A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to eat at The Poké Shack in West Hollywood. If you're not familiar with Poké , it's fresh raw fish salad originating in Hawaii. The space at The Poké Shack is really cute and is located in the perfect location for a tasty lunch after thrifting on Melrose. I had a colorful bowl filled with fresh shrimp (I'm a
punk bit of a raw fish wuss) beautiful vegetables and brown rice. Although there were many flavors and ingredients in my bowl- cucumbers, cilantro, pineapple, watermelon radish, seaweed and sesame oil to name a few, they complimented each other well and tasted amazing. I ordered the "Lil daddy" which was acutally quite large and satisfying. If you have more of an appetite you can go for "Big Daddy" hehe. Other notable features of the Poké shack include a patio with a cool place to take pics for instagram and fresh coconuts filled with water. All of the juices also come from Hawaii. The Poké shack also offers Acai bowls and fruit smoothies. If you're in Weho and want a healthy but delicious meal as well as a a little taste of Hawaii stop by The Poké shack. The staff is friendly and will welcome you with open arms!
Rihanna & Budweiser have just teamed up to create a new commercial. It features clips from Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour!
Celebrities sure know how to live it up. When they want to get away from the action of L.A & NY, they wind down (or #turnup) in Vegas! Many celebrities are lucky enough to combine business and pleasure earning top dollar to host and party at famous nightclubs & lounges. At minimum they can make about 10k a night, but this can definitely range well over 100K.
A year's salary if you're lucky! If you want to be sure to catch some celebs sightings you'll defintely catch them at Caesar's Palace, Tao, Luxur and MGM Grand, sipping on champagne or hanging pool side. Speaking of pools, sexy pool parties are all the rage this summer. Wet Republic at MGM Grand is one of Rihanna's favorite places to hang out.
After the pool, the real party begins..these A-Listers love dropping money on casino games like Poker & Blackjack. Some have been known to spend thousands of dollars per hand! Must be nice right? Partying, gambling, popping bottles, The sky seems to be the limit with these stars. Although we aren’t celebs we all can still have an amazing time in sin city. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your Vegas Vacation. 1. Start working out NOW, lol. If you plan on going to any pool parties this is necessity. 2. Get ready for the casino by practicing some online gaming at OnlineCasinos.at . Have fun playing, slots, roulette, and blackjack! 3. Don't forget your phone. You know you'll want to share all your crazy adventures via instagram right? 4. Stack your money so you can ball. (For the weekend atleast lol) 5. Don't forget your sunscreen! Get ready to party, win some cash, and have some fun. You can have a blast in Vegas, and may even rub elbows with some of your favorite celebs! I always do 😉
Everyone likes pretty things and Kate Spade’s new coffee table book is just that. The colorful gold lined pages, “New York: Things We Love: Twenty Years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and other Curiosities” lists twenty five things we all enjoy. Flea market finds, the beach, New York City, cocktails, books, polka dots and bows all make the cut. Each page is decorated with bright colors consisting of photographs, magazine covers, artwork, quotes and other beautiful things. A mix of vintage and new, this a book you’ll want to display.
– Kristie Woszczyna
Posted by Kristie Leigh Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Whether they are making movies or in the studio, some of your favorite celebrities like to wind down and have fun playing games just like you. Let's take a look at some of the hottest celebrity gamers in Hollywood!
Jessica Alba grew up playing classic video games like Super Mario Brothers, Pac Man & Zelda. Who didn't love those games..they were so simple then."You just had the little guy that could walk and talk and the music was like doot doot doot," Alba says. Alba is now a lover of Wii Sports games like tennis, bowling & baseball. Sasha Fierce aka Beyonce loves to play online games anonymously, who would have guessed it? The next time you're online playing games like spades or www.partybingo.com, Queen Bey could be playing right along with you.
Like most young guys, Zac Efron spends countless hours in front of the tv playing games. He has been spotted over the years at many video game launches and says that comic books along with video games are one of his guilty pleasures. Global superstar and pop princess Rihanna loves gaming..when she's not singing, instagraming or partying, guess what occupies her time? You guessed it video games! She's even been spotted rocking Hitman gear. Riri's favorite game is pretty bad ass. She takes the role of an assassin, killing enemies in pretty gruesome ways.
Usher has taken his love of video games to another level. He has partnered with XBOX and has his songs Euphoria & Twisted along with choreography are featured in Dance Central 3, so you can get your twerk and pop lock on. A few other artists featured on the game include Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga & Pitbull, and old school artists New Kids on the Block and Vanilla Ice, How awesome is that? "Gaming" has evolved to a whole new level!
Celebrities are always looking for ways to increase their riches -from the next movie role, album, or friendly little wager on their favorite sports team. Celebs lead a lavish lifestyle where money is no object. Rappers 50 cent and Birdman publicly threw around a few measly million dollars betting on last year's Giants vs Patriot's Superbowl game. 50 cent said he would bet 1 million dollars and Birdman offered 5 million dollars on the Patriots. In the past Birdman has bet 2 million dollars on NBA championships and lost it all. Celebrities like Michael Jordan also bet millions of dollars on rounds of golf . Michael Jordan even makes friendly "small" bets with fans on the golf course.
Charlie Sheen may have briefly lost his mind, but was able to keep his pockets flowing and stay "winning" (In addtion to his millions-of- dollars per episode paycheck on Two and a half men) by launching his own gambling website focusing on basketball, baseball and horseriding. You may not be a Hollywood High Roller, but you to can consider some sports betting sites to get started. Sometimes celebrities can be conservative..imagine that? George Clooney bet fellow actor John Krasinki 1 thousand dollars in a one-on-one game of baskeball Krasinki, 20 years younger than Clooney had been bragging that he could beat Clooney but ended up losing the game 8-11. Celebs already have the dough, you're probably wondering how you can have some fun and win BIG on some of your favorite sports? Well don't delay get your sports bet on….you never know, it could be your lucky day!
Diddy and Mark Wahlberg will promote a new brand of water- Aquahydrate Water, a high performance water
“AQUAhydrate is a high performance water without the sugar and calories found in traditional sports drinks or vitamin enhanced beverages. The product’s combination of performance-grade electrolytes and a higher pH level of 9+ has caught the attention of elite athletes, active health-conscious consumers, and celebrities looking to perform at the top of their game.”
AQUAhydrate will also be the official drink for the L.A Clippers and will be distributed throught games.
This quirky new camera will officially be released under the Polaroid brand in early 2014. Features: • 16 GB mass storage. • Wifi and Bluetooth. • 4:3 touchscreen. • 2 main lens, first for main capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing. • Optical zoom. • LED Flash. • Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real. • Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets. • Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks. • InstaOs 1.0, which put together Facebook and Instagram App feature.
Cool idea! Will you be purchasing an instagram camera?
Sometimes celebs just like to enjoy the simple things in life like walking their own dogs, grabbing a big mac, or playing bingo lol. Yep you read it right. There are some celebs that love sitting down to a good old fashioned game of bingo. They seem to enjoy both in person and online bingo. Catherine Zeta Jones loves it so much that she throws annual Christmas bingo parties with her family. Sharon Osbourne even launched her own successful bingo website a few years ago. Other celebs that enjoy the game include Russell Crowe who once had an odd job as a bingo caller but got fired for being rude lol.
Beyonce also loves to unwind and play games online. The Queen Bee admitted to going into chatrooms anonymously to allure magazine:
“I play with everybody, and they curse me out when I make mistakes, and kick me out of the room. I love it, it’s really fun because no one knows it’s me,” Beyonce said.
Get a virtual card came started today, or if you’re on the go play bingo on your ipad or iphone. You never know if you’re playing with your favorite celeb!
The Celebrity Poker craze has taken the world by storm! When your favorite stars aren’t making movies or music they love to unwind in casinos and play poker. Celebs love the rush of high stakes poker. That REAL money poker. It’s great when you hit that winning streak,..but rumor has it that Jay Z lost half a mil on one hand in Vegas!! Other Hollywood high rollers include: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Tilly, Leonardo Di Caprio, Shannon Elizabeth & Tobey Maguire.
According to ABC, Ben Affleck was the first celeb to win a major open poker tournament. Last year, he beat out 90 players in the California State Poker Championship and won almost $400,000! The craze has also taken reality tv by storm. Over the past few years, there have been several shows dedicated to poker, specifically celebrity poker including: Celebrity Poker Showdown, Hollywood Poker Night, Poker Royale, Poker Superstars and the list goes on. Poker looks like a blast to play..and if you have the money..why not have some fun? You can even get some practice with online poker! It doesn’t look like this poker craze is going anywhere anytime soon!