Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BBB "Birthday Brunch @ Brasserie"

A few weeks ago I celebrated my 27th birthday with a few close friends. I didn't want to do anything big since next month I'll be celebrating my birthday again in Flordia/Bahamas with my girlfriends. I decided to have my birthday brunch @ Brasserie 8 1/2 located on 57th street between 5th and 6th avenue. When you first enter the restaurant your welcomed down a long spiral staircase. The interior inside is decorated with very bright bold colors such as orange and green. The restaurant's brunch is buffet style and they offer so many wonderful tasty foods. My favorite has to be the mushroom grits and the eggs benedict. They also offer an array amounts of yummy sinful desserts. The brunch was very succesful everyone enjoyed the food and company .. Thanks everyone for making my 27th special :). 

I'm not officially back. The summer has been very hectic and busy. I don't know it could also just be that I haven't been motivated to post anything. Whoever is reading thanks for visiting my page and taking the time to read my post. Until next time hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer. 


Dress: H&M Shoes: Zigi Bag: United Colors of Benetton

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Princess Bride

Big congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Blech 

(continuation of my Germany trip)
Day 2: Sister's civil marriage

In german traditional weddings it is custom to have a civil marriage before your church wedding. So, my sister's civil marriage took place at Gleiberg Castle. The castle sits on top of a hill and the view is breath-taking. From the distance you can also see the other twin castle. The ceremony was very small and it was more a family matter. My sister looks so happy and of course beautiful. I actually bought her dress from Ann Taylor and did her hair and makeup.

So, the 3rd picture is my lil brother isn't he handsome lol. Anyways, I just wanted to show ya'll the beautiful view from up top. The next picture is the princess bride and groom and there silly witnesses.

Dress: vintage sequin dress Clutch: Liz Claiborne

Saturday, June 19, 2010

where have you been ..

Hello, everyone I know it's been awhile since I posted anything on my blog and I apologize in advance. I just haven't got a chance to blog due to lack of topics, work overload, and of course I was on vacation. That's right! I went to Europe for a week to attend my older sister's wedding and I have tons of pictures I would love to share. So .. yay!!! finally something worth posting but I won't be posting everything so my Europe posts will be split throughout this week. Just stay tuned for more ...

Day1 : 
My parents rented two cute country cottages that was on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful fields of Germany. I just love Germany I actually grew up there for 10years before heading to the states.

sound of music ..

Jeans: Levi's Shirt: H&M Bracelets/Earrings: Forever21 Sandals: Decree

Sunday, May 16, 2010

3LW (3 little women)

Excuse the low quality pictures .. i didn't get to use my DSLR camera .. instead we used a regular digi camera because well it was easier to carry around.  Anyways, not sure if you were reading my previous posts but my childhood best friend was in town last weekend. I just wanted to share a few pics with you guys. It was my friend's last night and we wanted to have a special girl's dinner. We were in the mood for italian food so we headed to Little Italy for dinner.

There's too many italian restaurants to choose from when your in Little Italy. Frankly, I think there all the same so we just randomly picked a restaurant. We decided to try II Piccolo Bufalo this particular restaurant caught our eye just because of the exposed brick decor and $9 entree special.

 Dee ordered spaghetti and meatballs (those balls were massive), Ai had Spinach Gnocchi Bolognese, and I had spaghetti carbonara.

Another amazing vintage finding : a mint color arm sleeve buttoned-up shirt

shirt: vintage shorts: lucky brand jeans necklace: forever21 shoes: wannabe ysl tribute heels that I found for $10 @ filene's basement 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fair's & Beer's

This past saturday was insanely a windy day in new york. Me and the best friend decided to check out the St. Mark Street fair and do some thrift/vintage store shopping. I couldn't really enjoy the street vendors or let alone take pictures just because of how strong the wind was blowing. Besides the hurricane winds it was really a beautiful sunny day and it was such a great way to spend the afternoon with the b.f.f.

After checking out the vendors and shopping (which by the way I managed to snag a very unique mint shirt for $10 which i'll have to post later) we met up with my friend at a local sport bar called Village Pour House. This place sells all types of beer like Abita Beer (crafted beer made in Louisiana) which is a pretty damn good beer. I skipped the Abita and ordered a Hoegaarden Beer and a Smokehouse burger. The burger of course was delicious. The beer was perfect. Another great afternoon with friends :) 

Shirt: Madewell Tank: Hans Shorts & Necklace: Forever21 Bag: Cole Haan Sandals: JCP

Saturday, May 8, 2010

my urban jungle

Please excuse my pictures I look so weary due to lack of sleep for the pass 48 hours. I been working and only running on 3-4 hours of sleep. Anyways, it was another beautiful day in the city and my childhood best friend is here for the weekend ... yay!!! We took a stroll through central park and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. I just can't get enough of central park it's my go to place to find relaxation especially since I had a long work week. 

You know my post would not be complete until I post a food excursion. One of my top 5 places to go to grab a very affordable lunch is at Isle Thai Home Cooking located in the west village. They have lunch specials for $8 and it comes with your choice of appetizer and entree. The portions are very good and you won't be disappointed. I ordered crispy chicken & shrimp fritter appe. and pad thai as my entree. I think they also make a pretty awesome iced thai tea. 

Skirt & tank: Forever 21 Shirt: trifted necklace: created by aileen hanna sandals: n/a

Monday, May 3, 2010

food porn.

My day started out planning a picnic for me and the bf instead we decided to skip the picnic and indulge ourselves on our food cravings. We headed to the city and began our non-healthly food crawl.

Our first stop started in Chinatown. The best vietnamese sandwiches can be found at Paris Sandwich Bakery Cafe. I had ordered the vietnamese meatballs baguette which comes with pickled carrots, cucumbers, and cilantro. The baguette is extremely soft and crispy it really compliments the vietnamese meatballs. The snack was washed down with an iced thai tea. The sandwiches are only $4 and there's a wide variety to choose from.

(hours later after walking around)

It's dinner time and I was craving a brick oven pizza. We met up with a few friends and we all decided to  head to the west village to John's Pizzeria. It was my first time there and I've heard a lot of great things about their huge pizzas. We ordered two "18 pizza both stuffed with amazing toppings such as sausages, meatballs, pepperoni, and ricotta. It was a total of four people and we devoured everything but some of the crusts. The 18" pizza is about $20-$28 but it's definitely worth every penny because the pizza is so tasty and everything you imagine a new york pizza should be.

Dessert time. Our lil food crawl would not be completed until we had dessert my favorite part of the day. We knew we wanted to grab gelato. It took several stores before we came across this little, cute, and bright store. The line was out the door so you can already assume it's going to be delicious. The place is called L'Arte del Gelato and I don't know why I missed this place. The gelato and sorberts is out of this world. They offered a wide selection of exotic flavors such as spicy chocolate, nutella, olive oil, and etc. I ordered the olive oil and panna cotta and together it was harmonious.

(Note: wear comfortable clothes such as a loose shirt and pant's)

Sweater, short's, & necklace: Forever21 Top: ABS by Allen Schwartz Sandals: n/a Dog: bosco

now i'll be paying for it this week .. overtime on my p90x workout!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Had lunch with my roommate and our good friend today at momofuku noodle bar. We've heard a lot of great reviews and I was definitely amp to try the food. Surprisely, we didn't have to wait long to be seated since we came after lunch rush hour. The place is narrow as far as seating arrangements goes but the place feels homie and I just love the lighting and modern look.

We ordered the pork steam buns and fingerling potatoes for appetizers. I really love the taste of the fingerling potatoes it had benton's bacon, scallions, and a poached egg served on top. I ordered the momofuku ramen which comes in a huge bowl and it contains different pork parts and a poached egg. It was good but nothing out of this world. lol. I just love the expression on my friend's face.

Blazer & white button up shirt: Thrifted Harem pants: A&E Shoes: Cynthia Vincent for Target
Ring: boutique store in Germany necklace: forever21