Saturday, April 17, 2021

HOMEMADE JAPANESE MILK BREAD USING PDJW'S CYAN BAKING MOLD

Disclosure: I received the cyan baking mold for free from PDJW in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I may collect a share of sales from the link on this page if you decide to shop from them.

          One of my hobbies is baking. In particular, I enjoy trying to recreate my favorite Japanese foods at home. Since I have never made bread before, I thought it was best to find an easy recipe with simple instructions for Japanese milk bread buns. This is one of  my favorite types of bread to eat with my dinner or as a grab and go snack. Typically this type of bread is thick and square shaped, but mine are thinner ovals. I recommend eating it with a bit of butter as it makes the bread more flavorful and soft. But, you can use  your favorite spread. I'm sure whatever you choose will be really delicious, as the plain bread by itself makes a good base for a variety of flavored toppings.

          Using the Baking mold to make this recipe for Japanese milk bread was an easy process. After mixing all the ingredients together to make a big dough ball, I placed it in a covered bowl and let it rise in my oven that has not yet been heated for 2 hours. Since, the dough needs to rise in a warm dry place. Knead it again. Cut it into 8 balls and repeat the rising process. I had to be patient while waiting for the dough to rise twice for an additional hour. When the dough was finally ready to be added to the mold, I found it to be a simple task because I was able to gage the size of the dough needed to fill each individual section by eye balling if the dough ball would fit. I then shaped and pressed it into ovals until it filled the entire space. I correctly assumed it would hold the shape if I spread it out evenly. The bread dough rose and spread out to fill the space making little loaves. As an added bonus, it made my house smell like a bakery when I opened the oven to remove the pan.

          The silicone material made this a light weight and flexible mold to work with. I made sure to use two oven mitts to handle it, keep it steady. This way I did not burn my hands and I had a good grip on the edges. Also, silicone is supposed to be nonstick. However, I decided to grease it using a little vegetable oil. But, it probably would have been fine without. I was able to cleanly pop out the 8 mini loaves of milk bread using the pink spatula from PDJW. Lastly, I like that the color is bright enough to easily spot in a dark cupboard. Besides, bright cheerful colors make me feel happy & excited to bake.

Mold

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Utensils used

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The recipe is from YouTube user HowTasty. I think the measurements may vary slightly in the video, which is what I followed.

Ingredients: Makes 12 medium size milk rolls

70 g (1/3 cup - 70 ml)

Milk, lukewarm 30 g (2 tablespoons - 35 ml)

Water, lukewarm 3-4 g (about 1 teaspoon)

Active Dry Yeast 30 g (2 tablespoons)

Unsalted Butter, melted 30 g (about 1/2)

Egg, beaten: set aside the leftover egg for brushing the top. 220-230 g (1 3/4 cups)

All Purpose Flour 3 g (1/2 teaspoon)

Salt 20 g (1 1/2 tablespoons) Sugar

For topping: Egg, beaten (the leftover of the egg that you use for the dough) 20 g (about 1 tablespoon)

unsalted butter, cubed

Directions: In a small size bowl, pour water and milk and add the dry yeast: mix until dissolves. In a big size bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, salt and sugar. In the yeast mix add beaten egg and melted butter and mix. Add the yeast mix to the flour mix and combine with a spatula until well combined and get a little sticky dough (not too wet)* *NOTE: The consistency of your dough may vary depending of your flour. If your dough seems too wet, you can add up to 1-3 tbsp more flour until the dough comes together; if it seems too dry, you can add up to 1-2 tablespoons of milk. Sprinkle with a little flour (not use too much flour!) a surface and knead the dough for 10 minutes and make it round. You'll get a soft, smooth, elastic and not sticky dough. Put the dough in a greased big size bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place** until double in size (about 1 1/2 - 2 hours). **You can heat your oven at the lowest temperature for about 3-5 minutes, then turn it off and place the dough into the slightly warm oven to rise it. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and make them round. Cover the balls with plastic wrap, with a kitchen towel and let them rest for 15 minutes. After resting, flat the balls, round and smooth the surface until get a round smooth ball. Place them in a pan 11x7 inch (28x18 cm)*** lined with parchment paper and greased. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 1/2 hour). *** You can also use 9 inch (24 cm) round pan. Brush with beaten egg, add the cubed butter on top and bake in preheated oven at 390° F (200° C) for about 15 minutes or until browned.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Happy Feet With Everlasting Comfort Foot Rest

Disclosure: I received adjustable travel foot rest for free from Everlasting Comfort in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I may collect a share of sales from the link on this page if you decide to shop from them using the discount code.

              My family has been going to the drive in movie theater at least once a month recently. And I really like to get super comfortable while sitting in the back seat. One way to relax is by putting my feet up. So I really like that Everlasting Comfort's adjustable travel foot rest allows me to place my feet in its' hammock. Thus, it helps take the pressure off of my back as it elevates my feet to a more comfortable position. Also, I like how the memory foam material conforms to my feet, acting  like a second skin.  Another feature that makes the foot hammock such a great product are the adjustable straps that allow you to make it any height you desire. You can get 20% off, any product from their website, using the discount code: venicemusiclawyer 

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                Most recently, we planned a road trip, because I really wanted to see Coming to America 2. The closest drive in theater it was playing at is located 2 hours away from our home. It's not easy sitting in a car for such a long amount of time. Usually my body begins to ache a little, but luckily I had installed my new foot hammock in the back seat.  I noticed that resting my feet in it for the car ride helped my body relax,  as well as my feet didn't feel as cramped. I was so glad that I arrived feeling eager to see the film, thanks to my comfy foot rest, so I could continue to sit back with my happy feet up and enjoy watching the talented costume designer Ruth E. Carter's incredible costume designs come to life as they were revealed larger than life on the big screen. I was excited to see how she was able to incorporate all the research she did for Black Panther, into making stunning costumes for another movie.

Additionally, I am wearing my own design, The Queenie4ever slip on sneaker. If you are interested in the sneaker please send us an e-mail at info@Queenie4ever.com

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Monday, March 8, 2021

PINK KITCHEN UTENSILS PRETTY AND PRACTICAL

Disclosure: I received the kitchen cooking utensils for free from PDJW in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I may collect a share of sales from the link on this page if you decide to shop from them.

            My mom and I adore anything pink, so you can only imagine how excited we were when we received these pink kitchen cooking utensils from PDJW. These pretty pink utensils fit perfectly in with our home decor's pink aesthetic. Color coordinating our cooking utensils with our pink kitchen appliances really makes the room feel less bland and boring as well as makes us feel a bit more like we've stepped into a Barbie doll dream house.

            Not only are these pink utensils pretty to look at, but they are also useful to help our meal preparation move more quickly and easily. For instance, they have easy to grip handles that make stirring, whisking, and scraping etc. a breeze. And we really like that they were easy to clean by simply hand washing in warm soapy water. Also, we appreciate that they come in a large pink bucket,  since it does not take up a lot of counter space or junk up your drawers.  It certainly cuts down on prep time when you have all your cooking utensils in one container that's visible on the counter. We try to avoid having to dig through drawers to find what utensils are needed.

            My mom and I like to cook dinner together when we have time. We treat this time like a small girls only dinner party for two.  So, we start by planning our menu, and we take turns cooking. For this little dinner soiree,  we decided to make it a pasta and cookie night which are two of our favorite dishes that pair well together. A savory warm pasta primavera lemon parmesan sauce is really hearty as well as healthy.  We used the meal delivery kit from Hello Fresh, but we modified the recipe slightly to suit our tastes. First we read the instructions, then we got out all the pots and pans as well as our new pink cooking utensils that the recipe calls for. Secondly, we followed the recipe's preparation instructions, from cutting up vegetables to boiling the pasta before stirring in all the ingredients in the same pot we used to boil the pasta. While the pasta was boiling, we put the Pillsbury Lucky Charm cookie dough on a baking sheet. So, it was ready to pop in the oven 25 minutes prior to draining the pasta water . This way both our pasta and cookies were ready to serve at the same time.

            Organization is key to making sure your prep time is kept to a minimum, thus we can have more time to relax and enjoy our meal. It takes longer to prepare your food when you are searching around in your cupboards trying to find a spoon to stir your pot while the food begins to stick together. That's always stressful. Therefore,  we try to avoid those mishaps by using these pretty pink and practical kitchen ware. We are so happy that we now have these easy to use, easy to clean, and easily the winner of the prettiest pink kitchen cooking utensils in our book!

 Utensils

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Hello Fresh

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Pasta primavera lemon parmesan sauce

Ingredients

1 Zucchini

1 Scallion

1 Lemon

6oz Farfalla pasta

1oz Cheese Roux Concentrate

4 tbs Milk

¼ cup Parmesan Cheese

1 tbs Italian Seasoning

 4 oz Peas

Salt

1tbs Vegetable oil

2 tbs Butter

UtensilsLarge Pot, Zester, Baking Sheet, Strainer, Whisk

1.  Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise; slice crosswise into ½-inchthick half-moons. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Zest and quarter lemon.

2. Zucchini on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of vegetable oil. • Roast on top rack until tender and lightly charred, 15-18 minutes.

3. Once water is boiling, add farfalle to pot. Cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes. • Reserve 1½ cups pasta cooking water (2 cups for 4 servings), then drain. Keep empty pot handy for next step.

4. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in empty pot used for pasta over medium heat. Add scallion whites and 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (2 tsp for 4 servings); cook, stirring, for 1 minute. (Be sure to measure—we sent more Italian Seasoning.) • Whisk in cheese roux and 1 cup reserved pasta cooking water (1½ cups for 4). Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes.

5.  Add drained farfalle, peas, half the Parmesan (save the rest for serving), half the lemon zest, 2 TBSP butter (4 TBSP for 4 servings), and a big squeeze of lemon juice to pot with sauce. Cook, stirring, until butter has melted and farfalle is coated in a creamy sauce. TIP: If needed, stir in more reserved pasta cooking water a splash at a time. • Stir in roasted veggies. Taste and season with salt and more lemon zest or lemon juice if you like.

6. Divide pasta primavera between plates. Top with scallion greens and remaining Parmesan. 


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Monday, January 11, 2021

IMPRESSED BY THE FRENCH PRESS

Disclosure: I received the French Press for free from Cafe du Chateau in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I may collect a share of sales from the link on this page if you decide to shop from them using the discount code.

     My mom and I enjoy a daily hot cup of tea or coffee at any time of day. We typically are in a rush, as an on the go music lawyer mom and busy working actress. It is most convenient for us to make a quick cup in the microwave or purchase a grab and go from our favorite cafes. Since that can get expensive, we are very happy to discover how easy it is to make our own fancy tea and coffee at home by using the French Press by Cafe du Chateau. Hence, we can now enjoy the flavor of a hot beverage, we usually pay someone else to prepare, anytime. Furthermore, being our own baristas is a lot of fun!

     The French Press is a great addition to your kitchen. It comes with easy to follow instructions and a lifetime guarantee. I am particularly fond of the sleek and modern design. Also, using the plunger is enjoyable, as it is similar to pushing a button and a hot homemade beverage magically appears. Please note that it makes a very strong tasting brew, and the carafe can get a bit heavy if you want to fill it up entirely. To get 20% off of your order of either of their coffee makers, use discount code: venicemusiclawyer

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Additionally, I am wearing my own design, The Queenie4ever black with pearl buttons. If you are interested in the dress please send us an e-mail at info@Queenie4ever.com

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Monday, December 21, 2020

BAKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH TRULY GRASS FED CHEESE

Disclosure: I received a free sample pack & recipe guide from Tryazon in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I may collect a share of sales from the link on this page if you decide to shop from it.

            My mom and I baked a batch of honey & natural sharp cheddar cheese scones using Truly Grass Fed's cheddar cheese from Ireland. Thank goodness the recipe we used was easy to follow. We have never made scones before. So,  it was a little like teaching ourselves the art of scone making. We really like to discover new recipes and try them out. The only scones we have tasted are the sweet types served at high tea. These are typically accompanied by lemon curd, clotted cream, or jam. Thus, we were excited to make a savory cheddar cheese flavored scone. It took about half an hour to prepare the scone mix using our electric mixer. We laid the dough on a sheet of wax paper to shape it into a large rectangle that we cut into thirds, length wise. Then, we cut smaller squares from each rectangle which we then sliced in 1/2 to create the triangle shaped scones the recipe called for.


            Cookies are one of our favorite things to bake together. Known for being a picky eater, who never said no to a cookie, my great grandpa used to call my mom the cookie monster. Stars are a fun & versatile shape that can be decorated for any occasion. We used a large star shaped cookie cutter, provided by Truly Grass Fed, to make a couple dozen stars shaped butterscotch latte cookies. They were very delicious. In fact, I was delighted that they tasted similar to one of my favorite drinks, the hot butterbeer, from the Harry Potter series. Again, we decided to try out another new recipe. It also turned out to be pretty easy to follow just like the savory cheddar scone one. One tip, is that we find it makes the process of following the recipe steps much easier if we gather all the ingredients first. Have everything measured & lay it out neatly next to the electric mixer. Don't forget to pre-heat the oven. We find that an electric mixer blends the ingredients evenly and quickly. However, not everyone has a mixer, so it's okay to mix it by hand using a large spoon or spatula. We've done that before for other recipes, & it turns out fine. One last tip is, if you want to use the cookie cutter method for the butterscotch latte cookies, don't add the chips in until after you've cut the shapes out. Don't fold in the chips. Instead, place them on top of the cookies before baking. You also have the option of decorating with icing. Happy Holiday baking everyone!


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Additionally, I am wearing my own design, The Queenie4ever green & yellow ball dress. If you are interested in the dress please send us an e-mail at info@Queenie4ever.com

Honey, Aged Cheddar Scones

Ingredients: • 2 ¾ cup all purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • pinch of salt • 1/3 cup cold Truly Grass Fed Unsalted Butter • 1 cup grated Truly Grass Fed Natural Aged Cheddar Cheese • 3 tablespoons honey • 1 cup whole milk + 3 tablespoons

 Directions:  1. In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and diced cold butter. 2. With your fingers rub the butter into the flour mixture until sand like consistency forms. 3. Add the grated sharp white cheddar, honey, whole milk and form dough. 4. Shape the dough in square and cut it in six triangles. 5. Bake in preheated oven at 400 F or 190 C degrees for about 15 minutes. 6. Let them cool a bit and serve and dig in.

Butterscotch Latte Cookies

Ingredients: • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar • 1 Cup Truly Grass Fed Unsalted Butter, Softened • 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour, Spooned & Leveled • 1 tbsp espresso powder or instant coffee • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda • 1 Teaspoon Salt • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon • (1) 11 Ounce Bag Butterscotch Chips

Directions: 1. In a large bowl using a mixer, cream together the butter, both sugars, and vanilla extract for 2 minutes on medium speed until well mixed and fluffy. 2. Add eggs and mix until well combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, coffee powder, salt, and cinnamon. 3. With mixer running on low speed add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until just incorporated. 4. Fold in the butterscotch chips. 5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 30-45 minutes. 6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 7. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray. 8. Scoop one heaping Tablespoon of dough at a time into a ball and place on the prepared pan about 1 – 1 1/2 inches apart. 9. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges. 10. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Mom & Me Matching Christmas Aprons

Disclosure: I received two aprons for free from Dapper&Doll  in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I may collect a share of sales from the link on this page if you decide to shop from them.

            Christmas is a special time for my mom & me. We enjoy baking at home & dressing up for the festive occasion, in matching holiday themed aprons like the ones we are wearing. Not only is the print super cute with its' various decorated Christmas tree theme, but they are also very comfortable and large enough to protect your clothes. What we really appreciate about the design is the large pocket and adjustable neck strap. The print and style is gender neutral and offered in a variety of sizes from kids to adult. You can save 15% on Dapper&Doll’s Christmas Aprons with special discount code Y9DPGYSR https://amzn.to/3nj2CYW

            Since we  run a parent and child small business, Queenie4ever, it is important to us to support other independent small family run businesses like Dapper&Doll. It's  run by mom Kirsten Chong & her son Timmy, who are currently offering these limited edition Christmas aprons. How many times have you received a gift that ends up in a box in the back of  your closet? This would not be the case, for anyone on your gift list, who loves to look stylish while baking during the holiday season. If you buy multiples, then it will surely encourage family members to tie on matching aprons and have fun make new and old recipes to celebrate Christmas. It certainly gave my mom and I an excuse to break out our baking pans and make a batch of delicious decorated sugar cookies.

            Every year my mom and I typically make sugar cookies using cookie cutters. We always have a lot of fun getting creative while decorating the cookies with colored icings. Usually we use a gingerbread person style of cookie cutter so that we can decorate them to look like our family members. But this year, we decided to make our cookies look like the decorated Christmas trees on our new Dapper&Doll aprons.

            Additionally, I am wearing my own design, The Queenie4ever Plaid Dress. If you are interested in the dress please send us an e-mail at info@Queenie4ever.com

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Spa Night

Disclosure: I received a free sample pack from Tryazon in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I may collect a share of sales from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them.

      I love a relaxing spa day. Nail art is one of my favorite ways to get really creative. I also love playing around with creating different hairstyles.  After a busy week of self tape auditions and working at my parents entertainment law firm as their talent scout,  I decided that the weekend would be a great time to just kick back and pamper myself with a fun mini spa night at home.  





          I'm a really big fan of Harry Styles fashion choices. Using the Go Glam Nail Salon,  I painted a multi-colored mani using the provided polish. Then I added the cheetah print and butterflies stamps. This look was inspired by Harry's Gucci Cruise 2020 fashion show arrival manicure which were painted pretty shades of pink and green.  I really liked how vibrant the stamps' designs looked applied on top of the nail polish. What the image stylist in me would really love to see is Harry wearing  a similar bold design on his nails. Not only would the bright pattern stand out in photo and video shoots, but it would also perhaps become a new Harry Styles nail art trend.  
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       For the Hollywood Extension Maker, I enjoyed using the markers to draw different patterns on the hair extensions.  I usually incorporate a bit of my own personal style, which is based off of my love of cosplay fashions into my daily looks.  So, I thought it would be cool to do my hair in that manner by  creating a cute buns & hairclip hairstyle inspired by the anime character Roko from Ochikobore Fruit Tart. She has long purple hair with a hairclip & wears a blue patterned jacket. Thus, I chose the purple and blue extensions as a homage to her color scheme. 



     No spa day could be complete without a pedicure. This time there was a twist.  Instead of a pre-pedicure soak  in plain old water,  I placed my feet in a fun sensory experience known as the Orbeez Soothing Spa. It was entertaining to watch the Orbeez's ,which are multi-colored balls that look just like popping boba tea pearls, expand in the water. Finally I indulged in a pedicure using the Orbeez sheer pink glitter nail polish which was the hint of sparkle I needed to feel girly and glam.  What a perfect way to end my spa session with a feeling of being pampered head to toe.

   Additionally I am wearing some of my own designs, The Queenie4ever "Queenie Bubble Bath" T-shirt and Kimono Project Leggings. If you are interested in the leggings please send us an e-mail at info@Queenie4ever.com  The shirt can be purchased at Cafepress, there are a few color and shirt style options.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Disney Descendants 3 Actress Jadah Marie Interview: Her Personal Fairytale Fashion Style from Street Wear to Red Carpet Worthy Outfits


             Once upon a time, 14 years ago, a beautiful little girl was born in Fontana, California to an actor, dad and mom. She's the youngest of 9 siblings. Little did the Johnson family know, or perhaps it was written in the cards, that their daughter would grow up to play the role of the Dr. Facilier's fortune card telling daughter Celia in the Disney Descendants Movies. From her past interviews, it appears her descent into the acting  world was magical as she mentions sitting with her dad in his agent's office when the agent  asked  what about her? Being discovered by an agent is every actor's fantasy.  But that is when the fantasy ends,  and the reality of working hard to prove you are talented and bookable begins. And, Jadah Marie has done just that! Please do read on to see what other exciting film and TV projects she has been cast in and when they will be released.


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Photographer ROB ECHANIQUE @robechanique
Creative Direction KARASAUN @kara_saun
Styling PARRISH MCKNIGHT @thatdudebarry
Hair KENDRA @kendragarvey
Makeup SAISHA BEECHAM @saishabeecham
Production @BELLOMediaGroup x @Maisonpriveepr_la x @bonnetalex18
Photo Credit Vulcan Magazine

Photo Credit Vulcan Magazine

Photo Credit Vulcan Magazine

            Jadah Marie also is continually building up her image branding empire to inspire her young fans to follow their dreams.  She invites everyone,  no matter who you are, to join her tribal family to support one another and take a positive journey to the place that makes you happiest. As a positive role model, she is best known for her fairytale story of acting, fashion, and singing.  A young  fashion icon, she is always seen in public rockin' her stand out personal fashion style. Whether she's dressed up in cool street wear, casual clothing, or her fairytale princess glamorous red carpet outfits, one thing stays consistent: Her affinity for age appropriate styles along with her love of accessories.  It is those eye catching personal touches that creates a style her fans can easily recognize and have fun recreating for their own wardrobes. I have always loved participating in fashion challenges, where you get dressed up in your favorite stars outfits. So, I challenge you to dress up in your favorite Jadah Marie outfit, so you too can feel the magic of her fashion. Please enjoy Jadah Marie's interview and be sure to check out which outfits of hers she'd like to see you mimic, then post it and tag her on her social media.



1.     How would you describe your everyday clothing style?

My go-to easy picks are cute chains with sets and Jordan’s! Street Wear is my new style that I've been wearing during this quarantine. I’ve really loved this style!

Jadah Marie's personal style.


2.     What makes you feel like a princess?

When I dress up for different events. I have Jordan's or heels and a pretty dress.

3.     Do you prepare any differently for working on a commercial in comparison to a movie role or a television show?

Commercials are very different, more like improv and being yourself, depending on the commercial. TV and Movies or more of being someone else, stepping into and embracing that character.

4.     Who is your biggest inspiration acting wise?

 
Zendaya and Joey King

5.     Who would you love to musically collaborate with?

One day I would love to collaborate with Ariana Grande.

6.     What do you want people to take away from listening to your music?

My album is called "One Tribe".  It's not about One Culture, One Tribe, it's really about all of us coming together and all cultures being one tribe. I also talk a lot about true friends, or the tribe you create to face the world with and just being yourself. Always making sure that you are you. 

7.     Which of your TikTok’s are you most excited for people to watch? 

My dance Tiktok's! 

8.     At home fashion recreation challenges are very popular right now. Which of your looks would you most like to see people make at home?

I would love for them to recreate my "Call of the Wild" Premiere look or my D3 Premiere look!



Jadah Marie's red carpet look for the Call of the Wild premiere.






9.     What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?

I would tell them to be themselves, have faith in themselves and work hard. This business is not easy. But one thing you can do is always do your best and that’s what matters. 


10.  What’s next for Jadah Marie?

Excited for my EP Album "One Tribe", my Netflix Musical Series "Julie & the Phantoms" where I play Flynn a DJ/Rapper/ Poet/Deep Thinker and fashion It girl and Collaborating on my own FASHION LINES, LIP GLOSS KITS ETC... I’m excited!



Instagram: @thejadahmarie

Tiktok: @thejadahmariee

Twitter: @JadahmarieJadah



Thank you so much Jadah Marie for a great interview! I'm looking forward to your future projects.

Enchantingly Yours,

Tatiana Mclane

Twitter: Queenie4ever 

My rendition of Jadah Marie's request for an outfit inspired by her Call of the Wild premiere dress.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NEW INTERVIEW FEATURE IN HONOR OF MOTHER'S DAY

New Interview Feature in Honor Of Mother's Day. The Queenie4ever Creators Venice Wong and Tatiana McLane answering questions on what it takes to make this mom/daughter designing duo and business partners a fashion fairytale success!

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

HAPPY GLAMOROUS NEW YEAR 2017!

Hello Fashion Darlings!

The Queeniegirls, Venice and Tatiana, have been super busy building up a brand new addition to Queenie4ever Company! We are proud to announce the grand opening of the Queenie4ever Costume Design and Wardrobe Studio which you can follow our projects & fun budget friendly fashion tips here on our Facebook Business Like page: https://www.facebook.com/Queeniegirls/

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We are already super busy working on several Film Costume Design & Wardrobe Styling Projects. So stay tuned for all the exciting news from our Hollywood based fashion empire!

Please direct all Inquires regarding booking the Queeniegirls for your costume design & Wardrobe Styling projects via our company email: info@queenie4ever.com

Enchantingly Yours,

Venice Wong and Tatiana McLane

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MEET AND GREET WITH STAN ZIMMERMAN THE GENIUS MIND BEHIND GOLDEN GIRLS TO GILMORE GIRLS AND BEYOND

There's a hilarious comedy play "Meet and Greet" showing in Los Angeles that I was invited to see by my good friend Brendan Robinson (Lucas from "Pretty Little Liars") who plays the casting assistant along with four amazing actresses who play actresses competing for the same TV Show role. As a fellow actress, I appreciate the way a script is written and how the lines are delivered as it is this combination that determines its' success with an audience. I quickly looked up who wrote the script and found out it was a guy named Stan Zimmerman with a laundry list of credits that included one successful sitcom after another. I was lucky enough to first meet this genius screenwriter, director, and producer of such hit sitcoms such as "Golden Girls" and "Gilmore Girls" after the show and then later found myself greeting him at my parents' entertainment law offices to sit down for a personal interview about his success story. Some people do not find their calling that early in life, but Stan was obviously an early bloomer as he was already creating complete television programming in his room by age ten and trying to compete with the major networks. These obvious signs of an entrepreneurial spirit from a youngster shows he was well on his way to succeeding in show business. His passion was not just a hobby like building a train set in his room for fun. Just the opposite, he was creating a soundstage within the confines of his boyhood bedroom for his future screenwriting debut in the real world as a young adult fresh from NYU eager to enter the entertainment world now as an educated  professional. And, the millions of viewers who this visionary has breathed life into characters they identify with, chuckle, even double over from side splitting laughter at the humor he hums into their lines. including myself, can claim Stan is the man with the gift of gab and guffaw that anyone with a sense of humor can find relatable and relaxing after a hard day. "Even when tough things happen, try to find the humor in the situation" - Stan Zimmerman


Brendan Robinson (Lucas from Pretty Little Liars) (L) standing outside Theatre-Asylum-Elephant Space located at 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90038 with Tatiana Mclane (R) where Brendan is starring in "Meet and Greet" (a new comedy play) written by Stan Zimmerman and Christian McLaughlin and directed by Stan Zimmerman. Go see Brendan along with his 4 leading ladies Daniele Gaither (MADTV), Teresa Ganzel (Tonight Show),Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital) and Viki Lewis (News Radio)! It will leave you in a fit of giggles!
Photo Credit: Venice Wong 


1. Describe your personal clothing style. Does it differ from when you are working in your creative mode vs. your daily life?
I don’t know why, but I really like wearing other people’s clothing. Especially vintage. I like mixing and matching vintage with current trends. I will always be wearing some kind of vintage piece. When I was working on "Rita Rocks", for the live audience shows, I would dress up. I was known for my vintage ties and cardigans. I have a walk in closet and people are always like, you have so many shoes. I can’t bring myself to get rid of my clothes because I hope that I can someday bring them back if it becomes in trend again. Right now, I’m more into the classic style. I also really like vintage patterns but not so much the comical ones even though I’m a comedy writer.  

2. It seems like your success story as an entertainment entrepreneur began at a very early age when you began creating your own TV Network in your bedroom at age ten. How do you think that experience prepared you for working in the entertainment industry today?
I was nuts. I was unpopular and wouldn’t play sports, so I would stay in my bedroom making this TV network. Even though it was all in my head. I would draw my own ads. I would see what the other networks were running so I would make a block of shows, such as sitcoms, to compete with them. I wasn’t that good in English class, but I knew I wanted to be a writer for TV and I knew I wanted a writing partner.

3. Are there any other talents that you have that have turned out to be an asset to seeing your creative vision come to life?
I’m a big drawer. I do set design since it’s in my head already. I always pick out the nicest fabric, such as for my house. Yet, it somehow always turns out to be the most expensive. I added a two room addition to my house. They said it would take seven months, but it took seven years. I envisioned it being done and beautiful and it happened. Just like the play, I envisioned great actors in the parts and it happened. 
4. If you were only allowed to watch one Television channel for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
I know this is so cliché but, "Bravo". I actually did a reality show for them. It was to make a sitcom from script to screen. I liked being on camera. It was fun. I was also producing "Gilmore Girls" during this time. I had a crazy schedule that somehow everyone tolerated. Somehow, I did feel energized because I was just getting to do what I love.

5. I noticed that a lot of your projects that you have worked on have been geared towards a demographic of older women. Was this intentional on your part or were you hired to specifically write for these types of shows?
I was just hired to write for them. There are so few shows that are geared towards more mature women. It's not as difficult to come up with dialogue for them since they’re more in touch with their feelings, as men just shrug their shoulders as an expression of emotion.

6. Do you think you have a clear sense of humor to the point that someone can tell you wrote a specific joke or line?
People have come to the show and say, “Oh, I can so hear you in your work!” I think I like to write witty, smart lines that come out of a character. I don't think of myself as a joke writer. 

The amazingly funny comedic screenwriter of your favorite sitcoms, Stan Zimmerman (L)  sharing some of his career's funniest moments with Queenie4ever celebrity blogger Tatiana Mclane (R) during his interview which took place at Tatiana's parents' music and entertainment law firm (Mclane and Wong) located in the NoHo Arts District North Hollywood, California.
Photo Credit: Venice Wong

7. It says on your website that you DJ. As a big fan of music, I find that really cool. What is your DJ name and what is your playlist like?
Z Man, DJ Z, I haven’t quite found the perfect name. I just started doing it for people’s birthday parties. I did do a club once called the Falcon. I love old school funk and R&B. Where there was a Hollywood party in the basement of the Max Factor Museum. It has the props from the Silence of the Lambs in it. I DJ’d the party from inside the freight elevator that the guests had to take to get to the party. It had a disco ball in it. I wore a costume of a tight muscle t-shirt and a hat. No one recognized me. 

8. What was the casting for "Meet & Greet" like?
We had table reads as my version of auditions at my round coffee table at home.

9. How did the sets differ from the first show until now?
At the Fringe Festival, we had a very small set. Because we were only given 15 minutes  between plays we could only quickly set up a couch, cheap table for the casting assistant and hang three movie posters.  But the next time we did it, we had a real set that did not include an Ikea table.  

10. What is the cast of "Meet & Greet" like?
Doing this play, we have become like a little family, with no infighting. It’s such a great tight ensemble. Everyone has their shining moment. They really enjoy being up there. Maybe a Tony award would change that. I hope not, but a nice ensemble award would be nice. We don’t see each other during the week but on the weekend. We’ll be like oh my God, how was your week? I love hearing their stories.

11.If you were going to add another female character to the cast of "Meet and Greet", who is auditioning for the part of Andrea, what type of actress would this character be typecast as?
A drag queen, transsexual, or YouTube star. Someone came to the show who was a telenovela star. They said they would like to do an all Latin cast in Miami. It might also be fun to have the whole cast be drag queens.   

12. Was "Meet and Greet" written with plans to try to pitch it as a sitcom in the future?
No. I never wanted to write a play only sitcoms. When I direct, I like doing preexisting works so that the lines are the same. I was told by Larry Hirschhorn to write about my life, but I wrote about something in my life. I think it’s horrible what we put actresses through. They are waiting in a room with their competition and are expected to go in and land the part. 

A last glimpse of Queenie4ever celebrity blogger Tatiana Mclane (L) with one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriter/producer/director Stan Zimmerman(R) hanging out on the vintage red velvet settee in her parents' music and entertainment law firm (Mclane and Wong) located in the NoHo Arts District North Hollywood, California.
Photo Credit: Venice Wong


13. What do you want the audience to take away from watching "Meet & Greet"?
I just want them to have a good time for an hour and twenty minutes. I think it’s an interesting subject to explore, people wanting fame and if you do get a taste of fame would you be willing to give it up? When people are laughing I think they take away more of a lesson. I pick the playlist before the show. It’s all songs about fame and fortune.

14. What is your advice to someone who aspires to be in the entertainment industry?
What I tell my acting students is that there is success on the back wall. If you want to get to success you need to push the obstacles away, so you can get to the wall. Sometimes we’re our own obstacle, and sometimes your obstacle is someone that you have allowed to get in your way. You need to say no I have somewhere to be and push them out of the way. If you really want it, visual a clear path. You have a unique perspective on the world. Everything you listen to and experience shapes who are. Even when tough things happen, try to find the humor in the situation. 

15. What is next for Stan Zimmerman?
My weekday writing partner is, James Berg. We’re currently finishing up a pilot for Jessie McCartney for ABC Family. It’s called, "Piece of Work". It's a cross between the movies, "Devil Wears Prada" and "The Proposal". My Weekend writing partner is Christian McLaughlin, who co-wrote "Meet & Greet" with me. We got the rights to do a musical using 40 TV show themes such as, "I Love Lucy" and "True Blood" with my weekend partner. Christian wrote meet and greet with me. I am also working on my dream of directing a movie. It will be called "The Homecoming Queen is Going Down". The storyline is that they have a revote for homecoming queen 20 years later. The cheerleader won the 1st time, but she has gained weight. Yet, she doesn’t want to lose. It’s in the mode of "Bridesmaid".

I highly recommend that you round up a bunch of friends and go experience this super hilarious play with an all star cast guaranteed to have you laughing in your seats, then go have coffee and have a gab fest about all the lines that make you giggle with glee!!!

AS OF NOW,  ONLY 11 MORE SHOWS OF "MEET AND GREET" !!!!
CLICK THE LINK FOR TICKETS: www.theatreasylum-la.com
To Learn More About Stan Zimmerman: www.zimmermanstan.com



Princess Kisses! xoxo
Tatiana Mclane Queenie4ever
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