| CHIC Eats | Mantis Bar & Grill

30 January, 2015

My husband is a burger lover, his ultimate goal in life (ok, maybe not ultimate goal, but close) is to find the best burger where ever he goes. Ever since we have been in Frankfurt, we have had a hard time finding a burger joint we can be satisfied with, more so him then I, burgers are not up to par here as they are in the states. In Miami we had a few places where we enjoyed a good ol' burger. Before we found Mantis, we had been to a couple places in hopes we will find the burger, we felt short most of the time and the other times, only satisfying us to fill the crave but nothing spectacular. Since some of our friends know the love of burgers the hubby has, they are always on the look out for us and one day our friend Sandy from Madly Addictive, suggested we try this place, she said that the burgers were pretty good. We had walked by this bar so many times before and we always said to each other that we had to try it one day, but it wasn't until Sandy mentioned it that it really sparked our interest. 

Well, needless to say it has become our favorite spot not only for their very delicious and as-close-as-it-can-get to American burgers. But not only do they have awesome burgers, they make the best of what has now become my signature cocktail, the Dark x Stormy. Every where I go, I have to have a Dark x Stormy and so far, this is the best I have had. If you haven't tried this rich cocktail, I suggest you do.

What is your favorite burger joint? would love to know.

Vintage LOVE

28 January, 2015

I think by now most of my close friends and family know the love, deep, deep love I have for vintage pieces, what can I say I am a nostalgic kid. I always find that vintage pieces just hold something so special, more so when they are designer pieces. I get a thrill when I go hunting for vintage, it is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Take me to a good flea market, and I will feel more excited then if you were to tell me we were going to a Prada store, and I am not joking. Some of you are probably wide-eye right now, and I would be too, but I guess everyone has a thrill and you already know mine. This vintage Gucci find was hard to find, it took me several months to find the right one, I scavenged the web for it until my eyes fell off. 

I will tell you why I wanted a Gucci bag with the small logo print and stripes on it, because my mother had one in the 80s and I don't know what in the world she did with it and ever since I saw that picture of her with that bag, my obsession grew. If you don't know me by now, what you don't know is that once I get something in my head, I will not stop until I get it, even if it takes me months and years to find. And so I did and now I am happy that I rekindled with it because it had been tucked away in my closet.

| WEARING | Zara Coat (seen HERE), Top x Skinny Jeans (past season), The 2 Bandits Leo's Arrow Ring, My Parent's Rose Gold Wedding Bands (special heirloom rings as they are divorced), Vintage Gucci Bag (seen HERE), Nike Roshe Run Woven 2.0 Sneakers (seen HERE)

Part III | CHIC Travels | Brussels

27 January, 2015

Streets of Brussels are so magical, but then again all streets in Europe are the same. They ooze these sort of intrigue, as if they have seen life go by for years and years, and so they have. Brussels more so though has this chicness that most likely comes from its french influence yet cool that comes from the dutch influence, creating this atmosphere like no other. 

Entering heaven, also known as Pierre Marcolini Haute Chocolaterie, which has endless floors of goodness and is the place I want to call home, yes because nothing gets better than this for those who are chocolate connoisseurs as I like to call myself. It is a chocolate mecca in Brussels, it is the a sensual experience and one you most not miss if you ever visit this charming city.

I went stepped out happy with my Olympa Le-Tan for Pierre Marcolini designed chocolate box, which I still have and plan to transform it into something useful. I got two of each kind of chocolate pieces, they had from Venezuela, Brazil, to Mango and Strawberry, so many options that there is no way you can go home without any. 

Cutest Mini Cooper I ever did see.

Barney ran into his twin while we strolled the streets on the second day, right before the snow began to fall, which forced us to seclude back to the hotel as it was way too cold for our furry baby. We actually never left the hotel that day because it was snowing way too hard, making it difficult for us to navigate the streets. But it was actually a very relaxing and welcoming experience, as this was actually my first time seeing snow settle on the ground. Watching snow fall was so beautiful to me, just as I had seen it happen in countless movies, and made me feel just the way I thought, magical (my favorite word). 

I have a thing with lavish door knobs, they look so regal, so glorious and look so beautiful hanging from large doors. You see so many of these beautiful details all throughout the city,from regal knobs, so gracious statues to picturesque structures. 

See PART I x PART II of my Brussels story.