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but really I never left

thursday night, me and Nic hit up the Americana and checked out “Friends with Benefits” and obviously anyone in a real relationship or on a date is going to have to see some chick flicks….. I passed on “No Strings Attached” because 1. I think Ashton Kutcher is just a gay clown and besides dude where’s my car being mostly funny because it was mostly stupid, he has never done a single thing that I could ever like….. 2. I think Natalie Portman is pretty and beautiful, but not so much sexy…. only reason why she was sexy in Black Swan was because of the Ecstacy and obviously her counter part Mila Kunis….. so a few weeks ago, we ordered that movie on pay per view and after around 20 minutes, we turned it off….. BUT with this Friends with Benefits, I really really liked it, even though you may think it’s gay with Timberlake in it…. it was realistic and a cool movie and it took place on both coasts which I liked also.

right before we walked into the movie theater, we checked out Urban Outfitters and besides being a pretty cool clothing store for the last 14 years…. they sell random shit like VINYL! yes 12″ wax! wtf?
and guess what I saw there?



good shit Tyler!

so Friday, I met up with one of my boy’s and clients…. Jordan. He’s in a new band now and wanted to make logo chains for his band…. so I picked up a flash drive of the artwork and shot the shit about everything from music to shoes to our love-lives….. and then shot out of there….

he’s a huge batman fan and has the original Penguin from the first series of Batman movies and then he copped a Batman mask (Michael Keaton) BUT, I’m not interested in Batman so much…. what I was interested in was the 2nd Chanel x Karl Lagerfeld guitar he got….. rare is an understatement



the white chanel guitar was actually Karl Lagerfeld’s personal guitar…. but the black one was so much iller! with the quilted official case too…..
THANK YOU JORDAN FOR THE BUSINESS AND AGAIN FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT GIFT!

it’s been a while……



I been on this for 5+ years now…. Korean Fried Chicken > Awwready

later, I stopped by Crooks to grab more Fall gear and get ready for some cooler weather….



got my paddington bear thug swag on…. and man the ace of spades, house of thieves collection is super ill!

after that, I hit the mall to get my Louis Vuitton accessories hot stamped and I forgot to pick them up….. so I guess I need to go back today and grab them and blog them *duh* (fail on me)…. then me and Nic saw that singer Jojo who had a big hit back in the day…. she looked kinda bad, like not hungry bad, but like dodge neon car bad. oh well….

later in the evening, I planned on hitting Robata and Nic loves that place, but for some reason, said she wanted something different (later she realized she wished we just ate there lol) so we went to basic Wood Ranch because it was the only decent thing next to the movie theaters at the Grove (f.y.i. all the restaurants at the grove suck. except the Farm and I can only do that once in a while…. farmers market restaurants close early)



I wasn’t mad…. that baked potato was crazy… and bbq tri tip sandwich is always money there….
meanwhile….


Nic got her basic veggie burger and she said it was okay, but the potato was bomb

so we head over to go see Final Destination part 5 in 3-D and to be honest, I’ve only seen the first one and I saw it on DVD when it came out like 10 years ago because my boy was in the movie…. I thought the movie really really blew big elephant cox, but when me and Nic saw the preview of this one, I was like damn, this shit might be the truth!!!! and so there we were sitting next to some 40 somethings who had been drinking prior and I could smell the vermouth… but they were actually really funny and the movie was pure entertainment! I mean, DAMN! HAHA, THEY WENT IN ON THE DEATHS! like, they executed that shit perfectly! pun intended… and Nic said she had a feeling the movie would be better than decent and it was. Go see it or go rent it when it comes out. I think it was better in a theater or if you have a 60″ + screen with good sound because that’s crucial….
(sidebar: I know you’re thinking…. “damn, this guy eats out a lot and watches a lot of movies”. so yeah and? haha, that’s what I like to do… the rose’ was giving me a bad gut!)

Saturday morning, we missed breakfast at McDonalds (THANK GOD!) and then I headed in to my store to check out a few things and then get cracking with some gold trade and started like 8 new orders….
here’s some basic small shit



diamond Mickey Mouse heads! chains aren’t on yet… but 3 sizes

then another diamond block/bead bracelet…

 

the cubes are big and fully iced out and meant for a man’s wrist

my homey traded in a necklace….



a 22″ thick and heavy miami cuban in 18k white gold! shit, fyi, he bought this chain like 11 years ago when gold was cheap! and now companies don’t even make 18k gold cubans anymore! and nothing this heavy!
now a note to those buying gold chains: JUST BECAUSE YOU COP A GOLD CHAIN FOR $4,000 DOESN’T MEAN IT WILL SELL FOR THAT MUCH. REMEMBER THERE ARE LABOR COSTS, SHIPPING, TAX AND THEN OUR MARK UP TO WHATEVER WE DECIDE THAT IS. BUT OUR PRICES ARE USUALLY A LOT LOWER THAN ANYTHING ONLINE OR AT OTHER STORES, ESPECIALLY ANYTHING IN A HIGH END ZIP CODE. WHEN WE BUY YOUR CHAIN BACK, WE BUY IT AT THE MELT DOWN PRICE, MINUS ANY REFINERY FEES. SO WHEN YOU BUY A CAR OFF THE LOT EVEN IF IT’S A BENZ OR BENTLEY, YOU ARE LOSING MONEY OFF TOP NO MATTER WHAT, UNLESS YOU BOUGHT A SUPER LOW MILEAGE CAR AT A GREAT PRICE, THEN YOU MIGHT NOT LOSE, BUT CARS DEPRECIATE HEAVY, GOLD OBVIOUSLY DOESN’T! JUST REMEMBER THAT NEXT TIME YOU BUY A CHAIN; YOUR BUY PRICE IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN YOUR SELL BACK PRICE, BUT IF YOU HAD THE CHAIN FOR A VERY LONG TIME, THEN YOU WILL GET YOUR MONEY BACK. OTHERWISE, GOLD AT A SHORT TERM INVESTMENT ISN’T A GOOD ONE, I HAVE NO CHOICE. WE HAVE TO BUY GOLD….

okay? K

back to gold…..
here’s a mold of something we’re making and it’s BIG!



we’re making it 14K gold and with a 14k franco and it’s gonna match the yellow gold you see on a Rolex president

now for something really different….



we made a charm out of loose gold nuggets and also one with loose diamonds inside a glass vial! and we pave’d the top border of the vial top which was made out of real gold….. pretty cool for sure!

while I was walking around Slauson…. I passed by this old music shop that has been there since the first day I ever walked into the slauson in the late 80’s…. and I saw this sign in front of his shop….



if you know, then you know… that is some OG shit!
and I also think to myself…. how the fuck does this guy pay his rent? I mean damn! he got shit that is so old???

anyways

since we missed breakfast…. and lunch kinda…. we hit a fantastic spot to get lunch; Cuvee’



fettucini alfredo with mushrooms, asparagus and chicken in olive oil


the most popular thing there…. spicy shrimp salad and it is GOOD!
Cuvee’ is not only awesome because they serve official food, but because you can pop a bottle of Cristal Rose or PJ Rose’ there while eating your hazelnut cup cake and everything tastes good there

now, I gotta give a shout out to my boy Chino out in San Jose who hooked me up with 2 tickets to the Wild Jam Comedy show there on Saturday night that featured my boys: Jo Koy, Katt Williams, Chris Tucker and DAVE CHAPPELLE!!!!



but Nic had a LolliMe bikini fashion show that night that I totally forgot about so I had to cancel the trip and show!!! all good…. I actually heard Katt was weak and that Dave wasn’t so great, which is crazy! but damn… thank you Chino for the seats!!!!

so I decided that, I can’t use a SLR that often because I refuse to wear the neck strap and walk around like a dickhead….. my point and shoot isn’t like it used to be and my iphone4 is awesome, but not the greatest when taking jewelry pics really….. soooo I went into best buy and copped a new S95



I went to Samy’s camera to fix something on Nic’s SLR and heard them rave about this camera like no other…. a compact SLR type camera with excellent features and takes excellent pictures! for $400? hell yeah!
so I copped!

and then after, we got some dessert


and then, I took a grown man ass nap!

woke up and got showered and shaved and ready for the tourists at the Highlands for Nic’s LolliMe show

my 1st picture taken on the s95 was this one early in the evening…. a fisheye feature and it’s so cool. there are so many more features that I don’t know about yet, but I will figure out. for now “auto” works good lol…. but the camera takes great pics in no to low light areas and has a really fast shutter speed


it got crowded around midnight…. they were waiting for something to happen…..

meanwhile backstage in the dressing room….



models were getting ready in Nic’s bikinis


this is what she got in such a short notice….. like a 3 day notice I think she had to book models…. Nic will blog it on Lollime.com

much love to Hayden and Dana

Hollywood Blvd. was all the way turnt UP!
had to take a pic for instagram and…..



of course it made the popular page

speaking of Instagram, I passed 5,000 followers late Saturday Night


and while browsing instagram…..



I see my friend Quang visited the Bearbrick park in shibuya, tokyo while he was there….
#bastard!

Sunday morning…. we debated on whether we should hit Chateau or Bottega for Brunch…. and Bottega won, so we headed downtown to one of the best restaurants in all of Los Angeles

    

now even though we’ve already been there and I’ve blogged it before…. we’ve never went for Brunch and Brunch is a totally different menu! I was hyped…. and I took pics of the place again with my real camera now because I just love the decor and the kitchen and even the damn restrooms are nice and sexy!

you know what else is sexy?
their market! filled with desserts and they also have a full bar and have mexican sprite and mexican cokes! lol

    

yep

when Nic gets hungry… she gets cranky

I wanted to order 5 different things….
but I kept it simple


Egg, Bacon(OMG it was the best bacon ever), Cheese Sandwich on a super soft Kaiser Roll….


typical of Nic lol…. the Smoked Salmon


the bombest potato pancakes….


and we got Caffeine! so we’re good money!

thank you to Mark for being such a great host to us and we will be back soon for brunch again….

we shot back over to the westside and I hit up Rolex because I heard that Rolex might do a 2nd price increase next month! I have never seen Rolex raise their prices twice in 1 year, but since gold is so crazy, I understand…. sucks though because they’re gonna do it across the board!

anyways, later on in the evening, my lil homey Apolo came through and we hit up K-Town for an official boss meeting over some korean BBQ
and then we watched Entourage which was eh, just okay… but shout out to my boy Scott for placing grand puba at the end for the music *hand claps*

shout out to my homey Wale for shouting me out in his new song “Chain Music” . . . . but why you gotta put my name with Johnny Dang? smh lol….

got a big week of work again and I will be posting DJ Homicide’s new video and song either tonight or tomorrow so stay tuned…. this video is FUCKING CRAZY!!!!!!
#FUMC F.U.M.C = FILL UP MY CUP!

much love everyone….
eat often! and eat well!

peace!

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