Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Must See: Jersey Boys

Every year my family makes it a priority to go to New York City, visit family and see a couple of shows. This year was no exception. Therefore, we packed up our winter clothes and headed to the Big Apple.

I'm usually in charge of picking which show we're going to see because I'm the Broadway freak in the family (I just love a good musical!).  So, you totally get why I was torn over which show to pick…right? My uncle had just recently seen Jersey Boys and was absolutely smitten with it. I trust this man blindly when it comes to musicals, since he loves them as much as I do. Then suddenly, I remembered that my best friend had also recommended this show to me a couple of years ago. It was settled then. We were going to watch Jersey Boys!

Picture taken by me

This "jukebox musical", a show that uses popular music as its score, tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. You see they're story come full-circle: formation, success, and break-up. You also get the behind the scenes story of how they're hit songs came to be (and boy, are some of these interesting!). It is cleverly divided into four parts (seasons), with each part being narrated by a different band member. I found the scenery, accompanied by the projections and lighting, to be very impressive. The dialogue is witty and the acting is great. Oh, and don't even get me started on the singing!!! Soooo good!!! I would expect nothing less from Broadway!

This show will make you laugh, cry, and most of all: fight the urge to jump out of your seat and sing along to every song!!! I can almost guarantee that if you weren't a Four Seasons fan before… you will be after watching this. It's no wonder why it won a Tony Award for Best Musical back in 2006.

Picture taken by me

All in all, I absolutely enjoyed this musical and would recommend it everyone!!! Have you seen Jersey Boys on Broadway yet?

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Until next time!

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review: Kirk Park Medium Maise

I am such a handbag junkie!!! Seriously, I can't get enough of them. So, I thought I'd tell you about the latest addition to my collection.

Allow me to paint the picture… It was a cold afternoon in Chicago (really, it was like 16°F). There we were, two Puerto Rican women (my mother & I) freezing our hineys off in the middle of the Oak Brook Center Mall courtyard. We had to seek refuge! So we darted into the nearest store, Kate Spade.

This is the part where I should admit that it was no coincidence we ended up here…

See, we don't have Kate Spade here in Puerto Rico. I was just dying to go into one of these stores. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. It is such a cute store!!! The displays, the colors, the handbags, the jewelry, the shoes, the cellphone cases… I wanted it ALL!!!

But alas, I had gone with one purpose: find a black structured handbag. After browsing thorough the entire store I finally settled on the  Black Kirk Park Medium Maise. I could not be more content with my decision. This bag is exactly what I needed.

Picture taken by me

This handbag is so different from anything I have in my collection. It is such a perfect shape and size! I can fit all of my essentials without overfilling it (I carry a lot of crap). It has both the elbow holds and a detachable shoulder strap. This is always a plus for me, just incase I want to dress it up a bit. Which leads me to point out that it is a classic style; so, I don't see it going out of fashion any time soon. Also, the the lining is a very bright red polka-dot pattern. Such a breath of fresh air from having to dive into a never ending dark pit to find you're car keys, cellphone or anything for that matter.

And, could we talk about the bow!!! So adorable!!! I love how it gives it a "young" feel.

Picture taken by me
In conclusion, I love this handbag! I couldn't be happier with my first Kate Spade purchase. I see myself having this bag for a very long time.

I should also mention that this bag comes in snow white / black, which is gorgeous and oh so classy.

Have you ever purchased anything from Kate Spade? What was your experience like? Let me know in the comments down below.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Until next time!


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Saturday, January 25, 2014



Welcome to my blog!!!

To be completely honest, I have no idea what I'm doing… haha! I guess that's part of the fun. All I know is that I want to share my thoughts with other people. I hope that this blog is the appropriate outlet to do just that. 

Here's a little about myself:

  • My name is Chimes
  • I'm 22 year old
  • I'm Puerto Rican (I live on the Island!)
  • & I'm a total girly girl!
Not a lot to go on huh… Well, I would like you to get to know me along the way! I want to share with you my take on beauty products, fashion items (especially tips for plus size girls like myself!), & more. 

I hope you join me on this journey as I venture into the world of blogging! 

So, thank you for taking the time to read this. 

Until next time!

Contact Me:
Email: chimes.chin@gmail.com

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