Friday, July 25, 2014

Five on Friday {July 25, 2014}

Yay, it's Friday! Who else is excited for the weekend? We're ready for some fun and relaxation, so let's take a peek at our five obsessions of the week:


ONE | NYC Blogger Meet-Up


Calling all NYC-area bloggers! After seeing all of the fun that other bloggers have been having on their blates recently, we thought it would be fun to arrange a brunch chat with others from blogland who reside in the NY/NJ area. The brunch will take place in Manhattan on a weekend in August or September - comment below or email us if you're interested in participating, and stay tuned for more details coming soon!


TWO | National Ice Cream Day


This past Sunday was National Ice Cream Day...I mean really, what's not to love about that? I promise not to tell if you've decided to extend the celebration into the rest of this week! My tasty treat to celebrate this holiday was Van Leeuwen Mint Chocolate Chip - soooooo refreshing and delicious!


THREE | LeAnn & Eddie


Did anyone else catch this new reality series trainwreck? We are definitely Team Brandi when it comes to picking sides between Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Brandi Glanville and her ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian with his new(ish) wife, LeAnn Rimes. It seems like Eddie and LeAnn have grown sick of Brandi trashing them on her show and in her (hilarious) books, so they've launched their own series to show us their side of the story. 

My biggest problem with the show is that it's too boring - there is no drama or interesting plotline! However, it does give me a chance to watch the beautiful (though shady) Eddie Cibrian, which is always a plus (side note - M and I have decided that while he is cute in pictures, he is downright smoldering in action on TV...does anyone else see this?). I may give it another shot in case things start to improve, but right now Bravo does not need to worry about me losing my viewing time to another network!


FOUR | Taylor Swift musical tribute


A good friend of mine was the music director of a tribute to Taylor Swift that took place this week at 54 Below, a fantastic NYC cabaret venue. I was super impressed by how the group was able to rearrange these songs and put new twists on them, while also delivering fierce harmonies and powerful belts. While I'm familiar with TSwift's major hits, this concert has inspired me to check out some of her lesser known tracks (suggestions are welcome!). Some fantastic tunes plus a yummy blackberry mojito...not a bad way to spend a random weekday evening!


FIVE | Bachelorette weekend


My friend Alyssa (who recently had a beautiful, sparkly bridal shower) is having her bachelorette party this weekend! I'm hosting cocktails on my patio, then we're heading out to a nice dinner at the Gansevoort Hotel before dancing the night away at R Bar. I'm so excited to have a fantastic night out on the town with some of my very favorite people (plus it's a chance to dress up and throw on some sparkles and gems - yes, please!).

Cheers to AmandaJennieAmyKarli, and Lauren for hosting today's link-ups!

xoxo
B

32 comments :

  1. Happy Friday! Wish I blogged in your area... I'm sure your brunch will be fantastic! Looking forward to seeing the recap in a future Five on Friday ;) I can't believe I missed National Ice Cream Day! I think I may need a lit'l belated celebration!! (: Have fun celebrating your friend with a fun bachelorette weekend!! XxOo

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    1. Thanks, we're excited about the blogger brunch - and there will definitely be a recap!

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  2. New York is seriously one of the best cities for interesting and fun things to do! Like that T Swift tribute I would have so been there! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xoxoxo

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    1. I was definitely fangirling it up at the TSwift tribute haha - glad I'm not alone!

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  3. I'm so jealous of the blogger meet-up you guys are planning!! The bachelorette party sounds like it's going to be so much fun!! I didn't realize that Eddie and Leann have their own show - but she's a wreck and that's like that Tori show - I just can't watch it lol! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Haha oh the show is definitely a total disaster which is why I feel compelled to keep watching!

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  4. Jealous of your blogger meet up! That sounds like so much fun! Eeekk I love Taylor Swift! I would have been in heaven at that tribute. Her concert was amazing. Her entire new album is amazing. All Too Well and Red are my favorite songs off the new album! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. I have to admit, I'm not that familiar with her latest album but after attending the tribute concert, I definitely want to start listening to more of her songs!

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  5. Yes to a blackberry mojito! Yum! And Team Brandi alllll the way!

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  6. Yum, I'm ready for ice cream right now at 9:30am thanks to you! Enjoy the bach...what a lovely group of gals :)

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    1. Haha I've definitely had that AM ice cream craving too!

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  7. Yay! I am totally interested in a blogger meetup! I have been seeing all these blates happening in Southern regions and dying of jealousy! Put me down for a definite yes! P.S. I read about the meetup and then I scrolled a bit and saw the Leann and Eddie heading and I was all, "I don't know if I can be friends with these girls if they are fans of those weirdos." Hahaha! Glad you are team Brandi! I will stay tuned for the meetup deets. Have so much fun at the Gansevoort! Are you guys going to the one in Meatpacking or the one in Midtown?

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    1. Awesome, so glad you'll be there! And I'm cracking up over your reaction to the LeAnn & Eddie item (and now I'm realizing that I must have looked like such a big fan thanks to that huge picture - haha!). Team Brandi all the way!

      We went to the Meatpacking Gansevoort and it was delicious - they took really good care of us!

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  8. Team Brandi all the way! Lol I've dislike LeAnn for sooo long, she needs some sunshine. She's shady! ;)

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  9. Um I'm pretty sure that is going to be a fabulous bachelorette weekend thanks to NYC. You know it's just a matter of time before Eddie's off to the next blonde. Trainwreck for sure! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yeah, he's totally cute but definitely not trustworthy!

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  10. I MUST visit NY sometime in my life. And I'm sure you'll have an amazing time this weekend with the bachelorette party! :D

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  11. I wish I lived in NYC and could join!! Have so much fun at the bachelorette party! Sounds like it'll be a blast!

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    1. It was super fun - the bride had a great time!

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  12. Have a blast at the bachelorette!!

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  13. gal - so many things. 1. i've been eating a lot of ice cream...so i have that covered. 2. what station carries the leanne + eddie show??!! i must! 3. i'm totally jealous of your bachelorette shenans. i want champagne...right now. :) just a few more months...then i can imbibe. (thanks so much for linking up!!)

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    1. I love a good list, so...

      1. A+ for your ice cream efforts!
      2. It's on VH1 - watch at your own risk!
      3. Maybe some sparkling cider for now until you can indulge in the real deal again?

      Thanks for hosting!

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  14. I need to watch an episode of the Eddie and Leann show, I'm not a fan of either of them (although he is hot) but am curious. I am a total RHOBH fan though - can't wait for the next season!
    Have so much fun this weekend!! Girl's nights are the best!

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    1. I haven't watched the latest episode yet but I think I may need to later this week while I'm working on some crafts for an upcoming party...crafting + wine + trashy reality tv is always a winning combination!

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  15. Hope you had a fun weekend!! I had a Bachelorette party this weekend, too. It is so fun to have girls nights!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  16. what? it was national ice cream day, how does my husband who loves all things ice cream and pretty much eats it every day not know this? oh well I'm sure he celebrated without realizing what day it was :-)

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    1. Even though it was last Sunday, there's nothing wrong with a belated, extended celebration :)

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