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LAX->LHR #BVITYLONDON

One week in London before Bear goes off to work in NY at his new job! Excited to be finally visiting!

We scheduled our trip around the Silverstone F1 race on Sunday… can’t wait to share my experience with you all!

I was flying over Vegas and I had #FOMO!

@AboveandBeyond #AnjunaBeach

My gf JL and her bf JH came in from NY for this event so I got to enjoy a staycation on their behalf at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. The hotel was bustling with wedding guests, locals, event goers and other visitors. I couldn’t believe how crowded and busy the hotel was! They ended up getting a suite with a wraparound balcony so we enjoyed the beach view the entire weekend.

Thanks again friends!

The weekend was chill, I picked them up from the airport early Saturday am (Friday evening) at 1am and headed to OC. We slept in and got ready for #anjunabeach. We got out early and passed out before 11pm. Sunday we packed, had lunch and dropped them off at the airport. It was a short weekend but amazing since I got to spend time with JL.

Due to my love for MZ Wallace, she recently go the backpack too, but in matte black.

MZ Wallace Metro Backpack

Beach Day #ManhattanBeach @MzWallaceNYC

My favorite go to bag for everything. This bag is used as my two-a-day JIM bag for my 2nd workout of the day. Although I only did that for a month… when I start back up, it’ll be the same. I ended up getting a Jim bag from MZ Wallace too that is purple a reflective… that’ll be my main gym bag. I almost also feel like they may have gotten the idea to name their bag through me! 😛 Maybe I should stop tagging companies until I have my sh*t copyrighted. JK!

Anyway, we went to the beach to get some sun in Manhattan Beach, our favorite. We packed a blanket, towels, waters and speakers. Laid out for about 1.5 hours and got a good color. Bear ended up getting burned but he didn’t peel, just became tan after.

Mz Wallace ‘Medium Metro’ Quilted Lacquer Tote – Grey

Tyler’s Graduation

My baby graduated 8th grade!! It’s so crazy how quickly time has flown by. Though I can’t say I remember his infant years because it was so long ago or even how my birthing process was… I still see him as my little baby. The funny thing about watching him grow up is to see him transform physically and mentally. He’s the best thing that’s happened in my life and I’m so proud.

#FortyGordy #OGMonger

We had to recreate Vegas for our friend GT so we rented out a space and threw him the best Vegas like birthday. Though it did not include any champagne.

We got a taco lady, full bar (no bartenders, but it worked out really well), ramen bar, photo booth, some decorations, DJ and dessert station.

I ordered a beverage dispenser that we filled with alcohol and it ended up being a better option than hiring staff. I got a photo printed cake from Ralphs which was the best tasting cake I’ve ever had. It was a marble cake with whipped frosting, bananas and strawberry filling. Everything turned out super well, GT got caked in the face and I didn’t get a photo with the birthday boy.

Usually that’s what happens when I’m having too much fun. I forget about taking photos and posting on social media.

Happy Fucking Birthday Balloons
Pink Round Glasses
J Brand Gray Leather Pants
Cup Ramen (Shin, Shin Black, Gomtang, Neoguri)
Drink Dispenser
Sparklers
Confetti

History

It’s crazy to think that life was so different…20, 15, 10, 5, 1 year ago.

My tagline for my blog… “riches to rags and dealing with it” was my way of handling the downward spiral of my life… fiscally. As for my morale and overall happiness, it has definitely been an upward bound. Never in a million years did I think that I’d be able to be in a situation where I was able to pay for my own luxury car. The two slips below are the BMWs that were leased under my name. Granted I was with an exer and the car was initially for him, my mom ended up covering the payments when they car came back to me. This is a funny sidenote… I remember that loser tried to claim that it was “his” car but covering the rest of the name minus the B to prove it. First of all, without credit in this country, you are nothing.

My situation right now isn’t ideal. I’m still working, however I am able to take accountability in the monetary choices I make. I think hard before a purchase. If my cart starts off at $2,000, by the time I actually purchase something, it has dwindled down to one item or nothing at all.

I’m completely transparent with Bear because he’s been the one really assisting me in keeping me accountable. If I don’t money, I don’t have money. I need to budget and allocate accordingly.

Life is completely unexpected.

The Broad

Took my mom and Tyler to The Broad museum for a day out. My mom’s bday is on the 20th and since she had plans to celebrate it with her friends, we decided to celebrate a week earlier. And also because I’ll be in Vegas. 😛

They enjoyed the museum and all the cool installations. As for Bear and I, we had visited initially in December of 2015. For the art to be mostly the same, we didn’t really enjoy it the second time around. Well, maybe the Infinity Room. That’s always a treat.

Supreme Hat
Diamond Sweater
Vans

 

 

 


#Saturdays

Every other Saturdays, we see our therapist. It has helped us tremendously in terms of… well helped me in terms of tolerating him.

I will say, I was in a place where I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I said I’d try therapy and here we are… still together and still seeing our therapist.

I’m happier, could it be because it was a miracle? Possibly, but as of now, I’m not going to strangle his neck and possibly murder him. 

Wait, can I go to jail for writing the sentence right before this… I mean as long as I don’t, right?

We went to the gym after so that’s why I’m in my gym attire.

Camo Pants (similar)
Nike (similar)
Vest (similar)
Pullover (similar)

@JPLKatzenberger #Farewell

Our office admins did such a great job decorating the office with balloons and such on her last day. She leaves for maternity leave for 3 months… 🙁

We also celebrated her birthday with the BWD crew (Babes Who Dine)…

We got her a gift card for a mani and pedi and Large Hoop Earrings that she’s been wanting.

My outfit:

Jeweled Manolos
UNIQLO Women’s Ultra Stretch Jeans, Gray, 27 in.Gray Denim

#TBT #FakeNews

If you know me, you know I had a close friend named Joanna who had a sister named Grace. Joanna was referenced as JO in my older posts.

This throwback Thursday post is about my past friendship with her.

The photo below is the last time I hung out with the two of them. Our friendship dissipated right after my first Paris trip.

What prompted this post was my recent encounter with her.

DJ Mike K who happens to be an 오빠 (older brother) to me is married to a really good friend, Jeannie.

I’ve followed him to Vegas the past year playing the role of his “road manager”. His best friend SY another 오빠 of mine has a golf friend who happens to also golf with JO’s husband. I was tagging along on another Vegas trip before Christmas (12/22-12/24) with SYx2 (him and his wife, my friend, have the same initials) DJ Mike K and Jeannie. SY shared with us that his golf friends and their wives would be in town too. We figured out that it was JO and her husband. I found out weeks before and even though I was informed that we wouldn’t be hanging out at the same table, they’d be at the club. I was reluctant to see her but at the same time eager to see how she was doing. It had been a while since we’ve spoken or hung out. Not that I thought we’d get shitfaced all night like we used to but fond old memories of us hanging out resurfaced.

Few days earlier, Jeannie and I were discussing about the logistics. We’d be at the DJ booth for DJ Mike K and the other couples would get their own table. At this point I knew JO knew of my attendance.

2nd night into my Vegas trip, here we were… waiting in front of Jewel nightclub, two days before Christmas… timing had it so we all ended up meeting in front of the club. That was not planned. Jeannie and JO had met once through me. They were FB friends and followed each other on IG. Jeannie knew of our history and so did SYx2. When JO and her group approached, I noticed she beelined to Jeannie and starting talking up a storm. Her first encounter was Jeannie and I noticed she adamantly stuck with her to avoid any contact with me.

Now, I’m not the one to avoid or ignore. I wanted to say hi, knew it would be awkward but was hopeful for our reunion. She was still talking to Jeannie as if they were long lost sisters. I said hi to the golf couple, and JO’s husband which all three were friendly and pleasant. I walked over to JO as she was still chatting Jeannie and laid my fingertips at her arm to get her attention. We awkwardly hugged and I said hi, she said “you look cute as always” and I turned to say hi to the 3rd girl they were with just realizing it was Grace.

Now, I get it. As sisters you have the sister’s back. However Grace’s attitude was uncalled for. I was surprised to see her cause I had no idea she’d be there and to see her there, I was excited so I said hi and went in for a hug. Mid way through I realized she didn’t feel the same way so stopped my arms from embracing her and walked away. She literally just stood there, didn’t open up to me, arms by her side. Now imagine this. Someone has their arms around you about to hug you, not being in contact with you yet… and you just stand their as if you’re blind to them. This is why I stopped. Almost like someone pushed rewind. Lol

I walked away and that was that. We walked into the club and they were placed away from the DJ booth. I did my usual dancing and drinking and tried not to think about the encounter.

I was a bit saddened by her behavior. Not Grace but JO’s. I was hoping we could smalltalk a bit. “How are you? What have you been up to?” I was actually disappointed that she didn’t engage in the way I wanted to.

Our friendship just ended, there wasn’t any hard feelings. Something happened, trust was lost and it just wasn’t the same again. So it was hard for me to comprehend her awkwardness and withdrawal. It sucked knowing that I was the only bigger person in this situation. I wished that that wasn’t the case.

In the middle of the club, I used the gen pop bathroom because the security guard that usually opens the VIP bathroom was nowhere in sight.

The club was empty and when I walked out of the stall, Grace was walking in past me. We were the only ones in the bathroom. Not even the attendant was in sight. We met eye contact, I smiled, she kept walking without acknowledging. I almost turned around and asked, “what’s your problem?” But I didn’t. I kept walking and decided to just send her a text.

“Learn to smile.” That’s all I wrote. I don’t even know when our last texts to each other was since I had reset my phone months back and couldn’t save my texts.

I didn’t receive a text back. I didn’t even know if it was still her number until a couple of days ago. Apparently she was PO’d from the text and they talked shit about me when they got back to the room after the club. From what I heard.

I can just imagine Grace now after getting back to the table from the bathroom, “omg wtf look what Violet texted!!!”

DJ Mike K’s set ended at 2:30 so we were out before the club ended and that’s how this story ends.

#tbt

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