Monday, January 23, 2012

A Black & White Affair…Happy Birthday Bruce!

Hey Beautiful people,

I have two Blog posts in one week…aren’t you proud of me! ;) Well I am happy to report that I had a great week!
I’m soooo excited to tell you about my Saturday night as I took off work to attend this event. My sister and I have been looking forward to this Elegant Birthday Celebration for months and it finally took place last night!
Welcome to “The Dirty 30’s” Bruce Elijah Gaines.
Resheda & Ricky Rozay, lol
To give you a brief history I met Bruce at Bally’s Fitness in hip hop class when he was in his mere 20’s. When I tell you he could “pop, lock and drop it” better than me I was floored and knew I was getting too old for this shit, lol. But as a result we became friends and he has been my younger brother from another mother ever since. Every year we celebrate our birthdays and it is mandatory that we attend each other’s events! For 2012, Bruce’s goal was to “Set It Off”. My sister and I received a tri-fold invitation in the mail that looked like someone was getting married, lol. We were instructed to RSVP and from the looks of the invite come with class and style to an address located in Beverly Hills.
Now, I love to dress up and attend a great party…therefore my mission was to get a dress that represented ME…and make my brother proud! One of many things my brother and I have in common is that we love to go shopping and we have great taste in clothes! I had a few boutique stores in mind but they HAD to meet 3 criteria’s: have the style of dress I’m looking for, have reasonable prices and be able to cover these thick thighs ;) My first stop was Philthy Ragz in Inglewood, CA. This husband and wife team made me feel comfortable and immediately provided me with several dresses, but only 1 met the criteria for the
Black and White Birthday theme.

Once I tried the dress on I was In Love and it was a done deal.

My little black dress!
Don’t sleep on this boutique shop I will be going back! I already had my blinged out stiletto shoes and now I have my dress! Now all I needed were accessories! Saturday I was on a mission…after going to Del Amo Mall with no luck and then South Bay Galleria it came down to the wire and the newly remodeled Forever 21 possessed the necklace and earrings perfect for my outfit!

Back out baby!
So I get home around 5pm and start panicking…maybe I’m doing too much…what if I’m overdressed…maybe I should try to wear something different, a little bit more casual…my sister tried to talk some sense into me but it didn’t work we started pulling items from my closet trying to put more casual outfits together... It didn’t work. I came full circle and decided… oh what the hell, I bought the dress I might as well wear it…it is sooo ME, I have to represent! Of course my sister gave me the "I told you so look...Now we are running late...Get dressed already!"
I love my stilettos!
My sister made our ensembles complete by “beating our faces” (aka – doing flawless make-up) and having us both wear fur coats!

Upon arriving at the venue Sfixio Restaurant in Beverly Hills we were greeted by paparazzi for Red Carpet photos, we were escorted to our VIP table upstairs on the balcony, the Birthday Man made his grand entrance in his internationally custom made Red pea coat with exaggerated lapels, we proceeded to enjoy a 4 course meal with music playing in the background and enjoyed his a delicious cake from Hansens.

Sidebar- Oh did I mention by brother has his MSW degree, is a hustla working 2 to 3 jobs and as a result was Ballin out of control for his birthday: He rented out the venue, the Dinner was included and there was an Open Bar! Winning!

Bruce's Delicious cake!
The event was FLAWLESS! It was my pleasure to be a special guest at
Bruce’s 30th Birthday Celebration. Love you Brother!
Until next time…The Adventures of Single and Fabulous continue…Smooches!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Taco Tuesday...Finally!

Hey Beautiful People,

I finally got the chance to go to Taco Tuesday earlier this week.
We were celebrating my girl Bridget’s Birthday!

Sharinna on the left and Bridget on the right!

I got a text from my girl Sharinna saying meet up at the Savoy in Inglewood on Tuesday for 2 for 1 drink’s and $1 tacos from 6pm to 8pm. That sounded like a plan because I’ve been trying to get to Taco Tuesday ever since I started this new work schedule! Now everyone who knows me (and reads this blog) knows that I am not a fan of the Savoy. Sorry but it’s not my type of crowd, ya’ll know they a little bit Older up in that camp. But for a “special occasion” my friend’s birthday party I felt inclined to go! Besides what’s the worst that could happen…LOL. Well thank goodness nothing bad happened…..outside of 2 guys my daddy’s age trying to ask me to dance.

One reserved table was already taken care of but we needed a little bit more room for our Ego’s (because We Like To Party), so our boy Carl was able to work his “hood magic” (lol) and “steal” a table so that ALL the Ladies were able to sit together and enjoy the night.
Sidebar- every sitting area in the Savoy was “Reserved”. If you weren’t there for a party there was no place for a person to sit down, you were forced to stand L boo, not cool (it wasn’t like that before, when I last went ages ago:) but when there is a way to get over on the Inglewood locals who support your establishment so you can make an extra dolla??… (dripping sarcasm)…don’t be surprised. Okay so I got over that pet peeve quickly.

I have to give it to the Savoy: great old school music, delicious tacos and drinks for $5’s forced me to have a GOOD TIME! Now granted, someone was at home MAD at me because she was home babysitting my “puppy” but mama was trying to enjoy herself a little bit longer so we headed over to The Game Sports Bar and Grill, also in Inglewood, to switch it up. We all know I don’t get out much anymore so I was trying to take advantage of every minute!

Alright, Alright, Alriiiiiiight! Now this crowd was an improvement to my standards. Closer to my age, with some swag, real friendly and not afraid to compliment a sister. I only stayed for a brief period of time but I was impressed by the music, karaoke and nice looking guys. I look forward to going back to The GAME with one stipulation: We (the ladies) must get there right when Taco Tuesday- Happy Hour starts so we can get good seats, commence to flirt and shut that bad boy down! That includes my Adventures for Tuesday night but stay tuned...

Celebrating Bruce's Dirty 30th Birthday this weekend…more  FUN to come!Until next time…
The Adventures Continue! Smooches

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NYE 2012

Hi Beautiful people,

Happy New Year! 2012 is here and in full effect. Unfortunately, I was working on New Year’s Eve. However my co-worker and I were optimistic that it would be a slow night and we planned to go out afterwards.
I had two options: a short black dress with criss-cross back out or long maroon one shoulder dress with bling’d out open toe stilettos.
My new favorite pair of shoes...My Cinderella stilettos!

Of course the night was active and we were working hard. A lot of people didn’t show up for work (I can’t stand inconsiderate people) and we ended up working longer than we expected. My only alternative was to post Happy New Year on Facebook and head back to the office.
I still had hope and I wanted to think that maybe I could get out of the office by 1:30am dressed to the nine. So I brought  my “chosen” outfit and my packed tote bag into the office…Uh No. I found out my co-worker was still working on a more difficult case and both of us didn’t leave the office until 3:30am. No NYE celebration for us!

I sacrificed yesterday night only to be ready to celebrate NYE 2013 next year, as the holiday will fall on my “off days” J…. I had to turn this negative into a positive!
I’m sooo looking forward to this new year because there are several upcoming events I am preparing to attend and I am motivated to make some changes in my life. . I feel “So Fresh”! So naturally I need a new “Look” to match my new attitude. New hairdo…coming soon ;)

I see nothing but positive things in my future so let the Fun begin!

Stay tuned as The Adventures continue….Smooches!