Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Summer #reading, #eating, #fashion & #art suggestions
May 25, 2012
By Joy A. Kennelly
I don't know about you, but I'm totally not in the mood to work today. AT ALL! I'm already in a holiday mindset and ready to party (which to me means dancing and being around fun people - not getting drunk!), although I doubt this kinda fun will happen while I'm living here in Atlanta. LOL
It's time like these that I miss the beach. You could walk out your door and be surrounded by people enjoying themselves in the sun. Maybe a little too much alcohol, but still having fun in beautiful weather.
I miss the spontaneity and easy access to private, high-end parties I enjoyed back home. Out here they charge for everything, you have to drive everywhere to find fun, and I rarely hear of any sponsored parties which is a big bummer.
I may have to change that and create my own. Or move. lol
Life can be so much simpler people.
Have enjoyed receiving some fun summer goodies in the mail though which I thought you might enjoy learning about because they're new to market and healthy too!
Gluten free, low calorie ice cream anyone? I invited some friends over to do a taste test and we recommend the Pumpkin Spice, Maple Vanilla, any of the Chocolates except mint (weird taste) and like the pints over the bars since they're rather icey and the chocolate falls off.
All good though on a hot summer day!
Especially if you're watching your weight and trying to stay healthy. It is available at select grocery chains including Whole Foods and Kroger, or buy it online here: http://www.myarcticzero.com/pints.php
Another mailed gift was Bai as seen here. Now because it's healthy, have to admit I was dreading my first sip, but Bai is delightful! Like drinking water, but with a much better flavor and good for you too!
Unlike most of its competitors, Bai and Bai5 is 100% natural and made from the most super of all superfruits, the coffeefruit. Every bottle is packed with all the daily antioxidants we need and more. It comes in all these great flavors too! Nice alternative to carbonated drinks. Add a splash of bubbly water and you've just created a low cal soda.:)And for your summer reading, here's an interesting book you may enjoy if you're a Sopranos fan or want to read about the crazy Hollywood life of an actor.
I tried to read it, but couldn't get past the foul language. Now that I'm not living in Hollywood I rarely hear the "F" word and it's jarring to see it in print constantly.
That said, I truly admire him for being brave enough to bare his soul like he's doing and share his intense personal struggles. I'm sure many will enjoy it which is why I'm sharing it here.
On another note, I was thrilled to receive this travel handbook in the mail: I've been a travel blogger for quite some time and am looking forward to branching out beyond my blog as a travel writer since I love to travel! I've been to 27 countries, most of the U.S. and feel most at home out on the road. It's the kind of book you need to really concentrate to gather all the information which is why I'm taking my time reading it.
Really enjoying it!
Although I don't get out much nowadays since the girlfriends I was hanging out with are all in steady, happy dating relationships now and I don't like to go out alone, I did manage to attend a recent fashion mixer with a guy friend which was fun. It was held on the 27th floor of the Melia Hotel during a thunderstorm which you can see here:
Everyone was having fun and photogs were everywhere. I met some interesting designers, saw people I knew from the Atlanta scene (not my group, just the scene.:), and enjoyed the vendor's booths.
This female clothing designer, Nicole, has a plus-size clothing line called http://www.woledesigns.com/ and was very nice. I need to call her.:) Michelle, the girl with the orange handbag, does handbags obviously. Interesting crowd.
It was funny to read Jezebel Magazine later that week and seeing the bowtie designer guy we'd met featured. Yes, guys do dress like this in the South, especially if they like horse racing. I like the look personally.:)
Check out his site: Brier & Moss if you're in the market for a great bow-tie. He's a real go-getter.
Oh, as an aside, did you happen to catch Lindsey Lohan in the dress my client, Yari DeLeon wore to The Lincoln Lawyer premiere? Who wore it better? LOL
We laugh every time I send her an example of another celebrity wearing this design. Sexy, isn't it?:)
Just discovered my favorite art magazine, Whitehot Magazine by my art bud, Noah Becker (you are my bud even though you may not remember me Noah.LOL) also covered my new Atlanta artist friend, Yun Bai aka Yunny Bunny. She's Asian and creates the most beautiful art from porn.
I know, yeah right?! But seriously, read the following article and scroll to the bottom to see her work, if you didn't know, wouldn't you agree they're beautiful? Oh, and be forewarned, there is bad language in this interview which you can read here: http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/yun-bai-aka-yunny-bunny/323
What is this world coming to?:) I have to admit, just skimmed it, but really do like her art and her as a person. Very creative, warm and funny!
So, that's a wrap folks. Enjoy your holiday responsibly and remember the real reason we're celebrating this weekend.
Thank a veteran we can enjoy such a weekend as this! Happy Memorial Day!