Exclusive Necklace Giveway!

Hi everyone!

I've teamed up with The Savvy Heart to give away this necklace, of your choice- in black or white, to one lucky winner! The onyx stone and spike details make it classic and edgy. Perfect for dressing up or down. Take a look at how irresistibly gorgeous they are!

To enter, you first and foremost have to have an Instagram account. Please go to my Instagram and follow further details! Only 3 simple rules: a like, 2 follows and 2 tags to win!

The winner will be contacted directly through private message on Instagram this Friday (9/25/15)!

The winner will also receive a polishing cloth and an exclusive promo code of 15% off toward an online purchase! Please go and enter now! :)

Here is a little preview for tomorrow's blog! Tuesday's post will include an OOTD, graffiti and of course, strolling around with my main furry squeeze, MaQ Attack!

Got a question? Feel free to leave something down in the comment box! We can't wait to announce the winner to this gorgeous piece of jewelry!

Have a great Monday!

Love & xx's,

maQ + suz



Monday: Coffee & Treats



Hey ya'll!

Today's going to be a hot one here in New York City! But first, coffee! I decided to take an early morning stroll for my caffeine pick-me-up and treats with the pooch. maQ loves to go anywhere with me, and since I was craving for biscotti, off to Little Italy we went!

I love heading down there because there's always so much graffiti art to check out. Right now, there's the #100gatesproject going on. Check it out, it's everywhere- especially in the Lower East Side section. Today we ran into Indie184's work in 'full force' and Harif Guzman's Haculla faces. Of course, we stopped for photos. :)

I can't even remember the last time I had a cappuccino! I'm mostly drink coffee at home with some sugar and creamer, but today I was really wanted something different. And since I don't have an espresso machine to make one, it was even more reason to get out and get some goodies!

We stopped at Cafe Roma, on the corner of Mott and Broome St, and sat outside and people-watched. Of course there are always the tourists near that area, taking photos non-stop and always looking up. And then there's those who are off to work, to hustle and grind. So many bicyclists. maQ loves to watch but mostly loves the attention he receives while chillin' on the sidewalk. Not everyone adores him though. Some are afraid, even petrified enough to cross the street, just to avoid my 'big bad wolf.' Even when encouraging some he is more than friendly, they still don't want to take that risk. Understandable. And I'm always respectful of this. He is a definite breed ambassador, and has changed the minds of some people he's met. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, and maQ's can definitely make you think twice about dogs. I mean, really, he's just a big ole pussycat! He's the best with children, super gentle and extremely affectionate. <3

I really enjoyed their chocolate biscotti. Sometimes biscotti can be bland or also be too almondy, but this was so delish! Might I add, the little dash of cinnamon on my cappuccino was like the icing on the cake! Everything was so good. Up until I could literally feel the air thickening- the humidity was setting in, so it was time to head back home!

Lastly, I leave you with my Monday Suzism.

We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.
— Jonathan Gottschall

Keep it cool, kiddies. Back to the writing. We hope you have a wonderful week!

Love & xx's,

maq + suz


Sneak Peek from last week's shoot!

Image великолепный!!!

Here is a little sneak peek of the amazingly talented, striking ballet dancer we shot last week!!

What a face! More to come..! Stay tuned. <3

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Turkey Gumbo

Hey Everyone! With all that leftover turkey from this year's Thanksgiving I knew I had to do a totally yummy leftover recipe - and what better leftover than something from the south? ;)

It's what's for dinner this week!


Gather up some kielbasa, bell pepper (I used green), celery, white onion, couple cloves of garlic. Chop everything else up except the garlic - this we mince :)


Next, in a big pot on medium heat, stir in butter with flour every 30 seconds for 10 minutes until the mixture turns into a peanut butter-like color.




Add everything from the first step including some diced tomatoes (canned is okay), along with a bay leaf, and some oregano & thyme.


Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 1 hour.


Lookin' good! :)


After an hour, put in some sliced okra.


Cook the okra for a couple of minutes, in the meantime shred the leftover turkey meat.


Add into the pot!


Add some white rice into a bowl, then serve gumbo on top.


And there you have it folks! A simple but delicious fixer-upper of your turkey leftovers!

Stay tuned for next's weeks: It's What's For Dinner Part 8!

<3 Suz

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