Kisses+Disses : Thai Pizza + TopShop

Kisses+Disses : Thai Pizza + TopShop

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So he got this idea and it sounded nice until he got to the one part where I…hold on, lemme back up. JD suggested visiting his family this weekend and making them lunch. Now, I don’t even make myself lunch, so the idea of making food for others is scary. It’ll be easy, he said and then planned an Italian meal out loud. When he got to the homemade pizza part, he turned to me and suggested I make a Thai chicken pizza.

Really? We’re gonna go there about THAT pizza? The pizza that tasted like peanut butter and ginger?! My friend Amy gave me this great recipe, but when she made it, it was deelish. When I tried a few weeks later, the dogs of Phuket wouldn’t have gone near it.

So. Now what? Should I make Thai pizza and prove every assumption my mother-in-law has about my cooking? Should I suggest making a cheese platter instead? Should I simply say no and sip on Pellegrino? Should I hide in the living room and watch reruns of Real Housewives? Ugh.

This leads me to another installment of Kisses and Disses

This week’s DISSES go to…
*My Thai chicken pizza. It doesn’t love me back.
*Hollywood. I’m grateful to live in a country where I can freely watch movies, but this summer has been less Blockbusters and more Lacklusters. F’real.
*Real Housewives. Why is this show so awful? AWFULLY GOOD.

This week’s KISSES go to…
*TopShop. I discovered this store in London and I’m sad thankful it’s not here in California or else I’d be in serious debt.
*Massage chairs. Does it make me totally ghetto to sit in massage chairs at Brookstone longer than I should? Yeah, well, I don’t care!
*United Airport Lounge. We finally became allegiant to a airline and accrued enough points to hang out in the lounge. This sounds way fancy, but really the only difference is we got free nuts and cheese while we waited…I grabbed a few packets to make it worth while!

Happy Friday!

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  1. anda -

    oooo, jasmine, just you wait. i bet topshop hits LA very soon because the first US store opened in NYC a couple years ago. it’s coming for you 😉

      7.29.11 - 2:26 pm

  2. naomi chokr -

    i love TOPSHOP so much! We had it in the philippines when i lived there. I really wish we had it here though. but im glad Zara and Mango finally made its way to the US. i love Euro clothing stores.

      7.29.11 - 2:38 pm

  3. Bombchell -

    LMAO people love the drama of real housewives.it reminds me that some people never really grow up.

      7.29.11 - 2:49 pm

  4. Gabby / En Route Photography -

    HaHa… I have to say that Thai pizza sounds freaky! 😉 Happy Weekend J and good luck with cooking (or drinking 😉
    xxx

    http://enroute-blog.com/

      7.29.11 - 3:04 pm

  5. Lyn Ismael-Bennett -

    Totally dig Topshop too! When we went to see London a couple of years ago, my husband didn’t want to go in the store, so he waited outside with all the other guys waiting for their girlfriends/wives to come out. I told him I’d only be in for twenty minutes…I ended up staying there for an hour!

    So yeah…I love Topshop!

      7.29.11 - 3:13 pm

  6. Megan -

    HIDE! Hide and watch TV… and sip water… 🙂

      7.29.11 - 3:19 pm

  7. Life with Kaishon -

    I love the Real Housewives with a passion. I can not get over the NYC reunion? What is wrong with them? And what, pray tell, is wrong with Ramona? 54 and thinks she might be pregnant. OH MY GOODNESS. She is going to adopt a baby before next season. Mark my words : )

      7.29.11 - 3:36 pm

  8. LEOLAK -

    Hide chick…HIDE!!! LOL! Good luck in whichever you decide…you can always "fake" make it. 😉 Oh the RWofNY…ugh…that reunion made me sick. Pretentious people who are so quick to want to point out others "faults" but never see there own…get off my TV!!! LOL TGIF!!!

      7.29.11 - 4:00 pm

  9. Gail -

    Go see "Beginners". The first 10 minutes alone will redeem your faith in the film industry. Then make you want to steal Arthur the Dog.

    AND, tonight is the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love — OMG THAT MOVIE. I will try and refrain from drooling at Ryan’s abs. *Try* being the key word here – hehe

    PS – Another good flick coming out soon? "My Idiot Brother." Jury is still out on "The Help." They chick flicked the trailer. That book is NOT a chick flick. Ugh.

    OH AND OMG, ONE DAY!!!!

    Seeeee….no lacklusters there!

      7.29.11 - 4:07 pm

  10. Yadira Laguerre -

    "…the dogs of Phuket wouldn’t have gone near it" has to be the best line I’ve read in a blog. Ever.

      7.29.11 - 4:15 pm

  11. Tina -

    LOVE TopShop! I shot a wedding in Europe in July and travelled to London too. Did you go to ZARA?? LOVE Zara too! I got some circle sunglasses at Topshop I love them. My sister tells me I look like Yoko Ono 🙂

      7.29.11 - 4:40 pm

  12. Shawna -

    I used to work at Brookstone several years ago…you’re one of THOSE people, aren’t you? 😉 Actually, I do the same thing now that I don’t work there. 🙂

      7.29.11 - 4:47 pm

  13. Meridith -

    You can order Top Shop online and I bet there will be on on the west coast soon! We used to go to the NYC one at least once a week when I worked in fashion, next time you’re here hit it up:)

      7.29.11 - 4:47 pm

  14. Rachel Tatem -

    That’s too great! Thai chicken pizza is not an easy recipe… go spaghetti when you want easy italian.

    Seriously jealous of your airport lounge!

      7.29.11 - 4:54 pm

  15. Jessica -

    I totally do the same thing at Brookstone! Don’t feel bad. 😉

      7.29.11 - 5:03 pm

  16. Dave -

    Lol, how funny is that! Topshop getting a big thumbs up! Perhaps it’s just me, but it’s always seemed like a seriously lacklustre store. Perhaps it’s better for girls than guys? All the guy stuff is sooo tiny and tight and I’m not fat.
    I’m not fat…
    I’m not fat…

      7.29.11 - 5:25 pm

  17. Rachel Marie Photography -

    Yes! we discovered TopShop while in London too! Isn’t it heavenly?

      7.29.11 - 5:48 pm

  18. Kristin Nicole -

    Can’t wait to hear how this cooking dilemma turns out…

      7.29.11 - 5:51 pm

  19. jeramy -

    i say make a bbq chicken pizza

      7.29.11 - 6:40 pm

  20. Cristina Rossi -

    Real Housewives is terrible but I can’t help watching it, good to know they are back lol Thai pizza…hmm very interesting 😉 xxx

      7.29.11 - 6:48 pm

  21. Ginger.Murray -

    "Yeah, well, I don’t care! " Bah hahaha.

      7.30.11 - 12:46 am

  22. Katelyn James -

    Ugghh I can’t cook EITHER…. to be honest, I never try. I never fix lunch, dinner, or anything in between. PB&J’s all the way!!

      7.30.11 - 3:36 am

  23. Lydia -

    I just had the best cheese pizza topped with Arugula and a zesty sauce from Trader Joe’s. If all else fails, pick some up on the drive over!

      7.30.11 - 5:55 am

  24. aubry -

    my husband puts me to shame in the cooking department. i pretty much just sit back and if he doesn’t feel like cooking we go out. i know, i’m spoiled. try making a bbq chicken pizza next time, those seem to never go wrong.

      7.30.11 - 6:02 am

  25. Roshan -

    Could u type in bigger font???? Lol

      7.30.11 - 7:31 am

  26. sarah -

    you just make me laugh. all the time.

      7.30.11 - 10:30 am

  27. Corlis Gray -

    +1 on the Hollywood diss. Looks like another year wait for next seasons "blockbusters" 🙁

      7.30.11 - 3:23 pm

  28. Mikaela -

    ahem…i happen to know, first hand, that you own a very lovely apron…put that on for good luck! 😉

      7.31.11 - 3:06 am

  29. Yeni -

    I love cooking! 😛

      7.31.11 - 5:19 am

  30. Lindsey -

    Ummm….what about "X-Men 1st Class" or "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" or "Green Lantern" – 2 words for that movie – Ryan. Reynolds.
    There have been lots of great movies this summer!!!

      8.1.11 - 4:34 am

  31. Melinda -

    Try this Thai Chicken Pizza Recipe…seriously good!

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/thai-chicken-pizza-recipe/index.html

    Also, last time I was at Brookstone there was a very large fellow asleep in one of the massage chairs and the employees were fighting over who had to wake him up!

      8.1.11 - 1:26 pm

  32. Kate Neal -

    I just read this and cracked up Jasmine. Love it!

      8.1.11 - 7:52 pm

  33. canon bey -

    top shop is also in scotland 🙂
    -if you like real housewives you might also like my newest dirty indulgence " big rich texas"

      8.2.11 - 3:22 pm

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