Pool Side w Oli

My work shift blessed me with the ability of leaving early. Oli and I made plans to catch up and I was excited. Oli and I were never really close in High School, and for some reason we’ve grown attached to the hip nowadays. I’m not complaining one bit.

We met up in McCarren Park in Wililamsburg, and waited on the long ass line to get to the pool. For the first time in almost ever, I was actually looking forward to tanning. Something I hate to do.

I feel like this summer has started so late for me, but that doesn’t mean my skin has to reflect that. Good thing Oli was prepared and we drowned ourselves in tanning oil. I felt like a chicken being rotated in a rotisserie.

It sucks that we couldn’t take pictures in the pool, but hanging out with Oli is always a breath of fresh air. i get to vent and just let out all of my frustrations. She’s like a cheap therapist…hahaha.

When we jumped in the pool, some 2 girls decided to forget what personal space was, and propped their towels directly right in front of us. How rude!  I have no shame, and moved their towel for them. She noticed, I’m sure… but she’ll get over it. I was so hype that I got a bit of sun, but now that I’m looking at myself, I don’t see it anymore…booo.

Girls With Curls

I haven’t seen Tanya in almost forever…okay, a couple of months, but that’s still pretty long. We decided to meet in Roosevelt Island, I think I’ve probably been there once on a school field trip when younger. We stayed close and tried not to roam too much, last thing we needed was to get lost especially since we were on a time budget.

The breeze was strong and our curls were flowing.

I loved catching up, I can’t wait until our next date. 

Flowergasm

How sad is it, that you have some different great locations in your hometown and you never get to experience them? So many people travel to NYC to see all the sights, buildings, monuments etc. and knowing that we have all of this beauty in our backyard and just letting it go to waste.

Oli and I met up, for our first time visit to The Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Everything was absolutely stunning. We walked in on a sunny day , bright and gorgeous. The colors were so vivid. We kept stopping at almost every flower. When we arrived at the wishing well, I already had an idea of what I wanted.

Hanging out with Oli is always the best. We catch up on all of our boy troubles and cutesy moments. We discuss work and what’s our next moves in life.

We stopped by the gift shop where I fell with the cutest succulent (love those!) I regret not buying it. After all the walking and getting caught in the rain, it was time for what I do best…wine.

We ordered some rosé and split some sweet potatoes fries…yum!

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

 

Make a Love Plan by Cosmopolitan Magazine

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Recently I read somewhere, (Okay in Cosmo to be exact) this cute little excerpt by Gabrielle Bernstein, a New York times Best Seller, Life Coach and the author of the new book, Miracles Now; that made me look at things a little different, and just in time for the red and pink holiday. I hope you guys enjoy, as much as I did.

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Get clear on who you want to be in a relationship. Make a list of the things you want to bring to the relationship—do you want to be honest and caring or maybe sexy and fun? Too often we think about what we want the other person to be but don’t think about ourselves. You’ll get back what you put out there.

Treat your romance like a friend and your friends like a romance.  Release pressure from a romantic relationship by acting like you would with a friend. You’ll be more authentic and relaxed. And prioritizing friendships by making dates and putting in effort also takes the pressure off the romance by making you less emotionally needy.

Leave a good-energy imprint. Measure the success of your date by how much fun you have, not by how cool or hot you were. When you have a great time, the other person feels that, which creates a positive-energy imprint.

Forgive your past relationships. If you’re carrying resentment from your last relationship, it will get re-purposed in your current one. Letting go of those past dramas will allow you to get rid of your baggage. Forgive your exes to give your current or future boyfriend a chance.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to call some girlfriends, set up some dates, make new memories and finally relax. I have so much going on in my life right now, and Q is a great factor in it. We are not perfect and we both try our best to always become better people. In our relationship or out of it. I want to start having dates with him, where we don’t stay at home watching Netflix all the time (as much as I loooove it) I want some action, let’s climb something, experience new things. Laugh some more, a lot….

I need to make time for it all.

Plus, I really need to start painting….but that’s another story!

Sleepover with Leeee

Let me officially introduce you to the awesome Leah, which you will get to know by Leeee. I have never formed a crazier and hilarious friendship with a coworker than I do with Leeee. So remember that face, bc even though you’ve seen it a couple of times before on this site. . .

You’re going to see more of it.

Leee hustled her way from work to ny house. We had plans to attend a mutual friend’s birthday party in Queens. I did  my deed by cooking and making sure our wine glasses were filled with Chardonnay while we blasted music and got ready.

Leeee, being Philipino, ( that’s what she blamed it on ) was worried about her dance skills, especially since we were going to be dancing to spanish music all night.

We ended up staying home, due to last minute mis communication of directions to the club. ( I have to admit, I was somewhat relieved we didn’t go. I had work the next morning and I’m not much of club go-er as I used to be ) We were tipsy off of wine, laughing the whole night and talking about boy drama. Yes, like teenagers! ( we’re too old for this lol )

Not to mention the dancing lesson, watching her move her hips… hilarious!

Excuse the cliche dirty mirror pic… and yes, that’s my room finally ( and may I add, sloooowly coming together after the move ). Who needs clubbing, people stepping on your new shoes and drunks spilling their drinks on you, when you have good food, wine, music and great company at home? Not I .