My Purse Survival Kit
So the other day one of my male friends asked me why do girls carry so much crap in their bags, simple: “they’re all necessities we need on a daily basis”. So I figured I’ll dissect my bag and explain why I might need all of this “crap”..
-First of all is my wallet, can’t go anywhere without that. It holds my ID,money, credit cards, metrocards and the occasional newspaper horoscope clipping. (only when its a good day)
-Mascara and blush is all you really need, especially in this heat, so keep it simple. SAY NO TO CAKE FACE. (NARS Orgasm Blush is my fave blush in life, thnx Emily for putting me on)
-Chapstick, yea I totally carry around 3 different kinds of chapstick. Sometimes my lips call for a different brand of smooth. (Just making up some excuse as to why I have 3 lol)
-Sunglasses, usually I carry around 2 different pairs. Lighter ones for during the day and a darker pair for night time stunting (yea right) or early morning diner visits after a long party or one of the many long nights I have with my friends.
-Lighters, yea I don’t smoke but I like being prepared “Hey do you have a lighter?” “Why yes I do” BOOM instant awesome girl with the lighter.
-Lotion, don’t be the ashy larry of the group. Carry around some for all the brick punchers out there with ashy knuckles.
-Contact case, well technically I’m almost blind so I wear clear contacts and what cuter way then a pink case to support breast cancer.
-Simple jewelry, just got this cute ring from Topshop and YSL heart cutout bracelet as a birthday gift last year. Loves.
-Memory stick, it’s basically my portfolio pics and resume. Always good to be prepared.
-Last but not least my iphone that I’m currently obsessed with and is totally my life line. The other phone is my new Windows 7 phone that I got gifted to test run, more on that soon in a following post.
This is just a light load, I’ve been known to carry a spare change of shoes on occasion (Ask Marcus and B lol)
FOOD | Hashi
If you know me you know I love to BRUNCH, mostly on the weekends but I’m not opposed to doing it on the weekday too, ha! My cousin took me to this cute little spot uptown on 214th and Broadway, also known as “The Heights” where we decided to settle in, get some drinks and see what the menu had to offer.
We got 2 rolls as appetizers because we all know I can eat. Shrimp Tempura roll and a avocado and Salmon roll…
For the main dish I got a Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box which consist of Chicken Teriyaki (obviously) rice, California roll, mixed greens salad and Pork Gyoza’s with some kind of mango sauce on top.
It was basically to die for, and it wasn’t too heavy so I had room for dessert *giggles*. I think the salad was a nice touch, along with the mango sauce (I later found out Hashi is Japanese/Hawaiian fusion food, makes sense) I’ll definitely be back with some friends.
I’ll Be Late For That..
First and foremost I would like to apologize for the lack of post and updating everyday, just transitioning with the weather and rearranging a few things in my personal life and blogger life. So with that said I had a amazing brunch the other day with my favorite blogger friends and got a little motivated to take care of my child (my blog duh) but other then that I love spending time with these guys, they inspire me.
The most amazing pancake and banana combination at Ideya restaurant in SoHo, yummz..
Of course being the typical Virgos we are B, Marcus and I all got the same thing.
West side adventures, finally meeting up with Will to complete the circle, Well technically the square since it was 4 of us right? ahh whatever lol
The perfect storm, B captured us brainstorming by the pier with her blackberry and sunglasses lol. Pretty dope pic
Make sure to check out my lovely friends sites
STYLE | Marc by Marc Jacobs Yo Yo Rain Tote
I’m obsessed with totes and when I saw this bad boy in my mail box I knew I had to have it, so I went and broke my piggy bank and counted all my change lol. The Marc by Marc Jacobs rain tote comes with a slot to hold your matching umbrella, so not only do you stay dry but you look amazing doing it! This is definitely a April Shower must have, and for a cool $248 (Nothing right? lol) I’ll take it in both colors!
Water resistant tote with slot to hold the matching umbrella! Exterior: 100% PVC. Lining: 100% Cotton Link
“While You Were Out”
I recently picked up a old issue of Entrepreneur Magazine at my dentist office and read this article in the back of the magazine that caught my eye..
Where has the the “cubicile” and “office space” gone? We are always working. Should we always be working? Where do we cross the line? Is writing up emails to clients during dinner rude now a days?
Oh, I forgot, you’re never out. You’ve got your cell phone in your pocket all the time, and wherever that is, you’re on duty. And the rare exceptional moment when you are out, a computer plays tag for you.
Wait. I was wrong. Never mind about the out thing. You don’t even have to be in, do you? What’s the point of paying money for a cubicle somewhere when your entire office fits into your laptop? There is no in. You say you miss the receptionist? She works at Starbucks now, you can visit her there.
Say goodbye to carbon paper, rubber stamps, a fax machine, the storage cabinet, the coffee cart guy, the office librarian, the secretary who sat in front of your door and guarded it, the guy who used to make announcements over the office call speaker to find someone when a delivery came, slide carousels for presentations, the team that made the slides, the woman who carried the slide projector, the copy machine, the curator of the company art collection, the man in the suit who fixed the PBX, the PBX, the guy in the mailroom (and the mailroom itself) and yes, sadly, the three magazines you used to read every month that were the sole source of business insight.
That’s OK, though, because we also get to say goodbye to the two meetings a day we had with everyone in the office, mostly because everyone was in the office and we didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. And we get to say goodbye to finger-pointing when a project hits a hiccup, because the timelines online don’t lie.
I know it’s difficult to imagine, but what’s a briefcase? What’s a brief? Is it something you brought with you to a chamber of commerce meeting? Or wore under your suit?
What’s a suit?
What’s your verdict?
-Seth Godin Link
RANDOM | Old Write-ups From GIANT Mag
Looking thru some old boxes I found a folder full of of some interviews and write-ups I did while I was at GIANT mag that I had printed out to keep for memories lol. Do you know how excited I was to even get a opportunity like that, always gotta stay humble! Interviewing Pitlbull and The Knux was hella fun, miss those days…
I also got the chance to review some products and such, one that so happens to be one of my favorite brands now, Made Me, When they were first starting up. DOPE!
RANDOM | Canon A-1 35mm
I was looking thru some old boxes at my mom’s house and I came across this old Canon A-1 35mm camera with a fish eye lens. I kid you not I dont even know how to open it! But I’m pretty excited to find out more about it and see if I can actually use it and shoot some film!
STYLE | Flock Earrings
I’m obsessed with these earrings! My friend Erika is one talented women! Check em out!
All of FLOCK earrings are made to order! feel free to email her at Erikadickstein@gmail.com
All earrings start at $25 and up. Price depends on feathers and chain quality.
MUSIC | The Weeknd: House of Ballons
I’m a bit late on this one, but The Weeknd just released “House of Balloons” and after a few listens through, I understand why they’ve been getting so much buzz. Odd Future swag meets James Blake ambiance, this is a hazy R&B album that you’ll have on repeat for sure.
Download link here
FINALLY got my own drink at my favorite restaurant/lounge this weekend! I was pretty excited when I opened up the new menus and saw a familiar name, I’ve yet to try it, but if its anything like the name it shouldn’t disappoint.
Make sure to stop by if your ever in the area Covo Trattoria