Here is today’s look courtesy of my ❤️ for Banana Republic. Sneakers are vans (old)
So the other week I went to Nobu with a friend of mines for dinner. Now this was all prompted by a family member who asked me to go and peep the scene. First let me say Nobu is one of those places that you go to be seen with the expectation of good food. So the experience…
The décor was dark and reminded me of a wine cellar, lots of dark woods and lots of little lights. Now it wasn’t initially too bad as we got there BEFORE the dinner rush and nightfall. So we had lots of natural light. We also went to the original location on 57th and because it was before the rush we got prompt seating. So we scored a booth close to a window right above the bar. Terrible idea, the acoustics of the place do NOT lend themselves to having a conversation that didn’t lean towards screaming. I did enjoy however the cases of sake they had behind the wall of the bar that ran alongside the stairs to the dinning level. As the sun started to set there was such minimal lighting it was kinda hard to make out some of the foods brought unless you got close.
So on to the food. My compadre decided to get the Omakase, which is basically a mystery serving of dishes based on what is in season. Which is totally cool if you want to see what a place is about and sets you back about $100. You get about 8 dishes, small samples really. I however decided to get California rolls and Creamy Spicy Crab. Honestly what a bust. I could score better Japanese food in Chinatown than what I got. The creamy spicy crab was imitation crab in a cheese sauce that had been broiled and served with might have been roe. There was no side to accompany this dish and was considered a “main” dish. Some of the things that my friend got were an avocado hand roll, fish soup, black miso cod, ramen, and crab tempura. The best thing was the crab tempura that came with rice vinegar that got poured over it. They were stone crab claws (which are pretty good and meaty). I decided that black miso cod is sooooooooooooo not my thing. The desert she got was the Whisky Cappuccino, OMFG great. Whiskey foam, gelato, and a mix of cinnamon and cardamom. So delish.
Overall, don’t do it to yourself. And not for that price. We had a good time and some of the pieces were decent but Nobu was more about the hype than the actual food. Maybe I’d go back and try something else but I kind of doubt it. I’ve had better Japanese at the spot down from my job in downtown. I’d give them 1.5 out of 5 forks. As always this is my personal opinion and I always encourage people to try shit on their own. I mean we all like different things right?
So here we are again….Wednesday and me feeling bad that I’m not doing more blogging. I mean I do have the time, but real talk I’ve been feeling super blah and lazy. And you know whats great when you feel that way? A dress. Yes a freaking dress. Its the easiest piece of apparel to just throw on, add accessories (as seen in photos) and go. So before I devolve and start venting here are the deets.
Dress LuLa Roe (ummm OMFG they are NOT lying about comfort)
Shoes Vans (Old)
Jewelry Chloe+Isabel (Old) and Bauble Bar
Always leave some words and stuff LOL
BTW those glasses I mentioned yest by Warby Parker…would be KILLER with this outfit…IJS
What comes to mind when thinking about people who game and fashion items? Not the I play a video game here and there once every 3 years, but people that are more like “I play daily and got a raid to do tonight with my team to defeat this crazy boss”. Eyeglasses. Lord knows why but there seems to be the conception that “gamers” (and I use this term VERY loosely) wear glasses. I mean ok, I “game” and I wear glasses. Also I treated myself to a PS4 last year and my god all I can think is why did I wait so long? NEWho…eyeglasses. If you wear them you know the struggle of finding a reasonable priced pair that are (dare I say it) fashionable. Well in this day and age we have this thing called the interwebs and one of the formost brands out there now is Warby Parker. If you wear glasses you know all about this innovative brand, started by two guys out of an apartment looking to provide direct to consumers frames. And now they are almost cult classic. I mean these are sleek, classic and on trend styles. Plus they do good, buy a pair and a pair get donated. But how does this tie into gaming you ask? Weeeeelllllll…….
Enter Kill Screen. A Boss if you will of the gaming industry. Kill Screen (much like WP) was a start up that wanted to show why games are important culturally. But here is where why differ from traditional “gamer” mags, they actually provide high end reviews and content around culture, gaming, and design in general. With an understanding that games and gamers are diverse (I mean they have a 10 point vision statement!) they want people to understand that games are serious business. From all the press you could say that they are the Rolling Stone of gaming. I tooled through the site and lots of great stuff covered from news articles to reviews of games (even obscure stuff).
Now what do gamers who wear glasses struggle with? (Other than bad press about body types) GLARE! Dear lord that and the basic hipster black frames makes me cringe. Well Warby Parker and Kill Screen have got that remedied and it doesn’t require a quest or defeat of a level 40 boss. The two innovative brands have joined forces (kinda like Kirito from SAO) to bring us a limited edition style of frame. WP is using their classic Burke frames in (was there any other color option) glacier gray embossed with the KS logo. I mean LOOK at them, gorg. I love the hint of color and the shape of the frames and they look like there is enough surface area that I can see my entire screen while playing crucible, and take out opponents.
I mean how cool are these frames? Plus they are limited edition, and as a someone whose into gaming when you get that exotic or hard to find item you want every one to know. And that’s what makes these great, LIMITED EDITION!!! So peep the photos and let me know what ya’ll think about this collabo…which btdubbs drops today! .
I hate myself in swimsuits and lingerie. Now before you think I’m simple going to bash my body and I’m fishing for compliments, stop I’m not. I want to simply say that like 100% of all women I too struggle with self esteem and body issues. This is the first bathing suit I’ve bought in longer than I care to remember that I feel slightly good about being in. And I just want to let others know that it’s ok to have moments of doubt.
I recently saw a video on fb about achieving the “bikini body” that the media and society think I should have and I got to thinking about my own thoughts. Now roll with me through this journey for a minute, I hate long posts because I know most people don’t have the attention span to keep reading(I’m in marketing after all). We are all taught (men and women) that there are body ideals and if we fail to fit into that we are somehow less than perfect. I’ve read countless articles about obtaining said body and counter arguments about it. Let me say I know we are all beautiful and all that jazz, but how many times does that ugly face rear its head to say your not? (Ummm hellooooo right here!). And I’ve struggled with my own issues about my body and compared it to others.
I bought this majestic piece from Rigby&Peller for $200. Yes $200…because guess what, I’ve learned that quality will always triumph over quantity anyway when it comes to certain things. And also I’ve reached a point (35) where quite frankly my dear IDGF. I’m not buying a cheap swim suit and then be uncomfortable in it. In trying it on I had the associate in stiches laughing. Because I use sarcasm as a way to deflect compliments and insults, often making them before others. Because guess what, it hurts a little less that way. We live in a society that is constantly judging, from clothes, jobs, schooling, partners to even where you get your fucking groceries from. We’ve allowed social media to warp our ideals and judgements about people, and pump your brakes tanto, yea I’m guilty as well.
My friends tell me how good I look, and I see the response from the opposite sex (sometimes same sex..) but it’s not what I see. Often I see so many people struggle with body image and I wish it wasn’t so.
I guess I’m just trying to excercise my own demons about body issues and just to let others know it’s ok to have moments of meh, but don’t let that be your only moments. Look for people that inspire you and keep everything in perspective. Life is short, do you really want to be on your death bed wishing you hadn’t been so caught up?
Let me know your thoughts peeps! P.s also include some others I tried on 🤔 and thanks for listening. 😘
Thursday….almost the weekend thank you baby Jesus. This means casual in my book, jeans and a nice top and sneakers. I am also all about this Capri necklace right now with the blues and mother of pearl. It goes so well with almost everything that I own. And I have to say that in looking at my photos I have lost some weight, now imagine if I went to the gym on the regular….flaca status son!
Jeans Banana Republic
Top Banana Republic (old)
Shoes New Balance (via Zappos)