Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloweekend Paws


HALLOWEEKEND! I thought this polish would be perfect for the start of the Halloween celebrations! I used the same glitter that I used last week from Sephora, Come to Paparazzi! I did two coats and voila, you have the perfect set of glitter paws! They almost look leopard-like due to the orange, gold, and black glitter. I love love love this!

It's so fun, flirty, and carefree!

XO,

FunSized

MacBar

One of my favorite places to go eat when I'm in the mood for a special treat is MacBar. It is located in Soho on Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry.

Whenever you're in the mood for great mac and cheese this is the place to go! It is mac and cheese on a whole other level. They make so many different and fun kinds. This week I tried the Cheeseburger Mac for the first time! It can come in three different sizes. I got the small... since I'm FunSized, it was just the perfect amount of food for me (probably a bit too much but that's ok!).



Just look at it! Doesn't it look delicious? Well, it was! It was driving me mad on the subway home, smelling its goodness coming from the bag. My favorite part is the top where the cheddar cheese is baked on top. The magarita mac is usually my go-to choice but I'm glad I switched it up with teh Cheeseburger mac. I am dying to try the mac lobsta'! One day I'll get it!

Follow Mac Bar on Twitter.

Have you been to the MacBar? What's your favorite kind of mac to get? Let me know!

XO,

FunSized

Into Spain at Pera Soho

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, I attended the "Into Spain" Event at Pera Soho.

This was my first time going to Pera Soho and I was stunned by its ambiance and exclusiveness. Pera is located at the corner of Broome and Thompson Streets.  As I was walking there, heading west on Broome Street, it was a bit of a puzzle to find the entrance. When I almost approached the corner, you get a bit of a tease of what you are about to see since there is a small peephole into the restaurant until you are blocked by what is a large cement wall that wraps around the corner. Finally the opening appeared on Thompson Street!

I was astonished by what I saw next...That cement wall was blocking what is a gorgeous and secluded outdoor seating area with large red umbrellas, wooden furniture as well as private seating areas. I wish I would have known about this restaurant during the summer!


Then I continued inside for the event. When you first walk in the bar is right in front of you, which doesn't leave much room to wait, if it is crowded to greet the hostess. Behind the hostess, there is indoor seating which is a bit too cozy for my personal taste. If I had to choose, I would probably go for the outdoor seating if the choice was available. At both ends of the restaurant, there are painted murals which add to the meditteranean feel the restaurant is trying to give off. This one is closer to the bar...


Into Spain is a company that networks people together who are interested in the culture of Spain. They decided to have one of their events at Pera Soho, which is why I went there. Pera Soho provided guests with a special menu for the event which was held from 6-11pm with a happy hour until 7:30pm which was supposed to include complimentary tapas. At first, only chips were provided at the bar and later hummus and pita chips were brought out. In my opinion, those options do not fall under the categories of tapas and to top it off, everyone at the bar was sharing the hummus dishes. I personally would not like to share dippings with the rest of Manhattan. The event was also to recognize Torres wines which I unfortunately cannot comment on because I did not drink at this event.


Overall, I enjoyed attending the event; I liked the venue and the people watching was satisfactory. If the goal of the event was to bring Spanish people together to discuss their culture, I do not think they succeded. However, it did bring people into Pera in hopes of future business. Will I go there to eat in the future? Not necessarily...it is a bit out of my price range, however if I was looking for a night to splurge, this would be a restaurant I would consider. I liked the vibe, the ambiance, and the Meditteranean feel.

It was not as fun, flirty and carefree of an event as I would have liked but it was a nice evening out after  a long day's work.

Follow Pera Soho on Twitter for future events and special menus.

XO,

FunSized

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Great Meal in DC

If you're looking to have a fabulous meal with an even better view while frolicking around Washington D.C., head down to Washington Harbor and check out Sequoia!

Sequoia is the perfect spot to sit down, relax, enjoy a great meal after spending the day walking around Georgetown. It is only a few blocks away from the main drag of Georgetown, located on K Street. When you go there make sure to get a seat as close to the window as you can so you get a view of the Potomac River. The decor in the restaurant makes you feel as if you are floating at the bottom of the ocean. Just look at this lighting! How fun, flirty and carefree!



Now before I tell you about what I ate, let me forwarn you by saying this is definitely a meal you need to plan to splurge on. If you are looking to have one pricey meal on your trip, Sequoia is the place to go to. I went there for lunch but it will be just as good if you go for dinner. I had their Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and it was delicious! It was only one crab cake but it was paired with spinach and a veggie salsa and it was the perfect proportion! Usually I would think one crab cake would not be enough to satisfy me for a meal but this one proved itself to be jumbo. Even though I probably could have gone without having dessert, I couldn't resist! Everything on the dessert menu sounded delicious. I shared two dishes which are photographed below. I ordered the chocolate gelato with two rasberry macarons and the other dish is their tarte au citron. They were both to die for!



Start saving now so when you visit Washington D.C. you can make sure that you can indulge at Sequoia as well!


XO,

FunSized

Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn Nails

This is what my paws look like this week!

The main color is "I'm with Brad" from Sephora by OPI Nail Polish and my pinky nail or the accent nail is Come to Pappa-razzi! another Sephora by OPI Color. This is one of their new Jewelry Top Coats and this line is a MUST-HAVE for the holiday season. These glitter polishes are so fun, flirty, and carefree! Now when it comes to accent nails, most ladies paint their ring finger but I like to do my pinky. It is different and unique to me!

So which nail are you going to choose to be your accent? If you need some inspiration I like using these two blogs: www.ginadoesnails.tumblr.com and http://nailsforsharks.tumblr.com/.  Show me what your paws look like this week!

XO,

FunSized

Frolicking in the DMV



Last week I went down to the DMV, which stands for D.C., Maryland, and Virginia for a Fall-Frolic Getaway! I only went for four days but that was plenty of time to be fun, flirty and carefree while frolicking on the streets of our Nation's Capital. 

To get there, I took the Bolt Bus from Newark Penn Station, NJ to Union Station, Washington D.C. Taking the bus is much more affordable than taking the train from NJ to DC. The Bolt Bus company has routes up and down the Northeast as well as the Pacific Northwest. If you are able to book your bus trip in advance sometimes you can get a $1 bus ride which always makes your frolicking even better! 

On my first full day in D.C., I went to Georgetown to walk around on M Street and do some window shopping. M Street made me feel as if I was walking through an old village with all the brick and low buildings. They had all the shops you would ever need, too! Everything from Sephora, to American Apparel to even a Sprinkles Cupcakes (even though their competitor is Georgetown Cupcakes). You can see all the shops they have here: Georgetown Shopping

One of the shops I went into on M Street was a Dean and DeLuca but it was not just your ordinary coffee shop; this one included a whole market inside! They had meats, fish, seasoning, wines, and most importantly pastries! I took this picture of the pastry display there. If I didn't have just eaten lunch prior to seeing the display, I would have bought one of everything! 


Now I have been going down to D.C. since before I could walk and talk and I did something this time that I've never done before which was a boat ride on the Potomac River. I got very lucky because it was the last day of the season to take a boat ride, so if you ever plan on doing this in the month of October, check the dates because you don't want to miss out on this activity. It was really enjoyable seeing all of the monuments from being on the river which gave such a nice and different perspective. Here's one of my favorite photos that I took while being on the boat...


The following day I went to Meridian Hill Park to frolic around in the grass. It was a very pretty park with a gorgeous fountain in the middle of it. It would have been a perfect park to have a picnic in but I didn't plan for one!

After my morning in the park I decided to walk up 18th Street and I was in the Adams Morgan District of D.C. It was so cute! Plenty of cute vintage shops, bars and restaurants. It is definitely a young and hip area and draws a much larger crowd in the evenings. From there I found myself at the National Zoo which is FREE and I LOVE free things! Not all of the animals were out frolicking because it was getting chilly out but there were enough to see to make me happy!


 The last big activity I did while in the DMV was going to the Philips Collection. It is America's first modern art museum and it is the only art museum in D.C. that is in an actual mansion and not just a regular building. It is also the only art museum that is not free. It is free for 18 years old and younger, $10 for students and $12 for adults. It had some really stunning pieces throughout the museum. One piece that I found particularly interesting was a painting by Edgar Degas, titled, Dancers at the Barre. The tour guide spent some time discussing the proportions of the dancers in this painting and how when the painting was refurbished they were able to see that Degas changed the location of the dancer's arms and legs multiple times until he was satisfied.


I had a great time and I can't wait until Spring time comes and I can go back down there to see the flowers in bloom. Until then... have you been to D.C. lately or are you planning a trip? What are some of your must-sees/dos? Tell me about your plans and let's make sure you have the best fun, flirty, carefree time while frolicking in the DMV.

XO, 

FunSized

Saturday, October 13, 2012

First Post!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to FunSized Living! I'm looking forward to sharing my adventures with you! I will be sharing my FunSized Frolics, Food, and Fashions with you! I hope that you enjoy learning about my FunSized Lifestyle.

My life motto is to be "Fun, Flirty and Carefree," and I hope that I can teach you how to live this way too!

In the meantime...

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Goodnight for now!

XO,

FunSized