My Weekend… BFW, Movies, PLL, & Parklife

Some pics from my weekend! Finally got to see my college Roomie!

DeeDee & On the Way to BFW

DeeDee & Me On the Way to BFW

Lauren-Roomie & Me!

Lauren-Roomie & Me!

Sooo Classy! Chanel would be proud haha

Sooo Classy! Chanel would be proud haha

DeeDee & Alex

DeeDee & Alex

A more decent & poised me!

A more decent & poised me!

Dee @BarLola... Lauren, Dee, & me went for Tapas after the show!!! We <3 Bar Lola

Dee @BarLola… Lauren, Dee, & me went for Tapas after th

Sunday Hippie feelings & Mirror Sunnies!
Sunday Hippie feelings & Mirror Sunnies!

Super cool look from a girl at the Le Défilé show.

Just Love her look! The glasses I want but forgot to ask her where she got them... I'm thinking Warby Parker!

Just Love her look! The glasses I want but forgot to ask her where she got them… I’m thinking Warby Parker!

Loving the Socks & She has great legs!

Loving the Socks & She has great legs!

Weekend Song – Justin Timberlake & Jay Z… HERE

Hope everyone had a nice & safe weekend!

Le Défilé – A French Fashion Show

Pictures from the Fashion Show!!!

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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!

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Boston Fashion Week!

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

Le Defile '13 BFW1Go 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!

Natt Natt! <3

 

iLike

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

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!

Seamless Hair Ties

Seamless Hair Ties

Alber Elbaz… Marc Jacobs… Tom Ford… Inspo moments!

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?

Nighty Night,

Dani <3

Bye Bye Long Weekend…

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!!!

@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)

Nighty Night!

-Dani

 

 

 

Tampa Florida Tips!!!

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!)

MacDinton’s Irish Pub – an outside bar, what is not to love about an outdoors bar? Try a shot of Johnny Vegas if you happened to stop by!

Hard Rock Casino – definitely good music and fun for the lovers of the game!

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.

Lodging:

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.

View from Hogan's to the untouchable beach lol

View from Hogan’s to the untouchable beach lol

Sitting outside Cracker Barrel

Sitting outside Cracker Barrel

Fly Bar Dish

Fly Bar Dish

Fly Bar Dish

Fly Bar Dish

Spicy Tuna Tartare @Fly

Spicy Tuna Tartare @Fly

MacDinton's Irish Pub

MacDinton’s Irish Pub

The Mood of the magical beach day!

The Mood of the magical beach day!

Cri setting the umbrella St. Pete's beach

Cri setting the umbrella St. Pete’s beach

Last Weekend with NY girls at HPC

Last Weekend with NY girls at HPC

Straight from the Airport - to Ocean Blue Sushi.

Straight from the Airport – to Ocean Blue Sushi.

View from Jackson's

View from Jackson’s

Awesome Sky & the Grand Plaza Hotel in the back

Awesome Sky & the Grand Plaza Hotel in the back

View from the VIP cabanas

View from the VIP cabanas

How much did we go out?

How much did we go out?

Tampa, Florida ’13

I’m back! Well I had been back from vacation but away from writing on the blog. But onto the vacation topic now… The budget was low this year so Tampa seem like the perfect place to go, and it definitely was a great time regardless of the stresses the comes with vacations. A lot of people always assumed the vacations are relaxing and they are but vacations can also be stressful at times.

First weekend was pretty nice! We went to a hotel in St. Pete’s and headed straight for the beach in the afternoon, truly one of the most relaxing beach time I have ever had, it was just perfect… Made me realize how much I had missed warm beach water, and just how peaceful it feels to have your toes in the sand, not a worry in the world haha okay I am starting to sound like country song but seriously it was a magical afternoon and night in salty warm water!

I’m also very grateful to have come back alive as I felt in the shower, came out of the shower when I felt and hit my head on the toilet which resulted in me breaking a piece off the porcelain toilet with my head (NO I WAS NOT DRUNK haha…Didn’t even drink the night before the fall). So I had to visit the ER but thankfully I am one lucky girl with amazing Angels looking after me and my CT Scans came out clear!!! My head still hurts from time to time but for now is all good, thank God I am hardheaded hehe!

But not even the fall stopped us from having fun, we went out almost every night… We spend some family time with the Tampa Family, had awesome and cheap food – WOW eating at restaurants in Tampa is super cheap, love that and my wallet too! Same goes for the nightlife, very cheap to drink and have a good time at very nice clubs, even VIP tables don’t cost as highly. I will make a Tampa Tips Post soon!

CollagesA little collage of the trip!

The last weekend was a lot of fun as 2 friends came from NY and we had a pretty awesome time! It also was my little cousin’s Birthday party which was a lot of fun and we danced a lot despite of the steamy humid Florida weather, we looked like a hot mess after dancing so much but we still ended up going to a nightclub after, and even had a night swim after the club, time seems to go so far in Tampa is unexplainable.. I had always said “I would never live in Florida” but after this trip I have change my mind a bit, I think I could definitely see me leaving there… maybe one day… I had been to Florida before but don’t know what about this particular trip changed my mind.

***Also I noticed that I have had some visitors, thank you so much for stopping by & writing such lovely comments!!! 🙂

Here are some of my favorite pics of the trip! <3

Total Vacation Feeling!

Total Vacation Feeling!

Yumms Yumms

Yumms Yumms

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I want a Dog!

I want a Dog!

Burn Baby Burn... Amazing Tampa Sky after the rain!!!

Burn Baby Burn… Amazing Tampa Sky after the rain!!!

Trip Inspo Quote

Trip Inspo Quote

Perfect Flask!

Perfect Flask!

Couldn't have had such an amazing vacation without the Incredible best hostess Cri Cri! Thanks Love!

Couldn’t have had such an amazing vacation without the Incredible best hostess Cri Cri! Thanks Love!