Yesterday, October 17, 2010 was the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. I have been participating in this walk for the past 10+ plus years. I try to walk every year (with the exception of when Iwas away at school and couldn’t get home) with my mom because her mother (my grandmother) died from breast cancer when she was¬† 12. It is always a reflective time because I never got a chance to meet my grandmother and I’ve always imagined how things would be if this disease did not take her life.

Well yesterday the three stooges (myself, my mom, and my cousin) participated in the walk in Brooklyn at Prospect Park. This was the first time I walked in Brooklyn, usually we walk in Manhattan, but we decided to switch it up this year…needless to say we will be walking in Manhattan next year lol.

Here are some photos of the walk yesterday

The team-Mom -grey sweat shirt, Cousin Ros-pink sweat suit, and me ūüôā

Williamsburg is definitely one of the “IT” neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. Known for its diversity in food, music, art, and its eccentric population and ¬†fashion sense, you will definitely find some interesting places, people and things that will never find in other areas. I was recently in Williamsburg and came upon this vintage boutique: Rabbits NYC. What drew me inside was the rack of vintage dresses for $20 bucks out front and I’m glad I went in.

Rabbits NYC first opened in 2004 and has grown to become one of the most fashionable and visited vintage shops in NY.Models, designers, fashionistas and your modern working women visit rabbits for their fashion fix.

This vintage shop provides their customers with a variety of clothing, shoes, and accessories from many designers.

This is a great place to find quality vintage items. They have pieces that suits all types of budgets.

I don’t know if it is the deep pink walls, or the white and black wall paper, but Rabbits is such an inviting space.

Here is Yuki, one of the associates at Rabbits, sporting a vintage animal print blazer, black dress and opaque tights.

Next time you are in Brooklyn, visit Rabbits NYC.

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If you are in the New York area and have never been to Target 1st Saturdays, you are truly missing out on so much fun. The first Saturday of every month, Target sponsors various FREE activities and events at the Brooklyn Museum. They have various activities depending on the theme of the month. This month is dedicated to a legend, Andy Warhol. The Andy Warhol: The Last Decade exhibit goes until September 12, 2010, but this weekend we were able to view it for free. We also viewed other exhibits, watched an incredible art battle by four talented artist, watched some karaoke, and met up with a few friends. Here are some photos from the festivities.

This is for the painting above. It pretty much states that Andy Warhol urinated all over a bunch of canvases, mixed  his urine with metallic paint to create these master pieces.

Self-Portraits

The Last Supper Series

Here are photos of the artist from the art battle. They artist had 15 minutes to complete a painting…it was definitely a joy to watch.

Concep– Watching him work was truly amazing. There was an element of surprise to his work. The image was unexpected, but the end product was extremely powerful. It also helped that he was a cutie lol. I do not know much about painting and I do admire artist for this, but this man can blend his colors lol. I know that is something strange to notice, but you had to see him in action to truly understand what I mean.

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This past weekend was the 39th International African Arts Festival. This festival is held every year in the best borough, Brooklyn of course. It used to be held at Boys and Girls High School, but now it is held at the Commodore Barry Park near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The purpose of this festival is to celebrate the rich culture of Africa showcasing various African designers, artists, musicians, etc. There are tons of vendors selling everything from shea butter to socks and t-shirts. It is a great family event. You can enjoy great food, great music, and great people. Here are a few photos from vendors at the festival.

Printed and Tie-dye wrap dresses and rompers. My favorite is the pink and green ensemble in the bottom right corner.

Gorgeous earrings from various vendors. I love huge earrings and so my eyes automatically went to the orange pair.

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So this weekend a few of us went to a Thai Restaurant called “Joya” in Brooklyn. I LOVE thai food, not only for its unique taste, but also the great prices, because Thai food is generally inexpensive. Well the Joya atmosphere was great. It was a very modern setup and even had a backyard eating area which is great for summer months. Service was ok, but it wasn’t too horrible. The food was phenomenal. Here is what we ordered:

Chicken and Broccoli sauteed in oyster sauce

Shrimp Fried Rice

Pad Thai sauteed rice noodle with chicken or shrimp bean curd, peanuts egg and bean sprouts

 

  • 215 Court St, Brooklyn¬†NY11201 (At Warren St)
  • Phone: (718) 222-3484
  • Joya-Menu Pages