Lulu, the Heydoyou’s editor and illustrator in San Diego collaborates with Donut Bar, which has the best donuts in San Diego, no, actually the best donuts in the world. Lulu’s coffee mug design with her Donut Worry Be Happy donut collections are printed on the mug, which was inspired by Donut Bar’s delicious donuts. Her favorite donuts are strawberry split donut and the unicorn donut, which are always Donut Bar’s best sellers.
The “Donut Worry, Be Happy” coffee mug is currently selling at Donut Bar Pacific Beach. There are also two other mugs from Lulu’s designs selling there, including Pacific Beach, and California designs.
Lulu is also having her art show now in Donut Bar Pacific Beach from last October. Last Saturday, she rotated her new artwork in the show, featuring her newest art pieces of Hotel del Coronado, San Diego Padres Stadium and North Park. Lulu are still working on her San Diego series art collection, and she is trying to draw all the fun San Diego spots by her brushes.
At here, Lulu wants to introduce some of her favorite donuts in Donut Bar.
Strawberry SplitDonut Bar large yeast ring coated in the perfect cinnamon sugar blend and filled with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.Grilled CheeseGrilled cheese with BACON, dip it in Sriracha Mayo for a savory, spicy, bacon-filled bite!UnicornBring donuts to the next level. And even more? Let’s play magic like an unicorn.About Donut BarDonut Bar is the MOST AWARD WINNING Donut Shop in the USA! Most notably awarded Top 10 Donut Shops by USA Today and Thrillist.com. Critically acclaimed by Orange Coast Magazine, Winning the coveted Food Critics and Readers Choice awards! Featured on the Food Networks newest series City Sights, 2014. Donut Bar menu changes daily, and they are located in beautiful Downtown San Diego. Loyal fans currently line up early every weekend since Donut Bar inception, lines are frequently 100 + long. Don’t worry, Donut Bar has a very pleasant and eager staff that moves the line QUICKLY! In a very short period of time, Donut Bar loyal fans have adopted a slogan for them “Best Donuts In The World”. The hashtag is #BestDonutsInTheWorld
Happy International Women’s Day!
Best wishes to all the Heydoyou ladies,
hope you healthy, strong, beautiful and happy all the time.
Thanks for growing with us and supporting our blog.
Love you all!
(Art credit to Lulu Yueming Qu)
LULU did a bunch of San Diego local beer illustrations! Here are them, take a look and enjoy your cold beers in hot summer.
If you are not a San Diegan, here are some beers you might like:
LULU’s beer prints are selling at her Etsy shop, you can check them out at here.
Let’s be positive at this special summer, drinking well and eating well,
spending more time with your family.
Happy hour at home, you know you need beer.
If you have ever lived in New York City, you would definitely know or even have tried from this world famous pizza store – Joe’s Pizza. The first time Joe’s Pizza’s name comes out to the world is from the movie of Spiderman. After a late delivery, Parker is sacked from his job delivering pizzas for Joe’s Pizza, 233 Bleecker Street at Carmine Street in the West Village, New York. Now Joe’s Pizza has five locations in New York, 2 locations in Shanghai and the latest one in Ann Arbor Michigan.
Established in 1975 by Joe Pozzuoli, who is originally from Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Joe’s Pizza is a “Greenwich Village institution” offering the classic New York slice for over 37 years. First, we served our customers from our corner location at Bleecker and Carmine Street and now three doors down at 7 Carmine Street. At 75 years of age, Joe Pozzuoli still owns and operates the restaurant.
Joe’s Pizza is a perennial top 10 listing in restaurant guides and publications such as Time Out New York and New York Magazine. NEW YORK MAGAZINE named JOE’S PIZZA “Best of New York” and in subsequent reviews referred to us as “the quintessential New York slice.” In 2009 GQ Magazine listed Joe’s Pizza as one the “Best 25 Pizzas on Earth.”
Throughout the years Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village has become just as popular with visitors and tourists as it is with native New Yorkers who know where to come for an authentic New York street slice.
After commissioned five times to draw all their New York locations by Joe’s Pizza, Lulu was invited to fly to Ann Arbor to do a whole wall mural for this latest opened store. She is so happy and honored to do this amazing commission. The photo above was a photo taken by Lulu – she is holding a slice of Caprise Pizza facing to the celebrity photo wall with her four custom Joe’s Pizza illustrations.
The mural is 16”x11” on a smooth dry wall on the hallway of the store. She used quick dry acrylic paints.
The mural tells a storyline of Joe’s Pizza, from their first location at Bleecker Street to the second, which is Carmine Street, then 14th Street, Williamsburg to Broadway, Times Square and then the latest location at Ann Arbor. All the locations are arrowed by the name and the visual of Joe’s Pizza’s signature pizzas. It took four and half full days with 14 hours per day. Lulu says she loves Joe’s Pizza, it has been a great experience working with Joe’s Pizza. She feels warm and happy, Joe’s Pizza is more like a close friend or family than just a client to her. So she wants to do it good, try the best she can. And it turns out great, she is very happy about the finish work.
She said she could tell how popular this pizza store is in this campus neighborhood. From the store opens at 11am to 12am it closes, there is always a long line. Even in a cold windy snowy day, people still love to come here to grab a warm and crispy pizza – nothing is better than eating something warm and delicious in a freezing day. Lulu ate pizzas for 5 days during the working process, she never feels bored of that. She even said she would miss this delicious pizza when she left back to California. Ok, here comes a question to her. When Joe’s Pizza can bring the authentic Italian influenced New York pizza to Socal?
First thing when I wake up, wait a bit, I need to do a special makeup.
I used the GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Palette from the NEW bareMinerals Beauty of Nature Collection, as well as their GEN NUDE mineral-rich long-wearing blush for my Valentine’s Day makeup!
A sweet nice breakfast is necessary for a sweet day. I have the home-made banana muffin with Tahini for the dip, also adding some fruits with coconut whipped cream. This tahini is one of my favorite thing I can add to everything – for salad, pastries, or even my sandwiches. It is the Mighty Sesame Tahini Dressings in squeezable bottles.
Adding a Beetology drink is also a good idea to boost your nutrition and energy!
I wear a warm long knit dress with a red bag for this special day! Being pretty, as the same time keeping warm, this is how smart we are! Lucy Paris has a lot of stylish fashion choices for you for any your special event. The cute red bag is from Urban Originals, I like it because it is very comfortable to wear, also you can have all your needs in this small-look bag no problem.
A morning walk along the cove, I love the breathe and sunshine!
For lunch, I prepare this wild Alaskan salmon at home, with my cat as my date, why not? I enjoy his company.
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Valentine’s Day afternoon, I would love to share my time with my bestie – Galentine at Valentine’s Day. I love this double happiness. We went to SOMI SOMI, a super cute yummy tayaki & soft serve ice cream store. What I wear is from Brooklyn Cloth, which is a leader in on-trend apparel that enables their customers to express individuality. They pull inspiration from across the globe, and in their backyard of New York City, to develop their bold collections. Brooklyn Cloth
stands out for its unique fabrics, eye-catching graphics, and must-have silhouettes. They observe trends that define today’s market to bring fresh, expressive collections to the table.
Valentine’s celebration is always to be official at night. I chose to have cakes with Ryan at one of my favorite dessert spots in San Diego – Extraordinary Desserts.
See these beautiful cakes, I just can’t help myself to draw them on my paper!
There is always something else sweet waiting for me at Valentine’s Day! It is MarieBelle’s signature Ganache chocolate, which comes from New York’s famous Soho District. It is the world-renowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates.
Before sleep, I need to be relax, because I want to have a sweet dream to end this beautiful day. A hot bath helps. Don’t forget to drop a cute bath bomb into the bathtub. This beautiful crystal bath bomb is from Village Naturals Aromatherapy‘s bath and body collection.
I can say it is a full successful Valentine’s Day for me. And now I need to say good night!
This was definitely the most excited assignment for Lulu in 2019. Lulu was invited to draw the official 2019 holiday card for her school – Fashion Institute of Technology. The postcard was sent to all the special alumni and FIT’s sponsors by FIT Foundation.
As we all know, Fashion Institute of Technology is one of the best fashion schools in the whole world. There are a lot of well-known fashion designers, interior designers and artists are graduated from this amazing school, such as Calvin Klein and Michael Kors are both from FIT.
Lulu is graduated from FIT’s MFA Illustration Program at 2017. She is thankful to her professor Melanie Reim, who always encourages her and made great advices to be a good illustrator. She is very proud to be a alumni of FIT.
Lulu, Yueming Qu was trained in the traditional Chinese painting style who moved from Beijing to New York to obtain second master’s degree in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After spending 4 years’ in New York, Lulu relocated to San Diego in November of 2018 to continue her focus on professional illustration.
When she was in China, she was different from other Chinese painting artists in that she love using bright colors in her artwork, She love drawing whimsical imaginative views of everyday life, and displaying her paintings in installation style. Lulu decided to come to the United States to broaden her art skills albeit she still uses traditional Chinese painting materials; such as, ink, gouache, and Chinese brushes while drawing the modern city landscapes, fashion and more recently food. She is passionate about combining traditional Asian art technique with modern Western art techniques together to explore more artistic possibilities. For example, she uses traditional Chinese brush and ink to draw the outlines, then uses pastels to make colors.
From the East Coast to West Coast, Lulu always strive to take on more art adventures, bringing more influences from different cultures which she’s very interested in.