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Well after recovering from a wonderful weekend in New England and NYC and a sickness that felt like the 8th plague – I am so excited to final share with you pictures and a recap of a great event I got to attend in my favorite city in the world with @46NYC.
Deciding on an outfit for this occasion was no easy feat as I was going to be in the company of some of bachelor/bachelorette’s finest and friends from the NYC area. Let’s just say Michelle Money had on some awesome yellow stilettos! After finally settling on black pants and a leopard top for an acoustics session by The CAB at NYC’s Webster Hall – I ventured down to the famous 3rd and 11th street venue to support the Faulkner family to bring Ryan home with old and new friends Robyn, Jenna, Jen, Jaclyn and Lizzie.
For some colorful background:
46NYC is a New York based charity run with heart and passion by Graham Bunn, Hal Kivette and John McGinn. I had the pleasure of meeting Graham and Hal and was so impressed by their candor, compassion and honesty dedicated to helping causes that would maybe otherwise be overlooked; shedding light on some of the biggest issues facing our world and how we as a younger group can make a difference and really feel its impact down to a family living on our own soil – just like the Faulkner’s.
Packing I am convinced is an art form I will never master. Not only am I severe over-packer for some reason I find that drinking wine and talking to friends is going to lead to a productive laundry packing session. TBD whether or not I will have a fabulous outfit to wear to a great event on Friday in NYC with good friends – it could combine some form of neon and print in which case hipster chic may be completely fine at a Concert with The Cab.
I have been getting a lot of inquiries lately about what this “event” is that I am attending on Friday at Webster Hall in NYC and I can tell you it’s with an organization dedicated to great work. #46NYC is a “classic brand” serving some of the greatest hardships in today’s global society, from disease to abuse and poverty and committed to giving back in not only a fashionable way but while engaged in fellowship to bring awareness to these challenges.
One thing about this organization that strikes a chord with me is their commitment to connectedness to help the cause. Social Media channels fueled by the influencers behind this organization have garnered a network spanning cities all over the United States to support multiple causes. This group has served each cause connecting with the local community to bring outsiders in for these special occasions. I have been very lucky this community has welcomed me with open arms and look forward to spending time getting to know them.
For more details on the event click here: 4.6.12 Concert For Ryan
There are still tickets left if you’re going to be in the NYC area this weekend – Join us and help bring Ryan Home! Click here to purchase
Ever wonder what it would be like to live alone – is it really as great as people say or will you be forgotten about living in your own space? Well I gave TheOverAnalyst.Net my Top 10 ways to navigate autonomous living – trust me you’ll want to look forward to these! Check out my contributor article later today on TheOverAnalyst.Net!
More to come…
It’s been a really great and busy week this week. I have been preparing for new roles – taking on new projects and finding the silver lining to some clouds that were looming. So to spread the Friday cheer see some of my favorite things that helped me laugh all the way through this week – I hope they bring a smile! Happy Fun Friday!
After collaboration with my friend Jenna Burke at TheOverAnalyst.net I will be signing on as the newest lifestyle contributor to help Jenna reach her audience with the many adventures and musings of the life of a 20-something.
I can’t thank Jenna enough for such a great opportunity and can’t wait to learn from her how to bring my writing to life and bring it “outside the box!” If you haven’t already checked it out venture over to TheOverAnalyst.net – I think some of you may recognize her! (wink! wink!)
I love getting feedback from you all so E-mail us at ThePlistBlog@gmail.com if you have any ideas you want me to explore here at The P-List or some fodder for outside the box thinking at The Over-Analyst! I am so thankful to have such a great following and can’t wait to get the ball rolling!
I have a feeling there are some more great changes coming to the P-List so keep checking back and I will make sure to keep you posted….
It’s so easy to do a potluck dinner but sometimes getting three or four friends together for a warm summer patio meal is exactly what I want to wind down the weekend and get ready for a busy week ahead. Yesterday two of my good friends and I decided to cook a Sunday dinner fully equipped with steak potatoes and some good southern spinach. (We are in Dallas after all!)
Start by all going to the grocery store together – assign one person a side, main course, salad etc. make them responsible for that part of the meal – everything from preparation to plating. I had the easy task of potatoes – I chose one of my mother’s easy recipes – roasted rosemary and garlic bluet potatoes. Not only does it offer great plate color but add that on top of a great steak (cooked by the man friend of course) and a spinach side – we certainly had the makings of a good meal.
It may seem like to many cooks are in the kitchen but we managed just fine with plenty of counter space – my advice – claim your spot and stick to it! New Yorker’s best of luck to you and your small kitchen’s us Dallas-ites believe in wide open space J
You can find the recipes for our sides and wine pairings below – As for the steak get the man to make the meat!
Last week our May 2012 Bachelorette Emily Maynard started filming her season in Charlotte, NC. To clarify we are not going to spoil the season like Reality Steve – but with eyes and ears on the ground in Charlotte – it would be wrong of us to not share with you the man candy that are Emily’s men for this upcoming season of the Bachelorette. We all know that 1. Emily is gorgeous – ipso facto – it’s going to be the battle of the man candy for those who want to “guard and protect her heart.” (Kasey Kahl we miss you – can you tell?). 2. She has the most adorable daughter – so, this pint size blonde comes with strings attached so we can only hope that the men vying for her heart are ready to take on the father role. Without further ado – After some digging here are the first five:
Ryan Bowers – 31, Evans, Georgia
He’s tall and REALLY good looking ladies. Born in Newport, CA rumored 6’ 1”
Jef Holm – Pleasant Grove, Utah
This bad boy humanitarian (CEO of People Water) could clearly be producer Cassie Lambert’s favorite as initiatives for clean and water collide. More to come – but I am seeing a little @WillamFHolman style smile in that picture!
Doug Clergett – 33, Tacoma, Washington
Careful girls this one may be in it for the long haul with these credentials. The 33-year-old father is a commercial real estate smart-man with a masters from Wharton School of Business. The avid community activist on school boards and health foundations is an Assoc. VP at Seattle based Kidder Matthews.
Aaron Martell – 37, Nova Scotia
We don’t know much about this international looker – but what we do know is he did spend some of his childhood in Sydney. This is either going to be quite the battle of sexy accents or a really bad case of lost in translation.
Well we will keep an eye out for this wannabe reality TV star that was linked to designer Lauren Jones and supposedly pitched a reality TV show called “Chasin’ Dreams with Lauren and Travis.” Maybe @TyBrownMusic (2001 Mississippi State Graduate) can shed some light on his fellow Bulldog 2004 classmate?
Spotting any favorites so far? I think I may have 1 or 2… We shall see how it pans out #bachelornation fans and if we come across any more of Emily Maynard’s Suitors!
Words can’t express our mild remorse for hammering away at your two-headed decisions all season. Which is why after your last blog post to people magazine and your tweets, we have decided to take a hiatus of bad bachelor blogging and making fun of your now re-engaged fiancé (unless she joins dancing with the stars – in which case the above is null and void… we kid). We wanted to write you our own heartfelt note of fun and let you know you have been a good sport – we have taken our jabs and pokes and we appreciate your seeing the fun and light at the end of the tunnel – just as you did with Ms. Courtney. In one last hurrah before we start being friends, we thought we should talk about what you wrote in your last post. Communication matters, Ben, and I think we need to talk it out.
First thing’s first – we didn’t think your hair looked like a water buffalo – we were channeling more of a cute, hairy monkey – your hair is nice and straight and your face resembles more of a cute seal than a water buffalo. However, your picture on your People Mag blog is rather dapper (admire above) – you are quite stylish Mr. Flajnik. I see you may have a future in sock designing with Mr. Rob Kardashian, who we absolutely adore.
But in all honestly, after all the bashing and tongue lashing you received from those mean, mean tabloids, you said the things that America didn’t deserve to hear in your last blog post. Some highlights:
(On Lindzi) – “My hope for us was that she would have continued to stay open with me, but every time we got close to really falling deeply in love, she retracted. I couldn’t take the risk of that happening during a relationship after the show, especially after everything I have already been through.”
(On being rejected by Ashley Hebert) – “I now look back on my experience on The Bachelorette and realize how difficult a time Ashley had, and respect her decisions to this day.”
(On his relationship with Courtney) – “We have always been really good together; it was everything surrounding us that was a mess.”
(On the other women) – “I don’t harbor any negative feeling towards these women, and I hope the same for them towards me.”
I think the one thing that you were never given enough credit for is that you were always extremely self-aware in your relationships with these women. As we said in our finale recap – it seemed like you and Lindzi were always on a first date and the relationship seemed one-dimensional. You were a kid in a candy store with Courtney – clicking your heels in Switzerland and climbing “Machu Pichu” in Belize.
We wish you and the future Mrs. Flajnik the best of luck on your journey going forward – may there be good bangs, good booze, and no more goodbyes in your future! Keep us updated when it is time – hopefully we will see you back on the couch for an update with Chris Harrison talking “wedding plans” at the end of BP3!
All the best, your blogger friends,
Lauren and Lindsay
If you want more on the finale: check out Lindzi’s final vlog here: Lindzi Cox: The Bachelor Taught Me to Be a Better Dater