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Golden Globes 2015 Best Dressed

Hooray for Hollywood! Awards season is officially underway with a star studded red carpet at the 72nd Golden Globes on Sunday night. As always, the beautiful faces of TV and film showcased their svelte post-holiday figures in statement making ensembles from the world’s top designers. Here are my picks for the Best Dressed at the 2015 Golden Globes:

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Emma Stone in Lanvin

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Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad

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Christine Baranski in Zac Posen

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Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney

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Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

Photos Courtesy of InStyle.com

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Foodie Gift Guide 2014

Gifts for the ultimate food lover – from the novice cook to the master chef, these culinary inspired items are fit for every kitchen.

Sriracha2Go

Food lovers can’t live without their Sriracha and now they’ll never have to! Just fill up the 1.25 ounce pocket size Sriracha bottle with the spicy condiment and have it handy whenever the need arises. Sriracha obsessed foodies can clip it to their key chains, throw it in a purse or slide it into their pocket, so they’re never without this go with everything, must have chili sauce.

sriracha2go $7

Sriracha2Go, $7

Moscow Mule Mug

Moscow Mules are on the cocktail menus of every hip establishment, recognizable by the ultra-shiny copper mug that it’s served in. Foodies know that those cups are a hot commodity, so they’ll be thrilled to add an authentic mug to their home bar collection. This mug features a brilliant copper-plated finish over a stainless steel base and holds 20 ounces of vodka and ginger beer. Pour, sip and enjoy.

BBB_Moscow Mule Mug $14.99

Bed Bath & Beyond, $14.99

Briefcase Cheese Grater

There is nothing more frustrating than grating a brick of cheese and losing half of it on the counter or floor. Well chefs, it’s time to show your cheese who’s boss! This handy, briefcase style tool has stainless steel graters on both sides, a non-slip grip and holds up to three cups of cheese (or veggies if you prefer) in one contained place with no mess. Problem solved.

(2) High Fashion Home_Briefcase Box Grater $15

High Fashion Home, $15

Foodie Dice

Chefs love to mix it up in the kitchen with new and inventive recipes. Foodie Dice challenges seasoned chefs and newbies alike to an at home version of “Knife Fight” with over 186,000 possible combinations. Laser engraved on wood, nine dice offer protein options, cooking methods, grain selections, seasonal veggies, herb choices, and bonus ingredients. Simply roll and accept your challenge.

Uncommon Goods_Foodie Dice $24

Uncommon Goods, $24

Pizza Stone

Neapolitan style pizza restaurants are all the rage, with wood-fired ovens creating delightful, charred, well balanced pies that leave diners craving more. Foodies will love creating the same mouthwatering recipes at home with the Emile Henry Pizza Stone. The 14.5 inch glazed pizza stone can be used in ovens or on grills and heats up to scorching hot temperatures in just 15 minutes. Just add the pizza dough, toppings and a bottle of Chianti for the perfect evening!

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Emile Henry, $50

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Fashionista Gift Guide 2014

Gifts for those who live and breathe fashion – your style savvy, best dressed, go-to gal for advice on what to wear and how to score the most coveted style finds.

TOMS for Target T-Shirt

Give a gift that gives back this holiday season! Socially responsible brand TOMS has teamed up with mega-retailer Target for a limited edition collection of gifts that help those less fortunate around the world, One for One. For every purchase of this laidback, boho-inspired tee, one week of meals will be provided to a family in need.

(3)toms for target tshirt $16

Target, $16

Leopard Spot Scarf

Leopard is the new black, but your fave fashionista already knows that! The classic print goes with everything and brings a refined sophistication to any look. This lightweight, ethereal scarf is perfect for accessorizing with its classic color combo and hints of metallic.

loft_leopard scarf $34.50

Loft, $34.50

Floral Sleep Mask

Every fashionista needs a good night’s sleep, and there’s no better way to achieve one than with a luxurious sleep mask! This 100% silk sleep mask features a bold, tropical floral design which will inspire dreams of an island beach escape. The black velvet, adjustable strap assures a comfortable fit so style savvy sisters can sleep soundly and awake rested!

Elizabeth W_Sleep Mask $22

elizabethW, $22

Baggu Duffle Bag

Well-traveled fashionistas will appreciate this go-to duffle bag, ideal for weekend getaways and last minute trips. This durable bag is perfect for all the necessities and also happens to fit just right in overhead bins. Available in black or nautical stripes, this simple and stylish carryall can also be monogrammed for an extra personal touch.

West Elm_Baggu Duffle Bag $89   $8.50 Monogrammed

West Elm, $89

Samsung Gear S SmartWatch

Gone are the days when a watch could only tell time! Wearable tech is all the rage and these super smart devices are the epitome of functional fashion. The Samsung Gear S connects fashionistas to their phones so they don’t even have to carry it with them anymore. Take phone calls, send texts, listen to music, track footsteps while exercising and more, right from your ultra-sleek smartwatch!

samsung gear s $249.99 w2yr contract

Verizon Wireless, $249.99 (with 2-Year Contract)

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Emmys 2014 Best Dressed

Is it Award Season already? With the VMAs on Sunday and the Emmys last night, our favorite celebrities were back on the red carpet for another round of glitz and glamour! TV’s biggest night brought a bevy of beauties in light, colorful and ultra-feminine gowns that were perfect for the dog days of summer. Here are my picks for the Best Dressed at this year’s Emmy Awards:

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Heidi Klum in Zac Posen

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Hayden Panettiere in Lorena Sarbu

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Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli Couture

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Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

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Samira Wiley in Christian Siriano

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Debra Messing in Angel Sanchez

Photos Courtesy of EOnline.com & InStyle.com

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I’m so happy to announce that Style Bites, the TV series I wrote, directed, produced and hosted, is airing daily on The Lifestyle Network! Check it out at 6am/12pm/6pm/12am PST on DirectTV, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Full episodes are also available on YouTube.

I was blessed with the opportunity to create my own show back in January and it’s been a whirlwind ever since! I haven’t had a chance to recap my wonderful experience as it’s been an extremely busy few months! So, I’d like to share a bit about my adventure with you now…

Style Bites is based on this blog, Your Gal Kara: Your Glam, Affordable and Luxurious Resource.

Watch Highlights from Season 1 of Style Bites here!

As you all know, I am a true fashionista! I love fashion magazines, watching (and walking in) runway shows and learning about new designers and collections. And like a true style savvy gal, I love a fashionable deal! After all, I’ve been working in the fashion industry since I was a teen; from modeling, styling and producing shows to creating PR campaigns for new and renowned brands, I’ve done it all!

Some of you may not know that I come from a family of restaurateurs. The Thai women in my family have been in the restaurant business since I can remember, and food has always been at the center of my life. I love to cook and experiment with new spices and recipes. And my biggest love in life is to travel and explore world cuisines! 

It seemed like a natural fit for me to create a show that combines my two loves, fashion and food! Style Bites grants exclusive access to the latest restaurants and hotspots, offers tips on how to achieve the latest trends and reveals coveted secrets from fashion and beauty insiders. "Style Bites is the ultimate bible on chic living," said Olivia de Jesus, Managing Director for ABS-CBN International North America.

Style Bites

Glam Guide breaks down the hottest fashion trends from the runway to the red carpet. Learn practical tips and discover affordable finds to help you live with flair. Featured guests include Halston Heritage, Liza Stewart Showroom, L.K. Bennett, IFBB Pro Gigi Amurao, Aerithe and Linea Pelle.

Designer Dish grants exclusive access to the industry’s top designers, exclusive events, fashion previews, and beauty hotspots. Indulge with an in-depth look at today’s most coveted style influencers. Featured guests include celebrity brow expert Kelley Baker, Traffic Women at the Beverly Center, butterflyzebra, Lou Razon, Calleen Cordero and Sew Down.

Style Bites also gives audiences a Taste of the Town, a premier table at must-try restaurants that guarantees to satisfy cravings for unique food finds and mind-blowing cuisine. Featured restaurants include supperclub LA, Crème Caramel LA, Crustacean Beverly Hills, White Rabbit Truck, Paiche and Cornell Winery.

And if just a taste is not enough, learn to Cook Like A Chef. Walk into the kitchens of renowned chefs and tastemakers as they share their most celebrated recipes that you can make at home. Featured chefs include Coreen Peralta of Tia Conchita Brands, Frankie Garcia of Local 1205, Nick Nishi of Hamakaze Sushi & Izakaya, Marius Blin of Esterel, Penpim Jittorn of Thailand Plaza and Carolos Tamazos and Lisa Crossman of Waterloo & City.

Check back here for behind the scenes photos from Style Bites season one, as well as full length videos of all 24 segments. I’d love to hear from you to see what you think of the show, so feel free to leave your comments below. And if you have a favorite designer, fashion tip or restaurant that you think I should feature in a future episode, let me know too!

Thanks to everyone for your love and support! xo

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Festival Fashion Must Haves 2014

Festival season is in full swing! With Coachella behind us, there’s a slew of amazing music events in the months ahead that require the right festival attire. No matter if you’re headed to the desert or the big city, or just want to look like you’re part of the in-crowd, proper festival style is a must. Channel your inner bohemian hipster with the following fashion essentials.

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Maxi Dresses, $19 & Up Lulus.com

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