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FOTD Friday: Travel Edition, NYE in NYC

Happy Friday!

Ah yes…it’s another Travel Edition of FOTD Friday. 2009 was a good year for me when it came to traveling. I went to back to Atlanta for my birthday, the Presidential Inauguration in DC, back to Los Angeles, back to the Bahamas and I went to NYC a good 4 times. To find me at home on a weekend was a rarity.

I brought in 2010 the same way….NOT at home. I went to NYC with some girlfriends and wowsers! Enjoy the photo journey.

So despite Jet Blue delaying my flight (they get 2 fails from me…I’m sticking with Delta Airlines), I wanted to hit the city the minute I got in. But cold weather will make you lazy. Liner, mascara, lips and DONE!


And can someone tell me the “cute at night” protocol in NYC? I can stand being cold. But being cute and having to jump on trains and buses in the blistering cold? No ma’am! That weather was killing me softly though. Single digit temps? That’s just unreal where I’m from. But even the bitter cold couldn’t stop me from exploring the city from sun up to sundown for a good 4 days. I’m not the biggest fan of the Time Square area anymore. It was cool when I was okay when I was a super tourist but now it’s just too much, too much and TOO much. I ventured down there anyway.


But only to check out this spot…


I took a TON of pictures and several videos so stay tuned for those.

Has anyone seen Wicked?


O.M.G! It is one of the BEST Broadway plays I have ever seen. Look, I’m green too!


Don’t know how that worked out. HA!

Saturday, January 2nd was my birthday. I turned 25. They say it goes downhill from there but whatev. I’m still a big kid and don’t see that changing any time soon. I had lunch with the BFF and the ever so wonderful Eileen from Miss. Whoever You Are.

Gosh, I love her. Capricorns (including the famous Luvvie) rock! Later that night I was supposed to go to Lips NYC but dammit….a psycho cab driver who tried to run us down and kill us (wish I was kidding) got us all delayed. We ended up going to Moomia Lounge and…I LOVED that spot.


Can you tell? My birthday fried ice cream was yum yum!


I also had brunch with Charu from the Butterfly Diary at Rachel’s. Delish! Of course Sea Thai Restaurant in the East Village was good. I had some great BBQ at Dallas BBQ and looooved Grey Dog in Chelsea. That spot was SO me.

Oh, New York….how I miss thee. But I was also excited to get back to being in control of my transportation again too. Living is SO different in Florida. Not good or bad, just different. I’ve learned to appreciate the luxuries of Florida even though I yearn to be else where.

‘Tis it for now! Hope you enjoyed this Travel Edition of FOTD Friday.

Have an awesome weekend!

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  • Amina

    you look goooooooorgeous!! Nyc is always fun!!

  • superduperkya

    oh man i love thai food, haven't had it in a while though.
    & i still havent had fried ice cream, i'll do that next week.
    looks like you had a great time in ny :)

  • Askmewhats

    hey girlfriend! I am sure I'll enjoy partying with you! You look great! happy weekend B!

  • Randi

    Looks like you had lots of fun. I love NYC and try to get there as often as I can (it's super easy for me since I am only about 4 hrs away).

    I love fried ice cream so much and yours looked delish!

  • Rachel

    Fellow Capricorn here! Today is my BDay! Glad you were able to get out and about and have some fun. Looks like I'm snowed in in Memphis!

  • Umm Amirah

    Looks like a GREAT time in NYC!! I'm going to NYC next weekend!! I wanted to see Wicked but didn't get tickets. Hopefully I'll go see it in May when I'm there for the NYC make up show. Love the pics. Work it MAMA, like the RENT it due!!

  • Imani

    Haha, I love NY! I saw Wicked with my on of my best friends a year ago for our birthdays– we're both October babies. Wicked is definitely amazing. One of my favorite musicals :)

  • Gigi

    LOVE your glasses!

    I know what you mean about appreciating the stufff at home. Life elsewhere really is different. Specially in a big and busy city.

  • Krystal Grant

    So glad you had a good time in NY. I have to make that trip sometime soon.

  • Lee

    Cool pics. Looks like you had a GREAT time. I love NY. I hope to get back there soon.

  • Ayana "TheHaiRazor"

    Awwww nice pics! I gotta get back to NYC soon! Can't wait til you post more pics about Inglot!

  • beautylogicblog

    you look like you had such fun!!

  • Solace

    I've already planned my NY vacation (I'm from Trinidad and Tobago) around going to see Wicked. Sooo excited!

    Random observation – our glasses are similar (purple on black.) Nice.

  • Luvvie

    WOO HOO for Capricorns!!!

  • Cheri

    OMGosh Happy Birthday! You look fantastic! How long have you been growing the dreads now? They look beautiful!

  • IMM

    Awesome picks!

    Love your new rims :)

  • Anonymous

    Try southwest airlines! my daddy travels a LOT and says southwest makes delta seem like jet blue!! and by the way, I feel your pain – i'm from sanford (directly under orlando where you live) and it's frickin' COLD here!

  • Beauty Alchemist

    Reading from your Glam Squad link :)) and have to tell you is so NOT downhill after 25. It's not only fine but darn good plenty of the time. Enjoy the ride :)

    Happy Belated Birthday

  • B

    Cheri—> I've been growing them for a year. Check out LocRocker.com!

    BeautyA—> Thanks sweetums!

    Thanks for the love, y'all! Nuuuuu Yooooork!

  • The Christianista

    I loooove wicked! It is my FAVORITE play of all times.