Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas is over, but let's hope for a GREAT NEW YEAR!

the family celebrating Steph's birthday at Frontera

the three sisters at Pampas celebrating Steph's birthday again :)

I hope everyone had an AMAZING christmas/holidays! I know I did. I am so blessed to be surrounded by my family that I love and care for so much and that we are all healthy and safe. Honestly, that is the best gift that God can give me and I am forever grateful. However, Santa did bring me the thing I wanted the MOST - A GUITAR!! Yay!

I got a beautiful Fender acoustic guitar and I can't seem to put my guitar down - I was so excited I even broke a string the first day. Oops! I will most likely just teach myself and have the lovely Monica teach me Taylor Swift songs.. I can already play You Belong With Me, Untouchable, The Other Side of the Door, Fearless, and Our Song.

Crappy iPhone pic.. but still need to give my guitar it's proper photo-shoot.

Apart from that, I unfortunately got sick :( I have a sinus infection! I haven't been able to fully recuperate which sucks because tomorrow I am leaving for CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA for the official new years celebration. Monica, her twin Sonia, and the amazing Caitlin Warlock Hart are all coming to my condo in Charlotte to celebrate New Years. I already know it will be crazy and insane because every weekend with my girls is like that! Can't wait to wear my sparkly dress, pop some champagne, get my hair blown out, and take 1000 pictures AS ALWAYS! :) Celebrating at Mez this new year at the Epicentre in Charl.

Some Christmas Pictures:

natalie and me

the Sanchez girls

some of our little cousins (I need to get that date stamp off my mom's camera - so annoying!)

Some house pics: Me and my mom decorated

the centerpieces - we copied them from the St. Regis but I like ours better :)

Hope everyone has a safe, fun, and amazing new year. Here's to 2010 and making it the best year ever!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

another purchase..

Thanks to Emily's tweet earlier this week from http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/ - I found the perfect over the knee leather riding boots! They are the Steve Madden Ottowa Boot - got them 30% off with code COUNTDOWN30 and free rush shipping. I love how I am shopping for myself instead of x-mas shopping for the people I need to get gifts for! Buy the boot here. Going christmas shopping tonight! Thank god the mall closes at 10 pm!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

recent purchase..

So.. I am so ashamed to say I have NOT even started my christmas shopping.. I haven't even gotten a gift for my little sister's birthday which is 5 days from now :( But.. I couldn't resist bidding on this gorgeous vintage sequin dress (as if I needed more). I had a couple of options for new years.. but due to my overspending in NYC, I can't afford the dress from shopbop I was eyeing.. so instead I turned to eBay. (only $25!) Hopefully the dress fits!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Back from NYC!

Had the BEST time in NYC with all my friends. It's so great to see everyone at the same time and I even think we have more fun now that we all live so far apart. I fell in love with one particular school that has an AMAZING MBA Fashion Management program, but I really do not want to jinx it by saying anything. I have a lot to think about in relation to work and I also have to start taking GMAT classes. I have enjoyed not being in school but I definitely miss it!

Thursday was Mon and Sonia's birthday dinner at Philippe - delicious!

so happy to see my girls

lychee martinis of course!

birthday sparklers!

Saturday night was the twins' official party celebration at Norwood w/pregame at Mon's apt! I am happy I got to wear one of my favorite dresses I own.

Mon taught me some guitar skills.. a guitar is on my x-mas wishlist!

Sigma Kappas


my wonderful erin mulvey

Just wanted to share some pics. I am so excited for the holidays! Before NYC, I helped my mom do a lot of the christmas decorations all over the restaurants. This is my personal tree I did in my room. The colors are so pretty in real life! I will make an official post of all of our christmas decorations at the house when we are officially done, but here is the tree in my room!

Safe weekend to all!
- Pam

Monday, November 30, 2009

Excited for this week!

From Left: My sisters Stephanie and Natalie, me, my mom, and my dad at the top!

Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and Holiday Weekend. I know I enjoyed sleeping in and being able to enjoy the sunshine! That's the good thing about living in the South - the weather! Wednesday night after work - the whole family went to Pampas Steakhouse, one of my dad's restaurants (and my favorite restaurant ever I might add).

Thursday we went over to our family friends' house - the Tutons. We always celebrate Thanksgiving with them seeing as though we are Mexican and my mom wouldn't know the first thing about making a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Mrs. Christine is the best cook in the world! I swear I look forward to that meal all year. At her house we had some failed attempts in taking christmas pictures. We all look pale and awkward. :)

Friday - we had a family workout with our trainer, Earl, who kicked our butts as always! I have been training with him for a month and I love it! I love the results and the way my body is changing.. I have never worked out consistently before and I am a workout fanatic now. I crave working out when I miss a day.. I never thought I would say that! Anyway, after the workout me and my parents headed to Houston's - my dad's favorite restaurant and after me and my mom braved the Black Friday crowds (yes, we are crazy). Unfortunately, we didn't find any good deals.. I ended up getting a couple of cute things at Madewell and some makeup from Sephora.

Saturday started off great! I caught up on some of my tv and went running around my neighborhood in the gorgeous weather. Saturday was the day of the GA/GA Tech game and we lost! :( It was so sad.. I am still upset.. but hopefully the Jackets will redeem themselves at the ACC championship this weekend against Clemson!

This week is so exciting for me. I leave Wednesday night to NYC! I will be up there until next Wednesday celebrating the wonderful Monica Anand's birthday as well as her twin sisters'! I will also be visiting some fashion schools. I am beyond excited. So ready to shop the hell out of Topshop/vintage stores! YAY!

Have a good week!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One of my favorite movies...

My Neighbor Totoro:

One of the CUTEST and Happiest movies ever made.

- Pam

Monday, November 16, 2009

Boston Birthdays!

I had one of the best weekends of my life. Boston was amazing! It is such a great happy feeling to be reunited with all of your close friends especially when it is so rare for everyone to be together. It's weird that we all used to be able to hang out every single weekend. Now we all have to take planes/trains/buses to be able to meet up somewhere. And it was definitely odd being in Boston and not living there. Such a weird feeling! Also - the weather was surprisingly good except for the rain which tends to turn my hair into the hair of Hermionie Granger's. However, it didn't really affect me this time which is GOOD! :) The new W hotel on Stuart St. was AMAZING. I think it's my favorite W I have stayed at. Incredible customer service, cool bar, and such comfy beds! The good news is that we will all actually be reunited VERY soon for the wonderful Monica's birthday at the beginning of December in NYC. I am so excited to go back to NYC and spend a week there (I am also taking this opportunity to tour my top fashion school choices!). I was definitely sad leaving Boston but the good thing is that I have so many fun things coming up. New Moon comes out on Thursday! And my little sister Natalie comes home from California on Saturday! Cannot wait to see her - I miss her so much.

Wanted to share a bunch of pictures from the weekend!

Reunited with my loves at the W

Me and Moni!

honored to be with the one and only FSC Caitlin Hart

traditional bathroom pics.. we would

getting to the point of weird faces. loves it

W hotel photo-shoot! Isn't the lobby so cool?

the stair photo-shoot! so happy to be able to hug Jimmy!

.... lol

my love <3>

pretty much sums up the night

Saturday night was The Donkey Show at Oberon - by the American Repertory Theater (where Mr. Wetzel works I am so proud of him!)

champagne! and the back of my dress :)

me and mon on the dance floor! so much fun!

.. and dancing on the stage!

just dance!

so much fun!

then, we headed over to MKT to join in celebrating Erin's birthday as well. It was a ton of fun and great to see everyone! Although, I got in trouble bc I took my shoes off for a hot second :(

aww :)

Have a good week everyone! :)

- Pam