Before I talk about a special giveaway, let’s rewind a bit back to last Thursday! If you are following my Instagram, you may have noticed that H treated me out for omakase at this amazing sushi gem in Orange, CA, called Ohshima. Reservations are tricky; you have to call in between 5PM and 5:30PM to reserve a table or seat at the sushi bar, and if you sit at the sushi bar, you have to order a minimum of 8-piece omakase (after your 8-piece minimum, you have the liberty of ordering whatever you want, or you can ask the chef to keep going). Reasonable prices for good, fresh sushi (~$5 a piece), and everything was completely worth it. Of course, if you aren’t into raw fish, then this place may not be the best place for you, but as I’m a huge fanatic for sashimi, I fell head over heels in love with Ohshima. It was as if I had died and gone to sashimi heaven, then reincarnated, each time I ate a piece.
In order (please excuse the increasingly saucy plate as the photos go on!) – young blue fin tuna, Japanese scallop, gold stripe (one of my favorites!), sea bass, cherry salmon (another one of my favorites!), Spanish mackerel, seared black cod, and young yellowtail.
As for the date outfit, I chose to tuck in one of my favorite top styles – the Portofino Shirt from Express – into my all-purpose black skater skirt (seriously, this skirt works with EVERYTHING). Something seemed a bit off at the waistline, so I added an elastic waist belt (also seen here) for some waist-defining effect.
AND NOW, THE GIVEAWAY…
When I first started this blog, I honestly hadn’t really expected people to pay attention to it, let alone actually follow my blog either by email subscription or by their WordPress account. Yes, I had dreamt of it, but I had kept my expectations low to avoid being sorely disappointed. But, with the supportive urging of my dear H, I did set a baby goal for myself – Once I reached 100 stranger followers (“stranger” meaning non-friends) on jayeeaych.com, I’d do a little celebration in the form of a giveaway! And I’m happy to announce that yesterday, my goal has been hit… even surpassed!
Please excuse me while I go into a sentimental mood for a minute: I do thank every one of you for following my blog. Whether you check onto my blog occasionally or you loyally read my posts everyday on your WordPress dashboard, I truly appreciate the time that you spend on here. It’s a great feeling knowing that people actually care about the things I write and the photos I post (special thanks to H for being my main photographer and my #1 fan!). It may sound cliche, but you, my blog followers and readers, are the ones that keep me going on here.
As a sort of thank-you gift, I’d like to offer a giveaway opportunity! As seen in select Nordstrom stores, Jouer cosmetics have been featured in prominent publications such as Cosmopolitan, People Style Watch, Vogue, In Style, and Good Housekeeping, just to name a few, and today, I’m happy to give away a (brand new, duh) powder eyeshadow in beautiful Bordeux color from Jouer. The ultra satin-like texture with the slightest shimmer, combined with light-diffusing mineral pigments, is oil free and blends easily without creasing, and can be used as either a shadow base or as a liner.
All you have to do to be entered into the giveaway is to make sure you’re physically following this blog (doesn’t matter if it’s by WordPress, Bloglovin, or email). If you’re not, look at the right sidebar of this blog for options to follow. At this time, the giveaway is open to U.S. readers (my most sincere apologies to my International readers! I will make it up to you sometime in the future!).
The contest ends Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:59PST, and one winner will be chosen at random, to be announced the following Monday. Two bonus entries into the giveaway will be considered if you 1) follow me on Instagram, and 2) regram my giveaway photo on Instagram and tag me so I will know. If your Instagram name is blatantly different from your WordPress or email username, shoot me a comment here or an email at info@jayeeaych so I will know it’s you!
That’s all there is for now! Good luck to giveaway participants, and warmest thanks to all my readers!
Photos of food by me
Outfit photo by Herman