Monday, May 27, 2013

My NYC Stay-Cation

Hi my Young Lovas! OK initially I said I wasn't going to do anymore posts until I revamped the aesthetics of my blog, but it’s taking entirely too long, and once you get the itch to blog something, it must be scratched.
So here we go…Hmm, I’m kind of cheap frugal.  (I actually will be making a post on how I try to save money later on).  This Memorial Day weekend I wasn't traveling to Vegas, Miami, Cancun or any of those places.  I was staying in good ole’ NYC.  I don’t get to go out too much.  I would like to get out more but I also refuse to pay $30-$35 to go to any nightclub where you get dressed up to stand around in the dark and listen to the same music they overplay on the radio,  just at a higher more annoying volume.  Oh or pay 10$ for a bottle of water and have some “wanna be” pretty boy grope you the whole time.  Geez.  Therefore, I was more than determined to spend little to no money to go out.  I used my favorite search engine as well as made post on Twitter and IG (to no avail).  However, I was eventually able to find three places to go this weekend, on the low-low and actually had a pretty good time.  My budget $75…because well, it is still NYC.  So did I keep my budget?  Let’s see.

Thanks for reading guys- Ms. D

(By the way this post is kind of like review and OOTD combines, so bare with me.)

Saturday Afternoon

  The National Underground.  Located on 159 Houston St, NY, NY

The village will always be the village.  This is the village area right?  You know those people that purposely go out of their way to look like the rolled out of bed and didn’t shower?  Well that’s what this place offer.  It’s literally supposed to look like a hole in the wall on purpose.  Happy hour ended at 6pm even on the weekends.  Whoo-hoo!  They did have a house band that played, but it wasn’t my type of music as the played country.  But I must say that the FREE spicy popcorn beef sliders and fried potatoes I ordered were actually surprisingly delicious.  After my meal I just threw everything on the floor because the place was trash anyway.  Ok just kidding but I probably will only return unless it’s out of sheer boredom.  Total amount of money spent -$31.00

Saturday Night

The Living Room.  Located on 154 Ludlow St, NY, NY

So my friend I shimmied on trying to bar hop but it was an absolute fail since it was such a cold spring night.  So we ran into the closest bar we saw with the shortest line.  We ended up at another music venue.  This place also had no cover as well as drink specials.  I enjoyed white wine Sangria, which was beyond delicious.  They had a different band that played every hour, but to sit in that performance area there was a 10$ minimum as well as a donation and gratuity.  Ehhhh…remember when I said I as cheap?  So anyway we decided against the band and just enjoyed the lounge are and people watching.  The patrons were beyond hilarious and I had a good time watching the token gay white guy dance with the token black girl (was that offensive? I apologize in advance).  Total amount of money spent- $7.00

Sunday Night

Empire Rooftop Lounge.  Located on 44 W. 63rd St, NY, NY

Sunday night was the best night.  After getting no help from twitter of IG, as everyone on there are “ballers” who all wanted to spend hundreds of dollars this weekend on covers a bottle service.  My friend and I called up some places we've already been to and found a free party at Empire Rooftop.  The venue is lovely, great view of the city as well.  It was really nice, we ate, they also had drink specials.  They played a good mix of top 40’s music, which I really enjoyed.  Oh yeah and it wasn't a sweat box and there was actually somewhere to sit and talk if you chose to.  Best part, no groping.  Geez.  Total amount spent- $32.00

And whats a night out without a mini photo-shoot?

As always thanks for reading and God bless our Troops.  Find me on Twitter or IG at 4EverYoungMsD, it's Free :)

P.S. Saturday's OOTD: Jacket-H&M, Black & white polka dot sweater-XXI, Black leggings-Ladies Dr. Jays, Black wedge

Sunday's OOTD: Purple dress-XXI, Rhinestone belt-Target, Black ankle strap, Black clutch- Received as a gift


  1. Looks like you had a good time

  2. Hey this was such a useful post, great finds. I definitely will check these places out. Thanks.

  3. i did have a good time, yes you should check out both places the last band of he night is usually the best i heard, so around midnight.

  4. Sounded like fun...I like how you wrote about this...very nice.


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