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Hey Girls! Barneys March & April Fall Trunk Show Schedules – It’s Never Too Early To Start Shopping For Fall Winter 2010! Get Your First Dibs !!

Posted in Barneys New York, Sales & Trunk Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

My fellow fashionistas, as we all know Barneys New York ( one of our favorite store for all luxe designer goods!) is having a jam packed trunk shows for the fall-winter 2010 collections! Click on the photo below to see a more larger size & clear photo of the schedules.

Click below to check out Barneys New York’s Creative Director Simon Doonan is up to?! This episode is all about Unique Gifts ! We love this creative visions for Barneys!

It’s never too early to be on the wait list for the fab new designs! Check out the schedules below, grab your CHANEL bag and head to Barneys New York to get your first dibs !! Don’t forget to come back to our blog and share with us what fab stuff you bought!

Until next time, be well & look fabulous!!


Alan + Mei-Mei the pug


Behaviour New York – Fashion Insiders Favorite Store

Posted in Fabulous Locations & Stores with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

In New York City, the mecca of fashion, where all the fashionistas go see & shop for the latest fashions.  As a serial shopper like myself & many of our readers, finding a good store that offers a variety of selections of clothing & accessories to express your own unique individuality is like finding a needle in a haystack! Behaviour New York is one of those rare store that offers exactly what a true fashionista is looking for & fashion insider’s favorite destination

Located at the super hip & chic Chelsea area next to the Greenwich village, this clean, modern clothing store makes you feels like you just walked into an modern art gallery.  I love how the store looks! mixing the lavish chandelier with minimalistic designed display furniture that’s filled with the Must-Have accessories for the season!

Against the wall are racks full of urban trend-setting yet polished, tailored elegant men’s clothing

Brands such as D&G, Paul & Joe, Dusty, Alessandra Dell’Acqua, Messagerie and much more! It’s like a “fashion candy store” without the calories for all the fashionistas!

Ever since the store founder & owner Chad Vo, an seasoned fashion designer / fashionista, opened the store “Behaviour” back in 2005, Behaviour has been one of the fashion insider’s favorite! For me personally, it’s the unique selection of the brands they carries; emphasis on younger & newer designer not easily found anywhere else! so it makes the shopping experience truly exciting & unique. Also not to mention they’ve got the friendliest, knowledgeable (and good looking!) sales person in the store to help you to spend your money on the hottest fashion of current season has to offer!

So next time you are in New York City, don’t forget to stop by “Behaviour” to get something pretty for yourself or your man! The store is located at

231 West 19th Street  New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-352-8380

Here is Behaviour’s official website

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!!


Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug 🙂

Fabulous Zen Tea Garden In The Middle of West Hollywood

Posted in Fabulous Locations & Stores, Spiritual Enlightenment with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2009 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I am a Tea FREAK!! I love the aroma, taste & the soothing effect of a nice cup of tea! The Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium is one of my favorite place to be in West Hollywood, CA. It’s so charming to have this Asian theme tea garden in the middle of this crazy city Los Angeles (Aka The Lala Land!)


This beautiful tea garden is founded by Mark Ukra known as “Dr. Tea” & located at 8612 Melrose Ave. (formerly known as Elixir). The Tea Garden offers its trademark premium teas, high end tonics; an expert staffed Chinese Herb bar, a tranquil bamboo garden, airy veranda, Empress Room and an exclusive VIP Sanctuary. Perfect place to just relax under the bamboos, leave the stress & negative energies of the big city outside of the door & enjoy a nice chinese herbal tonics. Some people even meditates there!


Mark Ukra’s family has been in the tea business for over 200 years. For nearly two decades, Dr. Tea has traveled the world to pursue his studies of tea and is considered to be a leading authority on the subject.

Being a connoisseur of fine foods, wines, tobacco and most of all, teas, Ukra began to purchase rare teas at auctions and meet with fellow enthusiasts during his world travels. As his passion grew, he began looking to establish a place for teaching and learning about teas in Los Angeles.

Ukra purchased the Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium nearly two years ago. The Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium was founded in 1988 to provide the world with the finest quality of Asian herbs and it is dedicated to the teachings of guidance towards the integration of the Body, Mind and Soul. Recently, new owners, Julie Jackson Ukra and Mark “Dr. Tea” Ukra, along with Executive Director Ann Patton, have greatly improved and expanded the Tea Garden’s line of products and services. Of critical note is the upgrade to the finest quality Superior Chinese Herbs and a Tea menu that has been recognized as the finest in the United States.

Professionally trained and educated herbalists, who have graduated from some of the most renowned Chinese Medical colleges, staff the Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium. The experienced herbalists have been with the Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium for many years and are available for consultations, by phone or in person. Their goal is to help clients select the correct herbs to meet personal good health standards for well-being. Additionally, the staff includes experts who provide specialized services and classes on Meditation, Feng Shui, Numerology, Self Esteem, Psychiatry, Massage and Tai Chi/Personal Training.

Most of people must wonder what’s the difference & benifits of teas? here are 3 major tea catagories:

Green Tea – Boosts the immune system, lowers blood sugar, helps prevent cavities and tooth decay, slows aging process, reduces risk of cancer,lowers cholesterol, aids in weight loss by burning calories, reduces high blood pressure, helps prevent arthritis, reduces risk of heart disease, reduces risk of stroke, and lowers risk of blood clots.

Black Tea – Promotes blood flow to the brain, sharpens mental focus and concentration, serves as a soothing anti-inflammatory effects on digestive tract, strengthens tooth enamel, helps prevent tooth decay, lowers cholesterol levels, improves circulation, and relieves diarrhea.

Oolong Tea – lowers cholesterol, reduces heart disease, aids digestion, lowers risk of cancer, contains large amounts of anti-oxidants, beneficial for immune system. White tea is the highest tea in anti-oxidant value, retards growth of bacteria, naturally rejuvenates collagen in skin, firms the skin, and reduces risk of colon, stomach and prostate cancer.

Here is the address of this fabulous Zen tea garden, It’s a must visit place next time you’re in LA!

The Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium
8612 Melrose Ave.West Hollywood, CA 90069

Store Hours10am to 8pm, Every Day

I am gonna go make myself a nice cup of Ooolong tea now, untill next time, go buy some teas and experience the magic & aroma of tea!


Alan + Mei-Mei the pug