Oh my little baby Blog is been a while… Life happens… so here we go…
Let’s talk about “Indoor Picnic!”… As much as I love “Parklife” sometimes that weather is just not suitable for the occasion. But are we gonna let that stop us? Are we? Nooooo!!! Haha I am crazy but hey the crazies have more fun so is okay! When the weather doesn’t cooperate with our plans we bring the picnic indoors! If you have the space I say go all out and put a blanket on the floor, I live in a small place so the floor is not much of an option but I still managed, so I set the picnic in a small table. We laughed, we ate, we drank, and we simply had a good time regardless of the snow and cold weather outside. Sometimes we can’t just let life get away with things we have no control of, unless we are biffles with ‘Mother-Nature’ but we can certainly outsmart it and try our own new ways, sometimes it will work other times it won’t but at least we try!
Little fun fact – the super yellow cheese on the pic is from my lovely island Dominican Republic and is one of my favorite cheeses, is called Queso Geo! Queso means Cheese!
Of course I could not finish a blog post without giving you a song of the day, so here it is Endeløs by Danish singer Ramus Walter… Endeløs means Endless. HERE enjoy!
“You may hate being an artist… but if you are, it will haunt you until you’re doing it.” – Catherine Westergaard
Took this quote from an Insta pics of Interview Magazine and just completely love that quote… The painting below I named it “Haunting Me” before I even read this quote as the shapes in the painting had been just haunting me, I could not forget them or get them out of my head. Therefore I simply just had to create the painting! Sometimes I think is important to create those art pieces that won’t leave our minds until we get them done because even though they may not mean much at the moment maybe to someone else they may mean everything and I think somehow there is a bigger reason even bigger than ourselves pushing us to get somethings that just simply need to be done.
I remember writing about putting some of my art piece up here on the blog… so here it is a sneak peek of my art work!
Straight from my Art class on the Springtime which I signed up for again this Fall!
The painting is almost done, today I was adding some finishing touches and soon after that I will take pictures with my nice camera and post them! This pic was taken on my iPhone with Instagram, you can find me on Insta under dgdisla or click HERE!
Best song for “Haunting Me” – Clint Mansell – Requiem for a Dream Orchestral Version
Truly is more love than hate because I really do love yoga, I love how serene I feel after I finish a class and I love the somehow even if you thought about a bunch of nonsense throughout the class you still get little moments of pure bliss. I have been back and forward doing Bikram – which is hot yoga in a room with a temperature of 105°F or 41°C… Soo yup you sweat like a Motherlover in there and every drop is sooo damn good hahaha is actually a bit gross but once you get over that is natural human nature. On top of that you loose weight, makes you feel so much better body and mind wise, in general I love it, definitely completely suggest anyone who hasn’t tried it to go try it because only one class and you will feel the goodness… Though beware that yoga/hot yoga is no for everyone – for example Martha-my cousin went with me to yoga and she did not like at all, she is a Gym-rat therefore for her to wrap her mind around yoga is very difficult but I think if she would had kept going she may have like it just as much as me.
Bikram yoga is not easy but is not impossible, seriously you don’t have to even push yourself over the edge, if you at least show up to class you are more than halfway there. Because even showing up can be difficult for some people, it is hard to put ourselves out there, we may feel embarrassment, ashamed of our body, scared that we won’t know how to do the poses. But try, try your best to DELETE all that from your mind, there will always be beginners in everything, everyone in the class is going in the class most likely with a similar mind set –yes they may be amazing a doing some of the poses but hey you have no idea how long it took them to get there, so STOP judging yourself so harshly, just show up.
What I hate about yoga is that I am just like all the little humans–in a rush… In a rush to get the poses right therefore I get discourage a bit when I can’t get them. But this is also my fault because I go then stop going then go again and the cycle continuous… Is better to sign up for an amount of time that way you will be more likely to want to take advantage of the money you pay so you will push yourself harder to try to go as much as possible.
Okay now I’m rambling off so my advice is JUST SHOW UP!
Here a picture I took of my Best Friend Loh in our trip to NYC
The pictures are not perfect but to be my first time photographing a fashion show I am pretty happy with how they turned out!
Hope you enjoy the pictures and inspiration of such talented students!
Even though The French Cultural Center was a small location the show turned out lovely! Very happy they hosted such a nice event!
Here for the last I saved my FAVORITE model of the night wearing my favorite piece of the night! Luisaura Alvarez – truly a beautiful smile that lights up any room! Plus at the end of the event I got to talk to her and she is in fact from Dominican Republic just like me!!! awww so lovely to have such a lovely & talented girl representing my island!
Yesterday I went to one of the shows of Boston Fashion Week (BFW) and I am very happy I went. The show was beautiful and just being part of the whole atmosphere is just lovely for me! I love Fashion Shows and I have been to others before but it was mainly because I went to a college full of Fashion Design students but I had never gone too much out of my way to go to any shows because I figured they would be too expensive or I simply was intimidated to bring myself to such events. But seriously everyone should try going to a show at least once in their life, it is not that intimidating, it is possible for anyone to go obviously the HUGE fashion shows are harder to get into but to the small ones you could definitely buy tickets to. My advise is for anyone to just search search search, Google has all the answers on what is going on around your city. So get out there and try to experience a fashion show, a new event, or activity you have never experience before!
Here is a little Collage sneak peek… More pictures tomorrow morning!
Le Défilé - A French Fashion Show
Go Listen to Chris Medina – his voice is simply amazing, this song is going on repeat button!!! Awww it melts my heart to hear it! HERE enjoy!
Today I tried “Hot Chocolate with Blueberry Flavor” and it was pretty tasty! I was skeptical because the combination didn’t really sound appealing to me at first but sometimes I just enjoying trying new things in the name of search! How else are we suppose to discover new things and new “Likes” if we don’t try! Next time you are out there in the world try something new, experiment, explore! Sometimes you will be disappointed but somethings you may just be blown off your feet but you won’t know unless you try!
Hot Chocolate with Blueberry Flavor! Yumm Yumm
I also stopped in a little store and bought these 2 hair ties which I guess are called Seamless Hair Ties. I kept seen them in magazines and blogs and just wanted to know for myself what is the “big” deal with these. Not sure yet but they sure are cute!
Awww Inspiration – you will be the death of me but oh my what a wonderful death you will be!
Clearly we can tell that I am a sucker of Inspiration just by the title of my blog, I’m constantly hungry for more and more. To get the trigger feeling, the awaken feeling that completely catches your attention in the middle of the mundane. This is why I love it when I come across something that tingles and warms my heart. I get many of these little heart warming inspo moments and I cherish even the tiny ones because they all matter one way or another and I may not know how they matter in the moment but I know that I will remember later on… My current job is monotonous, I am not complaining I am grateful for the money I get but it is simply not the job I wish to die in but well that’s another story for another day to tell, my point is that when I am at work doing my little mundane work stuff I often put music to inspired me to keep on, to push forward but sometimes I also like to listening to interviews on YouTube and today I came across one that totally warmed my heart, in fact my heart is still warm. I simply loved it, to someone else this video may mean so little but to me it means sooo much and I’m thankful for the person who put this up and of course the speaker Alber.
In the video Alber talks of many interesting point, someone may see this and think that it only applies to “The Fashion World” but I feel that a lot of what he says applies to anything, anything that we do, things we love, that things we don’t love, it applies to life and that is what trigger something in me so thank you Alber for your honest and inspirational interview.
I encourage you to listen to the video or watch it if you can, I have listening to it during work, and watch it at home now, and I simply love it! I also love his accent, there is something so magnificent about accents!
Here are also 2 other videos I find inspiring…
Marc Jacobs for his sort of naturalness, how he seems to be having a conversation with a friend at a downtown cafe, and I love that he seems very honest – honesty is a very important quality in any human being. To watch Click HERE
Tom Ford – the video is long but is worth listening to, to me he sounds a bit pompous but I do not blame him, he has accomplished so much from such a young age that it is completely understandable. Also I appreciate his bit of arrogance as it shows this person who has never given up, he has been quick, smart, intuitive, a risk taker, and he has this sort of sureness/confidence in himself that is completely admirable. And even though I say that he may come off a bit pompous he also talks about some very humble moments he had in his life and that is very honest and courageous of him to say such things as he felt in the moment when they happened. If you wish to listen or watch it, Click HERE
These 3 wonderful men I do love to have as friend just because they all have very unique qualities but they all seem very different from each other, and I completely love that.
“You get and you give. You give and you get.” – Alber Elbaz
“When you enjoy something and when you bring a good energy to it, it shows in the product… I mean, I think that we create what we are. Basically when we are sad we create sad and when we are happy we create happy. And when we are miserable we create miserable, it shows and it feels.” -Alber Elbaz
“Everything they do is about fantasy, for the rest, to give, is about giving you know.” – Alber Elbaz
“And I think this is the essence of life, we have to give and we get. And when we get we have to give and it has to go both ways, you can not only give, and you can not only get. – Alber Elbaz
“Is important to be in the world, to look at art, to see every movie you can, read every magazine you can, even watch junk television.” – Tom Ford
“You gotta figure out what you love in life, you gotta do what you love. – Tom Ford
“Nothing last, nothing last and that’s the beauty of it all. – Tom Ford
“If is not fun I don’t want to do it, I don’t want to waste anymore time.” – Tom Ford
Hope you enjoy the videos as much as me!
Tell me how do you find inspiration? What triggers you to feel inspired?
I want to cry, ugggh so sad that tomorrow is back to reality aka work… There is nothing like a long weekend, unfortunately they go by sooo fast is sad but the world must run its course… But anyways to end our long weekend we had our favorite – Froyo! Frozen Yogurt whatever you want to call it, is delicious and I certainly urge everyone to try it if you haven’t yet is addicting… Here is my favortie Froyo place, perfect way to end a long weekend and also a good all romance/drama movie, we watched Safe Heaven and of course like most Nicholas Sparks movies is great! Also Happy Labor Day!
@SweetSpot – Froyo Time is the Best Time!!!
Here is an awesome & powerful song to start off your week or continued your week in good vibes! Enjoy – HERE (Brave by Sara Bareilles)
Tampa, Florida is a cheap & fun vacation guaranteed! – the sounds really commercial but seriously it is inexpensive and a really good time, the drinking, partying. eating at restaurants, activities, etc… Here are a list of places to visit if you are there:
Nightlife: There is always people out in the bars, even on a Monday or Tuesday night.
Jackson’s – Is my old time favorite nightclub in Tampa, is beautiful, by the water, the DJs are always playing the right tunes, and just the 4 different room selection makes it impossible not to find the right space for you to dance all night long. If dancing is not your thing I think calling the right people or getting on a list can probably get you a decent price table!
HPC – or Hyde Park Cafe – This is probably my 2nd favorite nightclub as it feels like a relaxed nightclub and I really like that environment away from the posh clubbing style sometimes. Feels like it has 5 different areas and one of the areas is alfresco! Best room at HPC is the techno room! We went 3 nights in this trip- so yeah we like.
Hogan’s Beach – owned by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. I have mix feelings on this place, I like the service, the fact that is right by the water, and appreciate some of the eye candy. But I just find it a bit weird parading around in a tiny bikini sipping alcohol and never actually getting in the beach, I see it more as a Tampa life style therefore maybe is something I would have to get used to if I ever live there, still worth checking it out for the experience. (I went to a fake beach bar in Germany & that I LOVED-Will make a Germany Tips Post soon!)
Eating: Cooking may be cheaper but not in Tampa seriously you can eat out almost everyday, they have really good deals & now we all sorts of Groupons you get even better deals.
Cracker Barrel – I LOVE BREAKFAST! Seriously I hate skipping breakfast is really rarely that I skip it and CB offers breakfast all day long-Yessss!!!! It taste good too but they had me at breakfast! After eating spend some time in their store and feed the eye with some pretty cool and interesting stuff.
Fly – My dish was pretty tasty, my cousins didn’t love their dish but it still wasn’t horrible or anything. I think is worth going here at least for the art on the walls, I am a sucker for art and interior decor and Fly definitely offers really beautiful decor. Also try the Spicy Tuna Tartare!
Hogan’s – we also ate at Hogan’s and the food was really good!
Applebee’s – I had been to an Applebee’s in NYC that had left me feeling like I never wanted to go back but tried again in Tampa and it was pretty great! Their White Sangria is delish, try it try it!
Ocean Blue Sushi Bar - pretty good, cheap sushi, and our waiter was very nice and easy on the eyes too.. hehe
Grill Smith – the Caribbean Pumpkin Crab Bisque soup was really good, overall a nice place to eat.
Grand Plaza Hotel – the hotel is right on the beach, walk to the back of the hotel and voilà! Comfortable & clean rooms!
The rest of the trip just stay in someone house! Save money haha… Also if your budget is low you can try Couchsurfing – another post coming soon about my couching surfing experience!
If all you want is a place to sleep then maybe Gram’s Place may be perfect for you, I have not stayed there but it seems and sounds pretty decent.