Love Adventure

By Daisha Perez

Imagine a never ending vacation taking place in extraordinary locations  from the United States to Japan with your perfect mate and unlimited funds.

This fantasy vacation may  sound too good to be true but this is my idea of the greatest adventure and that is the adventure of love.

This vacation is ideal because it will be full of  intimacy, discovery, compassion, trial, understanding, and exploration.  There is no point to such a life changing experiences without being able to share it with that special someone who you plan to spend the rest of your life with. The perfect fantasy vacation is a getaway from reality where you and your lover can become one, migrating from continent to continent in search of beauty, culture, and love in earth crevice. With that one person by your side you need nothing else but to fall in love over and over again in a different place, at a different time everyday. Take pictures with the pyramids of Egypt, eat spaghetti in Rome, share a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower, relax on the beaches of Puerto Rico, Shop the streets of Tokyo, sight see in the Outbacks of Australia, and discover the creatures that inhabit the African Safari. Each night you would make love to the sounds of your surrounding culture and reflect on our daily activities; the people you met, the foods you ate, the things you saw.  The perfect setting for the greatest love story never told. I hope to one day travel with my soul mate (if I ever find him) to every destination on earth and share moments that only he and I will recall. Home is where the heart is and as long as I am with my love, I will be home.

Transplanted Working Dude on a Budget

by Heidi

A great guy pal of mine is now in town from Los Angeles.  He’s shooting a new television series for a cable channel and he’s living here temporarily for the next few months.  He already has a house in Los Angeles that a pal of his from New York is staying at since he’s shooting in Los Angeles.  My pal Mitch is a single guy and a house swap with his mate isn’t possible as his mate is married with a kid.  So Mitch is here in NYC on somewhat of a budget coz it’s not easy to have homes in both Los Angeles and New York.

The writing office for Mitch’s series is located in Tribeca.  The production office is located in Brooklyn.  Mitch has sublet a furnished one bedroom apartment, complete with linens, kitchenware, wi-fi and a gym, in a brand new building on the water at the Seaport.  He has easy access to the subway so he can easily jockey between Brooklyn and Tribeca.

Mitch went to film school at NYU so he’s a die-hard NYC fan.  Whereas he’s made movies and television shows all over the world (South Africa, India, Europe, America, Canada, South America) he’s quite psyched about being back in NYC for a few months.

Mitch had a credit on an online dating site so he’s cranked his membership back up and is wine-ing and dining a few lucky ladies.  He’s doing most of his dinnering in Brooklyn as he’s found many more options to fit his pocketbook.  He tells me Williamsburg is teeming with fantastic frugal finds.

He’s reacquainting himself with his old stomping grounds and has taken advantage of the great weather to walk the city–top to tail.  Central Park, The Highline, Meatpacking district (which he remembers when it was just slaughterhouses down there) have all been on his path.

Mitch is an entertainment freak so he’s taking advantage of what’s on Broadway by buying discounted theater tickets.  Also, catching a movie before noon enables you to a $7.00 ticket versus $13.50.

It would be great if you have any more ideas for a transplanted working dude on a budget if you’d share them here.  Mitch is great fun to hang with and I’ll be sure to pass all ideas along when I see him next!  Thanks, in advance, on his behalf!

Romancing on a Budget: 5 Affordable date ideas to sweep your lady off her feet BY Fantasia

Everyone has a habit of always trying to find a way to save money these days, even when it comes to dating. If you and your special love one are trying to stay on a budget, there are plenty of ways to do so while keeping the romance alive. Today I will be sharing some romantic and fun ways to save money and spend sometime with your love one without thinking about money.

We have all asked ourselves the question, “Where should I take her/him?” Often times we find ourselves complicating on where exactly we should go. The reason why we get stump is for two reasons; we are thinking about the perfect place to go and we are budgeting out the fees along the way.  Still wanting to impress your love one, you would do anything to stretch your budget beyond what is normally affordable for us.

REALITY CHECK! In reality we don’t need to spend a lot of money to impress our significant others or our new date. Let’s be creative! When planning a romantic date or outing think outside the box and perhaps around the corner a bit. Allowing yourself to be creative can earn you more kisses and hugs then what you expect. Stop thinking about the 5star restaurants  and learn how to cook a romantic candle lit dinner.  I am going to guide you in the right direction with some affordable tips and ideas on how  Are you ready for some idea’s on how to have an affordable and fun time out.

IDEAS:

Dinner and a Movie
1. Go out for pizza — ask them to cut the pie into the shape of a heart.

2. Try live entertainment, such as a band at a local bar, instead of a movie. (NEW YORKER’s GREAT LOCATIONS TO GO: The Downtown area and the East Village)

3. Pick a TV show, get a season’s worth on DVD and make a running date to watch it together every night over some delicious popcorn.

4. Cook a candle lite dinner and then a movie to follow, while cuddling up under a blanket. 

5. Try brunch and a matinee; fancy restaurants are way more affordable in the a.m.

Have some other ideas? Feel free to share them by tweeting me at @FantasiaNYC! I hope to hear from you soon!

Written By: Fantasia Hunt

 

CUFFING SESSION EXCLUSIVE: The Dos and Don’ts of getting the guy before the winter season by Fantasia

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian joint photoshoot for GQ April 2009

As the fall weather begins to crisper, we ladies are going to need someone to keep us warm at night. Ladies, it’s that time of year again: Cuffing Season. During the Fall and Winter months people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves along with the rest of the world desiring to be “Cuffed” or tied down by a serious relationship. The cold weather and prolonged indoor activity causes singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed, which is known as Cuffing Season.

To ensure that you have the most enjoyable and fulfilling experience throughout this season’s festivities, I advise that you enter equipped with a clear understanding of the Do’s and Dont’s of the procedures to get ‘Mr. Perfect.’

Ready? Let’s begin with the basics.

Cuddle.

The Dos:
DO let him know your boundaries.
DO find somebody that you get along with.
DO know what you are getting into.
DO continue to be a happy, independent woman.
DO be prepared to put in work.

The Don’ts:
When it comes to cuffing season, DON’T worry about labels.
DON’T try to hard to impress.
DON’T move too fast and get comfy.
DON’T use texting to discuss your relationship.
DON’T compare your cuffing buddy with your ex.
DON’T pretend your relationship is something more than it really is.
Do you actually participate in cuffing season, Dolls? If so, how do you prep for it?

Tweet me your answers at @FantasiaNYC

Written By: Fantasia Hunt