5 Jun

last weekend, m and i booked our flights for florence! we CANNOT wait! we have a google doc of places we plan on visiting that is literally a mile long (or like 18 pages or something ridiculous like that). here are some photos of europe that are currently inspiring me. i didn’t take any of them, but i dragged them into a folder on my desktop so i lost the url’s (sorry- a lot of them are from sunsurfer, though)!

xo charlotte

how appropriate, given this morning’s post

4 Jun


xo charlotte

apparently we’ve been very naughty…

4 Jun

we’ve been bad bloggers this week. we’re sorry! we have definitely not been coordinating haha. plus, we’ve been very busy! i actually started this post on thursday night… problem. truthfully, i started my internship on wednesday! i’m working for a magazine, and we had a photo shoot on my first day! it was verrrrry cool. it is definitely a challenge going from having 100% free time to 0% free time. i am gone from my house from 7:30 am-7:30 pm (because i have to commute to the city), so it’s been a bit of a shock. however, i am really enjoying my internship!

i was SOOOO unbelievably nervous on tuesday night, the night before my first day. i had a big realization when i was lying in bed that night struggling to fall asleep. i don’t like to take risks. they scare me SO much. i am afraid of putting myself out there. even more, though, i’m deeply afraid of failure. i am a huge perfectionist, so anything less than “perfect” is unacceptable. i was worried that i wouldn’t know what to do, wouldn’t have the right skills, would mess up, they’d like the other intern more than me, etc. (sorry, that sentence is completely out of control grammatically). what if i couldn’t do something that people expected me to be able to do? how would i deal with it?

i think that’s why i always spent my summers in africa. it was safe for me. i didn’t have to put myself out there, and i had a place where it was excusable for me to go. i guess what i’m saying is that i like to be in control, and i can’t control what i don’t know. it makes me anxious to do things that aren’t “safe.” i don’t like putting myself out there. but it was time for me to grow up and get a real “job.” i can’t keep going to africa forever. i need to get experience and learn how to work.

this internship is a big leap of faith for me…

but you know what? it’s allllllll okay. i really like it so far. i think everything’s gonna work out after all.

xo charlotte

happy memorial day!

30 May

we hope you all had a wonderful memorial day weekend! thank you so much to all of the soldiers who have given their lives for our safety. we’re proud to be americans!


charlotte, mary, and m

mary’s and my jam

29 May

mare and i have been lahhhhving this song lately. great dance song for this memorial day weekend!

xo charlotte

body modifications

28 May

so last night i was bored and i wanted to watch a movie. somehow i ended up watching ‘modify’ on netflix instant movies which is a documentary on body modifications. as stated in the documentary, body modifications include but are not limited to: piercings, tattoos, plastic surgery, brands, scarifications etc. however, hair dying, shaving, bodybuilding and tanning are all also body modifications as well! i have dabbled in some body modifications including piercings (i have seven…if i ever lose enough weight to have a flat stomach i also want my belly pierced too. i would get one now except it just looks gross and nasty when someone has their belly pierced but doesn’t have a flat stomach) and other  things.

this documentary was kinda disturbing, not going to lie. while i’m not grossed out by people who have tons of tattoos (i think sleeves are so sexy actually.) some of the body modifications made NO sense to me. i didn’t even know they existed!!! apparently, you can get jewelry inserted under your skin, permanently so the skin becomes raised in the shape of the jewelry. you can get 3D tats/brands. you can get HORNS and sculptures inserted under your skin. you can get a metal mohawk. you can get your tongue slit (i knew that one before) as well as your penis slit (did not know that was possible..) some pics but i’ll spare you the split penis so that you won’t throw up…


or you can even go all the way, and try to transform your whole appearance to a tiger: (this is a man called stalking cat who is trying to transform himself into his totem animal (a tiger obvi)) or ‘lizardman’ who started his transformation a a philosophy project of some sort. you can google their names for more info and pics:

so as you see, these body mods are probably a little bit more extreme than what you would see walking down a street, but hey to each their own right?? who am i to judge what people find aesthetically pleasing or if they enjoy undergoing extreme amounts of pain like the people who like to suspend themselves from hooks? (this disturbs me as well…) anyway, watching this documentary was like observing a bad car accident: horribly disturbing but for some reason you can’t look away. i don’t think i will be modifying my body til i make some money (got a whole list of plastic surgeries i wanna get done…just kidding, but i wouldn’t mind lipo-ing my thunder thighs) but if you want to get some piercings or some ink go for it! you can go to for some inspiration.


rhony does morocco, day 1

28 May


heyyy girl hey!

last night, we saw the real housewives of new york arrive in morocco for a gorgeous vacation luann planned. lovelovelove where they’re staying. when i heard they were going to morocco, i automatically assumed they would be staying at la mamounia since it is out of control gorgey and over-the-top. i was surprised to see that they were staying in what appears to be some sort of very small boutique hotel slash maybe even a villa, but it looks gorgeous! love the pool area and the look of the chaise lounges surrounding the pool.

i was shocked at ramona’s and sonja’s initial reactions to morocco. ramona says, “i’m seeing poverty all around me.” that comment just actually floored me. we all know i can be a diva at times and i adore traveling to luxurious places, but i found that comment absolutely ridiculous and highly offensive. it made me really sad, actually. as someone who has spent a lot of time in africa, i couldn’t stomach that comment.

the rhony girls have been acting very entitled lately, and it’s starting to turn me off a little bit. they were on a gorgeous vacation in a beautiful hotel, and they were acting like they were being forced to stay in an inner-city housing project in detroit. despite the like 20:1 staff-to-guest ratio, sonja watched over all the luggage, because she didn’t trust the staff. then, ramona made simply absurd demands. she asked for 600 thread count sheets, hangers, dumbbells, and her damn pinot grigio (since she is a certifiable alcoholic). even worse, she asked for PEOPLE TO UNPACK FOR HER. who does that?! mariah carey, maybe, but ramona fucking singer?! also, what does sonja even have to be pretentious about? she filed for bankruptcy for god’s sake.

the hanger debacle between cindy, sonja, and ramona was just… ridiculous. “cat” to the “ty.” i was embarrassed for them. i just cannot believe that 45ish year old women argue like this. don’t they have better things to focus on? like getting ramona into rehab? then, after cindy confronts the women for talking behind her back, ramona says, “of course we were, you dumb fool. you’re acting like an asshole.” umm no ramona. i think you’re the one acting like an asshole. ramona really pissed me off the entire episode. i couldn’t believe that she and sonja just took off to go hang out at another hotel without the other girls as soon as they landed! so rude! and why were they even going to try to “get their hair and makeup done?!” they’re in morocco hanging out at a hotel by themselves… who are they trying to impress? ohh wait, jill’s gay friend brad? of COURSE jill runs into friends in morocco. such a little jewish mother! speaking of brad, the fortune teller at his party had something verrrry interesting to tell ramona. she said there’s another woman in mario’s life… what do we think about that? will something come of it?

it surprised me when i found myself actually liking luann and kelly this episode. kelly was actually pretty normal and appropriate, and she was very appreciative of all that was going on. so was alex. luann was incredibly gracious. she was a wonderful hostess and worked very hard to make sure everyone was having a great time. she even planned a fun little surprise for the other girls- she brought in morocco’s top fashion designer to make custom dresses for each woman! ramona was SO.RUDE to the designer. she said she “didn’t like the caftan look,” tried to change all of his designs, and even asked him to put a log on the fire like he was an employee of the hotel. she tries to tell everyone how to do everything. who does ramona think she is?! i mean, honestly. i’m baffled by it. clearly she thinks she’s a major celebrity or something. too bad she’s not!

wow, i sound like a bitch in this rant haha! ramona really irritated me this week, i guess. does anyone else have something to say about the episode? we’ll have to see what happens next week… 2 more episodes in morocco.

xo charlotte

12 days!

26 May

so i’ve been a vegetarian for approximately 12 days (this is a lifetime record, btw). have not eaten any red meat or chicken in 12 days. giving up red meat’s pretty easy because i really only like ground beef…i’m gonna miss cheeseburgers, meatballs and beef tacos. but i hate steaks, phillies and hot dogs and am not a fan of cold cuts and bacon anyways so nbd. but chicken. i LOVE chicken. i probably have eaten chicken almost everyday for years…chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, grilled chicken, bbq wings, sandwiches, chicken parm, chicken gyros, chicken salads, buff chick…you get the idea. it was kind of a bummer when i went to matthew’s diner for the first time in months and i couldn’t order the chicken fajita panini (m’s FAVE sandwich there) and when i went to panera and had to ask for the asian chicken salad..sans chicken. also kind of depressing when i think about how i won’t be able to go to white manna anytime soon and get their delicious burgers. also at work today i had to get cod instead of my usually chicken sandwich. (did not finish it..fried cod is not my favorite thing). i have to admit it has not been as hard as i thought it would be at first. i have always wanted to go vegetarian, especially after reading “skinny bitch” (yep, my dream to be one…) but never could because i’d be too tempted by yummy chicken. or even worse turkey. i love turkey. especially thanksgiving…if i make it til then i guess all i’m gunna be eating this year is stuffing and corn. fun stuff. however, going veg has given me the excuse to eat carbs and sushi..tons of yummy sushi, salmon and shrimp! ok, so i’m not REALLY a vegetarian because i still eat fish. i’m a pescatarian. but hey, gotta start somewhere! i love salmon and have been eating it a couple of times a week…hopefully i won’t get mercury poisoning. ordering seafood at restaurants = not good for my wallet. OH and cottage cheese. i’ve been eating tons and tons of cottage cheese. before you judge, try it. (i just tried it 2 months ago because my friend jeannie forced me to!) it might look un-appetizing but don’t hate before you try it because it’s delicious and has 12 g of protein or more for about an 100-calorie servings.

there’s definitely some reasons to go vegetarian including:

Eating Meat Supports Cruelty to Animals The green pastures and idyllic barnyard scenes of years past are now distant memories. On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds, wire cages, gestation crates, and other confinement systems. These animals will never raise families, root in the soil, build nests, or do anything else that is natural and important to them. They won’t even get to feel the warmth of the sun on their backs or breathe fresh air until the day they are loaded onto trucks bound for slaughter. every vegetarian saves about 100 animals a year

**disclaimer** this video is disturbing, so if you don’t want to feel guilty every time you bite into a cheeseburger, don’t watch this please.

Eating Meat Is Bad for the Environment A recent United Nations report entitled Livestock’s Long Shadow concludes that eating meat is “one of the … most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” In just one example, eating meat causes almost 40 percent more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, and planes in the world combined. The report concludes that the meat industry “should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.” 20 vegetarians can live off the land required by one meat eater

If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, You Shouldn’t Eat a Chicken Several recent studies have shown that chickens are bright animals who are able to solve complex problems, demonstrate self-control, and worry about the future. Chickens are smarter than cats and dogs and even do some things that have not yet been seen in mammals other than primates. Dr. Chris Evans, who studies animal behavior and communication at Macquarie University in Australia, says, “As a trick at conferences, I sometimes list these attributes, without mentioning chickens and people think I’m talking about monkeys.” pigs have the intelligence of 3 year old children and can even learn to play video games.

and i’ll stop now because i’m not trying to convert people to stop eating animals considering i’ve eaten and enjoyed them for 2o years. plus i’m not sure how long i’ll last before i cave in and eat a buff chick sandwich or something. i’d like to say that i’m going to be a vegetarian for the rest of my life but that would probably be a lie since it’s not realistic at all. plus my grandma would have a heart attack if she found out i couldn’t eat her lamb anymore…she’d never understand (she’s greek.)



25 May

so this is going to be another post about boys…SORRY!!!! it seems that all my posts revolve around boys…and food. probably because those are the two main loves of my life (pathetic, i know.) this post has been inspired by the fact that i have been watching a lot of movies and tv lately. (also pathetic, i know.) but some eye candy that i’ve been ogling lately:

colin egglesfield, 38, from “something borrowed”

look at those gorgeous eyes GAHH i die. my favorite hair and eye color combo…SOOOO hot.

Chord Overstreet, 22, from “glee”

much more age appropriate, but just as gorgeous. that justin bieber hair (yes, i still have bieber fever!) those eyes. those lips. and even sexier…HE SINGS. i wish he would sing me to sleep at night…too bad he’s dating taylor swift (but hopefully she will be writing an angry song about him soon…)

rob kardashian, 24, he’s a kardashian.

he might be a douchebag but he’s still a hot dbag! kind of also not doing anything with his life and mooching off his sisters, but he still has time before i’d actually say he’s a “loser.”besides,  he gets paid to jealous. plus his tattoo sleeves are soooo sexy. something about sleeves that i looove.

and last but not least….

SAILORS, any age, us navy

or any man serving his country (and dressed in uniform lol) perfect timing too, cus it’s fleet week!!! and you bet that the three of us shall be heading to the city to creep on these hotties ;)

can’t wait,


guess who’s meeting up today?!

24 May

WE ARE WE ARE! i can’t WAIT! it’s been two and a half weeks, but it legitimately feels like FOREVER. when you go from spending 100% of your time with someone to 0% of your time with them, it’s a mayjah shock. of course we bbm constantly and blog about what we’re up to, so it’s not like we’re really out of the loop at all. still, nothing is better than being with your besties!

i’m driving out to the dirty jerz this morning (and will have my windows rolled up and doors locked so i can protect myself from the crazy rhonj housewives and the big time nj drug dealers i see on my fave show, dea). just kidding… we’re going out to lunch and then going to see something borrowed yayayay. can’t wait to see my betches! love them!

xo charlotte