Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eat | Drink | Play: Dinner At Philippe Chow

It feels like it's been forever. I've been uber sick as of late which took a toll on my blogging. I took these pics last time I met Lo for dinner, but didn't get a chance to upload them till now.
Lo and I made our way to Philippe Chow for a end of the year recap. We got together to discuss how we felt about this year, and what we can do to make next year even better. We have both pushed each other beyond the limits of what we thought was possible, and as a result we definitely feel we have evolved since our first "grind session" a little over a year ago. This year we're claiming more clarity, freedom, and continued blessings.
I wore some sort of tutu dress with a slouchy, scalloped sequined tank I picked up at Max Azria
Forgive the crappy pic quality. We were taking pictures in the ladies room, and the lighting was pretty awful. 
Lo wore an all black number with a belt I hope she gives to me... lol 
We both had the Beef & Broccoli; the beef in this dish are tender pieces of Fillet Mignon 
If you love a good cocktail, you have to try the Philliptini - It's sweet, with a bit of a kick. - I curled my hair in gigantic curls using a 2'' barrel curling iron, then I set them on large rollers for about 20 minutes. This creates bouncy curls with a little bit of volume. 
Lo did a Bantu Knot out for a change of pace from the straight hair. She uses Bantu Knots in lieu of heat in between styling visits! 

I'm catching up on posts today, so check back for the remainder of the product recommendations + regimen posts, and info re the first giveaway! 

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71 comments:

  1. You are SO BEAUTIFUL that its crazy !

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  2. the tutu dress!!! wow, that is just awesome, I want a tutu :D you ladies stay fly!

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  3. I love your make-up what did you do for this look?

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  4. i checked your blog 30 times since your last post i m glad you posted something new i was having withdrawals :-) you guys look amazing!!i want frieds like you , everytime i see you guysi think omg i would love to hang out with them !you guys are so uplifting nothig like the ppl with the draining energy that you meet one a dayli basis

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  5. I've been dying to go to Philippe Chow for like 2 yrs now. I think his restaurant in NYC is on Madison. I'm so gonna try it out. It look like you gals had a blast! That's AWESOME!!! I love seeing people happy and having fun. Especially in these times. Congrats on a successful 2010, and may God multiply your blessings, fortune, and happiness this year! Be blessed and encouraged!!! BTW... I'm TOO in love with your blog!!!

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  6. ditto @ lamiss. did the same. really sorry you were sick, but so good to see you back.

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  7. Glad to know you're feeling better. I was sick myself last week, so I know what you were going through. That food looks so delicious,and you ladies were rocking those 'fits well.

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  8. Cute post!!! Lo's hair is looking good!!! How long has she been natural now, her hair has grown!!!!

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  9. You are glowing in the first pic! Cute top & Lo's dress! Hope you're feeling better.

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  10. Glad to hear you're feeling better! It's nice to see a new post; I have been doing a little blog-stalking as well, LOL. Can't wait to read more regimen posts!

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  11. SO glad to see u back loool
    as usual LO and u looking gorgeousss

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  12. When Lo gives you the belt, can you send me the dress?? And that beef and brocolli looks and sounds scrump-dilly-ump-tious!!
    Kay

    www.lovenwright.blogspot.com
    hair .|. finance .|. womanhood

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  13. You two look gorgeous. I love the tutu and tank.

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  14. lol, happy new year and glad to see you back...i was also wondering where you were, hoping all was okay. hope you feel better soon!

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  15. happy new year and hope you feel better soon

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  16. Yeah! So glad you’re back. I’ve been missing my daily dose of your blog. As always, you guys look amazing. Love the tutu! You are so giving us Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City. Keep bringing it!

    P.S. Glad you’re feeling better.

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  17. I absolutely love that dress. You make me want to take more risks with my wardrobe. After I have this little one that's "baking" and get my shape back I'm hitting the thrift stores! Well it'll probably be before then. :)

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  18. You and Lo are adorable! Happy 2011!

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  19. Only you know how to rock a tutu! Lo is soooo beautiful!

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  20. I too was checking for the daily moptop blog post! I love your spirit and style! you dont come off cocky or arrogant like some other bloggers ive seen! you beauty radiates from within! Keep you the good work! Oh!!! and thanks for referring us to From Nature With Love...I've ordered several products from them and have been completely satisfied!!!

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  21. You both look marvelous darlings...lol. You are both so fly! Love it.

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  22. Welcome back - missed your posts - beautiful as usual

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  23. Welcome back! Missed ya! Did Lo relax her hair?

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  24. Welcome back! Missed ya! Hey, nice top! It's so sparkly!

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  25. Love the pink lip stick color, you must tell :-)

    divaboutiques.blogspot.com

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  26. the nude fishnets paired with the skirt are amazing. I've been wanting to try nude but was hesitant about how it would look on brown skin. ANd now I see - Gorg.

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  27. Happy New Year! You two look lovely! I also did the same by thinking about the past year, and what I hope to accomplish this year. Best of luck and I wish you positivity and success in 2011!

    -Kris

    http://thekrisbliss.blogspot.com

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  28. OMGosh...I want friends like you both. That is one of wish; hopefully in this new year. What makes your friendship look so blessed is that you guy both are filled with ambition and working with each to get there. That's beautiful. Not much black women run into friendships like that. BTW I love LO's dress...very nice

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  29. Love your outfit, definitely will be putting something similar together.

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  30. Lo is just adorable. You two are too fly for your own good.

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  31. I LOVE your nude lipstick. I've been trying to find a good shade for brown skin. What brand/color is it?

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  32. I absolutely love the tutu! Happy New Years ladies!

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  33. First, Happy 2011! Second, love the looks and the glow both you and Lo are rocking. Third, who makes the watch (I'm REALLY into watches lately) and the lipstick? I was doing the same as others, checking a few times a day for the new 2011 posts, LOL. In the months since I found your blog, it has become one of my daily go-to sites and I am glad all of us are going to have a prosperous, joy-filled year in 2011!

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  34. You both look gorgeous! Happy New Year and continued success in 2011. So glad you started your blog. Your drive, style and life philosophy have all really inspired me.

    Now product questions. LOL. I've been looking for cuff similar to Lo's forever. Can you check where she picked them up?

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  35. Moptop- What kind of watch is that? I. love. it!! it soo cute. Love your outfit as well! happy new year chica

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  36. Your outfit is wonderful!
    I really miss Lo's blog. You guys look great!

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  37. The food looks delish!!

    THLB
    www.tryharderlivebetter.com

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  38. First, I must say you girls look gorgeous!!! (But that's nothing new!)

    I have a question regarding Lo's bantu knot out. Whenever my hair is pressed I can never get it to stay in knots because it is far too slippery and silky.

    If she used any at all, would you happen to know what product Lo used on her hair when she did the bantu knots?


    xox,
    http://fdressing.blogspot.com

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  39. Glad you're posting again and Happy New Year.

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  40. I absolutely love Philippe Chow!! and you ladies look great of course! Look forward to reading more posts soon!

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  41. Ah! I love both of your hair! (is that grammatically correct?) I've never seen lo's straight hair... it is glamorous.. and you were looking very glam that night as well.

    I hope you guys had fun!

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  42. Just wanted to say how good you ladies look, and hope this new year will be prosperous and wonderful for you both. Feel better soon, stay beautiful Nikole,and Lo,I'm luving your hair, and that outfit!!!

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  43. I am in love with your outfit. Do tell, where did you get the top, shoes, make-up! details, details!!

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  44. Nikole,

    Where did you get your shoes? They're so pretty. I like the lip color, too. I've started experimenting with color lately, and that looks like one I'd try!

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  45. I've missed your posts! Love your hair straight, love Lo's bantu knots and her pink lipstick! You guys are beautiful!
    Tammy G
    curlychics.blogspot.com

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  46. For similar Tutu copy & paste in address: http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4483307&cp=&searchId=53851988523&filter=yes&keywords=tutu+skirt&parentPage=search&searchId=53852255213

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  47. I can't believe you ladies, don't you do Internet searches or look at the fashion magazines to get an idea of what styles you like and that look good on you. Also, there's a whole 'nother world on the Internet to check out fashions! Go visit your local dept stores to window shop and try on things. And how is it that you don't know about makeup colors (go visit the MAC counter or Sephora store and talk with and let the makeup artist help you (both are also online). Why is it you fawn over one person who no doubt employed these various ideas and use it to her advantage. You ladies too can be like Moptop, if you just put forth the effort!

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  48. Happy New Years ladies!! Nik we can trade my belt for your tutu, I am still trying to find a way to sneak it from you!

    @Denia I experienced the same issue with my hair slipping, do you secure your ends with bobby pins? This helped me tremendously, for strands that slip through the bobby pin I just leave more hair out and use another bobby pin to secure that. Also, I prefer smaller bobby pins to grab my ends and keep them secure. I put a silk scarf and satin bonnet over my knots as well to make sure they stay secure. I hope that helps!

    @ Anonymous

    I got my cuffs from Forever 21! I got them pretty recently so you may be able to come across a pair, good luck!

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  49. The two of you remind me of myself and my best friend Misha'el. When we were living in L.A. (she's still there) we would meet eachother for dinner, go out, shopping and push and encourage eachother. We're still doing it 3000 miles apart but of course we dont get to hang as often.

    Every girl needs a friend like you have in Lo and as I have in Misha.

    You two ladies look gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    www.pretty-girl-rock.com

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  50. I love love looooooove you outfit!

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  51. I love your look!!!! Its really stunning!

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  52. You look gorgeous! Happy New Year :)

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  53. Great outfit! I have decided to go on the healthy hair regimen. Wish me luck!
    humanityisbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  54. ... you are still sick, huh? Man, oh man! I am praying for you! Get well soon. I really hope you are okay... seriously, feel better!

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  55. What lens do you shoot with?

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  56. you & Lo look awesome! and I'm loving the adult tutu! so creative!

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  57. really nice...

    http://avec-scocia.blogspot.com/

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  58. Yay! Perfect timing I was feeling old with the ever-growing greys and I didn't want to loose one strand from over processing..(I'm taking the challenge) and well I've been obsessing about every strand that comes out. Thank you Thank you thank you for a beautiful alternative for my black hair.

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  59. Happy New Years ladies....Hi Nik, I need help!! I've been natural for about 6 years but after flat ironing, coloring and blow drying I've had to do the big chop numerous time. I've really fallen off as far as taking care of my hair. I need a jump start. I'm a bit overwhelmed after reading about all the products to try to rid my hair of it's damage. I need a 1, 2, 3, step to get me going. What should I do. I have type 3c/4a hair. My hair is really brittle and short at the crown and straight and long in the front. I'm currently using Kera Care Dry and itchy scalp shampoo and Miss Jessies Rapid Recovery Treatment. I usually moisturize my hair with Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme. Please give me your best steps to get my hair back in tip top shape.....thanking you in advance.

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  60. beautiful ladies enjoying the night, I love your tutu, its adorable.

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  61. You and Lo's hair looks absolutely gorgeous!! You two are so fabulous!! What a blessing to have such a great friend who seems to understand so much of you.

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  62. And Lo's eye makeup is gorgeous! Your eye liner really brings out your eyes!

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  63. Love the tutu dress.
    http://junglebarbie.blogspot.com
    Syn

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  64. You two are adorable. Glad you're feeling better.

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  65. Moptop, where are you? I think this is the longest you've been without a post! Hope everything is ok with you. We miss yoooou!!!!

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  66. both of u girl look amazing!!!:) i found your blog today on bloglovin,and what a nice surprise-it's a fantastic one!:) i hope u'll be back in the blog world soon!:) btw i have started to follow u,on bloglovin and google as well!:)
    xoxoxox
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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