Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Art and Soul, Taiwanese Sensation, and Shoe Addicts Pick of the week


Art and Soul serves up some darn good hoecakes with house-cured salmon and caviar. I fell in love with Chef Art Smith's food when I was watching him battle it out on Top Chef Masters. Just seeing his love and passion for real southern homestyle cooking made me appreciate the heart and soul he really puts into his food. The man cooked for Oprah for pete's sake-- so ya know he knows food. He also worked for former Florida governor, Bob Graham. From the menu to the execution you wont be disappointed at this southern style hotspot. This is my restaurant pick of the week.
  1. Art and Soul Restaurant
    415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 393-7777
Taiwanese Sensation: Youtube Video of the Week

Wow when I heard this youngster sing his rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" I got chills. Well, me and the millions of other people who have watched this video on YouTube. And of course you can't help but to make the comparison of the same sensationalism that surrounded Susan Boyle when she sang on Britain's Got Talent and blew all the judges including the "King of Mean"-- Simon Cowell away with her rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" Now it's only natural that this is happening to Lin Yu Chun.

Of course most people will NOT just focus on Chun's vocals and how incredibly talented the youngster is. Instead they will joke about his bowl hair cut and make fat jokes. I'm sure some Hollywood exec will get his/her hands on Chun and give him the "Susan Boyle" makeover too. C'mon people focus on the voice!!

And speaking of THE VOICE. Where is Whitney?
And what does she think about all of this? Unfortunately, poor Whit is holed up in some hotel room suffering from an upper respiratory infection. She has had to reschedule various dates on her European tour. Her reps now say she will be postponing her trip to Manchester and Glasgow.

Keep it fun and funky with Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and 3 straps elevated pumps. These puppies are hot and just so happen to be in my favorite color PURPLE. They don't totally break the bank either staying in at under $200 dollars. And with the free shipping from Zappos, hey that's not bad.


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  1. What are Hoecakes?? Sounds interesting.....

    The little singer sensation is adorable and im sure will be chastised until he gets a makeover....

    Its nice to catch up on all the goss with TTS....nice job V and Markette!!

  2. Oh thanks for your support!!! Glad we can keep you entertained =)
    So the name may be funny but hoecakes are the best!!
    Go to this Web site:
    to see exactly what hoecakes are--they are scrumptious and nobody can entice you more than Paula Deen to try them...
    Ok stay tuned we have lots more coming up!!!

    Vanessa xoxoxo