Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Bohemian Rhapsody

Is this the real life -Is this just a fantasy?

It all seems too good to be true.  I feel like I'm in the midst of getting everything I've ever dreamed of. In a couple of weeks I will finally be moving to the City (sort of, really who can afford manhattan these days), I've found real love, and I'm finally going to give my everything to make my dreams happen.  It is now, or never.  

I'm still anxiously awaiting a certain acceptance letter while packing up my life for a new adventure. Ten years ago I had wanted to move to the city, but I still thought I was lost.  It took me years to realize I was never lost, I just needed to wander until my soul realized that. Instead I continued to move around the east end of Long Island, only to move to Connecticut, then to an island in the Caribbean, back to the Hamptons, and now to Brooklyn.      

So bare with me, while my posting has been very sporadic these last couple months and will probably continue to be for a little while.  Though brace yourself, bigger and better things are coming.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Quite 'ze Engagement Soiree

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Wedding Paper Divas. 
I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

A touch of Old Hollywood Flair -with the Invitations to match.


As most of you know by now, I am an engaged woman. It has been one grand adventure, these past six years and it seems to only be getting better. Two months ago we finally had our big engagement soiree and we couldn't of been more pleased.  Since, we plan on waiting a while to officially tie the knot -we threw one big, ridiculously awesome party to celebrate our love instead. We had to do something full of love and extravagance, just as we are together, in order to properly commemorate something as pure as real love. To do this, we decided to throw one hell of a party -and that we did. Follow our story here.

Before the bubbly, the laughs, the sparkles, and the celebration -comes the planning. Invitations can be so overwhelming, but Wedding Paper Divas really helps simplify one aspect of your planning. WPD offers vast selection of fresh designs at a super affordable price-point while upholding to standards of style.  On their website you can customize every facet from the array of luxe paper textures, formats, trim options, and even add your own photo or design.  I chose the traditional style matte card-stock with rounded trim and I opted to upload my own photo to one of their great premade designs. You are able to order sample designs for FREE hereby using the code 'FREETRY'.  I also loved that besides everything being customizable you can even consult with a designer before your invites go to print.  I would definitely consider using their invitations for my bridal shower and other festivities when I am ready!

Monday, April 13, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Speakeasy Bars, Indian Food, & My Birthday

Secret Hideaways, Craft Cocktails,  
& Entering a new age of my 20's.




Last month, I celebrated another birthday. Another St Paddy's Day, or St. Cassie's Day as some of my friends say -though I didn't partake in the usual shenanigans this year --though I still wore green, I avidly avoided the masses of green and chaos. This year was different than any other year had been, this year I actually did feel older.  

So I decided to keep it more low key with close friends and just partake in a few things I love: city adventure, fine food, and craft cocktails.  Take a peek into my day and all the fabulous places we went, now enter my new obsessions with speakeasy themed bars and my continued obsession with being fabulous.   

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NOMS | MixCups & One Sweet Iced Coffee Float

Your Daily Caffeine,
delivered to your door every month!


A brand launched for the coffee-addicts who wanted a little variety in their life, rather than same old generic cup of coffee.  MixCups take the simple desire of convenience with a carefully selected variation of coffees and give you a simple easy door to door service, that even makes a great gift. 

The 30-pack is $29, the 10-pack is $11, and the 60-pack is $55 for a an array of gourmet coffees carefully picked to reflect your favorite flavour complexities.  Check out their website and order up your first month.  Morning is already hard sometimes, don't make it any tougher on yourself!  

So, on that note -you work hard.  You deserve a treat, we all do.  So how about a delicious iced coffee float that is also lactose free for those who care about that sort of thing. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

DAILY LOOK | My Bestie's Dirty 30 with Claude Von Stroke

We don't always go to clubs
-but when we do, we look fly as f*ck.


My clubbin' years have long passed -I'm more of a cool bar, hip lounge, concert sort of girl these days. Although, I definitely used to go into the city every weekend when I was around 19, but that train has long left the station.  Dance till I drop with cool beats, but forced to deal with huge crowds of sweaty men and pushy girls has a certain shelf life, which for me has expired, but I always enjoy a good night out. 

Though celebrating 30 years for the man himself, my bestie Rob is bound to be quite the night. So we went in to see Claude Von Stroke laye some dirty beats.  We danced, indulged in entirely too much alcohol, and then I got up super early the next morning for a baby shower -oh hello, I'm a grown up now.    

Friday, April 03, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Neon Pop with Rocksbox

Who wants a month of FREE Jewelry?
"Me", said everyone. 

You can get everything from: makeup, treats for your dog, and even your groceries delivered directly to door nowadays. How about getting baubles and glitz delivered in cute packaging as frequent as you like. Now, you can sample, borrow, wear, and then send back fresh jewelry pieces from the latest designers with an option to buy. 

A stylist curates a 3-item collection for you after you create your account and wish list. Yes, you get your own stylist. You get a new collection every time you mail the old one back with the option to not only borrow, wear and style --but you can purchase and keep if you love what you are sampling!  

A great way to always have something new without spending a fortune at only $19 per month --but
try one month free using the code 'cassandradotzelxoxo'.  
You can try it out with no obligations -this is perfect for any lady who can't afford her lifestyle, 
for all the broke and fabulous. 

So check out my first month's Rocksbox and what I threw my favorite new piece on with. 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

LIFESTYLE | 5 Things

March's five little things,

just get up & live.

I always love this month, I'm a little biased of course.  Not only is it my birthday month, it begins spring -well it is supposed to, but it also means festivities and fun will commence as soon as the snow melts. 

These next two months are going to be perfectly organized chaos. Erin and I have been preparing for our big move and yet another striding leap towards our dreams and passions.

So take a look at our monthly five little relevant things from our month.  This is real life and this is our time. Ah, here it goes.   



 ________________________



Monday, March 30, 2015

NOMS | Overnight Oats

The Simplest Breakfast,
for a Busy Lifestyle.

We've been told our whole lives that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of us actually do eat a balanced and nutritious breakfast every morning. A cup of coffee taken black like your soul, does not count and that banana as you are sprinting out the door barely counts. 

I'm sort of a grown up now, I even meal prep and organize for my week now.  Let me tell you, these overnight oats and muffin tin frittatas have made breakfast a breeze.  Overnight oats is like if breakfast and dessert combined with oatmeal in a sweet chilled pudding.  It's awesome -do it.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MUSIC | Bush's 20th Anniversary of Sixteen Stone

Two words: Gavin Rossdale.
That is all.

You know you are old when you become stuck in your ways with music.  I can't help it, I absolutely hate the "hit" radio stations now. I will forever be stuck in previous eras of musical evolution, my love for the 60's and 70's music is deep.  Though the 90's have always turned me into such a groupie, or as Penny Lane would say : "a band-aid; the ultimate fan who keeps the music together"(Almost Famous). Though I do believe, it was the music -that kept me together. 

I had said years ago that I wanted to see all the bands I had loved as an angsty little teenage and had never gotten to see, I'm really zoning in on that list now. The Offspring (check!); The Smashing Pumpkins (yaaahss, check!); Oasis (trying to see Noel Gallagher's band), New Found Glory (this week!), Blink 182, and of course Bush and I am so happy to say they were awesome live. #GavinsVoice 

There was a moment I may have melted and been a puddle on the floor.  Seriously, the man may be that friggin' dreamy -it's true. I would go see them anytime they ever toured again.  I love a good blast from the past from the past to remind me of how music always made me whole as a teenageer, so I dressed like I would have at 13 years old and sang songs I've always loved.
   




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Bright Days

Waiting for Bright days, & NO MORE SNOW.

Winters always seem so long.  Though I am most definitely over the snow, the winter has actually blown by.  The older and older we all get, time continues to pass faster.  This year in particular has been full of life and new beginnings, and now that the snow is beginning to melt the spring is bringing even more adventure.
So let's hope this is my last post with snow in the background and the beginning of even brighter days. 

.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

With All My Heart:

I read every single comment and with each one of your kind words,
a bout of sunshine brightens my daily life.
Your often inspirational and supportive comments help fuel my everyday strive to my dreams.

SO- I thank you all and I wanted to let you know I enjoy connecting to each of you.
I will visit & leave a comment on your blog if you have visited mine- & Of course I will return your follows if you like as well! ;D
09 10