Last week, we attended Plan Check Downtown‘s soft opening press event! Having dined at their West Hollywood location, I knew we were in for a treat. This location officially opened yesterday paying homage to nearby culinary pockets such as Koreatown and East L.A. with some exciting & delicious exclusive dishes by Executive Chef Ernesto Uchimura like their Baked Oysters, KBBQ Burger & Beast Fries – all definitely must tries!! This location will also have an extensive happy hour menu—available from 4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close.
Plan Check Downtown
1111 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Baked Oyster – Fanny Bay oysters with Rockefeller butter & Katsuobushi, exclusive to their Downtown location!
K-BBQ Burger – grilled pork belly with kimcheese, sprouting onion, gochujang bbq sauce, sesame salt & fried onions… another exclusive dish to this location!
Chris and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary this week and today, we’re flying out to New Orleans for a gastrotourist trip to celebrate! We’re also kicking off our fun weekend with this collaboration with Ahnu Footwear!! We each styled a pair of Ahnu shoes reflecting our personal style while still coordinating our looks with complementary colors. I love that the blues & greens in Chris’ outfit are also found in the floral print of my blouse while the deeper berry tones in my look, warm up the ensemble for a fresh take on Fall style. I’ve also been wearing my new 1:Face watch in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month! If you’ve ever tried on a pair of Ahnu shoes, you’d know that they’re like heaven on your feet – super soft, comfortable and light – they were also perfect to pack along for our trip since we know we’ll be doing lots of walking. I’m personally wearing mine on my flight today, making going through security & running between terminals a breeze!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Ahnu Footwear. While I was compensated to write a post about their shoes, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting HautePinkPretty.com sponsors as they help make my blog possible!
So… this happened!! Reading my blog, this would probably be the first time you’ve ever seen a photo of me without my natural hair color. Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret – I’ve had my hair dyed every color you can think of! Blue, green, purple, pink, red, blond etc… I used to be addicted to changing my hair color! I did it so much and so frequently that my hair started to deteriorate, feeling stringy & stretchy. When your hair stretches like a rubber band, something is wrong. So, I stopped. Cold turkey. For 8 years. EIGHT YEARS OF NOT DYING MY HAIR! Can you believe it? That’s a helluva long time. My born-again virgin hair has been healthy and strong ever since. Did I get tempted? Oh you betcha, I did! It’s something that crossed my mind regularly but because I dyed it so much in the past, I was nervous to jump back into it. Well, along came Garnier with their new super fun Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color! This was the perfect opportunity to give it another go without the long-term commitment and damage risks!
I was on the fence with whether or not to do Blue Burst (blue was my favorite hair color of all!) or something a little tamer like their Bronze Attitude… but I decided to just go for it. Why not? After all, it washes out in a few washes! At first, I thought I’d whip out my hair coloring skills from my past life (I’ve had my hair professionally dyed, dyed by friends and I’ve done it myself before) so I stopped by my local beauty supply store to pick up a brush & foils. Well, as it turns out, there’s no need to complicate things. The foils didn’t help at all and just ended up being a nice place mat for my Garnier Color Styler bottle! The brush I bought? No help either. Seriously, guys, just listening to the instructions on the box and using the gloves they included was the best and easiest way to do it! Oh and don’t try to squirt it directly into your hair (just like it warns you not to do) because apparently I’m bad at listening and tried to despite the warnings and yes, it made my hair a rough texture. Just keep it simple! I did as they said and draped a towel over my shoulders. Gently squeezed a little bit of the dye right into my gloves (you don’t need much), rubbed both hands together and proceeded to massage in a thin coat, starting at the base, working it into the sections of my hair that I wanted dyed. It was THAT easy! Oh and one more important thing: just make sure you wait until your hair is completely dry before you start styling. You can use a blow dryer if you want to speed things up a bit. Once it’s dry, brush through until it’s nice and smooth again. If you make a mistake or need to remove the color sooner than expected, you can always use a little bit of oil. But I love how it looked so much that I stalled washing my hair just to make it last longer.
Photos by Chris Dyer.
Now it’s your chance to join in on the fun! Garnier Color Styler Presents “The Funnest Girl In The World”! Every 3 days, Garnier Color Styler will choose a real girl to become the Color Styler spokesmodel for 72 hours (the same amount of time the color lasts), and earn the Title of “The Funnest Girl In The World.” This girl will be featured on the Color Styler website and across social media for the 3 days of her reign. To enter, all you have to do is snap a selfie, tell us why you deserve the title in the caption and then post it to Instagram and tag it with #FunnestGirl for your chance to be Garnier’s next Funnest Girl In The World. Feel free to tag me, too, @hautepinkpretty so I can see!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Garnier Color Styler. While I was compensated to write a post about their Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting HautePinkPretty.com sponsors as they help make my blog possible!