SoFarSounds

I recently met a verrry cool person and she put me on to SoFarSounds. She told me she signed up for tickets to a secret music show in a secret garden in NYC. It Sounded Dope to me ..so I told her I was down.

She ended up getting two tickets and I'm very glad she did..

It was a gorgeous summer day in July and we got cool seats sitting on a wooden tree bench in a garden of a Church. The show was BYOB and we came prepared with two bottles of Ros'e. Lush Life.

There was three performers and they were all amazing.

Silvina Moreno from Argentina who sang in both Spanish and English and had a funky lil instrument that she played.

Adam  Ahuja was the second performer who played the keyboard and crooned so beautifully that he ended up on my IG story with heart eyes emoji's. How old am I again ?! Move over Justin Timberlake…He used audience participation to create a song that day which I thought was pretty Ahhmazing.

The last performer was Madison Mcferrin who sang very soulfully and had the whole audience nodding and swaying to her vibe.

After leaving this mini concert I wanted to buy all of their CD's and follow them all on Spotify.

Wanna check this out and try to get lucky and get tickets to these secret concerts check out SofarSound. They are all over the city and Brooklyn. FYI They do not tell you the exact location or details unless you get tickets to attend.

 

Summer Essentials 👒 📚 

Loungin poolside 🏊👙  or catching rays ☀️ at the 🌊  Beach I require two things.

A great summer read ☀️📚and a big floppy hat 👒 

Big floppy hat I bought at the Grand Bazzaar in NYC. They had me at Resting Beach Face. 💁🌊 I found it inside the Bohemian groove on the move’s RV. 

My summer read pick  Is #GirlBoss by Sophia Amorusso..this is her true story of how she came up with Nasty Girl Vintage and now owns a multimillion dollar  company. It all started with a My space and eBay account. 

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

NYC Restaurant Week 2016 is upon us July 25th- August 19th. 3 course meals for lunch $29 and dinner $42. For the frugal yet fabulous..Exclusions do apply.. gratuity and beverages not included.

Saturdays are excluded and Sundays are optional You can check out all the participating restaurants here. You can book reservations conveniently at Opentable.

These are my picks. Foodies Rejoice..

Sabbia located In Eataly  (which I still have yet to visit)hosted by La Birreria rooftop bar and restaurant..Since it’s Summer you had me at rooftop bar. Stunning views of the Flat Iron and Empire State building await. Here you can check out the lunch and dinner menu. I like to look ahead of time to be sure that there are things that I like.

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200 Fifth Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10010
Flatiron District

Spice Market  located in the Meat Packing District.I have yet to dine at this pretty lil eatery with an attached terrace. I’m hoping that changes soon. Lunch and Dinner menu here.

403 W. 13th St.
Manhattan, NY 10014
Meatpacking District

Bodega Negra at  Dream Hotel downtown.. You enter this location thru a Tudor Styled Tequila Wearhouse! No menu listed however they serve upscale Mexican fare (expect ceviches and Tacos).

 

Also Participating in Restaurant Week are a few of my  go to spots…

Scarpetta I read in a magazine over five years ago that Beyonce and Jay Z dined here for the Spaghetti..Start it off with the Creamy Polenta in a mushroom truffle sauce. I have been in love with Scott Conant’s tasty dishes ever since!

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That F*in Spaghetti Tho!

355 W. 14th St.
Manhattan, NY 10014
Meatpacking District

Lupa (lunch only) I hope they have Bucatini All Amatriciana on the menu.. That’s my fav .. Thank You Mario Batali !

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170 Thompson St.
Manhattan, NY 10012
Greenwich Village

Beauty and Essex is always a good time… hang out in the ladies room where they serve champagne. Or grab one of my fav drinks the beauty elixir.

146 Essex St.
Manhattan, NY 10002
Lower East Side

Don’t forget to post up your pics on “the gram” to win a shot at a $50 gift certificate for a future dining experience! Use the hashtag #NYCRESTAURANTWEEK !

 

 

 

Summer2016 BucketList

A Milkshake from BlackTap NYC: While cruising the explore page on Instagram  (the gram). I came across this page that featured the most mouthwatering milkshakes in the meat packing district.

 🍦🍦Drake concert cuz Drake is Bae …😍😍😍 summer2016 tour with Future  👯👯

Pinknic..A pink and white mandatory clothing picnic in Governors Island. Pink Blankets along with live music, a Ferris wheel and ros’e 🍷🎀 You can order a picnic basket made by Chris Santos chef/owner of Vandal NY or bring your own !
Local Outdoor dining  … I love dining outside ..I never really got to do it too often since my ex wasn’t a fan of it.. However, this summer I will be all about it.  A few of the locations are Tarry Lodge in Portchester ( Mario Batali’s place) Fortina’s Pizza Club in Stamford, CT, and  Red Hat on the River in Irvington. 

A few of my fav cocktails👯👯

Who likes to drink?! 🙋🙋Everyone knows I love my cocktails! I typically drink wine, but on a nice Summer night it’s always nice to have a cocktail.. or two.(But, who’s counting?)I also have a new found love for St Germain liquor. So I figured I would share some cocktail recipes with you. Yes, I’m trying to get fancy like Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktails.

Cucumber Deliciousness

Ingredients:

1 ounce of St Germain Liquor

11/2 ounce of Vodka (I use Absolut)

6 Cucumber slices

5 Mint Leaves

ice

Muddle 5 Cucumber slices in shaker

Add liquor, ice, and 4mint leaves

Shake Vigorously

Pour into pretty glass

Add slice of cucumber and a mint leave to garnish

Or Dat Watermelon

Ingredients:

1/2 ounce of St Germain Liquor

2 ounce of Vodka

1 cup watermelon juice or muddled watermelon

4 mint leaves

ice

Add Watermelon, Liquor, ice, and 3 mint leaves to shaker

Shake Vigorously

Pour into pretty glass

Garnish with a cubed watermelon and mint leave

Also if you want to infuse some Vodka.. it’s super easy

Slice up  fruit (Pineapple, watermelon, my fav)

Fill up Mason Jar with fruit(or any glass container)

Cover the Fruit with Vodka

You can also add mint leaves.

Let sit for 5-7 days and shake daily

Voila infused vodka

Summer BucketList

Summer is officially here!!👯👯Summer always flys by and I try to get in as many fun activities as possible! Here are some things I’m determined to make happen this Summer!

1. Roof Top Bars- What’s better than having a few drinks on a warm summer night?! I am hoping to check out some rooftop bars this summer! This is me in NYC at 230fifth rooftop Bar and Lounge. It has a gorgeous view and the drinks are super strong and yummy. Try. Pineapple coconut cocktail! (My fav)I am also looking to check out STK rooftop, and the Gansevoort!

 
2. Bike Riding in Governor’s Island- I recently watched Good Day New York with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto. They did a segment where they were riding their bikes in Governor’s Island, and it made me want to check it out! Governors Island offers miles of car free biking. Bring your own bike or rent one from Blazing Saddles in Colonels Row. They offer Free Bike Mornings, borrow a free bike for up to one hour every Monday-Friday from 10 AM to noon.

3. State Fair at The Meadowlands- I love Fairs and Carnivals! I have been a thrill seeker since I was a child. I rode the cyclone with my dad when I was 4 years old! I have been saying every summer for years that I would attend this fair at the Meadowlands. Hopefully, this Summer I will make it happen!

4. Lounge in the pool with some cute floats. Donuts, swans, you name it I will lounge on it! They have really cute ones in Five and Below!

 5. Run my first marathon! I recently started training for my first marathon. I never ran in my life and I’m not a fan of the treadmill. However, I have set a goal to run a marathon this Summer! Hopefully I’m prepared by August!

  

What are some of the things on your summer BucketList?

Summer Bucket-list

I love the summer it’s my fav time of the year! Always has been always will.. There is so much to do…the beach, pool, fairs, bike riding. I can live in summer dresses and Capri jeggings. Every year when summer rolls around I have high hopes for all the fun outdoor things I’m going to do. However, by the end of summer I’m usually left disappointed and feeling like I didn’t do enough. This year I made a summer bucket list to motivate me to get everything done. My summer bucketlist includes:
1. Coney Island (ride the cyclone and wonder wheel, eat an original Nathan’s Hot Dog)
2. Riding a Citibike along the Westside Highway
3. Take a surf lesson
4. Go paddle boarding
5. Go to a waterpark
6. Have drinks in a rooftop bar in NYC with spectacular views
7. Snorkel with sea turtles
8. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
I checked off more than half of my list and I have a little more than two weeks left. Does anyone else make summer bucket-lists? What’s on yours?

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