Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Locks of Greatness

Hello Lovelies:

Hope everyone had a fab weekend!  Mine began in what I called a "stabby" mood but was quickly dissolved - amazing what great friends, shopping and some cocktails will do!  Saturday was the PERFECT beach day followed by lil' Tar-jay and Rack time (DSB and I like to call trips to Rack "Rack Rides" and car dance to Rack City. Whaaa?!  Y'all don't do the same thing?!)  Saturday night we went to an impromptu party at friends new gorgie condo and Sunday I slept, packed and cleaned my apartment - yawn.

The best part of my Sunday came at 4P when I made a last minute appointment to get a blow out.  And not just any blow out - a $21 blowout.  Yes ma'am $21!  And where did this magic happen?  At Blo South End - the opening was worth the wait!

SUPER Cheeky Advertising

They had their grand opening on Friday (complete with pink wigs and bartenders - sign me up!) and all day Saturday and Sunday all blowouts were $21!

So I skedaddled my way down Colmbus to their cute white and grey shop with all of the hot pink accents a girl could ask for.  On a arrival I was given their hair menu from which to choose from one of  their signature syles.  

It also did not hurt that they had custom cupcakes and bubs! 

I went with the Red Carpet from the menu - very traditional - as I wanted to rock this style for a few days.

My hair was luckily filthy and my petite dynamo stylist Jennifer went to town.  Her wash/head massage was amazing and the Unite products they used (forget which one was mine specifically) smelled like a minty floral heaven, so yummy! Then the drying began, can we talk about how jacked this chick is?  Arms of steel, crazy!  She did a great job, super efficient and I walked out feeling like a million bucks!

Cheesiest pic EVER!
I am happy to report that as of Tuesday AM the hair 'did is still rocking, yay!

In other news, thoughts on the Bachelorette?  I dislike Emily immensely and did not watch at all, but got sucked into the finale and I have to say I kinda like "Jef with one f"! (But Arie is way hotter!)

I am sweating in NY for the week, try to control your jealousy!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Five Things Friday

My of the moment OCDs:

1. Lilly Pulitzer Briar Skirt in Multi Sailor Patch.  

Picked her up from sweet Marty at Life's a Beach in Duck two weeks ago...color me obsessed, it matches SO many things, though navy is my current fav for a top.  Wearing her today!

2. This weather!  

The heat finally broke and the past two days have been heavenly in the 70s.  Would like to warm up just smidge for tomorrow as DSB and I plan to dominate  Good Harbor all the live long day tomorrow.  One of the few things that gets me on the road at 8A on a Saturday!

3. Kashi 

I have always loved this cereal but often forget about it.  Made a rediscovery last weekend and am eating it in heavy rotation. 

4. Sock Buns

I got on the bandwagon a little late last month and last Saturday I picked up a brill-pad-ish bun-maker (is that a word?) at H&M.  Has changed my life!  I did a high one last weekend and rocked a low one (ala Vineyard Loveknots) yesterday.  I have been "training" my hair to only have to wash it about twice a week (hey, it works for me!) and this (and boatloads of this) has saved me on the days when it gets a little borderline!  OF course I can not get the pics to load, but they follow me on Instagram or Twitter to see them: @kaw3589

5. The Olympics

The fact that they will be here in seven short days rocks my world!!!  I am an Olympic GEEK of geeks and I get a little overexcited every two years.  I have a tradition of watching the opening ceremonies with my mama and MMS in K-town and next Friday night will be no exception.  CAN NOT WAIT!

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Bad Blogger!

(So yeah, I am not winning at life in the blog department, c'est la vie!  On vacation in Duck with the fam for the week and it gave me a little time to attempt and catch up!)

Sunday June 3 I departed Boston for a ride over the pond that eventually landed me in Barcelona for a unique 15 day work trip (sidenote: flight was EMPTY and such a treat!).

I am in LOVE with Barcelona!  Everyone always raves about it, but I had no idea it was that awesome!  The hotel was right on the beach in Olympic park, great walking area to a ton of restaurants, the beach, gelato (we indulged a few times!) and both Barcelonetta (more on that later) and Las Ramblas were both within walking distance.

Yummy Coke Light

This was after 7PM and it was so light out it appears more like 3PM

I spent five days there working very long days and seeing the city at night.  I always forget the Spanish don’t eat before nine so late afternoon snacks were in order!

Had some awesome tapas at Sagardi Euskal Taberna. You eat your way around the restaurant and pay by the toothpick. 

Catalan sausage, tuna with egg white and goat cheese with blueberry  - my favorites!

Also was lucky enough to have dinner at Arola at  The Arts – was incredible!!!  (Sadly my blackberry decided to reject all of the photos, grr!)

My time in BCN came to an end and I began seven days on this bad boy: Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas

I have been on ships before, but never to this enormity!  I knew it was going to be huge, a virtual city on the Med, however WOW - I was a little blown away! 

More to follow on the ship!