It’s Day #2 on my #NYCadventure and I’m super excited! Why you ask? Well I will explain in a bit, but first let me recap my Day 1 fun.
Yesterday I did a little sightseeing and lots of 5th Avenue frolicking. On the agenda was a stop by the gorgeous Plaza Hotel where I got into the spirit of the City with… well… a few spirits, courtesy of The Plaza Hotel’s Champagne Bar. After several Strawberry + Champagne Monitors later and it was ready time to do a little shopping! And, just steps away from The Plaza Hotel (thank goodness) was the famed Bergdorf Goodman department store where I’d been wanting to go since my NYC visit a few years back. At BG I found it very (very) hard to resists their Shoe Department, so I stopped by for a spell…and spellbound was I ever! After a faint-worthy experience with a pair of Francesco Russo booties, I was off for a makeup session with Bobbi Brown cosmetics then an afternoon High Tea affair at the stores’ elegant BG restaurant. Several Many macaroons and other decadent treats later and I was ready for a quick stroll through Central Park for a few snaps by The Pond. Wheeew… What a day!
Wake up; it’s time for Wendy!
So what’s first on the menu for Day 2? Well, let’s just say… How You Doin?! That’s right lovelies; I kicked off the day with a little “celebri-tea” and “hot topics” at the Wendy Williams Show! The show was sooo much fun! What you see on TV is exactly how you experience it live! The audience and the atmosphere were sooo hype and Wendy delivered like only she can! I did manage to get a little “on camera” action too, mostly my neck and chin, which made several appearances in quite a few clips. 😛 And then my big moment finally came when Micheal Ealy was introduced! The camera panned my section and captured my entire face… expression and all… Guess what I was doing? …Looking like someone stepped on my toe… NOT smiling! Arrrgh!!! In my best Kevin Hart voice… “She wasn’t readyyyyy…” Talk about an epic moment. In all fairness, I had a looong and tiring first day so my mood hadn’t quite caught up with my body by then. Oh well… I did get in a few more cameos though… This time I was grinning from ear to ear. 😉 I had a wonderful time at the Wendy Show and I will definitely be returning. This time you’ll have to pry the grin from my face!!! 😀
After my Wendy “wakeup”, several divas and I stopped by Caffe Bene and a nearby deli called Epice Café for some midday nibbles. Hey, if you do New York – you have to do a deli (or two)… I must say that the desserts at Caffe Bene were ohhh sooo yummy!!!
After a brief subway ride, I arrived back at the Brownstone for a little rest and relaxation before heading out for an exciting evening. And what an evening it was! During Full Figured Fashion Week there are a host of activities surrounding the event, one of which is “Curves at Sea”. Sponsored by Fashion to Figure, this All White sunset dinner/dance cruise is definitely one of the highlights of the week’s festivities. Plus Size Divas from all over don their “hautest white” attire and sail the Hudson aboard a fabulous cruise ship. I was sooo looking forward to this event… I mean who doesn’t want to dress to impress in their finest and sail the evening away! And let me tell you that this event is all about fun and fashion! For my evening ensemble I rocked a custom piece by Unique Sisters Designs. Consisting of sister duo Tamikia and Nikia Bell, Unique Sisters Designs takes a “unique” approach to plus size fashion and delivers it with a fierce bravado that grabs your attention and refuses to let go. These dynamic divas created a stunningly timeless satin dress for me that seemed to flow like the waters we sailed that evening. It was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you sooo much ladies!!!! Check out my write-up on these lovely dolls HERE.
What a fabulously fun day! But as much fun as today was, I have another round of events and festivities ahead. And, I promise to try and get lots of rest for tomorrows adventures….wish me luck! #TeamNoSleep 😉
Just in case you missed my Day 1 adventures, you can see all the fun HERE.
Pssst…Wanna see my entire #NYCadventure?
Day 2: Wendy + All Dressed in White
Day 4: Let the Show Begin!