Rompin’ around Oahu: Romper #2 and #3

Work kept me so busy yesterday I had no time to post. So today I will share with you two rompers:

Hawaii Kai:

Majestic Oahu.
Majestic Oahu.
A backdrop of Hawaii Kai, a small town  30min from Waikiki.
Taking a selfie with a backdrop of Hawaii Kai, a small town 30min from Waikiki.

 

Still loving this hat. Thanks Danielle!!
Still loving this hat. Thanks Danielle!!
This Equipment romper was perfect for hiking in Hawaii Kai and then crashing into bed for a nice long nap.
This Equipment romper was perfect for hiking in Hawaii Kai and then crashing into bed for a nice long nap. My Gucci cross body was the perfect companion on this trip. Small enough that it wasn’t in the way, but big enough to hold necessary items. 

Poolside In Pink:

Breakfast anyone? First one at the pool after the morning rain cleared out the humidity.
Breakfast anyone? First one at the pool after the morning rain cleared out the humidity. Tote: Givency.
Loving this Romper by Suno. Its so feminine. Its also cozy and flattering- which isn't always so true of rompers. xo
Loving this Romper by Suno. Its so feminine. Its also cozy and flattering- which isn’t always so true of rompers. Sandals by Valentino  xo
Nothing as great as reading poolside with no time limits, agendas to attend,  or places to be.
Nothing as great as reading poolside with no time limits, no agendas to attend to, or places to be. Sunnies by Ray Ban.
Love this cute pink hat I found in the shop by the pool.
Love this cute pink hat I found in the shop by the pool.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s romper!

xo

QJ

QJ

VMA’s SchmeMA’s, its Emmy’s season!

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Emmy’s season is still so exciting for me. I love the whole process- the voting, the mixers, the awards show, the ball. Sadly I won’t be attending this year but the reason is a good one- I’ll be in Hawaii! Yay! I’m so proud to be part of such a talented team of artists, creatives, and executives. I’m also proud to be a member of the Television Academy and hope to be on the board one day! I think that would be so cool.

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Necklace: Vendome Earrings: Micheal Kors
I was so excited to have an event to which I could wear my favorite dress. I just love how its simultaneously so feminine and (quietly) sexy.
I was so excited to have an event to which I could wear my favorite dress. I just love how its simultaneously so feminine and (quietly) sexy.

While Taylor Swift and Kayne West prepped for their VMA weekend, MSM and I excitedly and happily enjoyed this past Friday evening at the 2015 Emmy Nominee’s Mixer on the rooftop of the stunning Beverly Hills Montage (more about this amazing hotel another time).

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The rooftop party was so lively the montage couldn’t get rid of us when it was time to shut down!
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Here I am with Ms Emmy herself 🙂

As per usual, this party was so much fun! Every night last week each peer group had a mixer on this rooftop. Friday night was for animation and children’s television.  I loved running into and catching up with colleagues that I haven’t seen in a while, enjoying a drink with my current team (they feel like family in a good way), and meeting new friendly faces that work in our field.

I always love talking with the talented and fun Heather Crowe.
I always love talking with the talented and fun Heather Crowe.
Part of the Regular Show Crew holding their Emmy Nomination Certificates.
Some of  my fellow Regular Show Crew members holding their Emmy Nomination certificates.

Madeo:

To stick to tradition,  after the mixer MSM and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Madeo. Last year we were seated at a table right next to Mick Jagger, Jimmy Fallon, and a bunch of other people. Not sure why, but that was fun. I guess since MJ is like a huge rock god from back in the day. Is he still considered a rock god? I feel like yes, maybe he is?

Food:

This year we were not let down. No celebs (I guess the rock people were all resting for the VMAs), but honestly who cares about that? As per usual, the food was AMAZING. From the delicately oiled and herbed focaccia bread to the in-house baked deserts, all the food at Madeo is fabulous. Order anything on the menu- you won’t be disappointed.  This time we started with the Tricolore salad (fantastic). For our main course we shared the Veal Scallopini with a side of spaghetti Bolognese (party in the mouth good) all paired with a crisp Chardonnay. This is the kind of food that tastes so good it makes you  immediately sit back and say “mmmmm” just as the first bite hits your tongue.

Ambiance:

With the intimate but casual ambiance and the upscale but family feel of this place, we always love it at Madeo. If you ever have a chance, you have to go here. Here’s a link so you can make a reservation:  Madeo

What to wear to an Emmy’s Mixer:

If I could marry a clutch, it would be this Celine. I'm obsessed!
If I could marry a clutch, it would be this Celine. I’m obsessed! And it converts into a shoulder bag if desired. Love!

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So many compliments on my shoes!! Thanks Danielle! xoxo

This is a funny story.  My fashion fairy godmother sent me a dress for this mixer via next day fed ex. And apparently “next day” actually means three days to Fed Ex because the dress didn’t arrive on time. At all. In fact, it arrived Saturday night. Make note of this in case you ever rush order something for a special event. On Thursday evening, and still no dress I had a split second of freaking out. Then I reached out to one of my BFFs.  Together we perused my wardrobe and decided my favorite dress – that I hardly ever get to wear- could work for this mixer! I excitedly texted it to Danielle. Me: “Can I wear this?” (pic attached) Danielle:”YES!” Me: “Whoot!”

Dress: Suno   Shoes: Stewart Weitzman   Clutch: Celine

Just an FYI – if you want to read a great blog article about the VMAs, check out Style Domination – Dominque is hilarious and her review is right on target.

Don’t forget to watch the Creative Arts Emmy’s on Sept 12th! Best of luck to all my fellow nominees! Lets win this one!!! Whoot!

xoxo

QJ

QJ