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

Shady

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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

Gardenia

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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!!

August 17, 2017

Hot Noodle Challenge



My girls are such daredevils! I cannot believe they actually did this challenge. You have to watch their reaction on their Youtube channel. Watch here.

August 15, 2017

Must-have Boots For Fall

One of the reason I love Autumn so much is certainly because of the beautiful weather and the fashion.
Jackets, blazers, neck scarves, hats and last but not least.. boots. Knee high boots and booties are my absolute favorite style of boots to wear during Fall. Below I've added a few of my fall must-have boots. I made sure the price was reasonable without comprising style and quality. Hover over each pair to see the brand and price. Click to buy. Happy shopping!



August 4, 2017

Back To School Fashion For Kids

“This post is in collaboration with JCPenney. As always all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands and collaborations that make NY Trendy Moms possible!

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I remember growing up ‘back-to-school’ was one of my favorite times of the year. There was just so much excitement about getting new clothes and new school supplies (i’ve always been a sucker for stationery). I love it when each year my kids feel the same excitement I felt when I was younger. I allow them to handpick items they love such as graphic tee shirts and pieces with pops of colors. Yet, I also pick versatile pieces like dark jeans, a preppy blazer and white sneakers. Pieces that can be worn over and over again are pieces that should be in everyone’s closet including children.

July 31, 2017

In The Shadow

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Lately, the days feel longer and the nights feel shorter.
Never have I ever wanted Summer to be gone like I do right now.
Our home 'renovation' is taking longer than expected and I continue to delay my (life) plans until everything is completely set and done.. but I don't think I can take it any longer.

My initial plan was to finish the renovation in my new house and enjoy the fresh start that goes along with it. All while being re-inspired to create new content since I desperately need it. Of course nothing ever goes as planned and I've come to notice that in life you just have to do things without overthinking. Without over-planning. & without waiting for things to be handed to you on a silver platter.

I've been saving lots of content (for later) only because I'm huge on visuals/photography and at the moment my life is anything but. Of course I've also become an expert procrastinator this past month. My house is currently upside down, boxes everywhere, 80% of my clothes are put away, we've been eating out every single day because our gas is still not available and every thing just seems out of place.. including my head. The lack of content has cost me to loose so much faith in myself and I'm putting a stop to this. right. now! I know that if I wait any longer I will not only loose you but also loose myself.

Enough is enough.
I'm here.
& I'm not going anywhere!

July 28, 2017

Best Pizza in NYC?

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When &Pizza invited me to their new NoHo (28st street btw Broadway and 5th) location, I didn't hesitate. The new shape and well though out ingredients made me very curious as to how different a pizza can taste.. and let me tell you, it's different alright!

After doing a little research I found out that &Pizza wasn't as 'new' as I though it was. &Pizza is actually a fast growing chain in the DC area. With dozens of news outlets naming them the Best pizza in DC, Best late night eats (DC), Best gluten-free menu (DC) and many more. 

July 21, 2017

New Family Vlogging Channel

I've finally decided to expand our family brand and start an actual vlogging channel. Over the years my life has been super overwhelming due to all the topics I am able to cover and that sometimes can be a big problem. I wanted to wait until my girls were of age to post and download their own videos which would eventually be a huge help for me. This mean new kid friendly content for y'all.

The new Youtube channel is called FamilyFlowerr (with two rr's) and my girls will be posting kid relatable content. For now we're just uploading old videos which can give you a perspective of what to expect in the future. Now your kids can subscribe and be apart of our adventurous lives. Subscribe here.

For my fashion and beauty lovers.. my NYTrendyMoms channel is still live and will be more focus on beauty/fashion. 

Happy weekend!

July 15, 2017

New Liquid Lip Velvet by Burberry


Happy Saturday my beauty lovers!
Michael, my new mail man just knocked on my door and brought me an unexpected little package.
I could not wait to share what was inside with all of you.

Burberry was sweet enough to send me three of their new #LiquidLipVelvet lip products. The collection includes 14 new shades that go from soft to vibrant plum. These shades are matte cream colors with a comforting whipped texture that last up to eight hours.

July 12, 2017

SimplyScrub Review

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Moving to a new house and unboxing all of my belongings has taken longer than I thought. It's true what they say  "you don't know what you have until you move".

While unpacking, I came across a few goodies that were sent to me last month for review. I've been testing these 100% organic scrubs (made in USA) and I am happy to share my thoughts on the brand SimplyScrub.

July 7, 2017

Skirt Steak with Pistachio Chimichurri Sauce

 
Servings: 4 | Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:
·         1 (1 ½ to 2lbs) skirt steak
·         Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
·         ½ bunch parsley
·         4 cloves of garlic
·         1 cup of Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted
·         ½ cup olive oil
·         1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste


Brigitte Macron in Alexandre Vauthier


I don't normally share anyone else style on here but I am utterly obsessed with this outfit Brigitte Macron wore yesterday. Brigitte wore an Alexandre Vauthier red wool crepe jacket from the Fall-Winter 2017/18 collection and a full-on black top, pants and shoes. This look will most definitely be up on my inspiration board this Fall. 

July 3, 2017

I bought A House!

Here's the main reason of my absence. 

If you follow me on social media then you probably already know, Moe and I bought our very first house last week!! I didn't want to mention anything sooner because initially we were going for a different house and at the end it didn't workout. Therefore, this time around I wanted to wait until I received the keys to tell all of you. Believe me when I say that I was itching to give hints but didn't want anything to fall apart. 

Since then I've been living and breathing Pinterest. A tool I never really used before. I've been using Pinterest to get inspiration for the two main rooms that I will be renovating.. the living/kitchen space and bathroom. It's not going to be easy living in the house while renovation is happening but we have no other choice. Although it would be nice to go on a vacation and come back to a brand new space.. ah, doesn't hurt to dream.

Now lets get back to reality... All of our stuff is currently in boxes and its almost impossible to put a decent outfit together. I guess I'll be living in pj's for the next few weeks. Wish me luck!

June 9, 2017

The Importance of Oral Care

This post is sponsored by Colgate in the hope to spread the word about oral care.
Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make NYTM possible.

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There’s nothing more unappealing than bad breath. This is why Imake sure my familia brushes theirteeth twice a day and flosses after (most) meals. It was definitely a hassle toconstantly remind my niñas to do it the beginning. Yet, after some time it becomesa form of habit and they would brush and floss without me having to remindthem. This teaching and learning experience becomes a part of life and theywill continue to practice it and teach their kids, and their kids for years tocome.

May 24, 2017

Flowy Blue Dress

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I'm back with Walk-the-Walk Wednesday! 
Today's fashion related post is all about my recent partnership with JCPenney. I've joined the #SoWorthIt club where I get to style new pieces ($50 and under) each month. This months pick was this stunning chiffon maxi dress. I looove this dress so much!! Lately I've been wearing blue more than ever and I don't know why but I dig it. A few of my favorite features of the dress are the shoulder peeks. I know we've been seeing to much off-the-shoulder these past few months and it's nice to see a different approach to the trend. I find this cut of dress fun and girly but also classy at the same time. What drew me to this particular dress was the high-low detail at the bottom as well as the flowyness of it. So perfect for this season!  

May 19, 2017

Coconut and Mixed Berries Popsicle

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It's starting to get super warm here in NYC and the time is just perfect.
Memorial Day is May 29th and I wanted to share a delicious recipe from Nestle La Lechera.
This will be a family favorite!

May 18, 2017

Enter my two Huge Giveaways!

I've hit a huge milestone in my personal life and on the blog. Although I won't tell you (just yet), I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support for all these years. I love you all so much for visiting my blog, for commenting/emailing me, and for enjoying what I love to do. Without you, NYTM wouldn't be possible.

I've put together two prize boxes filled with goodies. All you have to do is subscribe to my YouTube channel and let me know in the comment section of the video, which box you'd like? 
Box 1 or Box 2? The winner will be randomly selected and announced May 25th.
Best of luck everyone.

May 17, 2017

Let the Wind Blow Your Hair

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top: Moon River (buy here)  |  shorts: Paige (buy here)  |  shoes: n/a


Welcome back to Walk-the-Walk Wednesday, where the topic is always fashion related.
Many of you were asking me what I wore during my trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. If it was up to me I would've worn denim shorts and a light chiffon top like this one by Moon River all day long. It wasn't too hot where I stayed ( Grand Hyatt in Playa del Carmen ) yet I still couldn't handle the humidity. As you can see my hair did not want to cooperate and it's why I had to do a messy braid.


May 15, 2017

Yoga Young

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Mira Rae top + pants

There's nothing more satisfying than unintentionally teaching your kids good things. I've always been well aware that kids pick up absolutely everything their parent do and say. This is the reason why my husband and I are very careful as to what we do and say in front of the kids. Over the past two years I've been practicing yoga on and off. Yoga helps me in many ways. For example; when I'm having a really tough day I love doing yoga to help me clear my mind. Yoga also helps me with my posture or when I simply need a good stretch. Most of the times I practice yoga when the kids are at school or when the kids are asleep. This is basically the only quite time I get on a daily basis. Although they don't physically see me practicing yoga, they know I do it.

 A few weeks ago my oldest daughter started watching yoga on YouTube. I didn't really think much of it. Just thought she was curious since I talk about it sometimes. A few days later she asked for workout gear. We've always been very athletic, we love running and doing various outdoor activities and enjoy watching American Ninja Warrior. The next thing I knew, she was practicing yoga in our living room. One thing is introducing some type of sport to your children or forcing them to do an activity. Something completely different is when they pick up an activity on their own because they purely enjoy it.

I was shocked and happy, of course. This goes to show... they're always watching!

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

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I have an unbelievable amount of respect for all mothers. We have thee hardest job in the world. We do it with grace, without complaining and without expecting anything in return. & someone like this should be celebrated every single day. I wanted to personally wish each and every one of you a happy Mother's Day. I hope you all enjoy this day with the super woman in your life.  

May 11, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide (Beauty)

I don't know about you, but I think Mother's Day should be every single day. Do you agree?

I really dislike the pressure that comes with gifting a loved one anything, especially mom. You want them to feel like you didn't just buy it, but you thought about them the minute you saw the item. Let's just say.. buying a gift is easy. I mean, anyone can do it. You have to do a little something extra to show them they are special.

Gifts sometimes fill us with joy and every time we see it, it reminds us of the person who gave it to us. Every year I try to gift something special to my mom because I know how much she loves gifts. She would prefer a pair of shoes instead of a fancy dinner any day. Now you see where I get the shoe obsession from. haha

Today I decided to handpick a few of my absolute favorite beauty products along with a few I wish someone gave me (I hope you're reading this, Moe). I wanted to also be realistic about the prices and keep the quality of the brand high. This gives us the chance to take mom to dinner, buy her flowers and gift her a little something special during dessert. Because every mother should be treated like a queen everyday

Just click on the items you like to shop.



 

May 10, 2017

Discounted Designer Sunglasses

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& since it's Walk-the-Walk Wednesday I wanted to share my latest pair of Prada (PR53SS Cinema Evolution) sunnies which were gifted to me by VisionDirectAU. Vision Direct AU is an online shop that offers designer sunglasses at a reduced price, prescription glasses and sunglasses, sports sunglasses and contact lenses. 

I must say the packaging arrived on time and neatly in it's box and sunglass case along with a cleaning cloth. I can already tell you these are going to be my go-to sunnies for Spring/Summer. Thanks so much VisionDirectAU.

These Prada shades are available in four colors. You can shop them here
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New Updates

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I've officially made a schedule for the blog and I couldn't be more excited about it. Yesterday, I shared it on my insta-story and a lot of you guys loved the idea and suggested a few new topics like parent tips, giveaways and more travel. The idea came after I myself started writing a schedule of things to do in my personal life. This resulted in me looking forward to each day as it always turned out to be a productive one. The longterm goal for this new change on the blog is to get more interesting content for you every week. Content that will help you in one way or another. 

The schedule goes as follows; 
Madness Monday: This will be the day I talk all about fitness and a healthy lifestyle. It's no secret that I've been a fitness junkie my entire life. That's part of the reason why I was able to bounce back from both of my pregnancies. I also feel that by dedicating one day a week to writing content about fitness will help me stay in shape/motivated. It's a win, win.

Walk-the-Walk Wednesday: This will be the day I talk all about fashion, share tips, trends, new brands and more. 

Touch-Up Thursday: You guys are probably tired of me saying "When you look good, you feel good" but I believe in this with a passion. Therefore, I'm dedicating Thursdays to one of the most popular topics on the blog, beauty. Each week I will be discussing everything beauty (nails, makeup, skincare, hair, and so much more).

Foodie Friday: I mean, who doesn't love finding new great restaurants in the New York area? I know I do! I'm always eating out with my family and I'm going to fill you in on some good spots around the city. In the weeks to come I'll also be switching it up and sharing recipes, favorite snacks, you name it.  

I'm leaving Saturdays and Sundays open to write about anything. It could be travel, gift guides, giveaways, parenting tips, self motivating content and the list goes on. I'll be sure to surprise you each week.

If you have any suggestions or ideas be sure to tweet them to me @NYTrendyMoms

Also, I wont be sharing all my content in english and Spanish anymore. I will try my best to translate as many posts as I can or you can just click on the translate button on the right side of the blog.

May 4, 2017

Mother's Day Love

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Mother's Day is right around the corner and I am so happy to share a sweet feature on Fabkids blog titled "Moms We Love". Check it out here. All the pieces my daughters are wearing are by Fabkids. If you're not familiar with Fabkids, they basically sell full outfits instead of separate pieces at affordable prices. My dress and shoes are by Justfab.

May 2, 2017

How To Keep A Healthy Marriage





Moe and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary in December 2017 and I often get asked "What's the secret to a healthy marriage?". The answer is have good communication and great intimacy. 

A few weeks ago, I was robe shopping (yes, that's a thing I do) and came across a brand named Flora Nikrooz. I had never heard of the brand before yet loved every single piece I found. I ended up buying more than a few pieces ( my wallet wasn't very happy about it ) but I was very pleased and so was Moe. My favorite nighttime pieces are light, airy and satin. One of the pieces I bought was this Jules Chiffon Floral Long Robe here along with the same floral print chemise. I got so many questions about the robe after posting it on instagram that I decided to just write a post about it.

I take my night time ritual very seriously. Call me crazy but after showering, wearing my night creams and nighttime wear, I like to apply perfume before making my way to bed. I know it may sound excessive but I can't sleep unless I smell good. Of course, Moe isn't mad about this habit. (Let me know if you'd like me to share my favorite fragrances).

You see, I live for this quote "When you look good, you feel good" & that applies even when you're going to bed. Don't get me wrong, I have my days where I look terrible. & That's exactly how I feel. So, I try to always look my best because it helps me feel my best. 

Today I will be sharing my top 10 favorite intimates from Flora Nikrooz.

Think of this brand as La Perla without the costly price tag. 
p.s. I love La Perla for special occasions, just not for everyday.

May 1, 2017

Star Wars | Gap

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All pieces are from Gap
Jacket  |  light wash jeans  |  white sneakers  | black t-shirt  |  dark jeans  | black sneakers 

Growing up I was never into Star Wars. As an adult I wasn't able to get into it either. Yet, after becoming a mother and watching my kids read the books.. we're all hooked!


Hence, there's no surprise we were stoked when we found out about Gap's new collection in celebration of Star Wars 40th anniversary. The collection is for men, girls, boys & babies. Although I'm a rebel when it comes to labeling as you probably saw I wore a hat for men in my previous post & I loved it! See 
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The collection includes graphic tees, denim jackets, leggings, sweatshirts, shorts, skirts and accessories, with prices ranging from $5 to $98. Affordable so everyone can get their hands on them.

April 26, 2017

Black Never Goes Out of Style

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shirt: Express  |  jacket: Urban Outfitters  |  skirt: Silver Jeans  |  hat: Gap |  boots: Dumond  |  bag: Etienne Aigner

After doing my Spring cleaning last month I was able to get rid of a lot of stuff. Everything but what I intended to get rid of in the first place. I can't seem to let go of all my dark clothing pieces. Getting rid of my black pieces would be like loosing apart of me. I'll let you in on a little secret; when I was 12-13 years old I was full blown gothic. My mother thought I was crazy, poor woman. Black everything (literally). & believe it or not I still own pieces from those times (hoarder, I know). I'm just glad I grew out of it. Now let's keep that between us. 

April 25, 2017

Adirondack Mountains | Glampinghub



I'm so excited to finally share this post with those of you searching for adventure this Spring/Summer.
 Two weeks ago I visited Wilmington New York near Adirondack Mountains for the very first time curtesy of Glamping Hub. My family booked a stay at a beautiful rustic log chalet cabin facing the Whiteface Mountains. I was also able to share the weekend with my good friends Maria and Daniel. Our objective, to relax.

April 20, 2017

Stay Motivated

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New content!! Can somebody say AMEN!
Ugh. I've been stuck in a rut lately and have finally gotten out of it. Want to know how? I put in a good workout this morning. It's insane how good working out can make you feel. Mentally, physically and emotionally.

I've been traveling back-to-back since January. I went from Florida to Bahamas (6 days), then the week after to Miami (3 days), then two weeks after to Orlando (Disney) and then a few weeks after that to Mexico (3 days). I'm not even including all the weekend trips my family and I do (Kalahari, Vermont, etc). I know it isn't an excuse, there truly is NO excuse to not exercising and taking care of your body. Yet, after getting back from my latest trip to Wilmington, NY (near the Adirondack Mountains) I haven't been able to find any motivation to get back on track, none at all. Until today. See more on my insta-story.
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¡¡Nuevo contenido!! ¿Puede alguien decir AMEN!
Ugh. He estado atrapada en una mala rutina últimamente y finalmente he salido de ella. ¿Quieres saber cómo? Hice un buen entrenamiento esta mañana. Es una locura lo bien que te hace sentir hacer ejercicio. Mentalmente, físicamente y emocionalmente.

He estado viajando sin parar desde Enero. Fui de Florida a Bahamas (6 días), luego la semana después a Miami (3 días), luego dos semanas después a Disney World, después a México (3 días). Ni siquiera estoy incluyendo todos los viajes de fin de semana que mi familia y yo hacemos. Sé que no es una excusa, realmente no hay excusa para no hacer ejercicio y cuidar de su cuerpo. Sin embargo, después de volver de mi último viaje a Wilmington, Nueva York (cerca de las montañas Adirondack) no e podido encontrar ninguna motivación para volver a la hacer ejercicios, ninguno en absoluto. Hasta hoy. Pueden ver mas en mi insta-story.

April 15, 2017

One World Observatory

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There's no better time to visit the One World Observatory than right now. I'm sharing a very special Spring break offer for your entire family to enjoy the 360 degree views of New York City. I'm offering the Family Four Pack, which is 4 standard admission tickets, two adults and two children. All you have to do is buy your tickets using this link here. Continue reading to read all about our first visit.
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No hay mejor momento para visitar el One World Observatory que ahora mismo. Estoy compartiendo una oferta especial para que toda su familia pueda disfrutar de las vistas increíbles de la ciudad de Nueva York. Estoy ofreciendo el paquete de familia que es de 4 entradas, dos adultos y dos niños. Todo lo que tienes que hacer es comprar tus entradas usando este enlace aquí. Continúe leyendo para leer todo sobre mi experiencia con mi familia.

April 10, 2017

Caribbean Food in Brooklyn


I've been raving about Pearls ever since I discovered it last year. Hands down my most favorite Caribbean spot in Williamsburg. I wanted to refresh your memory just in case you were looking for a tropical getaway (in NY). Just stop by this hidden gem for a great island taste, island music and overall a great time. If you missed my last post talking about Pearls check it out here.

April 6, 2017

Ruchki da Nozhki / New Nail Salon in Brooklyn


Last weekend my friend Maria and I needed some 'girl time' and ended up visiting this cool new nail lounge in Brooklyn called Ruchki da Nozhki which means little hands and feet in Russian (located on: 381 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn). From the minute we walked-in it was relaxation mode. From the classical music playing in the background, the soothing color walls, the beautiful succulents around the entire space and the sweet staff. One thing I instantly noticed was the unique scent in the room. It smelled clean and fresh. Certainly not your typical 'nail salon' smell. This is due to each station being equipped with a build-in exhaust system that absorbs fumes, vapor, and nail dust. This was a huge plus for me since I'm always with my daughters. Apart from nails services Ruchki da Nozhki also offers waxing services. & did I mention they also use all natural products.


The first question I received when I sat down for my pedicure was 'What would you like to drink?". & from that moment on I knew it was going to be a good time. My manicure and pedicure turned out better than I expected. & the extra massage wasn't too shabby.

The service was exceptional. I look forward to going back.


April 3, 2017

Best Way to Pack for a Vacation

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Let's be real ladies, I really dislike packing for vacations.. & don't get me started with unpacking!

I just returned from Mexico and packing for my 3 day trip was easier than ever due to the following tricks. If you are subscribed to my Youtube channel then you have already seen this on my cruise vacation video last month. If you're not subscribed.. please do so here

I sometimes have OCD when it comes to organizing and just finding things when I travel. This is specially the case if I'm traveling with my family. It's 100 times easier to know what to wear and when to wear it if everything is nice and organized. One of the things I do before a vacation is visit my local pharmacy and buy empty small containers. In these containers I put shampoo, lotions, night creams, cleansers, moisturizer, etc. I love doing this because I don't have to bring along the entire container of each product which can result in overweight luggage.

March 24, 2017

Am I Having A Spiritual Awakening?



So this is basically what my twitter feed looks like right now. I've expressed myself on snapchat since I feel more relaxed and comfortable on there. Nonetheless, yesterday someone contacted me and asked if I could please write about this on my blog since they were feeling the exact same way and wanted to know how to deal with it. I thought it was something risky to do since I've never opened up on a personal level here. I'm hoping this post helps anyone who is going through a rough time right now.

March 23, 2017

Reasons to visit Walt Disney World

“I partnered with Disney to attend the #FamiliaDisney media trip and produce this post. As always all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands and collaborations that make NY Trendy Moms possible!"

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I'm finally sharing all the details from my visit to Walt Disney World. As many of you know, this was my families very first time visiting this magical place. We did so many amazing things, I don't even know where to begin. 

How about from the very beginning? 
I planned the entire trip without my kiddos having any clue we were going. I secretly packed our bags and told them I had to unexpectedly go on a business trip and they had to drop me off at the airport, at 5am! Initially I was supposed to record the whole thing and post it on this article but everything went downhill when we arrived at the airport. They were cranky because they had only slept a few hours and didn't want to even get out of the car. I also brought along my nephew as it was my birthday gift to him. 

The plan was simple; I handed each one an envelope. They would open it one at a time. One said 'YOU', the other one said 'ARE' and the other one said 'GOING TO DISNEY WORLD'. As simple as it may have seemed (in my head) it didn't go well. I did record the entire thing but wont be sharing it since they didn't react like I expected them to. I mean, they were 100% happy yet confused at the same time. I would say more confused then anything else. Nonetheless, I will be saving these memories for years to come. 

 All the magic began the minute we got off the plane in Orlando Airport and hopped on the Magical Express which took us straight to our resort. Our resort was the Art of Animation. If you're wondering; the Art of Animation resort's theme is Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The little Mermaid. 

March 17, 2017

L'Oréal Infallible Paints Collection Review + Makeup Look


In this video I'm sharing my thoughts on the entire Infallible Paints Collection by L'Oréal. I'm also sharing a look I created using a few of my favorite items. I hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to subscribe and like this video : )

Have a great weekend everyone!

March 13, 2017

Entertainment For The Entire Family

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Over the weekend my family and I visited a really fun restaurant called Medieval Times located in 149 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. This isn't your ordinary restaurant, this is a Medieval themed restaurant/tournament. Crazy right!? I had no idea something like this even existed and to think this location is one of 9 around the country. It was super simple to navigate to the NJ location and it was less than an hour away from New York City.

If you're still confused as to what this is.. let me break it down. 

On the Medieval Times website you're able to pick from 3 ticket packages; King's Royalty package, Royalty package and Celebration package (visit their site for more details). With each ticket purchase you'll receive a 4 course meal and beverages. They have vegetarian meals available and accommodate any allergies. They also have alcoholic beverages available for purchase. The show lasts two hours and you'll see competing knights, beautiful horses, and so much more (I don't want to give it all away). All you have to basically know is that you're in for a treat.

Right now Medieval Times is running a promotion; $38.95 for adults (original price $62.95) and $29.95 for kids under 12 years old (original price $36.95). This offer is only available through April 30th and will only be applied if you enter code SB17 during checkout. 
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Durante el fin de semana mi familia y yo visitamos un restaurante muy divertido llamado Medieval Times ubicado en 149 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. Este no es su restaurante normal, este es un restaurante y torneo. Increíble no!? Yo no tenía idea de algo como esto existía y pensar que esta ubicación es una de las 9 en todo el país. Fue super sencillo navegar a la ubicación de NJ y estaba a menos de una hora de Nueva York.

Si todavía estás confundida en cuanto a lo que es .. déjame describir.

En el sitio web de Medieval Times puedes elegir entre 3 paquetes de tickets; el paquete de King's Royalty, el paquete de Royalty y el paquete de Celebración (visite el sitio web de Medieval Times para más detalles). Con cada compra de boletos recibirá una comida de 4 platos y bebidas. Tienen comidas vegetarianas disponibles y acomodan cualquier alergia. También tienen bebidas alcohólicas disponibles para comprar. El espectáculo dura dos horas y verás caballeros compitiendo, hermosos caballos, y mucho más (no quiero darlo todo). Todo lo que usted tiene que saber básicamente es que usted y su family van a está sorprendidos.

Ahora Medieval Times tiene una promoción; $38.95 para adultos (precio original $62.95) y $29.95 para niños (precio original $36.95). Esta oferta sólo está disponible hasta el 30 de Abril y solo se aplicará si ingresa el código SB17 durante la compra.

March 11, 2017

New Art Class Collection At Target

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It's nearly impossible not to get excited when Target releases a new kids collection. Leanne and Zareena are always first in line to select fun pieces to add to their closet when new releases are announced. We were finally able to get our hands on a few pieces from the popular Art Class Collection. Today, Leanne is wearing the top, denim jacket, chocker set, bag and floral skirt from the Art Class Collection.

We can all agree that as time passes by Target's new collections get better and better. & of course that makes my family so happy. Not only because the prices are so low but also because you don't have to sacrifice style or quality. When my daughters saw the items for the first time they loved nearly every piece. You probably already know they're very outspoken about their styles so when I told them to answer a few questions about their favorite pieces from the Art Class Collection they were thrilled. Be sure to read it here.