One year I decided to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal in my tiny NYC apt
To top it off, since I own a limited number of
Crossing my fingers that they will have the fried shrimp & ribs I requested as part of my fav additions to the
Midtown Girl & Midtown Pups wish you & your fabulous families a wonderful, happy & healthy Thanksgiving holiday.
Sooo thankful to have you dahlings as part of our extended family – kissies for everyone!!!
Weekend Recap: Pure FABULOSITY!
BTW – Monica knows Paris like the back of her hand & will be helping me plan my first trip to Le PARIS – EXCITED!!!
Then I had the pleasure of having dinner with the beautiful Wendy from Wendy Brandes Jewelry @ Park Avenue Autumn . Wendy gave me the nickname Jessica Rabbit (which I adore her forever for) & I shall now deem her my Lady in Red bc she wears the most gorgeous, perfect shade of red lipstick. I made her promise to take me red-lipstick shopping bc I NEED those amazing red lips!!
On Saturday for my Birthday celebration, some of my super-hottie NYU Alumna chickies came into la ciudad to celebrate with cocktails @ the Park in Chelsea.
Btw – blue-colored cocktails should be BANNED forevz- I’ll just rename them “headaches in a glass” from now on - yeesh.
Then on Sunday, my loving, awesomely-awesome parents drove in for a bday dinner @ Siniqual in Midtown. I inhaled my Lobster Enchiladas & Patron-Perfect Margaritas which was, well.. Perfect! And dangerously delish! Dinner was great and my parents are awesome – LOVE YOU TONS!
I just want to say thank you to all my amazing readers for the wonderful Birthday wishes. You guys are sooo special AND – can I just say you lovelies are GORGEOUS… every single one of you – Gorg! Damn, damn, damn!
Rules (Super Easy!):
Hope you dahlings had a wonderful weekend and thank you again for all the beautiful Birthday wishes – I ADORE every one of you!!
How would you describe the ‘dating scene’ in your city?
San Francisco is young – that’s what I love about it. There are young people everywhere. There is always something to do, somewhere to go. The energy is wild. There are so many restaurants and bars in the city (and the outskirts), the question is always, “Ah! Where should we go tonight!” I’m also a firm believer in creating your own opportunities.
Have you in the past or are you currently, online-dating?
I moved to San Francisco a little over three months ago. When I moved, I knew no one. Like, not a single soul. So, I joined this site to try and meet people. I left it open so girls could contact me, too, if they were in the same situation I was. Low and behold, I met some great guys who wanted to show me around! There’s no better way to see a new city than to go on dates.
If yes, in your opinion, do you think online-dating is a better way to meet new people rather than the traditional meet at a bar/club/restaurant/bookstore/where-ever, scene? Why?
Holy cow, yes. I have dated my fair share of “frogs” and I can tell you this right now… online dating is great. Look at it like this – when you apply for a job, you send an email with your resume attached. Then, you hope that they like your resume enough to call you in for an interview. Now, you have the opportunity to rock the interview and subsequently get the position you applied for. Well, being my boyfriend is a position to be earned in the company of “Lauren.” And I don’t just hire anyone. Dating online allows these guys to “submit their resume” to me and then I can decide if I want to meet them in person. I, personally, think it narrows down the scope and allows you to make more of an educated decision on who you want to spend your time with. After all, your time is precious!
Would you recommend online-dating to your friends/family, etc.?
Absolutely. I would, of course, remind them to be safe and only meet people in public places for the first time. But, it’s a great way to get to know someone before physically meeting them. Then, the first time you meet, it’s not nearly as awkward.. The only weird part is the question, “How did you guys meet?” While online dating is definitely becoming more and more accepted, it still comes with some stereotypes. Meh, I say embrace it!
What sort of guys do you try to avoid like the plague?
I’m fairly picky with guys I choose to invest serious time and effort into. However, I’m an equal opportunity dater. I’m at an age now where I want someone who has a job, has their head on straight, and treats me right. Doesn’t seem like much, does it? You’d be surprised.
Is there a specific “type” that runs rampant in your city?
San Francisco is divided into little districts. Depending on where you are in the city, you could be surrounded by hipsters, Latinos, grunge, 25-year-old frat boys, punks, or normal average-joes. Totally depends. But, you can find every type of guy out here – that’s the beauty of living in the city!
What are some of your favorite date spots to go to for dinner/cocktails or both (yay!)?
Oooh, there are lots to choose from. I really just like going somewhere that I haven’t been before. I’m all about the fun, energetic ambiance. I love Le Colonial downtown, Betelnut in the Marina, Martuni’s in the Mission, but I am always up for trying new things. I don’t like going to loud clubs on a first date, however… kinda sends the message that you don’t care what I have to say…
What is your staple go-to date outfit? Pics please!
Deciding what to wear is a tough! It all depends on the guy and the plans. For casual dates, I usually just wear a cute sweater or top and boots. Boots are HUGE in San Francisco and I LOVE them. Like, L-O-V-E. I think tucking pants into boots is a really easy way to add a little sass to the outfit. So even when dressing casual, you can dress it up a bit with some boots. And don’t forget the accessories!
When the date is a bit dressier, I LOVE wearing bright colors with contrasting black. There is nothing sexier than black skinny jeans and killer heels. I have so many heels it’s hard to choose. San Francisco also gets cold at night, so this outfit is great paired with a little leather jacket.
Between the city lights and the beautiful bay, I don’t think there is anything that’s not romantic about this city.
Second was the Hanako66 @ Through the Looking Glass giveway with Our.City.Lights. I chose this sofa pic as my fav bc it reminds me of the sofa I had (pre-Buttercream Sofa in the emo-post pic, below) that I insanely GAVE away instead of storing it at my mom’s house. So to ease my memories, I chose this luscious sofa pic taken by my bloggy babe Diana. You can purchase your own sofa pic (or any of her other fab pics) at her Etsy shop here.
Hope your Sunday is as Sweet as YOU dahlings!
Black was a staple for moi during NYFW b/c it is sophisticated, sleek & you can work different events in one day – perfection!
@ Vivienne Westwood Pret a Porter
I would prefer pants/skirt/something but whtevz…
@ Karl Lagerfeld Pret a Porter -
look at Katy’s Clutch – FABULUSH!!!
In mah FAV @ Givenchy Pret a Porter -
look at the jacket – wowsa!
On another note, this weekend there are 2 events that I would like to stop by at:
NYC Food & Wine Festival – the best tix are gone (I had wanted to see Bobby Flay & Anthony Bourdain), so not sure what I will be seeing &
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show (special shout out to VSGgirl for the info!) – I would love to get my hands on some vintage faux fur, necklaces & other baubles at the show – hope it is not a mad house! XOXO