Aug 20, 2010

so I'm packing my suitcase and I'm off to...

Paris or Bust
Nope, not Paris, sorry to disappoint you ;D I am packing for Canada Yay! I'm more excited than if I was going to Paris, Italy, Hawaii, or any other place you can think of. Finally going to see my little Cupcake! And for those new here, Cupcake is my beautiful little niece Anabella. I believe I only have one picture of her here, and its exceedingly old (She is now 3 1/2). So I'll make sure to take lots of pictures of my beautiful little cupcake and of course my brand-new nephew (yeah I sound like if I'm talking about treats and cars lol). More exhilarating, I'm meeting my little nephew for the first time and can't wait to see him so I can come up with a cute little nickname for him ^_^. And believe it or not, I'm actually excited to leave my precious Macbook behind. Yeap, I said it. I'm actually leaving her behind and I'm committing myself not to go online, check my emails and blog (gasp!) as long as I'm there. I want to experience my little nephews to the maximum without the world of the web.  So bye-bye New York and everyone of you lovelies reading this, I'll be back in about two weeks :D

Aug 19, 2010


What a beautiful movie, Sofia Coppola's movies are always visually a work of art, so soft and delicate. My favorite part was the ending, what a thoughtful message. I loved how it leaves you waiting for just a bit more, and then you realized the message was right there all throughout the movie. I always heard this movie had actually won an Oscar and like 70 other awards and nominations, but never got around to watching it till now. And all I can say is- just beautiful! The ending was just the right thing.

Aug 13, 2010

the perfect summer dress


So I was reading Annabel's gorgeous blog when I came upon these pictures and felt a familiarity to her lovely flowy dress. I recently got a dress very similar to this one from one of my favorite stores Zara's.  As I keep on reading I see that she also got her dress from -yes you guessed it- Zara's. As she mentions in her blog, Zara always comes out with different versions of this dress every year. This year's version is quite as lovely and delicate except it has hardly existent- sleeves. The details of this dress are so beautiful it has to be seen in person to understand how gorgeous they are. I know its a bit silly, but I'm so in love with Blushing Ambition that when I realized we have the same dress I couldn't help being a tiny bit too excited, silly huh? Well no wonder I'm so in love with Annabel's blog, we have similar styles ;) (ha ha yeah I know I WISH!)

On other news, months ago, I was in the hunt for a cute little white dress I can wear for a baptism and thanks to Keiko Lynn I bought the In Yo' Lace Dress. It was love at first sight. See the details of the dress on the back with the cute little black buttons? Adorable huh?! By the way, I am shorter than her so it fits me just a few inches before the knee so its perfect for the church. This dress I actually bought after reading Keiko's blog, unlike the Zara one. I bought it about a month ago, however if I had not bought it before Zara's dress I probably would have worn the Zara one. Nevertheless, this seems more appropriate since the sleeves are actually longer than the Zara's version I have.
I know, I love white dresses a little too much. But they are just so soft, delicate and feminine. If you haven't check out these girl's blogs, make sure you do, I'm in love with both and I know you probably will too ^_^

Aug 12, 2010

my apple

I remember exactly how I felt the first time I came to New York City. I remember looking out the cab's window up at the tall buildings, giant billboards, and of course the gleaming lights. I came in the nighttime, and like I tell everyone "the first time you are coming to NYC make sure you book a night flight." Because believe it or not, it makes a big difference. I've talked to and gather information from many people and I have noticed those that came in the nighttime have this sort of magical memory of the first time they got here. Its all probably due to all the colors of lights flashing in your eyes that to a kid makes it look like some sort of mystical place, where everything will be for the best. It is the words "new possibilities" that sticks in your head. I arrived here when I was turning eight-years-old and I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever seen. Yet every time I went back to my little Island of Quisqueya La Bella I was at my happiest. I don't know if it was the tropical fresh warm air running through my hair, or the sweet scent of the mango trees on the front lawns, or all the pretty little colorful houses as I arrived, but it was home. The thrill I felt as my uncle's car turned the corner to enter our neighborhood was beyond description. My heart would start pounding to the rhythms of my island's drums. I was home.

Whatever happened to those feelings? They are now a distant memory. I actually feel more excitement when I come back to NYC. I feel I have betrayed my own beautiful little island. The harder I try to recreate those emotions every time I visit Quisqueya the less I feel them. I do feel a sense of serenity and tenderness, but not that thrill beyond description I felt when I was younger. Maybe its due to the fact I am no longer a child. But one of my friends says she still feels it and the only reason I don't is because my uncle has moved, and it is no longer the place where I grew up. She says I should visit one day the old neighborhood where I grew up and it'll probably all come back. The thing she doesn't understand is I was too young when I came to NYC unlike her. I still lived a great part of my childhood here in NYC and further on till my teens and now twenties. When I arrive to NYC after a long vacation, when I step into our cold air, I feel this is where I belong. When I arrive to my uptown neighborhood and step on the hard cement floor where I step to every morning for almost 20 years now,  I just know this is now my home.  I know every corner, every place, here is where I never get lost.
Quisqueya may have my soul, but my heart is now in NYC

Aug 8, 2010

a girls night out to remember...

Mayreni, me, and Dinilsa
One of the best nights of my life. Boy did we have fun that night. 
I'm really nostalgic for an all girls night out in town, and summer is almost over so my wish may not come true :( Had so many laughs that night I remember my cheeks hurting. I believe we went to around three different places, including two lounges and one bar/club all around Times Square. Surprisingly I don't remember much pain on my feet the next morning just how much fun we had :)
On the other hand, today I have a headache, my feet hurt, and I'm just not feeling good at all, and all I did yesterday was go to one single little place- the mall. I'm beyond tired- just consoling myself to some bittersweet dark chocolate and some old movies

Wish you feel better muchachita so we can relieve that night soon :/

Aug 6, 2010

Oh Leo Leo, where are thou Leo? Well everywhere my dear and apparently for many years to come

So I finally went to see "Inception" and I am completely fascinated. Leonardo always impresses me. When I was in high school I had the biggest crush on Leo. And no, I do not mean I thought he was cute, oh no, I swore he was the most beautiful man on the face of this earth. I collected pictures on one of my walls of bands and artists and actors, and he was the main attraction. In one, you could see my lipstick kiss-stain on his lips. Yeah, I was that obsessed! You know what I loved most about him? He always had potential. He wasn't just that pretty boy who took roles of Prince-Charming-syndrome characters, oh no, this guy went all the way to even playing a young boy with developmental disabilities. He always seem so down-to-earth no matter how much fame he got. And that is why he is where he is today. Now that I have grown, I can't say I'm really attracted to Leo, yeah he's cute, but not really my type, crazy how time changes you huh? However, unlike when I was a teenager and ran to the movies just for his face, now I still find myself watching all his movies but just because I just know they are worth my time- Always full of enough action and drama, they give you the right amount of adrenaline rush and of course remarkable acting. And better yet, you know your guys will want to watch them and even drag you themselves. The boy has grown to be a distinguished actor, one that when I'm a grandmother myself, I will say to my kids and grandkids, "Now that my child is an ACTOR." Never again will there be another Leonardo DiCaprio.  One day, the Oscars will do that long section they do, whats it called "Lifetime Achievement? You know the ones they show sections of all the great films the actor has done with the sentimental music in the background, the one that makes people shed a few tears, And most times, the actors are old and wrinkly and it reminds you of how beautiful they were once?  Hahaha I know. But just read it for yourself:
"Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's...DiCaprio is now one of the biggest movie stars in the world...As someone who has gone from small parts in television shows to one of the most respected actors in the world, DiCaprio has had one of the most diverse careers in cinema. DiCaprio continues to defy conventions about the types of roles he will accept, and with his career now seeing him leading all star casts in action thrillers such as The Departed, Shutter Island and Christopher Nolan's Inception, DiCaprio continues to wow audiences by refusing to conform to any cliché about actors. DiCaprio is not merely a former teen heart-throb turned leading man, he is one of the most respected, daring and challenging actors working today" -IMDB
As of now, I'm just waiting for that day he wins and Oscar, cause he sure deserves one.
I saw him here in NYC a long time ago, he actually rolled down the limousine window and gave one of his gigantic smiles and waved at the people walking on the sidewalk. Now how humble can he be?

Aug 4, 2010

dear summer

time is running out,
would you pretty please with cherris on top stay a bit longer?
Because you have no idea how I will dearly miss you :/
photograph source here

Aug 1, 2010

I needed the changes. Maybe they'll bring change into my life as well.
Source here