14 June 2010

Philippe Starck- Lost in translation - BEIJING LAN CLUB -

so we were in Beijing...
so we wanted a lovely dinner....
you look around the net.. you ask your friends where we should go!
We have been to so many Philippe Starck restaurant.
Ones in London... the ones in Paris... and go on and on and on.
Personally love the St. Martins lane hotel, when I first had that fusion oriental food we remember we were so happy... yes we were!!!
( although have not been back there for ages! hehe)
So we found LAN CLUB in beijing.
Thinking we wanna feel like a celebrity!
We wanted to be treated right!
We wanted those beautiful drink!
the beautiful food!
the beautiful people around us!

first we get to this place called the twin towers in Beijing.
the out look fo the building is like errrrrr...... really?
is the Lan Club really in there?
and yes there it was....
on the 4th floor.
you exit the elevator and there you are!
in LAN CLUB....

all nice
it looks like Philippe Starck and feel at home
the entry is cool....

and the displays are all magnificent!
all these antiques that cost millions all over the place!
pretty princess's head gear!
we want one!
we finally sit down after walking through a long long ally....
to find hundreds of paintings on the ceiling...
it was friday night around 8.30pm ...
we were thinking " god ! it's quiet here tonight "
well after I learned I guess it is always quiet here.....

some heads on display as well!
so as i say this is what it looks like on a friday night!
on a supposedly a hip place to eat out in beijing... yep... dead... totally dead...
our living room looks more busy than this on a regular Thursday evening!
hmmmm another empty seat......
with really sad looking people............
( we like happy people and did not see any at all )
on the way to the powder room we found another pretty looking bar.
what a surprise!
no one is here!

the toilet was lovely tho!
well i guess this was the best thing about this "LAN CLUB"
there was a chair next to the bog!
all the toilets are all single room
which is nice!
and the bird washes your hands!
all automatic i say!
( like that is so special ... )

We ordered a drink

Rasberry Mojito was on the menu.
and it was nice.
but you know?
the waitress could not even bring the drink to me.
well actually the drink came to me.
then 2 seconds later another waitress came to our table and took my drink and
placed it in front of our friends......
so I got my drink back then the waitress challenged me saying that that drink was not for me....
hmmmmm wired.....

we wanted to order...
whilst we were trying to order to food suddenly we had about 4-5 waitress around us
taking menu from our table putting new one on....
not sure what the hell was going on to be honest.
after around 15mins or confusion we finally found a "set menu" menu.

so we have ordered an 8 course meal!
just to check out what is this place all about!

first dish!
Spinach with wasabi - was ok!
the thing next to it - you can get the same thing from "EAT" hmmmmm
I cant remember what soup this was
it looks pretty right?
but it was luke warm.
I think it was Spinach and pumpkin?
ying and yan aka chinese style mate!
curry and cheese is on top of this!
this was the only "hot" dish through out the night.....
our friend ordered "SUSHI"
on the menu it had some oysters on.
he is sensitive to Oysters so he asked the waitress where they are from.
They told him that the Oysters are from South Africa, since South Africa is not
exactly that close to Beijing he ordered the Sushi without the Oyster.
So the waitress told him that he will get 4 extra slices of Salmon.
did he get that?
no he didn't.
then he realize that there is no Sushi Ginger!
and as many of you must be the same some people like Sushi ginger.
He ordered Sushi ginger on the side....
and this appeared....
just raw ginger in star shape.
they are cute but they ain't SUSHI GINGER YOU TWATS!
and the waitress were laughing...
yeahhh laugh you idiots!

next dish!

king prawn - was yummy yet still luke warm
whilst I was finishing the above dish...
the waitress or waiter or whoever that was working at the LAN CLUD
brought another dish out.
I have not even finished the last dish.....
W the F F hell?

and some fish in plastic just like some steamed dead body.....

was nice but not fantastic.....
and some beef and spring onion.
again you know?
stir fry is some thing that you stir fry in Hot fire!
i guess they made this on top of a candle...
cos it was cold...
by this time we had few to drink and we were getting rather angry with the food the quality and the service....
it was all
to be honest!

then the final .....


how this made us so angry....

Creme Brulee

from all my experience of Creme Brulee is that the top bit is well caramelized...
it should be hard but...
well look at this.
its like.....
what is this?
just cream with 2cm in the middle burned,
like something you'd buy a pack of 6 of in Iceland.
You know, if we shopped in Iceland.

I called them over at this point and said this is totally wrong wrong wrong.
I would not want to pay for any of this.......
and they smiled at me and said
" thank you for your suggestion"
and walked off!

such a disappointment it was....

and on the way out we found this.

they do happy hour....

well I guess that says it all doesn't it....
(why the two hour happy hour gap? freaks)

yep it does!

not doing well at all.....

bye bye Lan Club we will never see you again!


13 June 2010

why we love japan part 16

Geisha is.........

Japanese Girl...........

Geisha is..........



Geisha is.............


this film is ACE

04 June 2010

behold the weirdness

now who wants a sandwich?

Bleeeber fever

No, your not looking at some protest sit in about the oil spill,
but in fact hundreds of lunatic children spending the night in NYC
(where are the parents?is this safe?)

To see this


But have they seen this?

Beiber fever = confusion fever for GEORGIEandJAMES

02 June 2010

New L+V store bond street!

how wonderful life is that LV is in our life!
how wonderful that is we live in london where the new LV store is just round the corner!
how wonderful bond street is!
how wonderful it is that you can smell the air of lux when you step in to the new LV store!
how wonder full life is that we just love LV!


slurp slurp

this months Kredit Krunchies!

we are on it
we are always on it
we are just on fire!

this month we have a animal and it's owner!
the duo are here!

purple people eater and lady lola!