Fifth and a Drink

2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinxAnother day in the city. Marcela and I started at a hood spot near home for “breakfast” even though technically it was like 3pm. A friend Crystal has been telling me non-stop about this place, and I figured it was about that time.  I texted her to ask for suggestions, and she stressed how I better get a drink. Apparently this place has super strong drinks for a good amount and an even better price, I was sold. She suggested the blue Hawaiian, but I decided to go for a piña colada, one of my weak spots. Marci went for a Miami Vice, hers was pretty good, but she was complaining that it was too strong, while I was too busy slurping my drink and wishing I had more. The food was pretty damn good. We have been on this shrimp fest lately so that’s what we went with.

We headed to 5th avenue right after, I mean, we needed to walk off this gluttony somehow. We went into Bergdorf Goodman, where we got to stare at pretty $20,000 dresses that we could never afford, walked through central park for a bit, I showed her Rockefeller Center and even went inside the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. How sad is it that I used t work right across the street for a year and never stepped foot inside, shame on me. It was beautiful, no matter how much of a mess it looked like because of all the construction. When we walked in the mass was just ending, Marcela lit a candle and said a quick prayer for a friend, and we headed to dinner afterwards. I swear, I can get used to used this. I’ve always been one to try new foods (unless it has curry or pickles) but I never realized how much I actually haven’t tried hard enough to expand my taste buds. We walked into a tiny spot on 5th and 56th, we ordered some Ramen, and it was delicious!kiss kiss

Rat Infested with Oli-Oli-O

2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx I had a date with my Oli Oli O, and we decided to meet on 5th ave, and since we were already there I had to stop by Bergdorf Goodman. I love their Christmas section, and yes, even though it’s super early, I know they already had it set up since late September. I used to work there a couple of years ago and ever since I had made it my mission to stop by and see it every year.

Oli was impressed, and I just laughed when she saw the price for a cute seashell ornament, she dropped it in a heartbeat. I wish I would have grabbed some pictures, but I’m sure I’ll be back.

We headed to Central Park and it was darker than expected. I usually go in the day time and have never been at night. It was nice and quiet, and we had some friends that just kept making appearances. Oli kept  jumping whenever a rat would come out of nowhere, and there was a new one popping up every other 7 seconds, It was ridiculous, I guess we know where they migrate to at night when there’s no food on the train tracks.

After catching up on boy stuff… (I mean, it’s what I’m good at) and cracking up we headed to Wendy’s to get fat and get away from the infested rabies that kept circulating us. We even stopped at Baked by Melissa’s to pick up some cupcakes. It was a cheat day!

Now it’s time for me to do a few crunches. Later loves,

kiss kiss, Minx

 

Waterfights and Sunflowers

IMG_5365My original plan was go to Central Park’s annual water fight, where hundreds of New Yorkers get together and well, fight! After stopping by my local toy shop to pick up some water guns (seems like I buy new ones every time, because I always give them away to little kids or something) I met up with good friends Maryann and Kevin, the cutest couple ever.

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We finally arrived at the park, even though we thought we were gonna get lost because I never been to that side of the park before. We found the Great Lawn in no time. Now the problem was, we didn’t see anybody wetting each other like crazy. All we saw was people tanning on the grass and baseball being played.

That wasn’t gonna stop us from having fun regardless…. it was each man for themselves, and since there were only 2 guns, someone was assed out on rotation.

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We stopped by The Turtle Pond, where Kevin found some berries and got us girls to grow some “cojones” and feed the turtles, one which snapped right away at Maryann. Mine was a bit fussy, and after chasing him for a few seconds, he finally gave in.

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The sun was beaming and the water pistols were refreshing after all that catching up and “hiking” we were doing. At least that’s what it felt like we were doing. My combat rain boots didn’t help.

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After the stroll, M & K were read for part two of their day, they were headed to Brooklyn Bridge to go bicycling. While walking to the train, Maryann surprised with the cutest gift.

I looooove sunflowers, they’re my favorite flowers if I had to pick one. That and cactus, but back to the sunflowers. I have never owned sunflowers, let alone received them as a gift, let alone received them for no reason.

MaryAnn was sneaky about it while shopping for them, I gave her the best hug I knew how. Now they sit on my kitchen table looking absolutely beautiful.

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Check out my outfit of the day illustration:
ootdAnd also, check out Honschar, the artist behind the awesome sidewalk chalk graffiti we bumped into!1372784350218-xtralight8080perc.jpg

Kaws Artshow

01412665e1ff8483f953109e1c81ae005face4f9cdc6e5929887fae3d877172e31 1I was sooooooo excited to go to this show. But before I start on that, seems like Halloween has been lasting a week long! 2We bumped into Bane while transferring trains and Q couldn’t resist but to catch a pic with him. We even bumped into this brownstone that was decorated from  top to bottom with Halloween decorations.3Anyway, for those of you who don’t know who Kaws is, he’s a visual artist from Jersey who’s now in Brooklyn. he started off as a graffiti artist and has done so much since then. Maybe you guys remember him from the last MTV awards.

Kaws was officially having a show in NYC and I was so eager to go.

4His work is great, that didn’t surprise me at all, but I have to say this show was one of the worst experiences I have had.

The artist himself wasn’t even there, though I was told about 2 hours later he showed up.
5Let me explain, but first to the good things. His work was huge, vibrant and his lines are magnificent. I love getting close to the work to actually appreciate the brushstrokes and it seemed like every line was in place, the same thickness and everything.

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The shadows that he picks, which is usually in the same family color palette but just a hue darker, was one of my favorite parts.7Q and I walked in, there wasn’t many people in the gallery.

                       Galerie Perrotin to be exact which is at 909 Madison Avenue                                              New York, NY 10021

8We walked and roamed through all the floors and were enjoying the view.

But it seemed we were constantly being watched and being scolded every time we even came close to a piece. Which wasn’t even that close.9I’m grown, I don’t need an adult telling me not to touch and to be careful with my bag while walking. In case no one has not noticed, this isn’t my first show. I go to many, I think I know a few rules here and there, not to mention I have had a few of my own.10The curators were snobs.

Maybe it had something to do with the way we were dressed. Skully’s and rocker personas.

11Regardless, of the neighborhood and how people dress. it’s so sad to see how others treat others if they don’t “fit in”. It’s like high-school .

Non the less, that’s not how you treat people.

Let’s grow up.
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Anyway. back to the art. The pamphlet mentioned and I quote

” For this exhibition, the artist featured a series of works where several playful attitudes towards painting converge. Taking from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, who found their sources in a popular culture, and inspired by Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly, who submitted their paintings to a process of abstraction and re composition that extended  to the shape of the canvas (where the canvas borders and depth became relevant), KAWS embraces both worlds of pop and abstraction in a unique whimsical way.”13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21We headed to another floor while roaming around and noticed there was another artist displaying work.22

Yves Klein was a French artist considered an important figure in post-war European art.

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Right from first view I noticed his love of blue.The same shade too.

24I liked the metallics as well and it seems like whatever canvas he did have (not a sculpture) was damaged in a way to make beauty out of something ugly.
25The textures were so pretty.

Notice how when I took pics, I had to make sure I got a close up shot as well.26 27 28 29After the show, since I was pretty damn upset of how upset we were being treated, it just made me uncomfortable and I was ready to leave.

We walked by a flower shop and I noticed the ugliest two flowers that were so beautiful.

Yes, I’m aware that seems like it makes no sense, but to me it does.

30These two plants were my favorite. The ones above looked like they were puffed up balloons of the venus fly trap and the ones below looked like leaves had sex with a rose and made this flower. I hate that I didn’t get the names of these two, but no worries, I’ll start googling my fingers off soon.31We passed a pet store and I fell in loooooooooove with this English Bulldog. He was such a cutie, I wanted him to come home with me. Q fell in love with a Pugle. A half Pug half Beagle who was only 7 months  and was so full of life, he was so hyper. He ended up licking Q’s face and it was love at first lick.32

We decided to walk to the movies and shortcutted through Central Park.
33We watched Bad Grandpa in the 84th street movie theater, cuddling up.

It was a good and busy day.

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