Tuesday, May 13, 2014

event recap | YelpLA x Coolhaus x Hotel Erwin

Sissy #1 hits the town to attend fun events from Pasadena to Venice Beach!

It's been a busy past couple of weeks for me - I had the pleasure of attending 3 super fun events in the last 3 weeks. People who know me, know I love going out and exploring; and what better way to see LA then to eat, drink and be merry! 

Yelp's Kickoff to Pasadena Restaurant Week Event 
Held at The Romanesque Room in Pasadena, this event was to build excitement around the city's upcoming restaurant week while raising money for a good cause. Lots of bites from different Pasadena restaurants and imbibing on cocktails made me one happy little blogger! :)

Bites from:
Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi (@OsawaPasadena) | El Cholo (@ElCholoPas) | Dona Rosa-Rose City Catering (@DonaRosaPas) | Japon Bistro | Rounds Burgers (@roundsburgers) | Castle Catering | Zilin (@zilinrestaurant) | Kal's Mediterranean Bistro (@KalsBistro)

Desserts provided by:
Milkstache Cookies

Adult bevis provided by:
Stella Rosa Wines (@stellarosawine) | Old Oak Cellars (@oldoakcellars) |Tres Sietes Tequila (@TresSietes)

I've never been to any of the restaurants showcasing and was super excited to try a special dish from each; and they did not disappoint! My favorites would have to go to Rounds Burgers (juicyness) and Zilin's pork belly bun / tuna tartare (I stalked their regular menu and now need to have an actual meal there!) The icing on the cake to end the night was Milkstache's macarons - strawberry milk, fruity pebbles and cookie butter flavors. 

Coolhaus 5 Year Anniversary Party
Held at The Unique Space in the Arts District of DTLA, this was a chic soiree to celebrate 5 years of gourmet ice cream sammies! Food from FreeRangeChicken (@FreeRangeLA) and Pizzanista (@Pizzanista) kept our bellies full, while free flowing craft cocktails and beer from Golden Road Brewery kept us coming back for more. A table full of different cocktail jelly shots (topped with pop rocks!) from Ludlows (@LudlowsOfficial) was a fun surprise and of course, it wouldn't be a Coolhaus (@Coolhaus) party without Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches galore!

I Heart Erwin: Tour de Venice Event
My trusty +1 (the boyfriend) and I ventured west to Venice Beach to attend Hotel Erwin's shindig. Wonderfully organized by Spin PR Group, this event was held for guests to experience the new face of Hotel Erwin (@HotelErwin) and all the spaces they have to offer. I do have to say, all their spaces were super cool! Their High Rooftop Lounge and Red Bull Dogtown Suites were my absolute favorites, with stunning ocean views. Upon check-in we received a little passport to get stamped at 6 stops within the hotel. Each stop had vendors, activities, complimentary beauty treatments (hair, makeup, nails) and specialty cocktails. The photo booth as well as trying on Toms (@Toms) eyewear was the highlight of our wonderful night 8)


  1. Amazing blog!