Thursday, July 24, 2014

Talk Yo 'Ish

speak on it




Summer is almost over. Release a long sigh. But that's no need to hang up your summer gear yet. I've been obsessed with swim suits as of late, especially minimal suits with graphics as shown above. Even if you're not by the pool, pair it with low slung boyfriend jeans and platforms or a neoprene skater skirt and you're good to go. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gold All In My..

3.11 Frames by Bot├ínica 

Insert Kanye line about how black people love gold things. Gold nugget jewelry, especially, is a typical cut that you would find in urban 'hoods. I am not usually the type you'd catch rocking vintage styles but the '90s is so dear to my heart. I am, after all, a '90s baby. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cheap Eats: Monday Brunch @ Hotel Chantelle


If you can't find anything to do in New York, move to Kansas. Ok now that that's out of the way, if you follow me on any social media you know my favorite time of day is brunch. Yes, it's a time of day. And nothing brought me more joy than not having to wait until the weekend to enjoy it. Hotel Chantelle in the Lower East Side just kicked off their Monday brunch series called Family Meal. And since it was opening night, they ran a special for 92 cent cocktails. Yup, my jaw dropped too. And several rounds of cocktails were consumed. I can't pass up a good deal. But on to the food - we ordered a breakfast pizza and truffle tater tots. The flatbread was cooked to perfection - very flaky but not too crunchy. And the spicy ketchup was just enough kick to make an otherwise pretty standard breakfast pizza go up a notch. All of this and about three rounds of cocktails each totaled to $20/person including tax. *dusts off shoulder*

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Paradise Island



I couldn't tell what I was more excited for...vacation or seeing my parents. But vacation with my parents was a double treat*. We didn't have an itinerary for this trip. My parents had been before me and this was my first time visiting Paradise Island. And truthfully, all I wanted to do was sip an icy drink on the beach. And the first day we did just that. We frolicked on the semi-private area of the beach at Atlantis and sipped on Miami Vice daiquiris. The next couple of days we rode every water ride and slid down most slides that Atlantis offered, went to a buffet, shopped around, and before you know it vacation was (sadly) over.