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Getting Gorgeous!

3 Apr

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On Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend the Getting Gorgeous event in Chelsea, which was aptly held on a stunningly fab day here in New York. Hundreds of bloggers and countless businesses were in the house, along with my dear friend Chris. Vera from I’m Not Obsessed kindly invited us and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

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Event attendees included Simply Orange (who happily gave us mimosas to enjoy while wandering the floor), Degree Women, Hanes (who talked me into trying their socks when enduring sweaty workouts), Sarah Potempa (who chatted with me about the importance of finding the PERFECT hair straighteners), Georgetown Cupcakes (drool!) and many more.

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Go figure, I was more enthused about the cupcake than anything else. My friend Chris has the red velvet while I had some lemon-raspberry concoction. When I say they were droolworthy, I mean it. Moist and sweet, with a crazy delicious cream cheese frosting.

Overall, I had a fun time talking with vendors and snapping pictures like crazy. Once I got home, I dove in to the gift bag and found some cool stuff. I never knew Wheat Thins had Cinnamon Sticks, but hey, guess what? They do. Also, I found a product close to my heart… I don’t normally write about my work life but I was really happy to get these little gals in this bag.

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What I loved the most about the event was seeing all the ladies come out in full force. White, yellow, purple, black, women from everywhere were here to celebrate their overall gorgeousness. Who doesn’t love that? Channeling my Spice Girls days, I’m all about girl power.

Thanks to Vera and the entire Getting Gorgeous staff for a lovely event!

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15 Oct

By now, you all know that October is my favorite month. Yes, I know technically December should be my favorite month since my birthday and Christmas both fall in that 5-week period but October overpowers them. Sadly, during the past four years in college, October was my most hated month due to midterms, papers, projects, etc. But haha suckers! I’m done with that…

Sorry, didn’t mean to rub it in to you college students but I couldn’t help it. Anyways, since this blog will be somewhat silent during my beloved October since I’m working my tail off at two jobs, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite recipes featured here. Also, I decided to share some link-love with the recipes I can’t wait to get my hands on. Hope you all are having a splendid October so far!

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Remember me?

4 Apr

In lieu of the writers strike and lack of “good” tv (I’m not a reality fan), I’ve turned to two other forms of entertainment: the internet, and reading. While reading for fun isn’t something new for me, I think that I plowed through more book sin the past two months than before.

My book choices range from serious pieces like Angela’s Ashes to nonfiction books like In Defense of Food and of course, the fun chick-lit kinds. Enter in Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me?

In high school, I read Confessions of a Shopaholic and laughed my way through the entire thing. Sophie Kinsella writes in a first person narrative, giving you an inside look into the mind of the main character whose daily troubles consist of scheming her way out of financial woes while at the same time charging a wonderful Lanvin purse to her overburdened credit card. One of my other favorites from Sophie Kinsella is Can You Keep A Secret which is about a girl who has so many secrets that eventually get her into a lot of trouble. The book is like reading someone’s diary, which I found highly entertaining.

This new book, Remember me?, has the same witty undertones as her previous novels. While I won’t give away the whole story, the plot goes something like this: girl breaks up with boy, girl gets drunk, girl wakes up in the future without her memory, and girl realizes that she has an amazing life, fully equipped with a big house, fancy job, and gorgeous husband.

If you are looking for a laugh-out-loud book to enjoy over spring break or a novel to dive into on your lunch breaks, this one is it. I was lucky enough to meet Sophie Kinsella last year at a book signing and she is as sweet and funny in person as the characters that she writes.

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