BRUNCH @ CHOCOLAT HARLEM, NY

Listen, your birthday comes around once a year so you better do it big! My last rendezvous for my birthday festivities was brunch at my favorite spot in Harlem. I closed out my Birthday week and 2017 with Brunch at Chocolat in Harlem, NY.

Chocolat’s food is always the BOMB so I knew they wouldn’t disappoint me. I ordered their Famous red velvet pancakes and fried chicken which was $25. This meal was very delectable along with my unlimited mimosas priced at $20 for 1.5 hours. I believed my sever had a crush on me because he was at our table like clockwork. Make sure if your ever in NYC to check them out.

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BIRTHDAY DINNER @STK MIDTOWN 12/27

A QUEEN was born on December 27th, 1991!!!! I am officially 26 years young can’t really believe it. I feel more focused, I feel more positive and I feel like I can attempt anything with enough confidence. I ended out my year with such a bang, it just has to be the best birthday ever! From my trip to DR to my birthday week of endless activities (more post coming soon). I am so ready to go into 2018 with a barrow of ideas and a positive mindset.

Unfortunately, my outfit wasn’t exactly what I planned but I definitely made it WERK! When I tell you I was livid that the place I ordered my fur from refunded my order! So I had to rock what I had. I dipped into my archives and wore my 2015 blueberry pimp Urban Outfitters fur. I rocked an uber sexy Mistress Rocks slinky slip dress, metallic Steve Madden heels & a sliver Top Shop gem clutch. I had dinner at STK which was soooooo delicious. I devoured my 10 oz steak & cheesy mac & cheese. STK was so superb I wish I could afford to have dinner every night there. Hey, a girl can dream.

Take A Look Below:

STK @ MIDTOWN

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“Simplicity” Sliver Slinky Dress $78.00

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Steve Madden Fico Sandal $69.99

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Top Shop “Bertie” Gem Clutch Bag $52.00

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TRAVEL CHRONICLES : PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Greeting Everyone!

In preparation for my 26th Birthday (12/27), I decided to take a mini girls trip to DR for 6 days & 5 nights. My vacation was AMAZING!! I still can’t get off from the high. The Majestic Mirage was everything plus more. Our Butler Samuel was always there for any questions and concerns we had and even had a surprise set up in my room. We went on three excursions for the price of $139. We traveled out to Alta Gracia to ride buggies. After that, we trooped through the forest to get to a natural lake. The water was freezing I didn’t do too much swimming. The view was breathtaking.

The food on the resort wasn’t the greatest but it wasn’t bad. Everything was very Americanized which wasn’t surprising. My favorite restaurants were the hibachi and steakhouse. The resort had two foam parties which were FREAKIN’ AWESOME! Every night around 9 pm the resort’s staff would have a performance. I really felt like I was at a dedicated concert for Rock n Roll artist. About three nights during our stay we went to the resorts hottest club called Coco Disco. This whole trip was such an awesome experience, I am so blessed to have shared it with my two best friends. ❤

I definitely recommend visiting DR at least once in your lifetime. The Majestic Mirage is also an A+ hotel.

Take a look below!

Grass Fields African Isabella Maxi $122.00

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Fashion Nova ‘SAVAGE’ Red One Piece $34.99

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Salmon & Vegetable Rice 

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The Love is A Clinch Set $19.00  / Ella Premium Floral Print Kimono $35.00

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Yerba Kente Kini $129.99 (I got this on a 50% off sale)

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Fashion Nova Floral Maxi Dress $32.99

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BRUNCHIN’ @ CRAZY ANNIE’S

Brunch season is almost over, so I’m out here trying to enjoy these last few warm days that God is blessing us with. I like to explore different locations when I’m looking for a brunch spot. Unlimited deals is what really catches my eye. After searching for an affordable brunch spot, I remembered passing by Crazy Annie’s in Washington Heights and decided to give that a try.

First thing that came to my mind was who would name their restaurant “Crazy Annie’s?” Clearly an insanely smart individual. The name “Crazy Annie’s” grabs hungry consumer’s attention like myself and tempts them to give it a try. Walking into Crazy Annie’ s was like a flashback to the 1960s. I ordered the chicken & waffles for $15 and the unlimited mimosas special for $16.95. I was severed three crispy chicken thighs, and a buttermilk fluffy waffle. I wasn’t a fan of the chipotle sauce that was served with my dish, but over all everything was superb. I couldn’t even finish all my chicken. I would most definitely recommend this place, the prices were also very affordable.

Happy Viewing xoxo

Top: Boohoo

Skirt/ Bag: Urban Outfitters

Sneakers: Nike

BAE DATES EVENT 10/05/17

In the beginning of the month, I had the pleasure of attending a mixer thrown by Bae Dates. This event was equipped with throwback games such as connect four and UNO. A few games of UNO got a little heated but that’s to be expected. There were create your own sweatshirt contests and free goodie bags. They even had fried chicken! I didn’t meet a new boo or anything like that but I did get a few good dubs in. I had a great time at this event and I’m definitely looking forward to the next one in December.

Below is a small synopsis on “Busy Almost Every Date” aka “Bae Dates.”

You ever get tired of going to the same old places for dates? Are you looking for new exciting dating ideas or just new places to check out? If you haven’t heard about baedates.com be prepared for some great intel. Baedates.com is an amazing hub full of date ideas. The purpose of this awesome site is to get millennials more excited about the art of dating. This site is completely jammed packed with date ideas from, stay at home dates, to brunch ideas and even fun activities with your bae. If you’re in the New York City area check it out! Screen Shot 2017-10-28 at 4.57.20 PM.png

RICARDO’S STEAKHOUSE

This past weekend I celebrated my friends 26th Birthday at Harlem’s “Ricardo’s Steakhouse.” I’ve been to Ricardo’s multiple times before and I always leave in total ecstasy. I decided not to be a “Regular Degular” Cardi B’s voice, and not get my usual Fettuccine Alfredo. Instead I opted for the “Ricardo’s Special Patter.” Which included a skirt steak, grilled pork chop, rice, beans, homemade mashed potatoes, and sweet plantains.

This entree was delicious and very fulling for just $26.00. I washed it down with a semi strong “Smoking Gun” for $12.00 which was made of Hennessy, orange juice, and splash of cranberry juice. I will always recommend Ricardo’s Steakhouse. I am highly pleased with the ambiance and the service, a great place for birthday dinners or a night out with Bae.

For dinner I wore a American Apparel burgundy long sleeve top, Paige denim jeans that I cut into shorts since they had a hole in them (innovative) and Public Desire thigh high peep toe boots. I accessorized my look with a chunky Aldo necklace, dollar store hoop earrings and an Urban Outfitter’s black tote.

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LOLO’S SEAFOOD SHACK

Lolo’s Seafood Shack is located in Harlem on 116th & Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Seen a couple people post about this place so I decided to try it out. Since I am infatuated with coconut shrimp I ordered that and garlic fries. My order was only $10.00, which is awesome but I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t order an extra side of shrimp. The coconut shrimp was satisfying…nothing to brag about. The garlic fries had a great kick to them, which made my meal worthwhile. Not too sure if I would go back to this place…..wasn’t pleased with the idea of paying for my meal before it was served to me. Reminded me more of a fast-food restaurant. Lolo’s seafood shack was vibrant and colorful which was appealing but not very spacious. Overall this restaurant is worth trying….at least once.

Scroll down to see my OOTD & my plate.

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Top: H&M        Bottom: Urban Outfitters         Bag: Zara         Accessory: Top Shop