City Life

Blood Sweat & Heels

blood sweat and heels

 

Bravo has grasps the attention of all of “black” twitter once again with its newest show Blood Sweat & Heels. And let’s just say, as the previews portray the ratchet is sure to come out. Le Sigh. I was really excited and rooting for this show because I thought it was about entrepreneurial strong women and their careers and friendships. BUT I should have known positive television rarely exist anymore. Don’t get me wrong, a few of the ladies I adore. I definitely respect their drive in their career and how they are handling their careers. HOWEVER, casting a group of young adult women will always call for popcorn and a slurpee because it’s bound to get hood one way or another.

First, let’s discuss the storyline of Melyssa Ford. She is changing her life around and attempting to overshadow her video vixen past. Kudos to you and good luck. Most of the time when you’re past is trashy and whorish, it’s hard to change that image. But I commend you to making a change and keep doing you. Everyone has a past, so what! Read more

Review: Agave Restaurant West Village NYC

tileah 2This past Sunday I had the privilege to attend a NYC bloggers brunch hosted at Agave Restaurant located in the West Village of New York City. It’s a Mexican southwestern style restaurant. The ambiance was very chic and the soothing music was refreshing. There was a sidewalk outdoor area and lots of natural light shining inside the restaurant. My party was seated in the ‘downstairs’ portion of the restaurant. The natural light was not as vibrant ‘downstairs’ but it was adequate.

The service was good- quality.  Our waitress came over right away to take our drink orders and she recommended the “bottomless brunch” menu with 2 hours of unlimited mimosas.  Normally, I would have opted for that but that day ginger ale and water suited me just fine. However, the rest of my party indulged and they enjoyed themselves.

The menu was extensive, especially if you liked eggs. I found that most of the dishes included eggs, including the pre-fixed “bottomless brunch” menu; all of the options included eggs. Since I am not a fan of eggs I found my selections to be limited. I decided on the Agave’s Chicken Wrap. It was grilled chicken mixed with watercress slaw, a mango chutney sauce wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with sweet potatoes fries. It wasn’t bad but I’ve had better. I think the mango sauce threw me off, too sweet.

Overall, the experience was enjoyable. I was amongst good company and the service staff was very polite and friendly.  I  recommend you to try it for yourself, and if you love eggs, I highly recommend it.

I hear they have REALLY good margaritas  and over 83 kinds of tequila, so I will be back again ;)

Agave Restaurant- 140 7th Avenue S NY NY   http://agaveny.com

*photo credit* itsmybash.com

City Life Review: Yerba Buena Latin Restaurant: Perry Street NYC

yerba buena 2This past Sunday I had brunch with the girls at the Latin restaurant Yerba Buena.  We got there around 12:30pm and were seated promptly.  This was much to my surprise since we didn’t have reservations.  The ambiance was chic. Lovely modern décor, mellow tunes such as Tina Turner and Michael Jackson tunes were playing in the background with a diverse crowd.  The waitress was very prompt in taking our drink order. Of course, we went for the one-hour unlimited cocktails. I sipped on a few white sangrias, and a Brazilian Bellini, both of which were very tasty. The sangria was made with grand marnier, lepanto brandy, blackberry brandy, peach liquer and fresh fruit and the bellini was made with  leblon cachaca, passion fruit and sparkling wine. Thirst quencher!

For brunch they had quite a selection, variations of Latin influenced dishes.  I decided on the Pan Dulce, which is the French toast with manchego cheese. I was skeptical at first, cheese and French toast just didn’t sound appetizing, but to my surprise it was delicious. I could have definitely gone for seconds. The food came out pretty quickly once we ordered and the waitress kept the drinks coming. We didn’t even get a chance to finish our glasses before she was over asking if we wanted more.  I am very particular about how my food looks and the presentation was very appealing. yerba buena

My friends and I stayed for almost 3 hours and we had a fabulous time. I definitely plan to go back and try their dinner menu. If you’re ever in the city and looking for a relaxed brunch spot, I would add Yerba Buena to the list.

Check out their website for more information:

http://ybnyc.com/media/yerbabuena.html

*photo credit : beautyandthefeastblog.com / nycgo.com *

Latitude Bar & Grill Review

latitude bar and grillLooking for a great after work social located in Midtown Manhattan, I suggest you stroll to Latitude Bar & Grill.  Located in Hell’s Kitchen, it has 3 floors to have a drink, grab a bite to eat and two step while you’re at it.

It was a ladies night and my friends and I decided to give it a try. The music was bumping, nice bouncers at the door and the dance floor was packed. We decided to go to the rooftop since it was a nice summer night.  Great view, drinks were flowing and people were mingling.  What I love most about this place is the vibe. It is very welcoming; you can wear your business skirt, or throw on your 4inch heels and glam it up.  The crowd is very mixed and everyone is there just to have a good time.

If you’re looking for a chilled place to mingle, have a good drink and listen to good music, Latitude is the place to go.

Located at 783 8th Avenue (Between 47th & 48th)
New York, NY 10036

*TIP* Order the French Fries, the 3 dipping sauces are DELISH!

Follow @LatitudeNYC

http://www.latitudebarnyc.com/

Slane: Restaurant & Bar Review

slaneLocated in Greenwich Village, Slane Irish Bar has a relaxed with a dab of funk personality. Friday night DJ played all old school R&B, pop and hip hop hits. The crowd loved it. Most people were sitting at the bar and at the tables, but some were on the dance floor jamming. The space isn’t that big so it can get crowded very quickly.  They serve food until 11pm. Of course, I missed the cutoff but the menu looked great.  Ladies night every Thursday 8pm- 11pm; all beer, wine, and well drinks- half price. I must check that out. *Tip* DO NOT DRIVE! Parking is NON-EXISTING.

http://www.slanenyc.com/

102 MacDougal Street NY,NY

212.505.0079 @slanenyc

*Photo courtesy of slanenyc.com*