Posts in LIFESTYLE
STYLE & THE BAR CART - THANKSGIVING WITH A TROPICAL TWIST

Hello darlings! Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving week already? I’ve been a bit busy with a few different projects but today I'm excited to bring you another "Style & The Bar Cart." If you're not familiar with this series let me quickly break it down for you. 

Style & The Bar Cart is a creative series that combines my passions (style, decor, vintage & DIY) to serve as outfit and occasion inspiration for the modern-vintage girl who loves to entertain in style and prefers cocktails over wine.

For this Bar Cart I wanted to create a simple Thanksgiving themed cart but with a bit of a topical twist because that’s just how I roll. For the cocktail I made a Mango Mint Aperol Spritz and included other mango-flavored beverages such as juice and seltzer water on the cart. I also baked (via Trader Joe’s, lol) a delicious Pumpkin Spice Pie because what’s Thanksgiving without one?

Here’s a fun fact, I’d never had Pumpkin Pie until moving to the US 10+ years ago and initially I thought the idea was weird because we use Pumpkins for savory dishes in Guyana. Well my perspective quickly changed after trying the pie and now I have to have a slice whenever the season rolls around.

A vase full of greenery and my DIY Fall Macrame Wreath kept the decor friendly while my vintage vegetable print dress and raffia fruit heels play up the entire theme. I’ve rounded up several pieces at the end of this post so you can recreate the feel of this look and entertain in style this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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18 ICE CREAM SHOPS TO TRY IN NYC 🍦🏙🚕

Ice cream, how I love thee!

It’s no secret, I L-O-V-E ice cream! I eat ice-cream almost every week (more like every other day,shhh) and it’s my guiltiest of pleasures. I couldn't imagine a world without it and  with Summer fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ice cream shops in NYC. Below is a little gallery and if you click on each photo, you'll get all the deets! Be sure to let me know if you try any of my reccomendations below and enjoy a little sweet treat this Summer!

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VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 - PRETTY & PINK 💗

Weeeee! It's almost that time of year to celebrate L-O-V-E and I am pumped! I love celebrating love and my love language is that of giving and receiving gifts, mostly receiving (lol). Don't take my word for it though, this quiz confirmed what I'd known for years. Honestly, truly!

So with that being said, I bring you my annual love language guide full of gifts in shades of my favorite color, pink! So show your sweethearts, galentines, sisters and Moms just how much you care unless they speak a diff love language and in that case I can't help you cus I'm all about the gifts. 

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PINK POLKADOTS & TEA 💖☕️

With the Summer coming to an end and my family visiting, I decided to take a break from work and the blog to enjoy some downtime.

We've been having a lot of fun exploring the city and over the weekend we took my niece to have tea at Ladurée in SoHo. She was super excited and enjoyed every moment of it. Everything was delicious and the hot chocolate was so rich it tasted like we were drinking melted chocolate.

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A VISIT TO GLOSSIER

It's 2002, I'm 15, my lipgloss is poppin' and my glitter-game is on point. Okay not quite but back in my teen and early adult years I loved me some lipgloss & shimmer. I had the roller-ball gloss, ones that tasted like "fruit" and I felt extra fancy when I got ahold of the Victoria Secret ones with gold shimmer in them. I mean who couldn't resist a shiny pout? I would slather it on but being careful not to look like I ate greasy chowmein as we say in Guyana. There was an art to wearing gloss and glitter or at least I liked to think that as a teen.

Oh how I love a good shimmer. My most prized glitter was one I received as part of a perfume set. It was called Fetish (very suitable for an early teenager, don't you think?) and was a sort of golden body glitter. I would rub it on my collar bones aka decolletage and arms when going out and you couldn't tell me anything! I had glitter gel for my hair as well and even sneaked my sister's shimmer powder (she still gives me the side-eye about it) because I was all about that JLO glow! 

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