#ThirstyThursday @CatalinalinaSu @HotelIndigo

I love DTLA, I want to move back so bad. 18 Social, a new elevated bar in South Park at the Indigo Hotel. We stopped by for HH and decided to invite Bear. We drank and nibbled on some bites. Love this place, though the music can be updated.






#Vegasing @TheBankLV

So as you all know, I’ve been #Vegasing a lot this year. Thinking back to the visits to all the different clubs, I have some things I’d like to share on what I like and dislike about each of the venues.

DJ Mike K spins at a number of clubs, Heart of Omnia (Omnia Hip Hop Room), Ling Ling (Hakkasan hip hop room), The Bank (Bellagio), Jewel (Aria) and others doing Summer.

I haven’t been to Bank since September. I know this because I check into Swarm app all the time.

When I do tag along, it goes two ways… we either order drinks from the cocktail server or we get a bottle. Most of the time at Bank, I just order with the cocktail hottie.

What I like about Bank is that the DJ has him own booth area (except that one time Bruno Mars was here, his camp occupied both the elevated booth area. Which I didn’t mind cause Bruno was at an arms reach. I happened to meet a new friend that night, John John who happened to be one of Bruno’s hooligans.

Anyway, Bank also serves the garnish (lemon) in my drink (vodka (ketel water) on a pick. The pick is great because I can squeeze it off it and I can hang it off my cup. I usually just squeeze the fruit and throw it out. I hate it floating around in my drink.

I am obviously blogging as I’m sitting at Bank because I finally decided to get this series of posts started (about Vegas clubs).

I can’t remember if they have Ketel but I’ll just say they do. So even better.

The club itself is intimate, crowd is average and bathrooms are too.

Everyone is nice at the venue and Rob the lighting guy is amazing. (I always meet the lighting guys cause they’re in the same space).

And of course, the music is always ACE!

Always Been Into Scents

I have a thing with scents. I always say, a lady should be complimented by her scent.

Nobody wants to hug a lady and smell nothing or even worse, bad! Scents leave a lasting impression and I want to make sure I do that.

Petite Cherie was a discovery several years back. I want to say around 2012. I could be wrong.

When I have an obsession with a scent, I buy everything and anything that is in the family.

Shampoo and Conditioner if they have (most likely they don’t), Shower Gel, body lotion, etc.

I want to make sure every inch of my body is in sync with my scent. A bit OCD like that.

Annick Goutal Petite Cherie Lotion

#DW

Last night was our holiday dinner/white elephant gift exchange for our department. We went to the same place as last year, The Grill on the Alley for food and drinks and of course I took a selfie in the bathroom.

I’m wearing Kate Spade Jeans in purple that I found on eBay for $20 and I love them! Went perfectly with my denim shirt and shoes.

Theory Fur | Kate Spade Denim | Denim Fitted Shirt |Denim Frayed Heels

@MZWallace Everything

I have two backpacks. One black lacquer and one camo from the Equinox collaboration.

I use both equally as much and now I’ve added the navy lacquer pouch. Recently my toiletry bag was discovered to be not public facing. Oh and this am, it accidentally fell in the toilet bowl. Luckily it was terry cloth and I could wash it but I am no longer taking it out publicly.

The pouch turned out to be a great toiletry bag. I love MZ Wallace’s Metro collection. I want everything in every color. Seriously.

MZ Wallace Metro Lacquer Nylon Backpack
Mz Wallace Oxford Metro Nylon Pouch

What’s in my @_NadiaGabriella? And this isn’t dirty talk.

The last time I used this clutch was at Kelly & Matt’s wedding in Kansas. I left the contents that I didn’t imminently need so here I was cleaning it out tonight. Only handbag that will go with my outfit.

Tomorrow is my company’s holiday party. Excited and nervous. Never can do really well in a large group setting.

I’m not spending money because I can’t. Lol so all my “vintage” stuff came out. What is really considered vintage though. (I looked it up, older than 20 years.)

This clutch is definitely not vintage. It is however old and rarely used.

Contents and why:

  1. Matches – Dual purpose. If you can’t figure out, yo and poopie. I don’t like to in public but if I gotta go… I light a match. It even helps when I walk into a stall that stinks like poopie. Oh! It’s tri-purpose. Not sure if that makes sense because it’s never been used by me! Lol

  2. Mint (usually gum) – Always need freshness.

  3. Floss – It’s the worst feeling to have something stuck in my teeth.

The above are all that I always carry.

  1. Heel protectors – The wedding was on grass.

AM/PM Routine

My skin has been super super dry and it’s been very annoying. flakey skin on the face is not cute and I was getting really irritated. My friends who are into skincare have been suggesting products and though those individual products didn’t work, a combination of them did.

The Argan oil and Murad products were gifted by Catalina
The rest were from a couple of different people… the two spfs were ones I purchased…

So I always put on the Murad Toner, I then put on either of the oils (Argan and PurOrganic) in the evening before going to bed.

For the day, I put on the toner again, eye cream, spf, AtoPalm and either of the oils.

My skin has softened up and the flakiness has minimized.

My skin felt like sandpaper and now it’s much better!

From left to right:
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment

PurOrganic Serum
Argan Wear Oil
Eau Thermale Avène Mineral Light SPF 50
AtoPalm Real Barrier Intensive Care
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Sunscreen SPF 30
Murad Hydrating Toner

#Yunity1020 #wedding

Celebrating the YUNITY of SY unnie and oppa. They started with the same initials! How match made in heaven is that already??? And the same last name, spelling included. We had a wonderful lunch at Lawry’s a couple of Fridays ago… had dinner at Osteria Mamma and reception party at Pour Vous. The burlesque club was amazing.

Fendi ButtonUp | Faux Leather Skirt | Manolo Blahnik Pumps

Work Stuff

Haven’t been to a work event in a while. I forget how much work it actually is to be at an event rather than sitting at the desk on my computer.

It was a great turnout. I was assisting with the social media posts for the week and although it was very enjoyable, I realized I enjoy being the creative mastermind behind it. The white-collar stuff and not the blue-collar… 😛

Totally exaggerating, I appreciated the opportunity however, I wish I would’ve worn flats.

LAX -> KCI

I had to change my flight to fly out on Friday instead of Thursday to Kansas since I had been out of the office for a week in Paris.

Bear’s brother got married over the weekend in Missour/Kansas. The ceremony was held in a beautiful Catholic church and the reception was at the Kansas City Country Club near the Country Club Plaza.

It was an amazing weekend with the in-laws and especially with my husband.

He had been gone all summer and things got a little rough but I think we’re finding our way back. Cheers to Q4 and the near end of 2017!

Mz Wallace Backpack | Tumi International Carry On | Balenciaga Leather Jacket | Vans Peanuts | R&B Leather Pants | MOTHER Socks | Velvet Cape | Turtleneck

#BabyBump

I remember 14 years ago when I was pregnant I wanted to buy everything and anything cute and brand name for Baby Tyler.

The only thing that really lasted until the recent years was the Gucci Diaper Bag.

I’ve used it for a weekender bag many times. The only thing that stuck with me other than Tyler!

Infant Gucci Rose Gg Supreme Coated Canvas Diaper Bag

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#BigBoy

We decided to get a bunk bed for the 3rd bedroom since Tyler would need his own bed really soon. We had one for him but when we asked if he wanted to sleep in it, he said no. He still wanted to sleep with grandma. Now that he’s kind of going thru puberty, we decided it was time to dress the 3rd room with a bed. I’ve always wanted a bunk bed so we decided to get one. Now I have a place for all my stuffed animals to rest. 😀

Bunk Bed

Looking to get soft sheets just in case I want to sleep on the top bunk!

1500 Count Sheets