Starbucks .V.S. Music Revolution

As most of my Instagram followers would know I am a full time Starbucks lover and I promise I don’t even get paid for anything, I just really do love it. From their delicious frappuccinos, coffee, logo and of course design aesthetic and ambience. What in the world is there not to love about it besides the expensive amount of money you’re getting in a cup of coffee? ;)

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Anyways, unless you live under a rock and you’ve never been inside of any Starbuck’s well let me tell you that they also sell breakfast, packaged snacks, lunches, and music… not to mention your’e missing out on some really good frapps.

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I love that they give you a FREE download card for Itunes with the “Pick Of The Week” with the artist they are promoting at that time. They also sell EP’s or CD’s however you want to call them, and being Starbucks yes sometimes they are a little bit overpriced but I still got a copy of the fabulous Ingrid Michaelson’s “LIGHTS OUT” album. I also enjoyed the fact that it was a coffee shop that still represented the more music lover inspired open minded people who would say im gonna by a record and still feel like a physical experience.

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Fun Fact: Did you know that the first CD the store offered was back in 1994, by Kenny G?

Well, as much as I love technology and I love the fact that you can download things straight to your laptop and have a library that can hold thousands of songs on your IPod, I still am very much old school too. I love being able to buy actual vinyl records, casette’s, and cd’s. Just like I still hold on to VHS movies and home made videos even if you can’t tell almost what the image is. Okay maybe I am taking a little too literal right there, but the point is that I really love the experience of being able to have physical copies in my hand of the music that I love listening to.

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Why get rid of the CDs? Well apparently Starbuck’s is trying to “evolve” its music offerings.  Though they say that they will stay in the music business digitally, I feel like it won’t be the same experience as it used to be. For some of you just walk in straight for your coffee but for other people like me, we would check out what they had new in stock while we got our order and sit down as we enjoyed our frapp. The music was always an added value when in came to Starbucks as when it first originally started their “discovering” artists for their customers to listen to.  I understand that with how fast technology is constantly changing companies and society will always want the latest and best trends as part of growing and evolving.  But sometimes by changing one thing you are really limiting the next generation to come of enjoying some of the greatest life experiences from the past.

By the way did you know that you can now get the “ARIANA GRANDE” Starbuck’s Frapp.  Thanks to the lovely Loryn Brantz at Buzzfeed for the recipe and idea. I really have to go try this frapp while I listen to “One Last Time” on my car.

How to order:

  • Start with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino w/ Raspberry Syrup (aka the Cotton Candy Frappuccino)
  • Add extra mocha syrup
  • Add extra mocha chips
  • Blend
  • Top with extra whipped cream
  • Finish with a generous caramel drizzle

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Oscars 2015 – My Favorite Moments

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Oscars 2015 and it the opening number couldn’t have been better! A night dedicated to films, cast, crew, artistry, design, music, and more. A night full of emotion, excitement, passion, and dedication from the best in the industry.  My favorite moments from this year’s show is in no particular order.

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When first-time nominee Graham Moore won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on the film “The Imitation Game”, he took to the stage and not only did he opened up to a very dark time of his past when he wanted to committ suicide but he also pledge for those who are still looking for their place in this world. He knew how to use to this huge platform and his moment to touch base on such important topics like suicide, depression, and acceptance.

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Eddie Redmayne’s win for Best Actor for his work on the film “The Theory of Everything”. Now that is what I call a well deserved and best reaction winning moment. His dedication in order to prepare himself for this movie was months of studying, training, and learning about ALS, from what the caregiver, patient, and medical perspectives.  He contacted Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in London where a constultant took him through the various diagnoses and stages of this disease.  *ALS is Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis often known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

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The reactions of Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez to Patricia Arquette’s speech when she accepted her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood, and made a political statement and demanded gender equality. She said: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

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gagaA beautiful and moving performance by John Legend and Common who performed the Oscar Winning song “Glory” from the film “Selma”. The scenery for their performance was a backdrop of Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, where hundreds walked across for their right to vote back in 1965. It brought tears to everyone’s eyes including Chris Pine.

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And last but not least Tim McGraw’s performance paying homage to one of the greatest country singers and songwriters Glen Campbell and his family. Glen Campbell wrote this song for his family as soon as he diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. A disease I know too well since I lost two of my grandparents to it. I guess this is why I was more moved by this performance because they lyrics hit straight to my heart. I tried not to cry as I heard the lyrics last night specially when they showed Glen’s family at the end of the performance. His family handpicked Mcgraw to sing this song from the “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” documentary which follows the farewell tour of Campbell, after his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

635601366394958759-464046996And also on that note Julianne Moore’s win for Best Actress for her role in “Still Alice” which she suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease in the movie.

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And of course how could I forget…. #neilpatrickharrisnakedoscars2015

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Ariana Grande in Apocalyptic War Over “OLT” Video.

Music is bound to repeat itself just like fads in the fashion industry. Everything comes and go and originality is never truly original its always inspired by a motif. But that’s not exactly the thought on everyone’s mind.

Canberra indie band SAFIA had accused Ariana Grande’s Team of copying their video. On Monday, the band took to their social media SAFIA  Facebook Page and wrote:
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SAFIA’s music video for “You Are The One” released on September of 2014 opens with a static introduction and opening credits with a young woman getting out of a car who seems distressed and running down a street full of people in an what resembles an apocalyptic scene  under a purple meteor shower.  The video also closes with the woman kissing a man while meteor showers surrounds them ultimately causing an explosion around them and end of scene.

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Ariana Grande’s  music video for “One Last Time” which was released just a day ago follows almost the same script with the only difference they added more obstacles  while she runs through the crowd and it almost looked like a quarantine in the midst of the end of the world. She also has a purple tone like effect on the sky and she also kisses her boyfriend at the end of the video with an explosion around them at the end of the video.

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And of course this was not an easy pill for Arianators to read as they responded immediately all over social media defending Ariana Grande’s music video with angry backlash. But SAFIA fans supported the group by also leaving comments on their wall and screenshots of why they were so upset with Grande’s video.

Max Landis, who is the director behind “One Last Time” took to Twitter to defend his work from the masses:

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But both of these music videos are very close to the same apocalyptic ideal for another band whose music video looks very similar. So in the end who is copying who?  I’ll leave all three videos here and let you decide. Feel free to leave comments down below and let me know your thoughts.

Last and not least SAFIA wanted to make sure they cleared the air out with everyone with these final words.
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I slayed 2014 and so with 2015!

Happy New Years Fashionminies!

Thank you for sticking with me another year. I cannot explain how excited I am to start this new year. I believe that greater and unexpected yet wonderful things will happen in both personal and professional life. Which is why I have promised myself that I AM going to really, really, really stick through with my NYE Resolutions. No more bullcrapping around. I feel like 2014 was a blessing disguised in a nightmare. I really went through some rough patches but it really put a lot into perspective and the outcome even surprised me at the end. I feel more confident, stronger, and ready to kick some ass. So 2015 here I come.
Grow even more spiritually because my oh my has He being good to me when I have less deserved it. #begratefulforallthelittlethings #littlethingsarebigthingsindisguise
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Things I want to really dedicate my heart and soul into this year in no particular order as long as I do them:
Get Healthier because let’s face it we all love FOOD but yet we all want to look GOOD, and I really am an active person I just let the draining take over from overworking myself.
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Therefore with that being said I can probably do more of what I love SHOPPING! Like if I needed another excuse…
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TRAVEL- Oh the beautiful feeling of Wanderlust!I have a Passport so I want to give it as much use as possible.
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MOVE - Yes finally go after my dreams in a new place and meet new people.
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WRITE MORE
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Besides the fact that I will post more and other surprises I have up my sleeves, I really want to communicate more in the old fashion way. LETTERS! So if you want me to send you a letter send me your mailing address at evetzieblogs@gmail.com and I will personally hand write each one. I would love to be able to send some letters overseas, to other countries, cities, so if you’d like to collaborate with me in this little project that would be epic. I also want to write a message in a bottle and just let it float in the ocean and see where it ends up, or writing a message and put it in a balloon with helium and wherever it breaks hope someone picks it up and read it.
MUSIC IS MY LIFE
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No matter where I go or what I do I will always be involved with music because its my life, heart, and soul. I look forward to the surprises,and all the rocks that may be thrown my way but I will embrace them and take them by the horn.

To conclude I would like to wish you all a beautiful and blessed new year. Hope that everything you desire and put all your heart into comes true. Lesson of 2014 everything happens for a reason and everything comes with its own timing. Don’t rush through life because you might miss all the small things that have a lot of meaning. And tell your loved ones that you love them and try to understand them even if you don’t, hold them and embrace it because when they are gone you are going to regret not doing it so. Let go and let God.

Unforgettable Highlights of my 2014:

Celebrating NYE 2014 at Times Square was pretty freaking historical!Attending various concerts like Karmin, The 1975, One Direction WWA Tour Miami(ft 5sos),XLent Xmas Concert with The 1975, Cobra Starship, and The Script, The Big O Music Festival with The Weezer and Fall Out Boy, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull LOVE SEX TOUR. Meeting my favorite musicians/songwriters like : Matt Healy of The 1975, Bonnie Mckee, The Script: Danny, Glen, and Mark, Giselle Blondet, JenCarlos Canelas, Maffio, Ken-Y, Henry Santos, Alex & Sierra, CJ, and Khriz y Angel. Who can’t forget the kiss on the cheek from The Script’s Danny O Donoghue that made me almost faint yup he has that Irish flair.The pleasure of working with my KQ 103.1 FM family who I love so much and all the wonderful memories.

What are your New Year’s Eve Resolution? What was your 2014 Highlights?
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THE BIG O! MUSIC FEST & MORE – REVIEW

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The Big O Music Festival is definitely a start to what could possibly be the next alternative version of Coachella Festival to say least. The festival took place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando on Sunday December 7th from eleven o ‘ clock presented by Orlando’s new alternative station X 107.3 FM. They had three stages all together sponsored by the Jagermeifer, Axis Local Noise, and the main stage Monster Energy. General Admission started at $39.50 and VIP: $89.50

The Big O definitely brought an all time lineup from performances of bands like Felicity,The New Politics, J. Roddy, Bear Hands, Big Data, Dirty Heads, Young The Giant  to legendary bands like Weezer and since 2009 Fall Out Boy!
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Felicity rocked out the stage.

Felicity rocked out the stage.

My top personal favorite performances: Big Data, Dirty Heads, Young The Giant, Weezer, and of course Fall Out Boy!!

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 Besides rocking out all day, meeting some lovely music fest fans, and having the time of my life with my best friend dancing and singing; I also took time to scope out the scene.Here are some cool photos I took of the festival scene.

THE BIG O MUSIC FEST RECAP with EVETZIES REPERTOIRE FBS click here to see the video.

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There were some modern, unique, and eccentric vendors some wish I had the pleasure to talk to them more about their brands, and getting to know them better.

 MEET: THEN NOW ALWAYS CO

Owned by Orlando based couple Troy and Tiffany Lano now residing in Portland, Oregon. They started their company and brand in the midst of 2012-2013 mostly inspired by Hebrews 13:8. They are a Christian American made Apparel and Jewelry line that carry Tees, Tanks, Crewneck Sweaters, Beanies, Necklaces, and more. They often collaborate with a friend of theirs who is a professional photographer whose images is often printed as design on their apparel. How cool is that! You can find them on Facebook or shop here.

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Then Now Always Tiffany (Owner/Designer)

 

MEET: TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS

Most of you may have already heard of this amazing foundation and if you have not I encouraged you to take some time and check them out. But basically, To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement which inspires hope and finding help for those are struggling with mental health issues like depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to help encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery which they are able to do when you donate or purchase any of their merchandise online. To donate: http://twloha.com/donate

I hold a special place in my heart for this foundation as I have struggled with depression myself and I am so glad I was able to get my “To Write Love On Her Arms” bracelet and know that it will make a difference on someone else’s life.

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MEET: CULTURE CROSS

Owned by Ben Chaffee, and Alex Zinn who started collecting vintage handmade artifacts from their travels and have created an amazing shop of unique tribal jewelry full of history and culture. I fell in love with all of their jewelry and trust me I would have bought the whole place if I could have. I definitely fell in love with this amazing gold chain necklace with a purple stone, as well as with this leaf bangle. I love the bohemian, gypsy style and as soon as I saw their merchandise I definitely identified with them. If you love any of these styles definitely check their shop on their Etsy store Culture Cross 

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EVETZIE’S REPERTOIRE FBS presents #THEBIGOTRENDSETTERSBYEB

While scoping the scene, I decided to dedicate a space for Festival Street Fashion since we all know we love expressing our taste in music, and arts through our fashion style. Here are some of my favorite looks of other lovely music fans at The Big O Festival who were kind enough to say yes to collaborating with me on this idea. If you see yourself thank you so much you rock! You are helping and contributing in making Orlando the next big thing for music fest and fashion!

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Highlight of the night: The Weezer and Fall Out Boy playing their old and new songs! Crowd carefree dancing, and meeting new music fest fans. I definitely think The Big O should keep doing this fest every year. Thank you to X107.3 Orlando’s New Alternative for hosting such an awesome event! Also thank you to the vendors and for the awesome fans who let me do an article featuring you all <3

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HHN 24 in Review

I love when October comes around because that only means one massive thing for me Halloween Horror Nights or as we call it here in Orlando HHN. I was really excited this year because even though they had Walking Dead again, they also had a Halloween Housed based on Michael Myers which is one of my all time favorite classic characters. Unfortunately I had the chance to only go to four out of the eight houses due to the amount of waiting time. I would love to go again so I could experience the other four houses. I love HHN because I love the adrenaline I feel when I walk through the Houses and the Scare Zones to see the amount of creativity and work they put in.

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                                    WELCOME to HHN 24 2014 at Universal Studios Orlando, FL. {My OOTD: Black Crop Top Dots, Highwaisted Denim Jeans- Lane Bryant,Black Vans, Red/ Black Plaid Shirt Target, Brown Bag Charlotte Russe, Ray Ban Aviators, 90’s choker Urban Outfitters, and Red Under top Forever 21. Red lips Kate Moss shade 107.}

This year was I was definitely not as impressed as I have been in previous years when it come to the Scare Zones. Honestly, I felt they lacked more actors, and they should have spread the Scare Zones throughout the park.  The Face Off scare zone was very interesting and intriguing it really is a really great photo opportunity area to take selfies,and photos with very unique creatures.

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The Purge scare zone was really cool as far the main actor they had who was dressed in a business suit with a microphone basically inviting you in to the purge and talking to guest and creeping them out. This part was cool because it reminded me of the movie I just wish they had more scare actors in your face making you want to run the opposite ways. The voodoo scare zone was pretty vague, and nothing really scary just a little fog and nothing really worth screaming for.

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                                                Classic Babes in line ready for the Walking Dead House <3

Meanwhile, the houses were the main aspect of where Universal used its budget at, as well as the costuming, special effect makeup, and other special effects to make them incredible well at least some of them. From worst to best out of the four houses I went to personally goes like this:

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Pro’s: Awesome Costuming Effects on.

Con’s: Was not scary at all. No one screamed, no one jumped, it was so easy to walk through, annoying exit route having to bend under a little tunnel.

3.) Halloween Michael Myers

Pro’s: It was awesome so many Michael Myers popping out and a surprise ending I won’t ruin,

Con’s: The line of 105 minutes was not worth it honestly though.

2.) From Dusk Till Dawn 

Pro’s: Keeps you jumping and on your toes and very close to the TV version of the show.

Con’s: I wish it would have been a longer walk through or bigger house for this.

1.) Walking Dead: Prison

Pro’s: So amazing from the moment you walk in and out of it. Definitely messes with your head which makes you more vulnerable to the unexpected scare actors, and the makeup effects were pretty darn scary. Walkers everywhere so beware! Definitely the best Walking Dead house so far in HHN.

Con’s: The flashing lights blinded the f*ck out of me and I almost ended up in a cage full of walkers.

The Housed I missed were: Roanoke – Cannibal Colony, Giggles & Gore Inc, Dollhouse of the Damned, and Dracula Untold- Reign of Blood.  :(

Now from my friends point of view who have attended the other four houses they have loved the clown house, and the doll house even better. They say those were pretty scary because the make up effects, and costuming were quite horrifying and they kept popping everywhere. These two houses the time I went had the less wait time so I would say if you want to make two houses that are really quick in time these would be it. I advise that you do Halloween, and Walking Dead first because the wait time are so ridiculous from 105 minutes and up. Obviously the Rocky Horror Picture Show was great, and Bill and Ted’s Experience was not as fun as other years it lacked material, it was only funny because of Nicki Minaj, and Disney’s Frozen as well as their magic band, and the rest was just kind of pushed in your face to make you laugh and it really wasn’t even funny. But the actors were good so I give them that.  If you do go to either HHN24 in Hollywood or Universal Orlando I want to hear from you. I want to know which were you favorite houses, and scare zones. And what did you like least?

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E <3

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A night with Alex & Sierra

Alex and Sierra are an American pop duo made up by Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton  who are a young couple both from Florida. They won the final season of The X Factor USA and were mentored by the one and only Mr. Simon Cowell who was in charge of the groups. Their debut album will be releasing October 7th, 2014 on Itunes if you do the pre-order right now its only $9.99 guys!  The couple both attended the University of Central Florida and came back here to promote their brand new music with Orlando’s Best Mix station MIX 105.1 FM who held a contest for their ALL ACCESS LOUNGE. Basically they choose a handful of winners and they get VIP Access to a 30 minute music performance, Q&A, and finally Meet & Greet opportunities. Because I am always in the mix I submitted my information and while I was in Texas I got a called I won and I got to go.  This was held in the beautiful Aloft Hotels in Downtown Orlando by MIX 105.1 FM and I got my meet and greet band and enjoy the show.

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When they first came in everyone was kind of stunned and applauded. Right off the bat they introduced themselves and started playing their new exclusive songs from their album as well as covers. They answered questions about the show, and what their plans are while they are in town. Afterwards were the awesome meet and greets were basically it was the best thing ever. Since it was a lounge and a couple of people we actually got time to go by pairs or one by one and after taking a professional pic from the staff you could actually talk to them a for a minute or two and then move on.

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The quickest interview I go to do was to ask them at least three questions:

They give the biggest most humble hugs let’s make that clear I loved it.

1.) Me: “Who would be your wildest collaboration to work with?”

Alex: “Paul McCartney without a doubt.”

Sierra: “Really? Oh Yeah Paul McCartney yes that would be great”.

2.) Me:What about Adele? Would you want to record a song with Adele since you have similar sounds in acoustics?

Alex: “Oh My God Yes!

Sierra: “Are you kidding of course that would be amazing.

3.) Me: “So would you mind us three taking a selfie for the blog?”

Alex:No way! Let’s do it!”

Me: “So I’m short I’ll go in the middle. Do you want to take it?”

Alex: “For sure! I got it I’m going to show you a trick.”

Sierra: “He is great at taking selfies!”

All three of us pose crazy faces *Snap Snap*

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All three of us look at the camera  and say NICE! 

Alex: “Glad you could make it it was great meeting you!”

Sierra: “Thank you for everything!”

Me: Thank you meeting you both is as awesome as our selfie!

Alex and Sierra closed in on another big hug, signed an autograph, and on to the next person and after everyone was done they escorted them out. They are so great live! I really love their music because their voices harmonize so well together. I cannot wait for their debut “Its About Us” to be released who have been working with top names in the industry like Julian Bunetta, Jason Mraz, Harry Styles, and John Legend.  Their debut single “Scarecrow” its one of my favorite songs  but the one that I think will make charts and everyone new favorite will be the song that this album is named after  “Its About Us” because its a ballad with amazing lyrics for those romantics out there.

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Life Update #2

“Life is beautiful and there is so much to be grateful about even on the stormy days” – Evetzie B.

Here is my life update Numero dos. It has been quite a while since I have written another  personal life update which means a lot of months has passed by. I love to share with you my crazy stories from the entertainment world, personal point of views, industry, pop culture, celebrities, concerts but rarely did I share personal stories until recently.

The reason why because I like to keep certain things in my life private. But honestly its not the first time that I have opened up to topics that are closed to my heart. Like for example I suffered from depression from a lot of things that caused it growing up. I have been way better after years of battling with it.  But I honestly feel like when you are passionate in life about something it can literally be of therapy and a source of inspiration to see the better things in life.

For me God, my blog, and music has been the reasons of why I can open myself up to talk with others who have had or are suffering from depression, eating disorders, and so on. I feel like when I share my story with others not only do they learn something new but I learn something new, and it feels almost like family.  There are so many young girls out there who I have recently talked with and they are so lost, confused, and so hard on themselves because of things that either we can or cannot change. It hurts to hear or see their suffering and I just wish they could know how beautiful and worthy they are. I am not writing this because of pity but because I want you to know that this is not the end there are better things ahead and if you would just believe that with all your heart and mind you could see and feel it too.

A couple months ago I found myself lost and it had been building up for years. Meanwhile, in people’s eyes I looked like the happiest girl in the world and truth is I was not. I was happy and grateful for some things but people didn’t know the hell I was battling with inside. It wasn’t until I really hit rock bottom emotionally that I really asked myself and to God what is my purpose in life? No I am not talking about anything drastic but I found myself pondering what was it? I really prayed and ask God to really point me to the right direction because my faith was completely lost.  Thankfully after a good girl’s trip to NYC when I came back it finally hit me that I had to follow my passion or it was going to be it. So after considering things I finally went for what my passion for music and entertainment was in the entertainment and broadcasting industry.

Months later, life threw an extreme curveballs but I refused to let myself sink. Being human at the end of the day you kind of lose yourself in the negatives but once you learn how to control your thoughts and let the positive vibes kick in there is nothing that can bring you down. I have learned to ask God for patience, understanding, faith, peace, and knowledge everyday. I am not perfect and I will never be but I am learning everyday something new and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities and blessings that will lie ahead. I am writing this not make myself sound good but because I do think we have to open up our mouths and share our stories little by little with others. You never know if your neighbor, friend, or someone else could be going through the same things as you, similar or worse. We need to learn to spread the love, and understand one another.

For now I can say I am happy with the way my life is going and even if some days things look grey I am grateful for the things that I had, have, experienced, and for the ones I hope come. My prayers is that you never put yourself down to raise other people standards. You are one of a kind for all the right reasons be yourself and when things get rough don’t give up.

Here are some of my favorite quotes, sayings, or lyrics that keep me happy:

  • “Do small things with great love” -unknown
  • “You don’t need a reason for doing everything in your life. Do it because you want to. Because it’s fun. Because it makes you happy”- unknown
  • “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I beleive that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tommorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world couldn’t obtain”- unknown
  • “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves” Princess Diana
  • “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein
  • ” I think you can have it all you just have to work really hard, because great things don’t come easily” – Katy Perry
  • “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place” – Miriam Adeney

And the one I dear hold in my heart:

  • Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

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Are You Game Day Ready? Let’s Get That Glam On!

Hello Fashionminies!

After working in business casual attire all week I finally got home to catch up with the scores of one of my favorites Baseball team the New York Yankees! To be honest I don’t understand much about sports but when it comes to Baseball, Basketball and Hockey I’m all for it. Football eh? But if you aren’t big baseball fans, that shouldn’t stop you from hitting up a sports bar with friends and watching the game and supporting the team of your choice. I know us ladies love to look our best no matter what as well as feeling comfortable and ready for those selfies. Being that I love going out with friends on my spare time we decided to watch the seven thirty game at a friend’s house and I came up with a few casual luxe outfit ideas of my own inspired by an MLB Hats I chose the NY Yankees hat that I found at Fanatics which by the way is the only the leading website for everything sports! They have everything you can imagine wrap your head around on it. So if your favorite teams fall in any of the College, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Nascar, Soccer, Olympics,or etc you definitely have to check them out.

Here is an image of my favorite is MLB NY Yankees Hat and these casual luxe outfits that you can mix and match.(To enlarge image click on it)

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The reason why I chose this hat is not only because its a Yankees hat but because it also has a sentimental value when I see it. My grandfather used to be the biggest NY Yankees Fan in the world. Growing up he was like my second dad and he would ask me to watch the games with him back in Puerto Rico. When my grandfather passed a few years ago every time I saw the Yankees logo it would remind me of a hat he had back in the day exactly like this one. And growing up I always stayed true to the Yankees so as soon as I saw this hat I knew that would be the hat that I would proudly wear at any baseball game. Meanwhile, what I love about the outfits I styled is that they are all comfortable and perfect for any woman no matter what shape or form. It allows to feel sexy without being over the top for that game day with your significant other, friends, family and so on. Who said sport fashion has to be boring? Let’s bring some sass to the table. Men you can also take this same hat and pair it with an amazing color scheme so you can give your lady a little competition. We are talking about sports so a little competition sounds fair here. Enjoy! xx

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Concert Review: Blake Shelton – Ten Times Crazier Tour & Dan+Shay Experience.

BACK STORY: Surprising Mom!

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Back in January my mother’s birthday came around and I really had no idea what to get her. She was driving me insane with how much she loves The Voice and how she could watch it a thousand times as long as they kept Blake Shelton on the panel. I, in the other hand agreed with her to watching all seasons as long as they kept my “boyfriend” Adam Levine. So as mother and daugther we have a tradition of watching The Voice now. Then one day I told her “Mom, I swear if Blake Shelton ever comes to a concert I will buy you Meet & Greet Passes just to see your reaction if you meet him” and laughed it off. Her on the other hand stared at me “Really? I don’t know how would I event start speaking to him”. But that’s when I realized that could always be a good idea for a gift. So as a totally amazing daugther right? I went online and search for Blake Shelton Tour Dates and I saw that Orlando was listed for his recent Ten Times Crazier Tour. The tickets were not on sale yet so I had to subscribe for the special pre-sale code. Three days later my mom tells me we are going out of town to visit family and that we were leaving at the same time and day as the tickets went on sale. I panicked and try to stall so I could purchase the tickets away from her. But we had to leave and I had no access to the internet so I tried downloading the Livenation/ Ticketmaster app but it wasn’t working on my phone. So I emergency texted my two older cousins so they could buy the pair of tickets but they were unavailable. I freaked out and while my mother was driving I was trying to keep it together while watching the tickets slowly being taken away from my hold. Finally by a miracle I get enough WiFi to score the tickets but it was too late for the Meet & Greet Packages. But thankfully I got us close enough and the results on August 30th, 2014 were totally worth it. Because I had the chance to repay my mother a little bit back for all the things she has done for the both of us. Yeah sounds cliche but there was no better feeling than seeing her get all emotional and excited like a total fan girl when she found out I got her tickets to see her favorite country singer and man Blake Shelton. She even teared up. THE FEELS!  

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CONCERT TIME:

Held on August 30th, 2014 at the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida.

Opening Acts: Neal McCoy,Dan & Shay, and The Band Perry.

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Neal McCoy was the Host & Entertainer from beginning, middle, and end of the show. He knew how to keep everyone entertained as he performed various songs with his band as well as paying tribute to Michael Jackson. He was very funny and a pleasure to listen to. 

Dan and Shay is Nashville’s new duo Dan + Shay (consisting of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) who took the stage and rocked out to songs off of their album “Where It All Began”. Their original sound of a mix between rock/pop and country. Its like Rascal Flatts ,One Republic, and Usher meets Lady Antebellum. They are very talented they sound so amazing and flawless live its like listening to their album with more adrenaline and passion. I definitely see a bright future ahead full of more albums and success for this group.  Some of my favorite songs that they performed are “Stop, Drop,& Roll”, “Show You Off”, and “I Heard Goodbye”. They are both very handsome and their voices are perfectly arranged in pitch, harmony, and eloquently with their lyrics.

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After their performance I got a Meet & Greet Bracelet to meet Dan+Shay after the concert ended. I ran up the stairs from were my seats where across the arena and did a line and I made it just in time before they started closing the line up even IF you had your meet & greet pass (which sucked for some fans). They definitely didn’t expect that many fans at their Meet & Greet. I befriended the couple in front of me and made small talk and all of the sudden I saw Dan and I was like “Oh Crap I am going to forget my name” and the lady just laughed at me and said “Oh honey I’ll be right at the exit in case you faint to help you”. I definitely didn’t think I was that nervous but I gathered myself up and when it was my turn I handed my camera to their assistant. Dan said “Hi how are you? Thanks for getting our album” as I handed him my album for him to autograph. I told him my name and somehow I just blurted out “Of course you guys are very talented, and you’re BEAUTIFUL”. As soon as I said it and realized what I just had said I think my face was pretty much flushed red. -_- … like seriously? But Dan was a real sweetheart and in nano seconds was like “No, YOU’RE Beautiful” and smiled and I was like Eeeppp! Total Fan girl Moment right there! So i smiled said thank you and as Shay signed my CD he places it on the table next to him and then surprises himself and says “Oh Wow you really are” and I’m like what just happened?. So I smile trying to get myself together in between these two and ended up in this awesome photo:

 

Meeting the wonderful Dan + Shay after the concert.

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The Band Perry needs no introduction they are one of the most successful bands in Country Music. For those who don’t know much about country music let me give you a quick glance. The Band Perry is a group composed of three siblings Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, and Neil Perry. They all have vocals and play all kinds of instruments. They released their first self titled album back in October of 2010. Their second album Pioneer was released three years in April 2013 with their number one song “If I Die Young”. The song reached number one on the U.S Billboard Hot Country songs, Hot Adult Contemporary charts, and has been certified quadruple platinum! Some of their top hit songs from their second album also include “Better Dig Two”, “Done”, “Chainsaw”, and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”. All of these songs were performed that night and it was incredible. I had never had the chance to see them live and I am so glad I did. They are very humble and they definitely know how to own that stage and keep the crowd wanting more. They graphics in the backdrop screens had really cool lyrics, images of sparrows, and the bands initials “TBP” displaying while they sang different songs.

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Blake Shelton: The Man Of The Hour!

So by this point as soon as the Blake came out being revealed on the stage as the curtains rise up my mom literally freaked. And that was the best thing ever! See the pic below:

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He literally emerged from the top  of a short stairway and performed “All About Tonight”. He is so tall, so handsome, and so humble. He loves to talk a lot and i mean A LOT! But that made the crowd cheer even more and a true connection. He would stop mid sentence and thank everyone for showing up and showing him support. He even made a Twitter joke which was quite funny about how people from the industry thought no one was going to show up but guess what? Orlando represented country music and the love for Blake to a topnotch. One of my favorite songs of course was ‘Kiss My Country Ass”, “Neon Light”, “Footloose”, “Mine Would Be You”, “Boys Round Here”, and the one that broke my heart “Over You”. A song he wrote along with his wife Miranda Lambert after his brother passed away. This song is so emotional and seeing him perform it live left me speechless. Therefore he teared up because it so close to his heart. He also sang his own cover to  Michael Bublé’s “Home” into a lovely country ballad and the crowd made even more lovely when they all lit up the arena with their cellphones.

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And of course he sang a couple of more upbeat songs before the concert ended. Bottom line all performers were great, very talented, very upbeat, fun, and definitely not my last country concert!! So if you liked this post please give it a LIKE! <3 thanks for reading!

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Love Always,

E <3

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