• Los Angeles

    Sister Souljah x Jada Pinkett Smith

    Sister Souljah, the New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight will appear live in an exclusive Livestream interview on Saturday, April 30 at 4:50pm PST/7:50 pm EST as part of the Atria Literary Salon Series.  The interview, moderated by actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will be part of the Los Angeles Times Book Festival and held in Los Angeles on the LA Times Stage, to celebrate the release of Souljah’s latest novel Midnight and The Meaning Of Love, a story about young, deep love, the ways in which people across the world express their love, and the lengths that they will go to have it.

    The livestream event will take place on Atria’s Facebook fan page: http://bit.ly/SouljahAtria.  Autographed copies of Souljah’s latest novel along with Souljah’s other works will also be available for purchase on Facebook.

    Select questions from Facebook and Twitter will be answered live by Sister Souljah during the event.  To participate, please tweet any questions you may have for Sister Souljah to @atriabooks using the hashtags  #sistersouljah #atrialive, or post questions to Atria’s Facebook page.

    Or you can Tweet @SouljahBooks

    About Midnight and the Meaning of Love
    Powerful and sensual, Midnight is an intelligent, fierce fighter and Ninjutsu-trained ninja warrior. He attracts attention wherever he goes but remains unmoved by it and focuses on protecting his mother and sister and regaining his family’s fortunes. When Midnight, a devout Muslim, takes sixteen-year-old Akemi from Japan as his wife, they look forward to building a life together, but their tumultuous teenage marriage is interrupted when Akemi is kidnapped and taken back to Japan by her own father, even though the marriage was consummated and well underway.  Midnight must travel across three countries and numerous cultures in his attempt to defeat his opponent. Along this magnificent journey he meets people who change him forever, even as he changes them. He encounters temptations he never would have imagined and takes risks that many a lesser man would say no to, all for the women he loves and is sworn to protect.  Midnight and the Meaning of Love by Sister Souljah was released by Atria Books on April 12th.  For more information and to read an excerpt from the novel please visit: http://bit.ly/ebtfIX

    About Sister Souljah
    Sister Souljah is best known for her work as a political activist and educator of underclass urban youth. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is a beloved personality in her own community. She lives in New Jersey City with her husband and son.

    About Atria Literary Salon Series
    This is the fourth installment of the Atria Literary Salon Series. The previous three celebrated authors were Lauren Weisberger, Nicolle Wallace and Jodi Picoult. Returning to the grand old tradition of places like the Algonquin Hotel where people would gather for stimulating conversation, Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Atria Books, launched the Literary Salon Series to bring together authors, editors and media for an evening of stimulating conversation and literary style.

    About Atria Books
    Atria Books is the publishing home of many major bestselling authors including Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, T.D. Jakes, Shirley MacLaine, Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner, Zane, and Rhonda Byrne, author of the international bestselling phenomens, The Secret and The Power.

  • Uncategorized

    Audrey Magazine (Los Angeles)

    I went out last night with my girl Arali to check out the Audrey Magazine fashion event. We missed the fashion show and the giftbags. ha ha ha.. But it was still a great time!

    Top tier tickets were $100 a pop and the event was sponsored by an open bar by Ketel One and Stella Artois.  Not too shabby right?

    I wish I knew why they were so excited to have me there.. Then I realized that Audrey is actually a huge Korean fashion magazine for Asian women. Um. how fitting, here I am reading Suede, YRB, Bossip and YBF ha ha.

    Rock em Edelmans
    Designers and Fashionistas 

    The event was teeming with well dressed Asian girls with long flowy black hair and expensive purses. There were also a slew of pretty boyfriends who carried their gf’s purse and superficial convo with ease.

    Watercolor dresses!

      I saw my favorite twins! Miss Rebecca Stylewithbenefits and Miss Melanie WreckedStellar

    and I met my new buddy Kyle… He is a Cancer. *wink*

    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*

  • Uncategorized

    Pasadena Rosebowl

    The 2nd Sunday of every month is an exciting time to be in LA!

    Here is my ticket – $8

     There are numerous flea markets in Los Angeles and treasure hunting is one of the best things you can do if you are an avid shopper. Sometimes the proliferation of chain stores can make you feel like its deja vu every single mall you enter. So this is absolutely refreshing and a great date venture too!

    These are pitcher plants, they catch flies!

    You can really test the patience of your date. I went there last week with one mission in mind. A leather duffel bag for travel.  Along the way I found a lot of interesting goods.

    These toy dogs are freaky

    accessories for days


     As you know, I went to Pasadena Rosebowl with my dad when he came to visit in April… So 2nd time round, there were some repeat vendors but all in all – a great way to look into the past so we can confidently stride into the future.

    I realized a few things.. that the past matters just as much as the future does and I got inspiration and ideas for my make up line. (I am working on that always!) But I walked home with what I came for. Woohoo!

    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*

  • Los Angeles

    Napoleon Perdis Hollywood

    Last week, I got invited to check out the Napoleon Perdis Hollywood Flagship store and beauty school.

    Lissa + me!

    I love it!  I have been a fan of GlossPatrol since Napoleon came to FIDM a few month back. It’s a FAVORITE.

    Yum, i had 3 of these ^_^
    Plenty of makeovers and mingling
    Napoleon demo-ing a wearable blue shadow and coral lip
    Bloggers loving every minute. Hiya Queen of Blending!
    This man is amazing!  He is very inspiring and his passion clearly shows in his products.
    Our goodie bag included a NP Mug, makeup and his book! I am so excited to start reading it.
    Thank you!
    **If you want to win an autographed copy of this book – leave us a comment and tell me about your makeup routine and favorite products!  Winner will be announced June 1 and will be contacted via email (so leave your email!) **

    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*