Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

Posted on: June 2, 2017

Perfect light salad for those Summer nights. Vegetarian, Gluten Free

This recipe is easy, quick and super delicious. Here’s what you need.

Ingredients: 

Baby Arugula

Pickled Red Onions (optional, love them though adds more color to the salad)

Watermelon (seedless)

1/2 Lemon

Balsamic Vinegar (1/2 cup)

Honey (1/2 tbsp)

1 pinch of Salt (for flavor)

Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Handful of Pine Nuts (Optional)

Handful of Feta Cheese

 

Slice the onions and place them in a bowl.  Add your pine nuts, feta cheese, pinch of salt and arugula. Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Mix it all together and you have a delicious bowl of salad. Great for those sizzling summer nights. Pair with a glass of Rose, Sancerre or Chardonnay.  Bon appetite! Enjoy!

 


NYFW MARISSA WEBB SS17

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Marissa Webb is one designer I love and admire. When I attended her show last season, I was simply amazed by her incredible work. I can definitely say the same for this season. She presented on Day 1 of NYFW on September 8th at the Skylight Clarkson Gallery. Marissa Webb is one designer who perfectly balances feminine and masculine elements into her designs. Her designs exude cool, sophisticated, chic, and effortless all at the same time. Her SS17 Collection featured a soft palette of neutrals with pops of burnt orange, chartreuse in delicate silks and subtle ruffle accents. One of my favorite looks from this collection was her take on a suit. A modern day version of a traditional suit, and the back detail was just to die for. Every piece was absolutely AMAZING! I definitely had my favorites from her Ready-to-Wear collection. I wanted every piece in my size for my closet. I loved how she paired a military inspired jacket with her soft, pretty, floral dress. And how she paired a silk floral top with leather pants, seemed fitting and oh so stylish!

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(MY FAVORITES FROM THE COLLECTION)

 

When it comes to design, Marissa Webb doesn’t need to dig deep to find inspiration. She dresses what she knows best, and what speaks to her. Her inspiration comes from what’s around her, specifically ” The Modern New York woman,” as she stated backstage before the show. Although, her designs are inspired by the Modern New York woman, they aren’t the only ones who will fall in love with this collection.

 

What’s your favorite from the collection?

As always, thanks for reading, following, and supporting me in my journey. I hope you enjoyed my photos and recap


Hair Nightmares to Gorgeous Hair By Kathy

Posted on: September 12, 2016

 

 

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If you know me by now, then you know that I’m one who likes to change up my look every now and then. I’m all about experimenting, especially with my hair. Especially since I work in an industry where I need to stay up to date with current trends. For today’s post, I’m sharing with you all my hair journey. I will spare you the horrible, ratchet and embarrassing photos of my hair. I’ll just give you a short backstory behind my hair.

Let’s just say, my hair has been thru hell and back. Well, maybe not hell, but not in the best state. Thanks to the hair God’s and some research, I managed to find Kathy, thanks to her my hair has been brought back to life. But here’s a little back story before Kathy came to my rescue.

Prior to my meeting and introduction with Kathy, my hair had been thru a lot. My bad hair days started with a professional hair dye gone wrong, extremely wrong. In all the worst ways possible. I wanted to go a little lighter for the Summer and my previous hairstylist didn’t listen to what I wanted. He didn’t refer to my photo and decided to give me something completely opposite from what I wanted. He took my brown hair to platinum blonde. Can you imagine me with Platinum Blonde locks?! Trust me, it wasn’t a pretty, on me at least. Other Filipina’s and others can pull it off, yes, but I myself could not. And I wasn’t happy at all. When I ran my hands thru my hair, the ends no longer felt silky smooth. But rather, rough and like hay. My hair was officially damaged and fried. It needed a HUGE detox and time to breathe before going back and fixing it. I spent the next week at work and basically everywhere I went wearing a huge hat on my head at ALL times. But I was at my breaking point, and I just couldn’t live with my hair looking a hot mess for another week. [Due to scheduling, he couldn’t fit me in to fix the job he so horribly did wrong] I was left with no choice. [I haven’t done this in quite sometime] I went to the drugstore bought a box dye and dyed my own hair. Now putting my hair thru more shock and damage. I took it back to the dark side. Due to my hair being overly damaged and over processed, some green started to show after I dyed it. The color I picked up was Jet Black. My hair had gone thru so much in a short amount of time, it started to react to all the damage being done to it. My hair was fried, overly dyed and all sorts of damaged. It needed some TLC and fast!

After much research and just being fed up with my hair, I reluctantly was able to get an appointment at yet another local hair salon. There I met, Kathy. She looked at my hair, listened to me and knew just what to do. I brought in a photos for her to refer to.  She loved the fact I brought in photos, great for reference and inspiration. She told me, it’s always best when clients bring in photos, they not only make for great references, but another way to really visualize what the client wants. What I loved about her is that she’s brutally honest. She’ll tell you right off the bat if that particular hairstyle will suit you or not. She’s not afraid of telling you NO! She wouldn’t want her clients walking out of her salon, with 1. A bad hair do and 2. A Bad hair dye job and have her name written all over that, NO WAY! I love her way of thinking. Double plus in my book, I’m all about that, honesty is the best policy, am I right?! Kathy is amazing at what she does, she’s like a chemist in her own lab, well salon. She knows what colors to mix and what will look perfect for that particular client.  Not only does she know her colors she gives a FABULOUS Lob haircut and blowout! I’m just so happy and blessed to have found her when my hair really needed it. Since meeting her last winter, she’s given me Spring/Summer ready hair and now Fall-Ready hair. I absolutely love my lob hairstyle and my perfectly rich Chocolate bronde (Brown and slight blonde) balayage color.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t let just anybody touch my hair let alone color my hair. But after speaking with Kathy, telling her my worries, what I had gone through and what I’m looking for, I knew I was in good hands. Even after my hair woes, Kathy brought my hair back to life.

 

Needless to say, every time I come into the salon, I’m immediately put at ease. And now, every time I leave the salon my hair looks AMAZING and I feel fabulous. Thank you so much Kathy for giving me gorgeous hair and bringing it back to life. If you’re ever in the Jersey City/Hoboken area, and looking for an AWESOME stylish, with killer skills and a fabulous personality be sure to make an appointment with Kathy and the fabulous ladies of the Two 01 Salon. Located at: 404 14th Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey.

#SFBNoMoreBadHairDays

 

 


Viva Las Vegas

Posted on: July 21, 2016

 

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Spent the week in Sin City, where it ALWAYS guarantees a good time. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Las Vegas is truly the city that never sleeps, where having a good time is not even a question, it’s a definite. The strip alone as so much to do, you’ll never be bored. Take a stroll down the strip, visit each hotel, shop at the Forum shops, see a show, whatever you decide I guarantee you will having fun. I’ve been coming to Vegas for years with my family and let’s just say there’s never a dull moment whenever we’re in Vegas.  Whether you’re on the strip or on the outskirts you’re bound to have an fun time! During my  visit I stayed at Caesars Palace, I  enjoyed my time there and every time I’ve stay at Caesars. Thank you to everyone at Caesars Palace for making our stay a fantastic experience every time.  There’s so much to do at Caesars alone you can’t go wrong.

Book your next stay at Caesars Palaces, trust me you won’t be disappointed.

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Favorite Hotels: 

Caesars Palace

Cosmopolitan

The Cromwell

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Some of My Favorite Places to Eat +Dine: 

Nobu

Lawry’s

In & Out

Sushi Roku

Giada

Bacchanal Buffet 

Egg Slut

Mastros 

What do to in Vegas:

  • Visit Each Hotel on the Strip
  • See the Water Show in front of the Bellagio Hotel
  • See the Volcano Show in front of the Mirage
  • See a Show ( Cirque Du Soleil shows)
  • See the Red Rock Canyons
  • Take a Gondola ride in the Venetian
  • Head down to Fremont Street
  • See Britney Spears in Concert
  • See J. Lo in Concert
  • Ride the High Roller at The LINQ
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower at Paris
  • See the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
  • Titanic Exhibit at Luxor
  • The Bodies Exhibit at Luxor
  • Visit the Bellagio Gallery at Bellagio
  • Shopping at the Forum Shops
  • Shopping at all hotels

 

Nightlife: 

Encore Beach Club (Day/Night) at the Encore

The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan

Omnia at Caesars Palace

Drais’ Beach Club and Nightclub at The Cromwell

 

I hope you enjoyed my photos, recap and guide of my trip to Las Vegas. What’s your favorite place to go to in Vegas? Please do share, I love hearing from you, use the hashtag: #SFBTravelDiaries #SFBTravelandExplore

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey!

 


Red Carpet Manicure X SOCIAL FASHIONISTA BEAUTY

Posted on: June 14, 2016

 

Nailed it with Red Carpet Manicure! 

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Just discovered this nail company not too long ago, and I must say they are the real deal. When Red Carpet Manicure reached out to me to collaborate together, I was thrilled! One of my favorite things to do is experiment and try out different products. I also love changing up my nail polish and seeing what works, what last etc…. After trying out RCM products, I soon discovered the amazing quality of the brand and how long-lasting the product stays. I love gel polishes that last longer than the average nail polish. Especially if I have an event or something special to attend, I don’t want to go to the nail salon again and again for a chipped nail or polish. Which is why I love gel nail polish, because it last for over 3 to 4 weeks. But RCM polishes lasted me even a week longer than most gel nail polishes, which was amazing. And perfect, because my nails looks gorgeous even after they had grown out.

Thanks to Red Carpet Manicure my nails dazzled all summer long! Even for holidays, I like to get a little festive. Thanks to Red Carpet Manicure, my nails  sparkled with pride for the 4th of July. If you haven’t tried Red Carpet Manicure, I highly recommend that you should. You can find Red Carpet Manicure products at an Ulta near you or shop directly from their website: http://www.redcarpetmanicure.com.

 

Thanks to Red Carpet Manicure’s for partnering and collaborating with me on this post. All thoughts are my own. #RCMNailedIt

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me on my journey!