Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Best Eats in Hampton Roads:Tony's Diner

Can I just say that I love food? I love to make it, eat it, buy it...I'm a fat kid at heart, just ask my thighs..they know! That being said, I've decided to share some of my favorite local spots with you.

First on my list is Tony's Diner. It's a little silver diner on Tidewater Dr. with some of the cheapest, best food I know. Plus everyone who works there is just wonderful! The kind of place that makes you feel like a "local" (in a good way).

I mean, this place even looks cool! Especially when the sun is shining (I swear, it happens in Norfolk sometimes!) you can't miss it!
And just look at this menu! Where else can you get breakfast for $5!?

What's a diner without their signature non-signature coffee?

Isn't this just charming? If I had a restaurant I wish it'd be half this cool. It's the kind of place you can sit at by yourself and not feel weird, know what I mean?

And the food? Well, that's the point of this right? It's amazing. Breakfast....

And lunch...

mmm, mmm, mmm! delicious!

You can find Tony's at 

3200 Tidewater Dr  Norfolk, VA 23509

they don't have a website but there are plenty of real reviews out there about it. I certainly  recommend it, as does my stomach! Enjoy my friends!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Pin-up Updo How-To.

If you know me, you know that I have kind of thing for pin up. Photos, hairstyles, clothing...all of it. Because, really, it's a classic, sexy style...just ask all those old-timey bomber pilots, ha. 

I'm making this post because I use pin up hairstlyes all the time since they're fairly easy to do, but everytime I do, people ask me, "how did you do that?! I can never do that!"

Well...here's how you can. My good friend Ash was brave enough to let me use her gorgeous head of (sometimes) unruly hair.

Before we begin: you'll need bobby pins, a brush and some hair spray. Yup! That's it!

This is Ash, like I said...gorgeous. Anyway, we started with her straightened hair, but as long as yours isn't super curly it's just preference.

1. Part hair on one side. Gather a small section in the front on the smaller side of your part.

2. Curl that section around your finger into a large roll and pin to your head at the top and bottom of the curl.

3. Now gather a section on the other side, twist it inward and push it forward, then pin it down.

It should look like this in the front once those two sections are done. Adjust it until you're satisfied.

4. Now gather the end of the part you just pinned and curl it up on top and pin, trying your best to hide the pins under the curl.

5. Gather the remaining hair into a ponytail

6. And twist it to the top of your head.

7. Then tuck the end into the side of the twist and pin from top to bottom and lightly hairspray the whole thing.

And voila! You now have the finished product!

Beautiful, no? So put on your polka dot dress and some patent leather heels and head to the most fashionable diner you know! ( I recommend Tony's Diner on Tidewater Dr in Norfolk....but that's part of a different blog post!)

I hope this gives all you classy ladies out there some new ideas!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

One More Goodbye

One thing that I can never seem to get used to is goodbyes. Despite the fact that being in the military requires so many goodbyes, some of them are still a little difficult. 

Last month Gloria left to go back to California and this month it's my roommate and good friend Billy Tran.

So how did Billy want to say goodbye? Why, with a karaoke costume party of course!

Yoshi (Billy) and Wario!

Billy has quite the sense of humor and made us all dress up and act like fools....at a biker bar.

(Poppa's Pub in Va beach, a chill place to have a good time, karaoke and play pool. Find out more here: http://www.poppaspubvb.com/)

Lucky for us we're pretty awesome so the bikers and cowboys didn't mind, and we all had a pretty fantastic time. Look! even Tiger Woods and a Ninja Turtle showed up!

I rocked my thrifted mobster clothes and hung out with the cutest cowgirl I know.

There was karaoke...

And all kinds of tomfoolery..

And even a rousing goodbye speech and a group photo to remember us all by.

And the tomfoolery recommenced until the wee hours of the morning.

And that, is how a sailor says goodbye to his friends and this way of life and prepares himself for a new way of life and new friends.....but never forgetting the old ones, of course!

We're gonna miss you Billy! Fair winds and following seas and may your future be filled with successful open mic nights!