I Want to Eat @ Morimoto.


World renowned, Iron Chef Morimoto’s restaurants located in Philadelphia, Napa, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Boca Raton, are now hitting Waikiki.  He has also been the head chef, of one of my favorite restaurants here in Waikiki and world wide, Nobu.    Can’t wait to eat there.  They are open for dinner, lunch and breakfast as well as having a seperate lounge menu.  Perhaps I will swing by for a light lunch one day soon.  Friends have told me that the restaurant is very bright, and that takes from the atmosphere, and that they prefer Nobu.  I love the bright lime green decor, beautiful lacquered wooden tables, vibrant violet  orchid pictures, and panoramic glass, with views of who know’s what?  Perhaps this would be a more enjoyable lunch spot, than a dark romantic dinner.

Some of the menu items

lamb carpaccio 17.
ginger-scallion sauce

yellowtail ‘pastrami’ 18.
togarashi, gin crème fraîche, candied olive 

crispy rock shrimp tempura 16.
spicy kochujan sauce, wasabi aïoli, coconut ranch 

 seafood ‘toban yaki’ 43.
kona lobster, king crab, mussel, clam,
diver scallop, spicy red miso-sake broths

Morimoto  12
Morimoto ginjo sake, square one organic cucumber vodka, and japanese cucumber slices.

 White Lily  12
Shochu, Calpico, Yuzu Juice, and Fresh Lemon
   
  

 

1775 Ala Moana Blvd.

@ the Edition

808-943-5900

http://morimotowaikiki.com/

xoxo

Kristie

Hotels and Villas in Bali



This one was my favorite, but the rooms are a whopping $800$1200 a night.

5 star Bvlgari Hotel and Resort

4 star The Kayana Villa

$230.00/night

Mansion Hotel Resort and Spa

$107.00/night

Villa Amani

2 bedroom Villa in Umalas

$250.00/night

Satellite TV/DVD players, internet connection, in a rice field

2 antique houses, in Ubud, Bali
Large 3 bedroom with 2 bedroom adjacent guest house
$1000.00/mo for the large house
$700.00/mo for the guest house

These houses are made of beautiful natural materials: recycled teak wood, bamboo, stones and terracotta. Built near a river ravine and flanked by huge trees. Wake to the sounds of white cranes, kingfishers and many other birds and natural wild life. The sound of water is ever present, giving the setting a special tranquility.

Both houses are fully furnished, with separate kitchens, office furnishings, telephone and internet access, and come complete with a swimming pool, flower gardens, organic vegetable gardens and gardener, house-keeper, laundry service and a parking facility.

Clio Apartment Hotel in Seminyak Bali

Studios start at $60, Lofts from $80-$120 night, new Penthouse and Loft 3’s being built

A list of beautiful villas

http://www.balispirit.com/resorts/bali_house_for_rent_sale.html

Affordable Villas in the rice fields, in Ubud (central Bali), about 75 minutes from Kuta. $20-$50/night.

http://baliriceterracevillas.com/

xoxo

Kristie Manning

enjoy!

Time Starts to Pass Before You Know it You’re Frozen…


“Life passes most people by while they’re making grand plans for it.” George Jung. (Johnny Depp) Blow

I asked my daughter what she’s going to do when she grows up.  She said she’s going to do art.  She wants to do 10 things when she’s big.  She wants to paint nails, and play computer.  She wants to make funny faces.  She said she’ll work a lot like Mommy, and give her kids respect and lots of toys.  She says adults don’t play.  I guess she sees me working all the time.

I often think how nice it would be to be a kid again.  When I was young, I couldn’t wait to grow up.   My parent’s always told me, before you know it you’re going to be a grown up and you’re going to wish you were a kid again.  Yeah right, I thought.  I’m tired of my parents bossing me around.

When I was 15 I ran away from home.  I didn’t see my parents for 3 years.  I hustled hard to pay for a hotel at the Prince in Waikiki.  I had enough money for food, but had to eat $1 menu @ Jack in the Crack often.  Once in a while I’d pick up a case of  Smirnoff Ice, or a beer. I didn’t have a lot of clothes, in fact, I could fit it all in a back pack, because sometimes when the hotel’s were full in busy season, I’d go sleep on the beach.  Yeah, I know, I’ve come a long way from my teenage years.  But that much independence taught me life.  I was free and I loved it.  I was living it up.  I wish I could go back to living in a shack by the beach, little responsibility, being happy, and feeling young again.

Now, I live in a luxury 2 bedroom condo, have 3 cars, a beautiful daughter, 5 credit cards, and an ample list of bills.  The quality of life is definitely improved, and the company is better than the last time, but I can’t help but sometimes feel like I’m not going the places I want to.  I am still pursuing my education as a fashion designer.  But I have so many passions and can’t focus it all.  I love art.  I’m a musician and composer.  I’m the creative type.  I love film and theatre, and composition.  I love food and wine, and travel.  I am in love with love itself.  Constantly looking for the perfect love (if I haven’t already passed it by).   I love writing.  Modeling.  Photography.  Expression.  This blog is my way to share my soul with the world, and feel like I am doing something worthwhile.  I’m stuck in Vegas until my lease is up in May, and I just feel like I am dying here.

I’m the ambitious type and sometimes I get caught up and lose it.  Sometimes you just have to pick up and go somewhere new and start all over.  I feel sorry for people who get caught up in something that is no good for them.  A drug addiction.  A bad relationship.  The wrong city.  A dead end career.  They are all so separate subjects, but can be equally deadly.

Know which way the wind blows. It’s sending me to LA.

Begin doing what you want to do now.  We are not living in eternity.  We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.

xoxo

Kristie Manning

Jesse Preston: Model in Las Vegas, NV


M: Where are you from?

J: Brooklyn, NY, raised for 19 yrs in Miami FL

M: What got you started in modeling?

J: Just did a random shoot for portfolio work.  Photographers saw me and asked me to shoot with them. smile

M: What is modeling to you?

J: Its the thing I do because it makes me happy, nothing else.  It isnt my world or the only thing i care about. My family and friends are.

M: Do you have an agent(s)?

J: No. I tried a non exclusive agent ONCE and it was terrible, i will neve let anyone manage my events or shoots again.

M: What has been your favorite gig?

J: I’d say hostings. so much fun going to a club and partying with cool people and getting on the mic smile

M: Who is your fav photographer?

J: Oh god, I have so many! They all have their own style its hard to pick one. It’s all art. I love David LaChapelle and his vision.

M: Favorite Makeup artist?

J: makeup artist? oh god so many, xsparkage, bethany, etc (youtube gurus)

M: Favorite stylists?

J: Kim Kardasian, god that girl has amazing taste

M: Do you have any other hobbies?

J: Making my youtube videos, painting, and movies. IM A HUGGGE movie fan!

M: Where do you work at?

J: im a model and bottle service coctail server at TRYST and Xs night club here in Las Vegas.

M: If you could model for anybody, what would be your dream job?

J: VICTORIAS SECRET! lol without a doubt, if i had longer legs and less boobs I think I’d do great ! lol

M: What is your ethnicity?

J: hispanic, PUERTO RICAN!

M: How long have you been modeling?

J: 7 1/2 yrs

M: What is your favorite style to model?

J: Fashion, bikini, creative concepts, glamour, nudes etc. -CREATIVE!! my fav shoot by far was one where I was a dominatrix AND a slave and I was photoshopped to be both girls in the photo! It was amazing.

M: How long have you lived in Vegas?

J: 2 years

M: If you could live anywhere where would that be?

J: California

M: What else do you do besides modeling?

J: I do my youtube videos, I work at the night clubs, I clean my house, I paint, I run my website , I clean, I play with my pets, I go to movies, I clean, I rent movies and games, I do it all. smile

Age: 23
Height: 5’5
Weight: 108 lbs
Waist: 26
Hips: 35
Shoe: 7
Dress: 0
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

***My most RECENT work, Shoots, Features, TV, Hostings etc***

****** Magazines/Print ******
PLAYBOY
Playboys Sexy Girls next door (fall 2008)
Playboys Vixen Magazine (dec/jan 08)
Playboys Big Boobs & Hot Buns(2008)
Playboys Voluptuous Vixens(February/March 2009)
Playboys Lingerie (n/a yet)
Playboys Voluptuous Vixens (Dec/Jan 2010)
Playboys Nude(n/a yet)
strobemagazine (Dec 07 issue)
strobemagazine (Feb 08 issue)
strobemagazine (3rd issue (n/a yet))

miamigirlmagazine
(Cover Model)
raven magazine(2x)
(Cover Model)
09 Hooters Calendar
(*Finalist shoot)
09 Hooters South Florida Hotties Poster
Spannk mag (2x)
(april 08 issue)
(Rum Bum Race Shoot)
305 Magazine
(feature model)
VENGE MEDIA
(automotive calendar model)
after math mma magazine
MMA MAG feature model (april 09)
LAS VEGAS WEEKLY
Girls Of the U.S. Calendar
Vbar 7 deadly SINS party AD – “Lust”
xyience model- various magazines

She almost looks like Kim Kardashian

****** Internet Features *******
PLAYBOY.COM
BullzEye
eyecandyxotic
eyecandyvixens
2night.com
climaxevent.com(2x)
mypicturelobby.com(3x)
restlessmiami.com
cobra.subesports.com
(2009 Spokesmodel finalist -MISS OUTLAST)
(2010 spokesmodel finalist- MISS EVOLUTION PRO)
Youtube.com
(featured model 4x)
napkinnights.com
spyonvegas.com
(model @ ROK night club)
cre8ive pixel
(Littlepetproject.com)
LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM x3
Victorypoker.net
Sports illustrated- Lady of the day 5/12/10
Artisan Pool model (website)

****** Portfolio work ******
clphotodesign
justinprice
ujena
John neyrot (2x)
(Model of the month June 08)
DavPark Photography
GW Photography
WK Photography
Josephevans
feargirls.com
Paradeez photography
MarQuest photography
Roger B Stills photography
NJD Photography
(Company Video)
HeadHunter
Charles Williams
TrickProductions(2x)
Ransomaniac photography
Michael M. Perez (2x)
JSA Photo
New Media works
brunotalledo.com
Lux Glamour photography
Michael Vincent

****** Movies ************

Middle Men (starring luke wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht,Terry Crews etc)
role:Pornstar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pdOODYoLvc

****** Tv Appearences******
Fox channel: Cristinas Court
(as celebrity guest for sweeps)(aired 9/8/08)
opening credits model
espn2 (boxing match)
RING CARD GIRL
SHOWTIME (Tarver vs woods; boxing match title fight)
RING CARD GIRL
08 DUB car show
car model
Homestead Races
Car model
Roccos Martini Bar Commercial
Cafe iguana commercial
Telemundo
(video segment shooting for hooters 09 calendar)
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/2734385/7883664
Reality Show (’10 N/A)
Lead Love interest in music video (Jason phillips)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAOn3h3UTaE

She looks like Salma Hayek too

******Hosting/ Events******
Hosted Glass (miami)
Hosted Allstars (Pompano)
Hosted Barmainiacs (ft lauderdale)
Raven Magazine signing (Tampa)
Hosted Allstars Anniversary (Pompano)
Hosted Tantra (Miami)
Hosted HOTEL (Palm Beach Gardens)
*Celebrity Bartender
ROK night club (Las Vegas)
(w/Heather Chadwell (rock of love)/ featured on dailyfiasco.com)
Hawaiian Tropic Zone (Las Vegas)
Voodoo Lounge 6x (Las Vegas)
Vbar “LUST PARTY” (Las Vegas)
Hot Summer Nights at PLAYBOY Mansion (Breast Cancer Charity)
Playboy Bunny @ Magic Convention ’10
Victory Poker Spokesmodel/ Website Launch -Vanity @ hardrock

For Bookings http://www.myjessepreston.com/user/bookme.php
http://www.myjessepreston.com
http://www.myspace.com/dreamscumtru
http://twitter.com/myjessepreston

XOXO
Kristie Manning