Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DAILY OUTFIT | new yorker in the country

Pennsylvania meadows, mountains, and farms -oh my.
a short and sweet family visit.

All of my immediate family lives in another state than I do, I couldn't see myself leaving New York permanently, really ever.  Its tough having the people you grew up with live so far.  Though I've come to the realization that it too is part of growing older.  Your family will always be there, but you will also make and create new families -and that's okay. 
They will still always be there, even if it is different, and more importantly the moments of childhood will forever remain encapsulated in time.  

So besides spending quality time with each part of my family, I enjoyed a day out with Aaron, walked around the Market Streets (what they call their main streets) and found a blush wine with my name.     

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Food & Fashion | Date Night at ParaBell Food Bar

The dawn of pre-dinner cocktails and the end of pregaming a night out-
Just a Quiet Night.


Oh, you know just cocktails at the bar before dinner, the three courses of dinner -with wine, and then happily heading home to hang around the house with a movie, more wine, and there may also be a pint of Steve's or Ben and Jerry's ice cream involved. 

It is the realization that your early and mid-twenties are over. Is this where we say goodbye to the red cups? Or do we just seem to gradually whip out the beer pong, flip cup tables, and the assemblance of midnight tequila shots -simply less often. I think I prefer the latter.  You are only as old as you feel. So please, do us all a favor: remember to grow up, but don't ever forget that moment you hit the last cup in beer pong on a gentleman's shot that one night All those young moments when your heart was light and you felt in a moment that you are infinite.  
    
So Perabell, it's a cute little spot on Main Street in Patchogue.  I must say this little food bar is becoming one of my favorite low key dinner spots. They always have great seasonal food and drink specials and you can't beat the price point. They usually have great beers on tap and they change them often. Check out their menu here.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

LIFESTYLE | I've been a bad, bad blogger.

Throwback Thursday 
Throwing it back to a few months ago.


So I know I've been super behind with a few my posts and this post should set things straight.  I went to see the Uncluded with Aesop Rock at Carnegie Hall, I went to Martier in Midtown for the afternoon and finally got to see Atmosphere at the Highline Ballroom, and then I never posted them!  These three posts in particular are from quite a bit ago, so I back posted them a bit closer to when I should have.

So here: Happy Throwback Thursday.  Check out what I've been up to and what I wore.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LIFESTYE | New Hair, Thought I'd Share

Do Redheads and Blondes really have more Fun?
Cue the Slow Motion Hair Tousling. 


That slow motion, movie moment after you get your hair done.  You know the one, you walk outside, the sun glistening on your shiny locks.  You slowly do the 'hair flip' and realize your hair has never felt this soft.  Like Ever. And now your day may carry on.

So, I'm sure some of you guys have seen this face on my blog before, but for those who don't know. This is Erin -she is my best friend, sister, roommate, partner in crime and now she will be my blogging and media assistant. Stay tuned for her 'about' blurb on the blog and more Erin.  

So this lovely lady and I have been discussing a good dye job for a while and we finally did it!  I've been telling her that she would look amazing as a redhead, it took almost two years of convincing and she finally did it!  I however have been debating going blonde-ish, a sort of natural blonde- well as natural as an Asian girl can look as a blonde.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MUSIC | Atmosphere's Southsider's Album Release Party

See, I'm not insane, in fact I'm kind of rational
When I be askin', "Yo, where did all the passion go?"

I FINALLY got to see Atmosphereeee! I saw them at the Highline Ballroom for their Southsider's Album release party. If you have never heard of Atmosphere and you like indie hip-hop fueled with awesome lyrical poetry, surprising beats and flavors -well, you've got your homework. I've always wanted to see Slug and ANT and it was no surprise at all, the expectations were vastly exceeded, they played a freekin' 5 or 6 song long encore.  I think we know they do it for the music and the love. There really are no words to describe what a fantastic show it was, but there are a bunch of videos below.  See for yourself.  

I also went back and shot my look from that evening, I kept it comfy casual that night.  Something I could be in from day to night, walking around in the city. A skirt, a t-shirt, and flat sandals is one of my favorite go-to's. See what I wore, check out my shots, and watch videos of a few tracks. 


Friday, July 18, 2014

DAILY OUTFIT | Skipping Stones

Skip along your own path,
but don't take the shortcut.

Now, its super easy to always take the shortcut or simply cut corners here and there.  Though, realize that it only cheats you.  I like something for nothing as much as the next person, though I realize it is highly improbable and when you get something for nothing, the something is usually a nothing in disguise. 

In other words -more work pays off, eventually.  I know you are all tired of hearing me give excuses for not blogging lately, though however true it may be.  I could have tried harder to keep it on point. You can always try harder, go bigger, or you can just go home.  For most the best things are always dreamed big, way too much work, and you forget what being home is.  Though the best payoffs, are always too much work.  I might as well get accustomed now. 

So, on that note this is the last time I will be mentioning the lateness of next chunk of my posts.  I'm just going to post them.  There is so much to catch up on from my spring and the start of my summer! So here is a sweet casual look, perfect to run around town quick, grab nice little lunch, or maybe just take a walk.  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

LIFESTYLE | tap ny '14 - craft beer and fine food festival

A Little Rain won't stop this Parade.
All you can eat & All you can drink.
Tap NY- Hunter Mountain  

I will say that that the rain did cause me to most definitely take way less photos than I had planned. Though, I won't let that stop me from telling you about this fun event and the fact that I will most certainly be attending next year.  Though, as it has been crazy, I'm sad to say this post is about three months late. Better late than never and be on the look out for next year's adventure - as well as the up and coming North Fork Craft Beer Festival. 

Tap New York is one of New York's annual craft beer and fine food festival that takes place each year up on Hunter Mountain.  It goes on all weekend and its all you can drink and eat included in your ticket price.  Totally a steal for those of us on a budget, it you've got money to burn, don't worry there are tons of goodies to make you want to go broke.

Its scenic and there is a pleasantly overwhelming amount of beer to attempt to try, but be warned - its near impossible to taste them all. Do not let that tiny glass deceive you, you will be filled with regret and not remember a single beer.

 Besides all the amazing Long Ireland Beer, I did find a few other beers I fell in love with.  This year they were:

Monday, July 07, 2014

DAILY OUTFIT | I Pity the Fool

Channeling MR. T for outfit inspiration
Black and Gold; Black and Gold.

On second thought, maybe I'm the fool for thinking I'm flippin' super woman over here!  Phew. It's been a crazy couple months.  My hiatus was not long enough, it seems days, weeks, and especially summers are never long enough. Why do I love sleep so much anyway- afterall, we'll have plenty of time for that in the end.  Now is the time for getting 'ish done and pulling all nighters.

But, Hello All -  I've missed out on a month of the blogosphere; but I'm back in action.  I'm going to try to hold it together and keep somewhat of a schedule.  I've got a lot going on and I can't wait to share it all with my very patient readers. Ahhh, here it goes:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BLOG LIFE | HIATUS till JULY

Every so often we need to learn when to say when. 

It shows maturity and perspective. 


Okay, when! I have noticed that it has been two weeks since my last post. My life being hectic is a huge understatement. Between crazy 4 jobs, a statistics class, a sometimes neglected boyfriend and social life and trying to keep this blog running - something was bound to slip up.  Though I am sorry it was this blog, I will tell you that I have about 12 posts in draft right now for the near future.  I'm just going to take another two weeks to get some things in order with this blog and my life.

So, don't fret.  I'll be back soon, right after the 4th of July.  So get ready for a major catch-up starting:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LIFESTYLE | Afternoon at Martier

A Day at a Spa, Salon, Boutique and Cafe in one, 
Sounds too good to be true.

Since I was a young girl who merely wanted to believe in fairy tales, my father always reminded me that most things that seem too good to be true, usually were. I keep this in mind, but always take the eternal optimist's stand, but that doesn't necessarily prove me right. 

So when a fabulous french woman approached my friend Tina on the train on the way back from the city and told her that she was a stylist who owned this lavish 'every girls dream day' boutique in Midtown. She told Tina to bring some friends that'd she'd treat to a day of hair, nails and an outfit. I was ecstatic that Tina invited me to meet a successful stylist. 

Upon entering Martier, we were greeted by the french lady with grandeur gestures, smiles and excessive use of the word 'darling' -she had someone give us a tour of the spa and the whole place. The massage rooms were very nice. Then we came in for lunch, I will admit lunch was the best part. The bottle of Pinot Noir and the smoked salmon sandwich was rather lovely, while the salads left much to be desired. And then there was that bottle of champagne and a fruit platter —We couldn't finish it all. Then we did try to pay, but she insisted and who doesn't love a free lunch.  

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