Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Weekend Love

This past weekend was an eventful one. It went from up, to down to touch and go. That's expected when you have a lot on your plate. Hubby and I hosted our second annual BBQ and despite the craziness, it was a hit. So much has changed since last year's. Marriages, babies, pregnancies and some great new friends! I'm excited to see what next year has in store. 
But for now, it's hump day and I'm already looking forward to the forthcoming holiday weekend. Hubby & I will be in Beantown with friends enjoying the sun, the food and the city. Of course, I'll have my camera in tow, ready to share it all. 

In the meantime, enjoy just a few shots from last week's event:

Celebrate summer! 

Friday, June 25, 2010

One Year Later ...

It's been one year since the passing of the King of Pop and I think many of us miss him now more than ever. 
"MJ wasn't the beat, behind the beat or on the beat. He was the beat". 

RIP Michael Jackson. We miss you. 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Spotlight On: Rita Ora

Currently, I am loving Rita Ora. She's one of Roc Nation's songstress' and was introduced sometime last summer.
I think she's the cutest thing ever. Hailing from across the pond, Rita started off as an actress and is now making a name for herself as she preps her new album by appearing in music videos such as Drake's Over and Jay-Z's Young Forever.  

You can learn more about "Ree-ah" and her music in her Skull Candy webisode: 

She's definitely got a little soul in her. Makes me wonder what will happen to Rihanna if Rita takes over. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Moxie Monday: Half ______.

How do you see the glass?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Daddy Day

Happy Father's Day Papi! Thank you for all you've done and for the #1 lesson you passed on: those who trust us, educate us. 
Have a great one because you deserve it! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hold the Applause

PSA: I've gotten a few emails and DM's via Twitter regarding my blog and what my readers like about it. I love that you all read and enjoy it because I really just started it as a release and diary of sorts. I never thought anyone would be remotely interested. 
A lot of what's come up is the personal aspect. It seems as though many of you love the posts about things I do and document (ie: the How You Doin'?! entry). I'm going to try and incorporate that a little more moving forward. I'll also try and remember to do some outfit posts because that was another thing that came up. By the way, the jacket I'm wearing in How You Doin'?!  is from a store called Pop Culture, for those who asked :)

With that said, let me tell you about the day I had yesterday. My sister asked me to go with her and her friends to the Sounds Like Paper summer concert hosted by PAPERMAG. Slated to perform were Hanson (yes, that Hanson), Ninjasonik and Drake. In the back of my mind, I knew it was a bad idea but I figured I would roll with the punches. Let's just say the concert never happened. Why you ask? Well, Paper Mag apparently didn't realize the crowd for a FREE concert would be insane and ended up having to cancel the event due to sheer unruliness. Chairs were being thrown, knives drawn. No home training was present on this day.
Drake (who we were really there to see) even tweeted to his fans: 

And from Paper Mag: 

Really?! I guess they were going for the whole SummerStage movement, but it was an epic fail. Luckily for us, we ended up leaving before it got crazy, deranged. All in all, I did manage to get a few snapshots in for you guys to enjoy: 

[you know this girl]

[photographers really "get" each other ;-)]

[street style: met miguel in the crowd. check out his sick coco & breezy shades. he's a cool dude for letting me take his pic.]

[my sister's friend, janike]

[my sister's friend, dara]

[the start of mayhem]

[govenor's island ferry terminal, a mere twenty minute ride from where I grew up]

[ferry ride back home]

[lady liberty. i used to see her everyday :)]

[beautiful nyc sunset]

Happy Birthday: Daddy

The first man a little girl falls in love with is her Dad. I want to wish my Father all the best today! He taught us to appreciate art, life and the pursuit of happiness. 
There's no one else like my Daddy and I will always love him so. Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fill In The Blank.

I've been feeling a little under the weather the past couple of days ⎯ yesterday especially. Before I dozed off for a nap, I started running through a list of my favorite things, just because. It was so fitting that while catching up with Lizzie's (from slowjamtherapy) blog today, she had this great fill in the blank/favorites list posted. I thought it would be great to participate and post my own so that my readers can get to know me a little better. Especially since sometimes this blog can be a little impersonal: 

1. Favorite hobby? 
Most who know me probably thought my answer would be shopping. While shopping is in fact a favorite hobby of mine, dare I say, I love reading more? I read to escape. It has always been my favorite past time and nothing exhilarates me more than turning pages, getting lost and attached to new characters. 

2. Favorite TV show?
Ahh, now this is a tough one. It's definitely a toss up between Glee and True Blood. I love both shows for different reasons. 

3. Favorite restaurant food?
Surf and turf. Specifically a nice juicy rib eye and lobster tail. Do you see this? Nom, nom, nom. Great, now I want some.

4. Favorite thing to shop for?
Shoes! Shoes! SHOES! I have a sick obsession. Enough said.

5. Favorite animal?
I'm not really an animal person, but if I had to choose, I'd say horse. There is something so majestic, free and intriguing about them.

6. Favorite song?
This is tough, because I am a music lover and have way too many favorite songs. So, I'm going to go by the song that's in the play count lead on my iTunes. That happens to be, I Wanna Be Where You Are by Jackson 5. Runner-up is Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. I think it's pretty funny that both songs are by groups with the # 5 in their name. Clearly, it doesn't take much to amuse me.

7. Favorite word?
Savoir-faire. The ability to do or say the right thing all the time with grace.

8. Recent favorite YouTube video?

Definitely Jessica's "Daily Affirmation". The cutest video ever. I love the innocence and positivity of children. We adults can learn a lot from the mouths of babes.

9. Favorite movie?
Coming to America! I LOVE this movie. Runners -up, Meet the Parents, The Little Mermaid and Annie.

10. Favorite childhood memory?
Spending the summers in Canada with my aunt and cousins. I went every single summer for the entire summer up until my aunt passed. I remember some days being homesick, but when I think back, I am grateful to my parents for showing me how important it is to bond with other family members and experience different places. I plan to do the same for my kids. Plus, I know it will provide hubby and I much needed breaks ;-)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Rag Time: Jessica Alba for Elle Korea

Jessica Alba was photographed by Lee Do Kyu and styled by Choi Soon Young for Elle Korea's June 2010 issue. The spread has been getting a lot of buzz and I can certainly see why. I love it. Every outfit and snapshot is nothing short of remarkable.
Draped in Alexander McQueen, Alba radiates in what many are saying is her best shoot ever. What do you guys think?

Celebrate the art of fierce!