So I hate to ask my readers for a favor, but this one really means a lot to me. I have entered a contest through Facebook where I could win a trip to London. Flavorpill is giving away a trip to London Town to the person who has the most votes, which could possibly be me. There is a condition that I need to have the most votes. So I ask that you do me this one small favor, please click this link, and leave a comment, any old comment will do. Maybe you could even tell all your friends about it. There is no need to like the page, no need to give up your privacy. It would be so cool if I won this trip. As a thank you to all my readers I will do budget friendly research when I go over there. I will look for all the places where your wallet won't be drained of pounds. If I win, I promise to run a contest of some loot from London town I think everyone needs in their life. There is a real chance that I could win this. Make a girl's dream come true and send me back across the pond. I will love all my readers forever. Pretty please with scones and clotted cream on top will you give me your vote.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Yes! It is finally getting warmer. Here is to open toed shoes, sun dresses and picnics in the park. I can stand proud and say I will not miss winter at all. I may even be getting ahead of myself. Then there are some of you who will actually miss this weather. Ice skating, snowball fights and skiing. Well come spring, you do not have to fly to the southern hemishpere to enjoy summer skiing. In Basye, Virgina winter sports enthusiasts can keep up at their favorite activities throughout the year by Grass Skiing or Boarding. A very athletic activity where you will burn some major calories. From June on Bryse Resort offers this unique and eccentric activity. Wearing just a helmet and some other protective gear first time riders will meet with a instructor to get a understanding of the sport. It takes a little time to get adjusted from snow skis to grass skis or boards. They are basically oversized skateboards. Up the chair lift you go, then down. Repeat. Your first time down the mountain requirees a mandatory boarding or skiing package which includes lesson, lift ticket, skis or boards, pads & helmet. Then once you get the hang of it a lift ticket is only $12 and rentals are $13. What a great way to stay cool while doing winters greatest activities without the biting cold.
Monday, February 14, 2011
From my recent tweets you may have caught wind of my latest obsession. Yes I think 16 Handles may have to share the spotlight. I never thought I would say that I am constantly craving a vegetarian dish. My mom would be so proud. So what is this place you ask? Its called Maoz. Its a falafel joint that serves up delicious, fresh, fast food. I discovered this place while I was visiting Madrid when I lived abroad. But since I've been back stateside I knew I could eat at Maoz but never did. To be honest, I really did not like Falafels. But last week starving after one of my many events (yes, I'm that important) I passed by a Maoz near Columbia. So hungry and practicing my mantra of "you never know if you don't try" I walked in. Serving only falafels in either a pita or on top of a salad maoz customers can customize their dish at the unlimited toppings bar. With the freshest ingredients meals can be topped with veggies and other Mediterranean delights. There are meal deals available too. For under $10, you can get a Falafell, soda and fries. To your hearts content you can add as many healthy toppings to your meal. Some of the best are the roasted broccoli and cauliflower and the chick pea salad. Maoz has multiple US locations, so I know if I am ever on the road (which I am not) I can get my fix. I am warning you, I will probably be hitting it up tomorrow night after another events. When a Falafel pits is under $7 with all those toppings, its hard to say no.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Looking at my finances, I could no longer rock my Carrie Bradshaw roots but I could not afford to shell out the cash for new color. I signed up for the program and was able to book an appointment soon after. I was greeted by the Stylist in training Kara, who was more than nice. She hadn't been affected by the blase attitude that plagues some of the divas working in the salon. I was about to experience biolage highlights which are painted on and not foiled on. In between layers hair is sepreated by saran wrap which can become very calstrophobic and hot. But the misery was well worth it. Kara finished her work and blew my hair out. Sign up from the link above; Fekkai has salons all over the country. Just to remind y'all I am truely living my life on a budget, I got $245 worth of highlights for free. Now beat that.
Pics (l to r): Saran wrap highlights; finished product.