Category: Lifestyle

Pinknic 2017

Imagine a huge garden full with nice pink blankets, bottles of rosé wine, rosé champagne, frosé, food from a local celebrity chef, live performances from bands and DJs, a pool, dance performances and plenty of surprises.

 

So let’s talk about how I heard about this festival and purchased my tickets. Of course to be a super social New Yorker ( which requires too much energy to be able to provide for this crazy city’s endless events and little bit effort to be curious to follow what is going on lately.) I will give you all my biggest secret. I believe many New Yorkers already know about is, The Time Out Magazine! This magazine is the best thing ever happened to me in my 3 years of New York experience to follow up the freshest parties, concerts, festivals, fairs, free events and activities, focus groups, parades, the best restaurants, bars, exhibitions, art, theatre, Broadway shows, movies, gateways, sample sales and many others! I am patiently waiting for every Wednesday to receive my free Time Out Magazine from lovely distributors by the subway entrance/exit. I was informed earlier with Time Out so I purchased my tickets on the price of General Admission – Pre Sale ( Early Bird ) 65$ per tickets and 77.97$ after the tax and the cancellation protection. The tickets went up to 90$ later so I was very happy that I checked  it earlier and I want to say a huge thank you to Time Out!

As many of you know that I am a graduated fashion designer, so it is time to talk about my festival outfit the next. I got my soft pink little salmony color lace dress from Buffalo Exchange. My silver high heeled sandals were from Zara. I wanted to have simple accessories so I put my 27th birthday present diamond necklace of my mom, my allover pave crystals up sleek silver-tone Michael Kors watch and my zircon silver tennis bracelet. My eye make up was in brown shades and my lips were in nude – pink color.

This cute little white ferris wheel which makes me feel like I was in Coachella again! I love to see ferris wheel in festivals. It just makes it much more fun even if you do not ride sometimes 🙂


My boyfriend was my photographer for this event. I think, he did a pretty good job because of his artistic background and photography knowledge. I want to say a huge thank you to him as well! I had such an amazing time in this festival and I will love to do the same for the Pinknic 2018! Blessed with the events you fill with joy this summer and cheers you all my friends!

Dress: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Zara
Hair accessories : H&M

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge – Hunter Mountain

The first weekend of April sounds like so far away from winter sports and winter holiday season but if you are leaving in New York ( had a blizzard a few weeks ago our trip ) you never know what you expect from weather 🙂

We hit the road on a friday evening and arrived our lovely hotel after three hours driving. I was super tired closer to the end of our driving but as soon as I get in Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, I recovered. I accepted the offer to discover this beautiful place and get a nice coctail at the bar. I could not stop taking pictures, insta stories because I was in love the design of this place in every single corner! This was the exact style that I want to design my own home one day. Cozy and well designed fire places were everywhere, I felt warm like I am in my own home.

This Hunter Mountain trip was my second experience of skiing or learning how to ski is a better explanation 🙂 Thank God, I have a great ski teacher who is my boyfriend Adam skiing till he is five. He is very good at teaching anything by the way. That’s why I get far in the second time and improved my skills a lot. The only con learning with him is he is fearless because he is very good at skiing. He skied backward while I was holding him from the poles. For me this is madness, it was so fun and scary at the same time 🙂

We found a welcome note with cute little packages of marshmallow, chocolate and cookie to make our own smores by the fire outdoor. I did my own smores successfully for the first time. It was so yummy even if I do not like marshmallow so much I loved SMORES!

After eating calorie bomb smores, the best thing to do the next day was joining the yoga class in the morning. The classroom was super nice decorated, we were kind of a little late to class so I could not take pictures before everybody started. The instructor was very nice, came to us one by one and massaged our shoulders with great smelling oil at the end of the class. As soon as the class was over, I was right next to her to ask about that great smelling oil ( Serenity – Lavender ). She showed me couple of them and here are my two favorite smells that I picked.

On the way back to New York City, we stopped by in Woodstock to get brunch in Shindig. After five minutes wait, we grabbed our seats at the bar. I ordered veggie scramble which is scrambles eggs with roasted vegetables, goat cheese and pesto topped with blueberries. This scrambled eggs were the best egg dish sooo far that I have ever tried in my life! I can not describe how tasty it was!

Light it up!

Dyker Heights is a residential neighborhood in the southwest corner of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, US. In my term, Dyker Heights is the place that you really want to see in Christmas time whatever age you are. You feel yourself like a little curious kid in toy store and get super excited as soon as you leave your car. Because it is like a huge live toy store in real life! This beautiful neighborhood has the lightest Christmas decorations, huge balloons, little carousel and sculptures all around the houses and gardens.

We had a nice dinner with my girl friends around the area and then started our little tour around. What we saw was just amazing! I want you all to enjoy this trip as well as we did!

Catskill Mountains

This is my very first trip to Catskill Mountains. I was hearing it a lot from friends because Catskill Mountain is very beautiful in every season to hike and to ski. We planned this trip to see this beautiful nature in fall, as you know when the mother nature wears orange, brown and yellow colors the most of the time. The drive from New York to Catskill State Park is around 3 hours and 15 minutes.

The Tavern at Diamond Mills was a restaurant with a great view of Esopus Creek which joins Hudson River. The food and service was great. We ordered flatbread as a starter then I got grilled Salmon with salad and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.


Tannersville was the little town that I met the loveliest cat ever! This cutie was so friendly with all of us. While we were sitting she came to our table and started to petting herself to our arms. She was definitely looking for attention and six animal lover ladies were the best luck for her. Good choice kitty! <3

Outfit
Top: VS – Pink
Bottom: Charlotte Russe
Sneakers: Nike Airmax
Hat: H&M
Scarf: H&M
Backpack: VS – Pink

Dia: Beacon

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries is the museum for the Dia Art Foundation‘s collection of art from the 1960s to the present. The museum, which opened in 2003, is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. It is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the country for modern and contemporary art.

It is one of my favorite art galleries so far in New York, because it give you the chance to escape from New York City and it is only 1 hour and 15 mins drive.



I loved this picture in front of Bruce Nauman’s neon lights. This is so fascinating that how simple neon lights can create such a powerful, magical colours. This part of the exhibition was quite popular visitors who were on the line to take great instagram or facebook profile pictures! 🙂

Of course, we chose to be comfy with my partner in crime for a long walk in and out of the art gallery because Dia has a great garden to hang out as well.