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I had recently watched the KÀ at MGM Grand and Le Rêve at Wynn in Las Vegas. So touched by both performances and artists’ devotions to art and the theatre.

KÀ is the name of a village and the word refers to “gatekeepers”. The show’s floating stage sets it an unconventional Cirque du Soleil. On top of its striking stage designs and stunning lighting effects, the play is a pantomime full of adventures. Not to mention those spectacular costumes and fascinating makeup, you really have to see it on your own because there’s no right word to describe that sensational feeling of watching some of the world’s best acrobats giving their passionate performances, goose bumps were all over me when the show ended.

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/ka/acts.aspx

Here’s a link to the KÀ’s teaser video and more:

http://www.mgmgrand.com/entertainment/ka-cirque-du-soleil-show.aspx

Le Rêve means “the dream” in French and the stage is mesmerizing with the set up of a colorful wonderland. It features captivating acrobats dancing beautifully in water and in the air! No seat is further than 40 feet away from the round stage so every audience gets a close look to the performance. I heard Le Rêve is technically not a Cirque du Soleil, but whether it is or not, in my opinion it’s just a show you can’t miss. My only recommendation is not to go for the VIP seats even though they include complimentary champagnes, chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate truffles, they are simply not the best seats in the house. Depending on how much you want to get “wet” from the splashes, I think the seats with best views might be somewhere between the 4th and 7th row.

Here’s a link to the Le Rêve’s teaser video and more:

http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc#entertainment/leReve/

Some additional Cirque du Soleil inspirations:

La Nouba – O Magazine Spread.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4137125&id=16315569901

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/welcome.aspx

Some cutesy inspirations from Japan!

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The Famous Hello Kitty. From a super cute blog named Hello Kitty Junkie!

Friendly Manager, her name is Angie! Very informative & she speaks perfect English!

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Pictures from my visit to the Hello Kitty Sweets in Taiwan! Their service was great, you could see the chefs working their magic through a window, very professional. Their chef for pastas was exceptionally great! Yummm!!!

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I have to post this, they even have matching Hello Kitty Crocs that goes with their staffs’ uniforms!

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http://blog.tokidoki.it/#

A Delightful Visit to the Beautiful Getty Villa in Malibu, Los Angeles.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42479534/vintage-mermaid-in-the-ocean-wedding

Facebook | Authentic French Macarons’s Photos – FRENCH MACARONS

Tea Time Macarons.

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/macaroons

Macarons in London!

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/articles/macaroons-in-london#

Happily Wedded Macarons!

http://www.betsywhite.com/flightsoffancy/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/trends_macarons1.jpg

For Pink/Raspberry Lovers.

http://pinkypearls.com/2009/12/13/354/

Colorful Macarons!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2011/2371637702_37c8c5ed1c.jpg

huge macaron !huge macaron !http://www.minitoko.com/wpblog/#

Baked Onion.

  1. Slightly hollow out each onion.
  2. Arrange onions in small baking dish.
  3. Place 1 bouillon cube in each onion, top with butter and 1 tsp brown sugar.
  4. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  5. These can also be made on the grill.
  6. Just double wrap in aluminum foil and grill until tender.
http://dineanddish.net/2010/06/war-of-weight-loss-recipe-vidalia-onion-bake/

Lime Grilled Shrimp.

  1. Mix together the first 8 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
  3. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to marinate.
  4. Thread shrimp on metal skewers; reserve marinade.
  5. Place skewered shrimp on grill over medium heat.
  6. Cook 3-7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once and brushing with marinade occasionally.
http://dineanddish.net/2010/06/mastering-the-grill-recipe-lime-grilled-shrimp/

Creamy Tomato Soup.

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1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 cups of chopped tomatoes (use fresh when in season, otherwise use good quality canned)
3 cups of tomato juice
10 fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1 cup of half and half
4 tablespoons of butter
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot and cook the onions and garlic until they soften, about 10 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and the tomato juice and simmer for 20 minutes, until soup thickens slightly. Blend the soup along with the basil leaves, return soup to pot and season with salt and pepper. With the soup on low heat, add the half and half and the butter, stirring until it’s all combined and the butter is completely melted.
http://www.pinkbites.com/
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