Gitano NYC

Gitano in NYC is a pop up restaurant inspired by Gitano Tulum in Mexico. Their idea was to bring the Tulum Jungle to the Concrete Jungle of NYC.

Make reservations via OpenTable or else you will have a long wait to even get in the place!

When I stepped inside Gitano I felt like I was on vacation. I was surrounded by lush palm trees 🌴 and beautiful people.

We sat by the bar which has a big disco bar at the center of it.

Cocktails 🍹

We ordered the:

Jungle Fever 😝 consists of Gem and Bolt, chili, lime, and cilantro. It had a great kick to it. 🌶

Gitano Margarita Montelobos, lime, cucumber, and rosemary. It was very refreshing. 🥒

Food

We ordered the Guacamole which was very tasty and fresh.

The special of the night was Carne Asada. It was extremely tasty 🥩 with chimichurri sauce and shishito peppers 🌶

There are several seating areas spread throughout the restaurant and garden area where you can sit, drink, and lounge. It starts getting very loungey in the evening. Lots of people hanging out and sipping on cocktails.

RoseHair Don’tCare

I’ve been wanting to hop on the rose gold color hair trend for a while now..

I found Kristen Ess’s ( Celebrity hair stylist) rose gold temporary tint. She has a whole hair care line that is getting super popular. The spray is at Target and it’s like $12.00 a bottle.

So I figured what do I have to lose. I don’t have to go to work and look “professional” for another month.

How it works :

Hop in the shower.. shampoo hair then squeeze out excess water like a sponge then spray hair wherever and however you want the roseness to show.

Go easy the first time. Shampoo hair then condition. Style as usual.

Ta-Daaaaa Rose Gold Hair

FYI only works with prelightened or highlighted blonde hair.

Dream Machine in BK

Dream Machine

93 N 9th St

Brooklyn, NY 11249

The Dream Machine is an interactive experience only open until July 29th in Williamsburg. Tickets are $38. You spend about 45 minutes or so wandering from room to room taking pictures and having a ball (literally! There’s a ball pit) in this interactive instagamable playground. Rooms are inspired by actual dreams. But, have you ever dreamed of eating cotton candy in a laundry mat I kno I haven’t. However, this place is what instagram stories are made of. Bring someone patient enough to take pictures. Staff is very friendly and gave us as much time as we needed in each room.placeholder://placeholder://

Pregnant and Fab?

FYI:

Here’s a personal, emotional post ..

26 weeks pregnant 🤰 And Single …

Not too many people talk about this ..but it happens ..quite often.

1 in 4 children under the age of 18 are being raised without a father. 4 out of 10 children are born to unwed mothers.

But what’s a girl to do ..feel ashamed .. conceal my bump ..

Maybe Wear a fake wedding band while pretending my “husband” is thrilled that I’m carrying his lil girl .. when inquiring minds ask (like my 80 year old patients)

No I’m pregnant and I’m Single..

did I plan this .. No

Is the father thrilled ..No quite the contrary

Am I going to doctors appointments and ultrasounds alone.. yes

However, I’m thrilled ..scared but thrilled . Being pregnant And carrying a child is a blessing and not every women can do it.

I have my days, I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and think to myself what the hell was I thinking getting myself into this.

And, i have had people questioning me as why I did not decide to terminate it, since I’m not in the ideal situation. (Including the dad)

Is it tough ..of course

And a lot of times I act braver than I actually am.

But, it’s fine and it’s normal for my emotions to be all over the place .

But in a few months I’ll have a beautiful baby girl to hold, and nothing else will matter.

👶🏻 🍼

Sabbia at La Birreria

It’s back ! Pop up restaurant at eatalys’s rooftop in the flat iron district in NYC. It’s a Winter alps themed restaurant with a retractable roof overlooking fifth ave.

Complete with a log cabin theme with string lights hung all around the bar/restaurant. lots of furs around for a cozy, warm feel.You don’t want to miss :

The Polenta bar- yum creamy polenta served on a wooden board comes out freshly prepared for you to enjoy. Polenta was seasoned with rosemary and thyme and Parmesan!

🧀 Cheese board how can you come to eataly and not get some cheese ?! it is so fresh and creamy! Great way to start your meal!<<<<<<<<<<<< you warm 🍷🍸🍹 like the Vin Brul'e (mulled wine, brandy, cinnamon, and anise)!and boozy hot cocoa, and a tiramisu martini. Fresh pasta 🍝 like the Fusilli and Gnocchi perfectly al dente 👌 Reservations highly recommended I booked mine thru the opentable app!
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200 Fifth Ave

New York,NY

Dekalb market – BK

The Dekalb Market in Brooklyn is super cool. It’s kind of like an indoor Smorgasbord.

As soon as you take the escalator down you see the famous Kats Deli. 😍<< ey also have a Fortina located in the Hall. Lots of choices so I had to narrow down my options. After a quick walk around this is what I chose: Potato Pierogis @ the Pierogi Boys topped with sour cream bacon and scallions ..cuz everything is better with bacon. 🥓 I've had my share of pierogis since my mom is full blown polish. But, these pierogis are super fresh and in a league of their own. Boiled to perfection. 👌 Icecream from Ample Hills Creamery 🍦 ooooey gooooey buttercake deliciousness. The word butter cake says it all! I was so tempted to take home a pint of it. However, we had a long drive home and I was afraid it would melt. Arepas de choclo from Arepa Lady came highly recommended. This was the main reason I stopped to try one. The corn tortilla and cheese melts in your 👄 mouth! Extremely filling ! Staff was super helpful and friendly!

I went into a food coma on my way home. 🏡😴

SightSeein in San Fran 🚃👯

I have been wanting to check out San Francisco, California for some time now.

I’m always looking to explore new places.

After researching best places to  visit in November, San Fran came up!

We were a lil worried due to the fact that fire and devastation hit Napa and Sonoma this October.

However, it worked out just fine and they need tourists more now than ever. And here we are. 👯🍷☀️🚃

Sonoma Wine Tour: We booked a last minute tour thru our hotel. We were picked up right from our hotel and drove into Sausilito which looked like beautiful town to stay in. We stopped at two wineries, Jacuzzi Winery and Homewood Winery that included genorous tastings. We had beautiful views of the Sonoma vineyards, and we got to hang out in each winery for awhileWe stayed in Hotel Zephyr, a cute boutique hotel located in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Fisherman’s Wharf is a great place to stay since you are close to Pier 39 which has a lot of shops and restaurants. There are quite a few seafood restaurants to choose from.

They are known for their New England Clam Chowder and fresh seafood. We had a delicious meal at PierMarket.

At Pier 39, you can also take a cruise to check out Alcatraz and the Golden State Bridge.

Pier 39 also has a hang out spot for Seals where you can see them lounge  and hear them “bark”.

Mr Holmes Bakehouse 1042 Larkin St

San Francisco, CA 94109

I got baked in San Francisco. They are known for their cronuts.  A croissant mixed with a powdered sugar 🍩 donut! Yum ! It’s a tiny space but be sure to get your pic in front of the neon “I just got baked” sign.They close at 2:30pm so be sure to get there early!

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I had the spaghetti 🍝 it was soooo fresh and tasty.

Simple and Al dente with fresh basil just how I like it.

As good if not better than Scarpetta! (another fav of mine)

Make reservations they get pretty busy! They also have Pizzeria Delfina next door!Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar

950 Mason St

San Francisco, CA 94108

Once I saw the pictures of a live band on a floating boat/stage in a lagoon I knew I had to check this bar/restaurant out. Located inside The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Offering Polynesian- Fusion cuisine, Mai Tai’s, and of course pina colada’s. You don’t come here for the food you come here for the experience. FYI they do not take reservations if you aren’t a guest of the hotel. Golden Gate Bridge: There are several ways to view and take pics of The Golden Gate Bridge. We took a cruise out to the bridge which was pretty cool. We went right up to it and got incredible shots. We also were able to get a clear view of Alcatraz. We also took an uber out to Golden Gate look out. I hear fog can be a problem. However, we got lucky and the fog did not disrupt our view at all. The famous Full House House ( I am a 80’s baby)and The Painted Ladies: Gorgeous Victorian houses painted in lovely pastel colors.

I also visited Chinatown where I ate Dim Sum and shopped around for cheap souvenirs.

Try to get a ride on a old school cable car if you can. The wait can exceed an hour!

Have you been to San Francisco ? What are some of your favorite things to do and eat there?

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Xo!

‘‘Tis the Season For Gifting

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Holiday Season is upon us! 🎁 Here are a two of my favorite gifting items this year.

Mantra Band A cute and trendy bangle bracelet that reminds you to be a “Warrior” or “Breathe”. I have one I wear all the time that reads : “She believed she could so she did”. What’s your mantra? Great for gifting your bestie to help her keep optimistic and positive. 👯

Use code: Blackfriday for 20% off and free shipping.

This is a perfect Treat Yo Self’ gift. Fred and Far Self Love Pinky Ring.. I love these lil rings so much and I love the message behind it. It comes with a lil card that comes with a pledge to love yourself. It’s a beautiful ring that has an upside down triangle lab created stone. You can choose from sterling silver, yellow gold, or rose gold. If you love yourself put a ring on it. This is my first holiday being single ..pretty much ever. This product is big on Self love and self worth which a lot of women struggle with.

They also have a sale going on. No promo code needed.

Love Me Some Philly

I have made several trips out to Philly over the past few years. It’s close to NYC and it is truly a Foodie’s Paradise.

I tried a new spot out this time and went for Sonny’s to get my Philly Cheese steaks

Old City Beergarden that stood out on the street with a cool outdoor seating area and bar to grab a cold one on a hot day. They provide giant checkers, and bean bag toss for you to entertain yourself with.

Food Truck Mashup at Empire Casino

Poutine with Crab

Food Truck Mash up at the Yonkers Raceway Empire Casino in Yonkers NY ..

Gone are the days of The Westchester County Fair and Flea Markets..

Food trucks from NY and NJ came to compete for the title of Best Food Truck ..

Souvlaki Truck .. Grilled Cheese Truck ..Empanada Trucks..

and of course Westchester’s Fav hot dog spot Walter’s was there .. and won Best Food Truck

Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork and Mac and Cheese. Soooo yummy!

This event was Family Friendly and there was Live Music

Over The Top Milkshake from Carnivale Food Truck .. Salted Caramel milkshake topped with a powdered sugar donut and whipped cream.. It was heavenly…

I’ll def be there next year it was like a lil Westchester Smorgasbord.