Today I will be sharing my experience at Cosography, a one-day cosplay convention that took place in Cocoa, Florida. Although this local convention was much smaller than the cons I usually attend, there was still a little something for everyone whether you were a cosplayer, photographer, or just a lover of nerdy things.
Keep reading for details on my first local Florida convention!
Sincere apologies to Elle on the supreme lateness of this post! I was invited to cover the Nerd Out 1 Year Anniversary Party, and if my health already putting me behind on posts wasn’t bad enough, I lost this entire post after writing it up. As you can imagine, it was beyond frustrating. You’ve already heard it a couple times now and it will probably be my motto this month as I try to catch up on last month’s posts but….better late than never, right?
Last month, I attended the wonderfully fun and geeky 1 year anniversary party for Nerd Out at The Perky Nerd in Burbank and what a party it was! Read on for all the nerdy details!
My sister, Melissa, had her 24th birthday this past week! The day was going to be just us, and I planned a whole itinerary with things for the two of us to do on her special day. I’ve been worried that with my health problems I wouldn’t be able to properly celebrate with her and do everything, but luckily the entire day went without a hitch and couldn’t have gone better!
After letting her sleep in a bit (because that’s what you do on your birthday!), we went to Denny’s! You get a free Gland Slam Breakfast on your birthday so it’s become a bit of a tradition to start our birthdays off there. We also got the bacon cheddar tots which were delish!
Afterwards, we were ready for our spa appointment! I found this great place called Anatara on Yelp that had a great “couples massage” deal! We opted for a hot stone massage – something neither of us had ever had before and it was SO nice and relaxing!
Next up, was a manicure and pedicure at this SUPER cute nail salon called Polish Lounge. They had soooo many nail polishes! Melissa eventually chose two OPI colors that were very spring-y. I opted out of doing my own nails and instead walked over to nearby Starbucks and brought us both back our signature drinks (hers – an Iced Passion Tea Lemonade Sweetened, mine – a Butterbeer Frappacino) and two birthday cake pops. After Melissa had been thoroughly pamperred, we went home to get dressed for the evening and FaceTime our dad.
For dinner, we went to Umami Burger and had our usual – the Truffle Burger and sweet potato fries. Our server, Marvin, was super cool and had a dessert (a deep fried ice cream sandwich called the “UFO”) brought out for us upon learning it was my sister’s birthday. This was something neither of us expected and was an awesome surprise. Also, SO yummy! Even after being filled with our burger, we devoured the whole thing!
We ended the day going to Mosaic, her church, for their Midweek service where we bumped into our friends Chelsea and Sammy. The message was simple but uplifting and a great way to end the day 🙂
How do you and your siblings celebrate each other’s birthdays?
Last weekend, my roommate invited me to attend NYU’s ACE 30 NOVA Fashion & Benefit Gala. She’s a designer who was participating in the show so of course I came out to show my support. I didn’t really know what to expect but ended up having a great time.
ACE stands for Asian Cultural Expression which I had no idea until I arrived at the venue and noticed the ethnic majority. It reminded me of being back at FSU where I participated in a lot of the on campus Asian cultural activities (I was in an Asian sorority after all). Unlike many of our events though, you did have to pay to attend this one but the money went to a worthy cause called Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of hospital patients. There were also great raffles and prizes although I, unfortunately, did not win anything. Boo.
The fashion show featured designs from fashion houses, boutiques and up and coming designers such as Brooks Brothers, Purdy Gurl, Shoptiques, AUH20 and of course my roomie, Janice Hijin Lee (I’m going to put her portion of the show in another post because she’s that amazing). In between the different runway sets, there were also performances from musician Phil Good and dancer Neil “Dradle” Schwartz. Both were incredible to watch.
Here are a couple photos I took along with Part One of a recording of the entire show I found on YouTube. Enjoy!
This past Wednesday was the Fall 2012 Release Party for CLUTCH Magazine
, FSU’s first and largest student-run magazine. Even though I’m still a little under the weather, I broke my recent hermit habits to venture out with a couple friends for one of my favorite events of the semester.
The party was held at Midtown Filling Station, one of my favorite venues in Tallahassee. The first 30 guests received VIP gift bags filled with goodies from Hanky Panky, Sephora, and local boutiques and salons. Along with the latest issue of CLUTCH, guests were also treated to mini cupcakes from Lucy and Leo’s, all-night drink specials (that included “Clutch-tinis”), and free raffle prizes.
Here are a couple of photos from the release party:
Definitely another successful CLUTCH Release Party!!
Starting TODAY (Thursday, March 22nd) through Sunday (March 25th), BCBGMAXAZRIA and BCBGeneration stores will be having their highly anticipated Most Wanted and Spring Break Events! Come in and check out the “most wanted” looks of the season! ALL regular priced merchandise will be 20% OFF!
For those in the Tallahassee area that don’t know, we DO have a BCBG! It’s on the second floor within Dillard’s at the Governor’s Square Mall. If you’d like, you can call the store ahead of time at (850) 656-3925 and set up a personal styling appointment with me (Amanda) Saturday or Sunday and I’ll make sure you look amazing head to toe for whatever occasion on whatever budget (: