One thing that I’ve learned in my young years of life, is that it is very important to treat yourself. No matter how crazy your boat may seem to flow, the feeling that you get after a nice pamper, boosts your happiness and elevates your mood. Be kind to yourself.

Red and White Spa.

Red and White Spa NYC (Midtown Location)

After a whole month of traveling in Europe, a massage was due at Red and White Spa. On a Saturday evening, my girls and I headed downtown for a spa day. We were greeted with delicious Hershey kisses and glasses of viovet clicquot.

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Waiting Area

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Not only do they have six locations in the city but I love Red and White Spa because of its decor and the lovely staff! Everyone is friendly and dedicated to make you feel at home and relaxed, I really love that. However, my masseuse was Tarsha and she was incredible. Not only because of the massage itself but also because of our conversations! I understand that many people do not like to chat during a massage session, but I DO!! Girlll, lets talk! What’s the point, if it’s not fun? Most importantly, we were all highly satisfied and relaxed after our glamorous pamper.

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Relax & Unwind

If you are in NYC, make sure that you reserve a day of pamper at Red and White Spa ♥

Although I just got back from beautiful Italy, I couldn’t  have enough of the food and I knew this meant to take a trip to little Italy in The Bronx. However, after doing some research and asking around, I knew Antonio’s Trattoria will be a great choice.

Antonios trattoria

Chicken Parmigiano Oven Baked Pizza and Cheese Calzone with sauce.

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Deliciousness

As NYC quoted, “The restaurant dishes up classic Italian fare like baked clams, fried calamari, brick-oven pizzas and calzones, and fresh pastas including rigatoni, lasagna and penne.”

As soon as you walk in, you are welcomed with cheer! I love this feeling, it makes me feel at home. In short, the service was great, the food was delicious and just like Timeout said “the menu was voluminous”. Highly recommend for those who love Italian food like myself.

Ciao, Antonio’s Trattoria! I will see you again.

Aldi

Okay you guys I am really spilling the tea here. I am letting you know some of my tops grocery shopping secrets here in The Bronx.

With only 2 locations here in The Bronx, ALDI has so much to offer! ALDI is a German company that has successfully made its way into the United States. I love shopping for groceries here. One reason beyond all, I can buy organic fruits and veggies for a good price. Above all, it is a global discounted supermarket.

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My Grocery List

  1. Pita Chips
  2. Turkey Bacon
  3. Multi grain Bread
  4. Organic Yogurt
  5. Organic Quinoa
  6. Pineapple
  7. Broccoli (3 heads)
  8. Sweet Potatoes (About 10 in a bag)
  9. Old Fashion Oats
  10. Zucchini (4)
  11. Hummus
  12. Lemons (6)
  13. Brussels Sprouts (A bag of small Brussels sprouts)
  14. Oven Roasted Almonds
  15. Gala Apples (5)

I purchased 15 items that will last me for a whole month and I spent less than $40! Mathematically speaking, if I spend this month every month for a whole year, less than $500 will be going towards my groceries. Sounds almost unbelievable, when Americans usually spend $150 a week on groceries. Insane! You can eat better and save so much here at ALDI.

 

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Two locations here in The Bronx, pick one and start saving. 

Do you shop at ALDI? 

 

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Her name is Latifah Lewis and she is CEO of Laila’s Bakery. She is a talented graduate from Johnson and Wales, with a degree in culinary arts and food service management. She is a Bronxite, currently operating her four year old bakery here in The Bronx. What I love about Laila’s Bakery, is that every detail is well thought out and she is determined to make her customers happy. As an entrepreneur, Latifah’s mother serves as a huge inspiration to her business.

With a focus on specialty cakes, Laila’s Bakery offers a wide array of options for your party,  ranging from dessert tables, wedding cakes, birthday cakes, margarita cupcakes (my favorite) to chocolate covered fruits. Below, are some pictures of her beautiful work along with contact information. Check out the menu; Laila’s Bakery Menu

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Thank you for reading!

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I am superrrr excited about the Beautycon festival!!! The main purpose of this event is to celebrate beauty with celebrities, bloggers and popular beauty brands. Not only do they host this beauty festival here in NYC but they also host it in LA and London. Check out their website for more information.

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Are you attending Beautycon NYC? If you are, let me know! I’d love to meet and chat with you. If not, have you heard of this festival before?