Listen to Bebel…


  • When I play Black Ops
  • When you’re trying to get in a romantic mood
  • While you are having sex
  • In your restaurant, bar or lounge
  • Everyday when your’e writing or on your facebook
  • Put it on your Myspace play list
  • In your Pandora
  • In  your car
  • At a party

Bebel Gilberto is the bomb!  I listen to her all day on my Pandora.  Check her out!

xoxo

Sunday Social @ Morimoto Waikiki – August 21st


Sunday, August 21 · 11:00am – 4:00pm

Morimoto Waikiki

1775 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI
Sunday Social – A journey of opulent tastes enjoyed in a refreshingly contemporary setting. These sumptuous affairs are a radical new take on the staid concept of Sunday brunch, transforming Sunday afternoons into a paradise of chic dining, a “Mad Men” inspired cocktail-hour with a Grey Goose Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bars and, as you would expect, plenty of clever conversation – all enjoyed amid the sparkling backdrop of delicious beats by DJ’s Ramyt, Drift & our special guests this month – Badmouth and Loic Tambay!Please join us this weekend for an exquisite blend of exceptional Morimoto cuisine and swanky beats…

Sunday Social @ Morimoto Waikiki
Reservations are suggested
943-5900 | sundaysocial@morimotowaikiki.com

See you there!
xoxo
Kristie

Naru Izakaya


Last night I drove down King St. at midnight, because it took David that long to get his ass over here, (like always) LOL! It’s all good.  We found a little Izakaya spot called Izakaya Naru. It was a little traditional Japanese spot, with Japanese speaking employees.  The special menu was a piece of paper written in kanji and katakana with a paint brush.  I had a ginger high ball to settle my stomach.  I was starving!  The sashimi was fresh and melted in your mouth.  We had Ahi and avocado summer rolls with what tasted like a rich oyster sauce. I  ordered a fried chicken which came with a homemade ume paste, and some tanaka rice, which I am going to eat right now.  They had a variety of food from small izakya dishes, to sashimi, nabe, rice stone pots, yakiniku, homemade gyozas, zaru udon and other noodles and grilled Saba.  Each dish is made with love, delicate in presentation, affordable in price, and OPEN TILL 2 AM.  Great drink menu too from wine and champagne to cocktails, and sake!  I am going to start hitting up all the late night little King St. restaurants hiding in the nooks and crannies.

Ahi avocado summer rolls

Special’s Menu

2700 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 951-0510

xoxo

Kristie

Workout 4:1 Chest and Tris + Abs


More modivation to get in the gym!

  • Warm up with some Bikram Yoga stretches.
  • 15 minutes of intense eliptical cardio

CHEST

Warm up:
pec deck fly
3 sets
20-15x, 30-12, 40-10x

Incline dumb bell press
4 sets
15-15x, 20-12x, 10x, 10x

Flat dumb bell fly
10-15x, 12.5-12x, 15-10x

Flat bench press
2 sets
Warm up: Bar(45)-10x
Rest pause: bar-6/5/4=15
•Tempo- 4 second negatives with explosive positives
•Rest interval- 30 second rest between cumulative sets or 10-12 deep breathes
•1min deep stretching upon completing last set

Machine Chest Press
3 sets
20-15x, 30-12x, 40-10x

TRICEPS

Machine Dips
3 sets
40-20x, 50-15x, 60-10x

Laying triceps extensions
3 sets
20-15x, 12x, 10x

Rope Extensions
3 sets
20-15x, 12x, 10x

ABS

Decline Crunches
3 sets-10x

Lying Leg Raises
3 sets-10x

My Workout 2:2: Legs


Please refer to my first leg workout, 2.

I warmed up with my bikram yoga stretches

Elipticals Interval Setting
30 mins
(1st interval) Level 5 Ramp, Resistance 1
(2nd interval) Level 10 Ramp, Resistance 8

Bicycles Interval Setting
15 mins
(Interval 1) Resistance 8
(Interval 2) Resistance 4

Squats
20 Reps, 10 lbs plate + bar (45 lbs)
12 Reps, 25 lbs
8 Reps, 35 lbs
20 Reps, 10 lbs (burn out, fast pace)

I added Lunges AND Sumo Squats to the routine.

Lunges
20 Reps, 10 lbs plate + bar (45 lbs)
15 Reps, 25 lbs
10 Reps, 35 lbs
20 Reps, 10 lbs burn out (face pace)

Sumo Squats

20 Reps, 15 lbs free weight
15  Reps, 20 lbs
10 Reps, 25 lbs
20 Reps, 15 lbs (burn out, fast paced)

Leg Press Machine

20 Reps, 160 lbs
15 Reps, 180 lbs
10 Reps, 200 lbs
20 Reps, 140 lbs (burn out fast paced)

Leg Curl\Leg E-xtensions
20 Reps, 40 lbs
15  Reps, 50 lbs
10 Reps, 60 lbs
20 Reps, 30 lbs toes forward, inward and outward on hamstring exercise (20 each)

Stretch your hamstrings good because they should be nice and tight now

Good mornings
20 Reps, 30 lbs
15 Reps, 40 lbs
10 Reps, 50 lbs

Seated calf extensions instead of standing.  This focuses more on calves.
80 lbs 20 straight, pointed out, pointed in,
100 lbs 15 ”  ”  ”

Hip adduction  abduction
30 lbs (slow 4 count negatives)
3 sets of 20
Coming back in, my legs are shaky and I get really tired by the second set.  This is a great exercise to improve on.

I added Butt lifts also.
25 lb plate
squeeze knees inwards when lifting
3 sets 20 reps

Tri lift, press, and sweeps
3 sets 20

Glute lifts straight n bent knee
4 sets 20

 

What I want my ass to look like. LOL!

xoxo

Kristie

Work Out 2: Legs


Instead of 1 hour of cardio, I did 20 minutes of intense level 10 cardio

I did a few yoga stretches for 5 minutes and stretched my legs really good

I just changed back to a pyramids routine (starting light and adding more weight each set.) So, I am experimenting with weights and seeing how much I can do and how much is too easy.  Some exercises I stay at one weight, and some exercises I do more sets than what is necessary.  What is a burn out at the end of my heaviest weight?  After your last lift, drop it down to a very light weight and do as many lifts as you can until you are sore and tight.  This burn out will maximize your muscle fail.  My next leg workout will begin to be more  consistent than this one. 

Squats

20 reps bar
15 reps 5 lbs plates
12 reps 10 lbs plates
10 reps 25 lbs plates
8 repts 35 lb plates
burn out bar

Next time I will try, 20:bar, 15:10 lbs 12: 15 lbs 10: 25 lbs 8: 35 lbs 6: 40/45 lbs (with a spot), burn out bar

Leg Press

20 reps 80 lbs
15 reps 100 lbs
12 reps at 120 lbs
10 reps at 140 lbs
10 reps at 160 lbs
8 reps at 180 lbs
6 reps at 200 lbs
burn out at 100 lbs

next time I will aim to do 20 at 140, 15 at 160, 12 at 180, 10 at 200, 8 at 220, 6 at 240 burn out at 120/140

Leg Curl and Leg Extension Circuit (Hams and Quads)

20 at 20 lbs
15 at 30 lbs
12 at 40 lbs
10 at 50 lbs
8 at 60 lbs
6 at 70 lbs
burn at 30 lbs

next time I will aim to do 20 at 30 lbs, 15 at 40 lbs, 12 at 50 lbs, 10 at 60 lbs, 8 at 70 lbs, burn at 30 lbs

Good Mornings
25 lbs free weights
3 sets of 12

next time I will use a bar instead of free weight.  20 at 20 lbs, 15 at 30 lbs, 12 at 40 lbs, 10 at 50 lbs, 8 at 60 lbs, burn out at 20 lbs.

Calf extension
180 lbs
3 sets of 10

next time I will aim for 20 at 120, 15 at 140, 12 at 160, 10 at 180, 8 at 200, burn out at 100/120.  I have really strong calves.

Hip adduction/abduction circuit
3 sets of 20, very slow (4 count)
very light, only 30 lbs

I use to do a lot of these at heavier weights but my legs are pretty big now where I want them to be.  Using heavy weights will make your thighs big.  If this isn’t what you want, which I think most women don’t, then go very light and go slow other ways you are going to end up with thunder thighs. 

I do these lying on the ground.  There aren’t really names for them.  But I lay on my side, and I lift my leg up, press it downwards, and sweep outwards as well.  All 3 exercises without stopping.  By the 2nd set you are burning pretty bad.  Repeat on both sides.
3 sets of 20

I found this picture of the leg sweeps and leg lifts, but the 3rd is pulling your knees upwards towards your chest, then squeezing out pointing your toes back down.

There aren’t really names for these either.  I get on all fours and on my knees and lift one leg.  The second exercise consists of bending at the knee and a higher lift, hitting your glutes.
3 sets of 20

I do this first with a straight leg, then next with a bent leg.  This will burn and slim you up good.

Don’t forget to stretch good. You’re going to be sore.

 

Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach.


 

Cool ass fireplace at Beechwood.

 

Me and Sis @ Beechwood. 

I had dinner at Beachwood in Santa Monica with my sister and her boyfriend.  It was delish!  I had a baked mac and cheese and shared some indian spiced lamb sliders with my sister.  After dinner, we decided to have ladies night.  Her boyfriend was busy with a bid on a contract for the Harry Potter movie, so he couldn’t party with us.  She took me to the Other Room at Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach, a trendy strip known for shopping and partying.

 

Other Room gave me a loungy New York feel, with brick walls, deli-like chalk board beer menu and dark decor with candelight.  I particularly enjoyed being surrounded by beautiful people.  I grabbed me a “Chimmay” because someone had told me to recently try it.  When I got my goblet of beer, I was surprised to see it say “Chimmay.”  It was a great full flavored beer, similar to a Blue Moon.

As we walked towards the corner of the room, at a table sat one of my sister’s friends.  We immediately joined them.  It was interesting to talk to his friend who I thought was feeding me bullshit.  He was so refined and intelligent and accomplished at such a young age.  But all Hollywood peoples are like that.  “Fake it till you make it.”  Or maybe he was telling the truth.  I pointed out that I like that artwork, and he began to boast and brag that he was the inspiration for the artist. But oh well.  I wasn’t trying to hook up.  I tried a sip of his beer with a lemon in it, and it is refreshingly light and delicious.  One of my favorite beers to this day.  Similar to Blanche de Bruxelles.  His glass said “Allagash.”  Was I to understand that they had a special glass for every single beer that they had on the menu?

It was about Midnight.  I drove from Vegas to Cali that day on no sleep and I was exhausted.  My sister suggested the Brig, but I went home and got some sleep.

http://www.theotheroom.com/

xoxo

Kristie

Munch @ Apartm3nt


Some friends and myself had dinner at Aparm3nt last Thursday for the once a month tasting menu, “Munch.”  It was so oishi, I can’t wait to see the menu for the next “Munch!”
Oxtail mandoo, with leeks and long rice, accompanied by house made Kimchee.
Fresh mandoo is one of my favorites, and filled with a tender oxtail, it was different and original.
Spiced!
TY KU Soju <> Kim Chee <> Sriracha <> Clamato <> Fresh Ginger <> Martini

“Spiced!” reminded me of a soju bloody mary.  The fresh ginger is charred and then strained through the drink, giving it a light ginger flavor.  He brought around extra Ty Ku for the drinkers that wanted a little more kick with their drinks. ;D

2nd – Japan, Shochu
Steamed Seabass with enringi mushrooms, red bell peppers over brussell sprouts sauteed in a sweet sake soy sauce and rice.
The Seabass was a very large portion.  Tender and flavored delicately.  I have never liked mushrooms up until recentl, and am now discovering all the different flavors.  The enringi mushrooms definitely have a delicately complimenting flavor as well.  As for the brussell sprouts, they are usually bitter, and these have a slight sweetness to them. Delicious!
Tiger’s Claw
Komasa Migaki Shochu <> Yuzu <> Palm Sugar <> Hibiscus <> Tiger’s Claw Tincture

In the picture you miss the light pink color, almost like pink lemonade.  The sugar rimmed glass and sweet cocktail was perfect prior to the sea bass.   I started stealing my friend, Jim’s drink, because it was so good!

Intermesso: Shitake miso soup & house made pickles
I wanted to maintain tradition. this is usually a dish served at the end of a Japanese meal but it is almost universal in asian cuisine.

A traditional “Intermesso.”  Pickles and miso soup.  A light miso, not too salty, not too hearty, but a perfect dish after the main dish.

3rd – China, Shaoju
Lai Yut – “Beautiful Moon” tarts. These will be both sweet and savory, one style contaning lychee and the other containing nuts
.
They only brought out one, with lychee, garnished with lime.  It was a light, sweet desert for the palate after the other 2 dishes.
Orient Express

Han Soju <> Espresso <> Vanilla <> Roasted Chili Peppers

The final drink was a sweet coffee with a vanilla and slight chili pepper flavor.  It was my favorite desert drink that I have ever had!  I especially loved the light chili pepper after taste.  However I think that the two paired together was a poor choice.  The sweetness of the tart killed the sweetness in the drink making it bitter.  But it is definitely a drink I’d enjoy over and over gain.

I think it’s important that they emphasize that the event starts at 6:30 pm prompt.  I know it’s always hard to get a group of people together at a certain time.  I was confused that there was presentation.  I was under the impression that it was just dinner, so I was half an hour a late, and so was every body else.  It was entertaining for the chef and mixologist to come out and explain their dishes and drinks.

Way worth the $45!  It’s like $8 a dish, and $7 a drink.

* * * * 4 Stars * * * *

Next month’s drink theme: Whiskey

Hope to see you there next month.

xoxo

Kristie Manning

Pictures from dosomethingtonight.com

Menu for “Munch” at Apartment 3, Thursday, 01/27/11


Sorry guys I must’ve posted the wrong menu.  Even the best make mistakes sometimes! 😉

1st – Korea, soju
Oxtail mandoo, with leeks and long rice, accompanied by house made Kimchee
Spiced!
TY KU Soju <> Kim Chee <> Sriracha <> Clamato <> Fresh Ginger <> Martini

 

2nd – Japan, Shochu
Steamed Seabass with enringi mushrooms, red bell peppers over brussell sprouts sauteed in a sweet sake soy sauce and rice.
Tiger’s Claw
Komasa Migaki Shochu <> Yuzu <> Palm Sugar <> Hibiscus <> Tiger’s Claw Tincture

 

Intermesso: Shitake miso soup & house made pickles
I wanted to maintain tradition. this is usually a dish served at the end of a Japanese meal but it is almost universal in asian cuisine.

 

3rd – China, Shaoju
Lai Yut – “Beautiful Moon” tarts. These will be both sweet and savory, one style contaning lychee and the other containing nuts.
Orient Express

Han Soju <> Vanilla <> Roasted Chili Peppers

Can’t wait to try it all!

xoxo

Kristie

Munch @ Apartm3nt on Thursday


Hey guys, I’m going to Munch on Thursday.  The menu sounds delish!  Who wants to join me?

What is Munch?

A monthly dining experience featuring paired cocktails with each course. Taking place the last Thursday of every month.

Menu for August 26

Course 1

Meyer lemon and rum cured Opah served with a citrus aioli and caraway crips.
Paired with White Pepper Superior Daiquiri

Course 2

Allspice and olive braised lamb served with sweet corn polenta and Ma`o farms tatsoi
Paired with Zaya Swizzle

Course 3

Sticky rice pudding with mango and pistachio nuts
Paired with appleton vx buttered rum

$45 + tax and tip

apartmentthree.com

xoxo

Kristie