That’s Amore

I took a picture last night from the San Gennaro festival on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, New York City. These two lovebirds happened to be sitting right in front of me and I purposely included them in my picture because they looked so cute and into each other.

Could it have been a first date? Possibly. Maybe a couple who broke up and got back together? High school sweethearts? Who knows.

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20’s V. 30’s

It’s amazing how much things can change in ten years. I often laugh at how different I am now in comparison to ten years ago. What used to be considered “fun” is no longer desirable. What used to be important now seems so trivial.

Here is a little list that I’m sure many can relate to and maybe you’ll get a good laugh from it. Feel free to add any other items you can think of or if you are older, let me know how this list will change once again.

Enjoy!

20’s: Party all night then go straight to work

30’s: Party then needs to call out sick from work

20’s: Doesn’t get to club until midnight

30’s: Prefers daytime activities so they can be in bed by midnight

20’s: Loves being in big crowds and is tolerant of being bumped by random ppl

30’s: Gets anxiety attack and flips after being bumped more than once

20’s: Likes going to clubs and house parties

30’s: Likes dinners, shows or paint and sip

20’s: Drinks one too many cranberry vodkas even though history shows the night will end leaning over a toilet

30’s: Drinks one glass of alcohol and can’t keep their eyes open

20’s: Go to work/school then come home and get ready for your night out while listening to party music to get you pumped up

30’s: Go to work then come home and get straight into pajamas and watch your DVR recordings

20’s: Gets pissed if plans get cancelled

30’s: Prays that plans get cancelled

20’s: Enjoys hearing all the latest gossip

30’s: Too tired and concerned with paying my bills to worry about other people’s drama

20’s: Thinks life will end if relationship doesn’t work out

30’s: Looks back on past relationships and thinks “thank goodness that didn’t work out!”

20’s: Self conscious about being naked in front of a partner and critiques every “flaw” she has

30’s: Looks at her body and thinks “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly!”

20‘s: I can’t wait to get home and talk on the phone for hours

30‘s: “Eh, we’ll talk when I see you”

20‘s: I can’t wait to live on my own and work and pay bills and be independent

30‘s: “OMG it’s like I’m working just to pay bills!”

Summer Nights


My favorite time of the day is sunset. When the sun is making it’s way down in the horizon and the sky is illuminated with beautiful hues of pink and purple. I’m also in love with the NYC skyline and so it’s no wonder I chose the picture above. My favorite sights to look at all at once. Although summer is no longer my favorite season, I love a summer sunset. When the temperature is not too hot yet still warm. 

Sunset is relaxing to me. There is something about sitting outside and simply admiring the sky during this time that brings peace inside and makes me feel good. It is calming and refreshing. Sometimes it’s nice to think that the people you love or perhaps someone you have lost are watching the very same sunset 

Happy National Margarita Day!


Every year in the United States, February 22nd is National Margarita Day. The margarita is the most common, tequila based cocktail in the United States. 

A margarita is a cocktail that consists of triple sec, tequila and lime or lemon juice. It is also garnished with salt around the rim. You can order your margarita shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen) or without ice (straight up). It also comes in a variety of flavors including strawberry (my personal fave), mango, limeade, watermelon, pomegranate and raspberry. 

There are many stories about the origin of the margarita, but all agree it started somewhere between the 1930’s and 1940’s. One of the earliest stories attributes the drink to a restaurant owner by the name of Carlos “Danny” Herrera. His restaurant was called “Rancho La Gloria” and was located between Tijuana and Rosario, Mexico. Supposedly, he created the margarita for a customer, Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits except tequila. 


Pictured above, the Coronorita is one of my favorite drinks. It is basically a beer cocktail with a bottle of Corona turned upside down into a frozen margarita. 

Gwen Stefani/Eve concert


Thursday night I had a blast watching Gwen Stefani and Eve perform at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach. Eve headlined and joined Gwen onstage later for their two hit songs, “Blow Ya Mind” and “Rich Girl”.


So Gwen put on an amazing show.  She performed her songs that she’s recorded as a solo artist but also a couple of songs from her No Doubt days. Gwen looks amazing and doesn’t appear to have aged at all! She was also extremely friendly towards her fans, she went out into the crowd a couple of times and brought a girl on stage who was holding a sign asking Gwen to take a selfie with her. Gwen took a selfie with the girl when she brought her up. At one point she dedicated a song to a girl in the audience and also made sure to say it was also dedicated to Blake 😍.


Wind It Up was one of my favorite parts of the show!




Happy birthday to me!

So my birthday is this Monday and I went out last night to the city with my bestie. We had a BLAST! We started out at a Mexican restaurant called Dos Caminos. I ordered snapper ceviche, loaded nachos with guacamole and chicken taquitos. The best part is the waiter didn’t charge us for our drinks and I got carded for alcohol which was a little bit of an ego booster lol. 

  
After Dos Caminos, we went to a little hole in the wall comedy club in Greenwich Village. My friend was a little tipsy and the comedian asked her where she works. She is the manager of an upscale furniture warehouse and she responds “I work for furniture” at which point the comedian says “you work for furniture? Is your boss a recliner?” Lol. 

After getting our laughs we ended at a dance club called Gonzalez y Gonzalez. Let me tell you…….we had so much fun there! There was a live salsa band followed by a DJ set. I haven’t danced at a club in years and I felt like I was blasted back to the past. It reminded me of our high school days when we would go dancing every week at a club called Latin Paradise. The thing that I love about the Spanish clubs is the fact that the men are so respectful. You will NEVER go to a Latin club and not get asked to dance. They LOVE to dance. They are very respectful while dancing and a Latin man will make you feel beautiful while dancing with him. He will always thank you afterwards for allowing him to dance with you. We danced a little merengue and reggaeton and ended up there til 3 am. I definitely want to go back there.