Monday, August 26, 2013

For Ladies Who Brunch: Revisited

Hey Young Lovers, this past Sunday I was super excited to go out to a brunch day party.  I know I’m super late, but I just realized how much I love brunch!  I put on a “fabfound” I got recently from Marshall's and tootsie my way on over to EVR in midtown.  The venue was cute, however to my disappointment it was actually a private party and the promoters didn’t work it out with the kitchen.  According to the hostess there was a “situation”.  So basically there was no food, hence to brunch for me to have…whomp whomp.

So I had to just make this post about what I decided to wear. 

If you saw my previous brunch post, then you know I decided the most appropriate brunch outfit consists of a dress. 

Dress: Rolla Coster via Marshalls
Belt: XXI
Shoes: Rogue

As always thanks for reading-Ms. D

I was kind of going for a 1960’s kind of look, how do you think I did?  Find me tryna brunch around the city @4EverYoungMsD

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DatingDionne101 #4 The Female Good Luck Chuck

Anyone remember that movie Good Luck Chuck?  You know the one where Dane Cook’s characters gets a spell cast on him and every woman he dates finds their one true love, only after they dated him.  Well, although that movie may be fiction, apparently there is a real syndrome like this going around and I think I may have caught it.  (Because of course I couldn’t have what Shallow Hal had.)  Anyway, the ever so precise Urban Dictionary describes the term like this: “When after you finish dating someone, and their next bf/gf is the one they end up marrying. The syndrome mostly found amongst women and men in their 20's and 30's. This mostly occurs amongst hopeless romantics, and those that continually search for love.”

Well so far I’ve had tons of ex-boyfriends, a bunch of guys I dated and a dozen guys I turned down get engaged or married.  Now these statistics aren’t fully accurate (as they would add up and make me a ho) and I’m also not mentioning any dates of engagements or weddings.  Just know that I know what I know.

Also, I wouldn’t say I’m jealous per se.  I’m actually quite happy for them (sucka for love stories).  Honestly most of the girls from what I’ve seen are actually quite beautiful and lovely girls.  As a matter of fact, sometimes I even wonder what they see in the guy, but uhm that’s another story.  To each his own and one man’s trash is another….yeah so anyway. 

Now I know everyone says your time will come, blah blah blah.  I don’t really worry and trust me I’m in no rush (so I remind my ring finger and uterus often).  But as for now… I’ll just let Maroon 5 tell it for me.

Can’t see the video? Click here

As always thanks for reading
Find me not getting invited to any weddings @4EverYoungMsD

Monday, August 19, 2013

What You Said Now? 2 for 1?

***Bursts out into song, Gleeks and tap dances soul way****

Hi Young Loves, ittsssss back.  Yes yes yes, Broadway Week as returned.  Hopefully, this year I will be able to indulge once again.  So far I have participated in Broadway Week for the past two years.  So far I have watched Mary Poppins, Priscilla Queen of the Damned, Sister Act and Cinderella. 

Off Broadway Week I got to enjoy the show Avenue Q. 

That show is so funny, I highly recommend it.  But just because there are puppets, does not mean it’s for kiddies, so you have been warned.  It was just the kind of sarcastic humor that I love.  Also, why is Sister Act not still on Broadway?  Not that was a good show.  Anyway this is not the point of the post. 

We all know I luvs me a discount.  Broadway Week offers theater goers two-for-one tickets to Broadway shows.  So you and your friend, mother, sister, cousin can go half on tickets prices if you so desire and still enjoy great seats.  Or…cough…you cheap bastards who never take your girl anywhere can finally take her somewhere nice this fall.

Anyway Broadway week runs from September 2nd to the 15th (I’m just upset that Motown the Musical is not an option) so New Yorkers and those that want to come visit, go get you some.  Try visiting for the shows playing and to buy tickets

As always thanks for reading.  Any show you’ve been dying to see?  Do tell.

Hopefully catch me on Broadway @4EverYoungMsD

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Hola jovenes amantes, this past week I went on a much needed and desired vacation.  I was blessed to be able to travel to the beautiful island of Costa Rica.  I decided to do a simple recap and review of my trip.  

Day 1: Arrival

Barceló San Jose Palacio

I enjoyed this hotel.  The reviews on it were mixed however most people still gave it 4 out of 5 stars.  My package includes free Wi-Fi and breakfast.  You know I need my internet and my food.  The breakfast every morning was delicious.  They served typical Costa Rican breakfast that always included rice and beans.  The hotel is located right off the high way so I had no choice but to take a taxi to go into the city.  Expect to pay at least $10 US dollars for 5,000 Colons per trip.  I suggest going with other guest who are also going that way to keep cost down.

Multiplaza Shopping Mall in Escazú

This was a very nice mall it had typical stores you would find in the US including Forever 21, Gap, M.A.C etc.  You won’t find many English speaking people here, but they did offer free Wi-Fi so I was able to use Google translate here. They also had a Supermarket so I was able to stock up on some snacks. 

Day 2: Combo Tour

Doka estate coffee tour

The first part was a total history lesson, no one really wants to learn on vacation but sometimes you need to be learnt and cultured and stuff so you don’t sound ignorant when talking to rich folk.

Irazú Volcano

The Irazú Volcano is an active volcano in Costa Rica froze my but off here the weather changes drastically.

La Paz waterfall gardens

This place is home to many rescued animals.  We went down 300 steps and then up 100 steps.  Also the weather changes drastically in the rainforest, it gets cold quick so button up..

El Bosque Bar

This bar is located within my hotel.  Happy hours or feliz de hora was from 7pm-9pm.  They also had live music and 2 for one drinks.  Thanks Barcelo.

Day 3: Exploration

Downtown San José

Attempted to go to the Gold Museum or Museo De Ore, however the language barrier between the workers and I was impossible for them to understand I wanted my international visitors discount the offered.  You know I don’t play those games.  Suggestion to owners, please hire someone who speaks a tiny bit of English to work your tourist attraction areas. 

Day 4: Beach Excursion

Tortuga Island

I highly recommend this excursion with calypso tours.  The tour picks you up and takes you to the city of Puntarenas on a catamaran ride that ends on Isla de Tortuga or Turtle Island.  We spent 5 hours on the beach and enjoyed every minute of it.  It rained the night before so there were a lot of sediments in the water but as the tides changed the water became clearer.  I do not know how to swim unfortunately, so I wasn’t able to go snorkeling.  However, I did get to meet life partners Paco and Lola as well as my new pet pig.  I also enjoyed a cool surf ride on a banana boat.

Day 5: Departure

Juan Santamaría International Airport

Located about 20 minutes from my hotel and it is a pretty small airport.  Look out for that $29 departure tax, and don’t bother buying any liquids while in the terminal they will still take it from you when you get on the plane -_-

As always thanks for reading -Ms. D

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

DatingDionne101 #3 Romance vs Finance

Quick question here if you can help a sista figure this out.

Is it appropriate to ask a person how much they make when you first start dating?  

I understand the importance of knowing if the person does have a job, career, in school etc.  As an adult you have to have some form of income.  No romance with finance right?  Also, obviously for conversation wise you would talk to each other about what yawl do for a living.  However, in first meeting a person and dating for a short time, would you want to know how much the person actually makes?  If so why?

Please comment below and as always thanks for reading

-Ms. D

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Girls Love Beyoncé

Hey Young Lovlies, so this past Monday I went to the Beyoncé concert at Barclay's Center in BROOKLYN…whooo.  I bought the tickets from April so the anticipation was real.  Tickets were very hard to get as you can imagine, especially for the last show in her new NYC home with her boo (well it was supposed to be the last show at the time).  Getting the tickets took the efforts of about 4 people constantly refreshing the Ticketmaster page, but finally we got through.  There is no real point in telling you how awesome the concert was but I will post a few pick-chas from the show.  Of course she killed it and it was epic.  Oh and props to Luke James for opening up the show.  If I didn't know who he was before, I definitely know his name now.  The point is when I called Beyoncé earlier that day like “Uhm B. what you want me to wear tonight?”  She was like “Just do you like you always do D.”

Anyway I love me a black and white ensemble so I knew that was my only option.  The week before I went to Ladies Dr. Jays, just browsing and I actually found a faux leather skater skirt that I actually liked.  So I know I had to find something that went with that.  After going through Pinterest for a little bit, here were my mini inspirations:

Here is the look I ended up with.  What do you think?

As always thanks for reading.

You can find my Love on Top @4EverYoungMsD

Will post concert pics soon but in the meantime check out this awesome cover of Drake’s “Girls love Beyoncé”

Update! Here are some concert pics. Who wants to get me tix for December?