Thursday, June 27, 2013

Philadelphia - within a year and we're back :: Day 1 of 3

My boyfriend, 2 other friends and I were actually planning to go Philly to skydive. We already had our tickets and even reserve a time to jump. But somehow it poured on the day of our jump and we had to reschedule it. Meaning, there will be another Philly trip sometime very soon.

This is actually the second time I visited Philly with my boyfriend, J. Our other friends, Susan and Samantha, not too sure about their standings on Philly. J and I knew there were some places we had to visit again, and when I say places, I basically mean food.

When we knew our jump was cancelled, we had to turn our car around and head back to Center City Philly. From there, we explored the Reading Terminal. Basically a market which comprise of food, produce, souvenirs and a lot more food!

Our first was the memorable Gator Gumbo. It was a lot spicier this time around, I had J finish it since the gumbo was started to burn. The gator sausage was really good, went extremely well with this dijon mustard they gave us.

And if that wasn't a good enough breakfast, we also got a Roast Pork Sandwich from DiNics. So insanely good, I love the broccoli rabe with the sharp provolone cheese. I never like cheese, but I'm slowly getting converted because of these great pairings.

So, walking around Reading Terminal J and I saw these mouthwatering donuts. It was also National Donut Day when we were there, it was very tempting but we had other donut plans for the day.

After much walking and pretty much satisfied our tummy for the meantime. We left and decided to go to a museum. Not just any museum, but the Mutter Museum. The museum where the most abnormal and oddest anatomy were to happen, graphic and utterly long descriptions. Very educational and also very gruesome, not for the faint of heart so beware. Unfortunately, it was closed on that Friday. Like literally everything was not going our way.

Instead, we drove around. J and I sort of gave Susan a little tour of Philly. Samantha met up with her cousin in which she missed out on the next few things.

Federal Donuts was what I was waiting for. Read up on it on another fellow food blogger and knew it was a must visit. Besides the donuts they also have fried chicken which I failed to take a picture of because I was too busy eating it that night.
The donuts were amazing. Soft and pillowing, tasted almost like a cake. I could probably finish all 3 if I didn't have to share it with J and Susan.

Susan was complaining how we're fattening her up. She's one of a lot of friends of ours that don't understand how we can stay so slim and yet eat so much. I'm sure she's jelly jelly. (Hi Susan, if you're reading this *waves*)

We also took some silly and normal photos while waiting for the deliciously fresh donuts.

See, I told you it was raining. But it didn't stop us from doing all these awesome things.

Haha, Mr. rabbit teeth!

Next stop? Another food spot!
I mean, since we're in Philly, gotta have some cheesesteak!

Definitely waste no time. We went to Geno's. Between Pat's and Geno's I like Geno's better. We could've went to Pat's too but someone was complaining she's too full and she's going to explode soon *ahem*Susan*ahem*

After all this food coma. We headed back to the hotel to rest a bit and get ready for the night.

I wanted to try out Cuba Libre because of Happy Hour they have there. Only thing was, HH happens only at the bar. Not complaining since standing would be a better idea if we're drinking.

We didn't order much to eat, but what J and I ordered were pretty good. The best would be the pork belly on the top right. We focused more on drinking, they have pretty good white sangrias here.

The night ended with us back at the hotel again. Drinking more wine and watching Say Yes to the Dress...happy times.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Forever Lusting

There has been a lot of things/items I've been wanting since I literally lost everything. I lust once in a blue moon and that lust just starts spreading to a lot of things. I just can't keep up with the fashion world and truthfully, sometimes I just really suck at finding good deals.

The Valentino 'Rockstud' T-Strap Pump have been on my list ever since I saw it. Seeing the shoe being worn by other bloggers makes me that more jealous. It retails for about $945, that's quite the price. I really like how classic it looks, especially in nude or as they call it Poudre. The simplistic color and height along with the studs makes it a girl next door meets rocker chick.

The fact that it's about $1k for a pair of shoes, I just can't justify that. Maybe if I won the lottery but I can't dish out that amount of money like other bloggers and fashion gurus do. Makes me wonder sometimes how they can afford it...

When it came to these Michael Kors watches, I was torn. MK has a lot of nice rose gold watches and what became my dilemma was, if it should be blinged or not. I haven't worn a watch in the past 10+ years and it would be nice to be back onto the bandwagon. It's stylist and I don't have to always take out my phone to look at the time.

The one on the left, Michael Kors Mini-Size Blair Multi-Function Glitz Watch retailing at $250 had that extra bling on it. What I thought was weird was the backdrop on the watch in the same color all around. Plus, the dials are numbered which I'm not a crazy fan of. But, I really do like that bling. The size is 33mm is a perfect size for a petite wrist. Plus if you're having all that bling there, you would want to have the size a bit smaller so it's not overly done.

The right watch, Michael Kors Mid-Size Rose Golden Stainless Steel Camille Chronograph Watch retails for the same price as the other one, $250. The difference is no bling, bigger size of 43mm, and the backdrop is white with roman numerals for the dials. I'm actually digging this more but the size is quite large, I might think otherwise if I try it in person. I'm really holding back because $250 for a watch is quite expensive but I also know for a fact that it will probably last a really long time.

This item will always be on my list. The first time I saw this bag (which was a good 3-4 years ago) I instantly fell in love with it. It looks classic yet elegant, could be worn to any event or even anywhere. It's just so versatile. The Balenciago Classic City Bag retails for $1,545, putting it as the most expensive on my list. I really can't find a good enough reason to spend that amount of money on a bag. Maybe when I make 6-figure income but even until then I might old and wrinkly haha...

These things will most likely have to wait for a long while since I have something else on my agenda that requires spending. My sin for gluttony is also a downside since I spend on that also, you can see the ridiculous amount of food on my other blog. As for now, these items and many more (they change every so often but these had been stickin' in my noggin for a while) will have to wait and just linger in my mind.