October 23, 2017

Best Top Knots For Fall

My high school years were all about top knots. There were cool back then and apparently are still cool. Now more than ever we've been seeing people in Hollywood, Bollywood and on the streets of NY rocking the look. Ever since Beyonce posted a shot of her with a messy top knot on her instagram I've been shook! Today I will be sharing a few great ways to rock the top knot trend this Fall.

One super cool way to rock the look is by applying bangs/or fringe. I am always so hesitant when it comes to cutting my hair so I love the idea of applying faux bangs to achieve a look. I own the side swept Hair2Wear from HSN in dark brown but I also love this one here. Braids are another way to spice up an old top knot recipe... 

I newly discovered this Wen anti-frizz gel which would be ideal for this hairstyle. Its flexible to work with and at the same time holds throughout the day. Top knots are fun for any occasions if done right of course. I hope this post inspires you to create your own top knot look.

October 17, 2017



photos by Denisse from Thugnanny

sunnies: Prada (buy here)  |  blazer + skirt: Express (buy in black here) |  top: Ralph Lauren  |  shoes: Carrano  |  bag: Chanel  |  earrings: Aldo (buy here)

October 8, 2017

Treadmill And Tequila

photos by Phil Yoon
Last week I attended the Treadmill And Tequila workout class alongside one of my favorite dj's/fitness gurus, Hannah Fallis Bronfman at Barry's Bootcamp. After an amazing sweat session we enjoyed a few cocktails curtesy of Don Julio. I mean, who wouldn't want a low calorie cocktail after a 60 min workout?

If you like a kick in your drinks you're going to love this one below.

October 3, 2017

Life Update

Hey Trendsters!! I cannot believe it's October 4th already! It's been awhile since we last chatted and I have a quick life updates for ya'll. 

My house renovation finally started and I couldn't be more excited. We are midway in the process and it seems like its taking years to finish up. I've gotten so many messages from you guys asking to do a house tour, to share my tile selections, living room decor, etc. I try to share as much as I can via snapchat and instastories as it's more organic and in the moment that way.. so if you want behind the scenes make sure to follow me on instagram ( @nytrendyoms) and on snapchat (JohnnybellSan). Believe me, I want the renovations to be done as much as all of you want to see the final results. You know what they say.. 'good things take time'.

A few days ago I was very ill. Runny nose, never ending migraines, fever, terrible stomach pain, and the list goes on. Didn't know what it was and didn't even bother checking with my doctor. I'm one of those people who doesn't like medications, hospitals or doctors. I believe that with time, a little rest, Vapo Rub and some good ol' chicken soup (made by grandma, of course) everything will be ok.

I'm a little better now but I'm laying low until I reach my full 100%.

In better news.. I was finally able to bring my computer to our hotel in which we're staying till the reno is done. I have so many photos/stories to share in the next few days that have just been waiting to be published. 

Ok, that's it. Short and simple.. just like me :)
Good night.

August 23, 2017



Being without gas for over one month after purchasing our new home hasn't been too good on our belly's or on our wallets. Eating out for breakfast, lunch and dinner can get quite boring and expensive after awhile especially when there's four of us. Realistically theres only so much you can eat. I get sushi one day, Indian, Dominican, Italian, and Mexican another.  It almost seems like a routine and I'm not too fond about routines. So when Gardenia invited me over to try their food.. I accepted.

I first heard about Gardenia a few months ago when I was still in the process of purchasing my house. To my surprise house hunting was more time consuming than I thought. Cutting to the chase, I didn't have time to visit until now and since I love sharing cool restaurants who serve delicious food.. here is one. Gardenia.. has Happy Hour Monday-Saturday from 4PM-6:30PM. It is located on 64 Drowning St. New York, NY 10014.

Gardenia is known to be a modern Latin-accented Mediterranean restaurant serving intricate cocktails in a bright airy setting. More like.. all my prayers answered!

From the outside it looks like an airy restaurant perfect for first dates. After entering it becomes so much more. I love how open and delicate the space is, how the plants hang off the middle of the room and how it's equally as beautiful during the day and at night.

Below you'll find all that my friend and I ordered.
Everything was delicious!!