, Fashion with tags , , on February 27, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The Oscars are like the Super Bowl of movie stars & couture fashions for fashionistas. Yes we care about the movie and the artistry of cinematography but let’s get real, nothing shines brighter and capture our attentions than the red carpet fashions.

(Photo courtesy by Frazer Harrison Getty Images)

The big trends on colors of this year Oscars rec carpet are gold, white and soft pastel & nude colors with lots of shine! Either it’s pave with glittering sequins & crystals or by metallic fabrics. Ok, I know you can’t wait to see all the fabulous couture gowns! So I will shut up now and let me start with the BEST DRESSED of 2012 Oscars red carpet winner is

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
(Photo courtesy by Michael Buckner Getty Images)
Cameron Diaz in Gucci
(Photo courtesy by Michael Buckner Getty Images)

Mulberry Plaster Pink Soft Buffalo Mini Alexa Shopping Report

Posted in Handbags & Accessories, Mulberry with tags , , , on February 26, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Well you ask for more of the shopping reports and we listen! So, it is with great pleasure to welcome back our guest editor “Mademoiselle L.” and her most recent shopping report on finding a perfect small size bag for every day uses in the busy city of New York!

I’m a new Mulberry customer and only started eyeing the Mulberry bags when I first saw the article about the Mulberry oversized Alexa on FashionistasDaily.com. I have a number of oversized top handle bags that aren’t great for running errands in the city. I’ve been looking for a small shoulder bag that’s good for taking a walk, going to the grocery store, or doing other tasks where I need my hands to be free. The mini size Mulberry Alexa is great for that! I was also looking for a fun color and I was sold on the plaster pink as soon as I saw the rose gold hardware.