Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween on Pinterest

Happy Halloween Y'all!  
In case you haven't heard, it snowed in NYC this weekend!  So, I was able to get some Pinterest time in.  I love seeing how creative people are.  
And for Halloween, people are super creative! 

Check out some of the cool pumpkin ideas.  


 These black and white chevron pumpkins are my absolute favorite.  Maybe because Country Boy bought me the Missoni tableware for my Birthday.  I love it. 

You can also find some great recipes on Pinterest.  
 I can't wait to try some of these yummy fall recipes!  But, I really love the idea of Peep S'mores and...  
 Ghost Poop is my favorite! Adorable!

Happy Halloween, 
~City Belle

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ocean BLVD goes RACIN'!!!

It was a gorgeous day to listen to beach music and what better place to do it than Joe Gibbs Racing in Hunterville, North Carolina?!?  Both City Belle and I have fathers that play in their respective bands.  My Dad plays the trumpet, does back-up vocals, and sometimes lead in the Ocean BLVD Band! City Belle's dad plays a banjo!  Anyway, we had a blast and I would like to personally give a HUGE thank-you to Lyndsey Conner for making the whole thing possible. She is a wonderful person, mother, and soul.  I asked her where her son was for the event and she said, "School! This isn't a big deal for him, he's met all these people."  I thought well Country Boy will be filling in for him today b/c I was like a kid inna candy store at Joe Gibbs Racing!  



 Joey Logano speaking to his GameStop rep. 
Mother, City Belle, and LC! 
 It was such an amazing day and I can't believe how gorgeous it was outside.  The perfect day was filled w/ free Chic-Filet biscuits, free soft drinks and bottled water. They had door prizes, miniature stock cars, and T-shirts for all ages. Also they had drivers signing autographs...It was a lot of good clean fun y'all!  
Kyle 'ROWDY' Busch asking Country Boy for an autograph?
Joe GIBBS!
It should be noted that Mr. Gibbs came outside for the 1st time in years, and in doing so he stood for nearly 3 hours signing autographs.  I watched in amazement as this man of stature stood in harmony with the masses.  It was unlike anything I had ever witnessed.  Yes, he had security w/ police flanked on both sides, but he still stood out there and signed every. single. autograph. until everyone had left.  Simply amazing...he didn't have to do that but he did..
 Dad meeting Coach.
 He's definitely a Champion.
Also a 2-time Nascar Champion. 3-time Super Bowl.
My best friend Tyona stopped by to hang out and to hear the band.
Daddy blasting outta tune!
2 Country Boy's!
 CB~CB has been to Joe Gibbs Racing before.....

#1 Ocean BLVD Band FAN! 
Let all your preconceived notions about a "Nascar Race Shop" fly out the window.  JGR's exquisitely well manicured lawn should be your first indication to how things are ran around "the shop."  This place is top-notch y'all and 1st class inside and out.  So much so each year JGR has a Fanfest or FanFare as a way of giving back to all the fans.  Pretty cool I thought.  In fact this is the 2nd time JGR has asked the Ocean BLVD Band to play for the event.  
Press here for booking inquiries. 
 BJ Earl on the Fender Telecaster-B Bender guitar.
Louie Grigg on his Yamaha Special Edition drum set.  
 The very next day the Ocean BLVD Band had a gig at Redneck Trailer Supply in Lincolnton, NC.
 Ocean BLVD Band playin' "Barefootin."

Larry Wright plays 2 Keyboard[s] at a time: 
-Korg Extreme-88 and a
-Korg CX3-Organ.
He also plays trombone!
Also a special thanks to Joseph Glenn on the JBL sound system.
 Only in Lincolnton could you be playing for a 3-time SuperBowl winning coach in Joe Gibbs and the next day be at REDNECK Trailer Supply!
KING Louie keepin' that beat!
Dance to ya FEET!
Phil Lovelace on the Cannonball-Sax!
Tim Wright on the Warlick-Fender Bass.
Ralph Glenn on Lead Vocals using a Shure mic.
Audie Kennedy playing a Sima-Jerome Callet-Professional Model Trumpet. 


It was a dream come true seeing my father and his band play for Joe Gibbs.  Having my wife and mother come along was an added bonus.  I'm very thankful for this day and I will honestly never forget it as long as I live. 


until next time,
~Country Boy



All Photography by MDK Global Design Studios

For Contact and Booking Info:  

Ocean BLVD Band
810 DeKalb St. 
Shelby, NC 28150
Rpglenn@oceanblvdband.com
Tim@oceanblvdband.com
Tim Wright  
(Day)704-484-8505  
(Night)704-487-7199
Affordable rates apply!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rock Barn Spa Day

The traditional gift for 2nd Anniversary is Cotton.  I really wanted to stick to tradition, since last year the traditional gift was paper and I made Country Boy a book, see here.  Even though I wanted to stick to tradition, I really wanted to give something meaningful, not just a cotton t-shirt if you know what I mean.
So, I decided to give us a gift that we could both use- a trip to the spa.
Hey, the cotton robes count, right?
Spa treatments are pricey, especially in NYC, so I decided to book a spa day in NC while we were home for a long weekend to visit the family.
We went to Rock Barn Spa.  It is absolutely gorgeous and so serene.
We had a couples massage followed by chocolate covered strawberries and champagne.
Country Boy had never been to a spa, I think I have him hooked now. 
He loved the waterfall relaxing pool.  The waterfall is like a massage in itself.
 We even had a little visitor outside our window.
This is the life, too bad reality is just outside those windows.  Ha!

Until next time, 
~City Belle


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Anniversary Dinner

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We continued celebrating our anniversary with dinner at iTrulli.  
It's a quaint italian restaurant with authentic rustic dishes and freshly made pasta.  
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The service is great and the atmosphere is warm and low-key.  
We weren't in the mood for a dress up and fussy type place.  
So we went with comfortable and homey. 
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We ordered the panzerotti, cavatelli, and Country Boy had the Agnello. 
It was a great night with great food and a great guy.

All was right with the world.
~City Belle



Monday, October 24, 2011

Madison Park Square[d]

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Did you notice anything about the umbrellas from our Madison Square Park celebration?  They are marimekko designs. 
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They provided the printed umbrellas for the park because they opened their new Flagship store on 5th Avenue just a few blocks away.
So, we went to check it out.  Not only did marimekko have cool printed umbrellas in the park, but they also had GIANT printed bean bags outside of their store.  
How cool is that?!

When in NYC do you get to sit on bean bags on the sidewalk?  
So we decided to have some fun and try it out. 
Country Boy chillin' on a bean bag.
{People watching} on the bean bag.
 I went inside the store to ogle over all the bright colors and fun prints.  Check out some of the marimekko products we featured a while back on marimekko monday.
It was definitely a fun day. 

All that sitting on bean bags, made us thirsty so we ended our day with one of our Favorite things-
a Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake!
Check out our entire post on this Toasted Marshmallow Goodness:

Until next time, 
~City Belle


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