Year in Review 2013: Switch it Up!

Happy 2013 everyone!

It is time for my favorite post of the year!  This year has gone by extremely fast and has been a total whirl wind. It has been a year of moving, pushing, shoving and tweaking. I am projecting 2013 for a year of switcheroos. It is time to have some fun and switch up everything you have been use to and stir up a bit of fun. Here is my 2012 recap. Hold on tight, it’s a wild ride.

JAN: 

The year started right with Ally visiting me en route to Toronto from Australia. My former room mate and great friend. It was nice to catch up with in NYC and hang out!  My hair is getting so long it annoys me. I want to grow my hair but got use to having it short, such a dilemma.  I eased up on coloring it and it was getting really healthy! We spent Chinese New Year in Toronto with my nephews and nieces and cousins. It was babies galore and Tai’s first Chinese New Year!

FEB: 

Fashion Week was intense this season because of my client Pure Ice was doing nails backstage for four shows. It was fun and crazy. Social media is in full swing and Style Caster x Ford did an amazing State of Style conference full of interesting speakers in fashion in Tribeca. Some notable guests were DKNYPRGirl, Rebecca Minkoff, Melissa Shoes and more. I went to this event with my awesome intern Fatema!

MARCH:

I moved to Brooklyn!  Tai and I found a beautiful duplex in Clinton Hill Bed Stuy and we made the plunge! We moved in together and the 6 story walk up with a balcony, roof access, guest room, 2 bathrooms, laundry and garage was enough for us to swoon. It’s in the Pratt neighborhood and living together is just cozy and fun. We are not just playing house, we are really building a home together! Our friend Dave adopted a puppy and Jacob adores her. Her name is Tamu.

APRIL:  I went to Frankfurt to do a beauty workshop with the international marketing team of Wella. Proctor and Gamble found me, a hair stylist from Hong Kong and beauty journalist from London to participate in this pow wow. It was so much fun!  I haven’t been to Germany since 11th Grade so this was a fun time and the beginning of multiple beauty workshops with P&G. I also went back to Toronto this month for the PF shoe sale and Easter!

MAY: 

My mom comes to NYC to visit me!  We had a great time and we went to the museums, she saw my new apartment and spent some time with the boyfriend as well. It was the 10th Anniversary for the agency I work with and we all got dressed up and had fun in NYC! The Make Up Show in NYC was at this time too and it was great stocking up on Liptars and meeting colorful makeup artists! Tai and I went to an Egyptian Coptic wedding this month upstate.

JUNE

I cut my hair this month. I celebrated my birthday in style with my mom and also friends on the roof top of my Brooklyn apartment!  It was really a beautiful day and summer in NYC is just perfect. I went to the Ford conference in Detroit this month and test drove cars, learned about trends and reconnected with friends.  June is awesome. Jacob had his birthday too and he turned 7.  I also went to Geneva for 3 days for another P&G workshop!  So many amazing opportunities open up to you when you are open.

JULY

AUG

I went to Edmonton to visit my little nephew this month. He is growing like a weed and likes YouTube videos, playing on the iPad, dogs and the color pink. He is my soul-mate it’s undeniable!

SEPT This was the busiest month of all. New York Fashion Week, Roslyn’s wedding (I was a bridesmaid!), Tai’s 33rd birthday, zip-lining trip to Maryland. We didn’t even have a minute to realize it was getting cold because we were so busy running around!

OCT

Went to Toronto for Canadian Thanksgiving and PF Shoe Sale. The rental car company gave us a faulty car and it was quite and adventure trying to get there and back. When we got back, Jacob entered the Fort Greene Halloween costume contest! We loved his woolly mammoth costume, it’s so Ice Age!

NOV

The legendary Chocolate Festival happened in NY and  I was not impressed at all. Maybe it was the sugar high hyper kids running around that ruined it for me. Also, I did my third P&G beauty trend workshop this month in Soho and it was awesome! Got to pow wow with more creatives and trend experts for a 2 day session and November slipped by and I didn’t even notice.

DEC

June came to visit me from LA and we spent Christmas together! I met a few more dog-friends in the neighborhood and can’t wait to try the new restaurants that opened in our Brooklyn neighborhood! I went to the Hello Kitty Hello Art exhibit and got busy with holiday festivities. Going to Toronto and coming back to New York in the new year.

I hope you are be open, go with the flow and switch it up! 2013 is going to be a mix bag.

Wanna see what I did in:

2012 recap ——-> Switch it Up 2013

 2011 recap —> Love for Self 2012

 2010 recap —–> Expand Your Network 2011

 2009 recap ——> Get Passionate 2010

  2008 —–> Get Tribal 2009

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