Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Meanwhile In LaLa Land

*warning: lots of sunny photos ahead*

Hey Lovers! Looks like i'm finally ready to share some pics of my time in LA.  Sorry it took so long but i've been non-stop since landing and to top it off, i am now sick with a cold/allergies and my back just gave out.  I'm an old hag and age is having its way with me.  

As expected i took an obnoxious amount of photos but don't worry i wont be bombarding you with all of them.  At most i will split this travel feature into two parts. So lets get started!

I've traveled to LA several times before but always on business which essentially meant from the airplane, to the rental, to the hotel, and finally quickly getting to the assigned work. This time i wanted to enjoy the city through the eyes of a tourist.  Leisure (i will reference that lightly) was the intent of the trip but i got much more than i bargained for.  I asked my lovely friend Anat, who served as my host and tour guide, to please make the experience and cheesy as possible and thankfully she delivered.

Here are some of my favorite scenic moments while driving through the streets of LA.  I can't explain the sence of calm and belonging i had during my entire stay.  I was literally in zen mode.  Topping off my trip was the excitement in catching up with some old NYC friends who have made the coastal switch. I wont lie when i say i pretty much envied their productive yet chilled lifestyle. I'm certainly missing out on something here.

I will go into that portion of my trip for a follow up blog post but for now lets just ooh and aah over the pretty scenic pics and how warm and calm you will feel once you're done scrolling through the images.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Celebrating 2 Years With TAGS

Hello Lovers! Bare with me as my brain may still be on vacation mode. I owe you an LA recap but so much went on during my short five day stay that a single post will simply not do. So lets get started!

I landed in LA quite early and pretty much hit the ground running. I had a full schedule to tend too although this trip was intended mainly for piece of mind. Oh well.

On the evening of November 6th i attended an event for TAGS celebrating their two year anniversary hosted by Simply Stylist. TAGS is an LA based shopping destination for the stylist gents and gals offering access to fashion-forward and unique products at competitive prices.

The celebration called for an evening of shopping, mingling and making connections with other fashion and beauty bloggers alike. In all it was quite the fantastic evening with cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres being served all the while the DJ spun some sweet tunes. Amongst the guest was Simply Stylist founder Sarah Boyd and oh how i itched to go an introduce myself, but alas my nerves took the better of me.  Terrible of me, i know.  But i now know better for next time.

I was very happy to be part of the evening although i regret not doing more legwork. I have been meaning to get more involved in these types of mixers and putting more of myself out there and this was the perfect setting for it.

I walked away with a pretty sweet swag-bag but most importantly, i was fortunate to make some connections that i now look forward to seeing where these will take me.

Congratulations TAGS! Here's to many more years. Only wish i were also able to find you on the East Coast.

My lovely friend Anat who was my gracious host the entire trip.  I cannot thank her enough for being such a selfless friend. 

Fuzzy but here i am with some lovely gals i was fortunate enough to make a connection with.  I hope to bring you some more info on what they have to offer sometime in the near future.

I basically just want this hat to live on my head.

Simply Stylist, founded by Sarah Boyd, is a way for like-minded women to come together, learn from one another, get inspired and to network.  It's a place where we showcase the true trendsetters and uplift fashion and beauty tastemakers of the future.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mixers + LatinTRENDing

As you many of you know i have been a contributing writer for LatinTRENDS since early in the year. LatinTRENDS is a multi-platform media and marketing company that connects with the acculturated Hispanic community via a monthly print Magazine, weekly e-Newsletter, daily content on LatinTRENDS.com, Geo-Targeted marketing, its social media pages and in-house events.  I am grateful for the opportunity to continue and contribute and work alongside such a great team.  

On November 5th LatinTRENDS hosted the first of what they hope will be many intimate Cocktail Media Mixers. Held at the world famous Copa Cabana, the intention is to provide a more intimate setting for networking and growth amongst LatinTRENDS clients, bloggers, journalists and such.  

CEO and founder Juan Guillen spoke briefly acknowledging his team and the intent of the evening, LatinTRENDS history, and goals. Overall it was a successful evening with great entertainment, by the talented Mark Newton, fantastic cocktails, and good people 

Be sure to scroll down for a few photos of the nights event. Also, don't forget to pick up the December issue featuring Grammy® winning Venezuelan duo Chino y Nacho.  Also on this issue, Laura Posada, "Gotham" girls Zaybryna Guevara and Victoria Cartegena and a shocking story on Human Trafficking.

Happy weekend Lovers make it a great one and keep LatinTRENDing!

Photography by Topher Barnett

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hello LA!

This is the most exhausting selfie i've ever taken of myself.

Black on black on black 

LA its good to be in you.  It's been a while.  It's been too long.  You will have me for the next five days and i cannot wait to see what you have to offer.  I have been looking forward to this trip all summer and the timing was perfect, but i will elaborate more on this some other time. Today i'm recuperating from a very very long day which included a six hour flight, a neighborhood walk, an evening fashion event with TAGS (more on that later) and eventually a late dinner.  I still don't know how i managed it all.

Blogging clearly will be slower than the norm but there's always my Instagram and Twitter account to keep you updated. Today promises to be equally as exciting so here's to the next few days ahead!

Have a lovely weekend lovers!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An Art Day at MoMa Ps1

Art can be such a sensory overload its often difficult for me to leave my interpretation in the open. However sometimes images speak for themselves. Here i leave you with just a few images (along with other randoms) i took during last weeks museum day with my friend Amanda. This day we opted for the MoMa PS1 museum located in LIC.  We found we share a mutual love of museums so i hope these dates become a regular. 

Bookstore at the main entrance

Clever cards

The laughs

The world in glossy prints

Samara Golden: The Flat Side Of The Knife

Poster | Act Up New York | Silence = Death 1987

Yoko Ono | Bed Peace 1969


Harun Farocki | Andrei Ujica | Videgrams of a Revolution