Weekend Story: Movie and Kipling Holiday Party

Hello peeps! This past weekend was quite a fun one so I thought I’d share it with you.

The weather in New York is super duper cold so my friends I decided to spend Saturday afternoon watching  The Hunger Games movie- Mockingjay at Lincoln Theatre in New York. I love this theatre because it looks old world compared to a lot of the other theaters in the city and the interiors are dimly lit. There are paintings and movie posters of some of my favorite old movies.

 

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There are a lot of negative reviews about Mockingjay. Anyone who has read the book knows the first half is building up to the final war so its bound to be focused on dialogue, less action among the main characters and angry glares from Katniss. The downer aside from a dressed down Effie is that you have to wait for the last part and by then you may have forgotten where you left off! Anyhow I enjoyed the movie except for this teenage kid who was sitting next to me decided to eat right through the movie. If he wasn’t crunch crunch on the popcorn, he was crackle crackle with his chocolate wrapper. Then it was pop, fizz, pop with his soda! But I guess this was way better than squealing girls in a Twilight movie.

After the movie, we went to Kipling’s Holiday Party in New York City. Kipling opened its first permanent store in the city on November 20th. We stopped by the holiday pop-up store in Soho where to celebrate their opening there were cookies and wine, fun stick-on holiday tattoos, photo booths, monogrammed notebooks and bags. Wait, did I mention this was free? Yay! They also had musical performances to keep their guests entertained. And just as we were leaving, we were given coupons to receive a free gift at the Macy’s store in Herald Square, New York. We were so surprised! Kipling really knows how to throw a cool partay! Thank you Kipling! This was also the first time I perused their website and they have a lot of really cool handbags and accessories which I’ll be checking out soon!

 

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My Goodies!!!

 

 

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All in all a good weekend, don’t you think? How was your weekend?

 

Tea with NJFABB for Charity

Hello!

I’m more than a week late with this post but I thought better late than never, right? So last weekend, I went to a charity event hosted by a delightful group of New Jersey Fashion and Beauty Bloggers (NJFABB). These  lovely ladies  (Rochelle{The Bloggerella}, Jess{Dressed by Jess},Rachel{therachelross}, Dhruvi{Stilettos&Sequins} and Patty{Patty’s Kloset}) hosted the event to help victims of domestic violence.

They invited guests to shop their closets and sip on wine and munch on some really delish doughnuts from Broad Street Dough Co. There was a complimentary makeover by Touches by Ella who did some really cool eye make up on me. They also raffled off a bunch of awesome stuff which included handbags one of which I won! Yes, I did! And I never win anything. I also bought a couple of jewelry pieces :).

 

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The bloggers and me!

The NJFABB and me!

 

With Ella after she did her eye makeup on me

With Ella after she did eye makeup on me

I enjoyed my afternoon with them especially talking to Rochelle and Jess. They gave me very helpful tips with my blog since I’m a newbie and I really appreciate their suggestions.

I am looking forward to meeting them again at their next event.